A hearty welcome to Father Caetano Fernandez. Fr. Fernandez is a Priest from India, who is currently studying in Rome. We are very happy to have him stay and spend the summer months with us here at St. Anastasia!
We rejoice-and joyously welcome Father Mark Bristol, recently ordained last Saturday, June 4th to St. Anastasia Parish. Father is 31 years old is a Brooklyn born native. The youngest of 4 children, he was born to immigrant parents from Guyana, South America. He discerned the call to the priesthood while serving in the U.S. Navy. He has been assigned for a period of five years, after which he will begin to serve as a Catholic Chaplin in the Navy.
In anticipation of the diocesan disbursal of some initial funds from Generations of Faith, St. Anastasia has begun work with the diocese on the following projects:
- Repairing the limestone on the columns and door panels of the church
- Refurbishing the front sacristy doors of the church
- Replacement of the boiler in the former convent
- Replacement of the air conditioning and heating elements in the rectory
The Diocese has not yet provided us with a disbursement date and so we can begin our projects only when they are approved and the money released.
We thank all of our parishioners who were so generous in their contributions to Generations of Faith.
We are pleased to announce that in the coming week we will be doing the next phase of the repairs on the stone work in front of the Church. This phase will include a special power washing and treatment of the front of the church ($17,950).
We also will be starting on Monday, June 20th the removal of the asbestos ($19, 250) in the convent boiler room so that we can then replace the original boiler with a new one
We are sable to do this work because of the initial returns from the five year pledges you made to the Generations of Faith campaign. Thank you for your generosity that has enabled us to begin fulfilling our campaign covenant.
We have good news about the needs we planned to address in our capital Campaign. This week, after the diocese released some of the initial funds, we started with our projects. Work has begun on the restoration of the limestone in front of the Church.
Next week, the refurbishment of the doors of the Church will be started, we are also preparing to replace the boiler in the convent with a new one that will use gas.
One of the projects on the list is the heating and cooling system in the Rectory. This project has become even more challenged by the demise of our hot water heater. The tank is an industrial size therefore incurring some additional expense.
Thank you to all our parishioners who by their backing of Generations of Faith have made us able to address these necessary projects.
On your marks… get set…
Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Intermediate soccer team. The Diocesan Fall Championship was finally claimed with a nail biting victory over Saint Francis De Sales of Rockaway in double overtime! Congratulations girls!
Easy English, the St. Anastasia program that helps people reach a level of comfort in speaking English has changed its weekly sessions from Thursday to Wednesday afternoons.
The one and a half hour classes are held each Wednesday at 1:15 PM in the Parish Center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 245th Street (Rev. John J. Gribbon Way).
If you would like to lose your accent, improve your pronunciation, or just practice speaking English, you can do that in a friendly, relaxed setting. Just drop in to the Parish Center any Wednesday. There is no charge and everyone is welcome!
St. Anastasia Parish
2015-2016 Academic Year
For your convenience we offer the following choices of registration for grades 1st through 8th Wednesday religious instruction classes:
- Grades 1 to 4: afternoons Wednesdays, 2:45 – 4:00 PM
- Grades 5 to 8: evenings Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
- For new students who have never attended our program in the past, In-Person Registration is important. Please send an email or call the above number with a convenient time for you. We will be happy to schedule an appointment.
- For those students who have been registered this past academic year, prefilled forms will be mailed to your home in during the month of July.
- Registration Forms and Information are also available online at any time.
Once we have received your registration, you will be receiving notification to confirm your request. In this mailing you will receive a calendar and early release – bus information if requested. This mailing will be made in early September 2015. Religious education classes do not begin until the last Wednesday of September.
40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s school reunion pictures from January 17, 2015.
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On January 10, 2015, Our Lady of Grace held the Squirt’s Division 2nd Annual Indoor Soccer tournament at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Several parishes throughout the diocese participated in the event. St. Anastasia’s second grade boys won the gold medal against very tough competition. Their soccer skills and sportsmanship throughout the event were commendable! Congratulations boys!
Second grade team with Head Coach Michael Conlon and Assistant Coach Cathleen Conlon.
Pictures of November 21, 2014, music concert: A Salute to the Last 100 Years.
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