St. Anastasia Parish

100The year 2015 is a special year for St. Anastasia Parish. It marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the parish. It is an occasion to celebrate. For 100 years St Anastasia parish has brought life, stability and excitement to the towns of Douglaston and Little Neck.

Lent 2017

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1st and concludes quietly and without ceremony in the late afternoon of Holy Thursday, April 13th, before the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. These six weeks of Lent are dedicated to a deeper conversion to Christ.

The Parish will offer the following opportunities to you:

A Time for Intercessory Prayer:

A Cross of “Human Need” will be set up in the entrance to the church on which parishioners can affix special prayer intentions they would like the parish to pray for during Lent.

A Time for Scripture Reading and Study:

Msgr. Ryan will be offering scripture study starting on March 6th. Meetings will take place on Mondays at 1:15 PM or at 7:30 PM in the parish center Chapel.

A Time to prepare for Baptism and Baptismal Renewal:

On Holy Saturday, 3 catechumens: Lisa Rivera, Ian Menara and Fatima Eltahan will be fully initiated in the Catholic Faith receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, Eucharist and confirmation at the Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15th. George Haberstumph will be received into Full Communion at the Vigil along with them.

A Time for Almsgiving:

There will be a noticeable box near Mary’s altar which will allow you to drop your supermarket gift cards for the purchase of food for poor families in our area. In addition the poor box collection will go to Food for the Poor and the N.Y.C. Rescue Mission.

A Time to Focus on the Suffering Christ:

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday evening at 7:30PM outdoors. All are asked to assemble in Fr. Smith Hall. The Spanish prayer group will celebrate the stations in Spanish every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the church. On Good Friday, at 11:00AM Spanish stations will be celebrated in the school yard followed by the seven last Words from the cross at 1:00 PM in the church. All are welcome.

A Time for Penance:

Individual Penance is offered every Saturday 4-4:30 PM. On Monday of Holy Week, April 10th confessions will be available from 3:00-5:00 PM and a communal penance will take place at 7:30 PM

A Time for Fasting:

All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

A Time for Abstinence:

All Catholics of 14 years of age and older are asked to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent.

Lenten Almsgiving

We will be collecting gift cards for supermarkets this year once again as a part of our Lenten almsgiving. This is going to be very specific: We ask if you would like to participate, please restrict your gift cards to these supermarkets: Stop and Shop, and Shoprite. (these supermarkets are convenient to those who will be helped by your donation of a card(s). There will be a box available in the church in which to drop the cards when you come to Mass or you may bring them to the rectory office.

We do not want non-perishable food left in the back of the chuch as is done at thanksgiving—this presents a problem of transport and extra maintenance supervision.

Your gift of food is appreciated in the form of a gift card and makes it much easier for those who receive it to buy the food they so desperately need.

Lenten Bible Study

Scripture Study for Lent 2017. The focus of Bible Study this Lent will be on the best known and most quoted part of the Gospel of Matthew, namely THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. In fact, it is the heart of Matthew’s Gospel. It is the most impressive sermon in all Christian history. Were a title to be given it, it could be “Life under the Reign of God”. Sessions will begin on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. The dates are: March 6, 13, 20,27 and April 3. They take place at the Parish Center located at 245 Street and Northern Blvd. They are given both in the afternoon from 1:15 – 2:30 pm and in the evening from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Participants can choose the most convenient time.

Monsignor Ryan welcomes all!

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