Religious Education Thanksgiving holiday cheer

The Religious Education Program has been busy bringing holiday cheer! For Thanksgiving, the program partnered with a FDNY firehouse in Jamaica to bring Thanksgiving meals to 30 families who use the food pantry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Jamaica. Each of our grades was tasked to bring a portion of the meal’s sides: canned vegetables, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, dessert. Some of our eighth grade confirmation students from the program and Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy helped in packing the meals into bags for distribution.

Our program also made Christmas and holiday cards with special messages for the residents of Brandywine Senior Living on Little Neck Parkway. The cards were given out at a special performance.

CYO Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year is Now Open

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year begins on June 19th. All registrations will be handled through our online system which can be accessed at:

Please note the registration close dates for the following sports:

  • Soccer – July 31st
  • Fall Track – July 31st
  • Basketball – September 5th
  • Soccer Clinic – September 15th
  • Basketball Clinic – October 15th
  • Swimming – November 1st
  • Baseball – March 1st
  • Flag Football – March 1st
  • Spring Track – March 31st

We strongly encourage everyone to register their children as soon as possible. Registration prior to the dates above do not guarantee a spot!!! We are capping the number of spots on each team (based on sport) and spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We are looking to avoid the situation of fielding teams with too many players, which leads to an unpleasant experience for the child and puts undue burden on our (volunteer) coaches. If there is excessive demand and enough time given to react, the CYO can field more than one team in an age group. In the event that we are able to accept a registration for a sport past the date above, a $25 late fee will be assessed.
Volunteer coaches are the lifeblood of our organization. As a thank you for this commitment, the enrollment fee for the child of the head coach in the sport coached is waived. This rebate will be issued at the beginning of the season.

If you have any questions about the online registration process or a specific sport, please contact us via email at:
The Saint Anastasia CYO Board

Welcome Director of Faith Formation, Rose!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Director of Faith Formation, Rose Ruesing.

Rose has taught in our Catholic Schools. She comes to us from a recent background of youth ministry and is presently a member of the Diocesan Confirmation Retreat Team. She has degrees from St. John’s University and is looking forward to working with Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy and the children and parents of our religious education program.

We wish her all the best and assure her of our prayers and support in her new ministry.

Bishop DiMarzio Suspends Distribution of the Precious Blood of Jesus Due to the severe Outbreak of the Flu

As you know this has been a bad flu season. Bishop DiMarzio has decided to take some steps to safeguard the People of God.

The Bishop has mandated that we not distribute the precious Blood to people at Mass. This suspension will be lifted upon conclusion of the flu season.

In addition, all are asked to exchange sign of peace by a bow to each other while saying “Peace be with you”. It is also strongly suggested that if you experience the flu that you not attend Mass until you are well again.

May the lord continue to bless you and grant us all good health!