JOIN THE CHOIRS!
There’s something for everyone – and every age – at St. Anastasia !
The ADULT CHOIR
Singing a range of music from great classics to spirituals, Bach to Broadway in beautiful harmony. Open to teens and adults. The ADULT CHOIR sings at the 12pm Mass each Sunday, as well as at a variety of concerts and Holydays throughout the year. Rehearsals are at 11:15am on Sunday mornings (before Mass), with evening rehearsals scheduled as needed before major events. Beginning September 14th.
The HANDBELL CHOIR
Open to all ages, ringing music to accompany Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. No musical experience necessary! Rehearsals are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:15am (before Mass). Begginning on September 28th.
The FAMILY CHOIR
Open to kids and their parents (and grandparents…and great grandparents!). Singing at the 10am Mass each Sunday, with rehearsals at 9:15am on Sunday (before Mass). Beginning on September 21.
ALL NEW! INSTRUMENTALISTS WANTED!
Do you play a musical instrument? Please join us on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 10am Mass as we join together our voices AND instruments in bringing Glory to God. Rehearsal will be held at 9:15am on the 1st Sunday of the month (before Mass). but you MUST come the week before to pick up your music and register so that we know who is coming. Experienced instrumentalists who can read music only, please. Beginning on October 5th – but please come September 28th to sign-up/pick up music.
Please see Stephanie Larkin in the Choir Loft any time or email email@example.com
photo credit: Spherical Bull
Congratulations to Troop 153’s newest Eagle Scouts! Alex Zseller, Matthew Cazilas, Evan Tsourtsoulas, Michael Tuffey and John Eckartz all earned their Eagle Rank during 2014. As part of their Eagle Scout Leadership Projects, these Scouts and troop provided service to a varied group of Eagle Project beneficiaries, which included Udall’s Cove, the Briarwood Shelter of the Salvation Army, New York Hospital – Queens, Little Neck –Douglaston Ambulance Corp, St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital, and the Queens Center for Progress.
Please contact our Chartered Organization Representative, Ms. Jamie Eckartz for more details on our program.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is a specialized ministry in the church. It is a graced way of serving another believer, helping the other to grow in intimacy with God and to live out the consequences of this intimacy. The Focus of a spiritual direction relationship is the directee’s experience of God and how communication happens between God and the directee. Trained spiritual directors have a background in ministry, communication skills, personality dynamics and various resources in prayer, spirituality and scripture. While some directors may be trained, pastoral or psychological counselors problem, solving or therapy is not the focus. Rather, both director and directee agree to meet regularly so that the directee might pay closer attention to God.
A Trained Director Helps You:
- be more aware of who God is for you
- to notice God’s movement in the events of your life, in your prayer
- to be able to talk about what your are experiencing
- to reverence and savor your experiences of God
- to be attentive to God’s invitations, urgings, confirmations
- to recognize resistances and roadblocks
- in the process of making choices that respond to God’s invitation
In spiritual direction, you are far more active than the director is, but you are also fully assisted by the loving attitude and attentiveness of the director.
In the coming weeks we will have more information on the subject of spiritual direction and it’s availability to our parishioners.
Congratulations to the St. Anastasia’s Girls PeeWee soccer team. The girls had an undefeated season.
They won their Championship game against St. Patrick’s 3 to 0. The girls had an amazing season.
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CYO Diocesan History was made Sunday 6/16 as two teams from the same parish competed for the championship in the girls soccer 5th/6th grade division. In a hard fought and competitive match, the 4th/5th grade Saint Anastasia girls defeated the 6th grade Saint Anastasia girls by a score of 3-1. Congratulations to our girls and coaches for making the parish proud. Below is a combined team photo of both teams celebrating after the match.
CYO registration is now open for next year. Please go to https://st-anastasia-cyo.sportssignup.com to access our online registration system. If you have questions about our programs, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Max H. Warshaw for being awarded the Highest Honor in Boy Scouts that of Eagle Scout. Max is a part of troop #153 who meet here at St. Anastasia. A hearty congratulations to you Max for all your hard work and to all those around you who have served as good examples!