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!
Pack 153 is proud to announce that 12 scouts received the International Awareness Pin at the Catholic Committee on Scouting awards ceremony. Additionally, Ryan Hybner and Anthony Lino were awarded the Parvuli Dei Emblem. Joseph Garcia, Anthony Cespe and Kevin Asaro were awarded the The Light of Christ Emblem. Our boys truly demonstrate that a “scout is reverent”!
It’s fall and the family choir, handbell and adult choirs resume rehearsals. All are welcome!
Rehearsal at 9:15 AM
Sing at the 10:00 AM Mass
1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month
Rehearsals at 9:15 AM
Play at 10:00 AM Mass
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
Rehearsal at 11:15 AM
Sing at the 12:00 Noon Mass