Saint Anastasia Roman Catholic Church, Douglaston, New York. Est. 1915.

Parish Mission Statement:
To Proclaim the good news of Christ's love through our active involvement,
as a Parish community, in works of Charity, Faith, Worship and Justice.

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Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing of The Animals will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 11:00 AM. Please join us with your pets, on this wonderful Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Fall Bible Study: First & Second Kings

The Fall Series of Scripture Study with Monsignor Ryan will begin on Monday, October 20, 2014. In this season we will continue to study the historical books of the Old Testament: First & Second Kings. These Books include certain events that forever shaped Israel's history. They begin with the reign of King Solomon; continue with the division of Israel into two kingdoms; and conclude with the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian Empire. They include gripping tales and engaging personal stories. It is a fascinating period in biblical history.

Sessions begin on October 20th and continue on October 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24. All take place on Mondays. Sessions are held in the Parish Center on the corner of 245 St. and Northern Blvd. Participants can choose the 1:15 - 2:30 PM session or the evening session from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.

A text of the Books with commentary will be available. All are welcome!

Catholic High Schools Open Houses

Holy Cross
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, N.Y. 11358
Sunday, October 19, 2014 -1:00-4:00 PM
For information: call Mr. Giannuzzi (718) 886-7250 x558

St. Mary's H.S.
51 Clapham Avenue
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Info: (516) 627-2711 or
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Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011
(212) 924-7900
Saturday, October 18, 2014
1:00 -4:00PM

The Mary Louis Academy
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica Estates, N.Y. 11432
(718) 297-2120
Sunday October 19, 2014
10:00AM. -3:00PM
Last presentation -2:00 PM

St. Francis Preparatory School (grades 9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows, N.Y. 11365
(718) 423-8810
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Auditorium Presentations 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, & 3:30

Dominican Academy
44 East 68th Street
New York, N.Y. 10065
(212) 744-0195
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 AM-1:00 PM

Important Centennial Celebration News

The Centennial Celebration is almost upon us!

If you want to participate in the weekly drawings, please return your raffle tickets. You may return them in the collection basket at Sunday Mass, or by mail or to the rectory (the envelopes can be simply slipped through the mail slot!

There will be a winner every weekend starting Sunday, October 19th so get in on the fun!!!

Centennial Celebration: Holy Cross Cemetery Trip

In order for us to go ahead with plans for the trip to Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn on Saturday, November 1st we would like to get an idea of those who are interested in this trip so that we may plan for a bus and lunch. Please call the Rectory office if you are interested in attending (718) 631-4454.

Easy English Begins again for the Fall

Would you like to lose your accent, increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation or simply practice speaking English?

You can do all of that in a friendly, relaxed setting. Just drop in to one of the Saint Anastasia “Easy English” sessions on any Thursday afternoon at 1:15 PM. The classes are one and a half hours long and they're held in the Parish Center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 245th St. (Rev. John J. Gribbon Way).

The sessions are all free and there’s no pre-registration required Just show up and sign in. Everyone is welcome.

The classes will begin on Thursday September 24, 2014.

Get A Flu Shot - Keep Healthy!

St. Anastasia Parish Partnering with CVS Pharmacy will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in The Annex
Time: 12:00 Noon -3:00 pm
Please bring your insurance card along
Seniors need to bring their Medicare card along with them
Those who do not have insurance the cost of the flu Shot is: $31.99.

This is a wonderful convenience --a good thing to take advantage of for all to insure a healthy oncoming fall and winter Season--see you there!

October Healing Mass

Marian Healing Ministry
St. Anastasia Church
45-14 245th Street
Douglaston, N.Y. 11362

Healing Mass
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:00 PM – Rosary, Mass and Healing Service
For information, call (718) 631-4454.

A Harvest of Song and Praise

Queens Deanery #5 (formerly known as our Cluster), which is a collaboration of neighboring Catholic parishes, will be sponsoring "A Harvest of Song and Praise".
Sunday, October 26, 2014
3:00 PM
American Martyrs Church
79-43 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, N.Y. 11364
All are welcomed to a fine afternoon of Concert Music featuring the Parish Choirs and ensembles of Deanery #5 (Stephanie Larkin our Music Minister and St. Anastasia Choir will be included)
Light Refreshments will follow in the Sullivan Center
Elevator accessible
For more information please call (718) 464-4582

Queens Deanery #5
Our Lady of the Snows, American Martyrs, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Anastasia, St. Gregory the Great, St. Josaphat, St. Kevin, St. Robert Bellarmine

November Centennial Event

Save the Date and Purchase Your Tickets
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Second Event of St. Anastasia Centennial Year:

Join together as a parish community to honor our former Pastors buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn:

  • Rev. Francis J. Uleau (First Pastor), 1915-1916
  • Rev. John A. Bohag (Third Pastor), 1922-1945
  • Rev. William T. Smith (Fifth Pastor), 1967-1983

Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM in the Church celebrating the Feast of All Saints. Following Mass we will be boarding a Bus taking us to Holy Cross Cemetery, visiting the graves of these priests who served our parish and are forever a part of its rich history.

In order to be part of this wonderful event we ask for reservations, which we be taken no later than Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

The cost is: $25. per person which includes the cost of the Bus and a boxed lunch.

2015 Mass Book

It is Time once again to open the Mass Book for 2015. The opening will take place over 2 days:

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014: 1:00 - 4:00 PM - The Parish Center (Convent)
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014: 1:00 - 4:00 PM- The Parish Center (Convent)
Spiritual Direction

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.




Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?

Are you looking to complete initiation by receiving First Holy Communion? and/or Confirmation?

No matter what your reason might be for thinking about becoming Catholic or completing your initiation, our hope and prayer is that when God calls, you will respond.

Give us a call at (718) 225-5191. We are waiting to speak with you.

Catechism of the Catholic Church - Online Version


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