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.

Mondays During Lent: Knitting and Crocheting for Charity

If You Love to knit and crochet, please feel free to Join us for Lent to Help others.

For the Lenten Season on Monday Mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon there will be a group of Ladies meeting in the Convent who enjoy Knitting and Crocheting. All the items (Hats, scarves, mittens sweaters etc.) created will be donated to charity.

If You love to knit and /or crochet please feel free to join us!
Just show up no need to call in advance. A way to help others –this Lent and make new friends.

Opportunities for Inspirational Reading during Lent

Book Table for Lent!

Sisters & collaborators from the Daughters of St. Paul, whose mission in the Church is to evangelize through media, will visit St. Anastasia’s with a Lent-themed book & media display the weekend of Mar. 10 & 11.

Please Plan to stop and browse through Catholic books, Bibles, music, and movies for all age levels! This will take place after all the weekend Masses in the Parish Center.

Please come and visit!

The Word Made Flesh: Foreshadowed, Fulfilled, Forever!, A Parish Lenten Retreat

Monday, March 12th to Wednesday March 14th
After the 8:30 AM Mass and at 7:30 PM in the Church

March 12, 2018

The Human Longing for God, Israel proclaims, “He is Near!”

March 13, 2018

Jesus in the Gospels, Emmanuel proclaims, “He is Here!”

March 14, 2018

Jesus in the Church,
The Spirit proclaims,
“He is with us Always!”

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction Tuesday and Wednesday evening led by: Fr. Bristol and musical guest Alveris.

Father Richard Veras

Father Richard Veras was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York in 1996. Father Veras is currently the Director of Pastoral Formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary and the New York Chaplain for the Lay Ecclesial Movement Communion and Liberation. Though raised Catholic in the Bronx and on Long Island, Fr. Veras did not immerse himself in his faith until growing close to a group of Catholic students at Hofstra University, where he majored in American Literature and Communications. He worked as an advertising copywriter for a toy company after graduating, until a friend invited him to a meeting of a Catholic lay movement called Communion and Liberation. Communion and Liberation taught him that “when you encounter Christ, the point is not that you have to become a priest or a nun, but that you recognize the relevance of faith in every aspect of life — culture, art, science, family life, relationships and work. Fr. Veras is the author of three books: Jesus of Israel: Finding Christ in the Old Testament, Wisdom for Everyday Life From the Book of Revelation and The Word Made Flesh: Foreshadowed, Fulfilled, Forever. He is also a regular contributor to Magnificat magazine.


Alverlis is a Catholic songwriter, worship leader, newly wed and expectant mother born and raised in New York City. She picked up a guitar after she had a personal encounter with the Lord in her teenage years. Alverlis is passionate about music and songwriting as she feels that it is her way of sharing her experiences and love of the Lord with everyone. She often calls her music, pieces of her journal through song. Alverlis currently works closely with the Youth and Young Adult Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn as well as the Office of Vocations for the Diocese where she routinely leads worship during the Mass and Eucharistic devotions. You can find Alverlis’ music on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, I heart Radio as well as Catholic radio shows such as Catholic Playlist Show and Immaculate Heart Radio.

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 Church 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.

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!