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.

Important Centennial Celebration News

Remember, the Centennial Raffle will continue throughout this Jubilee Year–a winner Every week.

More chances are available. Please stop by the rectory during office hours to pick them up.

If you participate in the weekly drawings, please return your raffle tickets to us. 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 are 51 more chances to win this year!

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.

Hispanic Heritage Prayer Group

The Spanish prayer group will meet every Thursday evening in the church at 7:30 PM. If you know of any parishioners who would like to pray in Spanish and join in prayer, inform them of this new group in our parish.

If you wish to try your Spanish on them here are the words:

“Grupo de oracion catolico Todos los jueves a los 7:30 PM, Iglesia Santa Anastasia 245 Street & Northern Blvd. Douglaston, Little Neck.”

Bienvenidos a todos!