Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
So many times when our intentions are devious we make fools of ourselves. We think we’re being clever trying to deceive someone, but all so often our words or actions give us way. Such it was in today’s Gospel story when the Pharisees tried to back Jesus into a corner. If he answered one way the anger of the civil authorities and those who disliked Jesus would have been fueled. If he answered another way the faith of his followers would have been tested and maybe undermined. Jesus must have shaken his head at their simplemindedness and the immaturity of their attack.
It doesn’t have to be one way or the other, he tells them. Give to God what is God’s and give to the government what is the government’s. Granted, this is easier said than done, especially in this day and age when we are so aware of our conscience rights and the increasing violation and deprivation of our religious liberties. We need to be informed about what is going on around us and involved in protecting what we owe to God. No one should tell us what we can or can’t do in giving to God his due.
History repeats itself. May we take to heart the need to give to God what is rightly God’s and not let anyone deprive us from doing so As we can see from the Gospel, it’s not the first time this issue arose, nor will it be the last.
Have a great week,
We had a wonderful turnout for the St. Francis blessing of the animals on Sunday, October 5th. Father Colagreco had us singing the Prayer of St. Francis and the animal joined in, too. We had dogs, cats, and guinea pigs. Please click the icon for pictures.
WHAT IS RESOLVE?
RESOLVE is our new middle-school youth group program.
Beginning in September, the 7th & 8th grade classes will meet once a month on a Monday night from 6:30-8:15 pm.
Here are the dates: Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 18
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Parish Summary of Operations
Please take a moment to review our Results Summary 2014 for the fiscal year ending June 30th. Thank you.
Malvern Retreat House
Please click here to view the Malvern Retreat Experience video. Malvern is the oldest and largest Catholic Retreat House offering Retreats for men, women, young adults and families.
Come, Spend Time with Jesus – Heart to heart!
Please stop by the St. Anastasia Chapel anytime for any length of time when the chapel is open: Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM September thru Mid- June. There are also empty time slots available. Please consider signing up for one or as many times that you wish to spend quiet time with Our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament by contacting Perpetua Salvucci at 610-359-9817; email email@example.com or click this Sign-Up Genius link.
Reserve time to be with Jesus to ensure that He is never left alone. Jesus is waiting for you!
To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration, please click this video link.