Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
As we enter into this week we call Holy, may we do so with a sense of profound gratitude for all Jesus did for us and continues to do in our lives. With this realization may we make a point of doing a little bit more to develop our relationship with God. Come to one or all of the Holy Week liturgies. Turn off the computers and TVs for a few hours. Stop in church for a visit. Observe some quiet time as a family. Slow down.
When we hold the palm branches in our hands today and listen to the account of the Lord’s Passion, may we recall those people who first held palm branches when Jesus passed them on his way into Jerusalem. On Sunday they acclaimed him and joyously waved palm branches. By Thursday night they abandoned him. May we stand by him when it’s convenient and inconvenient, when it’s rewarding as well as when it’s challenging. After all, he never leaves us.
Join us at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (7:30 PM) when we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and Priesthood and when we enter the garden with the Lord and spend some quiet time to make ready for the events of Good Friday. On Good Friday we commemorate the Lord’s Passion. The solemn reading of the Passion. Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion is at 2:00 PM. Living Stations will be at 7:00 PM. Please come if you can. At the Easter Vigil (7:30 PM) the darkness that Good Friday casts upon the earth is lifted as the Easter Fire is lit and light once again enters our world. Water is blessed, new members join our church and we celebrate the New Birth that the Lord’s Resurrection brings to our lives.
Don’t miss out on the beauty of this week. Look at your schedule now and plan to make these holy days count.
Have a great week,
PREPARING FOR EASTER
Wednesday, April 16th
Daily Mass at 6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.
Evening of Recollection and Confessions 7:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday – April 17th
Mass of The Lord’s Supper At 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday – April 18th
Celebration of The Lord’s Passion at 2:00 p.m.
The Living Stations at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday – April 19th
Blessing of Easter Food at 3:00 p.m.
The Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday – April 20th
Masses at 6:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m.,
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon
Lenten Book Club
Parish Summary of Operations
Please take a moment to review our Summary of Operations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.