We, the parishioners of Saint Anastasia, are a strong faith based community, grounded in more than a century of Catholic tradition rooted in worship and service. Compelled by the Good News of Jesus Christ, we are committed to growing in a deeper relationship with God and with one another. We strive to become a more vibrant parish by inspiring an atmosphere of belonging, of welcoming, and by promoting opportunities to share and spread our Catholic Faith, so that we may be more united as one parish community.
“We constantly need to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it.”
~ Pope Francis
In a few weeks you will have the opportunity to nominate persons to serve on the Parish Pastoral Council. You may be wondering, “What is a Pastoral Council?” and/or “What do they do?” Hopefully, this will answer some of your questions.
The work of a Parish Pastoral Council is to foster the participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church. It is a consultative body who advises and assists the Pastor in areas of pastoral concern. The Council works collaboratively to develop and recommend parish pastoral plans through consensus in an atmosphere of prayerful reflection. You have seen the results of some of the work of the Council: New Mission Statement, The Anastasian, the brochure eliciting feedback on the plans set forth by the council, an updated web site, a face book page, Constant Contact, a committee that welcomes new parishioners to our parish community. Would you or someone you know have a desire to work with others in continuing to carry forth the goals of the Parish Mission Statement? If so nominate them or yourself for the Pastoral Council. Consult the bulletin and the web in the next two weeks and do your part by participating in the Nomination Process.
A Pastoral Council consists of both elected and ex officio members. The present elected members are: Linda Cellucci, Mary Anne DeAngelo, Katie Downey, Jim Lake, Jim Murphy, Amy Posse, and Andy Semeister. The ex officio members are Father Colagreco, Father Kozak, Deacon Jim Dalton, Deacon Ted Raczkowski, Theresa Haggerty, and Sister Mary Barrar.