Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
Saint Francis deSales once said, “The same God who saw you through yesterday will see you through today.” The words of Francis echo the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel when he cautions us against needless worry: “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” Easier said than done. Worrying is useless, it is not productive, it is a distraction, but it is strong and pervasive. Worry can overtake the best of us at times. So what’s the solution?
Productive, focused activity is a wonderful antidote to worry. Productive activity will hopefully result in something after a certain amount of time and effort are expended. Focused activity is thought out ahead of time, evaluated and readjusted if necessary in order to be beneficial. So how does one begin such a process?
One very simple beginning is right before our eyes. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the forty day period of preparation for Easter. Please consult the Lenten Schedule in the bulletin and make it a point to begin Lent by coming to church on Ash Wednesday if you can. There are a variety of services and activities during Lent to help keep us focused and on track. Lenten resolutions, sacrifice, charitable deeds, and almsgiving are a part of it all too.
As Lent begins, may we pray to use these days to grow closer to God by bettering our lives and focusing more on the things that matter. May we work to remove worry and replace it with trust and hope!
Have a great week,
St. Anastasia School Home & School Association
Phabulous Philadelphia Fundraiser
Take a look at our online catalog where you will find a wide variety of exciting auction items! Then, make a bid. Remember, all proceeds will directly benefit our children, so don’t hold back! Please feel free to share this site with friends and family, all are welcome to support St. Annie’s.
We will be adding items everyday so be sure to check back and view the new exciting offers. Don’t see anything you want? Join us on March 8th for even more Phabulous silent & live auction items. Tickets are still available so make sure to get yours before they sell out.
Thank you in advance for your support in making this year’s auction a brilliant success!
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 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.