Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,

Once again we are introduced to John – John the Baptist, John the strange man in the desert crying out to people to make straight their ways. I have said many times in church that whenever we hear the same message a few times in a row, God must think that we need to be reminded of something. What is John trying to tell you and me?

John knew that he came to testify to the truth and to the light. He himself wasn’t the light or the truth, he was simply heralding the one who was to come. We are not the truth, we are not the light, we are not the be-all and certainly not the end-all. May all that we do, in ways large and small, reflect the fact that we are simply the heralds of the Lord – we speak his truth, we proclaim his coming, we await his coming.

The rose candle is lit in the Advent wreath today. Do you know why? Instead of asking one of the priests about this, why not look it up? Gaudete would be a good word to begin your search.

Have a great week,

Fr. Colagreco

 

 


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.

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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. and then in December, the Confirmed 6th grade will join the meetings.

Here are the dates:  Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 18

Please click the icon below for a preview:

RESOLVE

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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.

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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.

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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 psalvucci7@aol.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.

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