Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
Every once in awhile the Lord blesses us with moments of affirmation. These are those rare instances where we know we have made the right choice in choosing our vocation, or when we clearly realize the blessings of parenthood, or perhaps when we can get a glimpse of what our role in life really is. These times are brief. They often come unannounced, but nevertheless, they are so encouraging and they give us the strength we need to keep going.
Peter, James and John experienced one of these moments when they witnessed Jesus’ Transfiguration. His clothes became dazzling white and the voice of the Father was heard. It couldn’t get any better than that! Their first instinct was to erect dwellings and stay right there. But, as we know, that wasn’t the plan of God. It was the will of God that they return with Jesus back down the mountain to continue his mission. Thus it is with us. We will never live in a land of complete elation. We’re not always going to walk in the clouds. There’s work to be done.
May we apply ourselves to the task at hand and take comfort and solace in those rare and precious moments when the Lord affirms us and gives us the encouragement we need to keep going. Life is not always easy, but may we remember we never walk alone and unaided, Jesus is at our side.
Have a great week,
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
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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 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.