Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
The Gospel parable this week is one familiar to all of us. It is interesting to note that when the man going on the journey called in his servants, he gave each one something. True, they weren’t all given the same amount – some received more than the others. However, everybody got something. No one was excluded.
Life is unfair. Some people have more than others, some people get all the breaks. As the saying goes, “Sometimes you’re the bug. Sometimes you’re the windshield.” We can’t go through life lamenting the fact that things are not always equitable. The bottom line is that each and every one of us has been given gifts and talents in abundance. They may not seem like a lot, but it’s up to God to make the best of them. Monsignor Peter Cavallucci was a beloved pastor in Norristown, PA. who was known for a saying that he used at the conclusion of every sermon he gave, every blessing he imparted, every hospital room he visited.
Monsignor Cavallucci would say, “You do your best. God will do the rest.” In this simple saying is some solid theology, a great deal of wisdom, and a wonderful reminder of how to live. God has blessed us. May we not bury our talents, but rather use them to the best of our abilities. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem to be enough. God will pick up the slack.
Have a great week,
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.
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.
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 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.