Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
All of us, at one time or another, have experienced the unfairness of life. Those who rise to the top are sometimes not the most deserving or the most admirable people. I strive for excellence and mediocrity is rewarded. The person at work who does far less than I do gets the promotion and the raise. Somebody else gets all the breaks! We all know the drill.
However, the Gospel today is very sobering and unmistakable in its message. Someday there will be a reckoning and things will be seen as they truly are. “And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” What will determine where we will go—to the right or the left? There will be many determining factors, but the Gospel is clear about this. One thing that will count is how we treat one another. While we may not know many homeless, naked, or imprisoned people intimately, people like that do exist, and not too far from us. In some cases we may be able to directly help those in such need. In other instances we can respond to a collection or benefit to aid them. At any rate, we can all pray for them. And, of course, we are called to never, ever hold them in disdain. It is by the grace of God, and that grace alone, that most of us have been born into pretty comfortable environments. It wasn’t the result of anything we did.
Christ the King is the King of all he has created: the rich, the poor, the hungry, the thirsty, the homeless, the naked, the stranger, and the imprisoned. We are all brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of God. May we treat one another accordingly.
Have a great week,
PARISH PENANCE SERVICE
Will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM
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 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.