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

Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,

The Church’s celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is one of those occasions where it is very evident that God’s ways are much different than ours. To the secular world the cross is a sign of defeat, a symbol of failure. There is a negative impression associated with the cross. But, with the eyes of faith we see in the cross positive things: salvation, redemption, resurrection. The cross gives life. The cross points to the future. God uses the cross to point to all that is good.

Much has been, and can still be written about the cross but, for the majority of us, any discussion about the cross somehow revolves around “carrying” it. We are all consigned to carrying our crosses. We don’t know what another person is carrying. No one knows what we are carrying. As we go through life, may we always try to be as gentle and understanding as we can be, because we don’t know what the person next to us is dealing with.

May the Lord help us to carry our crosses with a cheerful disposition and a ready willingness to help those around us struggling with their burdens.

Have a great week,

Fr. Colagreco

P.S. Forty Hours Devotions – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, October 5, 6, 7 – 7:00 PM. Homilist: Msgr. John Jagodzinski.

Please plan to attend.



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

Please click the icon below for a preview:


Please click to view our – Pastoral Council Nominees Sept 2014


Beginning Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labor Day) there will be no more 9:00 a.m. daily Mass.

The 9:00 a.m. Mass will be rescheduled to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Saturday.  This is done mainly to make the parking lot safer for children entering school and safer also for people attending Mass.


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 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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