Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
Often when we hear accounts of those who followed Jesus we envision people simply waiting for something to do, or someplace to go. However, quite the opposite was true. The people Jesus called had jobs, they had families, they had obligations and involvements just as we do. They weren’t just standing around. In today’s Gospel, John and the two disciples with Him asked Jesus, “Where are you staying?” They were intrigued by Him and interested in finding out more about Him. When Jesus answered, “Come, and you will see” off they went. The rest, as they say, is history.
We are no different than those three men. We search for meaning in our lives, we look for fulfillment, we seek the Lord. However, so many times our efforts are rather half-hearted. We’re not too willing to let go of things. Granted, we aren’t being asked to leave it all and follow as John and the other two in the Gospel did. Finding Jesus and following him means that we might have to “unload” a few things to make room for what we will be taking on. How reluctant are we to change our ways, even in small things! How fearful we are to try something new or different! We want more, but we are unwilling to part with anything.
May the Lord awaken within us a desire to seek him and serve Him. If it means letting go of something, may we do so freely. If it means taking on something new, may we do so freely. He’s not asking us to leave our families, our jobs, our homes. Let us pray for the willingness to do what it takes and truly find out “where He is staying.” May we find Him staying in our hearts.
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 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.