Evangelization

About the Evangelization Committee

The Evangelization Committee works directly with, or in service to, the pastoral staff, the Parish Pastoral Council, and commissions.

We recognize our own need for ongoing evangelization to fully know the Good News that every person is loved by the Father and saved by His own Son’s life, passion, death and resurrection, and for spiritual development that helps us grow in our experience of a close, personal relationship with God.

We seek to evangelize others by:

  • Incorporating (as appropriate) the following methods used by Jesus – teaching, healing, conversation, service and example.
  • Incorporating the following elements advocated by the Vicariate – witness, outreach, proclamation, invitation, conversion and discipleship.
  • Coordinating and utilizing evangelization resources from the Archdiocese and the Vicariate.

The Evangelization Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Brenda Kozlowski at 248-689-8380, Ext. 103.

What is the Synod?

In expressing his confidence that, “in response to our prayers through the synod in 2016, God will make being missionaries part of the DNA of our archdiocese.” Archbishop Vigneron summarized the two-fold purpose of Synod 16.

The first is “missionaries.” The focus of this Synod is evangelization. The second is, “DNA.” The Archbishop hopes to transform the very culture of our Archdiocese—how we work, how we pray, how we minister, everything—so that in everything we do, we are more effective witnesses

The Synod Prayer:

God our Father, you have called us to be witnesses to Jesus and have sent us on a mission to lead all people to encounter him. Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds and enkindle our hearts, so that we may grow daily as your disciples. Empower us to face bravely the challenges of our time. Keep us close to you, together with Jesus your Son, Mary our Mother, and St. Anne our patroness as we engage in Synod 16 to Unleash the Gospel. Transform us into a band of joyful missionary disciples, who will bring the message of Jesus’ power and mercy to every person in southeast Michigan. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a parish-based apostolic organization of lay people with a plan of action to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith, answering the call for the new evangelization. The Legion of Mary makes its members better Catholics, by providing a balanced program of prayer and service, doing all things in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church.

The Legion of Mary meets at St. Anastasia every Thursday morning at 10:30am in Meeting Room E (Administrative Center). During the 90-minute meeting they pray together and plan ways to meet the spiritual needs of parishioners – visiting homebound and nursing homes, bringing Holy Communion to the residents and praying with them; leading Rosaries at wake services when requested by the family; promoting devotion to the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet as a way to strengthen Catholics in their faith; visiting the homes in the neighborhood with a friendly invitation to “come and see” what our parish is about…All outreach is done in pairs, the same way that Jesus sent out the first disciples.

If you have a desire to see the Legion in action, drop in at any of their meetings. No pressure, no commitment–just a friendly welcome. General information about the Legion of Mary can be found at their website. For information specific to the Legion at St. Anastasia, contact Carol Tardiff by E-Mail or by telephone at 248-689-1936.