Yes, He Is

Chances are pretty good that we all either know or belong to a family in which one of the children has a serious condition that requires a LOT of time, attention, administration and care.  What would happen if someone said to the parents, “I can see how much you love that child; I bet you don’t love your other children at all.”…  //  LEARN MORE

Jottings from Fr. J.J.

A Little Home Town Pride
There are official guidelines set by the Archdiocese for Catholic Schools that deal with the quality and standards of teaching the Catholic Faith.  There are different, i.e. less stringent standards set for Parish Religious Ed programs.  I am happy to repeat something that Marian Bart, our Parish Catechetical Leader, said about St. Anastasia’s Religious Ed program: “We are nailing it!”   What she then went on to explain is that the Religious Education we offer our kids, even exceeds the guidelines set for Catholic Schools.  Good job St. Anastasia Religious Ed Team!

If you want to see our team shine, stop in during our Vacation Bible School this week.  They do an awesome job!!  Please pray for its success….  //  LEARN MORE

Jottings from Fr. J.J.

I Know You Don’t Want To Hear About This, But. . .

There are a couple financial things with which I wanted you to be up to date. First, if you look at our Financial Update you will see that we are currently debt free. YAY!  But, you will also notice that we are “groan” $35,000 behind for the year.  Yep you read that right. …  //  LEARN MORE

All Things New

Look around you: isn’t our technology downright amazing these days? Twenty years ago, who (besides George Jetson) would have truly believed that we could actually Skype, or drive with a GPS, or look up information on a palm-sized wireless device? It seems that we have reached some kind of pinnacle of electronic achievement, that there are no new inventions necessary or possible. But the inventions will come; we are creative persons….  //  LEARN MORE

Jottings from Fr. J.J.

WHAT STATE ARE WE REALLY IN?!

This is a big one folks! This weekend is a significant moment for us, St. Anastasia Parish. We get to celebrate a mortgage burning. Arriving as your pastor in 2007, I wanted to know what we were all about. I certainly knew that we owed approximately $1.6 million (that was one of the first things of which Cardinal Maida made sure I was aware), but I wasn’t sure who “we” were. So, soon after I moved in, I called a town hall meeting to find out where we have been, where we are now, and where we wanted to go.   …  //  LEARN MORE