A Message from Stephen Ministry

“You Got a Problem with That?”

At various times in our lives, we experience challenging problems. We need someone who genuinely cares and actively listens.   At St. Anastasia, we have a group of dedicated, highly-trained, caring ministers, both men and women, who volunteer to be there when we need it most. Call on us. Here are examples of problems and issues people experience:

Recent death of a family member, friend or cherished pet

Job loss or substantial income reduction

Divorce or separation

Emotional distress, loneliness or helplessness

A crisis in your own faith

Call Kim Houseman, (248) 689-8380. She can begin the process of getting you help from a Christ-centered, caring member of the parish, all on a confidential basis. Stephen Ministers Care!

Did you know…CS

  • We bring food weekly to shelters
  • We deliver Focus Hope boxes to our neighbors in Troy down the street once a month
  • We make blankets for ill children in hospitals
  • We feed Troy hungry families weekly from our Troy People concerned Food pantry
  • We go to Troy Beaumont weekly on Sundays, to bring the Eucharist to patients
  • We visit homebound parishioners every week and bring Jesus
  • We meet monthly to plan and problem-solve Christian Service projects
  • We meet with Stephens Care receivers weekly to care for them, and walk their road with them

Christian Service works for you – the people. Please pray for our ministers who serve.

If you want to learn how you can be involved and make a difference, please email Kim or call 248-689-8380.

Autumn Senior Fit

Registration for the Autumn session of Senior Fit will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 20 and be open until filled. First come first call basis; very few spots open. There will be a waiting list created. To register call 1.800.372.6094. I would recommend calling the first day at 8:00 AM.  The program is for people age 55 and older. A consent form must be signed by each participant’s physician prior to first class; these consent forms will be mailed to registered participants after registration is verified.

St. Joseph Mercy provides this class, which is held in the St. Anastasia gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Fall.

Scholarship Blood Drive!

The next Blood Drive will be on Monday, June 15, from 1 PM to 6:45 PM in the Social Hall. Please help our parishioner from Athens earn scholarship money for college.

You can sign up in the Gathering Space after masses June 7. You can also call Linda Perry at 248-229-4656 to schedule an appointment. Donors may also sign up on line using the code troystanastasia.

You can make a difference.

Thank you!

Do You Drive?

Seniors needing ride to church

I have had several calls over the last few months for parishioners needing a ride to church on Sunday morning. Please consider this on a rotating basis. This doesn’t have to be a long term commitment.

People can be very flexible when they have no ride at all. Please call Kim Houseman @248.689.8380.112 or email Kim to be put on a list.