55 & Up – Healthy Habits

Tuesdays – February 6-27 – 9:30am – 11:30am

Free 4 week workshop on Nutrition, meal planning, Managing Stress & Light Exercise

Must attend all 4 sessions. Limited spots available.

Call to Register 888.751.5465

Provided by St. John Providence/ Ascension

Euchre Tournament – January 27, 2018

Attention all Euchre Players

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus will host a

Euchre Tournament in the Davidson Center

Doors open at 5:30 PM – Cost is $15.00 at the door

Includes a night of Euchre, dinner, snacks, dessert, drinks & PRIZES will be awarded!

NO Partner necessary To make a RESERVATION Contact

Tim Dunning at *protected email* or 248-879-2148

Please provide the names of everyone in your group No-Later-Then Thursday, 1/25/2018

No One Dies Alone

We are Very short on NODA volunteers at this time.

Troy Beaumont Hospital is looking new volunteers to support the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. This program provides a reassuring presence to dying patients at the Hospital who would otherwise be alone. It is led by volunteers from St. Anastasia and other local parishes.  Volunteers with the help of Hospital Staff, offer patients a caring bedside presence providing one the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Kim Houseman 248.689.8380. You must be a “Beaumont volunteer” in order to participate.  TB test and flu shot are free to Beaumont Volunteers.

Understanding the Budget

In our continuing series covering the finances of our parish, we’d like to highlight St. Anastasia’s annual budget. This is different than the Weekly Budgeted Collection that was explained in the previous article. The annual budget is an extensive document that details all of the income and expenses throughout the parish.

Costs are broken down by departments such as Education, Worship, Administration, Christian Service, Parish Life, and Operations. There are more than individual line items within all of these departments and it’s the job of the staff and Parish Financial Council to keep everything balanced.

Over the years, the budget has been refined to reflect the actual costs involved in running the wide variety of programs and missions within our parish family. Each year, staff in every department submits their new budget. This filters through the Business Manager, Pastor and ultimately to the proposed budget which is then extensively discussed, adjusted, and approved by the Finance Council. The budget is approved and submitted to the AOD by May as the fiscal year begins July 1.

Much of the discussion is between the balance of the programs and services that we, as a parish, provide to ourselves and our community versus our expected revenue for the year, almost all of which comes from weekly collections. There is always more work to be done, more programs to offer and expand, and more people who need our help. We remain committed to maintaining the financial stability of St. Anastasia so there is never a need to cease these programs.

Any comments or questions can be emailed to your PFC.

Food Pantry

Thank you very much for all your generous donations to the Troy food pantry. We feed many families in need every week.  We are always in need of canned meats, peanut butter and paper goods.  At each weekend Mass, we invite children to bring in something suitable for the pantry; the priest will invite them forward at the time of the offertory to place the item in a special basket.

We do not need boxed mixes to make baked goods like muffins or cakes because such mixes require eggs and milk, and we generally do not stock those perishable goods.

 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,

a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35