Mom & Tot Group –

A group of Moms meet twice a month for fellowship, book club and service.  On Wednesday, March 1 we will have a Parish Nurse coming to speak with us.  We meet 9:30am-10:45am in the Social Hall.

We have a few topics:

-Growth and development: the milestones health care professionals look for at each age from about 1-5yrs old

-Nutrition: Tips for picky eaters (should be a quick topic)

-First Aid: bleeding, cuts and lacerations as you mentioned, and any other important first aid/injury advice

You are welcome to come with your child, grandchild or on your own if your child is in preschool.

Other meeting dates:  3/15, 3/22, 4/5/17

If you would like to be on the email list or have questions please contact gro.a1487630057isats1487630057anats1487630057@name1487630057suohk1487630057

Lenten Walk in the Gym (must sign waiver)

We invite you to join us walking in our Gym during Lent on Tuesdays / Thursdays DURING Lent

from 1-2:30 pm.  All participants must sign a waiver releasing the building from liability should accident occur.

This is a great way to exercise, pray and take time to take care of yourself.

I can email you the waiver for you to bring if you email me @ kim.

Please be sure to only wear your indoor gym shoes.

All are welcome, bring a friend.

Dates open – March 7 – April 6.

Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability Lenten walk

South Oakland Shelter

We are going to support First Presbyterian in Birmingham – the weekend of Feb. 24- 26, 2017, to host clients.

Attention High School Seniors!! – Scholarship

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #13453 will be awarding two $500 scholarships for the 2016/2017 school year.  Applications are due by April 1, 2017 and the winners will be announced at the Graduation Mass on May 21, 2017.  Applications and Information can be found on the parish website at  For further information, you can call John Carry at 248-879-6708.


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.