Troy Community Coalition – National Prescription Take back day

Saturday, April 29th 10am – 2pm

Troy Police Department, 500 W. Big Beaver, Troy

National Prescription Drug take back day

turn in your unused or expired Rx medication for safe disposal.

sponsored by Troy Community Coalition

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The next meeting of St. Anastasia Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Faith@Work Catholic book store. The morning group meets from 10 am-12 p.m. and the evening group

at 7-9 p.m.

 

 

Mary’s Mantle purse collection – fundraiser

Faith@Work is collecting gently used purses!

Please bring your purses to donate the week of April 9th .  A box will be set up in the gathering space.   

Faith @ Work will host a sale May 4th & 5th.

Purses will be sold for a $5 donation.
All proceeds will go to Mary’s Mantle, a Catholic residential program for homeless expectant mothers.

Faith @ Work, 1977 E. Wattles Troy, MI 48085

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