Prayer groups, indeed, “schools of prayer,” are today one of the signs and one of the driving forces of renewal of prayer in the Church, provided they drink from authentic wellsprings of Christian prayer.
— The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2689
Praise and Worship
All are welcome to join in praise and worship about once a month from 7 to 8 PM. (Double-check parish calendar or bulletin for dates) We meet in the church to worship Jesus exposed in the Holy Eucharist with prayer, song, silence, and often a brief talk.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a parish-based apostolic organization of lay people with a plan of action to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic faith, answering the call for the new evangelization. The Legion of Mary makes its members better Catholics, by providing a balanced program of prayer and service, doing all things in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church.
The Legion of Mary meets at St. Anastasia every Thursday morning at 10:30am. During the 90-minute meeting they pray together and plan ways to meet the spiritual needs of parishioners – visiting homebound and nursing homes, bringing Holy Communion to the residents and praying with them; leading Rosaries at wake services when requested by the family; promoting devotion to the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet as a way to strengthen Catholics in their faith; visiting the homes in the neighborhood with a friendly invitation to “come and see” what our parish is about…All outreach is done in pairs, the same way that Jesus sent out the first disciples.
If you have a desire to see the Legion in action, drop in at any of their Thursday meetings. No pressure, no commitment–just a friendly welcome. If mornings are not good for you, call the number below to find an evening meeting at one of the other area churches.
All are welcome to join in praying the Rosary as follows:
- Sunday at 7 PM – Rosary for Peace in the Divine Mercy Chapel
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 AM in the Church
You may download a printable, complete, and concise guide to saying the rosary.
Prayer and Fasting
We have several active prayer and fasting groups in our community, including one among our parish staff. If you are interested in joining an existing group or forming your own, we have a handbook of suggestions and support for you.