Mission Statements

As the school year is drawing to a close and planning for next year is ramping up, I have three things to share with you regarding various kinds of missions.

The mission statement of your revised and revitalized St. Anastasia education staff is as follows: With the help of the Holy Spirit, under the leadership of our current pastor, and alongside the education commission, we will work together as a team for the glory of God and His kingdom, to the benefit of the people of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Anastasia and the community at large. Please continue to pray for us as we strive to serve you well. Our education commission is in need of a few more members; please contact me if you are interested in working with us.

The previously touted “Unplug/Reconnect” concept has been put on hold, perhaps for 2012’s Parish Mission.  2011’s Parish Mission will bring us a fascinating and uplifting exploration of the many ways that the arts can bring us closer to God. (As a great priest once told me, “Good art makes holiness tangible!”)  Planning has already begun for this March 27-30 event; please save the dates – you’ll be so glad you did!

Have you considered your own mission in relation to faith formation at our parish? One highly beneficial way to intensify your relationship to God and His church is to become a catechist for others.  Next year’s schedule will offer many scheduling options for everyone involved; we will also offer some more customized catechist experiences to meet your comfort level, including:   co-teaching, mentorship/internship, variable class-sizes, babysitting, teen helpers, and valuable classroom-management training. About ¼ of our households with children also contain a catechist: how awesome! I’d also like to invite the households without young children in them to send forth a catechist or two…. Think of the wisdom and experience, the breadth and depth that such involvement could lend to our youth’s formation! Please pray this summer about becoming involved as a catechist. It is not too early to sign up, if you’re ready to answer the call!  Just contact me or Maryann Brani at the parish office to let us know how you’d like to help.