NEW DATE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION!!

We have rescheduled the First Holy Communion for June 27, 2020 at 12 p.m. Further details will be forthcoming regarding rehearsal and protocols. Please watch for updates here and emails from Denise Pressley.

NEW DATE FOR YOUTH CONFIRMATION!!

The Bishop has schedule the Confirmation of our children at St. Anastasia on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Further details will be forthcoming regarding rehearsal and protocals. Please watch for updates here and emails from Denise Pressley.


Preparation For Total Consecration To Jesus Christ Through Mary

Preparation Sessions Flyer and Registration Form


The Tuesday evening ladies sessions will gather to—’Beholding His Glory; Christ Revealed in the Old Testament’. This 9-lesson study, shows us how all Scripture points us to our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.   This study looks at Creation, The Fall, Noah and  so much more.  

Day:  Tuesdays            Time:  6:30—8:30 p.m.         Place: St. Enda of Aran Formation Center

BEGINNING OCTOBER 8th – Click here for: REGISTRATION PACKET – TUESDAY EVENING

The Wednesday morning seventeen week study will be  ‘Grounded in Hope’’. This is study of the Letter to the Hebrews.  Are you ready to grow in your trust for Jesus?  The bible is a collection of books on Hope.  Hope for the people of Jesus’ time and Hope for you today!  Come see how this is revealed in the Letter to the Hebrews! 

Day:  Wednesdays— Time: 9:45—11:45 a.m. Place:  St. Enda of Aran Formation Ctr. 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 9th – Click here for:  REGISTRATION PACKET – WEDNESDAY MORNING

To order the books for either of these sessions, visit: STUDY GUIDES


At Home with the Word® 2019 At Home With The Word

TUESDAY MORNING CO-ED BIBLE STUDY
Begins September 10  Facilitator—Joe Riffe
 In the Sunday readings we hear the Word of God every week and this Word leads us to the table where we receive the Body of Christ.  That Word takes root in us and forms our lives far better when we spend time with it—listening, pondering, and praying.  
Joe Riffe is a graduate of the Diocesan Ministry Formation Program.  At Home With The Word 2020He invites you    to join him to study the scripture and share its meaning which will then prepare you to take the Word home. This study encourages the participant to read the scripture for the upcoming Sunday and prepare you to take the Word home.  This study gives you the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the scripture as it relates to your life.  
This study begins on Tuesday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Room.  The resource for this study, At Home with the Word 2019, will be available at the first session.  It holds all the readings for each Sunday of the year. 
Book Cost: $10.00—Supply fee: $10.00  Click here for:   Registration Form


 

MASS SCHEDULE

Mass Times:

Monday Through Friday 9:00 am

Saturday 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Holy Day of Obligation Vigil Mass 7:00 pm

Confession Times:

Monday & Tuesday by appointment only.

Saturday by appointment only.

Transformed

Transformed is a new annual series dedicated to enriching the lived experience of our faith through education and discussion including professionals in their field.  This years series:        Parenting In The New Cyber-Age

Our first three sessions of ‘Parenting in the New Cyber-Age’ provided participants a deeper understanding of how social media affects both children and adults.  They covered many topics, including but not limited to: Addictions–how and why the brain becomes addicted and ways to overcome and notice if your child is becoming addicted; Cyber-bullying and ways to notice if your child is being bullied or taking part in bullying, how to be proactive;  Predators vs Bullies—how to tell the difference; Parental Controls—what is available and which are best for your device.  

 
 Questions?  Contact Denise Pressley
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your  mind…what is good and acceptable and perfect”  Romans 12:2
 

Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Phil 2:5-11

Brothers and sisters:
Have among yourselves the same attitude
that is also yours in Christ Jesus,

Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and, found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 22:26b-27, 28-30ab, 30e, 31-32

R. (26a) I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear him.
The lowly shall eat their fill;
they who seek the LORD shall praise him:
“May your hearts be ever merry!”
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the LORD;
All the families of the nations
shall bow down before him.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
For dominion is the LORD’s,
and he rules the nations.
To him alone shall bow down
all who sleep in the earth.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
To him my soul shall live;
my descendants shall serve him.
Let the coming generation be told of the LORD
that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
the justice he has shown.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.

Alleluia Mt 11:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 14:15-24

One of those at table with Jesus said to him,
“Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God.”
He replied to him,
“A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came,
he dispatched his servant to say to those invited,
‘Come, everything is now ready.’
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves.
The first said to him,
‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen
and am on my way to evaluate them;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have just married a woman,
and therefore I cannot come.’
The servant went and reported this to his master.
Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant,
‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town
and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out
and still there is room.’
The master then ordered the servant,
‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'”

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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Phil 2:1-4

Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also everyone for those of others.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3

R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
O LORD, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.
R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
my soul like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
so is my soul within me.
R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.
O Israel, hope in the LORD,
both now and forever.
R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.

Alleluia Jn 8:31b-32

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If you remain in my word, you will truly be my discip0les,
and you will know the truth, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 14:12-14

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees.
He said to the host who invited him,
“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Dt 6:2-6

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
“Fear the LORD, your God,
and keep, throughout the days of your lives,
all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you,
and thus have long life.
Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them,
that you may grow and prosper the more,
in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers,
to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.

“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51

R. (2) I love you, Lord, my strength.
I love you, O LORD, my strength,
O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.
R. I love you, Lord, my strength.
My God, my rock of refuge,
my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold!
Praised be the LORD, I exclaim,
and I am safe from my enemies.
R. I love you, Lord, my strength.
The LORD lives! And blessed be my rock!
Extolled be God my savior.
You who gave great victories to your king
and showed kindness to your anointed.
R. I love you, Lord, my strength.

Reading 2 Heb 7:23-28

Brothers and sisters:
The levitical priests were many
because they were prevented by death from remaining in office,
but Jesus, because he remains forever,
has a priesthood that does not pass away.
Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him,
since he lives forever to make intercession for them.

It was fitting that we should have such a high priest:
holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners,
higher than the heavens.
He has no need, as did the high priests,
to offer sacrifice day after day,
first for his own sins and then for those of the people;
he did that once for all when he offered himself.
For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be high priests,
but the word of the oath, which was taken after the law,
appoints a son,
who has been made perfect forever.

Alleluia Jn 14:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord;
and my father will love him and we will come to him.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 12:28b-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,
“Which is the first of all the commandments?”
Jesus replied, “The first is this:
Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher.
You are right in saying,
‘He is One and there is no other than he.’
And ‘to love him with all your heart,
with all your understanding,
with all your strength,
and to love your neighbor as yourself’
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding,
he said to him,
“You are not far from the kingdom of God.”
And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Be a blessing give a blessing

We have started gearing up for our two Christmas Blessing Programs here at St. Anastasia!  First is Operation Christmas Child which will take place between 10/27/2018 t0 11/4/2018 and our annual Christmas Giving Tree which will begin on 11/17/2018.  See below for information on both of these very wonderful ways to be a blessing and share a blessing this upcoming holiday season.   


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