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45-14 245th Street

Douglaston, NY 11362-1135
Phone: (718) 631-4454
Fax: (718) 631-1774
Email: info@stanastasia.info

Douglaston-Little Neck
Salus Animarum Suprema Lex


February 8, 2009

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rev. Msgr. George J. Ryan, Pastor

Rev. William A. McLaughlin
Rev. Chris J. Piasta, OFM
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cantley, S.T.D.,

Pastor Emeritus

Rectory Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:15 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 9:15 AM to 1 PM
Mrs. Betty Harris, Secretary
Mrs. Ann Larkin, Accounting Admin.
St. Anastasia School:
45-11 245th Street
Mrs. Lucy Mihulka, Principal
Mrs. Cindy Roma-McCann, Assist. Princ.
Phone: (718) 631-3153; (718) 631-3155
Email: school@stanastasia.info
Religious Education & CCD Office:
Mrs. Janine Kramer, Directress
Phone: (718) 225-5191
Email: dre@stanastasia.info
Music Minister:
Mr. Joseph C. Extejt
Weekend Masses:
Saturday Vigil at 5:30
Sundays 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM & 5 PM
Weekday Masses:
Monday thru Saturday at 8:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays 44:30 PM
Holy Days and Special Liturgies:
Mass schedules will be printed in the
Bulletin at the appropriate time.
Miraculous Medal Novena:
Mondays after 8:30 AM Mass

All new families are welcome to the Parish and every family should be properly registered.
Registration forms are available at the Rectory.
Use of the electronic giving (Faith Direct) or envelope system is required if statement of
contribution is sought for tax purposes. All parishioners should use either one of the donation forms. If you move or change your address, please notify the Rectory by mail.
First Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM only. Parents should make arrangements by calling the Rectory no later than 2 weeks before the Baptism.
Parents must attend the Baptism instructions before Baptism
Time available: Saturday 11 AM-3 PM; Sunday 2:30 PM-3 PM
Couples must make arrangements six months prior to the selected date of their marriage
and fully participate in the Pre-Cana Parish at home.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
It is the process for adults wishing to become Catholic, complete their sacramental initiation, or attain full membership in the Church. For further information, please contact
Ms. Janine Kramer


omeless men living under

Flushing Meadow
Bridges need clothing
For a number of years now and
thanks to the generosity of our
parishioners; every Sunday
morning during the winter
months, we bring hot chocolate, a sandwich and some
warm clothes to a group of
homeless men living under the
bridges and surrounding areas
of Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. These are men who for
different reasons have given up
on life and seen unable to cope
with it. As the cold weather
approaches, once again we are
preparing to start our mission
and we need clothing. If you
have warm clothes and blankets that are clean and in good
condition and would like to
donate them please call us and
we will pick them up. For more
information call Jorge at (718)
224-8187 or (718) 423-5988.

Revive, Renew, Romance

arried couples are invited to a weekend to

Revive, Renew, Romance at
Sts. Peter and Paul Spirituality
Center, Douglaston Feb. 13
15, 2009. Enjoy the company
of other married couples and
grow closer in your relationship with each other and
God. Total cost of the weekend is $250. To reserve a place,
call (718) 229-8001 Ext. 310.

Annual Coat Drive

he Coats and gently used

clothing have been pouring in and as soon as they
come in Patty and I are distributing to various places. Thanks
for your generosity and we will
keep this endeavor going
throughout the year. Again, if
you need a pick up and cant
drop off your items at my office: Bryce Rea 250-02 Northern Blvd. 9AM- 5PM give me


a call. My number is: (917)

796-2990. Carolyn Meenan


Help the Homeless

February 8, 2009

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration

iocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration 2009

for couples celebrating their
25th, 30th, 40th & 50th and
above: Bishop DiMarzio will
celebrate the Anniversary Mass
on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at
11:00 AM at the Immaculate
Conception Church at 86-45
Edgerton Boulevard in Jamaica, NY. There is a fee of
$30. Per couple. All registered
couples will receive a personalized certificate and will be
greeted by the Bishop. A reception with light refreshments
will follow the Mass. If you are
interested in attending, please
call the rectory for information
and registration.

Tax Statements
Statements for tax purposes
have been generated and
mailed to all who donated $500
or more. If you do not receive a
statement and are in need of
one, you may request one:
Write on your weekly envelope
or call (718) 631-4909.

Need a ride to Church?

Century Car Service is offering
a special rate to parishioners
who need a ride to Sunday
Mass. This offer is only available to get to St. Anastasia
Church for Sunday Mass. The
fee is $5.00 plus any gratuity
they choose to give. (This is a
16% reduction in their usual
rate. Just advise the dispatcher
that you are going to St. Anastasia Church in Douglaston in
order to get the discount.)
Century Car is located at
Springfield Blvd and Union
Turnpike in Bayside. Call
(718) 740-6600 or (718) 4281010.

High School Reunion

Vehicle Needed

he Bishop McDonnell
High School Reunion will
be held on Saturday, April 4,
2009 at Bishop McDonnell
High School. Classes graduating in years ending in 4 & 9
will be honored. For specific
information, please contact:
Rita Monaghan-Mahoney 59
at (718) 857-2700 Ext. 2253 or
email at maloney@blmhs.org
Contact address:
Bishop McDonnell Alumnae
c/o Bishop Loughlin Memorial
High School
357 Clermont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Free Hearing Screenings

he St. Johns University

Speech and Hearing Center will be sponsoring free
hearing screenings from February 17th, 2009 through April
30, 2009. Please call (718) 990
-6480 for an appointment and
directions. The Speech and
Hearing Center is located at
152-11 Union Turnpike in Jamaica, NY.

ur Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest

Hills is looking for a 4-wheel
drive SUV or a pickup truck to
replace their truck that is soon
to be junked. If you are thinking about donating such a vehicle to charity, please consider
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.
We will provide a letter to verify your donation on your 2009
tax return. Please contact
Ralph at (718) 268-6251.

Purchasing Support Position Available

ull-time. Queens location.

Past purchasing experience
w/vendor contact a definite
plus. Must have valid drivers
license, strong communication
skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Please
fax resume and salary requirement to (718) 326-2033.
Catholic Cemeteries, 80-01
Metropolitan Avenue, Middle
Village, NY 11379, Phone:
(718) 894-4888.

Why couldnt Mozart find his teacher?

Because he was Haydn.


Students and Teacher of the Month;

Open House

Our Open House is scheduled for Sunday, February 8th

from 11AM to 1PM as communicated in a separate letter sent by our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Cindy Roma. If
this date is not convenient for you to tour the school,
please call the office to schedule a tour at your convenience.
The following is a schedule of some of the many school
activities planned for the week of February 9th through
February 13th:
Sundae on a Monday at lunchtime
Teacher Swap in the afternoon
School Spirit Day, students wear jeans with a yellow
or blue shirt to show pride in our school colors
Parents are invited to visit the school from 9:30 AM
until 11:00 AM
Book swap in the gym in the afternoon

Pizza Sale at lunchtime; Share-a-book all grade levels
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for February who are being recognized for their computer skills: THURSDAY
Student Appreciation Day
"Pajama Day"
Grade 1:
Matteo Filiberti
"Mismatch Day"
Grade 2:
Breana Stones
Bingo for grades 1,2,3,4
Grade 3:
Charlie Pisani
"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" Game for
Grade 4:
Robert Mattone
grades 5, 6, 7, 8
Grade 5:
Erica Cooper
Grade 6:
Joseph Mattone
Grade 7:
Sophia Huber

Teacher Appreciation Day, luncheon in the

Grade 8:
Courtney Campbell
Teacher's Room

Wear something Red Day

Our Teacher of the month is Ms. Nicole Izzo. Not only
Winter recess will begin on February 16 with classes
are her Kindergarten children enriched every day with
to resume on February 23rd.
her outstanding mix of curriculum and the arts but her
choreography skills were evident in this years Christmas
The Faculty and Staff wish you a happy and healthy
Concert. The finale was an outstanding tribute to the
winter break.
talents our Catholic School teachers possess.
This years theme for Catholic Schools week is
Catholic Schools Celebrate Service. St. Anastasia
has a proud tradition of service to the community and to
those in need as evidenced by the many service projects
performed and the new Academy will continue that

Youth Group
After the last very successful iLock lock-in, the St. Anastasia Youth Group is
ready to spend another night on talks, candle-lit Mass, plenty of fun and activities that knit us very closely as a group of teenagers. This time we will take the
opportunity and celebrate the last few moments before Ash Wednesday, which
traditionally are called Carnival (or Mardi Gras). Because our groups slogan is
we dare to be different, thus we will celebrate the 2009 Carnival in own
unique way, called CarnYOUTHal.
This lock-in will focus on issues such as: joy, celebration, fun, creativity and
happiness. We will try to determine what it means to have fun in a Christian
Saturday, February 21 at 3 PM through Sunday, February 22 at 10-ish AM
Cost: $15 a person (all fun included)
Requirement: have you homework done, before you have fun with us!
More at: www.matthew267.net

Knights of Columbus
St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911, vocations committee in
Douglaston, has hosted a special Vocations Sunday on January 25, 2009. The
priest at each Mass did speak about Jesus first call of disciples. Our Council is
sponsoring Stanley Celius, a seminarian, who spoke why he was studying to
become a priest. At the 10 AM Mass, our Grand Knight, Neal Fenton, presented him with a check for $500 to aid him with his expenses.

Movie Club
Altar Servers
The St. Anastasia Altar servers
will meet Tuesday February 10
at 7:00 PM in the church. All
servers must attend. Please
bring a parent. The meeting is
important and will be a brief as

God Grew Tired of Us

Produced by Brad Pitt; narrated by Nicole Kidman (1:30 hr.); PG

Thursday, February 12 at 7 PM

Youth & Young Adults Center

(Entrance adjacent to the church, 2nd floor)
$3 cover wine, soda & snacks
Movie Club is offered to adults only. We are selecting movies that are interesting, inspiring,
sometimes forgotten, thought-provoking and artistically significant. We use the Youth Center, which is equipped with AC, comfy couches, decent stereo sound and big-size projection screen. Snacks, wine and soda are served.

You know what time it is, Fashion Show time!

St. Anastasia annual Fashion Show & Dinner

Thursday April 2, 2009 @ 7 PM

Immaculate Conception Center
Cocktail Hour, Open Bar, Dinner & Dessert
An enjoyable evening of entertainment and dinner
for $60.00 per person
All reservations must be paid by Monday, March 30, 2009.
Please pay by check only.
Mail payments to the School or drop off at the Rectory

Please fill out the form below for yourself or your group. Please note that anything over
12 at a table is not possible. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
(718) 279-1455



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Thanking you in advance for your continued support of our school, parish and neighborhood, I remain,
Sincerely, Pamela Kane.


Bread & Wine

February 714, 2009



5:30 PM Andrea & Gino Casagrande



M.C. George aka Govindarao

FEBRUARY 814, 2009


8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Divald Family

10:00 AM Mary & George Proto
12:00 PM Isidoro C. de Aguiar and Paul DiScala
5:00 PM



8:30 AM Anna & Vito Sforza and Charles Weaver, Jr.


Scholastica (+ c. 543 at Monte Cassino) twin
sister of St. Benedict; eventually interred in the
same grave with her brother; invoked against
storms; patron saint of Benedictine nunneries.

8:30 AM Josephine Notarfrancesco

World Day of the Sick
8:30 AM Mary Cacciola & Family



8:30 AM Rosena Mulholland and Maria Shin


{ Remember }
Please remember in your prayers all the sick of our
Parish Community, especially:

Ruth Marchese
Annette Montello
Mary Ann Inguagiato

And those who have died, especially:

Angela Gutierrez
Ambrose McKeon
Maria B. Cortese


8:30 AM Joseph Colasuonno and M.C. George aka Govindarao



Cyril (+869) and Methodius (+885); brothers
known as the Apostles to the Slavs; prepared
Slavic liturgical texts; served as the spiritual
bridge between Eastern and Western traditions;
patrons of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and of all

8:30 AM Susan Kearns and Adalgisa & Sante Scarapicchia

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