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Archive for March 2012

The Great Vigil of Easter

Dear Parishioners, A few years ago, there was a play that had a brief run on Broadway called, “Jackie: An American Life”, a two-hour telling of the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. You remember how Jackie was famous for protecting her privacy in an otherwise very public life. No surprise then, at the end of…

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All Women are Invited to Attend the Women’s Morning Retreat

On Saturday, April 28, there will be a morning retreat for women entitled, “Accepting the Grace of the Now.” Our morning will begin at the 7:30 am Mass and will conclude by noon. All women are invited to attend. The retreat is offered at no cost, but we ask that you bring a non-perishable food…

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What was in that soup??

At the final soup supper of Lent last Saturday night, the women of the parish raised $1,481.00! The assortment of soups and the generosity of the crowd were amazing. The grand total for all five soup suppers will be donated to the Merton House Food Pantry. Thank you to all who participated in any way.

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Palm Sunday Breakfast

The annual Palm Sunday Breakfast will be held on this Sunday after the 10am Mass. This breakfast is hosted by the men of the parish.

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Make Your Reservations for Palm Sunday Breakfast

The Palm Sunday Breakfast, prepared and served by the men of the parish, is a tradition at St. Anthony’s, and is a wonderful way to begin Holy Week!  Please join us on Sunday, April 1, 2012, immediately following the 10am mass. Click here to download the Palm Sunday Breakfast Reservation Form. Return it in the…

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Schedule of Liturgy during the Easter Triduum

During the Easter Triduum, we remember and celebrate the great events that gave us salvation in Christ. These hours are a deeply prayerful time for our parish—both privately as individuals and together as a community. This year, we are honored that two of the most renowned and inspiring liturgical composer/musicians will be praying with us:…

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Time to Sharpen Up Your Weaving Skills for Palm Sunday

Dear Parishioners, Time to sharpen up your weaving skills. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and churches everywhere will be host to experts and amateurs making crosses out of palm branches during Mass. Yes, you’re right: Sister Mary Marsha (and our mothers) clearly instructed us that this was poor behavior and would show up as such…

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Lenten Soup Supper on St. Patrick's Day

On a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day, Irish eyes were definitely smiling. The Men of the Parish raised $854.50 at the soup supper! At the end of Lent, all proceeds from the various soup suppers will be donated to the Merton House Food Pantry.

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What's the Magic in St. Anthony's Soup Suppers?

Dear Parishioners, How hard is it to slide a chair over? It might be tough if the chair is in a crowded middle school cafeteria at lunchtime and some kid you never saw before wants to join the group at your table. Do you slide your chair over and make room? Or not? On some…

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Join Us on March 24th for our Last Lenten Soup Supper

On Saturday night, March 10th, our Religious Ed families and Adult Discussion Group members raised $1,826.00 for the Merton House Food Pantry! This simple Lenten meal consists of a variety of home-made soups, bread, and water. Please join us next Saturday, March 24, immediately following 6pm Mass, when the Women of the Parish, will make…

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Last Year's Palms Wanted

Do you have any palm branches from last year tucked behind pictures on your walls? Or anywhere else in your home? Please bring them to church and deposit them in the box provided. They will become next year’s ashes for Ash Wednesday.

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Lenten Soup Suppers – Only Two Remaining!

Our Special Ministers not only offer the Eucharist at Mass, but they also make  and serve some terrific soup! Last  Saturday their efforts raised $1,250.00 for the Merton House Food Pantry! Our simple Lenten meal consists of a variety of home-made soups, bread, and water. On tap for the remaining weeks are: Mar 17 — Men…

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