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Archive for November 2015

Savor the Season!

Dear Parishioners, Advent. The four-week season of prayerful and liturgical preparation for Christmas. Sometimes it seems difficult to “keep Advent.” Sometimes it gets lost. After all, Christmas carols have been playing on the radio for over a week now and the malls have been decorated with wreaths and reindeer since Halloween. How can a church…

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Give Thanks

Dear Parishioners, Next Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, there’ll be plenty of time to count up some blessings over Grandma’s gravy and afternoon football and pumpkin pie. My hope is that you’ll have more blessings than fingers to count them on, but let me add a few things in the parish for which we can all be…

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Giving Tree is a Little Different This Year

You will notice that our Giving Tree is a little different this year– in keeping with the season of Advent, the gift tags are purple and pink! This year our gifts will be given to Sister Eileen Boffa for her Street Ministry. All the tags request $10 gift cards at various stores, which Sister Eileen…

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Youth Group Meets on Nov. 28th

The parish youth group for high school age teens will meet Saturday, November 28th at 10:30am in the Church for the ‘Giving Tree set up and Missal exchange’. For more information, please click here or pick up a flyer at the church entrances. RSVP to Beth Paris(hhpaisan@optonline.net).

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Come and join us to celebrate Thanksgiving as a Parish on Tuesday evening, November 24, at 7:30pm in the church. Please bring some canned food for the offertory. Light refreshments will be offered in the church hall following Mass.

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CRS “Fair Trade” Event

CRS “Fair Trade” Event: Christmas Gifts that Give Twice—After all Masses on the weekend following Thanksgiving (November 28-29), St. Anthony’s will host the sale of gift items made by crafters from around the world under the auspices of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). All proceeds will go to CRS and the artisans they sponsor. Items for…

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Advent Wreath Workshop on Nov. 29th

Please come to make an advent wreath for your home. Everything you need, from greenery to candles, will be available in the parish hall following the 10:00am Mass, Sunday, November 29. This annual activity can make the season preparation more meaningful for you and your family.

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Habitat for Humanity

St. Anthony’s will be joining other churches in the Diocese of Bridgeport to help build a home in honor of Pope Francis. Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County is working in partnership with the Diocese for this special build. We have reserved a build day, Wednesday, December 2nd, for our parish. We have many…

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Merton House Collection

We will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for our friends at Merton House on the weekend of November 28/29. Whether it’s Skippy, Peter Pan, Welch’s, Smucker’s, Trappist, or store brand, you can place your “PB & J” in the baskets that will be at all of the entrances to the church. Thank you for…

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Day of Prayer on Dec. 4th

Friday, December 4, is the First Friday of the month and a Day of Prayer for our parish. Sign-up sheet is located at the side entrance to the church.

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Women’s Group Meets on Dec. 8th

Women’s Group will meet on Tuesday, December 8th, at 7:30 pm, in the Community Room (second floor of the school building). All women are welcome!

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Men’s Group Meets on Dec. 7th

Men’s Group will meet on Monday, December 7, at 7:30pm, in the rectory. Copies of the article we’ll be discussing can be found at the front doors of the church. All men in the parish are welcome to attend.

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