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Archive for December 2015

Baby Steps

Dear Parishioners, Lose weight; stop smoking; eat nutritiously; take the stairs not the elevator; learn Chinese; take up the violin… The beginning of a new year can be thrilling and exciting if you don’t mess it up with resolutions. One study at the University of Scranton showed that only about 8% of people who make…

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New Minister Schedule

New schedules for Lectors, Special Ministers and Daily Mass are on the parish website. There are also some hard copies in the sacristy. There are several slots marked “OPEN” on Saturdays in which Special Ministers are needed. If you can help, just write your name on the date (s) you can cover on the schedule…

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Youth Group Meets on Jan. 11th

The parish youth group for high school age teens will meet Monday, January 11th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. The topic will be “Tower Building.” We meet for pizza, prayer and fun. For more information, please visit the church’s website or pick up a flyer at the church entrances. RSVP to Beth Paris…

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Adult Discussion Group

Adult Discussion Group meets each Sunday (follows the Religious Education calendar) at 8:45am in the Community Room on the second floor of the Parish Hall.  This hour-long, open discussion uses the Sunday Mass readings as a launching point for some “conversation and coffee” on matters relevant to Christian living.

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The Mercy Learning Center

The Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport is seeking volunteers to teach reading, math and English as a Second Language to women in its tutoring program. Tutors meet with their students at the Center twice weekly, for two hours each session. Over 850 students benefited from the MLC tutoring program last year. A one-day training session…

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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 another build day, Saturday, January 23rd for our parish. We are looking…

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Blood Pressure Screening

Parish nurses will be available to check blood pressure on the weekend of January 9/10 after the 6pm Mass on Saturday and the 8am and10am Mass on Sunday. Stop into the sacristy and take advantage of this possibly life-saving measure.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Meets on January 9th

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on Saturday, January 9, at 10am in the Community Room. We spend some time in prayer, fashioning shawls to be given to those living with illness or bereavement. We provide the yarn and the instructions for your knitting or crocheting Come and join us!

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Make Room

Dear Parishioners, One of the things I love best about the Masses of Christmas is the influx of people who only make it to St. Anthony’s once or twice a year. There are parents and grandparents from out of town, who have traveled to be with their children and grandchildren (or the other way around!).…

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Giving Tree

Our annual Giving Tree project will finish this weekend. Please return gift cards under the tree by December 20th. This year our gifts will be given to Sister Eileen Boffa for her Street Ministry, which Sister Eileen distributes throughout the year to people in need. Thank you for making the holidays brighter for someone who…

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