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Archive for September 2016

Adult Discussion Group

The Sunday Morning Discussion group resumes meeting next Sunday (following 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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Get on the Ride

Dear Parishioners, This is the time of year when I feel like I’m getting on a roller coaster: buckle up because there will be ups and downs, but it’s thrilling and you’ll want to do it again! This season of autumn is when the ride starts. (A priest friend, who is much holier than I…

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Youth Group Meets on Oct. 10th

St. Anthony Youth Group will have its first meeting of the season on Monday, October 10 from 7pm to 8:30pm downstairs in the church meeting room.  All High School Kids Welcome! On the agenda: Pizza Welcoming the 2016 Confirmation Class Information on upcoming meetings, gatherings, and service projects. Featured Topic:  What’s Your Focus?

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Day of Prayer on October 7

Friday, October 7, is the First Friday of the month and a Day of Prayer for our parish. The Blessed Sacrament will be in exposition after the 7:30am Mass until 12noon. Please consider spending a half hour of prayerful quiet time in the church sometime during this day. A sign-up sheet is located at the…

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Men’s Retreat on Nov. 4-6

All men in the parish are invited to a retreat at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT on the weekend of November 4-6. This year’s theme: The Light of Simplicity…discover how simplicity can shine a light on what is essential and important in our lives. The retreat includes home-cooked meals, inspirational liturgies, uplifting…

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Icons: Images of God in Art and Music

To celebrate our parish membership in the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, St. Anthony’s will host a concert featuring our dear friends Gregory Norbet and Dan Schutte on Sunday, October 23, at 6pm, in the church. This concert is a “’first-time event” as Dan and Gregory have never before performed a concert together (although…

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Whatever you do for the least ones, you do for me….

Dear Parishioners, No one wants to look at Lazarus sitting outside the gate, covered in sores, begging for the crust from your peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The rich man in the parable was no exception. It’s uncomfortable to look at poverty—or any kind of human suffering for that matter—when it’s up close and personal,…

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STEPS: A Week of Guided Prayer

The third and final phase of” ‘STEPS,” our parish spiritual development program begun in Lent, will take place in early October with a week of guided prayer. The week begins with a group meeting on October 1 at 10am in the parish hall. For more information and to register, please pick up a flyer at…

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Gregory Norbet/Dan Schutte Concert on Oct. 23rd

To celebrate our parish membership in the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, St. Anthony’s will host a concert featuring our dear friends Gregory Norbet and Dan Schutte on Sunday, October 23, at 6pm, in the church. This concert is a “’first-time event” as Dan and Gregory have never before performed a concert together (although…

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Lector and Special Minister Schedules

Please note that the new schedules for Lectors and Special Ministers are posted on the parish website. There are also some hard copies in the sacristy. Please remember: check the 11:30am Mass for your name; mark any changes in the schedule on the copy that hangs in the sacristy. Thank you!

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St. Anthony Music Ministry

Rehearsals for the adult choir are held on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the choir loft of the church and will begin this Thursday, September 8th. We have an exciting few months planned including the Gregory Norbet/Dan Schutte concert this month, the Advent evening of reflection, as well as getting ready for Christmas! Consider becoming…

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