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Archive for November 2016

Save Room for Gratitude

Dear Parishioners, What’s on your plate this Thursday? Is it sliced turkey with Grandma’s gravy and your cousin’s green bean casserole and that amazing stuffing your family has been making from scratch since they dropped anchor on Plymouth Rock? Then give thanks for the family who surrounds you this day and who cared enough about you…

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Advent Breakfast

 A new tradition at St. Anthony’s, breakfast will be served after the 10am Mass on Sunday, December 11 in the Parish Hall. All are asked to bring a baby gift! Details will follow.

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Giving Tree..

All the tags on the Advent Giving tree are for $10 gift cards to various shops and stores. They will be given to Sr. Eileen Boffa who distributes them throughout the year to the people in need she meets through her Street Ministry. Please return gift cards under the tree by December 18.

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Buy a “Fair Trade” Gift

After all the Masses on the weekend following Thanksgiving (November 26 and 27), our parish will host the sale of gift items made by crafters from all over the world under the auspices of Catholic Relief Services. All proceeds will go to CRS and the artisans they sponsor. Featured items include jewelry, candles, baskets, mugs,…

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Children’s Choir

Rehearsals for a Christmas Children’s choir (3rd to 6th grade) are on Sundays from 4p to 5p (except for the Sunday after Thanksgiving!) in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact stachildrenschoir @gmail.com

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St. Anthony Youth Group Doubleheader!

The St. Anthony Youth Group will meet on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 am in the church (set up the Giving Tree!) and on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 pm downstairs in the church meeting room.  Pizza and discussion.  Topic:  “Interlocking interest…”  All High School Kids Welcome!

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Workbooks for Lectors

The lector workbooks for the new liturgical year are available in the sacristy for all weekend lectors to pick up.

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Pasta Wanted for Merton House Collection

We will be collecting pasta (bring us your penne, your spaghetti, your fettuccine, whatever your favorite!) on the weekend of November 26/27. Baskets will magically appear at the entrances to the church to collect your donation! Your generosity during this time of thanksgiving especially appreciated!

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Good Can Come

Dear Parishioners, Here’s how old I am: After raking leaves off the lawn, I can remember my father burning them in little, manageable piles by the side of the road. We would stand there on a quiet autumn afternoon, enjoying the windless day (…it was the Era of Common Sense!….) and watch the flames make…

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Daily Mass Cancellation Policy

As inclement weather approaches, please note that the 7:30am daily Mass may be cancelled due to hazardous snow or ice conditions. A decision will be made in the early morning. If you would like to be notified through email of a cancellation, please send your request to the parish email address. Also, Mass will automatically…

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Jubilee Year of Mercy

There are designated Centers of Mercy throughout the Diocese that offers the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Reconciliation will be offered on Tuesdays at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and on Thursdays at St. Pius X, from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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