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Archive for December 2016

New Weekend Liturgical Schedules

New Weekend Liturgical Schedules for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers have been posted online. Hard copies are also available in the sacristy.

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Check In

Dear Parishioners, On this last Sunday of Advent, St. Joseph makes one of his rare appearances in a starring role in the Sunday Gospel. Most often, he stands in the background, always quiet, content to be a supporting player. Today we catch him in a nap (…hey, give him a break, it’s Sunday!…) so he’s…

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Peace & Joy

Dear Parishioners, We had some young visitors at the 10am Mass last Sunday. They were middle school students from the Religious Education program at First Church Congregational in Fairfield. As part of their learning experience, they visit and worship with congregations of different faith traditions. Now, in my experience, middle school kids are a tough…

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St. Anthony Youth Group Meets on Dec. 19.

The St. Anthony Youth Group will meet on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7pm downstairs in the church meeting room.  Pizza and discussion. Topic:  Christmas Mixers.  All high school kids welcome.

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Christmas Mass Schedule

This year’s Christmas Mass schedule is printed below. Please note there is no 6PM Mass on Saturday, December 24th, because of the Christmas Mass schedule. Saturday, December 24 4:30pm (a “family friendly” celebration) 12midnight (featuring the Adult Choir, musical program begins at 11:30pm) Sunday, December 25 8am 10am (with Adult Choir) 11:30am

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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 in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact stachildrenchoir@gmail.com.

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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. Adults: $7 Children: $3 All are asked to bring a baby gift which will be donated to Malta House, an organization and residence in Norwalk which helps mothers and newborns through many different…

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Evening of Reflection

Our dear friend and parishioner, Gregory Norbet, renowned musician and composer of some of the best loved contemporary liturgical music, will offer an evening of music and reflection on Sunday, December 4, at 6:30pm in the church. Plan to join us for this wonderful hour of prayer and song. All are welcome.  

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Giving Tree

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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Food for the Soul and Body

Dear Parishioners, Two candles burning, two more to go. On these two “center Sundays” of Advent, we offer a little food for the soul and a little food for the body. This Sunday, it’s a little food for the soul. Gregory Norbet is with us and will offer an evening of reflection on Sunday at…

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Financial Statement

Included with the bulletin this week are the annual Parish Financial Statement and Narrative for Fiscal Year 2016. They are also posted on the parish website.

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Oplatki

Baskets of oplatki are offered at the entrances to the church. These wafers of unleavened bread are used during the blessing of the Christmas meal by many who are of Eastern European descent. You are welcome to take a packet. Donations are voluntary and will be given to the Merton Center.

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