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Archive for May 2017

Great Comfort and Pride

Dear Parishioners, Memorial Day weekend is made for parades and hot dogs on the grill and planting geraniums at the cemetery and lining up your beach books. This unofficial beginning of summer carries with it a sense of restfulness and quiet, especially in a town like ours where just about every kid in the neighborhood…

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Connect the Dots

Dear Parishioners, Most definitely, this is the season of “First Communions.” I know one set of grandparents who had three in one weekend! While I admit that a mini-platoon of fashionably forward second-graders walking down the aisle is awfully cute, it’s actually “second” communions that really tug on my heart strings. Last weekend, I watched…

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Support for Post-9/11-Veterans and Their Community

A clinical presentation and conversation about suicide prevention and how the community can better support veterans will be sponsored by Fairfield Social Services on Tuesday, May 23rd at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 9 AM to 11 AM. Veterans of all ages, family and friends, the clergy, behavioral health providers, elected officials and the…

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Merton House Collection

On the weekend of May 27/28, St. Anthony Parish will be collecting pasta and pasta sauce for our friends at the Merton House in Bridgeport. Also, “personal, travel size” toiletries are needed. Thank you for your consistent generosity. There will be baskets for your donations at all the entrances to the church.

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Men’s Discussion Group Meets on June 5

The men’s discussion group will meet on Monday, June 5, at 7:30pm, in the rectory. Our guest will be Mr. Mamadou Niass who will speak on the Qur’an and Islamic culture. Reading materials which may be helpful in preparing for the meeting can be found at the front doors of the church. All men in…

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Celebrating Mothers

Dear Parishioners, I’m pretty sure that all Moms speak a universal language when it comes to their children. The ability to recite birth weights and birthdays, reflexive knowledge of sweater sizes and inoculation dates, and the power of a mother’s look to bring bad behavior to a grinding halt, are all some common gifts of…

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Our goal this year is $140,000.00. Thank you to all who have already responded to the Diocesan mailings. Our in-pew weekend will be held the weekend of May 20/21. Thank you for your generosity!

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2018 Mass Book is Open

The Mass Book for 2018 is open. Masses may be scheduled by calling the parish office on Tuesdays from 10am until 3pm. You may also make a request through email to stanthonyffld@aol.com.

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Holy Family Carnival

The Holy Family Parish annual carnival will be held on the weekend of May 19–21, featuring rides, games and food. Bring the family for a good time! 

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Journal Jottings

Dear Parishioners, We give a small, blank journal to each member of our Pastoral Council. Its purpose, we tell them, is for jotting down comments/ideas/inspirations/observations which might come to them in the months and weeks in between meetings. The Council met last Saturday and, as always in the afternoon session, we shared the contents of…

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