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Archive for June 2017

Annual Parish Picnic

The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 12:30p to 6:30p. In addition to the food, fun, and dancing, this picnic is an important fundraiser for our parish. Additionally, 25% of the profit from the picnic will be given to Merton House. Some items of note: “Tent night”—Save the date and…

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Hospitality

Dear Parishioners, The first reading, taken from the Hebrew Scripture, is a great story to think about this weekend. It’s a story about the “after-effects” of genuine hospitality. There was a Shunammite couple who welcomed Elisha, the prophet of God, into their home many times for meals, even creating a room for him to stay…

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Almost there!

 Our parish goal this year is $140,000 and, to date, we have reached $135,230.00, or 96.6% of that goal! Thank you to those who have already responded! Please consider making a pledge to this worthwhile effort if you have not yet done so. Your extraordinary generosity will go a long way in supporting the good…

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Collection for soldiers

This weekend, July 1/2, we are collecting plastic jars of peanut butter (18oz or less) and pouches of tuna to be shipped to our soldiers in Afghanistan through “Project From The Heart.” Please note the size specified since heavier items significantly increases the shipping cost. Boxes will be placed at all the entrances to the…

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Landscapes May Change

Dear Parishioners, It’s time to say goodbye to something that, quite possibly, you didn’t even know we had: the convent. When you turn into the driveway and head toward the parking lot, there is a small white house directly on your right. Many don’t realize it belongs to the parish. It was purchased in 1949…

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Almost there!

 Our parish goal this year is $140,000 and, to date, we have reached $132,320.00, or 94.5% of that goal! Thank you to those who have already responded! Please consider making a pledge to this worthwhile effort if you have not yet done so. Your extraordinary generosity will go a long way in supporting the good…

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The Annual Parish Picnic

 The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 12:30p to 6:30p. In addition to the food, fun, and dancing, this picnic is an important fundraiser for our parish. Additionally, 25% of the profit from the picnic will be given to Merton House. Some items of note: “Tent night”—Save the date and…

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Book Launch for Fr. James Martin S.J.

On Thursday, June 29, at 7:30pm, Fr. James Martin S.J. will speak at St. Luke Church in Westport, on his new book, Building A Bridge (How the Catholic Church and the LGTB Community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion, and sensitivity). There is no admission charge. A session for Questions and Answers, as…

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Lector and Special Minister Schedules

The new schedules for Lectors and Special Ministers are posted on the parish website. Please remember to check the 11:30am Mass for your name, as well as your regularly scheduled Mass time. There are also some hard copies in the sacristy. Any changes to the schedule should be noted on those sacristy copies. Thank you…

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Put Your Feet Up

Dear Parishioners, In the first reading this Sunday, Moses is playing the role of a good dad. He is offering a kind of pep talk to encourage his Israelite “children” when the going gets tough, reminding them of all the ways and times in the past which God has been there for them: God brought…

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Summer Series for Women

Summer Series for Women—a series for women who are exploring “what’s next” spiritually in their lives. Meeting in Fairfield University’s beautiful Center for Ignatian Spirituality, a small group of women will meet over three summer evenings (June 19, July 10, and July 31— from 6pm to 8pm) for discussion, prayer, reflection, and dinner. These evenings…

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Lost and not found

There are several items St. Anthony has found and left in the basket at the front entrance of the church (lots of gloves and mittens!). Please check it if you think you might have lost something while at church.

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