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Archive for October 2017

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 have just begun. The choir is preparing for sev­eral events in the coming months including the Diocesan Mass for Hope and Healing this month, the Advent evening of reflection with Gregory Norbet, and the celebration…

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Men’s Retreat

 All men of the parish are invited to a retreat at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Cen­ter, West Hartford, CT. This year’s theme: Grace Enough. Discover anew how God’s grace is our greatest source of strength and courage in our lives. We will reflect on how living in God’s grace leads us to true happiness and…

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Bread For the World Sunday

Thank you to all who stopped downstairs after Mass last weekend to sign letters to our congressional representa­tives in support of funding for state and national food programs. A total of 244 letters were sent to each of our Senators and Representative. Thank you for participating.

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Thank you from Sr. Eileen

Thank you so much for your generous donations of shoes and coats which were distributed to our neighbors in Bridgeport. Close to 200 men, women, and chil­dren showed up to choose a winter coat and shoes to keep them warm this winter.  Thank you for your amazing response and for spreading warmth to others.

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Operation Hope Dinners

Come and help with our monthly parish dinners for Operation Hope. Volunteers are needed to make a meal or part of a meal the last Thursday of each month. Cook at home or in our parish kitchen. To sign up or for more information, please contact Joann DeMaso at jnd6@optonline.net

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Tuna Wanted for Merton House Collection

Whether it’s Starkist, Bumblebee, Chicken of the Sea, or your favorite brand, we will be collecting  canned tuna on the weekend of October 28/29. Baskets will be at all the entrances to the church. Thank you for your consistently generous response!

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Counting on Your Prayers

Dear Parishioners, So I’m off for the next two weeks, but any plans I might have made were dashed by a mosquito bite…well, I thought it was a mosquito bite at first. It started as an annoying spot on top of my head that itched. After a few days, the itching was replaced by a…

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Voters Guide

It’s local, it’s non-partisan, it’s online! This year, due to rising costs of publication in local newspapers, the 2017 Voters Guide will be available online only. To view, simply go to VOTE411.org  Once there, fill in your address and press Enter. You will be led to a second screen. Click on the green strip in…

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Creative Ideas

•Dear Parishioners, The Pastoral Council met last Saturday at the Ignatian Center for Spirituality at Fairfield University for a day of prayer, reflection, and discussion. As usual, we ended with thoughts, ideas, and inspirations collected over the months. Here are some highlights: •Consider extending the parish nurse program  to include more outreach such as education…

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Courage to Speak

Ginger and Larry Katz, co-founders of the Courage to Speak Foundation will offer a presentation at Assumption Parish in Fairfield on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 in the parish hall, inspired by the untimely death of their son Ian from a drug overdose. With the number of overdose deaths on the rise in Connecticut, many…

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Men’s Retreat

All men of the parish are invited to a retreat at Holy Family Passionist retreat Center, West Hartford, CT. This year’s theme: Grace Enough. Discover anew how God’s grace is our greatest source of strength and courage in our lives. We will reflect on  how living in God’s grace leads us to true happiness and…

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At all the Masses next weekend

Fr. Michael Boccaccio, will speak at all the Masses next weekend. Based on the 2nd Reading’s “calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love,” he will describe his serving as Director of our Diocesan Pontifical Mission office. He will offer specific ways to directly join with Pope Francis to care for our…

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