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Archive for March 2018

Tribute to John P. Baran

Father John Baran

“I’m a lucky guy…” that is what John would often say about his life, certainly about his friends, but most particularly about this parish. He felt so blessed to have been given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those people entrusted to his care. And make a difference he did. He…

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Save the dates!

pierogi

It’s pierogi and stuffed cabbage time again!! In preparation for our annual picnic, we are making pierogi on Saturday, April 14, and the stuffed cabbage on Saturday, April 21. The fun begins at 9 am and we are usually finished by 3 pm. We welcome experienced volunteers as well as anyone looking to learn how to make either or both. Please email…

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Mass of Christian Burial for Father John on Wed., 3/28 @ 11am

Father John Baran

A Mass of Christian Burial for Father John Baran will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 28, at 11:00 am. The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Interment will take place immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Father John’s memory…

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Remembering Fr. Baran

Father John Baran

No one is really prepared for it, even when you know it is coming. The loss of a beloved priest and pastor is like the loss of a father, a brother, a friend. So with the passing this morning (March 24) of Fr. John Baran, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Fairfield, we are bereft.…

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Deep Sadness

Father John Baran

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Father John P. Baran, Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Church, yesterday, March 24th, in Bridgeport Hospital at the age of 59. The body of Father Baran will be received at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at St. Anthony of Padua Church located at…

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Fr. Michael Boccaccio – Our New Parish Administrator

Fr. Michael Boccaccio

Dear Parishioners, I am saddened and sorry to let you know that Fr. John’s cancer has advanced to the point where it has become necessary to appoint someone to serve the parish in a signatory and administrative role. Fr. Michael Boccaccio, who became a part of our parish more than 14 months ago, has graciously…

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Holy Week Mass Schedule

Dear Parishioners, As we enter into the Fifth Week of Lent we are nearing the most sacred period of our liturgical year, Holy Week, when we commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord. Join us as we celebrate the central mysteries of our faith. The Schedule for Holy Week follows: Palm Sunday, March 25…

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St. Edmund’s Retreat on Enders Island

St. Edmund’s Retreat on Enders Island

St. Edmund’s Retreat on Enders Island is offering two events during Holy Week: Palm Sunday Day of Recollection, at 10 am on Sunday, March 25, $50/pp, with Mark Gordon …and a Triduum Retreat Thursday, March 29 Sunday, April 1, with Fr. Kevin C. Spinale, S.J., $315/pp. Call for information 286-536-0565.

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Soup Wanted for Merton House Collection

On the weekend of March 24/25 we will be collecting soup for our friends at the Merton House. Baskets will be at all the entrances to the church. Thank you for your generous support of this vital parish ministry!

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Soup Supper Update

Lenten Soup Suppers

Please join us at the final Soup Supper of the Lenten Season, sponsored by the women of the parish on Saturday, March 17. (If you are reading this on or before Saturday, March 10, please come to the penultimate soup supper, sponsored that evening by the men of the parish.) Please consider lending your support…

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Youth Group to Meet on March 19th

Youth Group

Youth Group for high school age teens meets twice a month on Mondays, from 7pm to 8:30pm. All high school youth are welcome! Next meeting is March 19th. Topic is “Turnover Time.” We meet in the Church Hall for pizza and discussion.  All high school kids are welcome!  RSVP to Beth Paris, hhpaisan@optonline.net.

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Gift of God

Gift from God

Dear Parishioners, Our second reading this weekend reminds us that by grace we have been saved…it is the gift of God…it is not from our works, but from our God who is rich in mercy. I wonder how many of us ever think about this, that whatever good works we might perform, whatever good deeds…

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