Mercy Learning Center

“Educate a woman; Educate a family” Mercy Learning Center, Inc., located at 637 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, is seeking volunteers to teach English Language Learners as well as adult basic reading and math in its small group tutoring program. Tutors meet with their students at the Center twice weekly for two hours each session. The…

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Bread of Life

Dear Parishioners, We have been hearing snippets from the gospel writer John’s “Bread of Life Discourse” the past few Sundays and will hear a continuation this weekend. Jesus is telling his disciples (that includes us) that he is the living bread come down from heaven that we might share divine life. Much like the manna…

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Our parish has thus far contributed $127,789. to the Annual Catholic Appeal, representing 91.28% of our goal of $140,000. If we are able to raise the balance quickly we will not need to have an in-pew collec- tion! If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider supporting the many good diocesan programs that…

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Dear Parishioners, Because of Mary’s unique and blessed role in salvation history, she is referred to as the Mother of God, as indeed she is. The Blessed Mother does not appear often in Scripture, but one of the most beautiful prayers in all the bible is her response to her cousin Elizabeth’s greeting: “My soul…

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Dear Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua, Your Diocese and I thank your parish community for your generous gift of $1,741.00 to the 2018 Pontifical Mission Co–Op weekend. These funds assist the works of so many of our faith family in both Latin and Eastern churches, especially in Third World countries. Your gift will be…

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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Please note that Wednesday, August 15, is a Holyday of Obligation. It is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. Please note the change in time. There will be NO 7:30 am Mass on that day.

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Our parish has thus far contributed $126,269. to the Annual Catholic Appeal, representing 90.16% of our goal of $140,000. If we are able to raise the balance quickly we will not need to have an in-pew collection! If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider supporting the many good diocesan programs that are funded…

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St. Joseph’s Manor welcomes day and evening volunteers. The needs are in many areas starting at 9:30 a.m.: The in-house beauty shop on Thursday and Friday mornings; The Manor Mart Gift Shop on Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 and Fridays, 9:00 to noon, and 2:00-3:00; Transporting to recreation programs on mornings and early evenings. For more information contact…

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Tuition Raffle

Only 2,000 tickets will be sold at $25 per ticket. The prize can be used for any student of the winner’s choice to attend any K-12 school, college or university, located and accredited in the U.S. Additionally, it can be used to pay back college loans! The raffle is being held by Our Lady of…

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Dear Parishioners, I am writing this on the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, more often referred to as the Jesuits. Our parish owes a great deal to the Jesuits, and not only for their involvement in our liturgical life (thank you Fr. Charlie, Fr. Joe and so…

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Our annual golf tournament will be held on Monday, September 24, at the Whitney Farms Country Club in Monroe The cost is $175.00 per golfer and includes the use of the putting green and driving range (beginning at 9 a.m.), golf and cart, lunch, cocktails, and dinner. Registration brochures are available at the entrances to…

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Our parish has thus far contributed $125,994. to the Annual Catholic Appeal, representing 90.00% of our goal of $140,000. If we are able to raise the balance quickly we will not need to have an in-pew collection! If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider supporting the many good diocesan programs that are…

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