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Archive for December 2018

Peace

Dear Parishioners, As we stand on the edge of a new year, the reading from St. Paul to the Colossians this Sunday tells us to put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another…as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all…

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Philosophy Course by Dr. James Long

The Enduring Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas: A Peek at His Summa. Dr. James Long, Philosophy Professor from Fairfield University, will be teaching a course on St. Thomas Aquinas here at St. Anthony’s. The course is being offered to diocesan seminarians, and Dr. Long (our parishioner and choir member!) is also offering it as an…

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Hats, Mittens & Gloves Needed for Sr. Eileen’s Street Ministry

The religious education community invites the parish to join them in collecting warm hats, mittens and gloves, for women and men, to benefit Sr. Eileen Boffa’s Street Ministry. The need is great as the colder weather approaches. Donations can be placed on the back porch of the rectory. Thank you for loving your neighbor!

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Open House on Jan. 27th

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (1719 Post Road in Fairfield) will host an open house for prospective families on Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. Take a guided tour of PK3-4, kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools. Visit with classroom teachers and administrators and meet current families. All families of PK3-8th grade students…

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The Angel Appeal

The Council of Churches held a special place in Father John’s heart, so in 2015 St. Anthony’s became a member. The council is involved in projects throughout the greater Bridgeport area to provide food, culinary training to employ folks in the food services industry, school partnerships to maintain school engagement culminating in graduation and further…

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Educate a Woman..Educate a Family!

Mercy Learning Center

Mercy Learning Center (637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT) seeks volunteers. Tutors meet with students at the Center twice weekly for two hours each session. A one-day training is required. Upcoming New Tutor training dates are Friday January 18, and Friday, January 25; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch is provided). Contact tutor coordinators Lynn Gabriel…

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Youth Group Meeting on Jan. 7th

Youth Group meeting! Monday, January 7. Topic: Sorting it ALL out 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Church Meeting Room As always…Pizza! All high school youth are welcome!

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Tuna Wanted for Merton House Collection

Pouches of Tuna

Whether it’s StarKist, Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea or some other brand that’s a favorite, we will be collecting all brands of canned tuna on the weekend of December 29/30. Baskets will be at all of the entrances to the church. Thank you for your consistently generous response.

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Men’s Discussion Group Meets on January 7th

Men’s Discussion Group meets on Monday evening, January 7, at 7:30 in the rectory (note change of venue). Copies of the article to be discussed will be available at the front entrance to the church. All men of the parish are welcome!

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Christmas Memories

Dear Parishioners, One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember if it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or…

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Thank you from Sr. Eileen

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“My dear St. Anthony Friends, The hats, scarves, etc. (by the hundreds) have truly blessed bodies and spirits! Just one recent story for you: Some days ago I was headed down State Street. It was one of those chilled to the bone sort of mornings and I saw a frail looking young women in her…

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Lauralton Hall Honor Roll

Lauralton Hall has announced that the following parishioners have earned a place on the Honor Roll at the end of the first quarter this year: Jessica Abbazia, High Honors Maria Abbazia, Honors Ashley Appleby, Honors Congratulations to all!

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