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Archive for November 2019

Men’s Discussion Group

The men’s group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the school building. In January the group will read and discuss A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching by Kevin McKenna. All men of the parish are welcome. Contact Charlie Miller at cfmiller_2001@yahoo.com for more information.

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Centering Prayer Invitation

Prayer

Centering Prayer is a simple and powerful way to access a deeper relationship with God which expands one’s receptivity to the presence and activity of God in one’s life. Develop a contemplative meditation practice by exploring centering prayer with St. Anthony’s Centering Prayer Group; Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Contact the parish office (203-259-0358 or office@stanthonyffld.org).

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Annual Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale!

Shop  for beautiful and unique gifts, hand-made by artisans around the world on the weekend of November 30/ December 1, after all the Masses in the church meeting room (basement). Proceeds from CRS’ Fair Trade Craft Sale support the artisans. A portion will also benefit the Our Woven Community in Bridgeport, which provides local re-…

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THE RED KETTLES ARE BACK

Salvation Army

The local Salvation Army service unit is asking the St. Anthony family for help ring ing the bells! This is the 128th year of this wonderful tradition. The funds collected are used to support struggling families in Fairfield and neighboring communities. The money is used for immediate food and housing needs and to provide heating…

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The Gentle Whisper of Trees

The Gentle Whisper of Trees

The Gentle Whisper of Trees— Original play by Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick; Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse. Call 203-227-4177 or click here for ticket information. An American family comes face to face with tragic truths—a passionate drama diving into human sexuality, communication, and the alienation caused by…

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Shortage of Priests in the Amazon

Pope Francis

Dear Parishioners, You may have read or heard about the recent three-week Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, commonly referred to as the Amazon Synod. The synod concluded on October 27 in Rome. This gathering was remarkable for many reasons, in addition to being the first such meeting to be…

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Secular Franciscan Profession

Come and see…if you are being called to a vocation as a Secular Franciscan! Please join the Holy Spirit Fraternity on Saturdays (next one is Dec. 14) for Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the church followed by a gathering in the church hall. All are welcome. For information, call Susan Lenahan at 203-858-8367.

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Stop & Shop Cards

Stop & Shop Gift Card

Our supply of Stop & Shop cards has been exhausted, and we are entering the time when people are most in need of them. Please consider purchasing one when you are shopping and place it in the basket…Thank you!!

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Fairfield Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Beth El

The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held this year at Congregation Beth El (1200 Fairfield Woods Road) on Sunday, November 24, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and share in this Thanksgiving worship with fellow Fairfielders!

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Parish Thanksgiving Celebration

This year we will be celebrating Thanksgiving at all the Masses on the weekend of November 23, 24. Please bring your donations of pasta and rice to the Mass you attend. Baskets will be at the doors to receive your offerings. All items will be given to the Merton Center. Let’s make it a great…

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Operation Hope Dinners

operation hope

Operation Hope is grateful for St. Anthony’s continued support (our parish provides dinner on the last Thursday of each month). If you are interested in providing a meal/part of a meal, please contact Joann DeMaso at Jnd6@optonline.net for more information.

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ONLY A SHORT TIME LEFT….

….to reserve your space for acclaimed Catholic leader Chris Lowney’s presentation of “EVERYONE LEADS: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church.” The program will take place in the Parish Hall from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16. Please register this week by calling the parish office at 203-259-0358 or by emailing: Office@stanthonyffld.org. Admission…

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