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Archive for December 2019

Balance

Dear Parishioners, Today we see clashing symbols in the sanctuary. The four candles of the Advent Wreath are all burning signifying the Fourth Sunday of Advent, AND we have the creche and the Christmas trees, as well as the roping and wreaths adorning the rest of the church, indicating that we are celebrating Christmas! Which…

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Schedule of Christmas & New Year Masses

Tuesday, December 24 4:30 pm Midnight (music begins at 11:30) Wednesday, December 25 10 am (with adult choir) 11:30 am Masses for the Solemnity of Mary Tuesday, December 31 6 pm Wednesday, January 1 10 am

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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 Jan. 18) 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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Adult Choir

Love to sing?  See Frank Macari after Mass to talk about joining the choir. Practice is on Thursday evenings at 7:30.

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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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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 28/29. Baskets will be at all of the entrances to the church. Thank you for your consistently generous response.

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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 ringing 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 with immediate food and housing needs and to provide heating fuel and utility payments for…

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

All who knit or crochet or would like to learn are welcome to participate in the prayer shawl ministry. Meetings take place on the second Saturday of the month (next one is on 1/11) at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room in the school. Shawls are made for the ill or bereaved. Contact Colleen Dean…

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The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Angel Appeal

The Angel Appeal of the Council is underway! This is an opportunity to honor someone in your life by making a contribution to the Council in that person’s (angel’s) name. Funds collected support the outreach of the council in many ways, including their Mobile Market which brings fresh produce to people in need; providing tuition…

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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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Stop & Shop Cards

Stop & Shop Gift Card

This is the season when there is a greater need for helping others who are hungry. Please consider purchasing a Stop & Shop card and placing it in the collection basket…Thank you!

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Daily Mass/Prayer Service Cancellation Policy

As inclement weather approaches, please note that the 7:30 a.m. daily Mass may be cancelled due to hazardous snow or ice conditions. A decision will be made in the early morning. If you would like to be notified through email of a cancellation, please email your request to office@stanthonyffld.org. Also, Mass will automatically be canceled…

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