January 6, 2020; 7 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Church Hall Meeting Room Topic: Counting Our Blessings All high school youth are welcome; Pizza and refreshments will be served. The evening will include opportunities for creativity, fun, great discussion, and good works. RSVP to Hhpaisan@optonline.net for the meeting or with questions.

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Dear Parishioners, Here we are ten days from Christmas, wondering what on earth to get for Grandma! Amid the hustle and bustle, let’s make time to do the real work of Christmas…the softening and opening of our hearts to receive the Lord. Leonard Cohen’s words can be helpful as we prepare: Ring the bells that…

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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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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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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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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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St. Anthony parishioners are invited to participate in Al’s Angels’ Holiday Toy Drive. Collection boxes are located in the church vestibule and on the rectory back porch. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages birth to 10. The deadline is December 15. Al’s Angels (alsangels.org) supports children with terminal illnesses and severe financial hardship in…

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The Diocesan Choir for Youth will present its Arise and Shine Concert on Friday, December 20, at 7:30 pm at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts. All are invited to a night of song and Christmas joy! Tickets are $22/person and can be purchased online or at the Quick Center box office.

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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

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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Our annual Giving Tree, standing proud in the sanctuary, is decorated with “ornaments” that specify a gift card that is requested. Throughout the Advent season, please consider taking an ornament (or two!), purchase the requested card, and return it to the collection box beneath the tree. This year we are asking for gift cards for…

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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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