Dear Parishioners, We have just concluded our Christmas Season and the trees, wreaths and poinsettias were beautiful and lent such grace and beauty to our liturgical celebrations. Before you know it, Holy Week and the Easter Season will be here, bringing with them the promise of many displays of flowers and other decorations. Did you…

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On Wednesday, February 19, from 7:30 until 9:00pm, a program on Clean Slate Legislation will be held in the Church Meeting Room, facilitated by one of our parishioners, Tom Flynn. Two former inmates will share the barriers to employment, education and housing they faced after successfully completing their sentences. A question and answer period with…

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Church of the Blessed Sacrament

February 9—All, especially the sick, the frail, and the handicapped, are invited to celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sick. The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered. Refreshments will follow. Welcome begins at 11:15 a.m. Followed by Mass at 11:30. Blessed Sacrament Church, 275 Union…

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The 2020 Bellarmine Lecture will be offered on Wednesday, February 19, at 7:30 pm, by Rev. William Clark, S.J. of the Religious Studies Faculty at The College of the Holy Cross. The topic will be “Going to Church: Can Catholic Parishes Rise Again?” The event will be held at the New Dolan School of Business…

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Please refrain from partaking of the Eucharist in the form of Precious Blood if you are not feeling well. It is cold and flu season, let’s all stay healthy!

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offertory envelope

A request: Please do not secure your offertory envelope with tape or a staple. Either makes the envelope more difficult to open. Please clearly indicate your contribution amount in the space provided. This speeds the process and insures greater accuracy for your end of year report.

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Dear Parishioners, The week of January 18 – 25 is The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute has published several docu- ments, prayers and meditations pertaining to the cele- bration of this week.  Among them is the following: “As Christians from different Churches and Traditions, we have unfortunately, over…

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Dear St. Anthony Parishioners: Once again your Advent Tree gift cards will, throughout all of 2020, bring great comfort and joy to so many of our sisters and brothers struggling on the streets of Bridgeport or living in shelters. They receive your gifts humbly and with great gratitude. These tangible gifts are wonderful and so…

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Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, January 30 through March 26 (no class on March 12). Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults restrict their activities out of fear of falling. “A Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to…

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Mercy Learning Center

Mercy Learning Center (637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport) provides basic literacy and life-skills training to low-income women in the Greater Bridgeport area. Tutors are needed. Experience is not necessary to be a tutor. The tutor training date is Friday, January 24; 9:00 to 3:00; lunch is provided. Contact Lynn Gabriel, Tutor Coordinator at 203-334-6699 or at…

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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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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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