Just a word… Third Sunday of Easter… April 26, 2020 Why Cleopas? Who was he that the risen Christ should appear to him and his companion, in Luke’s beautifully told Gospel of the road to Emmaus? He was not one of the twelve, and we never hear his name again. Perhaps he was not the…

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Diocese of Bridgeport

The church (side entrance) will be open for private prayer daily from 9 am until 2 pm. until further notice. The bulletin will be available on our parish website and in the church. NOTE: The office is closed, per the bishop’s request. Please call and leave a message or email if you need to reach…

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Just a word…Second Sunday of Easter…April 19, 2020 In today’s Gospel we find the disciples of Jesus locked in a room, out of fear. Not one to let a locked door deter him, Jesus passes right through the door into their midst, offering them the gift of peace. After showing them the wounds in his…

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April 12, 2020 Dear Parishioners, A reasonable facsimile of the bulletin for Easter Sunday follows: This weekend’s bulletin is dedicated to the memory of those who would have been remembered at our Masses this past week, and this coming week (April 11 through April 19): All Parishioners, James P. Dillon, Lt. Albert C. Joyce, Jr.,…

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Support Needed – During this extraordinary time, Yale New Haven Health needs your help. If you are in a position to do so, please donate protective equipment items. Kelly Sohigian has generously volunteered to help coordinate this effort on behalf of the St. Anthony’s family. Please contact her directly for more information. Thank you for your support!

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E-Giving – Did you misplace your envelopes? Can’t get to Mass? Have you not received envelopes in the past but would like to now? Is it easier to make a contribution when paying all your bills after hours on a Friday? This is for you! Electronic Giving for supporting St. Anthony’s is now set up. Go to https://www.givecentral.org/location/639, create your account, log in, and the rest is simple! As you will note below, the Offertory Collection is significantly down. This collection is essential to the running of the parish, most expenses of which continue even when we are not…

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Dear Parishioners, We have witnessed extraordinary happenings in this time of social distancing due to the novel coronavirus threat. Beaches, parks, and movie theatres are closed or off limits to us; our beloved church is closed for all gatherings and Masses (but open from 9-2 for individual prayer); we cannot see our families and friends for fear of becoming ill…

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Prayer of Spiritual Communion – When you are watching a Mass online and cannot receive the Eucharist in person, you can say this prayer: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment…

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Support Needed – During this extraordinary time, Sr. Eileen’s Street Ministry needs help. If you are in a position to do so, please purchase $10 or $15 gift cards, from Stop & Shop, Subway, McDonald’s or Dunkin’ Donuts. They can be placed THROUGH the mailslot in the front door of the rectory. Sr. Eileen and her friends will be so grateful!

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Prayer

Centering Prayer  The Centering Prayer group will meet electronically! Please contact Susan Lenahan at 203-858-8367 for details. 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: a.m. Newcomers are always welcome. So, please join us!

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