Just a word… Feast of Pentecost… May 31, 2020 On this Feast of Pentecost we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit, to the apostles, yes, and to us as well. For anyone who has a control issue, the descent of the holy, chaotic wind of God can unleash discomfort or at least uneasiness. For…

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Just a word… Seventh Sunday of Easter… May 24, 2020 Can we think about today’s Gospel as Jesus’ last will and testament? In a way, that is exactly what it is. We are privileged to overhear Jesus’ prayer to his Father, on the night before he was to die. The theologian John Shea says that…

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Dear Parishioners, What’s your favorite part of the St. Anthony Annual Parish Picnic?  Do you enjoy the camaraderie of tent night working together with seasoned pros and newbies alike? Side by side, raising tent after tent until the parking lot fluffs up with the promise of things to come? You leave with the memories…

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Do you remember Dan Schutte’s gift of a “virtual Triduum” that enriched the lives of so many of us when we couldn’t celebrate the Triduum in our usual manner?  Dan has done it again!  He has produced a “Novena for Pentecost.”  This is a series of prayers, short videos, and music for the days between…

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Just a word… Sixth Sunday of Easter… May 17, 2020 Each of the six Sundays since Easter has called us to celebrate the joy of Easter, of Resurrection, of renewing the earth. To celebrate that joy assumes that we have it in the first place. Where is it to be found, and what exactly is…

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Just a word… Fifth Sunday of Easter… May 10, 2020 Soup and stones…that’s one way to sum up the first two readings this Sunday. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles relates an issue in the early church, one of favoritism and discrimination. Jerusalem was home to many widows who found support in the…

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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 –11:00 a.m. Newcomers are always welcome. So, please join us!

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Dear Parishioners, Happy Mother’s Day to all who are mothers, grand-mothers, aunts, mothersinlaw, Godmothers, stepmothers…to anyone who plays a mothering role in another’s life!  God bless you for all  the love you show and the example you give.   Speaking of showing love and giving example, Fr. Charles Allen, S.J., is retiring this week and will be living…

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Pope Francis is calling for a World Day of Prayer on May 14 for an end to the global pandemic.  Joining with Muslim leaders, the pope called on all believers in God around the world to hold “a day of fasting, prayers, and supplications.”   The day is meant to unite all people of faith in the common goal of imploring…

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Spiritual Director Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick, S.J., of the Fairfield Jesuit Community, will present a virtual discussion this Saturday, May 9, at 10 am.  His topic is “Where is God?” and will address issues of faith as we learn to live with the threat of the virus. During times such as these it is natural to wonder where God…

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