Dear Parishioners, This week we received two letters (Catholic Charities and the Food Pantry of Blessed Sacrament Parish) thanking the parish (YOU) for donations to their outreach efforts. In the midst of the pandemic, when you are all busy trying to keep your families safe and healthy, and while supporting your own parish, you rise…

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Just a word… Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… July 26, 2020 Were you surprised when King Solomon in our first reading, having been invited by God to ask for anything he wanted, prayed for wisdom and understanding, not wealth or power? Solomon is remembered as a king endowed with exactly what he asked of God.…

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Just a word… Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… July 19, 2020 “Blessed Jesus, you have said, knock and it will be opened to you; seek and you will find; ask and you will receive. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I knock, I ask and I seek…” fill in the blank with your…

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St. Anthony of Padua Church

We are happy to announce that beginning this Sunday, July 19, the 10 am Mass at St. Anthony’s will be live streamed to both our website (www.stanthonyffld.org) and our Face Book page.  The Mass will be recorded for viewing at another time as well. The Fairfield Jesuit Community continues to offer Masses (Thank you!) at the…

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Gregory Norbet

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday’s Gospel ends with the line, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”  When reading this, our friend and parishioner Gregory Norbet immediately came to mind. Gregory has graced our parish, our hearts and our ears with his beautiful, soulful melodies and lyrics for many years, until recently.  Gregory would come during Advent for an…

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Just a Word… Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… July 12, 2020 How do you know when it’s time to give up control of something? For example, my garden. Bob and I have lived in our home for 41 years. For 40 of those years, we had a vegetable garden in the backyard, and every summer…

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Just a word… Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… July 5, 2020 Does it seem to you that Jesus often speaks about “the wise and the learned” in disparaging terms, as if wisdom and knowledge were not worth pursuing, or were less than desirable in the Kingdom of God? Today’s Gospel again speaks of these qualities,…

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