149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT
www.stanthonyffld.org

Reflections

Awakening the Brain

October 11, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This parish is amazing! So many of you responded to our We Stand With Christ in-pew collection. The outpouring of support was so affirming of who we are as a parish. Thank you to all who contributed. We have made great strides toward our goal, but would love to see a greater rate…

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Becoming More Aware

September 30, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Last weekend the parish hosted The Social Justice and Charitable Works Fair in the parish hall following all the Masses. Representatives of many organizations with which our parishioners are associated came together to raise awareness about local and global needs and concerns. One of the issues highlighted by the fair was that of…

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We Stand With Christ

Please Join These Families…

September 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you are probably aware, our parish has joined other parishes in the diocese in the capital campaign entitled’ “We Stand With Christ.” This is an effort that benefits not only diocesan initiatives of education, faith and charity, but will also allow our parish to attend to some long-term maintenance issues as well…

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We Stand With Christ

We Stand with Christ

September 12, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you heard at Mass last weekend, St. Anthony’s has joined the diocesan Capital Campaign known as We Stand With Christ. Our goal is $2,000,000. of which we have already raised $1,210,000., because of the extraordinary generosity of 70 parish families. The campaign will fund three 501c3 corporations established to further the works…

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Religious Education

Gearing Up

August 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As we face the waning days of summer, there are a few housekeeping items to consider. The first concerns our annual picnic, held on July 14. We have not received all the invoices yet, but it appears that we were able to raise in excess of $30,000! What a tribute that is to…

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We Hold a Treasure

August 6, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As a gerontologist I look at the farmer in this week’s gospel as a good person planning for the future. A more ancient version of pension planning, retirement benefits portfolios, long-term care insurance-He is concerned for his immediate family, extended family, and in those days being a man of means, his laborers and…

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The Best of Who We Are

July 19, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Whew! Another parish picnic day has flown by, leaving us with gratitude and memories. Gratitude for the many hands that contributed their time and energy, and memories of the friends (and food!) that we seem to see only once a year at this event. Many thanks to the co-chairs of the picnic. Rose…

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Pope Francis

Here to Serve

June 27, 2019

Dear Parishioners, In preparing to write the column this week, I was struck by one phrase in the second reading (Galatians) in which St. Paul writes that we are to “serve one another through love.” I immediately encountered those words “to serve” again upon reading the obituary of Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, CA. Bishop…

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2019 – 2021 Pastoral Council Members

June 20, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you know, last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, the feast of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit was indeed alive and well at the parish, particularly during the 10 am Mass, which pulsed with the Spirit’s presence, between the readings, the homily, the outstanding music and the anticipation of the drawing…

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Come Holy Spirit

June 6, 2019

Dear Parishioners, It is entirely appropriate (and part of the plan!) that today, the Feast of Pentecost, is the day on which a new Pastoral Council is chosen for our parish. Every two years (with the exception of the retiring council, which has served for three years due to the extraordinary events of the past…

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Putting Our Faith Into Action

May 31, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Next weekend, Al’s Angels return to the parish to host a lemonade stand to raise money for their outreach to families with children who are hospitalized due to disabling diseases or injuries. Please give Al’s Angels a St. Anthony welcome by enjoying some refreshing lemonade and supporting this worthy cause. Frank, Beth and…

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Dan Schutte

Whew!

May 23, 2019

Dear Parishioners, What a busy parish! Take a look at the bulletin this week! And what is included in it isn’t the half of what is happening around here.  Whew!  It would make your (and my!) head spin. No room for a real letter, but just a word of thanks to Dan Schutte and to…

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