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Reflections

Pope Francis

Shortage of Priests in the Amazon

November 26, 2019

Dear Parishioners, You may have read or heard about the recent three-week Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region, commonly referred to as the Amazon Synod. The synod concluded on October 27 in Rome. This gathering was remarkable for many reasons, in addition to being the first such meeting to be…

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Let’s All Chip In

November 1, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you all know by now, the parish has been engaged in a capital campaign, We Stand With Christ. The results have been astounding! 281 families have contributed thus far, and we are approaching our goal. We are so grateful to all who have made donations! The participation rate, however, is lagging behind…

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Awakening the Brain

October 29, 2019

Awakening the Brain, by Charlotte A. Tomaino, Ph.D. The author offers a unique perspective as a clinical neuropsychologist and a person of deep spirituality. The book explores increasing our consciousness of how the brain works so we become more open to receiving grace and intentionally create the lives we want. We will meet on November…

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Supporting “Save the Children” for Halloween

October 29, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of October already! The religious education year is well underway, the leaves are changing color, and thoughts are turning toward the holidays…yikes! That means that Hallowe’en is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but once Halloween comes along, it seems…

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Awakening the Brain

October 18, 2019

Awakening the Brain, by Charlotte A. Tomaino, Ph.D. The author offers a unique perspective as a clinical neuropsychologist and a person of deep spirituality. The book explores increasing our consciousness of how the brain works so we become more open to receiving grace and intentionally create the lives we want. We will meet on November…

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The New Blue

October 18, 2019

Dear Parishioners, In his primer on Christian Spirituality, Fr. Ron Rolheiser writes that its non-negotiable elements are private prayer and morality, social justice, communal worship and mellowness of heart and spirit. We probably could have guessed the first three, but the last comes as a bit of a surprise. What does mellowness of heart and…

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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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