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


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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Dr. Charlotte Tomaino

So Blessed!

May 23, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This past Saturday morning, 82 women gathered in the parish hall for a morning of reflection led by Dr. Charlotte Tomaino, a clinical neuropsychologist whose book “Awakening the Brain: the Neuropsychol- ogy of Grace,” explores the intersection of science and spirituality. Dr. Tomaino worked for years with those affected by traumatic brain injuries…

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Collection Information

May 10, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Did you ever find yourself subject to the schedule demands of other parties, often causing you to have to completely re-arrange what you had been planning to accomplish on certain days, or preventing you from being able to move forward with a project or task? That happens in the life of our parish,…

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Do you love me?

May 5, 2019

Dear Parishioners, In today’s Gospel we see Simon Peter at the forefront: he wants to go fishing and he calls to his companions to join him. When Jesus calls to them to ask if they have caught anything, and gives advice about casting the nets to the right side of the boat, Peter realizes that…

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Walk the Way of Jesus

April 19, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem this Sunday, we have a choice as to how to proceed for the rest of this coming Holy Week. Will we be bystanders, going through the motions and rejoicing next Sunday that we can again eat chocolate, or have a drink, or return to whatever behavior…

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The Goodness of the Lord

April 15, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As we begin our experience of Holy Week 2019, memories of Holy Weeks in the past surface. In looking back, perhaps we think about the intentions that we had for a “good and fruitful” Lent that would create an attitude in our hearts for a truly meaningful Holy Week, especially the celebrations of…

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Come and be fed

April 10, 2019

Dear Parishioners, It seems hard to believe but here we are on the eve of Holy Week, the week that contains our holiest of holy days, the week that teaches us once again about the Paschal Mystery -the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus,- and reminds us of the paschal mystery that each of us…

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City of God

March 31, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This past Sunday, there was a choir of angels in our church at the 10 am Mass for the first anniversary of Fr. John’s death.  At least that’s what it sounded like, and that is what so many of the attendees voiced. The church was full and the atmosphere was as one might…

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Father John Baran

Father John

March 23, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As I am sure most of you know, this Sunday marks the first anniversary of Fr. John’s death. As with so many losses, the space/time continuum seems to have ripped, warping the memory of the exact timing of such a tremendous loss to the parish and to each of us individually. The past…

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Social Justice Outreach

March 12, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Did you know?…As part of our parish’s Social Justice outreach, there will be a blurb in the bulletin each week highlighting a topic of interest and/or an organization that responds to needs within or beyond our local community. This is the first: Did you know…that St. Anthony’s has been a member of the…

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