News

Picnic, golf tournament?

November 28, 2020

Picnic, golf tournament? Those didn’t happen this year but we have a different opportunity to raise funds for the parish. AR Workshop is offering Do it Yourself ornament kits with some of the proceeds benefiting the parish. This is a great idea for your family! St. Anthony’s Parish will receive 10% or 20% of the proceeds…

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Annual Catholic Appeal

November 28, 2020

You probably have re- ceived a letter from the diocese concerning the Annual Catholic Appeal (Emergency Appeal). This year’s goal is smaller. $126,000. We have raised $82,688., which is great (65.63%), but we need to close the gap! We will be responsible for the difference.  This collection supports many ministries of the diocese, including food pantries…

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The Giving Tree

November 28, 2020

Our annual Giving Tree, sponsored by the St. Anthony Youth Group, is standing proudly on the deck, decorated with ornaments that specify a gift card that has been requested. Gift cards valued at $10 to Target, Walmart, Walgreen’s, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s and Subway will help the homeless and shelter insecure stay fed and warm this…

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Al’s Angels Touchless Toy Drive

November 28, 2020

This year the annual toy drive is “touchless” because of the pandemic . You can participate by going to www.alsangels.org where you will find information about how you can help make a child’s Christmas a happy one.

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Prayer

Centering Prayer Invitation

November 28, 2020

The Centering Prayer group will meet electronically! Please contact Susan Lenahan at 203-858-8367 for details. Wednesdays, 9:00 -11a.m. Newcomers are always welcome!

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Calling all old/broken/tired jewelry

November 28, 2020

Calling all old/broken/tired jewelry If you were disappointed that we were unable to accept your jewelry for sale at the picnic this past summer, now is your chance to clean out your collection and donate what you no longer want. Through the kindness of Mary Anne Sulik, aka, the Jewelry Lady, we are able to place your donations at a consignment shop and garner some funds for the parish. There will be a box on the back porch for your offerings. Thank you for your always generous response!

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A Virtual Retreat with Dan Schutte for Advent

November 28, 2020

A Virtual Retreat with Dan Schutte for Advent Join a self-directed retreat and walk a path to hope and consolation in these challenging times. The retreat includes video reflections from Dan, with songs for prayer and reflection and a downloadable retreat workbook. Complete details to follow…watch for an email !

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Dear Parishioners – 11.29.20

November 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving in whatever way was possible for you this year. With this Sunday marking the beginning of Advent, we are well on our way toward Christmas and the end of the year. It doesn’t seem possible, yet I don’t think there are many who will be sorry to see 2020 in the rearview mirror…

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Prayer of Spiritual Communion

November 28, 2020

Prayer of Spiritual Communion – When you are watching a Mass online and cannot receive the Eucharist in person, you can say this prayer: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment…

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Please remember to support your parish

November 28, 2020

Please remember to support your parish to keep it alive and well for the day when we can all gather safely again. Thank you – to the many parishioners who have been mailing or dropping off their envelopes to the rectory office. E-Giving – Electronic Giving for supporting St. Anthony’s is now being used by…

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Just a word… First Sunday of Advent…

November 28, 2020

Just a word… First Sunday of Advent… November 29, 2020 “Attention, attention must be paid!” These words of Linda Loman, wife of Willy Loman, in Arthur Miller’s famous 1949 play, “The Death of a Salesman,” were uttered at her husband’s funeral. She was speaking of the tragedy of his life, hoping to urge her children…

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Just a word… The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe…

November 21, 2020

Just a word… The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe… November 22, 2020 Imagine if you were Jesus, with what words would you want to leave your followers if it was the last time you spoke to them? Our gospel today is the last recorded teaching of Jesus, according to Matthew. Presumably, these were the lessons Jesus most wanted his followers to remember. In speaking about our…

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