News

There is a plan

January 18, 2014

Dear Parishioners, Last Saturday morning I had, what I call, one of those “priestly privilege” moments. This time it happened at a baptism: A family had gathered from all over the country to celebrate their mother’s milestone birth- day. Because they were all together, it seemed the perfect weekend to baptize the newest grandchild as…

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Marriage Encounter

January 18, 2014

Resolve to start a new love affair with your spouse that’s beyond your wildest dreams.  It can happen on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in Hartford, CT.  This weekend is a positive, simple, common sense private experience between husband and wife that revitalizes marriage.  A weekend away renews the romance and excitement you experienced during…

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St. Anthony Women’s Retreat

January 18, 2014

St. Anthony Women’s Retreat will take place on the weekend of February 28—March 2 at the Convent of St. Birgitta in Darien.  Invitations containing details about the weekend can be found at the entrances to the church.  Space is limited.  Please call Eleanor at the parish office for more information.

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Fairfield College Preparatory Tuition Rafflle

January 18, 2014

Fairfield College Preparatory School announces a $25,000 Tuition Raffle.  The prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, location and accredited in the U.S.  Only 1,000 tickets are available for sale at $100 per ticket.  (500 tickets must be sold, or buyers will receive a full refund.)  Proceeds from the raffle will…

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Adult Discussion Group

January 18, 2014

The Sunday Morning Discussion group meets at 8:45am in the Community Room on the second floor of the Parish Hall. This hour-long, open discussion uses the Sunday Mass readings as a launching point for some “conversation and coffee” on matters relevant to Christian living. Follows the Rel Ed. Calendar.

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St. Thomas Open House on Jan. 26th

January 18, 2014

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Pre-K through Grade 8 invites you to attend their Open House on Jan. 26th from 10-12.  Faculty and staff, together with current parents and students will be available for tours and conversation.

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Lauralton Hall Invites You to Take-a-Look

January 18, 2014

Lauralton Hall invites you to attend Take-a-Look Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00 am. Join us for coffee and a tour. RSVP to (203) 877-2786 ext. 144 — Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, 200 High Street, Milford.

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Year-end Contributions Statements

January 18, 2014

Year-end Contributions Statements will be mailed this month to all parishioners who weekly collection contributions reached $250 or more.  Any other statements may be obtained by contacting the parish office by phone or email.

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Canned Tuna Wanted for Thomas Merton Center Collection

January 18, 2014

During the weekend of January 25-26, St. Anthony Parish will be collecting canned tuna for the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport.  Baskets will be at all entrances to the church.  Thank you for your generous support.

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“Universal Life” Minister

January 12, 2014

Dear Parishioners, I have a friend who was ordained online as a “Universal Life” minister so she could legally witness the marriage of her niece. Some may think that’s odd, especially when you consider that some celebrity Universal Life Ministers include Conan O’Brien, Kathy Griffin, Debbie Reynolds, and Hunter Thompson (until his death in 2005).…

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St. Anthony Pastoral Council

January 12, 2014

Please keep the members of the Pastoral Council in your prayers next Saturday as they meet for a day of prayer and discussion. If you have any ideas, issues or concerns that you would like a council member to bring up to the group, their email addresses and telephone numbers may be found on the…

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Thank You

January 12, 2014

A special thank you to our choir, musicians, and to all the parishioners who helped clean and decorate the church and water all of the plants during our Christmas season to make it so special and beautiful once again.

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