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Come to Church to Pray

December 15, 2012

The Community of the Parish of St. Anthony mourns the loss of so many in the Sandy Hook Tragedy. Come to church this weekend to pray with us for the victims and their families. Masses are at 6 pm on Saturday, 8am, 10 am and 11:30 am on Sunday.

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Healing and Renewed Hope

December 15, 2012

Dear Parishioners, Imagine this scene: the church with lights dimmed, votive candles placed in front of icons on the windowsills, two beautiful images at the altar, one of Jesus the Teacher and the other of the Madonna and Child, lit by paschal candles from years gone by, the altar draped in seasonal purple. Now, add…

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Available

December 15, 2012

If you have sustained losses or damage from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for monetary aid. Call to apply 1-800-621-3362 or apply at www.disasterassistance.gov.

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Giving Tree Gifts Needed by Dec. 16th

December 15, 2012

All gifts must be returned by this Sunday, December 16th! Thank you for making our annual Giving Tree project a great success! You have made the holidays brighter for those who might not otherwise receive a gift. Please note that all gifts must be placed under the tree, making sure that the original tag is…

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Masses for Christmas and January 1st

December 8, 2012

Here is the Mass Schedule for Christmas to January 1st: Monday, December 24: 4:30pm and 12 midnight (with the choir– music begins at 11:30pm) Tuesday, December 25: 8:00am, 10:00am (with choir), and 11:30am Saturday and Sunday, December 29/30: Saturday, 6:00pm Sunday, 8:00am, 10:00am, and 11:30am Monday, December 31: 5:00pm Tuesday, January 1: 10:00am

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Spread the Word of Your Faith This Holiday

December 8, 2012

Dear Parishioners, As you might have read in recent months, the Vatican has been proposing a “New Evangelization” for the Catholic Church at large. This effort is especially focused on “re-proposing” the Gospel message to those who have experienced a crisis of faith. The Pope attributes this crisis to the effects of secularization, but I…

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Advent Reading

December 8, 2012

When you are gathering material to read this Advent, consider some of the new offerings in our Parish Library (in vestibule of the church). Such titles as Chasing Mystery (Carey Walsh), Keys to the Council (Richard Gaillardetz and Catherine Clifford), and Women, Wisdom and Witness (ed. Rosemary Car- bine and Kathleen Dolphin) have joined old…

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Day of Prayer Jan. 4th

December 8, 2012

Friday, January 4, is the First Friday of the month and a Day of Prayer for our parish. The Blessed Sacrament will be in expo- sition after the 7:30am Mass until 12noon. Please consider spending a half hour of prayer- ful quiet time in the church sometime during this day. At 3pm, all are welcome…

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Relay for Life

December 8, 2012

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Fairfield is looking for volunteers to help plan the Relay for Life 2013, an overnight event to raise funds and awareness for the ACS. The event will take place at Fairfield Ludlowe High School on June 8-9th, 2013. The next committee meeting is on this Wednesday, December…

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Oplatki Packets Available

December 8, 2012

Packets of oplatki, the wafers of unleavened bread which are used during the blessing of the Christmas meal by many who are of Eastern European descent, are available in the baskets at the entrance to the church. Donations are voluntary and will be given to the Thomas Merton Center.

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Day of Prayer Dec. 7th

December 3, 2012

Friday, December 7, is the First Friday of the month and a Day of Prayer for our parish. The Blessed Sacrament will be in exposition after the 7:30am Mass until 12noon. Please consider spending a half hour of prayerful quiet time in the church some time during this day. At 3pm, all are welcome to…

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Blood Pressure Screening Dec. 8th & 9th

December 3, 2012

Parish nurses will be available to check blood pressure this weekend after the 6pm Mass on Saturday and the 8am and 10am Mass on Sunday. Stop into the sacristy on the left side of the front of the church and take advantage of this painless and possibly life-saving measure.

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