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Fun DIY project for cold winter days

December 21, 2020

AR Workshop has created fun DIY-to go kits to complete in your home. St. Anthony’s Parish will receive 10% or 20% of the proceeds depending on the number of kits sold. This a wonderful family project to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Simply go to www.arworkshop.com/fairfield or call 203-295-0569. Remember to use…

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Apple Crumb Pies

December 21, 2020

Apple Crumb Pies— The center for Food Equity and Economic Development (FEED) operates a professional kitchen under Chef Kashia Cave. The staff provides 500 meals every week to Bridgeport residents in need. To increasesupport for FEED’s mission, the staff is making apple crumb pies available to the general public for $10 each for the holidays.…

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Annual Catholic Appeal

December 21, 2020

You probably have received 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 and…

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The Giving Tree

December 21, 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

December 21, 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

December 21, 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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AmazonSmile

December 21, 2020

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Please consider shopping at smile.amazon.com and selecting “The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport”…

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St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group Meeting on Monday, January 11 @ 7pm

December 21, 2020

St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group Our high school youth group will resume meeting on Zoom on January 11, 2021, at 7 pm. High School teens need a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian (available on the back porch of the rectory) with an approved email address in order to attend the meetings. Permission slips may…

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Our Masses for Christmas

December 21, 2020

Our Masses for Christmas are: 4:30 pm, Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve; 10 am and 12 noon, Friday, December 25, Christmas Day. When the maximum number for the church is reached, the 4:30 and the 10 will be live-streamed to the parish hall, and the Eucharist will be distributed there as well.

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Just a word… Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21, 2020

Just a word… Fourth Sunday of Advent… December 20, 2020 Has anyone ever seen the movie, “The Bishop’s Wife?” It is one of my favorite Christmas movies, for many reasons, not the least of which are the lessons it can teach us about what God might actually want from us. David Niven plays Henry, the…

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Just a word… Third Sunday of Advent

December 13, 2020

Just a word… Third Sunday of Advent… December 13, 2020 Who here today is feeling joyful? Joy is a precious commodity these days, not frequently found amid all the sadness, illness and hardship that abounds. And yet, our scripture message today is “Rejoice!” The Light is coming, and is already here. Okay, but where? Where…

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Just a word… Second Sunday of Advent

December 7, 2020

Just a word… Second Sunday of Advent… December 6, 2020 Who among us isn’t seeking comfort these days? Consider the human devastation of the global pandemic, with its upending of our normal activities, along with political and social unrest; add to that mix our personal disappointments and losses. Who hasn’t felt like they were wandering…

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