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Annual Catholic Appeal

October 11, 2020

Annual Catholic Appeal– You probably have received a letter from the diocese concerning the Annual Catholic Appeal (Emergency Appeal). This year’s goal is smaller, as  was  promised. $126,000 (was $140,000 in the past several years). We have already raised $76,203 thanks to the generosity of many parishioners. Thank you if you have made a gift. If…

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The Great ThanksGiving Project

October 11, 2020

Every year at Thanksgiving Bridgeport Rescue Mission provides a turkey, a bag of fixings, and winter coats to families in need. Coats of all sizes are needed, and canned food items in need are corn, gravy, peas, and beans. The Great ThanksGiving Project is widely recognized as Coastal Fairfield County’s most impactful holiday outreach. Distributions…

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St. Anthony’s Men’s Group

October 11, 2020

The men’s discussion group will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in a virtual format (Zoom).  All men of the parish are invited to participate. Registration for the meeting as well the readings to be discussed may be obtained by contacting either Charlie Miller at cfmiller_2001@yahoo.com or Brian Kelahan at bpke@optonline.net.

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operation hope

Cooks wanted! Operation Hope Dinners

October 11, 2020

Cooks wanted! Our parish provides a monthly dinner for the guests of Operation Hope on the 4th Thursday of each month. We need volunteers to pitch in. JoAnn DeMaso has graciously led this effort, but she needs some helping hands. If you can help, please contact JoAnn at jnd6@optonline.net

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Religious Education

Religious Education

October 11, 2020

If you have a child to enroll in our religious education program this year, and you have not yet received a registration form by email, please contact the office. Our program this year will be home schooling with online support due to the restrictions mandated by the pandemic

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Prayer

Centering Prayer Invitation

October 11, 2020

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

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Saint Francis Garden

October 11, 2020

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Please remember to support your parish

October 11, 2020

As you can well imagine, the cost of operating a parish in these times has not decreased but rather has increased due to the safety protocols that have been put in place to protect us all. Please remember to support your parish to keep it alive and well for the day when we can all…

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Just a word… Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

October 11, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time… October 11, 2020 Why wouldn’t the wedding guest wear an appropriate garment? After all, one would think he’d have been grateful to have access to the feast, albeit as a third string guest. At least, he would have enjoyed a good dinner, perhaps better than he had…

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Just a word… Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time…

October 3, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time… October 4, 2020 Why is Jesus telling us this story of the owner of the vineyard and the irresponsi­ ble tenants? We are all capable of figuring out that the tenants were unjust, conniving and murderous. What does this have to do with us? A deeper look reveals that God is the owner, so perhaps that makes us the tenants. The owner leaves thevineyard in the care of the tenants, apparently having given them all they need to care for it and produce the requisite fruit. Leaving the vineyard in the tenants’…

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Just a word… Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

September 27, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time… September 27, 2020 Many years ago there was a play with a short run entitled “Jackie O,” in which the actress playing Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy came onstage at the beginning and asked the audience “Do you want to know who I am?” Scenes from Jackie’s famous life…

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Just a word… Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

September 22, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time… September 20, 2020 It’s not fair!!! The words of today’s gospel are enough to make an economics professor flip out. The very idea that the last one to show up to work is treated the same as the one who has been laboring the day long, rails…

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