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Sacrament of Reconciliation

March 22, 2021

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Wednesday evening, March 24, at 7 pm, with individual confession.

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HOLY WEEK SERVICES

March 22, 2021

HOLY WEEK SERVICES (all services will be live-streamed) Palm Sunday, March 28; Masses at 10 am and 12 pm; Holy Thursday, April 1; Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 pm; Good Friday, April 2; Good Friday Passion of the Lord Service at 3 pm; Holy Saturday, April 3; The Great Vigil of Easter at…

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Just a word… Fifth Sunday of Lent…

March 20, 2021

Just a word… Fifth Sunday of Lent… March 21, 2021 The Greeks in today’s gospel were asking to see Jesus. Who among us would not like to see Jesus? I suspect that most of us would. But which Jesus? The Jesus who taught on the hillsides, or from a boat, or on a beach? The…

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Taize Fourth Week of Lent 2021

March 19, 2021

Our parish has traditionally prayed Taizé each Friday evening during the Season of Lent. Through the wonders of technology, Taizé is back! Taizé will be posted each of the remaining weeks of Lent.

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Prayer

Centering Prayer Invitation

March 16, 2021

The Centering Prayer group is meeting virtually! Please contact Susan Lenahan at 203- 858-8367 for details. Wednesdays, 9:15 –11:15 a.m. Newcomers are welcome! Centering Prayer is a simple and powerful way to access a deeper relationship with God which expands one’s receptivity to the presence and activity of God in one’s life.  Join ZoomMeeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88352931320

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A Lenten Journey Through Mark’s Gospel

March 16, 2021

This liturgical year, known as Cycle B, is also referred to as the Year of Mark’s Gospel. Considering that, this Lent would be an appropriate time to walk through Mark’s Gospel to become more familiar with it, and to consider the import of Mark’s words in our lives. Zoom sessions will be held on Thursdays: Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 7:30—8:15 pm. Parishioner Charlie Miller will facilitate. https://Fairfield.zoom.us/j/94020421167

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Men’s Online Retreat: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 to 12:30 p.m.

March 16, 2021

Men’s Online Retreat—Sponsored by the Holy Family Retreat Team: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 to 12:30 p.m. Together We Rise: during these months of isolation and separation, we have felt a longing to gather together as a community. Many of us are struggling with loneliness and mourning a sense of normalcy in our lives. It’s…

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2021 Diocese of Bridgeport Annual Catholic Appeal

March 16, 2021

2021 Diocese of Bridgeport Annual Catholic Appeal—is now underway. Named “Arise,” based on Lord’s words to Lazarus, the bishop invites us all to “arise from the darkness” of the pandemic and “seek new life” in Christ. The appeal will provide funds for works of charity, formation in faith, education and catechesis. There are pamphlets explaining…

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Dear Parishioners – 3.14.21

March 16, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As we enter the fourth week of Lent, I am struck by a few thoughts: one could say we have been living in the season of Lent for the past year; we are halfway through Lent, and perhaps we haven’t found a way of preparing that fits our needs/schedules, etc.; and the weather today (Tuesday) is just lovely, spring-like, and brings to mind that we will actually be celebrating Holy Week and Easter this year, unlike last. If you are looking for something to help you prepare for the coming celebrations, check out the diocesan website where Bishop Frank, always looking forward, has introduced “A Call to Renewal.” This website contains materials for spiritual and pastoral renewal, along with the Bishop’s Pastoral Exhortation,…

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St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group Meeting on Monday, March 22nd @ 7pm

March 16, 2021

St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group High School Youth Group Zoom meeting— March 22, at 7 p.m. Topic: What do we know? 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 (twice a…

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Just a word… Fourth Sunday of Lent…

March 16, 2021

Just a word… Fourth Sunday of Lent… March 14, 2021… On this Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we are meant to take a break from the somberness that accompanies Lent and rejoice in the truth of our faith. Using the vehicle of a discourse from Jesus to Nicodemus, the one who visits Jesus…

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Taize Third Week of Lent 2021

March 11, 2021

Our parish has traditionally prayed Taizé each Friday evening during the Season of Lent. Through the wonders of technology, Taizé is back! Taizé will be posted each of the remaining weeks of Lent.

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