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Just a word… Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

June 28, 2020

Just a word… Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… June 28, 2020 What are we to make of this Gospel today, in which Jesus seems to challenge the depth of our love of family members and implicitly commands us to take up our cross and follow him? His tone softens a bit as we hear Jesus…

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Mass Protocols

June 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners,The day has come when we can open the doors of the church again to hold Mass, only now, instead of “standing room only” we can offer “sitting room” for less than 50 people. The idea that we have to require reservations to populate our Masses is one that goes against the grain, being…

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Just a word… Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

June 21, 2020

Just a word… Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time… June 21, 2020 Are you ever afraid? Most people (including me) are reluctant to admit out loud that they are…but I will admit that I am afraid at times, usually of things that will never happen, or if they did happen, I would manage to survive…like, what…

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St. Anthony of Padua Church

Masses will resume in the church on Sunday, June 28

June 13, 2020

Dear Parishioners,                I hope that you are well and staying safe.  Frank, Beth and I dearly miss seeing you at Mass and so look forward to the day when we can gather together safely in church.  In the meantime, we remember you all in our daily prayers.             …

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Just a word… Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 13, 2020

Just a word… Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ… June 14, 2020 In 1844, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “the only gift is a portion of thyself. Thou must bleed for me.” Those words can certainly be applied to the gift that the Eucharist is to the Christian Community. By receiving that…

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Celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

June 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, that mystery of our faith that recognizes three manifestations of our one God, as Father, the Creator, Son, the Redeemer, and Spirit, the Advocate. One of the many lessons we can learn from this mystery is the foundational importance of relationship. As humans, we are created in the image and likeness…

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Interfaith Prayer for Racial Justice & Healing

June 7, 2020

All are invited to join together for an Interfaith Prayer for Racial Justice & HealingSunday, June 7 from 5:30 to 6 PMwe will gather, in our cars, starting at 5 PM At the Klein Memorial Auditorium Parking Lot910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport (entrance on Iranistan Ave.) We want everyone to be safe! Masks will be mandatory for…

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Just a word… Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

June 7, 2020

Just a word… Feast of the Most Holy Trinity… June 7, 2020 Sometimes there is a confluence of events that stops us in our tracks and makes us take account of the ways in which we live, forcing us to search for meaning out of all that confronts us. I believe we are in such…

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Celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, the feast of Pentecost

June 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, the feast of Pentecost. It is a time for rejoicing, even in our current circumstances.  The Holy Spirit, after all, is the manifestation of God who inspires us in our lives, who nudges us to do our best as Christians, who is the presence…

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Prayer Resources online

June 1, 2020

Prayer Resources online There are many re-sources available online as we try to keep our prayer lives in good order!   Some to consider are: Daily Faith Sharing with Fr. James Martin.  Each day Fr. Martin gives a lesson about the Gospel of the day, from his room at the Jesuit House in New York. It is available…

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Mercy by The Sea Newsletter

June 1, 2020

Mercy by The Sea Newsletter:   For a list of retreats, and a wide range of diverse programs (i.e. Tai Chi by the Sea, School for a the Second Half of Life, Conscious Grieving, Contemplative Practices, and many more) go to Mercybythesea.org.   Located in Madison, CT, the thirty-three acre compound borders Long Island Sound and has…

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Just a Word – Pentecost Sunday 2020

May 31, 2020

Just a word… Feast of Pentecost… May 31, 2020 On this Feast of Pentecost we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit, to the apostles, yes, and to us as well. For anyone who has a control issue, the descent of the holy, chaotic wind of God can unleash discomfort or at least uneasiness. For…

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