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Make a Virtual Lenten Retreat with Dan Schutte

February 22, 2021

Make a self-directed retreat during the season of Lent with music and video reflections. The retreat includes: Eighteen video reflections by Dan Schutte Each reflection features a song for prayer Downloadable retreat workbook/journal Zoom conversation with Dan at end of retreat Runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday Give the gift of a retreat to a friend or family member. For more information or to register go to: https://www.danschuttemusic.com/wordpressstore/lenten-retreat-individual/

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A Lenten Journey Through Mark’s Gospel

February 22, 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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Centering Prayer Invitation

February 22, 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 Matter of Balance

February 22, 2021

A Matter of Balance Do you have concerns about falling? The popular program, A Matter of Balance, has developed a virtual translation that is being offered online. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays, February 16 through April 20, 10am—12 pm. Zoom link will be provided after registration. The program is free, thanks to a grant from the SW Area Agency on Aging. Call 203-259-0358 for more information or to register.

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Monthly food collection to support The Merton Center – Sunday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 24

February 22, 2021

Merton Collection Demand for the Merton Center’s food resources continues unabated during the Covid-19 crisis. Since the dining hall continues to be closed, every weekday the Center distributes hundreds of meals-to-go (breakfast and lunch) and the food pantry is open every other Wednesday. Our monthly food collection will begin on Sunday, February 21 through Wednesday, February 24. Greatest needs are:  bottled water individual-size apple sauce cereal/granola/power bars Rice Krispie treats small packets of cookies Baskets will be available on the back porch of the rectory to receive your gifts. Thank you for your faithful generosity, especially at this time.

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Dear Parishioners – 2.21.21

February 22, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Pope Francis in his Lenten message this year refers to Lent as a “Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love.” We, as disciples of the Lord, are called to “share in his mission for the salvation of the world.” How to do this? The pope recommends that “during this season of conversion, let…

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Bulletin – February 21, 2021

February 20, 2021

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

February 20, 2021

St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group High School Youth Group Zoom meeting — February 22, 2021, at 7 p.m. Topic:  What Changed??? 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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Go Paperless with GiveCentral

February 20, 2021

Would you prefer to go paperless? The envelope system is an expense to the parish, so if you decide to use GiveCentral, please let us know so we can discontinue your envelopes. Please remember to support your parish to keep it alive and well for the day when we can all gather safely again. Thank you – to the many parishioners who have been mailing or dropping off their envelopes to the rectory office. E-Giving-Electronic Giving for supporting St. Anthony’s is now being used by many…

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Just a word… First Sunday in Lent…

February 20, 2021

Just a word… First Sunday in Lent… February 21, 2021 The Jews of ancient times viewed the desert not only as the dwelling place of wild beasts, but also as the place where they could make contact with Yahweh, where the Lord met his people. On this first Sunday in Lent, as on every other…

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Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

February 16, 2021

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule 10:00am and 6:00pm. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call (203) 259-0358.

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Awakening the Dreamer Workshop

February 14, 2021

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue.” Pope Francis St. Anthony’s Social Justice Committee invites you to the Awakening the Dreamer Workshop presented via ZOOM over the course of two consecutive Wednesday evenings in Lent, February 24th and March 3rd (with a possible third on March…

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