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Just a Word… Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

February 13, 2021

Just a word… Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time… February 14, 2021 Why on this day when our thoughts naturally turn to warm and fuzzy pink hearts, chocolates and red roses, does the church present us with lepers?  We want to call to mind and reach out to those we love and have loved in our lives, and…

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Dear Parishioners – 2.8.21

February 6, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I just disposed of the last poinsettia, Valentine hearts are appearing everywhere, and as I look at the calendar I see that Ash Wednesday will soon be upon us (February 17). Sometimes the days drag, but not so the months…they seem to fly, and here we are a month shy of when the…

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St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group Meeting on Monday, February 8th @ 7pm

February 6, 2021

St. Anthony of Padua ZOOM Youth Group High School Youth Group Zoom meeting— February 8, 2021, at 7 p.m. Topic:  Are Opposites—Opposite?? 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 month).…

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Just a Word… Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

February 6, 2021

Just a word… Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time… February 7, 2021 Why in the world would Alexei Navalny return to Russia, having just survived a poisoning that was meant to keep him from his work? Why did Job, after railing at God about his many misfortunes, reaffirm his belief in the Lord? For that matter,…

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Bulletin – February 7, 2021

February 5, 2021

Click here to view the February 7, 2021 Bulletin

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Just a Word… Third Sunday in Ordinary Time…

January 24, 2021

Just a word… Third Sunday in Ordinary Time… January 24, 2021 “Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?,” asks the young poet laureate. Indeed, if we consider our 11 month battle with the corona virus as the shade, we might employ other metaphors as well, for instance, winter. We are wintering, as author Katherine May…

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Just a Word… Second Sunday in Ordinary Time…

January 17, 2021

Just a Word… Second Sunday in Ordinary Time… January 17, 2021 The church calendar tells us that Christmas is over, and we have entered what is referred to as “Ordinary Time.” The decorations were taken down this past Monday, the music this weekend will be different, and our expectations of the readings we will hear…

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Just a word… Feast of the Baptism of the Lord…

January 11, 2021

Just a word… Feast of the Baptism of the Lord… January 10, 2021 We find ourselves here at the close of a most unusual Christmas season, marking the Baptism of the Lord, what can be considered an unusual celebration… or is it? There are those who question why Jesus would “submit” to being baptized by…

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Awakening the Dreamer Workshop

January 7, 2021

Awakening the Dreamer Workshop “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…

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Monthly food collection to support The Merton Center – Sunday, January 10 to Wednesday, January 13

January 7, 2021

Demand for the Merton Center’s food resources continues unabated during the pandemic. The dining hall is closed, but every weekday the Center distributes hundreds of to-go breakfasts and lunches. To support the Center’s food pantry (open every other Wednesday), we will hold our monthly food collection on Sunday, January 10, through Wednesday, January 13.  Please consider donating any of the following:  bottled water individual-size apple sauce cereal/granola/power bars Rice Krispie treats small packets of cookies These items are added to the to-go meals. Our collection point is the back porch of the rectory (January 10 through January 13.) Baskets will be provided. Thank you for your faithful generosity, especially during these most difficult times.

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PRESS RELEASE from CT Faith Leaders Collaborative Statement re Assault Upon U.S. Capital

January 7, 2021

Yesterday we wept for America as we saw violence unfold in our Nation’s Capital.  For the 1st time in 208 years and only the 2nd time in U.S. history the world’s strongest symbol of civil government and the consistent home of “peaceful transition of power” came under direct physical assault and blood was shed in the hallowed…

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Just a word… Feast of the Epiphany…

January 2, 2021

Just a word… Feast of the Epiphany… January 3, 2021 I don’t know about you, but the Feast of the Epiphany, with its story of the Magi, the mysterious star, and the exotic and symbolic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, appeals to my imagination. There is an ancient Persian legend that posits an interesting…

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