St Anthony Church Newsletter
St. Augustine tells us that “faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” Faith allows us to see the ordinary in extraordinary ways and immerses us in a deeper experience of life. Faith lifts us up, by God’s grace, to wonder and awe as we climb the highest mountain of knowledge and truth, properly positioning ourselves to see all God has made in the fullness of its beauty and meaning. Faith allows us to see the wholeness, healing, and unconditional love that is possible only with God.
As per the Archdiocese:
  • Effective Wednesday, June 9th, for those who are vaccinated, wearing masks will now be optional while at Mass, at other liturgies, and at any indoor or outdoor events held at our churches.
  • Those who remain unvaccinated should continue to wear masks.
  • Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion should continue to wear a mask and sanitize prior distribution.

Please click on the links to familiarize yourself with the Hymns for this weekend:
Gathering: Gather the People
Offertory: The Summons
Multi-Parish Raffle
St. Anthony Church is participating in something new this year, a multi-parish raffle. 
We have partnered with St. Roch Church in Greenwich.
  • Fifteen American Express Gift Cards will be given as prizes! 
  • By now you should have received a letter in the mail with 4 raffle tickets at $25.00 each.
  • Checks are payable to St. Anthony Church. You can return the checks and stubs by mail to: St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect CT 06712 or you can put it in the collection.
  • Extra raffle tickets can also be purchased from the parish office. We hope that you will participate in the raffle by purchasing tickets, giving as a gift or selling them to family or friends. 
  • Thank you for your anticipated participation!
The Knights of Columbus Cow Chip Raffle is this Saturday, June 26th, in the St. Anthony Church soccer field at 11:00 am.
Good luck to all who purchased tickets!
Money raised goes to the Knights of Columbus Council 13459 to be distributed to our church, community, and those in need.
Send in a photo of your Grad!
We want to recognize the parishioners who are celebrating a graduation this year!
Email it to Pat Vlamis with the details such as school, any awards and plans for the future!
Summer Vacations ... If you are traveling and would like to bring back a bulletin from a church you attend this summer, it is always interesting for the office staff to see the
contents of other bulletins!
10 Tips for Better Family Mealtimes
  1. Commit to a set time for meals (daily, weekly, or according to your schedule).
  2. Turn off the TV, computers, and handheld games, and don't answer the phone. Don’t flip through your mail.
  3. Use prayer to mark the transition from busyness to mealtime. Be mindful of those who don't have enough to eat today.
  4. Slow down enough to taste and enjoy your food.
  5. Hold one conversation at a time. Everyone gets a chance to speak. You can disagree, but you can’t be unkind about it.
  6. Encourage laughter.
  7. Practice manners, such as saying please and thank you and asking politely for people to pass the salt, and so on. Everyone stays at the table until they’re excused to leave.
  8. Give everyone a role in preparing or cleaning up. Even small children can help set the table or put napkins in place.
  9. Regularly invite guests to your table. Welcome them as you would welcome Jesus. Treat your family members the same way.
  10. Always end with a quick expression of gratitude to God and thanks to the cook!

Soul Core Class
  • First Saturdays - at 9:15 am (Weather permitting class will be held outdoors by Our Lady of Fatima statue.)
  • The other class is Thursday mornings at 8:45 am
The focus of Soul Core is the prayers of the Rosary with the “invitation” to integrate exercises and periods of meditative rest at each mystery.
If you are planning to attend, please call Barbara by 203-605-8354 by 6:00 pm the evening prior to class. 
Bingo is Back!

Our Next Bingo: Monday June 28
Progressive Jackpot #1 $750
Progressive Jackpot #2  $450
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! If you can volunteer one Monday per month, please call the Parish Center at 203-758-4056
When shopping Amazon, you can choose to use Amazon Smile* and a percentage of your order will be donated to St. Anthony Church, specifically for the refurbishing of the Church hall.
Click on the photo to get started!
*We encourage supporting local businesses, direct trade and fair trade partners as well as environment considerations when making purchases. If you do choose to use Amazon Smile and you don’t need your item immediately, please don’t choose overnight/rush delivery because this often forces people to work on Sunday. 
Labonnes Cash for Charities Rebate Program
  • Please save your Labonne's cash register receipts. (Keep an envelope in your car to easily save them)
  • Every couple of months submit them to St. Anthony Church, via the mail or by dropping them off at the parish center. We will receive 1/2% back. 
  • You can put your receipts in the Parish Center mailbox, in the collection boxes or mail them to 4 Union City Rd, Prospect, CT.
  • Thank you to everyone who has been sending in their slips, keep them coming!

Please consider using online giving for your financial support.
The consistency from online giving is very helpful over vacation periods. You may still use your envelopes and mark “I gave online”. 
Thank you and God bless you for all you do for St. Anthony Church!
Parish Mission Statement
St. Anthony Church is a parish where God’s love nourishes the soul to actively minister to people and share the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

St. Anthony Church
4 Union City Road – Prospect, CT 06712
203-758-4056 .