St Anthony Church Newsletter
The most compelling witness comes from the things people see us do over the words we choose to speak. There can be a great difficulty for us to be an evangelizing disciple to our friends, family, or neighbors and people we most wish to know the goodness of our God.
Instead of becoming discouraged or trying to force our desire for all to believe, perhaps this is when we pray that someone else will bring the Good News to those we cannot. Then use our energy to learn how to better lean on the grace of God to both grow stronger in our faith and to live out our call as Priest, Prophet, and King. To pray the Spirit of the Lord falls upon us so we may bring glad tidings to those willing to have their obstinate hearts softened too.
There is an additional album of photos uploaded on the website from our Feast of Saint Anthony Day. Enjoy!
Please click on the links to familiarize yourself with the Hymns for this weekend:
Gathering: Gather Us In

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the July 4th Holiday.
Office hours for the week of July 6th-9th will be from 10am to 2pm.
Marian Entrustment

Our parish wishes to congratulate the seven women who have embarked on a 5-week course of Marian study and who, immediately following Mass last Sunday, June 27th entrusted themselves to Mary, our mother...Terri Keiser, Annette Marcucio, Debbie Mather, Helen Plante, Charlotte Scaviola, Cheryl Tokarski and Lois Fusco.
It is our hope this will bring an abundance of blessings not only to them and their loved ones, but also to our entire parish community. 
Special thanks to Deacon Domenic Stolfi for his guidance, Tara Smith for the beautifully designed Certificates of Entrustment, and to the group for their donation which will enable us to enhance the Marian garden with additional perennials this fall.
Pictured left to right are Annette Marcucio, Charlotte Scaviola, Cheryl Tokarski, Deacon Domenic Stolfi, Lois Fusco and Terri Keiser.
Not pictured: Helen Plante whose Marian entrustment was done on Saturday, June 26th following the 4:30 Mass. Debbie Mather’s entrustment was done on Friday July 2nd.
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!
Thank you to Candida for coming in to laminate and cut vouchers for bingo! 
Thank you to all of our regular volunteers in our various ministries! Your work is always appreciated!
Ladies Guild News:

  • Join us for a planning meeting for the Christmas Bazaar on July 20 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Anyone who would like to help plan the Bazaar is welcome to attend.
  • Our first meeting of the year will take place on September 21 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Hope you can make it!
  • Save the Date for the Christmas Bazaar in our newly renovated church hall on December 3rd & 4th. It will be so wonderful to hold that event once again !
God Bless Cayden Petracca who was Baptized at our church in June!
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!
The second collection next week is for the church hall. Painting of the hall, stairwells, kitchen and stage is scheduled to begin in October, giving us time to save for that next step which costs $11,700.00 Our monthly financials are always available on the website and the finance council is available if you have any questions.

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 July 5th
Progressive Jackpot #1 $875
Progressive Jackpot #2  $600
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 .