St Anthony Church Newsletter
Jesus wants to keep us focused. It is too easy to get distracted by this world. If we pray to keep our focus on Christ and the example he gave us, our loving Good Shepherd will always keep us in his care and never let anyone distract us or lead us astray. If we allow ourselves to be distracted and lured by pastures that may at first appear greener, we can quickly lose our way.

Are you willing to let go of all those distractions and return to the true shepherd?
The 11:15 Mass will continue to be live-streamed for the time being.
Therefore St Anthony Church will broadcast on Facebook LIVE Sundays at 11:15 am.
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after the Mass is complete.
Mulching Day
 
Volunteers are needed to assist with spreading mulch on the church grounds to have it looking at its best for First Holy Communion and Confirmation!
Please join us tomorrow, April 24th from  7 am – 10 am
Please bring gloves, shovel, rake and, if you can, a wheelbarrow!
SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, June 13th is the
Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua,
our Patron Saint.

In solemnity and thanksgiving, we will be have a Solemn mass at 11:15 am followed by a procession and light reception.
More details to follow soon.
Please plan to be a part of this special day!
Registration is Open for our First Golf Outing!

  • Attention Golfers, grab your foursome and join us!
  • You can download the form here
  • Sponsorships are available and we are accepting monetary donations as well as raffle donations. May 13th as a due date for all sponsors only.
  • Visit the page on our website for details and contact information.

Volunteer of the Week
Beth Whelan

After Beth and her husband moved to Prospect in 1972 they immediately joined the St. Anthony parish. While her children were young Beth took on the job of coordinating the CCD program for many years.
After her children had grown her focus changed and she became involved other ministries at the church. “I always liked to help where I can. I feel it is important to do something to support the Church”, Beth relates.
She started working in the Bingo Ministry selling tickets and helping with the
games, and then moved into the kitchen. Another long term commitment Beth
made was to the Altar Society, helping with keeping the altar linens clean one
month a year. She has also been active with the Ladies Guild and Seasonal
Decorations at Christmas and Easter.
Thank you Beth for your many years of supporting our parish family in so many
ways!
  • Thank you to Joe Testa who has been volunteering his time to oversee the repairs to the church hall and to Gil Graveline and his son-in-law who put the primer coat of paint on the hall walls. By them volunteering their time, it allows our funds to go that much further. We appreciate your dedication to St. Anthony Church!
  • Click here for photos of the Church Hall Progress
  • The Lenten fish dinner was a huge success with 190 dinners being ordered! Thank you to the Ladies Guild and the Knights of Columbus for coming together for this fundraising event. The food and paper goods cost over $600 and they were all donated by a few parishioners who wanted to see all the funds go to the repairs and renovations of the church hall.
Marian Consecration/Entrustment

Looking for the fastest, surest way to heaven? Then you’ll want to know more about Marian entrustment – a path of spiritual growth to Jesus through Mary.
To learn more, email loisafusco@gmail.com or call her at 203.768.6369.
An online information session is planned for this Thursday, May 6, at 6:30pm.

The program will begin the week of May 23; however, materials must be ordered in advance. Cost is $20.
The Saint Anthony Church
Meditation Garden Walkway

Honor someone you love with a beautiful stone in our Meditation Garden Walkway.
Thank you to everyone who has already ordered a brick!
Click here to download the  Garden Stone Order Form
Are you Spring Cleaning?
Saint Anthony Ladies Guild will participate in the Prospect Town wide Tag Sale
Saturday, May 15 from 9am - 4pm
  • They will be selling gently used household items and are requesting that all items
be clean and in very good condition. (However they CAN NOT take clothing or bedding.)
  • Their location will be behind the Town Hall, to the side in a small parking area.
  • Items can be brought to the location the morning of the Tag Sale at 8 am
Let’s clean out our closets and make this a huge success!!
All proceeds will go to the repairs/improvements of Saint Anthony church hall
The Knights of Columbus Cow Chip Raffle will be held on Saturday, June 26th, in the St. Anthony Church soccer field at 11:00 am.
  • Ticket sales will be conducted after all Masses beginning this weekend.
  • Tickets are $5 each, a book of 5 tickets is $25.
  • Prizes: 1st- $1,000; 2nd-$300; 3rd-$100; and 4th-$75.
  • Winner need not be present.
  • Money raised goes to the Knights of Columbus Council 13459 to be distributed to our church, community, and those in need.
Rev. James O’Dea Scholarship
  • This scholarship is for any registered Saint Anthony 8th grader, who will be attending an area Catholic High School.
  • Click here for the application  Copies are also available on green paper, in the church.
  • The application, along with essays, must be returned to the parish center, in an envelope, by June 1, 2021.


Soul Core Class
New Schedule
  • Thursday mornings at 8:45 am
  • First Saturdays - at 9:15 am (Weather permitting class will be held outdoors by Our Lady of Fatima statue.)
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.
2021 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
REACHING OUT, HEALING TOGETHER
Bingo is cancelled until further notice.
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Thank you for all who have supported us in the past and we look forward to when we can have a HUGE Jackpot again
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 .  www.stanthonyprospect.org