St Anthony Church Newsletter
Thank you to the Minicucci family for painting some "Rocks of Joy"
Please consider doing this fun family project!
Here are the instructions:
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?
At 3 pm today, May 1st, Father Gregory, along with the U.S. Catholic Bishops, prayed to renew our country’s Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary .
Click here to view it:
May 3, 2020
St Anthony Church will be
broadcast on Facebook LIVE .
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after the Mass is complete.
Music for Live Stream Mass

Communion:  Shepherd Me O God
Closing:  Christ is Alive

The Blessing of Water, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and Blessing of Palm will take place during the live stream Mass on Sunday at 11:15 am.

  • Following the Mass, you are invited to come to the church for a drive by blessing.
  • Please arrive between 12:30 and 1:00 entering at route 68.
  • All cars are to ENTER at route 68 and EXIT at route 69.
  • Drive in front of the church, keeping left so the driver’s side is closest to the church.
  • You will receive your blessing from Father Gregory who will be using a holy water sprinkler and standing at a distance from your vehicle,
  • Following the blessing, you may stay left and proceed to a table where you can get palm or you may go right to exit the parking lot at route 69.
  • Father Gregory has heard from many parishioners that they would like to have palm both in their homes and to place at the grave of their loved ones.
  • A basket will be available for Offertory envelopes, Thank You
Mask Ministry is in full swing!

We have been receiving many requests for face mask. Currently 8 parishioners are making a t least 65 masks for other parishioners.
If you sew, can donate material or are in need of a mask, please call the parish office or email David Byrne
Here are some masks that have already been sewn, donated and distributed:
Pamphlets from Word Among Us

The coronavirus has certainly shocked and changed our world. But God has not changed. We are fully confident that, by his grace and through parishes like yours, God will provide the courage and resilience we all need to keep alive the hope of the Easter season, even during these difficult months.
Here are free pamphlets from Word Among us:
Thank You to those on the Front Lines!
Will you consider taking a selfie with a "thank You" sign to essential workers? 
We are going to create a parish slide show of them to post on Facebook and our website.
You can download this "thank You" sign to use or you can create your own.
Color it, personalize it and take a selfie with it. Print one for your whole family!
Email the selfie to Pat Vlamis   or text it to her 203-808-1577.
Please try to participate! Feel free to circulate this to your parish friends.
We already have two great "thank you" photos:
Join our parish in a Rosary Challenge!
 Pope has asked that all families pray the rosary together throughout the monthof May
Email a picture of your family praying the rosary! Pat Vlamis
Also the Pope wants this new prayer added to the end of the rosary!
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If you would like to add a special prayer request to the Prayer Basket in church, fill out this anonymous form on our website and it will be printed and put in the basket.

Parish Prayer Line
If you or someone you know would like to be prayed for, please call the office and their name will be added to the prayer line which is comprised of parishioners who will pray for that person.
Covid-19 Information:

  • The Archdiocese of Hartford has cancelled all weekend and weekday Masses in the Archdiocese until further notice.
  • Saint Anthony Church will not have any "public" Masses or events.
  • Confessions are not taking place until further notice
  • Every Mass intention will be celebrated by Father Gregory in a private Mass. 
  • Church will be open for your private prayer, Monday - Sunday, 1pm - 4 pm, Only the angel doors will be unlocked. People are asked to distance themselves to at least 6 feet apart.
for up to date cancellations and changes during this time!
Please continue to support Saint Anthony Church through
your donations with these options: 
1. Mail in your offerings to 4 Union City Road, Prospect CT
2. Sign up for online giving here. You can also donate without creating an account by selecting "Quick Give".
3. Set up donations through your bank's online bill pay.
We appreciate your continued financial support. Thank you and may God continue to bless you.  
All donations are welcome in any way that is convenient to you. Electronic donations are the quickest and safest way for us to get funds into our operating account, as nothing is handled. 
Please consider supporting our local restaurants and businesses during this difficult time by ordering take out or buying a gift card.
They are always quick to generously donate to our fundraisers!
Click here for our Bulletin Advertisers , please support them as they support us!
Lets share the love!
Bingo is cancelled until further notice.
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. 
LaBonne’s Ca$h for Charitie$
Rebate Program

  • Please save your Labonne's cash register receipts. (Keep an envelope in you car to easily save them)
  • Every couple of months submit them to St. Anthony Church, via the mail, by dropping them off at the parish center or putting them in an envelope in the collection basket. 
  • They will be totaled and St Anthony Parish will receive a donation for 1/2% of the total receipts!

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 .