St Anthony Church Newsletter
Join us next Friday,
May 7 th
At the Eucharist, we gather to witness the transformation of “the fruit of the vine and work of human hands” into the very life blood of Christ. We offer with the gifts of bread and wine all that we are and all that we have done. It does not always seem like much. But we offer it precisely so that it can be transformed into something beyond our power to achieve. Pondering the mystery of the life of Jesus within us will make us grow in our longing to be united with him through Holy Communion. And it strengthens our sense of unity with other Christian believers throughout the world. In Christ we remain connected to one another through him.
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.

Soul Core Class Tomorrow!
  • 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.
Sunday, June 13th is the
Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua,
our Patron Saint.

In solemnity and thanksgiving, we will 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
  • The deadline for Registration is May 26th so don't delay!
  • Sponsorships are available and we are accepting monetary donations as well as raffle donations. May 21st is a due date for all sponsors only.
  • Visit the page on our website for details and contact information.
First Holy Communion will be May 8, 2021 at 11:00 am
Group Communion Photos will be Tuesday, May 4th

The Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook LIVE
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after the Mass is complete.
Since April 28th, the students and their families have been praying the
First Communion Novena. Feel free to join in a pray for all receiving their First Holy Communion this week.
Volunteer of the Week
Scout Troop 258

We want to thank Scout Troop 258 who came out early Saturday morning to mulch the garden beds at the church and Parish Center. Many members of the troop turned out with their troop leaders to help us move and spread mulch. The troop is sponsored by the Prospect VFW but they have been meeting in our Parish Center during the pandemic. Thank you Troop 258 for your help in making the Church of St. Anthony beautiful!
Thank you also to a volunteer who spent time on Friday to weed the beds prior to them being mulched. 
The many hands made the work go quickly and the property is looking beautiful. We welcome your presence to come and pray, relax, or have a picnic.
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 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.
  • Thank you to Lois Fusco for leading a weekly Prayer & Reflections service via Zoom for anyone wishing to prayer for those affected by COVID. The participants had very positive comments about feeling enriched, engaged, and appreciating a prayerful learning experience. Lois took time each week to prayerfully plan each session. 
  • Thank you to Deacon Domenic Stolfi for his weekly reflection and to Cheryl Tokarski for her technical assistance. 
  • Thank you also to those who assisted with the weekly readings and to all who participated. 
LaBonne’s Cash for Charities

We submitted $62,000.00 in receipts this quarter and received a check from LaBonne’s in the amount of $310.06!

Thank you for continuing to shop at LaBonne’s and hand in your receipts!
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.
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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 .