St Anthony Church Newsletter
Last Sunday's drive up blessing was very special! 
Promises have meaning and are typically not taken lightly. In this week's Gospel, Jesus shares heavenly promises bound to bestow peace and hope. Jesus comforts us, proclaiming that we should not let our hearts be troubled. He encourages us not only to have faith in God but also to have faith in him, an act of trust you will never find misguided.
Jesus is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and we don’t have to search far to find he is always with us. He journeys alongside our darkness and our joy.
We don’t need to search far to find signs and wonders of God. We can witness his almighty love in a sunrise, the sweet smile of a child, and the peace which comes in prayer. Amen, this is where hope prevails amid the most challenging and uncertain times.
Deacon Dom's Reflection:
May 10, 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

Gathering: Alleluia No. 1
Offertory: You Are Mine
Communion:  Ave Maria
Closing:  Lead Me Lord

Thank you to all who commented their favorite hymns on Facebook.
One hymn that kept coming up was, "On Eagle's Wings"
Edwin and Leanna worked together on this recording from their homes.
National Nurses Week ends on May 12. It is a special time to to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society.
Thank you to all the nurses, especially those who work on the front lines and volunteer here at our parish. May God continue to bless you and keep you healthy!
Word Among Us Access

During this challenging time, many of us may be unable to attend Mass.
The Word Among Us, with the help of the USCCB, is honored to provide complimentary access to the daily Mass readings and their entire website .

Free pamphlets:
Mask Updates:

Currently have eight mask ministry volunteers have made over 65 masks for parishioners.
We have filled all the requests, we have more masks available if anyone needs one. It is easiest if you pick them up at the parish center M,T, W, F 8-4 but we will deliver to those who can't get out. Call the parish office for any requests or questions.
Thank you to all who have responded so quickly to help.
We were featured in the " Acts of the Archdiocese" on Archdiocese facebook page on May 5th.
C4C VIRTUAL Young Adult Conference, May 11-17

  • The conference is a week long, FREE and with many NATIONAL speakers.
  • This is a very exciting moment for young adult ministry in CT.
  • While it is geared for young adults, anyone of any age is also welcome to register and participate! 
  • All information is on the website:
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.
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!
St. Anthony Church Meditation Garden Walkway Fundraiser is ongoing.
Thank you to everyone who has already ordered a brick!
Honor someone you love with a beautiful stone in our Meditation Garden Walkway.

Please download the form to order:
Get the Bulletin in your email weekly!
You can sign up to automatically receive the bulletin via email each week.
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.
Cash for Charities Rebate Program

$10,013.63 worth of Oliver’s and LaBonne’s receipts have been delivered to LaBonne’s. 
We will receive 1/2% back. 

  • 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 or by dropping them off at the parish center.
  • Thank you to everyone who has been sending in their slips, keep them coming!

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.
  • A special thanks to all of our parishioners who continue to provide financial support through on-line giving and by sending in your offertory. Your cards, notes, prayers, and meals for Father have been a beautiful expression of your kindness and generosity. Thank you!
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. 
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. 

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 .