St Anthony Church Newsletter
Deacon Domenic's Reflection:
We don’t need to always look on the outside for Jesus, because he already lives within us. Because of our Baptism and Confirmation, we are made temples of his living presence. When we love others Jesus is with us. When we share in healthy Christian fellowship with others, Jesus is there. Jesus has not really left us as all! Maybe all we need to do is close our eyes, breathe deeply, and learn to recognize the Divine Presence in our hearts amid the jungle of strong emotions, sharp thoughts, and inflamed passions.
Parish and Faith Formation Offices will be
closed May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
May 24, 2020

St Anthony Church will 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:  Be Not Afraid

Thank you to all who commented their favorite hymns on Facebook.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Played and sung by Edwin Kotchian

The Pentecost Novena starts today!
Follow along on facebook with
We submitted photos for the 'Acts of the Archdiocese' series and they are part of this video on the Acts of the Archdiocese Facebook page. we were also featured on their May 17th post!
Here is a short message from our volunteer Faith Formation teachers .
They did not get a proper opportunity to "celebrate" the end of the program year, together with their students! WE MISS YOU ALL!
Garden Volunteers Needed

If you would like to spend a few quiet hours in our beautiful church gardens we could use your help. We are looking for parishioners who enjoy gardening to do some spring sprucing up. Mostly some light weeding and a bit of pruning. You can come when ever you like. Pick your spot and do your best. You will need to bring your own garden tools and a bin to carry. Weeds and trimmings can be tossed in the woods behind the church - you will see the spot.

If you would like specific instructions just contact the parish center at 203-758-4056 and we will have Michael give you a call.
Send in a photo of your Grad!
We want to recognize the parishioners who are celebrating a graduation this year!
Email it to Pat Vlamis with the details such as school and any awards!

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.
Labonnes Cash for Charities Rebate Program

Last week $10,013.63 worth of LaBonne’s receipts were delivered to LaBonne’s. We will receive 1/2% back. 
This week another HUGE amount arrived! Keep them coming!

  • 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 - Current Restrictions:

  • We are all patiently waiting for guidance from the Archdiocese as to when we can begin having public Mass and when parishioners can receive the sacrament of reconciliation.
  • Please know that all Mass intentions are being remembered and prayed for by Father Gregory when he celebrates in private. 
  • 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 .