St Anthony Church Newsletter
Welcome SPRING!
Psalm 23 is the Responsorial Psalm for this weeks readings.
May this prayer comfort us all in our darkest hour:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side with your rod and your staff that give me courage.
You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come. Amen.
A Message from Richard Rohr about COVID-19:  
Even though we are not physically in Mass, here are the links to hear the Hymns for this weekend:
Recessional: Save Your People
MARCH 22- The 11:15 am Mass at St Anthony Church will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE.
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after 12:30 p.m.
You can still experience LENT 2020!
Although our Soup Suppers for this year have been cancelled, please consider continuing the tradition at home. Send us photos of your soup, share your recipe, or send a photo of your family at the dinner table. Send photos to Pat Vlamis

Check out the CRS website for some
Meatless Meals from Around the World!

Please click here for the latest Coronavirus Update:

  • Effective March 17, 2020, The Archdiocese of Hartford has cancelled all weekend and weekday Masses in the Archdiocese through April 3, 2020.
  • Saint Anthony Church will not have any Masses or events.
  • Every Mass intention will be celebrated by Father Gregory in a private Mass. He wants us all to know that we are in his prayers. Please prayer for him and that we have a quick return to celebrating our Masses together.    
  • 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.
  • Confessions are still available Saturday, 3 pm and Monday from 6-7pm
  • Many of our older parishioners will be receiving phone calls from fellow parishioners checking in on them.  
  • Please continue to support Saint Anthony Church through your donations. You can mail in your offerings to 4 Union City Road, Prospect CT or sign up for online giving here

Schedule of Televised and Streaming Masses
  • ORTV - The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times by Clicking Here
  • EWTN- The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is available from many local cable providers. The daily Mass is televised at 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Various prayers and devotions are offered at different hours of the day.
  • Salt + Light TV - The daily Mass can be found streaming by Clicking Here live in English at 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 10:30 PM.
  • CatholicTV - Streams Pope Francis Daily Mass
for up to date cancellations and changes during this time!
The Parish App has wealth of Lenten resources as well as prayers, the Rosary, sermons and much more!
In case you missed it, our cantor, Leanna Pizzo lead us in the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary on Facebook LIVE last Thursday.

If you have any ideas for other FACEBOOK LIVE things we can do as a community during this time, please share them with us using this email
Father Gregory has asked that you pray the The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
It is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.
Instructions are pictured here or you can follow on this website
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!
Lets share the love!
Faith Formation News and Schedule

Click here for Catholic Gospel Coloring & Worksheets for Sunday Mass as well as other Lenten resources and activities .
Bingo will not be held on March 23.
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 .