St Anthony Church Newsletter
Last Sunday's Outdoor Procession and Benediction to celebrate the feast of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi was a special event.
Thank to our parishioner Will Gerard of WillyG3 DJ Services for donating his time and equipment to us for the event.
Photos from the Archdiocese's facebook page scroll down to find the post dated June 15.
 Our Father, with the most intimate knowledge of your life, is aware of those moments when we fail to glorify him, yet in his mercy, he never ceases to offer protection from the one who can destroy both body and soul.
Examine your life this week, every single aspect. Pray for the grace and strength to fulfill the teaching in this Gospel. Count the ways you acknowledge Jesus with your life, repent for where you do not, and seek every day to live bravely as a follower of Christ.

June 21, 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

Gathering: Father of Peace
Offertory: Here I Am, Lord
Communion:  Gift of Finest Wheat
Closing:  Irish Blessing

Our Sunday Visitor is updating their on-line giving platform on June 30 th. They also have a NEW LOGO! For those who use this service, you will receive an email with a link to the new site. All your settings will remain the same and no action is required of you.
 
 The Knights of Columbus Council 13459 will be sponsoring a food drive for the Prospect Food Bank at Labonnes on Saturday, June 20th, from 7 am- 8:00 pm.
Monetary donations are, of course, welcome. 
Thank you to parishioner Joe Testa of Testa Building and Remodeling for providing the labor and materials to repair the crumbling step at the front doors of the church.
Sunday Mass will resume July 4th & 5th!

  • The first weekend for churches in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be July 4/5. 
  • St. Anthony Church will resume its regular schedule. 
  • The last Saturday morning Mass will be June 27th. The last Live Stream Mass will be June 28th.
  • Parishioners are still dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. 
  • At this time we will continue with the guidelines listed below, already in place.  
  • Per Archdiocesan guidelines, those who are elderly, vulnerable or caring for someone who is either, are encouraged to not attend at this time.

Weekday Masses have resumed!
Mass Schedule:
   Mon – Fri at 8:00 am
   Saturday at 9:00 am
   First Friday at 12:15 pm
    • Adoration will follow all Friday Masses for 1 hour.
Confessions: Saturday at 3 pm

NO Public Mass on Sunday, Live-stream of the 11:15 Mass on Sunday via Facebook will continue and be on the website following. 
If you can attend a weekday Mass, please do that and reserve the Saturday Mass for those who are unable to attend M-F.

Guidelines:
  • In the church guidelines will be posted and directional arrows will be visible. Pews will be marked off to assist with social distancing.
  • Please bring a face mask to wear, as it is required as you enter, while inside and as you exit.
  • Hand sanitizer is currently available, please have your own as well.
  • We ask that you mark where you sit with a post-it-note, which will be available at the entrances.
  • Missalettes will be removed from the pews, if you would like to take one home and bring it back with you each time you come to Mass, you may do that.  
  • Dispensation for Sunday Mass will continue until September 6, 2020 and it will remain even when the Sunday Mass resumes.
  • Donation boxes are located at 3 areas in the church for you to drop envelopes and donations.
Communion Procedure:
  1. The line to receive will be single file down the center aisle.
  2. Please use the markers for distancing while on line. Families can stay together.
  3. Communicants will receive the consecrated host in their hand, step to the side, lower their mask, consume the host, replace their mask.
  4. Return to their pew down the outside aisle.
This video from the Archdiocese provides information and illustrations that will help to make your return to Mass and adherence to guidelines as smooth as possible:
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.  
Rev. James O’Dea Scholarship Application
 
A  scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in honor of Rev. James O’Dea who was Pastor at St Anthony Church for 30 years, from 1959 to 1989. He built the present church and is remembered as a kind and gentle shepherd who affected the lives of many in our parish. 
The Scholarship is awarded annually to one registered eighth grade student who will be entering a Catholic high school. 
Click here for the Rev. James O’Dea Scholarship application
Please return to the Parish Center by  July 1, 2020 either by mail to 4 Union City Road, Prospect, CT 06712 or email:  stanthonyyf@comcast.net
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.
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. 
Labonnes Cash for Charities 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 or by dropping them off at the parish center. We will receive 1/2% back. 
  • 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 .   www.stanthonyprospect.org