St Anthony Church Triduum 2021 Newsletter
By his resurrection, Jesus reinforces our bodiliness. He doesn’t negate it. Jesus redeems us through the offering of his life and the gift of his body. Through his example, we see that our bodies have moral potential. We act out our vice or virtue, through our bodies. The grace of God is living and effective in our life, our choices matter. And we enact those choices in and through our bodies.
Our bodies matter. Be aware of the choices you make in and through your body.
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.
Alpha Program at Saint Anthony Church

Join us April 25 th at 12:15 pm as we explore The Alpha course.
This course seeks to introduce the basics of the
Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions.
The Alpha talks explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of basics of the Christian faith in an updated and engaging way.
We will meet in the Hope Room following the 11:15 am Mass to watch a short video followed by a discussion.
Registration is Open for our First Golf Outing!

  • Attention Golfers, grab your foursome and join us!
  • You can download the form here
  • Sponsorships are available and we are accepting monetary donations as well as raffle donations.
  • Visit the page on our website for details and contact information.


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.
Volunteer of the Week
Barbara Duigan
Barbara Duigan moved to Prospect when she married her husband Francis, fifty-five years ago. She soon became involved with the Ladies Guild and the Altar Server Ministry with her sons.
After Francis died in 2005, Barbara expanded her ministries here at St. Anthony. She currently donates her time and talents as a Collection Counter, the Helping Hands Ministry, as a Greeter and a Stephen Minister. Barbara took over as Ministry Leader for Light Church Housekeeping when Rose Geary retired.
“I joined the ministry because I always want St. Anthony’s to be a clean, comfortable and welcoming place” Barbara commented. “One area I focus on is our beautiful glass doors. It’s important to me that they are clean of dirt and finger prints” she went on to say, “after all it is the first thing people see when they enter the church”.
Thank you Barbara for all the time you give to our church!
Mulching Day
 
Volunteers are needed to assist with spreading mulch on the church grounds to have it looking at its best for First Holy Communion and Confirmation!
April 24th from  7 am – 10 am (Rain date May 1st   If we need to use the rain date, please see our website, FB, Instagram or parish app for an update)

Please bring gloves, shovel, rake and, if you can, a wheelbarrow!
More updates in the church hall!
The Saint Anthony Church
Meditation Garden Walkway

Honor someone you love with a beautiful stone in our Meditation Garden Walkway.
Thank you to everyone who has already ordered a brick!
Click here to download the  Garden Stone Order Form
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.


Soul Core Class
New Schedule
  • Thursday mornings at 8:45 am
  • First Saturdays - at 9:15 am (Weather permitting class will be held outdoors by Our Lady of Fatima statue.)
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.
2021 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
REACHING OUT, HEALING TOGETHER
Bingo is cancelled until further notice.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list to keep up to date please email stanthonychurchcc@gmail.com

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 .  www.stanthonyprospect.org