St Anthony Church Newsletter
Miracles and blessings continue to surround us, even in the midst of these challenging times!

Pictured here are Michael & Meghan (Graveline) Kelleman with Rosalyn Theresa Kelleman, born April 1, 2020.
Grandparents: Theresa & Mark Graveline
Great Grandmother Elaine Graveline
The Resurrection shows us that there is always hope and that Christ remains with us, as we walk our own paths.
Consider these questions for reflection:
  • When have grief, doubt, disappointment, or pain clouded your vision, making God seem far away?
  • How is the Good News of Easter inviting you to a new hope, even in these days of quarantine and COVID-19?
  • When have you experienced Christ “walking beside” you? In another person" In Scripture, a hymn, or poem? How did it feel when you recognized that he was with you?
Video Message from Deacon Domenic:
April 26, 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.
The Parish staff had a "Zoom " Meeting last week and were all asked to bring a word or phrase of Hope to share:
Our Parish now has a Mask Ministry

If you sew, can donate material or are in need of a mask, please call the parish office or email David Byrne .
Here are some masks that have already been sewn, donated and distributed!
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.
We already have two great "thank you" photos:
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.
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.

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.
  • Watch Daily Mass at 10 am on the Divine Mercy website or their Facebook page.
  • CatholicTV - Streams Pope Francis Daily Mass
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. 
CRS Rice Bowl Update

We are grateful that many parish families continued the Lenten tradition of CRS Rice Bowl this year.
Here are two options to share your contributions:
1. You can send your remittance directly to Catholic Relief Services. Here’s the link to CRS Rice Bowl website with all the online information.
2. You can mail a check to the parish office (4 Union City Rd, Prospect) and we will send a collective check to the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Thank you to all who have continued with this Lenten sacrifice this year.
ROCKS OF JOY FAMILY CRAFT CHALLENGE!

Inspired by our friends at Prospect Library, we are also having a "Rock Craft Challenge". It is very simple, We would like you to decorate rocks with inspirational messages of Easter, Hope, Renewal, or Spring. When you are finished, bring them to the side of the parish center there is a statue of Elizabeth Ann Seton with crushed stone.
Whether it is a bible passage, inspirational message, or religious symbol, we want you to get creative. When you have finished your rock bring it to the Parish Center to "plant" in our garden. We are really excited to see the results.
Here are a few tips for achieving the best painted rocks:
  • Pick smooth, flat rocks.
  • Wash the rocks before decorating them to remove dirt so that it doesn’t mess your design and wait until they are dry.
  • here are some options but however you choose will be fine:
  • Use Acrylic or outdoor paints if you have, if not even sharpie markers are great.
  • If using paint, prime with white paint to help the colors that you paint on top appear more vibrant. Paint your design on top and use several coats . . . let dry between layers.
  • Use small brushes or markers to make small details and/or dots.
  • Finish off your rocks with a coat of Mod Podge Outdoor or a clear sealer if you have. This will help protect your beautiful painted rocks from the elements. If not don't worry. we will try to seal them soon.
Feel free to send in a photo of your work in progress to stanthonychurchcc@gmail.com
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!
Click here for our Bulletin Advertisers , please support them as they support us!
Lets share the love!
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. 
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 .   www.stanthonyprospect.org