St Anthony Church Newsletter
The fundamental mission of the Church is to proclaim and live the love of God through acts of service and to love one another after the example of Jesus.
Each of us is called to do our part in realizing this mission, but we are also called to reach across the boundaries and invite others to join us in living out this mission.
Ascension Thursday Mass Schedule:
May 12th - Vigil Mass - 6:30 PM
May 13th -  8:00am & 12:15 pm
The 11:15 Mass will continue to be live-streamed until May 23rd.
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.
First Holy Communion is tomorrow at 11:00 am
The Mass will be live-streamed on Facebook LIVE
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after the Mass is complete.
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, June 13th is the
Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua,
our Patron Saint.

In solemnity and thanksgiving, we will have a Solemn mass at 11:15 am followed by a procession and light reception.
More details to follow soon.
Please plan to be a part of this special day!
Registration is Open for our First Golf Outing!

  • Attention Golfers, grab your foursome and join us!
  • You can download the form here
  • The deadline for Registration is May 26th so don't delay!
  • Sponsorships are available and we are accepting monetary donations as well as raffle donations. May 21st is a due date for all sponsors only.
  • Visit the page on our website for details and contact information.
Why Do We Have to go to Mass?

With restrictions being lifted and more and more people getting vaccinated and comfortable gathering, it is a good time to think about encouraging families to return to Mass. Joe Paprocki has an excellent short video for parents to answer their child’s question: “Why do we have to go to Mass?”
Volunteer of the Week
Michael Accuosti

Having been baptized here at St. Anthony’s Church, Michael Accuosti grew up helping out. When he was still in high school Michael was asked by Father Cascia to be a reader and he has continued for thirty years. Along the way he also join the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, The Helping Hands Ministry, Hope Ministry and the Small Christian Community.
When Michael started in a career in finance he was asked by Father Mark to become part of the Pastoral Council and the Finance Council. He stepped away from the Pastoral Council but is now in his 20th year on the Finance Council. “I think having members of the parish on the Finance Council helps keep the church community engaged”, Michael said. “It gives parishioners someone else to speak to about parish issues outside of the pastor. It also takes some of the burden off of Father Gregory and serves as a sounding board for him to solicit ideas and get advice.”

Thank you Michael for a lifetime of donating your time and talents to our parish
community.
Marian Consecration/Entrustment

Looking for the fastest, surest way to heaven? Then you’ll want to know more about Marian entrustment – a path of spiritual growth to Jesus through Mary.
To learn more, email loisafusco@gmail.com or call her at 203.768.6369.

The program will begin the week of May 23; however, materials must be ordered in advance. Cost is $20.
Bingo is COMING BACK SOON!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
As soon as the current repairs to the St Anthony Church Hall are complete, Bingo will be starting again! We will be following Covid 19 regulations and details will be provided soon. 
Bingo provides significant financial support to the church each year.
We are presently working on gathering volunteers to help make the sessions run smoothly. 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact David Bosco 203-528-1041 or tarkus0812@yahoo.com
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 Next 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.
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.


Soul Core Class
  • First Saturdays - at 9:15 am (Weather permitting class will be held outdoors by Our Lady of Fatima statue.)
  • The other class is Thursday mornings at 8:45 am
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
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