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Healing Mass
Update on Fr. Andrew
St. Genevieve
Just Peacemaking
Men's Weekend Retreat
January 31, 2013
7:30 p.m.

January 22 marks the anniversary of ROE v. WADE. We will gather for Eucharist on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 pm to engage in the healing process that is God's gift to us; healing for all who have in any way been affected by abortion. This is not "pro" anything except healing for all who suffer in any way. This is a hot button issue for many. Let's diffuse it and remember that our mission is to keep ourselves open to the needs of any who come to our doors as well as to invite in those who hunger for the experience of God's unconditional loving presence. The Eucharist is the place to realize the grace of God and the communion we all enjoy in Christ.



This year's Confirmation Celebration at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church will be held on Monday, April 29 and Bishop Rosazza will preside.  Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 28.  More details to follow.

Update on Fr. Andrew Giardino, ofm
Fr. Andrew Giardino, ofm


Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Patrick-St. Anthony,


May the Lord give you peace.


Fr. Andrew continues to make good progress in his recovery from his recent stroke.  As I am sure you know this is his second stroke in less than a year and it is important that he get the rest he needs.


I thank you for your prayers and concern. You are a great source of strength for him and for the friars. He has begun physical and speech therapy which are exhausting for him. I ask your prayers for him but that we limit visits so he can recover. Cards and notes may be sent to the office and will be brought to Fr. Andrew. I expect he will be in the hospital for a little longer and then into a rehabilitation facility until he is ready to come home.


I assure you of my prayers and gratitude and I will keep you updated on his progress.


Fr. Tom, ofm


Drumming Circle
Celebrate St. Genevieve
January 27, 2013
10:00 am Mass

One of the ways we celebrate our covenant relationship between St. Patrick-St. Anthony of Hartford, Connecticut and St. Genevieve of Zorange, Haiti is to celebrate the feast of Saint Genevi
ve by incorporating special music into one of our Masses in January. This weekend we will celebrate Saint Genevive at the 10:00 am Mass on January 27, 2013. The Gallery Choir will be joined by the Drumming Circle.


Saint Genevive (c. 419/422-Paris 502/512), is the patron saint of Paris. Her feast is actually kept on January 3. She dedicated herself to a Christian Life. In 451 she led a "prayer marathon" that was said to have saved Paris by diverting Attila's Huns away from the city. When Childeric I besieged the city in 464 and conquered it, she acted as an intermediary between the city and its conqueror, collecting food and convincing Childeric to release his prisoners.

Just Peacemaking: The Challenge and Promise of Nonviolence for Our Time
Thursdays Peace
February 21 thru May 16, 2013

6:30-8:30 p.m.


REGISTER NOW for a special Social Justice program for our Lent-Easter-Pentecost journey:


A week-by-week introduction to peacemaking, based in a spirit-filled and nonviolent process,  aimed at transforming faith into action and preparing participants to be witnesses for justice and peace. Click here for more information.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Men's Weekend Retreat

Holy Family Retreat Center

March 22 - March 25, 2013


Go to the Holy Family website  for more information. The "suggested" price (more if you can, less if you can't) for the weekend which includes: 6 meals, a private (or double room) and attendance at all of the seminars and workshops is $275, and "scholarships" may be available.