Update on 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
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 Genevi�ve at the 10:00 am Mass on January 27, 2013. The Gallery Choir will be joined by the Drumming Circle.
Saint Genevi�ve (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|
February 21 thru May 16, 2013
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
A SEASON OF PROMISE
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.