St Anthony Church Newsletter
Weekend of December 4 and 5
Thank you to all the volunteers who decorated our Church for Advent!
To see more photos click here
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Mass schedule for the Immaculate Conception of Mary:
Tuesday, December 7- 6:30pm Vigil Mass
Wednesday, December 8- 8:00am and 12:15pm Mass
Prepare yourself for this weekend's Mass...

Second Weekend of Advent
Please click on the links to familiarize yourself with the Hymns for this weekend:

Gathering: Waiting in Silence
Communion: Maranatha
Recessional: See How the Virgin Waits
Saint Anthony Parish
Upcoming Events and Announcements
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Next weekend’s 2nd collection is for retired religious.  Rising health care costs and decreasing income make it a struggle for many religious communities to care for their aging members.  Your generosity is appreciated.
When shopping on 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.

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On December 15 at 7:15pm, the Laudato Si Platform at CREA in Hartford, will host a Zoom presentation entitled:  
"Laudato Si Platform - Enviornmental Awareness & Action". 
The Vatican & other worldwide groups, launched awareness and action plans addressing the environmental problems that affect and connect all of us. 
You are invited to the introduction to this important work. 
Please contact Sr. Ruth, at ruthrosenbaum@crea.org for the link.
Volunteer Opportunities
The counting ministry is looking for new volunteers!

Have ever considered assisting with counting the collections?
The counters are on a rotating schedule, volunteering their time once a month for a few hours. 
Confidentiality is essential in this ministry. 
please call the office if you are interested and for further details. 
Faith Formation
Religious Education is in full swing and students have been busy! Check out some photos of their faith in action here
Please note that when Region 16 dismisses school early due to bad weather, or cancels school for the day, we will NOT have any Religious Ed classes that day. We will also alert on Channel 3, and update our website/social media pages if we choose to cancel.

Ongoing News
HOPE Ministry

With the heating season around the corner, this is a reminder that St. Anthony Church’s HOPE Ministry fund can assist those in need with covering the cost of heating your home. If you qualify for Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), you qualify for HOPE assistance. HOPE Ministry can assist with other needs as well, medical bills, budgeting, food, etc. Registered parishioners or residents of Prospect may apply. Please call the office at 203-758-4056 if you have questions regarding HOPE Ministry. Visit the CEAP link here to see how you qualify.

Bingo!

Our Next Bingo: Monday, December 6, 2021
TWO Jackpot Games!
Jackpot #1: $625
Jackpot #2: $1,650
 

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! If you can volunteer one Monday per month, please call the Parish Center at 203-758-4056
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.
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*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