St Anthony Church Newsletter
In the Eucharist, Jesus miraculously nourishes us with his body, blood, soul, and divinity and, therefore, provides for our spiritual hunger. We are spiritually fed every time we receive communion.
Reflect on the miracle of the Eucharist. Do you believe that Jesus is really present—body, blood, soul, and divinity—in the Eucharist? If you struggle with this, ask God to help you believe.
Reflect on the gift of the Eucharist and thank God for His presence here.
Here is a simple prayer of thanks:
“God, may the grace of this sacrament strengthen me to love you more faithfully.”
Last week Bishop Betancourt administered the Sacrement of Confirmation to our students. It was a beautiful evening!
There will be a Benediction and the Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 11:15 AM Mass on Sunday.

Please click on the links to familiarize yourself with the Hymns for this weekend:
Offertory: One Love Released
Recessional: Look Beyond

Per the Archdiocese of Hartford, masks need to be worn inside the Church. 
The Knights will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers!
The members of the Ladies Guild and baking committee are making desserts!

In order to plan accordingly, please RSVP the number of people attending by either click here or call the parish center by Monday June 7th. (Please don't assume we know that you are attending.)
Please bring your own chairs for socializing with fellow parishioners.
Bingo is OPENING JUNE 14th!

There will be a meeting for new and returning bingo volunteers will take place on Monday June 7th at 7:00pm in the church hall. Looking forward to seeing you there! If you are interested in volunteering please contact David Bosco 203-528-1041 or
The Heart Saver CPR/AED Certification - Recertification Course will be offered on June 15, 2021 at the Parish Center at 6:30 pm and will be about 2 hours.
The course is $35. If you want the book it is an extra $5.
Certification for all those who took the course two years ago will be expiring in June. 
Anyone can take this course regardless if you were certified somewhere else or never certified. 
Please consider taking the course, you might save a life!
Please RSVP by June 8th to Pat Vlamis or call 203-808-1577. Please indicate if you want to order a book. 
 Convalidation of your Marriage
Convalidation is bringing your marriage into the Church. Unlike a civil service, a sacramental marriage brings a 3rd partner, Jesus. The Church sees marriage as far more than a contract, It is a loving sacramental bond where you receive God’s grace, strengthening your foundation. So if you had a destination wedding, were married at a park or venue, or if your spouse isn’t Catholic, this information session is for you! Deacon Domenic Stolfi will be at the Parish Center on Wednesday June 16th at 7:00 PM in the Faith meeting room and can answer any questions you might have. Registration is not necessary.
Thank you to all our teachers!
We have now finished the final sessions and sacraments of our faith formation classes this year. I wish to thank all the families for their support during this certainly different year. We communicated very well in keeping quarantining students home, as well as teachers! I pray that you all continue to nurture your child’s faith through family prayer and attending weekly Mass together here. God never takes a vacation from us, let us also do the same. We wish our volunteers, who gave their time weekly, a beautiful, healthy and restful summer. Thanks so much to, Amber, Ann Marie, Beth ,Cara, Carrie, George, Br Juan, Julianne, Jill, Josephine, Leanna, Lisa, Michelle, Molly, Br Nathan, Rachel, Tara, Taylor, Tricia, and Trudy!
- Andrea Brown
The Church Hall today:
Send in a photo of your Grad!

We want to recognize the parishioners who are celebrating a graduation this year!
Email it to Pat Vlamis with the details such as school, any awards and plans for the future!
Save the Date -July 6th- Details coming soon!
Multi-Parish Raffle
St. Anthony Church is participating in something new this year, a multi-parish raffle. 
We have partnered with St. Roch Church in Greenwich, the raffle permit holder, who started this in 2014. We do not incur the expense of prizes, printing, postage, permits or marketing to participate, and will receive 50% of our ticket sales.
Fifteen American Express Gift Cards will be given as prizes! 
You will soon be receiving a letter in the mail soon, with more details, along with 4 raffle tickets at $25.00 each. Checks are payable to St. Anthony Church.
 We hope that you will participate in the raffle by purchasing tickets, giving as a gift or selling them to family or friends. Thank you for your anticipated participation!
Volunteers Needed:
  • We are looking for someone to coordinate our Health Ministry. This volunteer should have a health professional background. They are responsible for coordinating the blood pressure screening once they are restarted, hopefully soon.  They also are responsible for our AED devices. This includes regular testing of the device and the certifications for the users. 
  • Now that our parishioners are returning to Mass on the weekends we need to re-establish the Usher Ministry. Ushers welcome and assist attendees before Mass. They are responsible for the collection of offerings during Mass and properly securing them after Mass. There are occasionally special feast days that require additional assistance.  If you have previously been an usher please let us know you are able to return.
  • For more information on either ministry please email David Byrne, the Volunteer Coordinator or call the parish center 203-758-4056 ext 17.
Closing Mass celebration for the Archdiocesan
Synod 2020: Grow & Go

The Mass will be celebrated at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on August 13th at 6:30 PM
We are allowed up to 30 guests and tickets will be issued for entrance to the Mass. If you would like to attend, please call the office. Please act promptly as The sooner we provide the names of attendees, the better the location of our 30 seats will be! 

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.
If you are planning to attend, please call Barbara by 203-605-8354 by 6:00 pm the evening prior to class. 
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 .