St Anthony Church Newsletter
In this week's Gospel, Jesus as "the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world" takes the loaves, gives thanks and distributes the blessed bread and fish to the hungry crowd. Jesus’ action of taking and blessing bread, giving thanks to God, breaking and giving it to his disciples and followers, continues in our own day in every Eucharist. Our deepest spiritual hunger is satisfied at the table of God’s word and the sacrament of his body and blood. As the action of the Holy Spirit transforms the humble elements of bread and wine into the sacred body and blood of Jesus Christ, we become what we receive. Just as we need shared food to nourish our bodies, we need shared spiritual food for the journey of faith.
Please click on the links to familiarize yourself with the Hymns for this weekend:
Offertory: Eye Has Not Seen
Communion: Eat This Bread
Some of the staff was able to meet and enjoy a nice dinner at Senor Poncho’s as we thanked Pat for her time employed with us at St. Anthony Church and wish her the best with her career.
Some of the staff was able to meet and enjoy a nice dinner at Senor Poncho’s as we thanked Pat for her time employed with us at St. Anthony Church and wish her the best with her career. 

NEW DAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? 

St. Anthony Church is offering a 9 week program where individuals can share their grief story and learn about the grieving process and its tasks for healing. 
The sessions are conducted by trained facilitators, who have experienced grief in their lives, and are able to help you move through the tasks of grief. It is not a therapy session, but an opportunity to share with others who have experienced losses themselves.
The sessions will begin Wednesday September 15, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There is no cost for this program. Books used in the group are generously donated by Prospect Memorial Funeral Home.

Registration is needed, as space is limited. For information, please call Charlotte Scaviola 203-758-5711 or Claudette Decilla 203- 758-6283.
Multi-Parish Raffle
  • Over 250 raffle tickets have been purchased and we still have more to process! Thank you for your support! 
  • Multi-Parish Raffle ticket sales will conclude on Monday August 2nd, please have all stubs/tickets returned by then
  • Checks are payable to St. Anthony Church. You can return the checks and stubs by mail to: St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect CT 06712 or you can put it in the collection.
  • Extra raffle tickets can also be purchased from the parish office. 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!
The 2021 The Knights of Columbus Cow Chip Raffle winners are:
1st place $1,000 - Rob Polo, West Hartford, CT
2nd place - $300- Stacy Altieri, Bethany, CT
3rd place - $100 - Rob Polo, West Hartford, CT
4th place - $75 - David & Joyce Popowski, Watertown, CT

Thank you for all who supported this fundraiser!


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. 
Bingo is Back!


Our Next Bingo: Monday July 26th
Progressive Jackpot #1 starting over at $125
Progressive Jackpot #2  $900

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.
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