St Anthony Church Triduum 2021 Newsletter
  • The summit of the Liturgical Year is upon us with the Easter Triduum beginning on Holy Thursday. 
  • Here is a quick description of the services of Holy Week in an updated Holy Week in Three Minutes
  • Parish Offices will be closed April 2nd in Observance of Good Friday as well as Easter Monday, April 5th
Dear Parishioners,

Alleluia! Christ is Risen, He has Risen indeed. May we all celebrate with great joy and hope the promise of our new life in Christ, our Risen Lord.
Easter is so much more than flowers, cards, Easter eggs, candy,
baskets, fine clothing, and even beautiful music. It is the historical event that gives ultimate meaning and purpose to our lives. Because Jesus died and rose from the dead, we no longer have to fear sin and death.
To those who have been away from the Church, I sincerely welcome you home this Easter. It is my hope and prayer that by worshipping with us, and celebrating Holy Mass, you will encounter the love of the Risen Christ.
I greatly appreciate the extra time and dedication so many of you have given to make this Easter season so memorable. Together we have been blessed to use our time and talents to praise and adore our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On behalf of Deacon Domenic and the staff, we with you a Happy Easter.
Fr. Grzegorz Jaworowski
Holy Thursday's liturgy focuses our attention on service, which is the heart of the Gospel. In washing his disciple’s feet, he commissions them to go and wash the feet of others. The Eucharist, where Christ becomes truly present, binds us together and strengthens us to do the very work of service we are called to do.
There’s no Easter Sunday without Good Friday.
There is no resurrection without the Cross.
Things are always darkest just before they go black.
And then, in the blackness of the truth - the truth that our own power or smarts are never enough - we discover that we need to rely solely on the promise of the Father.
Christ is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Each day is a new Easter morning. We pick ourselves up and go to that empty tomb. We look within and we look without and exclaim as boldly as we can proclaim, “I believe!” Jesus witnessed and was victim to more of the ugly side of life than most of us will ever see. Yet, he rose triumphant and so shall we.
Holy Thursday: April 1st
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 6:30 pm
Adoration until 10:00 pm

   Good Friday: April 2nd
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 pm
  
 Holy Saturday: April 3rd
Blessing of Food: 12:00 noon in church foyer
Confessions at 3:00 pm
Solemn Vigil of Easter: 8:00 pm

   Easter Sunday: April 4th
Masses: 7:30, 9:30, 11:15 am*

* the 11:15 am Easter Sunday will be Live streamed on Facebook
  • There is no need to register for any of our Masses or the Good Friday service.
  • We ask that when you enter the pew from the center aisle, you move to the end of the pew near the windows and fill the middle area next, keeping a 6 foot distance from those not in your household. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Below is the broadcasting schedule from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford celebrated by Archbishop Blair.


Thank you Leanna and Karl Hinger for this beautiful program:
Lenten Dinner Thank You
Saint Anthony Church would like to thank all the parishioners and Prospect residents who supported our Lenten Fish Dinner.
Almost 200 dinners were enjoyed! We appreciate the continued support of our parish events.
The event's huge success was made possible by the hard work of the members of the Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus as well as the numerous volunteers and those who made special donations! 
All proceeds from the dinner will go toward the repairs/improvement to the St. Anthony Church Hall.
On Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week students were treated to a special activity and visit from some eighth graders, who volunteered their time to share their faith and FUN!
Grades K, 1 and 2 were read “ The Easter Story”, then each made a set of “ Resurrection eggs” to bring home and share with their family; Grades 3 made an Easter craft.
Many thanks to all of you who donated your clean egg cartons for us to be able to have each child have their own set of eggs. And thanks to our  8th graders who volunteered their time on both days.
Alpha Program
at Saint Anthony Church
Join us April 11th and 25th at 12:15 pm as we explore The Alpha course.
This course seeks to introduce the basics of the
Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions.
The Alpha talks explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of basics of the Christian faith in an updated and engaging way.
We will meet in the Church Hall following the 11:15 am Mass to watch a short video followed by a discussion.
2021 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
REACHING OUT, HEALING TOGETHER
Bingo is cancelled until further notice.
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Thank you for all who have supported us in the past and we look forward to when we can have a HUGE Jackpot again
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