St Anthony Church Newsletter







Congratulations Graduates!

We are celebrating all the parishioners who are celebrating a graduation this year!
Click Here to see our first group!
It's not too late to include your graduate!  
Email it to Pat Vlamis with the details such as school and any awards!
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.”
June 14, 2020
Feast of Solemnity of the Body
and Blood of Christ

St Anthony Church will broadcast on Facebook LIVE .
The video of the Mass will be available on this page of our website after the Mass is complete.
Music for Live Stream Mass

Gathering: Look Beyond
Offertory: One Love Released
Communion:  I Am the Bread of Life

Join us for an Outdoor Procession and Benediction at 12:30 pm to celebrate the feast of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
Please park facing the Church and follow the instructions when you arrive.
Here are the words to the
to follow along if you attend.
The benches have been placed! 

Thank you to those who donated them to St. Anthony Church. We hope that many people will enjoy spending time in the beautiful areas on our property. 
 
 The Knights of Columbus Council 13459 will be sponsoring a food drive for the Prospect Food Bank at Labonnes on Saturday, June 20th, from 7 am- 8:00 pm.
Monetary donations are, of course, welcome. 
Welcome Back!

Life is slowly returning to normal as weekday Masses resumes this week.
Thanks to all who attended and have been observing the new guidelines.
Weekday Masses have resumed!
Mass Schedule:
   Mon – Fri at 8:00 am
   Saturday at 9:00 am
   First Friday at 12:15 pm
    • Adoration will follow all Friday Masses for 1 hour.
Confessions: Saturday at 3 pm

NO Public Mass on Sunday, Live-stream of the 11:15 Mass on Sunday via Facebook will continue and be on the website following. 
If you can attend a weekday Mass, please do that and reserve the Saturday Mass for those who are unable to attend M-F.

Guidelines:
  • In the church guidelines will be posted and directional arrows will be visible. Pews will be marked off to assist with social distancing.
  • Please bring a face mask to wear, as it is required as you enter, while inside and as you exit.
  • Hand sanitizer is currently available, please have your own as well.
  • We ask that you mark where you sit with a post-it-note, which will be available at the entrances.
  • Missalettes will be removed from the pews, if you would like to take one home and bring it back with you each time you come to Mass, you may do that.  
  • Dispensation for Sunday Mass will continue until September 6, 2020 and it will remain even when the Sunday Mass resumes.
  • Donation boxes are located at 3 areas in the church for you to drop envelopes and donations.
Communion Procedure:
  1. The line to receive will be single file down the center aisle.
  2. Please use the markers for distancing while on line. Families can stay together.
  3. Communicants will receive the consecrated host in their hand, step to the side, lower their mask, consume the host, replace their mask.
  4. Return to their pew down the outside aisle.
This video from the Archdiocese provides information and illustrations that will help to make your return to Mass and adherence to guidelines as smooth as possible:
for up to date cancellations and changes during this time!
Please continue to support Saint Anthony Church through
your donations with these options: 
1. Mail in your offerings to 4 Union City Road, Prospect CT
2. Sign up for online giving here. You can also donate without creating an account by selecting "Quick Give".
3. Set up donations through your bank's online bill pay.
We appreciate your continued financial support. Thank you and may God continue to bless you.  

All donations are welcome in any way that is convenient to you. Electronic donations are the quickest and safest way for us to get funds into our operating account, as nothing is handled. 
Rev. James O’Dea Scholarship Application
 
A  scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in honor of Rev. James O’Dea who was Pastor at St Anthony Church for 30 years, from 1959 to 1989. He built the present church and is remembered as a kind and gentle shepherd who affected the lives of many in our parish. 
The Scholarship is awarded annually to one registered eighth grade student who will be entering a Catholic high school. 
Click here for the Rev. James O’Dea Scholarship application
Please return to the Parish Center by  July 1, 2020 either by mail to 4 Union City Road, Prospect, CT 06712 or email:  stanthonyyf@comcast.net
St. Anthony Church Meditation Garden Walkway Fundraiser is ongoing.
Thank you to everyone who has already ordered a brick!
Honor someone you love with a beautiful stone in our Meditation Garden Walkway.

Please download the form to order:
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You can sign up to automatically receive the bulletin via email each week.
If you would like to add a special prayer request to the Prayer Basket in church, fill out this anonymous form on our website and it will be printed and put in the basket.

Parish Prayer Line
If you or someone you know would like to be prayed for, please call the office and their name will be added to the prayer line which is comprised of parishioners who will pray for that person.
Bingo is cancelled until further notice.
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 you 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. 
  • 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