“Return to me with all your heart…” (Joel 2:12)
SOUP DINNERS: We will continue our tradition of soup dinners on Friday's during Lent. The first Lenten Soup dinner is on February 19. The meal ($6) consists of a 16 oz cup of soup, green salad and a roll. A la cart ($5) containers of soup may also be ordered. All the soups are home-made and we will feature a different vegetarian soup every week in addition to our traditional New England clam chowder. The cost is $6 for the meal and $5 for a 16 oz container of soup. The pick up time on Fridays is 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. To purchase a soup dinner, please click HERE.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: We will continue Fridays of Lent with Stations of the Cross. Stations will be presented by a different ministry each week. Please join us in the church at 7:00 p.m. (except Good Friday with Stations presented at 7:30 p.m.)
LENTEN RETREAT: This Lent we will have an opportunity to participate in a Lenten Retreat right here at St. Anthony. We are happy to announce that Father Bryan Dolejsi will lead our retreat on February 28, March 1 and 2, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. each evening. The three-day retreat will be a time for prayer and reflection. We encourage you to join us in the church to hear Fr. Bryan, but if you are unable to be with us in person, you can watch through our YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
Through a selection of Scripture passages, lives of the Saints, personal and pastoral experiences, Father Bryan will lead us through a series of meditations on the following:
February 28: The goodness and providence of God.
March 1: Types of Suffering: Physical, emotional, spiritual. Finding God’s presence in and through suffering.
March 2: Uniting our suffering to Jesus and steps for discerning God’s will and remaining steadfast in our faith.
Update Regarding Parish Events
As things change and evolve during this COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to change and evolve as a parish. Our Mass times will continue to be Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Because of the Supreme Court ruling regarding indoor religious services, we will now be able to open our doors and celebrate Mass indoors. We will continue to live stream Mass on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on our YOUTUBE channel. Daily Mass will resume at 8:00 a.m. Confessions are by appointment only. Wednesday, Daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. will be livestreamed.
The following tips are important regarding indoor Mass:
Masks are required
Sanitizing products are available in each pew
St. Anthony Parish Drive Thru Crab Feed
$50 per person ORDER HERE
MENU: What you love, plus a little you did not expect
Meals served with bolillo roll & crab/shrimp sauce (no butter)
Antipasto (Salami, Cheese, Pepperoncini), Salad (Mixed Greens with side Italian dressing)
Appetizer (Shrimp Cocktail), Pasta (Rigatoni with St A’s famous meat sauce)
Crab (One Whole - Cleaned & Cracked)
Special Order Items
Extra Half Crab - $15 or Whole Crab - $25 (can only be ordered with a full meal)
Bottle of Bogle Essential Red or Chardonnay - $14
Schedule between 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
We will deliver the Crab dinner and one bottle of Bogle wine (if within five miles)
Cost: $22 per location
Do not forget to turn in your raffle tickets. Please mail, drop them at Mass, bring to office, or when you pick up your dinner.
Prizes: 1st-$500, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100
Donation is $10 for 12. Drawing Date: March 22
2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
On the weekend of February 20, we will have the opportunity to walk with others as Jesus asks us to do. Together as Catholics, we extend our hand to those who need help. We assist them beyond dire circumstances and to begin again, refreshed and renewed. As our communities overcome the paralyzing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us accompany those in physical and emotional poverty. Each of our gifts, no matter the amount, really do make a difference in someone’s life. We will have envelopes available for you to help us reach our goal. Please watch this video and prayerfully consider how you can help this appeal.
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Update from Father Mitch #3
Act of Spiritual Communion
In the current times with video Masses only and the inability to physically receive the Holy Eucharist at Mass, the Deacon recites the following prayer and people are invited to join in:
I believe that You
Are present in the Holy Eucharist.
I love You above all things,
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine
All praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment thine
Rest in Peace
Saint Anthony Parish Mass Times
–Roman Catholic Rite–
8:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M.
5:00 P.M. (Cancelled)
Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. (Livestream)
Holy Day of Obligation:
8:30 A.M., Noon, and 6:00 P.M.
4:00-4:45 P.M., Every Saturday (By appointment only)
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
First Friday from 5:00-7:00 P.M.