Welcome to Saint Anthony

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

It takes effort to always do good... The road to holiness is not for the lazy!

                                                                                -Pope Francis

 

 

CHOIR SEASON BEGINS

Choir rehearsals will commence on Thursday, October 4th at 7pm at the Church of the Presentation. We encourage all members of the choir and all those interested in joining to attend this rehearsal as we begin our preparation for the new choir season.

 

PRESENTATION CHURCH

POST 10AM MASS GATHERING

Beginning this weekend all 10AM Mass attendees at Presentation Church are invited downstairs for coffee ansponsored by the Holy Name Society of our three par-ishes. We are grateful for their weekly commitment and hope you will continue fellowship after Mass.

 

SAINT ANTHONY &  CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PARISHIONERS

Grateful for God’s Providence Capital Campaign

All parishes in the Diocese of Providence are joining together for the Grateful for God’s Providence Campaign. As we approach the 150th anniversary of our Diocese, this historic campaign will ensure that we are able to continue our Mission for years to come.

The campaign seeks to raise $50 million over the next 4 years to prepare our faith family for the future.  At its heart, this campaign is about supporting our future by focusing on our parishes, our priests, Catholic school Tuition Assistance, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, and Catholic Charities and Social Services.

Every parish will retain 40% of every dollar raised in their parish’s campaign effort to be used for their own local needs. In the coming weeks, our Campaign Leadership Team will be providing more information about the campaign and details about each of its purposes.  Their goal is to make sure every parishioner knows what this campaign is about and how we are being called to participate.

Please take the time during the next few weeks to learn more about the campaign and the needs we will address together.

 

GRATEFUL FOR GODS PROVIDENCE CAMPAIGN

RECEPTION INVITATION

In the next week or so, you will receive an invitation from the campaign committee to attend a reception explaining the Grateful for God’s Providence Campaign. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday September 26th at 7pm in the Saint Anthony Parish Center

Thursday September 27th at 7pm at Presentation Church Hall (Elevator Available)

All are encouraged to attend one of these four receptions. The parish will greatly benefit from this campaign, as we will receive 40% of the total gifts raised.

2018 ANNUAL HOLDAY BAZAAR

NOVEMBER 10 & 11th

Plans are underway for the 28th Annual Holiday Ba-zaar to benefit our Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs. As in the past this event is a tri-parish effort to bring people together. Donations of hand-crafted items, gift baskets and Christmas items are needed. Please contact Maryann Pallotta if you can help at 353-5215.

 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR GRAND RAFFLE

CASH PRIZES NEEDED

We are preparing for the upcoming Holiday Bazaar and have begun accepting donations for the Grand Raffle. If you are able to contribute a cash prize of $100 or $50 dollars please stop by the rectory or contact Father Ed at 353-3120. The goal is to offer over $2,000 in money prizes, and donors names will be listed on the tickets. We need to bring it all to press ASAP for the general mailing.

 

AARP MEETING

All seniors in and around North Providence are invit-ed to join us at our monthly meetings. We have guest speakers who discuss issues that are of interest to seniors. We meet the last Thursday of every month and our next meeting is September 27th at 1pm at Presentation Church. For more information, call Alexander at 725-7989

 

 

MENS PRAYER GROUP

We spend time with scripture, reflect on it's meaning in our lives, and then share with God and each other our understanding of His word in our everyday experienc-es. All men, 18 and up are invited to spend some time with the Lord and each other! Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday October 2nd at 6:30pm in the Parish Center Dining Room. We conclude approximately 7:30pm. The September 4th meeting is cancelled.

 

 

KNITTING MINISTRY

Knitting Ministry will meet every Monday at 1PM at The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

 

SAINT EDWARD FOOD CENTER

We are currently in need of able bodied male volunteers to carry boxes of canned goods and others items in the restocking process while clients shop during hours of operation. If you are available for a 2 hour shift on Wednesdays please leave a message for Father Ed at 353-3120 and he will contact you. Your help would be deeply appreciated.

 

TUNA FISH NEEDED

Tuna fish is desperately needed at the Food and Wellness Center. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Please drop off either at the rectory or the food and wellness center on Wednesday. Thank you!

 

DIOCESE OF PROVIDENCE TO HOST MASS

FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

In thanksgiving for all current, retired and fallen Police, Fire and First Responders and their fami-lies, the Diocese of Providence will celebrate The Mass for Public Safety on Sunday, September 30th at 10:00 am in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Cathedral Square, Providence. Rhode Island federal and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, first responders, families and representatives are invited to join us in prayer and bestow blessings upon our police officers, firefighters, and first responders, and in support of those who serve. Everyone is invited to come together to honor these men and women for their courageous service and pray for their safety. The public is welcome.

 

"No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for their friends" John 15:13

 

ANNUAL RED MASS FOR THE LEGAL COMMUNITY

The annual Red Mass for the state’s legal community will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Ghost Church in Providence.  Monsignor Albert Kenney, Vicar General of the Diocese of Providence, will be the main celebrant and Father Ryan Connors, S.T.D., Professor of Moral Theology at St. John’s Seminary will be the homilist.

 

The Red Mass is held annually for those who work in the judiciary and other areas of public service in Rhode Island. The Mass requests guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice, and offers the opportunity to reflect on what Catholics believe is the God-given power and responsibility of all in the legal  profession. All are welcome to attend this special celebration.

 

IRISH SLPENDOR WITH FATHER MARK SAURIOL

A trip to Ireland is being planned for our tri parish community by Father Mark and Collette Tours from October 23-30, 2019. Visit Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher and many other beautiful areas of Ireland. For more information, please contact Father Mark at the Saint Mary Rectory at 401-722-5425 or visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/905895.

 

PET SUPPLY DRIVE CONTINUES

Compass will be collecting pet supplies for one of our local Animal Shelters. The Drive will be extended through the end of Sep-tember for those who have not had a chance to get involved. Please see the website for additional details. Collection Nights will be at the Parish Center the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of Each Month. Last day for collections is September 26th from 7:00 PM through 8:15 PM.

2018 RHODE ISLAND CATHOLIC WOMENS CONFERENCE

• Dynamic and Encouraging Talks •

• Vendors •

• Swag Bags •

• Live Music Ministry •

Cathedral and Cathedral Hall (Lower Level) are handicapped accessible by the handicapped entrance on Jackson Walkway.

Infants in arms are welcome!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul and Cathedral Hall

The day will include morning coffee, talks from our keynote speakers, lunch and more.

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Speakers: Kelly Nieto and Danielle Bean

8:00 AM Holy Mass (Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM)

Cost

Early Bird Tickets $30 (Available until September 1, 2018)

Regular Admission Tickets $40

Student Tickets $20

Please purchase tickets by September 29, 2018

Participants must bring tickets to the event.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

 

14th ANNUAL HUMAN LIFE GUILD DAY

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 29, 9am – 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant and homilist for the 9am Mass. Following Mass there will be a reception with the Bishop in the Cathedral Hall with presentations covering Humanae Vita-50 Years Later, The Modern Debate-Understanding Transgenderism from a Catholic Perspective, Hope for the Future, and Being a Pro-Life Feminist. All are invit-ed to attend the Mass but pre registration is required for the conference that will follow and the cost is $25 per person. Deadline to register is September 21 call Carol Owens at 421-7833 x 218.

 

 

Click on the Photo above for another video production by Kerry Rubino

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE COMMITTEE

The tri-parish Respect Life Committee always eagerly accepts new members.  Please join us for our second meeting.  We will kick off Respect Life month with prayer, conversation, and friendship on Thursday, October 4th, 7-8 pm in the Saint Anthony Parish Center. 

Please also join one or more of the Respect Life events throughout the diocese (more information can be found throughout this bulletin, in the RI Catholic, or on the diocese website).

 

 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE FALL CAMPAIGN

The prayer vigils begin on Wednesday, September 26 how-ever, the actual kick-off will take place on Saturday, Sep-tember 29th at 8:00 a.m. We will be meditating on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary of Our Lady. Your prayers and your support will help bring an end to abor-tion. Please share one hour of your time during the cam-paign to pray outside of Planned Parenthood. We the Di-ocesan Office of Life & Family Ministry are also asking those who are not able to join us for our public prayer vig-ils to consider pledging a Rosary for 40 Days to end abor-tion. For more information, please call Carol Owens at 421-7833.218 or email: cowens@dioceseofprovidence.org

 

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH PASTA LUNCHEON

IN HONOR OF OUR PATRON SAINT

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Lunch will be served in the church hall from

12:30pm-3pm

All are invited to attend!

Tickets

$10.00…Adults

$5.00… Children under 10

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Tickets available until September 30, 2018

ONLY 200 tickets will be sold!

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please call Tony@489-9886

 

OFFERING AND DONATION CLARIFICATION

When making you weekly offering by check, the check must be made payable to the church on your budget envelope. (Saint Anthony envelopes please make the check Payable to Saint Anthony Church, etc.). Budget envelopes should only contain checks /cash for budget offerings (not ministry donations). Also, please do not use scotch tape or staples on your envelopes or checks.

 

We appreciate donations to all our ministries; please note when making a donation by check the checks should be written as follows and be placed in a separate envelope marked with the ministry name on it (placed in the collection basket or mailed to the rectory):

 

Holy Family Home: checks payable to Holy Family Home.

Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center: checks payable to Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center.

 

Mary’s Meals: checks payable to Church of the Presentation or Presentation Church (note on the memo line Mary’s Meals).

Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry (hot lunch and mobile ministries): checks payable to Saint Anthony Church (note on the memo line Kitchen or Outreach Ministry).

 

All offerings, donations and correspondence should be addressed to the rectory office at 5 Gibbs Street, North Providence RI 02904. The physical church buildings do not receive mail.  Mail addressed for example to Saint Anthony Church at 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue or Presentation Church at 1081 Mineral Spring Avenue does not make its way to the rectory office.

 

 

Some of our Past Events & Highlights

 

 Annual Box City - November 18-19th

Box City was held on Novemebr 18-19th on the Saint Anthony Grounds.  The Confirmation II Candidates joined members of the Compass Program for Educational and Team Bulding Activites.  Through their Sponsorship effort a total of $575.00 was raised for Parish Outreach Ministries.

 

 

 

Angels on a Mission

 

 

 

ON LINE GIVING REMINDER

For all families who are currently using the online giving program we ask that you log into your account and update any information that has changed since you setup your initial account. This is also a good time to check your statements to see that your offering is being processed as you originally set it up. We have received notification of expired credit cards and invalid email addresses. Also, you should only set up your account once and have your offering deducted from that account; there are a few users who set up a new account each time they make an offering. If you have not signed up for online giving, please consider doing so. Log onto the parish website, stanthonychurch.org, click on the online giving icon, choose the church you are registered at and follow the menu driven screen. The help desk for all online questions is  1-800-348-2886 ext 4.

 

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Outreach Ministries

Outstanding Video Production by our own Kerri Rubino

Please click on the picture below and enjoy

 

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  Saint Anthony Church

North Providence, RI
401-353-3120
stanthonynp@cox.net

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiries please call

(401) 304-7744

 


SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH

1413 Mineral Spring Ave.    
North Providence, RI

 

Saturday Vigil 5:15 PM  
Sunday 8:00 AM, 11:30 AM

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

997 Branch Ave. 
Providence, RI

Saturday Vigil    6:00PM (Spanish)
Sunday 9am(English)11:30 AM (Spanish)

www.parroquiasaneduardo.org

 CHURCH

OF THE PRESENTATION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

1081 Mineral Spring Ave.    
North Providence, RI

Saturday Vigil   4pm
Sunday  10am

www.presentationchurchnp.org

Holy Days As Announced

WEEKDAY MASS

Trinity Chapel 

  Saint Anthony Church

Weekday Mass Times:

Mon - Thurs   8:30 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Presentation Church)
Saturday   3:15PM-3:45PM