Welcome to Saint Anthony

   

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Never forget this golden rule: "Do to others what you would have them do to you".

                                                                                        -Pope Francis

 

 

 

 

 

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION “GAUDETTE ET EXSULTATE”

Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudette Et Exsultate" on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World.  Please click on the left picture to read the entire text

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU

To all the members of the Holy Name Society, for their outstanding work in hosting yet another successful May Breakfast on May 5th. The financial report is listed below. Also thank you to all the parishioners of our tri parish community who support this event year after year. God Bless you. 

 

40th ANNUAL SAINT ANTHONY FEAST NEWS

June 7, 8, 9 and 10

Thursday and Friday        5 PM - 11 PM

          Saturday                        12 PM - 11 PM        

Sunday                         1 PM - 6 PM

 

Live Entertainment Nightly Featuring:

Thursday:  Tribeca

        Friday:     2nd to None

             Saturday:  DJ Justin Alecio

                                Brother 2 Brother

                  Sunday:  DJ Anthony Crocenzi

 

There will be outdoor amusements for the children, nightly entertainment for adults, delicious Italian foods and drinks served outside on parish grounds. All proceeds will benefit the outreach ministries to the poor of Saint Anthony Church, Saint Edward Church and the Church of the Presentation.

 

VENDORS WANTED

Preparations are underway for the annual event which will be held on Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th on the church grounds. Some great entertainment has been booked; and rides and games will be provided by Rockwell Amusements. We are currently looking for licensed vendors who would like to be a part of our feast. If you are interested, please call Tony at 864-0927 for more details.

 

SAINT ANTHONY FEAST INDOOR - FLEA MARKET

Saint Anthony Parish Center

                     Saturday (6/2/18)                 8AM-4PM

                     Friday                                   5PM-9PM

                     Saturday                               8AM-8PM

                     Sunday                                 8AM-4PM

 

***Please note the Flea Market will be open on the  Saturday before the kick off of the Feast. ***

 

Donations of household items and small furniture are being accepted for the upcoming Feast weekend.  We will accept slightly used handbags, shoes, ties, and jewelry. Please do not drop off the following items: children's clothing, all bedding, televisions, computers/monitors, printers, stuffed animals, pet items, luggage,  baby car seats and cribs because of code restrictions. Thank you for your cooperation.  Please bring all donations to the back of the Parish Center. Please do not leave anything at the main doors. For more information, please contact Susan (232-5713) or Maryann (353-5215.)

 

FEAST BUSINESS BANNER SPONSOR PROGRAM

The Saint Anthony Feast Banner Program is accepting donations from businesses. Any business who donates $100 will receive a banner which will be prominently displayed throughout the four days of the Feast. Additionally, the banners will be displayed during the May Breakfast and the Holiday Bazaar in November. If you are interested, or know a business who would like to donate, please complete the form or call Joe Carbone at 378-0195.

 

A PARISH MISSION WITH

FATHER PATRICK A. MARTIN

"Fathers Love for Us"

Monday, June 18th at 7 PM

Tuesday, June 20th at 7 PM

Mass and Homily each evening

Fr. Pat will be available for confession and spiritual counsel Monday and Tuesday 9 AM - 11 AM and 6 PM - 7 PM Saint Anthony Church

A free-will offering will be taken each night of the Mission

 

 

CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2018

We extend our congratulations to the following candidates who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 20th at Saint Anthony Church.  May God’s Holy Spirit fill their minds and hearts with every necessary   blessing to strengthen their commitment to Jesus Christ.  May their example be a source of inspiration for their younger brothers and sisters of our parish family.

Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, D.D.

 Bishop of Providence

Nayeli Tatiana Arboleda - Kristen Audette - Robert Autiello - Jenna Bergeron - Eva Burchfield

Ashley Candeias - Enzo Centracchio - Nicholas Conte - Zachary Coro - Alexandra Corsi

Nicholas Croce - Domenic Crocenzi - Joseph DeDonato -Edward Osvaldo DeLaCruz

Giana Edouard - Karla Espino - Anthony Gabriele- Evan Gavlick - Christian Gemma

Benjamin Goho - Julia Jasper - Taylor Kent - Joshua Masood - Victoria Morris

Aidan Murtha - Angela Sofia Najarro Cano - Sofia Nassi - Vincenzo Nassi

David Neves - Evelyn Clarisa Ortega - William Fernando Parra

Joanna Patricia Penafiel - Wilson Penafiel - Ashley Picard - Emma Rathbun

Alyssa Ricci - Giancarlo Ricci - Salvatore Rossi - Elizabeth Russo - Kyla Russo

Mia Santos - Tyler Scetta - Ashley Siravo - Sophia Sniffin

Samantha St. Jean - Nicholas Symmes - Ashley Thibault - Ryan Vincent

Joseph Volpe - Steven Fernando Zarate Palacios

 

 

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 experiences.  All men, 18 and up are invited to spend some time with the Lord and each other! Our next meeting will take place on June 5th 6:30pm, in the Parish Center Dining Room. We conclude approximately by 7:30 pm.

 

 

HOLY FAMILY HOME INCREASE IN RESIDENCY

Each year, Holy Family Home has conducted a count of the number of “bed nights” that it provides to homeless woman and children.  A “bed night” is defined as one person in one bed for one night.

In calendar year 2016, Holy Family Home provided approximately 7,037 bed nights.

In calendar year 2017, Holy Family Home provided approximately 8,977 bed nights, an increase of 1,940 bed nights.

In addition, we have seen a substantial increase in the amount of persons who are calling the shelter directly.  In order to ensure fairness and statewide outreach, each caller is then referred to the state hotline, 211.

 

2018 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL

“Faith and Good Works”

 

Your gift to the 2018 Catholic Charity Appeal reaches out to countless people in need throughout our diocese. No matter where you turn, you find someone who will benefit from your kindness. Please consider pledging your support to this worthwhile endeavor.

 

CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Goal:  $29, 056.00

$34, 288.00 from 180 donors

 

Congratulations to the Parishioners of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary for exceeding their 2018 Goal

 

SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH

Goal:  $78, 748.00

$66, 399.00 from 321 donors (84.3 of Goal)

 

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

Goal:  $19, 950.00

$21, 577.00 from 106 donors

 

 

All totals are as of May 22, 2018, as reported by the Diocese

 

CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL IN ACTION

A little over a year ago, a man, who we will call Jose, arrived. He was separated from his family, homeless, hopeless and was suffering from an opiate addiction. After 30 days, he seemed to feel better about himself and started to open up more about his situation. He was able to get off the opiates with an alternative program. He moved to the honor dorm and he started to work. He bought tools he needed, and a vehicle for transportation. One day at work Jose fell off a ladder and broke his ankle, and needed surgery.  Around this time a series of hurricanes struck Puerto Rico where is elderly mother, daughter, and grand daughter live.  Jose postponed his surgery, sold his tools and vehicle and bought a ticket back to Puerto Rico to help rebuild his mothers home. He knew he could not sustain his continuing recovery there and returned back to Emmanuel House to restart his recovery there. Jose knew that he would have support  there and he could have his surgery knowing the staff would help him.  Jose is currently doing well with his recovery from his surgery and addiction. He is grateful for the help he is receiving from Emmanuel House. (God’s House).

 

 

KNITTING MINISTRY

Please note that the Knitting Ministry will not meet

Until September 10, 2018 at 1pm at the Church of the Presentation. Have a fun and safe summer!

 

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