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Holiday Bazaar 2018

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Thank You one and All

  

  

  

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Sunday Mass is at the heart of the Church’s life. There we encounter the risen Lord, we listen to his word, we are nourished at His table, and thus we become church.  

-Pope Francis

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FATHER DAVID GAFFNEY

Congratulations to Father Gaffney, who, along with seven  others, will be inducted in the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame on Thursday November 15th. The event will take place at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln.   Father Gaffney, who assists here with weekend Masses and funerals, is currently the Rector of the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence, Director of St. John Vianney Residence, Providence, and Coordinator for Pre-Ordination Formation for the Diocese of Providence, and previous to that he was the Spiritual Director at the North American College in Rome, Italy. Our              congratulations to Father Gaffney on his well deserved award. May God continue to bless him!

 

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

Grateful for God’s Providence Capital Campaign

CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE 

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Goal:  $289, 183

Parish Share: $115, 673

To Date: $60,215.00 from 28 Gifts  (20.8% of Goal)

 

 

  SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH    

Goal:  $553, 140

Parish Share: $221,256

To Date: $54,790.00 from 37 Gifts (9.9% of Goal)

 

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

Goal:  $180, 017

Parish Share: $72,007

To Date: $154,436 from 84 Gifts (85.7% of Goal)

 

As reported by the Diocese on November 5, 2018

 

 

HOLY NAME SOCIETY TOY DRIVE 

The Holy Name Society will hold its annual toy drive from November 24 - December 16. It would be appreciated if you  could donate a new unwrapped toy and make a needy child happy this Christmas. All toys can be placed in the decorated boxes at the entrances of St. Anthony Church and the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thank you for your generous support.

 

THE CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION CHOIR

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Choir will present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday December 16th, 2018 at 3:00pm in the church. Reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Donations of holiday baked goods would be greatly appreciated.

 

2019 MASS BOOKS OPENS NOVEMBER 13TH

The 2019 Mass books will be available on Tuesday, November 13th. Intentions may be scheduled by visiting or calling the rectory between the hours of 9am - 4pm. The criteria:

1. Three different individuals will be allowed to reserve an intention at each of the weekend Masses

2. When scheduling mass, two individuals names or two family last names will be accepted. (I.E. John and Mary Jones or the Jones and Smith Family).

3. A $10.00 offering will be accepted for each of the intentions and is due when the mass is reserved. (When mailing checks, please include the date and time of mass.)

4. One family member from each family will bring of the gifts during the offertory, if they so choose.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?

Would you like to help educate priests for the future of your church?  Would you like to help retired priests afford their retirement after they have dedicated their lives to the service of God’s people? Would you like to support Catholic Education?  Would you like to help repair and preserve our Diocesan Cathedral for years to come? These are really the only        questions that you need to asked as you consider making a pledge so that both our parish and Diocese may benefit. The goal for Saint Anthony is $553,140, with pledges so far at $54,790; Presentation’s goal is $289,183, with pledges so far at $60,215; and Saint Edward’s goal is $180, 017 with pledges so far at $154,436. Please pray for the success of our campaign. Remember, success depends on us!

 

 

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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

PEANUT BUTTER NEEDED

Peanut butter is 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!

 

 

 

 

    

    

HOLY FAMILY HOME NEWS

The growing number of homeless families in our state and the decreasing availability of affordable housing is a serious crisis which shows little effort of resolution in the near future.     Currently Holy Family Home provides for 11 families with one room reserved for emergencies from our parishes. We receive many inquires daily from all over the state for help which we are unable to assist. Because of this we are  weighing options of a possible expansion of our mission beyond 979 Branch   Avenue to an additional building which would serve as an annex to place eligible families ready for independent living.  If anyone knows of a possible apartment building in the Providence, North Providence, or Fairlawn Pawtucket area that may be available or if anyone wants to donate a building that can be converted to apartments please contact Father Ed.

 

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

 

COPING WITH GRIEF AT THE HOLIDAYS

Nothing can compare us for the death of a loved one. Whether death results from a sudden accident or sustained illness, it always catches us off-guard. To help those that have lost a loved one, a workshop will be held on      Monday, December 3, 6:30-8pm at Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Providence. Peter Magnotta, MSW LICSW, from the Office of Life and Family Ministry, will offer positive suggestions to help with the adjustment that must be made during the holiday season. This event is free, but pre-registration is required by November 30 to enable sufficient handouts. To RSVP call Peter at 278-2517.

 

16th ANNUAL

CELEBRATE THE ART OF GIVING

On Friday, November 16th at the Kirkbrae Country Club the principal fundraiser benefiting Saint Edward Food & Wellness will be held from 6PM to 9:30PM with cocktail’s and dinner. There will silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 per  person.

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

We are in need of auction items and  restaurant gift cards for the 16th Annual Celebrate the Art of Giving. Please call Sande Doucette at 440-3744 for more information.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE COMMITTEE

Tune in to This is the Life, a weekly program that  touches upon all life-related issues from the moment of conception to natural death.  This program is presented by the diocese’s Office of Life and Family Ministry and produced by the Office of Communications. Tune in every Wednesday at 9:30 am/pm on the following channels: Cox 14; Verizon 33; Full Channel 14.

 

A PRAYER FOR RESPECT LIFE MONTH

He is always with us. Jesus promised this

when he gave the disciples the same mission

he gives to each of us: GO.

 

Go be my hands and feet to a world enslaved

by fear. Go to the women who is

unexpectedly pregnant and fears the future.

Go to your friend who fears reprisal at work

because he takes a stand for the protection

of human life. Go to your aging parent in

failing health who fears being a burden. And

go to others, too, for their support.

 

Walk with each other. Do not be afraid to

embrace God’s gift of life. Whatever storms

or trials we face, we are not alone.

He is with us.

 

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.

 

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
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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