Welcome to Saint Anthony

 

ON THIS DATE IN SAINT ANTHONY HISTORY

On January 15th, 1944 Saint Anthony Church was legally incorporated, and Monsignor Anthony Dimeo was appointed as our first pastor.

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Smallness is freedom. One who is small, in the Gospel sense, is unencumbered and free from any urge to show off, and from any claim to success.

  

-Pope Francis

 

 

KEEP THE HEAT ON

 

Bishop Tobin has kicked-off the Annual Keep the Heat On Challenge, a program that helps struggling families with heating assistance who have exhausted all other public and private means to keep their families warm during the Rhode Island winter. Since 2005, your generous support has provided more than $2.95 million in assistance to more than 13,000 Rhode Island households in need.

 

If you would like to help local families this winter with a tax-deductible donation, or, if you know of someone in need of heating assistance, please visit www.heatRI.com or call 401/421-7833 for additional information. You can also make a $10 donation by texting the word HEAT to 27722 or a $25 do-nation be texting the word HEATRI to 27722.

 

2019 MISSION TRIP TO MISSISSIPPI

Father Ed and Father Mark are extending a special invitation to high school students to be part of a Christian Leadership Experience at the Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Mississippi the week of July 22-26 Those interested candidates will be required to commit to 1. Attend all leadership meetings to be held on Sunday nights during the five month preparation process. 2. Participate in all fundraising efforts. 3. Be interviewed. 4. Demonstrate emotional maturity. 5. Willing to provide $150.00 nonrefundable deposit once accepted. 6. Attend parents meeting. 7. Write a letter explaining why they would like to be considered. Letter can be mailed to Fr. Mark Sauriol, 103 Pine Street, Paw-tucket, RI 02860. In addition, parents of the candidates will be required to participate in all of the above trip prepara-tions. Also, this Leadership experience is not intended for students who are already overcommitted during the early months of the leadership training. Please find Sacred Heart Southern Mission on the web for information on the special work they do in Mississippi. Fist come first considered.

 

INSTALLATION MASS OF THE NEW OFFICERS

OF THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY

Congratulations to the new officers of the Holy Name Society:

 

President - Paul Capracotta

Vice President - Rolando Perez

Secretary - Vic Goff

Treasurer - Paul Di Iorio

An installation Mass will take place on Sunday January 27th at 10am Mass at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed   Virgin Mary. Coffee An’ will follow in the Church Hall. Congratulations, and may God continue bless these very capable men.

Next Meeting - February 11th at 6:30PM

 

 

2018 TAX LETTERS

We are currently preparing the end of the year letters for those registered parishioners of Saint Anthony, Church of the Presentation and Saint Edward Churches who use the envelope system (and On Line Giving) to make contributions to the parish. Please note the totals do not include: donations made to Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministries, Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center, Marys Meals or the Holy Family Home (those letters are mailed throughout the year), donations to the Bazaar, purchases of raffle tickets and donations to other parish fundraising events. The totals include all 2018 envelope offerings and On Line contributions received in the parish office by January 11, 2019. Any offering received after that date will be applied towards your offerings in 2019. As required, all letters will be mailed by January 31st. Please note the accuracy of the amounts stated in the letters is determined by the information which was completed on the front of each budget envelope. If you use the envelope sys-tem or On Line Giving and you do not receive a letter, please call the parish office.

 

January Coat Drive Dates:

Compass will  be conducting their annual Coat Drive.  We ask for you assistances with helping our less fortunate brothers and sisters keep warm this Winter season.  We will be collecting new or like new winter coats.  New hoodies; small fleece throws, winter hats, scarves and gloves.  Collection Nights will be the following nights:

 

Drop off Point is the

Main Entrance to The St. Anthony Parish Center

January 23rd and 30th From 7:00-8:30 PM

Thank you in advance for your generosity and compassion.

PLEASE DROP OFF DURING THE TIMES LISTED ABOVE

 

SPONSOR FORMS

The parish office receives many requests for sponsor forms throughout the year for people who have been asked to be    Godparents for Baptism as well as sponsors for Confirmation. The following is the policy on Sponsor Forms:

 

 1. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and have received the Sacrament of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

2. A sponsor must be a registered and participating member of the parish and attending Mass on a regular basis for a minimum of six (6) months.

3. A sponsor can be single or married according to the law of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

ABBE AVE PRAYER MINISTRY

Founded in November of 2008.  When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he responded with the words “Abba” to begin the special prayer we use most often.  The Abba-Ave Prayer Ministry is an outreach which stemmed from our devotion to the Blessed Mother therefore it is only fitting to use the Latin word for the beginning of the “Hail Mary”.  The Abba-Ave is an outreach to anyone in spiritual crisis because of life circumstances or just the desire for support in time of need.  Each evening at 9PM our dedicated men and women pray, from the comfort of their homes, the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father.  In addition, on the first Tuesday of every month all are welcome to gather in Trinity Chapel at 7PM to pray the rosary. Intention requests are received and held in prayer for 30 days through our phone line at 353-3059.  We invite you to pray along with us each evening at 9PM, prayers do matter.

 

LECTOR AND EXTRAORDINARY

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST NEEDED

If anyone is interested in becoming a Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist or a lector at either Saint Anthony, or the Church of the Presentation, please fill out the coupon below and place in the collection basket and you will be contacted for training. Thank you!

 

 

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: $115,640 from 87 Gifts (40% of Goal)

Registered Family Participation: 13%

 

  SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH    

Goal:  $553, 140

Parish Share: $221,256

To Date: $150,327 from 117 Gifts (27% of Goal)

Registered Family Participation: 6%

 

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

Goal:  $180, 017

Parish Share: $72,007

To Date: $178,451 from 103 Gifts (99% of Goal)

Registered Family Participation: 25%

As reported by the Diocese on January 15, 2019

 

CLOTHING DONATIONS FOR THE POOR

Many parishioners have been generous in the response to the need for winter coats.  Please note that the clothing depot at Saint Edward Food & Wellness Center is currently filled, and donations cannot be accepted unless cleared by Lori Porcaro or Father Ed.  Unsolicited bags of clothes randomly dropped off at the Food Center or Parish Office will be given to Goodwill Industries or discarded.  Recently someone attempted to drop off clothing at Holy Family Home that contained used men’s underwear. No clothing donations can be accepted there as the needs of the residents are met through Saint Edward Food & wellness Center.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  

 

 

KNITTING MINISTRY

KNITTERS WILL MEET AGAIN ON JANUARY 7TH

The Knitting Ministry meets weekly Every Monday, Chusrch of the Presntation 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!

 

HEALTH AND BEAUTY AIDS NEEDED  

health and beauty aids are needed for the Food and Wellness Center. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Please drop off either at the rectory or at the Food and Wellness Center on Tuesday. Thank you!

 

 

 

HOLY FAMILY HOME NEWS

To inquire about or request residency, please call Coordinated Entry at 401-277-4316.  All persons requesting residency at Holy Family Home must be registered with and referred by Coordinated Entry (C.E.).

 

To Contact shelter staff, please call 401-304-7744.

 

Holy Family Home now proudly displays an original sculpture relief of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This work of art, created by Saint Anthony parishioner Ed Goodhart, was installed just before Christmas. Ed, a descendent of Brother Andre Bessette of the Congregation of Holy Cross who was canonized a saint in 2010, carved an image of the saint in oak, donating it to Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal, Canada. Ed was also inspired to create this image of the Holy Family which he diligently worked upon for fourteen months and over 600 hours, completing it ahead of schedule in order to attract onlookers to our mission during the holiday season. The Holy Family was chosen as patrons of our shelter because Mary and Joseph along with the infant Jesus were homeless for a period in their lives, thus identifying with the many women and chil-dren who have found refuge in Holy Family Home for the past three years. We are so grateful to Ed and his wife Diane for this very special gift!

 

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

RESPECT FOR LIFE COMMITTEE

Please mark your calendar now for RI Right to Life’s   Pro-Life State House Rally on January 22, 2019 in the Rotunda of the State House from 3 to 4 pm. A large   pro-life presence is needed.

 

DIOCESAN OFFICE OF LIFE AND FAMILY MINISTRY

JANUARY 2019 RESPECT LIFE EVENTS

 

January 10 to February 4:  The Missionary Image of Our  Lady of  Guadalupe with be visiting several parishes in the Diocese of Providence. All are invited to attend the various Masses, Holy Hours, Presentations and Veneration             opportunities at the parishes that are participating in the special and prayerful events.  A schedule of all of the parishes and the dates, times, and veneration plans will be available by calling the Office of Life and Family at 278-2518 or email:    cowens@dioceseofprovidence.org.

 

 

Contact Monica at Monica @700@verizon.net - Please mark your calendar now for RI Right to Lifes Pro-Life State House Rally on January 22, 2019 in the Rotunda of the State House from 3 to 4 pm. A large pro-life presence is needed.

 

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.

 

******************************

Outreach Ministries

Outstanding Video Production by our own Kerri Rubino

Please click on the picture below and enjoy

 

******************************

 


                                                    

                                        

 

 

  Saint Anthony Church

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

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To inquire about or request residency, please call Coordinated Entry at 401-277-4316.  All persons requesting residency at Holy Family Home must be registered with and referred by Coordinated Entry (C.E.).

To Contact shelter staff, 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