Welcome to Saint Anthony

 

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

How do we not judge, not condemn, and forgive? “Give and it will be given to you”: be generous in giving. Not only material alms, but spiritual alms too: spend time with someone in need, visit someone who is sick, offer a smile.  - Pope Francis

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CAL BASKETBALL TEAMS ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON

 

 

        Click on the Link Below for our Most Current Bulletin:

                                                                           

WINTER HEATING ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Through the generosity of a generous benefactor of our tri-parish community there are restricted funds available for parishioners experiencing financial difficulties heating their homes during this cold winter season.  In order to be considered for a grant applicants need to be registered and attending members of one of the three parishes.  If there are children in the household they should be attending religious education classes. Only confidential letters addressed to Father Ed at the rectory will be accepted and reviewed. Please   provide contact information in the letter.  Funds will be awarded on the basis of need and sent directly to National Grid or heating oil company. Do not call the rectory and leave messages.  There already is a heavy volume of calls that come into the rectory daily from the three parishes and beyond.

 

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.

 

HOLY NAME SOCIETY

Next Meeting - April 1st at 7:30PM

Parish Center

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

Attention high school seniors: a limited number of $1000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to members of this year’s graduating class.  Eligibility will be determined by parish membership and service to the poor, through participation in related activities or other parish ministries such as assisting at Mass.  Watch for the application procedure in a future parish bulletin.

 

 

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. We are attempting to hold an   informational meeting, so if you are interested or would like more               information, please call Karleen at the rectory at 353-3120.

 

 

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.

 

DIVORCED? SEPARATED?

The Office of Life and Family is offering a support group for divorced and separated Catholics. It will take place at Saint Mary Church, 437 Carolina Back Road (Rte. 112), Charlestown, Rhode Island. This group meets the first and third Wednesday evening of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. If you are interested, please contact Peter Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

 

 

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: $116, 040

To Date: $117,240 from 89 Gifts  (41% of Goal)

Registered Family Participation: 13%

 

  SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH    

Goal:  $553, 140

Parish Share: $221,256

To Date: $148,727 from 116 Gifts (27% of Goal)

Registered Family Participation: 6%

 

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

Congraulations to Saint Edward Parishioners for reaching there goal of $180,000!

 

As reported by the Diocese on March 5, 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.  

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

Holy Family Home for Mothers and Children recently was awarded a $5000 grant from funds raised through the 2018 Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic.  It was presented to Father Ed and Ernie Spaziano, Director of Holy Family Home. Other nonprofits also benefited from the singer’s generosity at the event which took place at the Met School, Providence. Special thanks to Greg Mercurio who facilitated this gift through his association with Mr. Osborne. 

 

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

RESPECT FOR LIFE COMMITTEE

 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out in the field.”  When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.  Then the LORD asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”  He answered, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

—Genesis 4:8-9

 

Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our “brother’s keeper.” When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility, please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our “brother.”

—40daysforlife.com

 

ADVOCACY FOR THE UNBORN

Thanks to all who signed the petition circulated by Citizens For Life, Liberty &The Pursuit of Happiness against bills H5126 and H5127 which would legally allow third trimester abortions up to the point of birth.  The RI Right to Life is in need of crucial support and additional resources against a very well organized and well-financed pro-abortion lobby.  Anyone wishing to    volunteer can contact Barth Bracey at RIRTL by phone (401) 521-1862 or by email at bebracy@rirtl.org if you can provide assistance with time, talent or treasure. The online petition link is http:www.rirtl.org/action/index.php?vvsrc-Oetitions/1564/Respond

 

52nd ANNUAL FAITH FORMATION CONVOCATION

SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

All adults are invited to be refreshed in your faith, enjoy fellowship with other Catholics, and be equipped to discuss your Catholic Faith with others. Hear dynamic speakers including Tim Staples, author and speaker with Catholic Answers, Tom East, Center for Ministry Development, and Michael Lavigne, Archdiocese of Boston. Topics include Marriage and Family Life, Missionary Discipleship, Sharing the Faith with Children and Teens, and more. The day begins with Holy Mass at 8:30 AM celebrated by The Most Rev. Robert E. Evans. The schedule runs from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and includes inspirational general sessions, informative workshops with 25 speakers, lunch, Confessions, and Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Advance ticket sales only.  Purchase tickets and view the full schedule and list of speakers and exhibitors at www.discovercatholicfaith.org/convocation.  For more information contact the Office of Faith Formation at 401.278.4646.

 

GENERAL SESSION

Tim Staples/Director of Apologetics & Evangelization at Catholic Answers.

PERSONAL FORMATION & EVANGELIZATION

Michael Lavigne/Archdiocese of Boston & Chris Donoghue: Walking with People Back into the Life of the Church Dr. Peter Colosi/Save Regina University: A Catholic Understanding of Death & Dying vs. Euthanasia Sr. Priscilla Lemire, RJM/Evangelization Consultant: Become a Contagious Catholic Christian

ELEMENTARY CATECHESIS

John Collins/Sadlier National Religion Consultant: Here I am Lord, Please Help! Tom Quinlan/National Catechetical Consultant: Evangelizing Families Today; Engaging Parents as Partners in Faith Sr. Maria Francesca Wiley, O.P./St. Pius V School: Catechist Tips! Sacramental Preparation that Impacts the Whole Family

ADOLESCENT CATECHESIS & YOUTH MINISTRY

Tom East/Center for Ministry Development: Being a Faith Companion to Youth Dr. Matthew Cuddeback/Providence College: Vocational Discernment: Discussing the Sacrament of Matrimony with Youth

CATECHETICAL LEADERS

Kelly Henderschedt/Archdiocese of Hartford: Effective Parent Meetings, Sue Muldoon/Good Shepherd Parish: Integrating Adult Catechesis into K-5 Faith Formation: One Parish’s Model

 

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

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Saint Anthony Parish Feast & Flea Market Find us on Facebook. Click on the link below

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 in Bulletin

WEEKDAY MASS

Trinity Chapel 

  Saint Anthony Church

Monday-Thursday

8:30AM

 

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