St. Anthony of Padua 's Mini Bulletin
Saturday June 27
Living & Deceased Parishioners
Sunday June 28
8:00AM Frances Mezzancello
10:00 AM Lorenzo Santoli
12:00 PM Patty Cipriano
6:00 PM John Oronzio
Monday June 29
8:00 AM Rosa Morano
7:30 PM ----
Tuesday June 30
8:00 AM Anthony Candido
7:30 PM ----
Wednesday July 1
8:00 AM ----
7:30 PM ----
Thursday July 2
8:00 AM Andrea Tagliafierro
7:30 PM ----
Friday July 3
8:00 AM ----
7:30 PM Annamaria Siconolfi
Saturday July 4
8:00 AM Pasquale Carino
Sunday July 5
8:00AM Thomas Harris
10:00 AM Henry A. Russo
12:00 PM Anthony Candido
6:00 PM Living & Deceased Parishioners
In memory of Rose Colombo
Bread & Wine
In memory of Rose Colombo
Know someone who has a birthday in July?
You can have the name of a loved one celebrating a birthday in July mentioned at the 10 am Mass on Sunday July 5th.
Just click here
or send an email to
Monday - Friday:
: 7:30 pm
: 8 pm
: 8 am & 5 pm
: 8 pm
8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 6 pm
: 8 pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet
is prayed everyday at 3 pm.
The Church is open for private prayer from 8 am - 9 pm each day
Income for the Week of June 21, 2020
Renew & Rebuild
Thank you for supporting your parish!
Remember you can always make your
offering or donation online by clicking
Volunteers are needed
to help sanitize the Church in-between Masses. With six people it should take about ten or fifteen minutes. firstname.lastname@example.org
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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
June 28, 2020
First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8‑11, 14‑16a
A woman in Shunem believed strongly in the holiness of the prophet Elisha. To reward her, Elisha promised that she and her aging husband would, within the year, be the parents of a son.
Second Reading: Romans 6:3‑4, 8‑11
Paul explains to the Romans that by immersion in water at baptism, they “die” to their sins; by rising from the water, they rise from “death and sin” to new life in Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 10:37‑42
With simplicity, Jesus tells his apostles that everyone should love him above all others ‑‑ father, mother, son or daughter. He adds, “He who welcomes you, welcomes me.”
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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Is this Wednesday July 1st already?! I can't believe I will have been your pastor for a year by then! Being able to say that I have missed seeing all of you these past three months or so is a sign that St. Anthony's has become home very quickly. I am happy to see people returning to church little by little. It will take some time before everyone gets back but thankfully we are moving in a good direction!
Saturday is July 4th of course, the day we celebrate the birthday of our country. At a time when we can be so focused on what divides us it is important for us to remember and celebrate what
us as Americans. Forgetfulness and ignorance can be like poison to the body weakening our
. To forget our past is to lose our future. If we lose our identity as a country we lose our sense of direction. This is always at stake, not just as the
States of America but as a community of faith, as a family, and even as individuals. Digging down to our roots can help us reconnect with our identity and forge a clearer path for our future. Our common goal as written in the Declaration of Independence is our pursuit of happiness. After all, who doesn’t want to be happy? This God given, unalienable right, unites us not just with one another as Americans but with all human beings. Independence is the means for that pursuit of happiness. It came at the cost of much sacrifice. Preserving and maintaining that independence
comes at the cost
of great vigilance and no less sacrifice. These times of year are a great opportunity for us not only to recall but to recommit. We are able to do that in a very special way in the light of our Catholic Faith.
As Catholics, we exercise our freedom by choosing to serve God. In serving God we are not only living our Catholic Faith but also being most American. As we strive to build the Kingdom of God by imitating the example of our Lord through our worship, prayer, sacrifices, and acts of mercy, we help to strengthen and preserve our unity as a community of faith and as a country. As we defend the dignity of every human being from conception until natural death regardless of creed, color, culture, gender, or race, we uphold the American ideal grounded in Divine Law that “
all men (people) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
.” This freedom to live in peace and harmony as brothers and sisters, comes at great cost, namely, Christ on the cross.
This July 4th, as we celebrate with food, family, and fireworks, perhaps we can make a verse of the hymn, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” the prayer for our country:
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God as our father, brothers and sisters all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Lastly, just a reminder that next week is the first weekend of the month which means we will be giving birthday blessings at all of the Masses! If you would like special mention of a loved one who has a birthday in July at the 10 am Mass next Sunday July 5th, feel free to send us an email with the person's name and age (if appropriate!). You can use email@example.com
or just click here to fill out a simple form on our website
. Happy Birthday to all of our July babies!
As always, may the Lord give you His peace.
Your local shepherd,
Reminder of some scheduling changes:
Please note that there have been two changes to the
morning Mass is now at
instead of 9 am and is now consistent with the 8 am weekday Mass schedule. The
morning Mass is now
instead of 10:30 am to allow for an hour between Masses to sanitize and prep for the following Mass.
has been added to the schedule along with a
8 pm – 9 pm
Monday through Friday.
will continue to be held from
4 pm – 5 pm
every Saturday. Confessions are now held in the
to allow for more effective social distancing. Please enter the social hall through the Harrison Street side of the church next to the rectory. Please do not use the stairway in the church.
Live-streaming will continue indefinitely and will follow the regular Mass schedule for now with the exception of the 8 am Masses Monday-Friday. Please see the website to stay current on changes and updates to this schedule.
Reminder of Temporary Protocols for Mass:
The obligation to go to Mass is still suspended. Many people are still rightfully cautious and perhaps even feeling very apprehensive about leaving their homes and are being very careful about avoiding public places in order to reduce the risk or chance of catching or spreading the coronavirus. Even though the churches are open to the public for Mass, you are not obligated to come. In fact if you are 65 and over and/or have an underlying medical condition and/or if you are currently sick you are strongly encouraged to stay home.
Please bring a mask to church.
Although we have sanitizer available, it is recommended for you to bring your own personal supply.
The pews of the church as well as high contact areas such as door handles and light switches are sanitized in-between each Mass by volunteers. At the end of Mass we need about six people to help with this. If you could stay for a few minutes afterwards that would be most helpful.
Please follow the arrows with regard to traffic flow. The only entrance to the church is through the main door on the left along Gainsborg Road.
Seating is limited to about 125 people in the upper church due to social distancing regulations. Basically there is a two row separation between each individual or family. Please do not sit in the roped off sections or where there is an orange “x”. In the event that we exceed 125 people, we can accommodate up to 80 people in the lower church where Mass will also be made available.
The “Sign of Peace” will not be offered at this time to reduce contact and potential transmission of germs/viruses.
There is also no collection taken up during the Mass for a similar reason as #7 above. Instead, a basket will be placed in the sanctuary of the church and at both exits for you to drop off any donation or offering you would like to make.
Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only at this time. In order to avoid having people stand in line and risk the possibility of infringing on the recommended six foot separation, only a section of the church will be called up at a time. You will notice a sanitizing station in each aisle for you to use if you wish before coming forward to receive Holy Communion. When receiving Holy Communion, please wear your mask as you come forward and have your hand open and as flat as possible so as not to make contact with the priest or minister’s hand as the host is placed vertically in your hand. When returning to your seat, please do not walk back down the same aisle you came up for Holy Communion. Instead, please follow the arrows.
Hymnals and Missalettes will not be used at this time. Bulletins will only be distributed electronically through Flocknotes at this time as well.
on Monday, June 29 at 10:33AM