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      It is the most basic desire within the human heart to search for lasting peace and happiness.  In response to this desire Jesus says: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt 11:28-30).  If we turn to Jesus without hesitations or reservations he will gives us that “peace that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), the peace we desire.

      St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where the French tradition will always be part of the fabric of our community, is wholly committed to bringing Christ to whoever seeks him.  This happens primarily in the sacraments, but also in fellowship, in Scripture studies, and other group meetings.  Join us as we throw open the doors to Christ and allow him to “give us rest.”


      Rev. Fr. Richard Dion, Pastor


      To see more photos of Cardinal Lacroix's Mass, as well as the reception, simply click on "resources" in the menu above (last one on the right), then click on "photo albums". reception.
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      St. Anthony Church is very proud that one of our very own parishioners, David Gagnon, son of Marcel and Constance Gagnon has entered the minor seminary at Our Lady of Providence, while he continues his education at Providence College in Rhode Island.  Please keep him, and all who are discerning a call to the priesthood, in your prayers.  To send cards or words of encouragement to David, please use the following address:

      Seminarian:  David Gagnon
      Our Lady of Providence Seminary
      485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
      Providence RI  02908


      Adorers are needed on Thursdays for the following times:  8:30AM, 9:30AM, 2:30PM and 3:30PM.  Please prayerfully consider spending one holy hour a week in Jesus' Eucharistic Presence so that He is never alone.
      Contact Lourdes at the parish office Monday-Thursday, 9AM-4:30PM at 625-6409.
      Please note:  When St. Anthony School is closed due to a storm,  Adoration is automatically canceled.
               There will be no need to call the rectory.


      Urge Senator Ayotte to Oppose Bill Provision that Cuts Food Aid to the Hungry!

      • Approximately 1.8 million metric tons of United States food commodities are shipped overseas to help hungry and malnourished people through United States food aid programs.
      • Current law requires United States food aid programs to ship 50% of all United States food used in their programs on U.S.-flagged cargo vessels.
      • U.S.-flagged vessels generally charge substantially more to transport food aid than foreign-flagged vessels.
      • The House of Representatives passed a bill that would require 75% of all United States food aid programs to be shipped on U.S.-flagged cargo vessels (H.R. 4005, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014).
      • It is estimated that increasing the cargo preference for food aid will increase ocean transportation costs for food aid by $75 million annually. This increase in transportation costs means less food will be bought and made available for food aid programs. It is projected that up to 2 million people will be cut off from food aid because of these increased costs.
      • While CRS and USCCB support a strong and active United States Merchant Marine fleet, its cost should not be borne by the hungry and malnourished families that are served – and whose lives are saved – by United States food aid programs.
      The United States is fortunate to enjoy so many rich resources, and we are called to share what we have with others around the globe living without the most basic of needs. As Pope Francis has said,
      "Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry." (Meeting with Students of Jesuit Schools ~ June 7, 2013)

      How to Take Action
      Please contact Senator Ayotte and let her know you oppose an increase to cargo preference for United States food aid:

      Senator Kelly Ayotte
      Phone: 202-224-3324
      Ask to speak with the following staff:
      • Rick Murphy, Chief of Staff or CLICK HERE to send an e-mail
      • Adam Hechavarria, Legislative Director or CLICK HERE to send an e-mail
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