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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.”


      Sincerely,

      Rev. Fr. Richard Dion, Pastor

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      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".  More CD's will be available for sale shortly.  They include photos, as well as a video, of the Cardinal's Mass and reception.
    • NEWS




      SPECIAL MASS FOR SYRIA
       
      Most Rev. Peter Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will be celebrating a special Mass on Thursday, May 1st, at 6:30PM at St. Joseph Cathedral for those suffering from violence in Syria and the Middle East.  He will be joined by Fr. Joseph Khoueiry, Pastor of St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Dover, and Fr. Thomas Steinmetz, Pastor of Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite-Greek Catholic Church in Manchester as concelebrants.  A special  collection will be taken up at the Mass, which will provide humanitarian assistance to Syria and Lebanon.
       

      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.

       
       
       
       
      (Apr. 21) Pope Francis began his Regina Coeli address on Monday by saying Happy Easter !Christ is risen! He is truly risen ."
      The Holy Father told the faithful gathered in Saint Peter’s Square that the dominant feeling that shines in the Gospel accounts of the Resurrection is one of joy and wonder, and he went on to say that in the liturgy we relive the mood of the disciples with the news that the women had brought, Jesus is risen!
      The Pope said, “Let this experience imprinted in the Gospel, be imprinted in our hearts and in our lives. Let the joyous wonder of Easter Sunday radiate through our thoughts , looks, attitudes , gestures and words ... But, he stressed, let this come from within us.
      When it comes from within, Pope Francis added , from a heart immersed in the source of this joy, it is like that of Mary Magdalene, who wept for the loss of her Lord and could not believe her eyes seeing him risen.
      The person who does this, said the Pope becomes a witness to the resurrection and is then able to bring the "ray " of light of the Risen Lord to various human situations such as spreading happiness, helping those in pain and bringing serenity and hope.
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