Easter Bunny Breakfast Set for April 8
The Prospect Congregational Church, 25 Center Street, will be holding an Easter Bunny breakfast on Saturday, April 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for this event. Children will color eggs, make a craft and enjoy a pancake breakfast. The Easter Bunny will visit and children will partic ipate in an egg hunt. Children are encouraged to bring a basket to collect their eggs in. For more information, you can contact the church at or 203-758-4872.
Naugatuck Church Hosts Good Fridays Coffee House
The United Methodist Church of Naugatuck will be offering Good Fridays Coffee House on Friday, March 31 from 8 to 10 p.m. The musical guests will be Connecticut Christian Songwriters (tgmusicmedia.com/connecticut-christian-songwriters.html)
There will be anointing of oil and prayer; there is no cover, free refreshments and snacks will be offered. The church is handicapped accessable. This is always a fun time, so why not bring a friend. The church is at 208 Meadow Street, Naugatuck. The phone number is 203-729-4236. For more information, e-mail Robert Petro at
The Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect, Inc. welcomes their new Chaplains, Father Grzegorz (Gregory) Jaworowski of St. Anthony Church and The Reverend Stanley Youngberg of the Prospect Congregational Church, Inc.
St. Vincent DePaul Mission to Hold Annual Banquet
The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury commemorates a 39-year record of continual service to the poor of the greater Waterbury area with a banquet on Thursday, March 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Oak Villa, Oakville. A donation of $50 per person is requested. For information and reservations, please call Lorein Cipriano (203-754-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org), Emma Barone (203-758-5911), or George Pettinico (860-274-9310).
The banquet program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award to Stella Logiudice of Prospect; to St. Anthony Church of Prospect; to Father Mark Suslenko, pastor of St. Paul Church, Glastonbury and St. Augustine Church, South Glastonbury; and to Father Joseph T. Donnelly, pastor of Sacred Heart Church of Southbury.
Both Fr. Suslenko and Fr. Donnelly have served the faith community of St. Anthony Church in the past. The 2017 honorees have, in their own way, exemplified the spirit of service and the dedication of Father Philip Cascia, who founded the Mission in 1978 and served as its chief officer, counselor, and guide throughout the early years of operation.
The St. Vincent DePaul Mission provides programs and services of housing and basic needs to adults and families who are poor, hungry, and homeless, as well as to people coping with mental illness and addiction.
The programs, operated from the Mission’s thrift store, soup kitchen/food pantry, homeless shelter, supervised living sites, group home, and affordable housing apartments, are formatted to give consumers the best opportunity to achieve their highest potential in the areas of wellness, recovery, and independence.
Each person seeking help from the Mission is met with dignity as their specific needs are addressed with a single goal: to assist them in recovering their full sense of self-worth and rightful place in the community.
Donations to St. Vincent DePaul Mission are tax-deductible. Your volunteer service is welcomed and appreciated. Please visit our website, svdpmission.org, or call our office, at 203-754-0000, for more information.
For additional information regarding the banquet, please call Edwin Rodriguez at 203-754-0000 or George Pettinico, 860-274-9310.
St. Anthony Church News
Please join us on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and journey through the season of Lent at St. Anthony Church to experience this blessed time of spiritual renewal.
The Ash Wednesday Schedule: Mass with Ashes, 7 a.m.; Liturgy of the Word with Ashes, 12:15 and 3:30 p.m.; Mass with Ashes, 6 p.m.
Daily Mass Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during Lent at 12:15 p.m. and Thursday at 8 a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament -- Our Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Devotion during Lent is upon us again, Fridays from 1 until 6 p.m. This is a special opportunity for the members of our parish to come and spend time with Christ in our midst. During this time, it is required that we have someone in attendance “adoring” the Eucharist at all times. The six Fridays of Lent, starting March 3 to April 7, will be broken down into five one-hour time slots. Please consider making a commitment to Christ to spend an hour with Him during Lent. You will never regret it. As Jesus said “Could you not watch one hour with me?” In addition, all are invited to stop in at your convenience for adoration.
Stations of the Cross -- Every Friday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. On March 24, the Stations will be at 5 p.m. due to the Healing Mass. Living Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday, April 7.
Soup Suppers -- Every Friday (March 3 through April 7) during Lent at 5:45 p.m. in the Parish Center prior to the Stations of the Cross. As part of our Lenten observance, St. Anthony Church is hosting meatless soup suppers. This communal meal is prepared each week by volunteers in one of the many ministries in the parish. Each week there is a variety of five to six meatless soups served with bread. The meals are free and people of all denominations are welcome to attend.
Confessions - Every Monday during Lent from 6 to 7 p.m.
Penitential Service – Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Healing Mass – Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Other Events and News:
March 4 -- Secondary Faith Formation students in grades 7 through 10, are invited to participate in a project day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make “Love Packages” for St. Vincent DePaul Shelter. We will meet in the church hall, and lunch will be provided!
March 14 and 16 -- Family Formation Grades 4 through 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
March 18 – Family Formation Third Grade Retreat (no regular class) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 19 – Faith Formation Family Mass at 9:30 a.m.
March 30 -- St. Vincent DePaul Annual Banquet at 5:30 p.m. at The Grand Oak Villa, 550 Sylvan Lake Road, Oakville.
Father Cascia Service Awards will be presented to: Rev. Joseph T. Donnelly; St. Anthony Parishioner, Stella LoGiudice; Rev. Mark Suslenko and St. Anthony Church, Prospect. For reservations or more information svdpmission.org or phone 203-754-0000.
Every Monday in the church hall – BINGO. Doors open at 6 p.m.; begins at 7 p.m.
First Saturday of the Month at 12 noon - Monthly Rosary Rally
Our new St. Anthony Church APP is now available to download for iPhone (IOS 9 or higher) and Android (4.03 or higher) smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications and an easy-to-access event calendar. Download our app today – Either text APP to 88202 or search your phone’s app store for “myparish.”
Special message to those parishioners confined to home -- If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness, recuperation or being homebound, the sacrament of Communion can be brought to you. Please contact the Parish center (203-758-4056) and visitation can be arranged.