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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK 

We are all called to go out as missionaries and bring the message of God’s love to every person in every area of life.

- Pope Francis

 

 

 

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HOLIDAY MASS SCHEDULE – CHRISTMAS

 

Christmas Eve Masses:

Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

     4 PM – Family Christmas Vigil with

                        Children’s Liturgy of the Word

            

Saint Anthony Church

     5:30 PM – Vigil Mass

     Midnight Mass - Music program begins at 11:30 PM

 

Saint Edward Church

     7:30 PM - Family Vigil Mass (Spanish)

 

Christmas Day Masses:

Saint Anthony Church – 11:30 AM (no 8 AM mass)

Saint Edward Church – 9 AM and 11:30 AM (Spanish) 

Church of the Presentation - 10 AM

 

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HOLY FAMILY HOME NEWS

The success of Holy Family Home, like that of all our ministries, comes from the dedication of its volunteers.  Certain volunteers have risen above others because of their level of interest and commitment as well as the particular gifts and skills they have brought to Holy Family Home since it was opened.  As of December 1st the following have been appointed to and have graciously accepted certain positions of responsibility:

 

Adult Literacy Manager                                                 Monica Leandre

Education & Library Manager                                         Patti Hien

Housemother                                                               Judy Laffey

Office Manager                                                             Maureen Hopkins

Resident Support & Volunteer Staff Manager                   Linda Montalbano

Social Services Manager                                                Vilna Tejeda

Structure & Building Maintenance Manager                      Edward Bolduc

 

ATTENTION:  FORMER SAINT MARIA GORETTI PARISHIONERS

All former Saint Maria Goretti lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers and choir members are welcome to participate in our liturgies.  Parents of children who are interested in joining the altar server team at Church of the Presentation should see Stephen before or after mass or contact Mrs. Dempsey in the Religious Education office (353-5215).  Those interested in becoming lectors and Eucharistic ministers at the Church of the Presentation should contact Mrs. Dempsey or, for Saint Anthony Church, Mrs. Pallotta (353-5215).  Anyone interested in joining the choir should see Toby after Mass.  The choir practices each Thursday evening at 7 PM in the Church of the Presentation. 

 

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HOLY NAME SOCIETY ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

The Holy Name Society will hold its Annual Toy Drive beginning November 26th and continuing through December 18th. Please donate a new toy and make a needy child happy this Christmas.  Toys can be placed in the decorated boxes located at the entrances of Saint Anthony Church and the Church of the Presentation.

 

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Youth Ministry Coat Drive

We will be accepting all sizes of winter coats and new / like new hooded sweatshirts (preferably large, xl, and larger). Collection Dates are: December 8th, 14th, 21st in the Saint Anthony Parish Center from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.   Please consider donating. A small gesture can bring great comfort to those less fortunate. 

 

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CHILDRENS’ CLOTHING NEEDED

The Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center is in need of children’s clothing and coats, especially boys’ sizes.  New or gently worn clothing (clean / washed) may be dropped off at the Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center on Tuesdays between 9 AM - 11 AM or Wednesdays between 10 AM - 1 PM.  Please do not leave donations outside the Food Center as those will be immediately discarded. 

 

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HOLY NAME SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DINNER GATHERING

The Holy Name Society invites all men of our tri - parish community, including those from Saint Maria Goretti, to be our guests at the annual Holy Name Christmas Dinner.  The dinner gathering will be held on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 PM in the parish hall of the Church of the Presentation (there is an elevator).  For more information, please call Al DeCubellis at 692-0002

 

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Follow Youth Ministry on Facebook

Find Youth Ministry on Facebook today. We upload photos, announcements, and upcoming events.  It is a great way to see all the things we are doing. Follow us: @AEPyouthministry

 

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT

You are cordially invited to a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18th at 2 PM at the Church of the Presentation.  The concert will feature the music ministry of Saint Anthony and the Church of the Presentation under the direction of Toby Andrews.  Light refreshments will be served in the parish hall following the concert.  There is an elevator available to access the parish hall. 

We invite you to bring a baked good for the dessert table.  Thank you!

 

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SAINT EDWARD FOOD & WELLNESS CENTER IS IN

NEED OF TUNA FISH AND PEANUT BUTTER. 

 

Thank you for the donations of personal care items.

 

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ON LINE GIVING REMINDER

Visit or websites to sign up and to begin contributing automatically to your parish This convenient system does not require you to contact your bank to sign up or to make changes. You can use any of your checking or savings accounts and the funds will be automatically transferred to the parish bank account.  This system is more convenient for the parish than electronic checks from your bank.  And it’s convenient   for you because you can make changes at   any time.  You can see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end. Saint Anthony and Saint Edward parishioners will log on to www.saintanthonychurch.org;  parishioners of the Church of the Presentation will log on to www.presentationchurchnp.org.

 

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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

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAINT ANTHONY CHURCH

1413 Mineral Spring Ave.    
North Providence, RI

 

Saturday Vigil 5:15  
Sunday 8:00 AM, 11:30 AM

   

SAINT EDWARD CHURCH

997 Branch Ave. 
Providence

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,

Saturday Vigil   4pm
Sunday  10am

www.presentationchurchnp.org

HOLY DAYS AS ANNOUNCED

WEEKDAY MASS

Trinity Chapel 

  Saint Anthony Church

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

Chapel Mass:

Mon - Thurs   8:30 AM