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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Vibrant Catholic Community Since 1912

December 14, 2017

Winter Heating Assistance Grants

Through the generosity of a generous benefactor of our triparish community there are restricted funds available for parishioners experiencing financial difficulties heating their homes during this cold winter season. In order to be considered for a grant applicants need to be registered and attending members of one of the three parishes. If there are children in the household they should be attending religious education classes. Only confidential letters addressed to Father Ed at the rectory will be accepted and reviewed. Please provide contact information in the letter. Funds will be awarded on the basis of need and sent directly to National Grid or heating oil company. Do not call the rectory and leave messages. There already is a heavy volume of calls that come into the rectory daily from the three parishes and beyond.

October 17, 2017

Mens Prayer Group

We want to continue to invite others to join our tri-parish men’s prayer group. We spend time with scripture, reflect on it’s meaning in our lives, and then share with God and each other our understanding of His word in our everyday experiences. All men are new, so help develop our program. All men, younger and more senior are invited to spend some time with the Lord and each other! Our next meeting starts at 6:30 pm sharp, on Tuesday,  February 20th in the Trinity Chapel at St. Anthony Church. We conclude by 7:30 pm.

April 1, 2017

On Line Giving Reminder

If you are not already signed up for online giving we encourage you to do so. Online giving is fast, easy, and confidential. In addition, it help s the parish manage its financial health. Please consider signing up today. Here’s how to do so: Log onto the parish website found on the bulletin cover Click on the green online giving icon Click on your parish name Follow the step by step instructions to register If you need assistance please call the online help desk at 1-800-348-2886 Ext 2

February 3, 2017


Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

February 10th  & 11th, 2018

Budgets $3,928.00 from 182 envelopes

Includes mail in of $770.00

Donations for the Poor: $284.00

Lenten Fast and Abstinence Regulations

Ash Wednesday is fast approaching on February 14th. The following are the guidelines for fasting and abstinence: No meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent for those 14 and older. Are required by church law. Also Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. Those between the ages of 18-59 should eat less, meaning, take no solid food between meals and only one full meal that day. Serious health conditions excuse a person from these precepts. Parents are encouraged by the law of the church to ensure that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated nonetheless.

January 26, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several opportunities available within our parishes for volunteering on a regular basis. If you would like to become involved or would like more information, please fill out the information below, place the coupon in the weekend collection basket, and a representative from the ministry will contact you. Name: ____________________________________

Parish: ____________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________________

Saint Anthony Mobile Lunch Program ___

Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry ___

Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center ___

Holy Family Home for Women and Children ___

Mary’s Meals to the Poor ___

Other _____________________________________

Criteria for Baptismal Sponsor Forms

The parish office receives many requests for sponsor forms throughout the year for people who have been asked to be Godparents for Baptism, as well as sponsors for Confirmation. To clarify the policy on Sponsor Forms:

1. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and have received the sacrament of Baptism, First Commun-ion, and Confirmation.

2. A sponsor must be a registered participating member of the parish and attending Mass on a reg-ular basis for a minimum of six months.

3. A sponsor must be single or married according to the Law of the Roman Catholic Church