Tuesday, May 26, 2015

13 Video Meditations In Preparation For St. Anthony's Feast Day

13 day Novena to St. Anthony of Padua - from May 31 to June 12:
The Friars of Saint Anthony are pleased to invite you to join them online to prepare yourself for the feast of our beloved Saint Anthony of Padua.
Every day, from May 31st. to June 12th., they will release a video filmed at some of the most inspiring locations in the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy. Fr. Mario Conte, OFMConv will present the series of 13 short video meditations about the figure and spirituality of the Paduan saint. Please also join them on June 13th. for Saint Anthony's Feast Day Mass, which will be streamed live, from the High Altar of the Basilica at 10:00 am (CET).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

St. Anthony Relic To Visit New York, New Jersey, And Connecticut In June, 2015


This June, in honor of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, Fr. Paolo Floretta will bring a holy relic of St. Anthony of Padua from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. Father Paolo will visit four dioceses in the Tri-State area: the New York Archdiocese, The Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, The Paterson, New Jersey Diocese and The Bridgeport, Connecticut Diocese. Father Paolo is thrilled and honored to bring Saint Anthony of Padua, in the form of a holy relic, to Manhattan and Queens during the week in which the beloved saint’s feast day falls – June 13th.
Last year, the relics awed and inspired thousands of Catholics in America.  Devotion to Saint Anthony is an accepted part of life for many people in the Tri-State region, but an encounter with the relic moves it to the forefront.  People describe it as a confirmation of their Catholic faith.
The schedule of the visits are as follows:

St. Anthony’s Relics Visit Connecticut, June 6th. - 7th.
St. Charles Borromeo Church
391 Ogden Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06609

Saturday, June 6th.
2:00 pm veneration begins
4:00 pm Vigil mass followed by veneration
7:00 pm Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish Mass
followed by veneration

Sunday, June 7th.
7:00 am Haitian mass followed by veneration
9:00 am Spanish mass followed by veneration
10:30 am English mass followed by veneration
12:30 pm Spanish mass followed by veneration
5:00 pm Haitian mass followed by veneration

Visit of the Relics of St. Anthony in Elmhurst, Queens, June 8th. & June 9th.
St. Adalbert Parish
52-29 83rd. St.(off Grand Avenue)
Elmhurst, NY 111373
Borough of Queens

Monday, June 8th.
Upper Church
9 am Mass followed by veneration
Veneration all day long
6 pm Mass in English followed by veneration
7:30 pm Mass in Polish followed by veneration

Tuesday, June 9th.

Upper Church
9 am Mass followed by veneration
Veneration all day long
7:30 pm Mass in English followed by veneration

St. Anthony’s Relics Visit New Jersey, June 10th., 12th., & 14th.
Wednesday, June 10th.
SPARTA, NJ
Our Lady of the Lake Parish
294 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ 07871
8:30 am Holy Mass
7:30 am to 2:00 pm Veneration

Saint Anthony Parish
138 Beech Street - Paterson, NJ 07501
Tel: 973 742 9695
7:00 pm Holy Mass
3:30 pm to 8:00 PM Veneration

Friday, June 12th.
DOVER, NJ
Saint Mary Parish
425 West Blackwell St. - Dover, NJ 07801
9:00 am Holy Mass
7:30 am to 11:30 am Veneration

PASSAIC, NJ
Saint Anthony Parish
320 Oak St. Passaic, NJ 07055
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Veneration
7:00 pm: Holy Mass

Sunday, June 14th.

MORRISTOWN, NJ
St Margaret of Scotland Parish
6 Sussex Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
1:30 pm to 4:00: pm Veneration
3:00 pm: Holy Mass

HAWTHORNE, NJ
Saint Anthony Parish
276 Diamond Bridge Ave. Hawthorne, NJ 07506
6:00 pm Holy Mass followed by veneration

Visit of the Relics of St. Anthony to Manhattan, June 11th. & 13th.
Thursday, June 11th.
Our Lady of Victory Church
60 William Street - New York – 10005
7:15, 7:45, 8:20, 1:05 pm Holy Masses in Lower Church
12:15 and 5:15 pm masses in Main Church
7:00 am to 6:00 pm veneration

Saturday, June 13th.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
135 W. 31st Street - New York 10001
Holy Masses in Upper Church:
8:00; 9:00; 10:00; 11:00; 12:30 pm; 1:30;
2:30; 4:00; 5:15; 6.30 (Kreyol)
Veneration all day in Lower church
6:30 pm Filipino Holy Mass in Lower Church

For details, contact Tom Muscatello with the Anthonian Association at 914.263.8841.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It's Always A Sense Of Amazement

Today I prayed to St. Anthony to give my mind the clarity and the guidance I needed to find my keys. My search began yesterday and into today. And in the course of my search for my keys ended with me finding your blog!
I searched through kitchen drawers and cabinets, counter tops, appliances, dressers, furniture, restrooms, bedrooms, laundry baskets, my vehicle and the garage. I took a break and talked with my mother who reminded me to pray to St. Anthony. She's constantly praying to him for herself and for others. So I did; I asked that he help me in my search, I prayed that he'd help clear my mind, help me be patient and give the guidance I was looking for to start my search again. I got up, went out to my car again, came back in the kitchen and there were my keys laying on the floor!! It's always a sense of amazement when St Anthony helps you in your time of loss. I felt so gracious I wanted to say prayer of thanks to him, and searched online for a "St. Anthony prayer of gratitude" and ended up finding this blog as well!!

We are grateful that you found our blog as well as your keys, thank you V.D. for sharing your story~