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Saturday, November 2 – All Soul’s Day

4:00 p.m. Deceased members of the Lukasczyk family by Sandra & James 

  Lukasczyk

Sunday, November 3 – 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

9:00 a.m.  Maria del Valle (b-day) by son, Joe

11:30 a.m.  Eulalia Colon & Altagracia Rodriguez by Emma Davila and family 

Monday, November 4 – St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop 

7:30 a.m. NO MASS     

Tuesday, November 5    

7:30 a.m.  NO MASS     

 

Wednesday, November 6 

7:30 a.m.  Norman Sambuchi (1 yr. anniv.) by wife and children   

Thursday, November 7     

NO MASS 

Friday, November 8 

7:30 a.m.   Helen Jakubowski (b-day) by the family     


Saturday, November 9 – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

4:00 p.m.  John Claroni by wife, Patti, children and grandchildren

Sunday, November 10 – 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

9:00 a.m. Deceased members of the Hoyson-Paolini family by the family

11:30 a.m. Jose A. & Nathan Alvira by Ines Calderon and family

Text Box: We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass -       tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.

Collections for the weekend of November 2-3: Regular and for Catholic University of America Collection. The collection basket will be passed a second time.
 
Collections for the weekend of November 9-10: Regular and for Energy needs.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance of our historic church. 

It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.

FROM THE DESK OF DEACON MIKE - All Souls Day

According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.

Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter into heaven. There is scriptural basis for this belief. The primary reference is in 2 Maccabees, 12:26 and 12:32. "Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out... Thus made atonement for the dead that they might be free from sin." Consistent with these teachings and traditions, Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.

“Have an attitude of Gratitude” 

Halloween Party and Mother Daughter Breakfast

What blessings for the church here in Lackawanna having events like these. Children coming together to have fun and so many mothers and daughters coming together to share in the Body and Blood at the table of the Lord and share a meal together. These are things that help make St. Anthony the place it is. Thanks to all.

Watch for upcoming events Meat raffle, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Mass. 

VIRTUS Faith Formation teachers and Youth Ministers. Please make sure you are up to date with your VIRTUS assignments. 

PARISH EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

8 – Meeting for Meat Raffle – 7pm

10 – Meetings – Altar & Rosary and Holy Name after the 9am Mass

11 - Parish Office closed for Veterans Day

15 – Meat Raffle starting at 6pm

24 – Youth Mass – 9am 

28-29 – Parish Office closed – Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10am.

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COLLECTION for the weekend of October 26-27: $1433.00.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND - The collection basket will be passed a second time.

FAITH FORMATION – This Sunday November 3, 2019, we will have our Rite of Enrollment for candidates of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Each candidate will be presented to the congregation at 9:00 or 11:30 Mass. 

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE RAFFLE – An envelope has been prepared for each registered parish family with tickets for the Guadalupe raffle. Please find yours in the back of church. More tickets available in the sacristy. Thank you to all who make this raffle possible with your donations. We couldn’t do it without you.

The Mass and procession with roses will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11am.  We gladly accept any monetary donation to help purchase the roses for the procession.   

POPCORN SALE – If you haven’t paid for your order yet, please do so as soon as possible to Edward Dean – Juan Ramos. Checks are payable to St. Anthony Cub Scout Pack 170.

WORKBOOK FOR LECTORS 2020 – Lectors, please stop by the sacristy before or after Mass for your workbook. 

St. Anthony Youth Group Announcements

Thank you to all who attended the Youth Halloween Party on October 19th. It was a huge success! Your donations of food, candy, desserts, balloons and money were greatly appreciated. Over 125 people came and over $600 was raised! These funds will help our teens attending the Diocesan Youth Convention in March 2020 and our younger members with special activities. We appreciate all your love and support!

Our Teen Camp In & Sleepover will be held on November 22 to November 23 from 9pm to 9am in Drilling Hall. All youth from age 12 to 18 or in Grades 7 to 12 is invited. Please see flyer and permission slip on table in back of church. This year, we have lowered the age and grade so pre-teens may attend. Permission slips are due by November 13th – no exceptions!

Our Youth Mass will be held at 9am on November 24th. All youth and families are invited to attend. The children can participate by processing with their banner, reading, ushering or singing. Hope to see you there!

Our next Parish fundraiser is Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Dinner on Sunday, December 8th. If your child is interested in helping out or performing in La Danza (offertory dance), please see Emma Davila or Milagros Ramos.  

Please mark your calendars with our November events!

November 13, 2019 Youth Advisers Meeting at 7pm in Riter Hall

To plan youth activities. Teen leaders invited to attend

November 22, 2019 Youth Group Meets from 7pm to 9pm in Drilling Hall

Activity night – Bring a friend!

November 24, 2019 Youth Mass at 9am

Youth and their families invited

If your son or daughter is interested in joining our Youth Group, please see our Youth Advisers (Juanita Bauer, Sue Kessler, Edward Dean or Nydia Gutowski) for details or attend an event.

THE BOOK FOR MASS REQUESTS IN 2020 opened this month. Masses are scheduled as a first come first serve basis. Stipend for Mass is $15.00. The Tabernacle and Book of Life Sanctuary Lamps in church and the Tabernacle Lamp in the chapel will also be available for 2020. These lamps will burn during the month for your intention for $20.00. As always we try our best to honor your request but please keep in mind that sometimes it is not possible to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  

Church Sanctuary Lamp

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Tabernacle) burns during the month of November in memory of Carmella & Julius Maturani requested by the family. 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Book of Life) burns during the month of November in memory of Anthony & Frankie Rosati requested by Sister, Diane, Don and family.

PRAY FOR THE SICK - If someone is in the hospital or is ill, please call the rectory or Deacon Mike’s cell phone at 515-8725 so we can pray for those in need. We will keep information on the illness confidential but we are willing to pray and visit those who are sick. 

+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, Gladys Hunter, Carmen Maria Velasquez, Dave Manka, Gerald Bracci, Kevin Martin, Jason Clark, Jordan Tokarczyk, Jose Alberto Gonzalez, Zulma Colondres, Evelyn Torres Colondres, Tom Caber, Dennis Poliseno, Tim Regan, Jeanette Lopez and Tom Makeyenko.

+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Daniel Lopez and Eleuteria “Yayi” Ramos.  

Saturday, October 19 – Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and

4:00 p.m.  Ellen Raymond (b-day) by Rita Lorenzetti Companions, Martyrs 

  

Sunday, October 20 – 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

9:00 a.m.  In Honor of La Madonna Della Speranza by Mr/Mrs Gerald Bracci

11:30 a.m. Deceased members of Sanchez / Barrientos family by Juan & Mary 

Alvira

Monday, October 21    

7:30 a.m. NO MASS    

Tuesday, October 22 – St. John Paul II, Pope  

7:30 a.m.  Michael & Helen Swiatek by the family   

 

Wednesday, October 23 – St. John of Capistrano, Priest  

7:30 a.m.   Julie Rimo by family and friends        

Thursday, October 24 – St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop   

NO MASS 

Friday, October 25  

7:30 a.m.  NO MASS    

Saturday, October 26 - BVM

4:00 p.m.  Josephine Sperduti by Mr/Mrs Egino DeSantis

Sunday, October 27 – 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

9:00 a.m. Living and deceased members of the Altar & Rosary Society

NO 11:30 am MASS

Text Box: We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass -       tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.

Collections for the weekend of October 19-20: Regular and for World Mission Sunday.  The collection basket will be passed a second time.
 

Collections for the weekend of October 26-27: Regular and D.A. Catholic Education.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance of our historic church. 

It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.

FROM THE DESK OF DEACON MIKE - “Be thankful today because your entire life could change in a moment.” 

Prayer after Communion: I know that at times we are rushed to get here or there after Mass and we start thinking of that after Communion. But that is a time that we could just take a minute or two to pray to the one who loves us so much. Here is an example

“Take, O Lord, all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding and my will. You have given me all that I am and all that I possess. I return it all to You and surrender it to the guidance of your will. Give me only Your grace and love. With these I am rich enough and ask nothing more”.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Watch for upcoming events. Mother Daughter Breakfast, Meat raffle, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Mass. 

Church Scams: There are a few scams going on in the Diocese right now with scammers texting parishioners saying they are their parish priest asking for gift cards, DO NOT REPLY. I will not ask any of you to get me gift cards. These are being investigated by the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Police departments. 

Faith Formation has started and I encourage you to have your children and grandchildren signed up. We have wonderful, spirit filled teachers and newly decorated rooms. Come down to check us out between the Masses on Sunday.

WE COMMEND TO GOD’S CARE Warren Zeughardt, brother of Karen, Bill and Rick. Please keep the Zeughardt family in your prayers.

PARISH EVENTS IN OCTOBER

20 – Meetings – Holy Name and Altar & Rosary Societies after 9am Mass

Sagrado Corazon Society after the 11:30am Mass

27 – Mother/Daughter Mass - Bilingual Mass – 9am

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND- The collection basket will be passed a second time.

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COLLECTION for the weekend of October 12-13: $2002.00.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – The Mass and procession with roses will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11am. Raffle tickets will be out soon.  

MOTHER-DAUGHTER MASS, BREAKFAST AND STUDENT AWARD CEREMONY – NEXT WEEKEND – Sponsored by St. Anthony Altar & Rosary Society on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Mass will be at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast. Guest Speaker: Robin Bishop, Co-founder of Danceability. Tickets $10.00 are available after each Mass, Viviana Yantin at the 11:30 Mass or in the rectory [716.823.0782] [12 and under are free] PLEASE purchase tickets by October 20th.  Event tickets will not be sold at the door. $1.00 Raffle tickets are available. For questions see or call Cindy Poliseno 880-9203 or Dawn Quinn 824-8347, 984-9199. Donations are gladly accepted.

POPCORN SALE Support Our Scouts - Once again the Scouts are asking for your support with their popcorn fundraiser. Popcorn order forms are at both entrances on the bulletin board. PLEASE HELP US!

Edward Dean – Juan Ramos

THE BOOK FOR MASS REQUESTS IN2020 opened this month.  Masses are scheduled as a first come first serve basis.  Stipend for Mass is $15.00. The Tabernacle and Book of Life Sanctuary Lamps in church and the Tabernacle Lamp in the chapel will also be available for 2020. These lamps will burn during the month for your intention for $20.00. As always we try our best to honor your request but please keep in mind that sometimes it is not possible to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  

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MEAT RAFFLE 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Starting at 6:00 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Drilling Hall

Donation $7.00 a ticket

or reserve a table of 8 for $50.00

Admission includes 3 free beers and/or wine, soda, coffee, tea & pizza

Additional beer and wine is available for $2.00

TWO GRAND PRIZES. RAFFLES. 50/50

Tickets available in the rectory

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED

Bring your own snacks

Church Sanctuary Lamp

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Tabernacle) burns during the month of October in memory of deceased members of the Grzech-Marrano families requested by Mr/Mrs Anthony Nicometo. 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Book of Life) burns during the month of October in memory of Martin & Maria Erazo requested by the Davila family.

PRAY FOR THE SICK - If someone is in the hospital or is ill, please call the rectory or Deacon Mike’s cell phone at 515-8725 so we can pray for those in need. We will keep information on the illness confidential but we are willing to pray and visit those who are sick. 

+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, Gladys Hunter, Carmen Maria Velasquez, Dave Manka, Gerald Bracci, Kevin Martin, Jason Clark, Jordan Tokarczyk, Jose Alberto Gonzalez, Zulma Colondres, Evelyn Torres Colondres, Tom Caber, Dennis Poliseno, Tim Regan, Jeanette Lopez and Tom Makeyenko.

+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Daniel Lopez and Eleuteria “Yayi” Ramos.

EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH

*Fall Festival – Queen of Angels - Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11am to 3pm - Church Social Center. Wendel’s Chicken Dinner. $11.00.

*Spaghetti Dinner – Holy Cross Church [Niagara & Maryland Streets, Buffalo] – October 20, 2019 – 12 Noon – 4pm. For dinner pre-sale tickets or information call Holy Cross rectory office at 847-6930.

*African Thanksgiving Bazaar, Mass and Celebration – Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Holy Cross Church [345 7th St., Buffalo] For more information please see the flyer on the bulletin board or see Edward Dean. Theme baskets are appreciated.T Saturday, October 12 - BVM
4:00 p.m.   Deceased members of DeSantis and Coviello family by Chris & family
 

Sunday, October 13 – 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m.   Patricia Dafchik (anniv.) by the family
11:30 a.m.   Anita and Ramon Peña by son Luis & Emma Davila
 

Monday, October 14 – St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr   
7:30 a.m.   NO MASS  
 

Tuesday, October 15 – St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church       
7:30 a.m.  Walter & Henrietta Bialota by the family       
 

Wednesday, October 16 – St. Hedwig, Religious; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
7:30 a.m. Lucy Maiorano (b-day) by sister Marion & Paul Strycharz                                                           
 

Thursday, October 17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr  
NO MASS
 

Friday, October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist
7:30 a.m.   NO MASS  
 

Saturday, October 19 – Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
4:00 p.m.  Ellen Raymond (b-day) by Rita Lorenzetti
 

Sunday, October 20 – 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m.  In Honor of La Madonna Della Speranza by Mr/Mrs Gerald Bracci
11:30 a.m.   Deceased members of Sanchez / Barrientos family by Juan & Mary Alvira
 
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We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass -  tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.
 

Collections for the weekend of October 12-13: Regular and energy needs.
 
Collections for the weekend of October 19-20: Regular and for World Mission Sunday.  The collection basket will be passed a second time.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance of our historic church.
 

It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.   
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FROM THE DESK OF DEACON MIKE - “Be thankful today because your entire life could change in a moment.”   
‘In all circumstances, give thanks...’ (Thesselonians 5:18)When we’re little kids, we’re taught to say our “please and thank yous.” Whether it be politeness, common courtesy, or just good manners, we eventually grow to learn that these words go a long way. However, when it comes to God, how are we doing with our manners? We seem to have mastered the “please” with every prayer and petition, but what about the follow up “thank you”? If we were to write our Lord a thank-you card, what would it say? As humans, we’re natural complainers who always want more. However, what if we took a step back and noticed (and ultimately appreciated) everything we already have. Even things that seem so small and underwhelming are a blessing and true gift from God. From a beautiful day, to food on the table, to healthy children, to a special talent... All of these deserve a sincere and solid “THANK YOU
 
Watch for upcoming events -   Mother Daughter Breakfast, Children’s Halloween Party, Meat raffle, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Mass.
 
Church Scams - There are a few scams going on in the Diocese right now with scammers texting parishioners saying they are their parish priest asking for gift cards, DO NOT REPLY.  These are being investigated by the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Police departments.

Faith Formation has started and I encourage you to bring your children and grandchildren signed up. We have wonderful, spirit filled teachers and newly decorated rooms.  Come down to check us out between the masses on Sunday.
 
SAVE THE DATE
Meat Raffle – Friday, November 15, 2019
Starting at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Drilling Hall
 
PARISH EVENTS IN OCTOBER
14 – Office Closed – Columbus Day Holiday
19 – Youth Halloween Party- 6pm to 9pm - Drilling Hall
20 – Meetings – Holy Name and Altar & Rosary Societies after 9am Mass
        Sagrado Corazon Society after the 11:30am Mass
27 – Mother/Daughter Mass - Bilingual Mass – 9am
 
 
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND - The collection basket will be passed a second time.

COLLECTION for the weekend of October 5-6: $2227.00.
 
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – The Mass and procession with roses will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11am. Raffle tickets will be out soon.    
 
 

MOTHER-DAUGHTER MASS, BREAKFAST AND STUDENT AWARD CEREMONY - Sponsored by St. Anthony Altar & Rosary Society on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Mass will be at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast. Guest Speaker: Robin Bishop, Co-founder of Danceability. Tickets $10.00 are available after each Mass, Viviana Yantin at the 11:30 Mass or in the rectory [716.823.0782] [12 and under are free] PLEASE purchase tickets by October 20th.  Event tickets will not be sold at the door. $1.00 Raffle tickets are available. For questions see or call Cindy Poliseno 880-9203 or Dawn Quinn 824-8347, 984-9199. Donations are gladly accepted.
 
 
POPCORN SALESupport Our Scouts - Once again the Scouts are asking for your support with their popcorn fundraiser. Popcorn order forms are at both entrances on the bulletin board.  PLEASE HELP US!
Edward Dean – Juan Ramos
 
 
THE BOOK FOR MASS REQUESTS IN 2020 opened this month.   Masses are scheduled as a first come first serve basis.  Stipend for Mass is $15.00.  The Tabernacle and Book of Life Sanctuary Lamps in church and the Tabernacle Lamp in the chapel will also be available for 2020.  These lamps will burn during the month for your intention for $20.00. As always we try our best to honor your request but please keep in mind that sometimes it is not possible to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
 

St. Anthony Youth Group Announcements
 

Our Youth Group will be sponsoring the Halloween Party again this year on Saturday, October 19th.  We will have the music sounds of DJ Pito Jimenez. There will be food, beverages and games. We encourage you to attend and bring your child, grandchild, friend or neighbor. This is a great way for the children to make new friends and have fun! Please take a flyer now available on back table in church. We also hold a Costume Contest for all ages from birth to adults!    
 

Every year, the Youth Halloween Party is a huge success.  We host about 75-100 children and adults.  We are so thankful for all the support of our parishioners and their family and friends. If anyone is interested in donating or volunteering some time at this event, please contact Juanita Bauer by October 13th.  If you’d like to donate, we appreciate a bag of fun size candy bars (individually wrapped) for our party favors, a 3lb bag of hot dogs, 16pk of hot dog buns, snacks or desserts. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you to those who have made monetary donations!
 

Please mark your calendars for our October events:
 
October 18, 2019 Youth Group Advisers & Volunteers meet at 7pm in Drilling Hall
                                         To decorate hall for Halloween Party.
                        Please note: Candy donations must be dropped off so party favors can be made!  
 

October 19, 2019        Youth Halloween Party from 6pm to 9pm in Drilling Hall
                                        Youth and families invited for food, music and fun.
                                       There will be a Costume Contest too!  $5 per person
 

If you are interested in joining our Youth Group or have any questions, please see a Youth Group Adviser (Sue Kessler, Edward Dean, Nydia Gutowski or Juanita Bauer) or attend one of the above events.
 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Tabernacle) burns during the month of October in memory of deceased members of the Grzech-Marrano families requested by Mr/Mrs Anthony Nicometo.  
 
 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Book of Life) burns during the month of October in memory of Martin & Maria Erazo requested by the Davila family.
 
 
PRAYING FOR THE SICK - If someone is in the hospital or is ill, please call the rectory or my cell phone at 515-8725 so we can pray for those in need.  We will keep information on the illness confidential but we are willing to pray and visit those who are sick.
 
 

+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, Gladys Hunter, Carmen Maria Velasquez, Dave Manka, Gerald Bracci, Kevin Martin, Jason Clark, Jordan Tokarczyk, Jose Alberto Gonzalez, Zulma Colondres, Evelyn Torres Colondres, Tom Caber, Dennis Poliseno, Tim Regan, Jeanette Lopez and Tom Makeyenko.
 
+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Daniel Lopez and Eleuteria “Yayi” Ramos.
 
 
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
 
*Revival – Starting on Monday, October 14th and ending on Wednesday October 16th at St. Martin de Porres in Buffalo. Guest Revivalist – Rev. Roy Lee PH.D. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.
 
*Fall Festival – Queen of Angels - Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11am to 3pm - Church Social Center. Wendel’s Chicken Dinner. $11.00.
 
*Spaghetti Dinner – Holy Cross Church [Niagara & Maryland Streets, Buffalo] – October 20, 2019 – 12 Noon – 4pm. For dinner pre-sale tickets or information call Holy Cross rectory office at 847-6930.
 
*African Thanksgiving Bazaar, Mass and Celebration – Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Holy Cross Church [345 7th St., Buffalo] For more information please see the flyer on the bulletin board or see Edward Dean. Theme baskets are appreciated.
 
*Piegori Sale – St. Francis – deadline for orders Nov. 16 – for more information or to place and order contact Bernadette Sikorski at 822-1599.
 

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OCTOBER 6, 2019
27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 
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                                                                 ​MASS INTENTIONS  
​Saturday, October 5 – Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest; BVM
4:00 p.m.   Deceased members of the Sperduti family by Sandra & James Lukasczyk  
 

Sunday, October 6 – 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m.    Eladia Cardona by the family
11:30 a.m.    Maria (b-day) and David Concepcion by Ana Diaz
 

Monday, October 7 – Our Lady of the Rosary   
7:30 a.m.   NO MASS  
 

Tuesday, October 8      
7:30 a.m.  NO MASS       
 

Wednesday, October 9 – Sts. Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs; St.
7:30 a.m.  Carlo & Arduino Lorenzetti by the family     John Leonard, Priest
 

Thursday, October 10
NO MASS
 

Friday, October 11 – St. John XXIII, Pope
7:30 a.m.   NO MASS  
 

Saturday, October 12 - BVM
4:00 p.m.   Deceased members of DeSantis and Coviello family by Chris & family
 

Sunday, October 13 – 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m.   Patricia Dafchik (anniv.) by the family
11:30 a.m.   Anita and Ramon Peña by son Luis & Emma Davila

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We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass -       tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.
 

Collections for the weekend of October 5-6: Regular and Building Maintenance.
 
 

Collections for the weekend of October 12-13: Regular and energy needs.
 

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance of our historic church.
 

It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.   
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

FROM THE DESK OF DEACON MIKE - October is the month of the Rosary in our Catholic Tradition. Regarding the month of October, October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Church chose that day and by extension, the month of October to honor Our Lady of the Rosary because a great victory took place on October 7. In October 1571, the Church in Europe faced a seemingly hopeless challenge. On the first Sunday of October 1571, the Christian fleet met the invading Muslims off the coast of Greece in the Gulf of Lepanto.  As Christians all over Europe prayed the Rosary for Our Lady’s intercession, the Turks surrounded the Christian ships. But the European fleet broke through. By days’ end, almost all of the Turks were driven to shore or drowned. Europe was saved. Pope Pius established an annual commemoration to honor Our Lady of Victory, and his successor, Gregory XIII, decreed that the first Sunday in October would be the feast of the Holy Rosary.
 

The beauty of the Rosary is that we can pray it anytime and anywhere. We ought to pray the Rosary year round. And yet, I appreciate that we recommit, highlight and emphasize it during the month of this special feast day for Mary.
 

Buffalo Philharmonic - What a blessing it was to have members of the Philharmonic come to St. Anthony’s to play a short concert for us.  Many thanks to Milagros Ramos for setting it up.  This was part of Hispanic Heritage month.
 

Faith Formation has started and I encourage you to bring your children and grandchildren signed up. We have wonderful, spirit filled teachers and newly decorated rooms.  Come down to check us out between the masses on Sunday.
 

Watch for upcoming events - Mother Daughter Breakfast, Children’s Halloween Party, Meat raffle, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Mass.
 

SAVE THE DATE
Meat Raffle – Friday, November 15, 2019
Starting at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Drilling Hall
 

PARISH EVENTS IN OCTOBER
14 – Parish Office Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
19 – Youth Halloween Party- 6pm to 9pm - Drilling Hall
20 – Meetings – Holy Name and Altar & Rosary Societies after 9am Mass
       Sagrado Corazon Society after the 11:30am Mass
27 – Mother/Daughter Mass - Bilingual Mass – 9am
 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – The Mass and procession with roses will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11am. The raffle ticket will go to the printers this week. Thank you to all our donors.
 

MOTHER-DAUGHTER MASS, BREAKFAST AND STUDENT AWARD CEREMONY - Sponsored by St. Anthony Altar & Rosary Society on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Mass will be at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast. Guest Speaker: Robin Bishop, Co-founder of Danceability. Tickets $10.00 are available after each Mass, Viviana Yantin at the 11:30 Mass or in the rectory [716.823.0782] [12 and under are free] PLEASE purchase tickets by October 20th.  Event tickets will not be sold at the door. $1.00 Raffle tickets are available. For questions see or call Cindy Poliseno 880-9203 or Dawn Quinn 824-8347, 984-9199. Donations are gladly accepted.
 

POPCORN SALESupport Our Scouts - Once again the Scouts are asking for your support with their popcorn fundraiser. Popcorn order forms are at both entrances on the bulletin board.  PLEASE HELP US!
Edward Dean – Juan Ramos
 

THE BOOK FOR MASS REQUESTS IN 2020 opened this month.   Masses are scheduled as a first come first serve basis.  Stipend for Mass is $15.00.  The Tabernacle and Book of Life Sanctuary Lamps in church and the Tabernacle Lamp in the chapel will also be available for 2020.  These lamps will burn during the month for your intention for $20.00. As always we try our best to honor your request but please keep in mind that sometimes it is not possible to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 

CONGRATULATIONS to Elvia Celotto – Winner of the Doll House.

 

St. Anthony Youth Group Announcements
 

Our Youth Group will be sponsoring the Halloween Party again this year on Saturday, October 19th.  We will have the music sounds of DJ Pito Jimenez. There will be food, beverages and games. We encourage you to attend and bring your child, grandchild, friend or neighbor. This is a great way for the children to make new friends and have fun! Please take a flyer now available on back table in church. We also hold a Costume Contest for all ages from birth to adults!    
 

Every year, the Youth Halloween Party is a huge success.  We host about 75-100 children and adults.  We are so thankful for all the support of our parishioners and their family and friends. If anyone is interested in donating or volunteering some time at this event, please contact Juanita Bauer by October 13th.  If you’d like to donate, we appreciate a bag of fun size candy bars (individually wrapped) for our party favors, a 3lb bag of hot dogs, 16pk of hot dog buns, snacks or desserts. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you to those who have made monetary donations!
 

Please mark your calendars for our October events:
 

October 18, 2019 Youth Group Advisers & Volunteers meet at 7pm in Drilling Hall
                                       To decorate hall for Halloween Party.
                                        Please note: Candy donations must be dropped off so party favors can be made!
 

October 19, 2019        Youth Halloween Party from 6pm to 9pm in Drilling Hall
                                       Youth and families invited for food, music and fun. There will be a Costume Contest                                           too!  $5 per person
 

If you are interested in joining our Youth Group or have any questions, please see a Youth Group Adviser (Sue Kessler, Edward Dean, Nydia Gutowski or Juanita Bauer) or attend one of the above events.
 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Tabernacle) burns during the month of October in memory of deceased members of the Grzech-Marrano families requested by Mr/Mrs Anthony Nicometo.  
 

THE SANCTUARY LAMP – (Book of Life) burns during the month of October in memory of Martin & Maria Erazo requested by the Davila family.

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK - If someone is in the hospital or is ill, please call the rectory or my cell phone at 515-8725 so we can pray for those in need.  We will keep information on the illness confidential but we are willing to pray and visit those who are sick.
 

+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, Gladys Hunter, Carmen Maria Velasquez, Dave Manka, Gerald Bracci, Kevin Martin, Jason Clark, Jordan Tokarczyk, Jose Alberto Gonzalez, Zulma Colondres, Evelyn Torres Colondres, Tom Caber, Dennis Poliseno, Tim Regan, Jeanette Lopez and Tom Makeyenko.
 

+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Daniel Lopez and Eleuteria "Yayi" Ramos.
 

EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
 

*Fall Festival – Queen of Angels - Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11am to 3pm - Church Social Center. Wendel’s Chicken Dinner. $11.00.
 

*Piegori Sale – St. Francis – deadline for orders Nov. 16 – for more information or to place and order contact Bernadette Sikorski at 822-1599.
 

*Revival – Starting on Monday, October 14th and ending on Wednesday October 16th at St. Martin de Porres in Buffalo. Guest Revivalist – Rev. Roy Lee PH.D. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.
 

*African Thanksgiving Bazaar, Mass and Celebration – Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Holy Cross Church [345 7th St., Buffalo] For more information please see the flyer on the bulletin board or see Edward Dean. Theme baskets are appreciated.
 

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