Welcome

Please consult the most recent bulletin for temporary changes to this schedule

or for upcoming special Liturgies.

Parish phone number is 937-253-9132

Business Hours are M-F 9 AM to 4 PM

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ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the St. Anthony School Gym

Presented by the Pastoral Region of Holy Angels and St. Anthony

Join us for a relaxing evening of food, wine, fun and fellowship that will put you in the right frame of mind to  celebrate the Advent Season!

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner at St. Anthony followed by four presentations on the central characters of the Christmas story.

You will have an opportunity to donate to a wonderful ministry, if you desire, during the evening as well.  Joan Cutlip works closely with the women inmates of the Dayton Correctional Institute and will be sharing her stories of bringing the light of Christ and restoring hope and love for women who in many cases, have never experienced these things in their entire life. 

Click here to register for the event online.

If you prefer, click here for the printable registration form and drop it in the collection basket or bring it to the office at either parish.  Deadline is November 27, but get your registrations in soon as seating is limited! 

If you have questions you can contact Sharon Christy at schristy@stanthonydayton.org or 937-253-9132 x130.

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SUNG MASS PROPERS:  WHAT ARE THEY?

You may have noticed at Mass recently that the cantor is now chanting at the start of Mass and at Communion.  What the heck is going on????

The answer is “Mass Propers.”  “Propers”are verses like the Introit (beginning of Mass) and the Communion Antiphon.  They change from day to day and reflect the theme of the Mass or Liturgical Season. In the Sunday Word Book they are found near the Sunday and the Daily Readings. 

Actually, they are not new!  They have belonged in the Roman Liturgy ever since the beginning in various forms. It was Pope Benedict XVI who re-introduced them into our Liturgy to elevate God’s Word–giving “pride of place” to chant again. They are meant to be meditative and reflective, putting us in proper attitude to listen attentively to the Word of God and to receive the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Click here to learn more about Pope Benedict XVI’s Musical Legacy.

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GREAT GIFT IDEA FROM THE BOY SCOUTS!

St. Anthony Boy Scout Troop #235 is offering a lovely St. Anthony Door Plaque for you to keep or give as a unique gift for the holidays, a wedding, a baby shower, or anytime! It is made of bronze and measures about 2.5 inches in diameter. The price is $10. The funds raised will support the troop activities throughout the year and also assist in sending a few boys to summer camp next year.  You may click here for the printable order form.  Return it to the collection basket or contact Karen Klepacz directly using the phone number on the order form. The plaques will be ready for pick up in church on the weekend of December 2/3, 2017.

Deadline for orders is November 26, 2017.