We would like to welcome Rev. Student Priest
George Elters who is visiting St. Anthony's for two months arriving
on June 20th, 2005. We welcome him to our Parish and we ask the
Lord to bless him.
Please mark your calendar for our next
Bingo Session which will be held on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at
12:15 & 6:30PM. For more information, please call Mrs. Gladys
Tannous at 326-7642. Thank you for your support.
National Apostolate Maronite Convention
will take place this year in St. Ephrem Church, San Diego, California,
July 20th through July 24th, 2005. for more information or to
register, visit www.namnews.org.
Congratulations to Rev. Father Al Williams
who celebrates his 50th Priesthood Anniversary today, June 12,
2005 at 2:30PM at St. Gregory's the Great Parish. May God bless
him and give him the health and strength to continue his mission.
Mar Emmanuel III Delly:
His Beatitude Mar Emmanuel III Delly, Chaldean
Patriarch of Babylon will visit Canada on June 12, 2005 at 6:00PM
at the Holy Family Chaldean Church, 821 Wyandotte St. East, Windsor.
Erie Memorial Gardens:
Erie Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Mausoleum
is open to the public every Sunday, from Noon to 4:00PM, May
thru September. 215 Erie St. South, Leamington. Call 324-0230
for a private viewing or in-home consultation.
St. Charbel's Parish Youth Group is organizing
a Father's Day Party at Cardinal Sfeir's Hall, St. Charbel's,
Oldcastle on Saturday June 18th, 2005.
Doors open at 6:00PM. Dinner served at
7:30PM. Tickets $ 35.00 per person. All proceeds to help Noursat.
All are welcome.
All you can Eat: Penne Marinara, Spaghetti/Meatballs,
Farfelle Primavera, Risotto & Spinach, rolls & butter,
tossed salad, coffee & tea, desserts.
This event will take place on Wednesday,
June 15th, 2005 at the Ciociaro Club, Windsor at 6:00PM. $ 10.00
per person. Children 5 and under eat free. All proceeds to benefit
the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc.
Japanese Student Language Program in
We require Host Families in the Leamington,
Kingsville, Wheatley, Cottam area (1 student per household).
The students are to be driven by their host family to Leamington
District Secondary School every day (Monday to Friday).
The students are away from 9:00AM to 4:00PM;
they attend English as a Second Language classes from 9AM - Noon,
they eat their lunches followed with planned activities such
as visits to Fort Malden, Point Pelee
They return to Leamington
District Secondary School at 4:00PM for pick up by their host
The program will pay $ 23.00 per day per
student for each of the Host families, who are required to provide
3 meals per day.
If you would be interested in housing a
student from July 14 to August 8, please call Claire Kapasi at
(519) 728-0069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor, June 13
St. Anthony of Padua was born at Lisbon,
Portugal, in 1195. His surname comes from the Italian city where
he lived the latter part of his life. His parents were members
of the Portuguese nobility.
His early education took place at the Cathedral
of Lisbon. At the age of fifteen, he joined the Regular Canons
of St. Augustine and was transferred to the monastery of Coimbra
two years later because of distractions caused by his friends'
visits. At the monastery, Anthony devoted himself to prayer and
study and became a learned scholar of the Bible.
In 1221, he was accepted to the Franciscans.
Soon after, he set out for Morocco to preach the Gospel to the
Moors. On the way, he was forced to return to Europe because
On his return home, a storm drove his ship
to the shores of Italy, where he would live for the rest of his
life. Upon his return, Anthony went to Assisi, where the chapter
meeting of 1221 took place where he was assigned to the hermitage
of San Paolo near Forli.
A gifted preacher, Anthony was called upon
to teach theology to his fellow Franciscans. Anthony drew large
crowds wherever he went in Italy, but his greatest success was
in Padua where they welcomed him as another St. Francis.
After the death of St. Francis, Anthony
became the minister provincial of Emilia. Soon after he was released
from his duty so he could continue his preaching.
He returned to Padua, where he preached
until his death on June 13, 1231, at the age of thirty-six. He
is a Doctor of the Church.
Prayer to St. Anthony of
Glorious St. Anthony, my friend and special
protector, I come to you with full confidence in my present necessity.
In your overflowing generosity you hear
all those who turn to you. Your influence before the throne of
God is so effective that the Lord readily grants great favors
at your request.
Please listen to my humble petition in
spite of my sinfulness. Consider your great and constant love
for Jesus and Mary, and my desire for their glory and mercy.
I beg you to obtain for me the grace I
so greatly need, if it be God's will and for the good of my soul.
Bless me, powerful Saint Anthony, in the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.