News and Notes
Novena in Honor of
Our Lady's Immaculate Conception
NEW LARGE PRINT "COMPANION PRAYERS" BOOK
Parishioners, friends and other supporters of the friars have been requesting that our ever popular "Companion Prayers" booklet be made available in larger print.
This March, The Companions of St. Anthony, our Evangelization and Development Office, issued an enhanced, large print, textured, plasticized, heavy cardstock, 4½ x 7 ¼ inch, 56 glossy page version.
In addition to the original contents, there are added prayers, including several for Adoration, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and many other Devotions. This version also includes a brief St. Anthony of Padua bio.
The new book is sold for $2 each and, as of yet, is only available in English, with no discounts for multiple or bulk orders.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy for yourself, or several to share with your parish's Adoration Chapel, prayer groups and friends, please contact The Companions of St. Anthony, at 410-531-9200 or email your questions and requests to email@example.com.
ST ANTHONY OF PADUA BLESSED RELIC PRAYER FOLDER
The Companions of St. Anthony (the Evangelization and Development Office for St. Anthony of Padua Province) mailed to donors a small prayer folder containing a metal plaque, with a piece of blessed relic cloth that had been touched to the Reliquary holding a First Class Relic of St Anthony, housed in the Chapel of the Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD.
View the Blessing of Cloth by Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv.
This gift was so loved by our supporters that another cloth was blessed and even more of these folders were created, along with a "Pocket Prayers" card listing five additional St. Anthony prayers.
FRIAR EDUCATION FUND
This past year, many of our benefactors received a novel key-chain featuring the popular "God Luv Ya" Friar. A limited number of these keychains are still available for purchase, as well as "God Luv Ya" note cards and 10 inch beanie bears, that feature this happy little friar.
To order any of these items, contact the Compainions of St. Anthony office.
The proceeds from the sale of these items help defer the costs incurred in the formation and education process of the friars. Please also prayerfully consider making a direct contribution by calling 410-531-9200 or mailing your donations to
The Friar Education Fund
12300 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042.
Honor a lost loved one or leave your own legacy in your Will through the
Franciscan Friar Education Burse
SUPPORTING VA HOSPITAL CHAPLAINS and PATIENTS
The Companions of St. Anthony offers chaplains, in Veteran Hospitals and Facilities around the US, a free copy of the Companion Prayer Book for each of the veterans whom they serve. Chaplains find these books to be a great aid to their ministry and th veterans are very grateful. Donations from members have been generous but more help is needed to offset these costs. Please continue to pray for the success of all of our appeals as we strive to fund the needs and work of the friars of our province.
To become a member of the Companions, or for more information on any of these programs and the work of the Companions of St. Anthony, please call the office of Development Director, Joseph Hamilton, at 410-531-9200.
Read and see more at www.companionsofstanthony.org.