Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council Members oversee, evaluate, and develop all areas of parish life: spiritual, pastoral and practical; responsible for setting pastoral goals and guiding parish activities.


We are looking for new members!

“St. Anthony Church is a parish where God’s love nourishes the soul to actively minister to people and share the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” is our mission statement. The Pastoral Council serves to fulfill this mission. The council is a small group of parishioners, vetted by Father Gregory, who meet once a month during the academic year. Our work of late has been to foster community and engage parishioners. The council is currently seeking a few new members. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Center at 203-758-4056, ext 10. If you are unable to commit to participation on the council but have ideas/suggestions, please share them with Diana Veneri at


Meeting dates:

The Pastoral Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Parish Center

January 15th, 2024 

February 19th, 2024 

March 18th, 2024  

April 15th, 2024  

May 20th, 2024  

June 17th, 2024 



Pastoral Council Members:


Father Gregory

Fr. Gregory has been Pastor of St Anthony Church since 2016. He would like the Parish to continue to grow as a community through prayer as well as enjoy good times together as a Parish family.

Contact: Please call the Parish Center at 203-758-4056

Deacon Dominic Stolfi

Deacon Dom has been a part of our parish community since 2001. He has helped establish our Baptismal preparation and leads much of our adult formation efforts.

Contact: Please call the Parish Center at 203-758-4056

Amanda Bertrand

Amanda has been a Parishioner at Saint Anthony Church since she moved to Prospect in 2005. She has always been an active member of the Parish - from attending faith formation classes, being an altar server, and partaking in other service projects in the church community. Amanda is Communications Coordinator for our Parish, and is responsible for communicating information to the members of the Parish through the website, weekly newsletter, and social media platforms.


Michelle Beutel

Michelle and her husband have been Parishioners at Saint Anthony's for over 30 years. She has 5 grown children who are now young adults who volunteered across countless ministries. Michelle is excited that it is her turn to serve the church community on the Pastoral Council.

Andrea Brown

Andrea is the Director of Faith Formation for the parish.

Contact: , 203-758-4848 ext. 19.


Tricia Minicucci

Tricia is a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony church. She teaches faith formation and has also volunteered with the Epiphany Pageant every year. 

Fred Smith 

Fred Smith has been a parishioner of St. Anthony Parish since 2000. He is the Corporate Controller at Webster Bank and is a board member of the United Way of Greater Waterbury. In addition to serving on the Pastoral Council, Fred. serves as an usher, volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul, and assists his wife, Tara, with the Giving Tree Ministry.



Brian Sturdevant

Brian has been a parishioner of St. Anthony Church since 2004. In addition to serving on the Pastoral Council, he was an active member of the Pumpkin Patch committee and serves on the Wedding Coordination Ministry.



Diana Veneri

Diana has been a member of St. Anthony since moving to Prospect in 1992. In addition to serving on the Pastoral Council, she chairs the Stewardship Committee, is a member of the Welcome Committee and the Parish Health Ministry. She also served as secretary of the Pumpkin Patch Steering Committee from 2013-2016.


Do you have a question for the Pastoral Council?

Use the form below to send your message/question and it will be addressed at the next Pastoral Council meeting.



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