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St. Anthony Church

4 Union City Road, Prospect, CT

Patricia Vlamis

1376532_10202297988880872_410279238_nPatricia Vlamis is first to fill the position of Communications Coordinator at St Anthony Church. She finds the position to be two fold; one being to alert the parishioners what is happening at the church and also informing the local community what we do as a parish by utilizing local newspapers and current methods of social media. She is excited by the prospect of combining her skills as a photographer with modern social technologies.

The Living Stations hold a place dear to her heart and her favorite event of all church seasons. She always finds the stations to be very emotional and important for her girls to witness as they were growing up. Since her daughters were in their stroller, they have either watched or participated in the Living Stations in various towns as well as at St Anthony. Her strength is often increased by witnessing other people’s strength and her faith is increased by observing the good in others. 

A volunteer for many years at Vacation Bible School, one humorous event that still brings a smile to her face was a day when the children were decorating T-shirts. Tie dye was flying everywhere as the pall bearers from a funeral upstairs (all wearing white suits) walked through all the chaos.

Outdoor activities are great for the physical and mental part of being and help bring everything into focus. In her free time Pat enjoys any outdoor exercise, she completed two half Marathons before knee surgery last year but hopes to return to the same level of activity soon.

Pat and her husband John enjoy cooking, wine making, riding bikes, attending plays and movies and of course anything that involves their two daughters, Mary and Tina. She is grateful that coincidence led her family to Prospect 13 years ago where they have made lifelong friends with their neighbors.