St. Anthony's is leading the way in the diocesan kick-off of Strong Catholic Families (SCF), a national initiative that works to help parishes better partner with parents to bring home the faith. Research shows that parents are the single most important influence on the religious lives of their children. SCF assists church leaders in actively listening to and resourcing parents so that faith can take root in the home. On Wednesday, October 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the church hall, one of the national SCF organizers will lead a parent session at which parents will learn about the critical role they play in forming their children's faith; talk with other parents about the joys and struggles of living faith at home; help parish leaders understand how the parish can better support them and their family; and receive resources and ideas to help bring home the faith. All parents, grandparents, and interested adults are invited to attend! On October 8, St. Anthony's will host a day-long workshop for parish leaders from around the diocese who want to learn more about the SCF initiative. Childcare/children's movie night will be provided for the October 7 event. Call the church office for more information or check out the Strong Catholic Families/Strong Catholic Youth website here.
Middle school and high school youth are invited to join other area Catholic youth for a trip to the corn maze in Mitchellville on Sunday, October 11 from 4:15-9:00 p.m. The cost is $10 which includes entry and food. Transportation will be provided. Click here for a registration form. Registration deadline is October 5. For more information about the corn maze, click here.
St. Anthony Catholic Church 1202 Woodland | Knoxville, IA 50138 (641) 828-7050