Why did God make us? Why did God send Jesus to die for our sins--couldn't He have just forgiven us? Why are Catholic Bibles different than Protestant Bibles? Why do Catholics give so much attention to Mary and the saints? What happens when we die? Why do we need the Church--can't we find our own path to God?
Got Questions? Get Answers!
Symbolon is a video series that explores the basic beliefs of our Catholic faith. Watch and discuss these videos with other parishioners this Lenten season. Here's how you can participate:
Watch at church Come to one of the scheduled sessions to watch and discuss the videos with other parishioners. Each week focuses on different Catholic beliefs. Sessions are held in the hall at the following times. No registration is needed; come each week to whichever session works for you!
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., March 8-May 17 (no session on April 12)
Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., March 12-May 21 (no session on April 16)
Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and giving to changing the lives of the poor.
Each Rice Bowl includes a calendar with daily activities that help us reflect on the realities of life for those in need around the world. Please bring your Rice Bowl donations to church each week for the second collection.
Junior High Rally in Iowa City
All middle school youth are invited to join hundreds of other Catholic youth for the Diocesan Junior High Rally on Sunday, March 19 in Iowa City.
Early bird registration deadline is Feb. 22. Final registration deadline is March 15 (cost increases $5 after Feb. 22).
The group will leave from church at 7:30 a.m. and return at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.
Scholarships Available For HS Seniors
As a high school senior and member of Saint Anthony Catholic Church, you are eligible to apply for two scholarships that are sponsored by our parish:
Sister Shawn Marie Koopman Scholarship
Mary Kolbe Scholarship
Letters and applications were mailed to current senior students. If you misplaced yours or haven't received the letter in the mail, please download the letterand application here and return to the church office by March 1.
Sister Shawn Marie was the Director of Religious Education at St. Anthony Catholic Church during the 1970s and 80s. She died of cancer during her time here, and a scholarship fund was established in her name. Many people have contributed to the scholarship fund, and it has provided financial assistance to more than 100 graduates during the past 30 years. Obviously, it holds a rich tradition in our parish; it is an honor to receive this scholarship.
Mary Kolbe, a retired nurse and former member of Saint Anthony Parish, donated funds to be used for an additional scholarship to one graduating senior. As you can tell from the generosity of our parishioners, we are anxious to have our senior students go onto post-secondary education and are willing to help in that endeavor.
Ash Wednesday is March 1 and Mass will be at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Knoxville & 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher.
Baskets are located in the back of church to place palms from last year to be burned.
We are in need of more liturgical ministers!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an usher, lector, Eucharistic minister, gift bearers, greeters, sharing your vocal or musical talents, or volunteering in another way, please contact Nora at 641-828-7050 or email@example.com.