Kick off the Advent season by joining us for an Advent family session on Sunday, December 2 from 9-10:15 a.m. in the hall. Families with children of all ages are welcome.
Mystical Rose, the Catholic bookstore in Pella, will have a sale in the church hall after Masses next weekend. A variety of religious articles, Advent resources, books and gifts will be available for purchase.
Looking for a holiday family service opportunity? Ring bells for the Salvation Army to collect money for local families with emergency needs. St. Anthony parishioners are needed Wednesday, Dec. 5; Tuesday, Dec. 18; and Friday, Dec. 21. To volunteer, sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby or call Laura Hollinrake at (641) 828-7050. Ninety percent of the money collected is used to provide emergency help to people in our county, such as help with rent, utilities or food. Ten percent is for disaster relief.
In 2017, more than $47,000 was disbursed. Last year our parish provided the second highest number of volunteers and volunteer hours out of 35 churches and organizations who helped with the program!
Do you desire to read the Bible but don't know how to get started?
Do you need help understanding how all the Bible stories fit together?
Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to do with your life?
It can be hard to understand the Bible or its relevance for your life if you don't know the story of God's loving plan that runs through it.
Join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, a video program that will take you on a quick journey through the Bible, following the story of salvation from Creation and the Fall through the coming of Christ and the establishment of the Church.
With the aid of an easy-to-use, color-coded timeline, this program will help you better understand the big picture of the Bible and how you fit into the story.
Come to any or all of the sessions in the church hall on Sundays from 9-10:15 a.m.: December 9: Maccabean Revolt, Messianic Fulfillment December 16: Messianic Fulfillment, The Church
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County received a USDA grant to use for critical home repair projects for residents of Marion County who meet income eligibility guidelines.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, contact Habitat for Humanity of Marion County at (641) 828-8844.