Congratulations to the following who were initiated into the Catholic faith during Easter Vigil:
Arleth Alvarado Charlotte Alvarado Juan R. Alvarado Raiden Alvarado Heather Anderson Kaitlyn Anderson
Irene Elizabeth Glann Gwenyth Josephine Glann Deliverance Jane Glann Abby Glann Rodney Lewin Shamus Stephens
Thank You for supporting Social Action Causes
Each year our parish donates a percentage of its budget to support local charities.
The Social Action Committee distributes the charitable funds through a grant process. The 2017-2018 grant recipients are:
Birthright - $750 for general support
Crisis Intervention Services - $1,500 for playground improvements at crisis shelter
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County - $1,500 towards home construction
Helping Hands - $1,500 for food
Impact Community Action - $1,300 for homeless prevention service
Neighbor Helping Neighbor - $1,500 for emergency services
New Covenant Church - $500 for End of the Month meals program
If you know of other local charities that should be considered for next year, please contact Social Action Committee Chair Laura Hollinrake at the church office.
"We want to thank everyone that either donated money, desserts, or their time helping to get the End of the Month meals delivered. You are all very much appreciated. We couldn't do this without your support. For the 5 weeks that we have done meals for the 2017-2018 season, we have provided a total of 6,695 meals. That's a lot of full tummies that might not have been filled without this program. And, this program can't exist without the help of generous, giving people like you. That being said, we look forward to serving our community with you again in November 2018." Sincerely, Shilah J. Schrader and the End of the Month Meal Group
"I would like to express IMPACT's gratitude for Saint Anthony Catholic Church's support. Your support of our homeless prevention program (rent, deposit, mortgage assistance) in Marion County truly has a big IMPACT on our families and our community at large. Thank you for helping our mission and making our community stronger." Thank you, Amber Wallingford
ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITY Symbolon is a video series that explores the basic beliefs of our Catholic faith.
This year we'll watch part 2, which focuses on living the faith through the sacraments, Catholic morality, and Catholic social teaching.
How can you participate? Watch and discuss the videos with other parishioners in the church hall. Each week focuses on a different topic, so come to whichever session works best for you! No registration is needed.
Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., February 8-April 19 (no session Holy Thursday, March 29)
Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., February 11-April 22 (no session Palm Sunday, March 25 or Easter, April 1)
The Catholic Messenger subscription is due. The cost is $29. Your contribution envelopes should have an envelope labeled "Catholic Messenger." If you do not have this, place your check for $29 in an envelope with "Catholic Messenger" written on the front and place it in the collection basket during Mass.
If you do not receive the Messenger and want to, write your name and address on an envelope with your payment and we will enter your subscription. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 641-828-7050.