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 letter and application here and return to the church office by March 16.
Sister Shawn Marie was the Director of Religious Education at St. Anthony Catholic Church during the 1970s and 1980s. 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 and is an honor to receive this scholarship.
Mary Kolbe, a retired nurse and former member of St. 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 excited to have our senior students go into post-secondary education and are willing to help in that endeavor.
Palm Sunday - March 25 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church Holy Thursday - March 29 6 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church Good Friday - March 30 7 p.m. Service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Easter Vigil - Saturday, March 31 8:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church Easter Mass - Sun., April 1 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church
St. Anthony Catholic Church's communal penance service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host communal penance service at 2 p.m. the same day.
Other area communal penance services: Wed., March 14 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Newton Sun., March 18 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Melcher Wed., March 21 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception, Colfax
Fridays during Lent this year, join us for Stations of the Cross, Mass & Knights of Columbus' Fish Fry. 5 p.m. Stations of the Cross 5:15 p.m. Mass 5:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus' Fish Fry
Dinners will include:
fried cod, baked cod, or shrimp
baked potato or potato wedges
Adults $10, Children $5. Carryout dinners available.
Stations of the Cross is a Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on earth as a man. The stations focus on 14 specific events of His last day, from His condemnation to His burial. At each station, participants say a prayer related to the event.
ADULT LENTEN LEARN 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)
WHAT IS CRS RICE BOWL? CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and Catholic communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. Through CRS Rice Bowl, participants are invited to hear stories about their brothers and sisters in need around the world, and devote their Lenten prayers, fasting and alms to change the lives of those who suffer in poverty.
HOW IS THE MONEY USED? Lenten alms go to alleviate hunger and poverty in communities overseas and in the U.S.: 25% of gifts remain in our diocese where they are given to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our communities. 75% of gifts support CRS’ humanitarian programs around the world, including in the countries featured in the Lenten calendar. Some examples include:
Please bring your CRS Rice Bowl donations to Mass each week for the second collection. If you missed the Rice Bowl distribution, pick up one at the office Mon.-Fri. or in the church lobby after Mass.
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.
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has something in it for every married couple, whether you've been married one year or 50 years. Sign up today to attend the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend April 20-22 in Dubuque.
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is accepting applications for their Critical Home Repair program. If you or someone you know own your home and can’t afford a needed repair, you may qualify for the Critical Home Repair program. What does Habitat for Humanity do? As an ecumenical Christian organization, we work toward eliminating substandard housing and empowering families in the Marion County area and around the world. What is critical housing repair? Critical housing repair is defined as extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues or code violations. This may include a change to or repair of materials; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; or installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure. Critical housing repair helps homeowners who are affected by age, disability, or family circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. To inquire please contact the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County office at (641) 828-8844.