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 for two-hour shifts on Saturday, Nov. 26th, Wednesday, Dec. 7th and Wednesday, Dec. 21st. To volunteer, register on the sign-up sheets in the church lobby or call Mary Jane Murphy at (641) 891-2941 or the church office at (641) 828-7050.
Following is a schedule of volunteer two-hour shift opportunities: Wednesday, Dec. 7th Fareway - Four 2-hour shifts from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m.-noon - T. Waldman-Willams & Tim Sondag
noon-2 p.m. - Mary Hanna & Donna Joy Flattery
2-4 p.m. - Barb Isley & Sherry Bates
Hy-Vee - Four 2-hour shifts from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m.-noon - Mary Lane
noon-2 p.m. - Dan & Cynthia Thill
2-4 p.m. - Shana & Stacia Krpan
4-6 p.m. - Donna Jean Flattery & Jeanne McCombs
Walmart - Six 2-hour shifts from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
4-6 p.m. - Marie Jones & Martha Dykstra
6-8 p.m. - John Popson
Wednesday, Dec. 21st Walmart - Six 2-hour shifts from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thanks to all of those who volunteered to be bell ringers on Saturday, Nov. 26th: Mike & Bette Cunningham, Phil & Jeri Ray, Patti Crawford, Brian Hatch, Mike & Mary Lane, and John Popson.
The Altar & Rosary Society is hosting their annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at Red Rock Grill & Still. A&R members will order off the menu for dinner. If you are able to attend, please sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby.
Christmas Food Baskets
Each year St. Anthony Catholic Church prepares Christmas food baskets for about 40 families in need from our community.
We get the families' names from Helping Hands food pantry in Knoxville, which is the coordinating agency for the holiday basket program. Families can choose to receive either a Thanksgiving or Christmas food basket.
If you know of a family in need, please direct them to Helping Hands to sign up. Helping Hands is located at 110 W. Main in Knoxville and is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon., Wed. & Fri. Deadline to request a Christmas food basket is December 16.
The Knights of Columbus are collecting new or gently-used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and gloves for those in need in our community.
Please share the warmth this winter and place your donations in the collection box in the church lobby before or after Mass.
If you have questions, contact Jim Brees.
Please help us welcome Nora Vickerman, our new church secretary!
Nora lives in Pella with her husband, Ryan and two sons Grant and Zach. Read below to get to know Nora.
Tell us a little about yourself:
“I am a Wisconsin native and love to watch the Badgers and Packers. I went to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, Coaching and a minor in Business. I have been a stay-at-home mother for the past 11 years along with running the Pella Little League program the past eight years. I love to play sports, cook, and read.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us:
“I love to downhill ski even though I am rather cold all the time.”
What are three things most people don’t know about you?
“I am a cancer survivor.” “I enjoy doing construction projects.” “I belong to a coed softball team that have been the champs 3 years in a row.”
What are three words that best describe you?
“Listener. Athletic. Quick learner.”
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“Love to read, water ski, fish, downhill ski, softball, volleyball and cooking.”
What’s on your bucket list?
“To travel to England, and New England during the fall.”
Please stop by the church office to introduce yourself and help welcome Nora to our parish!
Calling all lectors! We are in need of more lectors for Mass on Saturday evenings. If you are typically a lector on Sundays and would consider reading occasionally on Saturday evenings, please contact Kathy at 641-828-7050 or email@example.com.
Winter Holy Day Schedule
November 23: Thanksgiving Eve Mass (not a holy day) 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church December 8: Immaculate Conception 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on the weekend this year, we will keep the normal weekend schedule: December 24: Christmas Eve Mass 6 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church December 25: Christmas Day Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church New Year's Masses will be the same as the weekend schedule above.