Each year St. Anthony Catholic Church prepares Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for families in need in our community.
The families’ names come from Helping Hands food pantry in Knoxville, which is the coordinating agency for the holiday food basket program, and 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 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 110 W. Main in Knoxville.
Two ways you can help:
Donate any of the following items needed for the Thanksgiving food baskets:
whole turkeys, canned meat, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, boxed potatoes and boxed stuffing, money (place cash or check payable to St. Anthony Catholic Church in an envelope and put in collection basket).Please bring your donations to church on November 11-12.
Help assemble the Thanksgiving food baskets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the hall.
Choose beautiful gifts that change lives around the world! St. Anthony Catholic Church's annual Fair Trade Craft Sale will be held after Mass on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19 in the church hall.
Get your Christmas shopping done early by purchasing handcrafted jewelry, decor, games, musical instruments, and many other goods made by artisans in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or under-employed.
St. Anthony's Social Action Committee hosts this sale each year in partnership with Work of Our Hands, a non-profit store in Pella. To learn more about Fair Trade goods sold at this sale visit http://www.workofourhands.org/products.html
What is Fair Trade? As the Fair Trade Federation puts it, "Fair trade is an approach to business and development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods. Fair trade means that trading partnerships are based on reciprocal benefits and mutual respect; that prices paid to producers reflect the work they do; that producers share decision making power; that national health, safety, and wage laws are enforced; and that products are environmentally sustainable and conserve natural resources. Visit www.fairtradefederation.org for more information.
Learn more about our Blessed Mother during six-week series! In Mary: Jesus' Mother--and Ours, we'll look at six episodes from Mary's life in the Gospels of Luke and John: the annunciation, the visit to Elizabeth, the birth of Jesus, the encounter in the Temple, the wedding at Cana, and Jesus' death on the Cross as well as explore some Church's beliefs about Mary such as her birth free of original sin, her assumption into heaven, and her maternal role in the family of Jesus' followers.
Sessions will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the hall on: October 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 8, 15.
No registration is needed; come when you can.
Join us this fall for faith-based conversations about the challenges and joys of parenting!
Share your insights, experiences and questions with other parents while exploring some wisdom from Pope Francis’ Joy of Love statement on marriage and family life.
Come for any or all of the gatherings and be supported in your vocation as a parent. Each session you attend will be an entry for a prize drawing at the end of the series!
Sessions will be from 9-10:15 a.m. on Sundays in the hall on: October 15: Imperfect Parenting & Healthy Limits October 29: Teaching Goodness November 12: Children’s Rights & Responsibilities November 19: Sexuality and Loving Our Bodies December 10: Passing on Faith December 17: An Expanding Love
Altar & Rosary Society's Christmas party is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 in the church hall. If you are able to attend, please sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby.
Altar & Rosary Society is collecting annual dues of $10 per member. Make checks payable to: Altar & Rosary Society.
Checks can be placed in an envelope labeled "Altar & Rosary" and:
placed in offering basket at Mass
dropped off at church office, or in drop boxes at entrance to church or church office
mailed to church office
brought to next Altar & Rosary meeting.
Thank you to all the individuals who helped make the Fall Dinner a success! Altar & Rosary Society served approximately 400 people.
The Knights of Columbus' Coat Drive is underway. Place new or slightly used coats in the church hall.
The Knights are also collecting pants in sizes 4T-12 for boys and girls.