The St. Anthony charity for February is House of Manna Food Pantry. The House of Manna is a public charity that provides food to those in need. Donations of non-perishable food items, i.e. canned goods or cash is greatly appreciated. There will be a box located at the back of church that you can place your items.
Thank you to all for your generous cash donation in support of Cosgrove’s Kitchen casserole drive. Your donations were used to purchase the necessary food items to make the casseroles. On Saturday, 26 January St. Anthony’s parishioners worked together to prepare the casseroles. A total of 50 casseroles were made and delivered to Cosgrove’s Kitchen in East St. Louis on Sunday, 27 January. Special thank you to Tom Klutho for leading this effort and to everybody for your donations and help in making the casseroles. The casseroles help to support an important ministry serving those suffering from the effects of poverty in this community: children, the elderly, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled and the working poor.
The date for our annual 2019 St. Anthony Parish picnic is changed. Typically, our picnic is held on the fourth Saturday in June. However, due to the Beckemeyer Zip Code celebration that is scheduled for 22 June we have decided to move the picnic to the following Saturday, 29 June 2019. So please make a note of the new date and plan accordingly. More details will be forthcoming.
Community Link sent the following note of appreciation and thanks for all of the Jesse Tree gifts received:
THE STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS OF COMMUNITY LINK WISH TO THANK YOU ALL WHO PURCHASED ITEMS FROM THE JESSE TREE THIS YEAR. THE PARTICIPANTS AT OUR CILA HOMES HAD A WONDERFUL SURPRISE TO OPEN. YOUR KINDNESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS A BLESSING. WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL!
You are invited to join your fellow parishioners for the BEST ADVENT EVER, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for Christmas, but we often get distracted and busy. Don’t let this Advent pass you by. Slow down and focus on what matters most with BEST ADVENT EVER. Each day, you’ll receive an email with short inspirational videos from Allen Hunt and Dominick Albano with practical tips for your everyday life, and real-life stories to encourage you in your faith journey. Click on the link below to sign up:
Thank you to Janette Kruse, Florence Pingsterhaus, Betsy Kampwerth, Gerri Stock, and all of the volunteers who put in countless hours in making the rummage sale a huge success.
If you are curious about the Catholic faith, we have a special process designed to help you do that. It’s called RCIA. For more information please call the parish office at 526-4362 or 227-8236 to register for the RCIA program which will begin in September.
September’s charity will be House of Manna food pantry. Donations of canned fruit, meats, vegetables, soup, pasta and cereal are needed. Your generosity is truly appreciated.
The Belleville Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves 200 to 300 homeless persons at its soup kitchen each day. Bottled water and Gatorade will be collected throughout the summer to assist them in their mission.
Mater Dei Uniform Closet was open as a “store front” the weekend of Friday, July 27th – Sunday, July 29th at St. Anthony’s Parish Center. The “store front” design was used in an effort to make people feel more comfortable while being able to receive uniform assistance for their Mater Dei Students.
We were able to serve the needs of 10 families, totaling 16 students from at least 5 Parishes in our area. Each student received 5 uniform polos, 1 Mater Dei sweatshirt and shorts and / or pants if available in their size.
We were truly blessed to carry-out our ministry that was initiated by John Hilmes who started this project last year for his Eagle Scout project. We look forward to serving needs as necessary thru out the school year. All Parish offices in our area have been emailed our contact information should anyone approach them and need assistance.
Thank you for your support!