Please pick an ornament from the Jesse Tree from the back of church. Gifts are being collected for adults with developmental disabilities (Clinton County Community Link) and nursing home residents. Return your wrapped package to the Jesse Tree with tag/ornament attached by Dec 16.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Update – Due to the inclement weather the mass will be moved inside. The ice cream social will be held in the Parish center.
Please join us on Wednesday, 15 Aug for the Feast of Assumption Mass at 7 pm at St. Anthony Church in Beckemeyer. This will be an outdoor mass is part of our annual Parntership Mass. Please bring a lawn chair. Collection envelopes will go to their respective parishes and the loose offering will go to the House of Manna. In case of bad weather, the Mass will be moved inside the church. Following the mass we wil have an ice cream and fellowship to end the evening.
Also, if you would like to bring cookies or finger foods for social after the mass it would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Keith Kampwerth and Steve Hilmes who were elected last weekend. They will begin serving their second term on the council. Also, special thanks to Mike Ethridge and Diane Winkeler for their willingness to serve.