Mater Dei Uniform Clothing Closet

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!

Feast of the Assumption – Mass

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.

2018 Parish Council Election Results

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.

Thank You to the Volunteers – 2018 St. Anthony Picnic

I would like to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped
this past weekend at our church picnic. The amount of volunteers this
year was overwhelming! I appreciate your gift of time, energy, and
enthusiastic support. The picnic would not have been a success without
your help. For all your time, effort, hard work, and prayers, please
accept the thanks and appreciation of this church, its leaders and
staff, and me.
Jay Fowler
St. Anthony Picnic Chairman

Reminder – YFF Registration Forms Due!!!

Reminder – If you have a student that will be participating in the upcoming 2018-2019 YFF classes to submit the registration forms ASAP.  Forms are available on the bulletin board in the entrance to church. If you have any questions contact either Darlene Menietti at 618-920-3162 or Jay Fowler at 618-973-3162.

YFF will kick off the year with a open house on Wednesday, 29 Aug.

St. Anthony Church Picnic

Join us at the annual St. Anthony’s Parish Picnic!

Saturday, June 23rd

St. Anthony’s Parish Center
451 West 3rd Street
Beckemeyer, IL

The annual Parish Picnic is a memorable occasion where families relax and enjoy an evening outdoors together, sharing food, conversation, and playing games.

Details include:

• Chicken & Mostaccioli Dinner – 4pm to 7pm (Dine-in or Carry-out – Dinner held regardless of weather)
• Quilt Bingo starts at approx. 7pm
• Penny Raffle
• Big Raffle
• Poker Stand
• Cake Wheel
• Basket Stand
• Silent Auction
• Inflatables for Kids
• Beer, Soda, Shaved Ice
• Sandwich Stand
• Kettle Korn

St Anthony’s Picnic – Penny Raffle and Basket Stand

Donations are being accepted to support our annual summer picnic.  If you have items to donate to the Penny Raffle stand please give them to Linda Fowler, Deb Keilbach, or Geri Pollmann. If you would rather make a cash donation to be put toward purchased prizes, please drop your donation in the Sunday collection in an envelope marked “Penny Raffle”.  Contact Linda at 973-2777 for more information.

Also, please drop off baskets with items or cash for the Basket Stand at Rosie Kapp’s house. Some baskets are in the back of church if you need one for your items.  Please contact Rosie at 978-7196 for more information.


Welcome to Jeremy Pate who officially joined our parish last week.  My you continue to grow in your faith and share it with family and friends.

Church Grounds Cleanup Day

The Church Grounds Cleanup Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, 28 April starting at 9am. General cleanup of the landscaping around the church is greatly needed. All help is welcome.

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