Big thank you to Janette, Florence, Gerri, Betsy, Janette and all the volunteers who helped make the Rummage Sale a great success!
The St. Anthony charity for November 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.
The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week (NVAW), November 5-11, 2017. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the United States to actively foster and pray for a culture of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life.
NVAW, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, is designed to help promote vocation awareness and to encourage young people to ask the question: “To what vocation in life is God calling me?” Parish and school communities across the nation are encouraged to include, during the first full week in November, prayer and special activities that focus on vocation awareness.
Observance of Vocation Awareness Week began in 1976 when the U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for the celebration. It was later moved to Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January. The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations moved the observance of National Vocation Awareness Week to November to engage Catholic schools and colleges more effectively in this effort.
St. Anthony’s Whole Hog Breakfast will be held on Sunday, 12 Nov. from 8 am to noon at St. Anthony Parish Center. Come join us for a delicious meal!
St. Anthony’s Parishioners – The attached link is the workers list for the sausage breakfast. Your help is greatly needed!
Become a part of 20,000 groups praying the Rosary throughout America on October 14th at noon. We ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. We plan to pray the rosary on Sunday, 14 Oct at 12 pm around the Blessed Mother statue in the north parking lot, weather permitting. If raining we will pray in church.
The October charity is Pro-Life. Shower items will be collected for the Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Your kindness is greatly appreciated by these families in need.
Katie Robben spoke at mass about her work with the Holy Cross in Uganda, Africa. If you would to learn more about their ministry and Katie’s spiritual journey you can visit her blog at the link below:
If you feel called to give a monetary gift to their ministry, please make checks payable to Holy Cross Missions Center. Please remember to write Katie Robben Uganda on the memo line so the mission center knows exactly where the money should go. Please send the check to P.O. Box 341 in Breese. They are a certified 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax deductible. The center will then transfer the money to Katie’s Ugandan account. Please remember to keep Katie, Holy Cross and their ministry in your prayers.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this years picnic a huge success! We were blessed with a beautiful evening. The net proceeds were $38,190.05 which is a record high.
Many Catholic parishes but fewer Catholic priests. Into My Vineyard will help train dedicated lay men and women to assist the Pastor of their parish. Participants will meet once a month, on Saturdays (in Belleville, Marion, or Mt. Vernon). It is a 2-year program to train well-qualified servant-leaders for ministry in our parishes throughout our Diocese. For more information click on the attached link.
Thank you for joining us for the Parish Appreciation dinner. The warm conversations, smiling faces, tasty food made for beautiful evening. Thanks to the committee and others who helped that evening. Until next time, please remember “you are appreciated”!