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.

Rummage & Bake Sale

You can start bringing your items for the rummage sale on Sunday, 29 Apr (12 to 4pm), Monday, 30 Apr and Tuesday, 1 May (7 am to 8 pm).  Please no tube TV’s, exercise equipment, car seats or encyclopedias. The sale dates May 3,4 & 5. More information later.  Please bring all rummage sale items to the gym.  Bake sale items can be brought on Thursday and Friday morning after 8 am.

If you do not see your name on the workers list, don’t hesitate to come at another time; we need all your help! Someone will be at the parish center on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 am to 9 pm.  We will also need help in setting up tables in the gym after mass on Sunday, 22 April.

CRS Rice Bowl

St. Anthony Rice Bowls should be turned in during Holy Week. Please eliminate your change and turn in currency
or check made payable to your parish in an envelope marked “Rice Bowl’. Thanks for your support!.

CRS Rice Bowl helps us encounter Lent. Join our faith community and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter.  During 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor. Please pick up your Rice Bowl at the entrance to church.  For more information go to link below.

Best Lent Ever!

Join Dynamic Catholic for “Best Lent Ever”. We all know things make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that and Dynamic Catholic invites you to do something different.

Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a free video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness and what you do about it. Click on the link below to sign up for your best Lent ever.

Rediscover Catholicism Book Program

We had a overwhelming turnout for our first session on the Rediscover Catholicism book program with over 25 people in attendance.  I have attached the link to the video, Rediscover the Genius of Catholicism that was shown at the opening of our group session in case would like to re-watch or share with others.

The second session will be held on Friday, 23 Feb following the Stations of the Cross in the parish center.  All are welcome to join us.  We have more books along with the discussion topic questions available that are sitting on the table at the back of church.  Just help yourself.  For the second session you are asked to read pages 67 to 124.

I will be posting updates and other information throughout the next 6 weeks so please be sure to check our website frequently.  We looking forward to seeing everyone!


Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.



Messenger Subscription/Renewal Weekend

Messenger SubscriptionlRenewal Weekend is February 3 & 4, 2018. Please stay connected” through a subscription to The Messenger. Please make your check payable to The Messenger and place in the special envelope in your contribution envelope packet/box. Subscription cost: Print $25, Electronic $25, Both $30.

You can also use the link to subscribe on-line to the paper or electronic copy.


Cosgrove’s Kitchen

Aluminum pans will be distributed for the Cosgrove’s Kitchen Casseroles on Jan 13 & 14, 2018. Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen located in East St. Louis was established more than 30 years ago and has been 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.

You will receive a variety of recipes to choose from and will be available with the pans. Prepare and freeze your casserole in the 9×13 aluminum pan. The frozen casseroles will be returned to church the weekend of Jan. 27 & 28. Thank you for your support!

See link below for more information on Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen.

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