St. Anthony Church Picnic

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

Saturday, June 24th

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

The annual Parish Picnic is a memorable occasion where families relax and post enjoy an running 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


Basket Stand

You may drop off basket stand items, cash, or completed baskets now for our summer picnic on Saturday, 24 June.  Need a basket? Some baskets may be found in the back of church if needed.  If you have any questions please contact Rosie Kapp.

Penny Raffle

We are accepting items you would like to donate to the Penny Raffle for the church picnic. Items can be given to Linda Fowler (973-2777), Deb Keilbach (526-2452), or Geri Pollmann (267-2316). If you rather make a cash donation to be put toward prizes that will be purchased, please drop off your donation in the Sunday collection in an envelope marked “Penny Raffle”. Thank you.

Quilts Needed for St. Anthony’s Summer Picnic

The picnic committee needs quilts for the annual Quilt Bingo held at the St. Anthony Summer Picnic on Saturday, 24 June. Our preference would be homemade quilts but will accept machine-quilted quilts as well. If you have a quilt that you would like to donate either contact Dolores Huelsmann at 594-2849 or Florence Pingsterhaus at 526-4466. We appreciate any support!


Easter Egg Hunt Photos

Many thanks to the high school students and the Easter Bunny who have graciously volunteered their time to assist with the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Once again a great success and fun time was enjoyed by all of the kids!



Church Grounds Cleanup Day

We need volunteers to help cleanup the church grounds on Saturday, 22 April starting at 9am. The shed behind the rectory needs cleaned out and general cleanup of the landscaping around the church. All help is welcome.

Best Lent Ever!

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Photos of Ladies Sodality Painting Party

The Ladies Sodality held a Painting Party on Sunday, 5 March. Everyone had a good time spending the afternoon together.  Below are photos with their artistic talents displayed.



Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School

A reminder that we are taking up a collection for the support of Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School.  Envelopes are in the pews if you wish to write a check (made out to your parish, we will be sending one check to them) or place cash in the basket during offertory.

Please consider donating to this worth cause.  Below is the link to Sr. Thea Bowman’s website where you can find out more about the history and their mission to inspire, prepare, and empower kindergarten through grade 8 students in East St. Louis and surrounding communities.


Thank you! Cosgrove’s Kitchen Casseroles

Thank you to all who donated to our Cosgrove’s Kitchen casserole drive. A total of 43 casseroles, 10 lbs. of baked chicken, 2 lbs. browned ground beef, 1 gallon soup, 1 gallon pork and beans, 1pkg. hotdogs, 6 pkgs. cookies and $20 cash. Pat Hogrebe, Cosgrove’s Kitchen coordinator, was very grateful for your generosity.




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