Katie Robben – Let Us Move Mountains

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.


Parish Picnic Photos


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.







Into My Vineyard

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.

Into My Vineyard

2nd Annual Parish Appreciation Dinner

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”!





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!



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