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!



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.



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.




Thank You from Mater Dei Senior Service Group


Thank you for your recent contributions to our Krispy Kreme donut sale. Through your generosity we were able to assist numerous flood victims of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in rebuilding their homes. This was a most rewarding experience for our group in serving others in need and want to thank you again for making this trip possible for us and for the victims of the flood.

National March for Life

The 44th annual National March for Life is January 26 thru 28, 2017. Join thousands of others from across the nation for this huge pro-life gathering in the nation’s capital. Contact Doug Lugge for more information at 618-476-9505 or email jdlugge@gmail.com.  Registration forms and info are on the Diocese of Belleville Respect Life’s website at http://dps.diobelle.org/respectlife

New Year’s Resolutions and Your Catholic Faith

With the New Year comes new hope for a new beginning. A new beginning is a perfect time to decide to strengthen your Catholic faith life.

The New Year is here and it’s that time of year when many people make New Year’s resolutions, oftentimes only to break them soon thereafter.

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

Do you keep them?

Christmas Mass Schedule

Come celebrate the birth of Christ with us! Listed below are the masses schedules at St. Anthony’s for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We hope you can join us!

Christmas Eve – 6 pm

Christmas Day – 8 am

The choir will be singing Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve 1/2 hour before the service and on Christmas Day 15 minutes before the service.

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