Lent begins on Ash Wednesday…next week! Are you ready? Have you considered how you’ll pray, fast, and give alms? We have ideas on how to live your best Lent this year with many resources in our Lenten center. Check it out!

Stations of the Cross will be held in the church at 6:30 p.m. every Monday evening and Adoration will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. throughout the Lenten season. Masks and social distancing guidelines will still be held in place. Please join us!

Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours: This webinar series will be offered four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2-23, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
This is for rural residents and those who associate with them. This series is a discussion starter and healthy mindset promoter for dealing with rural behavioral and brain health, communication skills, and relationship enrichment for
self, marriage and families. Sponsored by the ISU Extension. The sessions are as follows:

  • March 2 – Farm Stress Resiliency and Grief
  • March 9 – Personality Keys When “Married” to Farm Stress
  • March 16 – Dealing with the Stresses of Men, Women and Children
  • March 23 – Brain and Behavioral Health “Hacks” to Mitigate Distress
  • Registration link: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/stress. Questions can be directed to Larry Tranel, 563-583-6496

This week’s Ordinary Time Liturgical Living feasts and celebrations include St. Valentine. Be sure to visit https://knoxvillestanthony.com/6th-week-in-ordinary-time/ for ways to observe and celebrate this week!

The St. Anthony Knights of Columbus are having their annual Lenten Friday Fish Suppers this year, each Friday during Lent (February 19-March 26). Meals will be carry-out only, from 5-6:30 p.m. You call in ((641)842-6249 OR (641)218-4788), place your order, and they’ll deliver it out to your vehicle in the parking lot. Our St. Anthony KC’s are proud followers of the CDC and Diocese of
Davenport’s social distancing and cleanliness guidelines.

The choices this year are:

  • Fried or Baked Cod Dinner, $8
  • Shrimp Dinner, $10
  • Sides: Baked potato with butter & sour cream; green beans; coleslaw; rolls
  • Children under 12, $5

A SAME AND DIFFERENT ASH WEDNESDAY IN 2021. We have had a year filled with different ways of living and praying. There are fewer people in church. No water in the front. No singing. Communion only in the hand. No coffee and doughnuts on the way home. Yet we still pray. Instead of giving ashes as a cross on the forehead – less safe in this COVID time – we can still receive them by sprinkling on the top of the head (permitted by our ritual rules, and the common practice in other parts of the world). While we will look a little cleaner, we will still bear ashes home to begin our Lenten practices. We can still repent, and believe in the Gospel. Come to Ash Wednesday, 17 February at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Keep up to date on what committees are currently meeting and what they’ve been up to by checking out their minutes, available in our online storage box here. Currently available are January (and some February) minutes from Liturgy, Revitalize, Finance Council, Social Action, Parish Council, and Faith Formation.

To read this week’s bulletin, click here.

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