Lent brings with it so many opportunities to enrich our spiritual lives and enhance our faith in our home. We have many ideas on how to live your best Lent this year with resources in our Lenten centerThis week features the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter-it’s a fun one!

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

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!

HUNGER IN OUR WORLD: Jesus told us that whatever we did for one of these least brothers of his we did for him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger, a reality for millions of our sisters and brothers. What will you do to support the hungry in our community and around the world? Visit crsricebowl.org to watch the We Can Do Our Part video to learn more. Make a donation to your Rice Bowl this week to help fight hunger around the world and in our diocese.

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 minutes from Liturgy, Revitalize, Finance Council, Social Action, Parish Council, and Faith Formation.

Letter from Helping Hands:

Hi to everyone with the St. Anthony Catholic Church! Thank you so very much for the continuous support. We will be able to buy 7150 pounds of food at the Food Bank of Iowa. We buy our food at the rate of 14 cents per pound. Helping Hands is a one-of-a-kind social action operation. We operate with volunteers only. The time is right for more hands from St. Anthony’s Church to come and help Pat, Laura, and Barb. The foundation of the Catholic Church is to help those in need. If you decide to help, we are open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A little of your time will make a difference. May God, the source of all hope, fill everyone with peace and joy. Believe enough to see it. Be brave enough to be it. Love and forgive, Chuck Galeazzi.

Diocesan Lenten Retreat: Praying the Psalms on the Way of the Cross: This Lent, you’re invited to participate in a diocesan-sponsored virtual retreat to reflect on Jesus’ Way of the Cross by using the same prayers he used in his life: the Book of Psalms. Participants will draw from their own spiritual journeys to actively consider the role of the Cross and the implications it has for living out a life of discipleship in our complex, modern world. This virtual retreat is perfect for the busy individual who would still like to treat themselves to some spiritual nourishment.

Register online by March 8 for early-bird pricing of $20!

Retreat details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Time: 10AM – 12PM
  • Location: Online from your own home
  • Technology Needed: Computer, tablet or smartphone (no microphone or webcam required)
  • Cost:
    • $20 (Registrations received by March 7, 2021)
    • $25 (Registrations received March 8 – March 24, 2021)
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
  • For more information and to register, visit our website or contact Rosina Hendrickson, 563-888-4244 for more information.

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

To read this week’s bulletin for the parishes of St. Anthony and Sacred Heart, click here.

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