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 center.  This week includes the feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicity.

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!

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

Diocesan Lenten Retreat: Praying the Psalms on the Way of the Cross: Virtually gather with parishioners from across the diocese on Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to meditate on the Stations of the Cross in a different way. You are invited to virtually gather and 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. No camera or microphone needed! Register online by March 8 for early-bird pricing of $20! Visit our website or contact Rosina Hendrickson, 563-888-4244 for more information.

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.

SUSTAINABILITY IN EL SALVADOR: Drought has become a big problem across El Salvador,
making it difficult for farmers to produce enough crops to support their families. But new
farming techniques—and a new generation of young farmers—are making a difference.
What would you do if your livelihood was threatened? How can you support young people
in your community and around the world? Visit crsricebowl.org to watch the Hola, El
Salvador! video to learn more.
Make a donation to your Rice Bowl this week to help Catholic Relief Services provide education and support to farmers as they learn how to deal with environmental changes.

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 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

Shop at Ave Maria Press, a non-profit Catholic book publisher, from March 1 – May 31 and St. Anthony will receive 30% of the proceeds from your order plus you’ll get free shipping! Ave Maria Press publishes a wide range of books on spirituality for women and men, moms and dads, youth and young adults, and all those seeking to grow in their faith. Order gifts for Easter, Mother’s or Father’s Day, birthdays or graduations, or stock up on books for your Easter, or summer reading.  Order at avemariapress.com and be sure to put our unique parish code, STANTHONY21, in the promo code box when you checkout.

To read this week’s bulletin, click here!

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