Lent is drawing closer to its Easter culmination, but it’s not too late to partake in the 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 a big feast for Our Lady, the Feast of the Annunciation!

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Monday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. Due to Covid-19 only a small number of priests will be attending and is closed to the public.  Parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate by attending livestream at https://tinyurl.com/58dc8npe.  A worship aid may be found at https://www.davenportdiocese.org/liturgy-events.

The Chrism Mass is an annual liturgy in which the priests renew their commitment to priestly service and the Bishop consecrates/blesses the sacred oils used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders. 

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! 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 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.

COMMUNITY IN MADAGASCAR. Poor nutrition can lead to devastating long-term consequences for individuals, communities and entire countries. That’s why communities must work together to ensure that all children have access to better food
and nutrition. New planting and cooking techniques are helping many communities in
Madagascar improve the health and wellbeing of their children. How does your community work together for the good of others? Visit crsricebowl.org to read Aimee’s story and learn more. Make a donation to your Rice Bowl this week to help Catholic Relief Services provide
nutrition education and support programs.

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