The Bulletin Brief for the Sunday of May 23rd, 2021, Pentecost Sunday.

May 31st, Memorial Day, 8:30 a.m. Mass will be held at Wren Cemetery. In case of rain, Mass will be held at St. Anthony.

Parish Council met on Thursday, May 13th.  Most conversations dealt with emerging from the pandemic well.  This includes these guiding thoughts: 

  • Training those involved in liturgical ministries before restarting those ministries. Lagging behind a diocesan timeline to restart ministries is acceptable if no one trained in that ministry has returned to Mass at specific times.
  • PC election will happen in June, not May. 
  • Council goals for the next year include:
    • continuing to improve communication between committees through email and the church office
    • emerging from the pandemic well.  
  • Diocesan training for parish councils (common in the 1990’s) may return in the fall with increased emphasis on evangelization. 

Parish Council elections will be happening in June.  If you want to run for Parish Council, please send your name to Amanda Welsh (parish secretary) or Ryan Richardson (parish council secretary). 

The Social Action Commission is working to coordinate a service project each month to provide opportunities for our parish to be active in the community. In honor of Memorial Day, join us on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. – noon as we partner with members from the county Pioneer Cemetery Commission to do a clean up at one of our pioneer cemeteries. This is a family-friendly project. Call Laura Hollinrake @ 641-842-5267 if you can help.

Ordination Banns

As Dale Edward Mallory, a seminarian from this parish, prepares for possible diaconate ordination this summer, the People of God are asked about his worthiness. If you are aware of any reason why this man should not be ordained, you are asked to contact:

Fr. Jacob Greiner

4105 N. Division Street

Davenport, IA, 52806

Phone: 563-391-4245

The names of those expressing concerns will not be shared with any of the candidates, though the nature of the concern may be shared with them as part of the discernment and evaluation process.

St. Anthony Parish is in need of persons interested in assisting with live-streaming the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. If you would like to help, please contact Cris Schwanebeck or Abby Glann.

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Anthony families,

Thanks to everyone who used the Mother’s Day cards to express their love to their Mom or “Mother figure” by using the Birthright Mother’s Day cards.


Marilee Richardson

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Appel and Fr. Anstey , October 4-15, 2021

Dear Friends,

It is a joy to invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Since our youth we have heard the Gospel stories about the Lord Jesus walking and teaching in Jerusalem, Capernaum, and Galilee. We will be seeing those places and much more. Our visit will give us an opportunity of walking in the footsteps of Jesus, our Blessed Mother Mary, and the very first disciples. Each day we will celebrate Mass at one of the holy places and reflect on the Gospel text appropriate to the place we visit. This pilgrimage will forever change the way you read and understand the Scriptures. We hope you will be able to join us on what promises to be a grace-filled journey to the land from where it at all started.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Paul Appel and Fr. Kevin Anstey

View itinerary and book online at:

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 and be sure to put our unique parish code, STANTHONY21, in the promo code box when you checkout.

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