Faith formation programs will begin in November at St. Anthony’s! We’ll offer monthly gatherings for learners of all ages, along with youth ministry, sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation), adult formation groups and more. Please watch the bulletin, parish website, and social media for details.
Pat Finan will guide our efforts this year, and he’s eager to mentor a parishioner into a future leadership role. Pat has been a catechist (faith teacher) for most of his life, including 24 years at St. Anthony’s. He served as a parish faith formation and youth ministry leader in Florida and as coordinator of faith formation and youth ministry for the Diocese of Davenport.
Pat can relate to folks who might respond to God’s call with a healthy “Who, me?!” He’s a big believer in the old saying that “God doesn’t call the equipped. God equips the called.”
If you’re interested in paid on-the-job training this year to grow into a leadership role, don’t hesitate to call Pat at 641-230-1036 with any questions. He’s eager to share his know-how, along with plenty of duties – great and small! If you’re ready to apply to earn while you learn, please submit your résumé, along with a cover letter and references, to the parish office as soon as possible.