Join us for some or all of our Lenten happenings at St. Anthony to grow in faith and in community this season.

Our children who are preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist had a little too much fun last Sunday “connecting the dots” (many of those dots stuck on one dad’s face) as they learned about the Passover and the Last Supper. This Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m., some of our sacramental prep kids will make their First Reconciliation at our parish communal penance service. Please join them in prayer, or much-better yet, come experience the joy of Reconciliation yourself!

We’ll continue exploring the sacraments of healing on Sunday, March 20, with an all-ages faith formation gathering called “Signs of Healing and Hope!” We’ll discover the grace God gives ill and dying people in the Anointing of the Sick. If you think this sacrament is just the “last rites” and only for those dying, think again… and come learn more. It’s from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on March 20th.

Join Deacon Tom every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony as we explore “The Mass,” a video series by Bishop Robert Barron. Each 25-minute video helps us discover how to fully, actively, and consciously participate in the Mass. This week (March 15), we’ll discuss Part Two: Called Out of the World.” We’ll gather each week from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church. Join us whenever you can!

We’ll offer additional scripture study groups during Lent online, in-person, and hybrid. Contact Pat at or 641-230-1036 and let him know the times, days and format that works for you.

Holy Hour of Adoration will be available each Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 p.m.

St. Anthony’s youth ministry had a fun time last Sunday, including a fun marshmallow toss game. Our youth are planning a Lenten food drive to benefit Hands Food Pantry. Watch for more details in next week’s bulletin!

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at HyVee Fridays of Lent. March 4-April 15, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Options include Fried or Baked Fish Dinner $10, or Shrimp Dinner $10. Dinners come with choice of two sides. Call Jim Brees for carry outs or delivery

Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday during Lent at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony. Everyone is welcome!

PERSEVERANCE TO SUCCEED Raúl and Lilian, who we met in last week’s Rice Bowl video, have faced many challenges while trying to provide for their family and pursue their dreams in Guatemala. With support from Catholic Relief Services, they have been able to overcome these obstacles and grow their business while helping their community along the way. In what ways are you being challenged to serve others this Lent? Visit to learn more, and if you need a Rice Bowl, please take one from the display in the church gathering space.

Each year our parish distributes funds through a grant process to support local charities. Charities that have received grants in the past include Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Helping Hands, Birthright, Impact Community Action, Crisis Intervention Services, Habitat for Humanity, Freedom for Youth, The Well, and HELP.

If you know of other charities which serve residents of Marion County that should be considered for this year’s funds, please contact Laura Hollinrake at or 641-842-5267 by March 16. Please include the organization’s mailing address, phone, and name of a contact person.

The Davenport Diocese will hold their Chrism Mass Monday, April 11 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport from 2-3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Daily Mass is held at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at St. Anthony. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday Vigil Mass is at 6 p.m.

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