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

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 22), we’ll discuss “Part Three: God Speaks Our Story.” We’ll gather each week from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church. Join us whenever you can!

Pray and fast for an end to the war in Ukraine

The Holy Father has called for prayer and fasting to end the war in Ukraine. In times of trouble, we call on the tender mercy of God, to guide our feet to the way of peace (Luke 1:78-79). May our prayers, joined with those of people around the world, inspire leaders of nations to resolve conflicts through diplomatic means, assist our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are facing devastation and fear, and prompt those waging war to cease their aggression and restore peace.

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Bishop Thomas Zinkula +

Our middle school and high school youth will meet at 7 p.m. next Sunday, March 27, in the church gathering space.

The deanery bowling event has been postponed to a later date.

We’ll offer additional scripture study groups during Lent online, in-person, and hybrid. Contact Pat at knoxvillestanthonydre@diodav.org 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.

YOUTH MINISTRY FOOD DRIVE
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
641-218-4788.

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

OVERCOMING DISASTER

In Bangladesh, cyclones and other natural disasters are increasing, destroying farms, homes and more, making it difficult for people like Noornobi to earn a living and support their families. But Noornobi has learned new techniques to protect his land and income, enabling his niece and nephew to go to school. How can you care for creation to help the planet and our global family? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

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 laurahollinrake5@gmail.com 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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