Meet our new Director of Religious Education (DRE) at St. Anthony, ALLYSON RYAN HABERMAN! A bit more about her: Hi! I’m Allyson Ryan Haberman. I was raised Catholic in Melrose. I grew up attending St. Pat's in Melrose, St. Pat's in Georgetown and St. Mary's in Albia. I started helping with CCD in Albia when … Continue reading Meet our new Director of Religious Education!
St. Anthony Faith Formation will host a brunch after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, September 18th. We will serve pancakes, sausage, egg casseroles, fruit, and drinks. We plan to gather in the hall after Mass, have a short prayer, and then begin serving. We'll discuss what to expect this Faith Formation year with parents and … Continue reading Faith Formation Kick-Off Brunch
Looking back over this year in faith formation, two highlights stick out regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation. When we explored this often misunderstood sacrament during an all-ages event during Advent, it was the same day we heard the gospel of the Visitation, when Mary visits her older cousin. Elizabeth’s baby, John the Baptist, leaps in … Continue reading Faith Formation: The Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Anthony’s next Youth Ministry session will be held on April 24 at 7 p.m. All middle and high school youth are welcome to join in the fun! Our next all-ages Faith Formation session is May 1 at 9 a.m. We will focus on the sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders at our final session. … Continue reading Youth Ministry & Faith Formation Gatherings
The parish Faith Formation gathering planned for this Sunday, April 10th, has been postponed until May 1, when we'll explore Marriage and Holy Orders. Please plan on joining us then!
Get a clue! St. Anthony's youth sleuths pondered the competition last Sunday during a cutthroat game of "Sherlock." We also enjoyed a cookie race and charades. Our next youth ministry gathering is Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. It's open to all middle school and high school youth! Bowling! Mark your calendars for a deanery bowling event … Continue reading Faith Formation & Youth Group News
Families of youth in grades 9 to 10 and children in grade 2 are invited for sacramental preparation. Faith formation for all sacraments will begin in January. Parents, if you have not yet been reached, please contact Pat Finan. Confirmation will be celebrated with Bishop Zinkula at Sacred Heart on May 18. First Reconciliation will … Continue reading Sacramental Prep Update
Thank God for the Eucharist! Our first all-parish monthly faith formation event offers something for everyone! It's from 9 to 10:15 a.m. next Sunday, Nov. 21, in our parish hall. This is learning for learners of all ages and will touch all of your senses. You'll smell and taste fresh-baked bread! You'll hear (and sing, … Continue reading St. Anthony Faith Formation Update
Thank God for the Eucharist! Our first parish faith formation gathering will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the parish hall. We'll share a smorgasbord of fun and interactive learning activities that will help us connect the sacrament of Eucharist to another big feast! Just like Thanksgiving, this celebration … Continue reading Thank God for the Eucharist!
What's a catechist? It's a $3 word for someone who shares their faith. That's simpler than you'd imagine and it's never been more important! Catechists are needed in many parts of our parish program, including leading learning stations at monthly gatherings, facilitating adult groups, and mentoring youth for sacramental prep. Hospitality helpers (bakers, decorators, and more) also … Continue reading Volunteers Needed!