PARISH NEWS

Diocesan Announcements

20 July 2020

Today’s Monday Morning Memo includes updated protocols for COVID-19 safety, updates for the Diocesan Directory, and a reminder: parish pastoral plans are due July 31!

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13 July 2020

Workshops for catechetical leadership, new job openings, youth opportunities, notices on texting and email scams and more in today’s Monday Morning Memo!

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22 June 2020

Job openings, Bishop’s prayer intention for July and his homily on racism are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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Diocesan Events

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

By Denise Barnes | February 13, 2020

August 15, 2020 | The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord

By Denise Barnes | February 13, 2020

December 25, 2020 | The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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The Solemnity of All Saints

By Denise Barnes | February 13, 2020

November 1, 2020 | The Solemnity of All Saints Day (All Saints Day) is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Parish News

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LET THERE BE A/C

By Christi | July 31, 2020

Our two new A/C units have arrived at Royal Heating & Air.  The crane company has been contacted to install the units this week.  The crane work will take one day to remove the old units and to place the new ones on the roof of the church.  It’ll take another day or so to…

RENOVATION SURVEY RESULTS – PART 2

By Christi | July 24, 2020

Thank you for your participation in our Renovation Survey. 152 people responded either on-line or on paper. Below are the updated results for Part 1 with the percentage of those in favor of changing: Tabernacle – 22% Sanctuary cross – 23% Altar/Ambo – 17% Sculpted flame – 10% Wall decoration – 36% Lattice work –…

RENOVATION SURVEY RESULTS – PART 1

By Christi | July 16, 2020

Even as we continue receiving survey forms this weekend, we can already provide partial results from the first part of our survey. The majority of respondents are not wanting interior changes to the church.Below are the percentages of respondents who favor changes to the following: Tabernacle – 21%Sanctuary cross – 24%Altar/Ambo – 16%Sculpted flame –…

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DID YOU KNOW…

By Christi | July 1, 2020

Twenty years ago when this church of St. Anthony’s was built, there was a long-term plan in the design that would allow for future expansion from a church that seats 800 to a church that seats 1200.  It may seem surprising given how large the church seems especially at weekday Masses.  Obviously, a 1200-seat church…

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Let The Children Come

By Christi | June 26, 2020

Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (NABRE) A statue has been placed in the infant section of our new cemetery.  It is on the right hand side as you enter the cemetery, and near the…

A Beautiful Addition

By Christi | June 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Jesus with the Children statue is now in place. This fitting memorial is a beautiful and comforting addition to the infant section of our cemetery. Father Vacca will be holding a small blessing ceremony soon.

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HOT, HOT, HOT

By Christi | June 12, 2020

Now that we are into summer, we will have uncomfortable times in our church until we can get two new AC units ordered and installed. We had trouble during the winter with the heating coils, but we thought the AC was going to be OK for the summer. We were wrong. We are at 50%…

Cemetery Update

By Christi | June 10, 2020

Work continues in our cemetery to make it an even more appealing and peaceful place of rest and memorialization. This past weekend, three truckloads of mulch were delivered and spread along the nature trail path. The trail was previously marked and created by Zach Riedel, who also created the entrance sign at the beginning of…