St. Anthony Catholic Church
Davenport, Iowa
Weekly Email Newsletter
Salvator Mundi 
by John Cooper
St. Anthony's received a beautiful piece of religious artwork last week (see pictures above) from parishioner Jon Grate. This famous wooden carving is called the Salvator Mundi. Salvator Mundi , Latin for “Saviour of the World,” is the name applied to a type of image of Christ which was particularly favored in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. This particular Salvator Mundi is an eighteenth century (1700s) wood carving. (It has been restored).

Jon Grate is a collector of religious art. Due to health challenges, Jon is unable to join us for Mass. Dianna Paustian and Sam Lazio take communion to him. We are very blessed that Jon has shared this part of his collection with our parish. The piece is prominently displayed in a glass cabinet in the Parish Center gathering space. We encourage you to check it out.

Our Bells are Back to Ringing - Thanks to Butch Bos
Since the 1970's Butch Bos has been taking care of St. Anthony's sound system and carillon bells. In fact, he's been taking care of audio needs of churches in the Quad Cities for many years. People in the know about this type of work will tell you very quickly, "Call Butch." His focus is more on satisfying customers than making money.

Over the last year or so, Butch has had several personal setbacks. His home burned to the ground and he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He says that he would appreciate any prayers for his continued recovery. Thank you, Butch!

As you can see in the pictures above, Butch was here this week getting our carillon bells ringing. We're now programmed to strike on the hour, before Masses, three times a day for the Angelius, and four times a day for songs. If you have any special song requests (no Elvis), let us know!
You Need Our Ministries and Our Ministries Need You!

That's right. The more you feel like you belong in our parish, the more you will believe. The best way to feel like you belong is through involvement.

The ministry involvement card pictured here has been in the plastic pew holders. After all the Masses on this weekend, we will have a ministry fair in the Parish Center that will allow you to learn about various ministries. PLEASE stop by to learn more.

And...if you are already pretty involved, stop by to share with others the blessings you have received from participation in various ministries at St. Anthony's.


Tuesdays March 12, 19, 26 and April 2
6 p.m. Soup and Sandwich Supper
6:30 p.m. Video and Discussion

Regional Meeting Feb. 23 at
St. Anthony's
You're invited to attend a regional meeting for Vision 20/20 for the Diocese on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Anthony Parish Center. Members of St. Alphonsus and St. Mary parishes will be joining us.
McAnthony Window Needs...

With the long, hard winter we are having, McAnthony Window has a need for the following...

  • Men's winter coats
  • Gloves and hats
  • Men's socks and shoes
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Book bags
  • Canned food (pull off tops)

Please bring donated items Parish Center during weekend Masses and to the John Cooper's office through the week.
Humor from the Pews

The church was badly in need of a coat of paint.  So the pastor decided he'd do the job himself. But all he had was one bucket of paint. So he got a bunch of buckets and some water, and he thinned the paint enough to cover the entire church. Then he spent all day painting. That night it rained—very hard—and washed all the paint off. The pastor was quite discouraged and asked God, 'Why...why God, did you let it rain and wash off all my hard work?'
   To which God thundered his reply, 'Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!'