St. Anthony Catholic Church
Davenport, Iowa
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Mass of Remembrance TONIGHT

The Mass is the "source and summit" of our prayer life as Catholics. We come together at the Mass as the Communion of Saints with the all the living and dead. On Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m., you have a special opportunity to unite in prayer with your deceased loved ones as we celebrate a "Mass of Remembrance." Those who have died in the past year will have a candle lit in their memory. All of us will pray in a special way for those who have gone on before us. Don't miss this opportunity!

A Taste of Catholicism in Different Cultures
On Sunday evening November 19 our high school youth group experienced "A Taste of Catholicism in different cultures. Parishioners shared dishes from cultures including Vietnam, Nigeria, India, Italy, Portugal, and Mexico. After dinner those who brought dishes shared stories and insights into Catholicism from their culture. Many thanks to the following who shared cultures with our students: Johny Augustine (India), Sam Lazio (Italy), Sisters Noung and Huyen (Vietnam), Fr. Apo (Congo), Julienne (Cameroon), Tina Bousselot (Portugal), John Cooper (Nigeria), Sherry Gahagan (Mexico), Vickie Belman (Mexico), and Val Ruiz (Mexico).
St. Anthony's Bread Patrol
A year and a half ago, four of our parishioners responded to a call for help in picking up bread at the Hy-vee on Devils Glenn Road for McAnthony Window. Pictured above, one of the volunteers Howard Berchtold suggested we call this group the "Bread Patrol." Howard even created a "Bread Patrol" stick on sign for his car. He and the other three volunteers Dennis Xuereb, Carolyn Judge, and Mindy Keller have done a great job of picking up car loads of bread and other pastries each Sunday morning and delivering them to the Parish Center. What we don't use at McAnthony Window is transported by Jackie Peters or Sam Lazio to the Community Food Bank on Vine street. For the next several months, we could use another person for the Bread Patrol. If you could take a Sunday around 8:30 a.m. each month, please email John Cooper.
Advent Concert is December 9
Also Featuring the Congolese Choir from Iowa City!

St. Anthony’s adult and children’s choir, along with our string ensemble, and ukulele group, are excited to announce that it is that time of year again for our annual Advent Concert! It is such a spiritual time as we enter the Advent season and our time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ into the World! We hope to see everyone on December 9th at 3:00 p.m., to enjoy the beautiful songs of the season. Admission is free to all and we would enjoy your company after the concert to enjoy treats, refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome!
Shelving Installed for McAnthony Window Annex
We are primarily a meal site, but the inside seating in the Annex has allowed us to take on different donated items like clothing. This has truly been a make it up as we go ministry. Thanks to this new shelving we no longer have to hang clothes on the garage door track!
We also try to supply helpful information for our McAnthony Window patrons. The slotted shelving that was hung will help us get that information out to those in need.
Mike Kent, who volunteers in the "ministry of presence" part of the McAnthony Window Annex, installed the shelving with his friend Terry.
Collection Counters Pray for Those who Support St. Anthony's Through the Gift of Their Treasure
Before the St. Anthony Collection Counters get started in their ministry of stewardship, they pause to pray for all those who have given from their treasure to support our parish mission. Pictured above is our loyal group of counters Sam Lazio, Kathy Quinn, Carl Kiefer, Judy Voss, and Sheila Garlisch. Not pictured are Tina Wagschal, Jackie Peters, and Jean Berchtold.
Friday evening Adoration and Divine Mercy Chaplet for December has been moved to December 14 (7 p.m.) in order that we can celebrate Mass on December 7 for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 6 p.m. Please join us!

Click this Video for Ways to Best Enter into the Season of Adven t
At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto , they have weekly husband's marriage seminars.
At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, "Wella, I'va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!"
The priest responded, "Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?" Giuseppe proudly replied, " I gonna go pick her up."