School Mass Every Wednesday at 8:30AM
The 11:30AM English, and 1PM Spanish Sunday Masses, and Daily Rosary can be viewed online
Rosary Prayed and broadcast Online every day at 5:30PM, 3PM on Sunday
Every day someone is at St. Anthony to pray the Rosary and everyone is invited to join online for this powerful and needed prayer. Pray with us. Together we can impact the world.
Eucharistic Adoration Scheduling: Contact an Adoration leader for a time: Jo Corigliano 515-419-1800, Juan A Garcia 515-419-0453, Elizabeth Zamora 515-229-7723 or Vivian Loza 515-770- 7047.
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM to 4PM, Friday 8AM to Noon. Parish Phone 515-244-4709
Baptism: Baptism is conferred by appointment on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. At least one parent
must be registered and a practicing member of the parish. Parents are requested to call the office (244-4709) to
register for the pre-baptism class and date for baptism.
Marriage: At least one of the parties must be registered and a practicing member of the parish. Please contact
the office at least 8 months prior to the proposed date of the wedding.
Funerals: Please contact a funeral home and they will notify the parish office. Social distancing protocols must be maintained.
Please Pray For
Welcome to St. Anthony Parish
Week October 1, 2023
If you are new to our faith community and are interested in becoming a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, please stop by the parish office or call 515-244-4709 or go online to StAnthonyDSM.org to fill out a “New Member” form.
Si eres nuevo en nuestra comunidad de fe y estas interesado en convertirte en miembro de la Igesia Católica de San Antonio, pase por la oficina parroquial o llame al 515-244-4709 para obtener un paquete para nuevos miembros, o ingrese en linea a StAnthonydsm.org para completer un nuevo formulario de miembro.
Fr. Chris Reising, Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The second reading this weekend is the great Christological hymn from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians. In this reading he says to have two things, the same love and the same attitude of Christ. Looking at the first one to have the same love of Christ is to love as Christ, which means that our love to be true love has no reference to self, what is done is done completely for the good of the other. It is self-sacrificial love.
This is what leads to the same attitude. This comes from the Christological hymn, which starts out simply, “Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.” This hymn is rich and deep. Jesus is in the form of God, in other words he is divine, we know him to be the Eternal Son of the Father incarnate. Look at the reference to not regarding equality with God something to be grasped. This is a clear reference back to the garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve grasped at divinity as they ate the fruit, so as to become like God. They tried taking divinity upon themselves, and in the end they fell from grace.
Unlike Adam and Eve, he humbles himself and takes on the form of a slave, he took on our human nature. Instead of aggrandizing himself, he lowered himself to save us. There is a great line in the Easter Exsultet that says, " O wonder of your humble care for us! O love, O charity beyond all telling, to ransom a slave you gave away your Son!” The Son of God humbled himself so much that he not only took on our nature, but he went to the cross for our sins. Not only did he lower himself by taking on our nature he lowered himself even further, and died on the cross. St. Paul says, “…he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross”
There is another line from the exsultet that continues from the earlier quotation, “O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!” Jesus destroys sin, and restores what was lost by that first sin. Only in light of the victory of Christ over sin and death can we say, “O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!”
In his humility God exalts him the hymn says, “God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth…” This is something for our consideration, how much do we revere the name of Jesus, and God. Do we use these holy names for blasphemous purposes? Do we encourage others not to use the name of Jesus in vain?
The hymn concludes with, “and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” This confession is to say Jesus is God, and when we proclaim the truth of who Jesus is, the Son of God incarnate he humbled himself for our salvation we praise and glorify the Father as we acknowledge his Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
For us to have the same love and the same attitude is to have humility and true charity to God and neighbor. It is as simple as praying and going to mass because we want to do want God wants us to do rather than, I go to get something out of it. Truly the more we empty ourselves in service of God and neighbor the more that we will know love, the more we will live with the attitude of Christ. We will come to know more deeply the great redeemer Jesus Christ and then we can truly proclaim him for the honor and glory of the Father.
Upcoming Parish Events
Discovering Christ - Starts September 10th - click here for more details
Save the Date - Retiro Parroquial en Espanol 13,14, y 15 Octubre
SAY 4:12 - SA Youth Group - St. Anthony Church Music Room - enter at circle drive door. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month! See Parish website for more details
Bingo Night -Bingo Night - Saturday, October 7 - Parish Hall - Doors open at 5PM, Early Bird 6PM, Bingo Starts 6:30PM - more info call Jimmy Garcia 515-777-0496
St. Vincent de Paul Hoodie Drive - October 7-15 - We are looking for new or like new sweatshirts, hoodies, and jackets to be donated at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry! Donations can be dropped off at the front and side entrances of the church Oct. 7-15.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Baskets - SVDP is giving away 50 food baskets for families who are in need for the holidays! To register, text your name to 319-804-9169 between Oct. 7 - 29th. All provided info will be kept confidential.
K of C Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, Oct. 8 7:30-1PM Lower Church
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Our Mission Statement: To make life-long disciples, baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them in all aspects of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.