St. Anthony Catholic Church

  Mass Schedule
Horarios de Misas


7:00 am English

8:30am School Mass

Tuesday & Thursday/Martes & Jueves
6:00pm Español

8:30am & 4:00pm—Vigil

7:00am English
8:30am Español
10:00am English
11:30am English
1:00pm Español

The 11:30AM English, and 1PM Spanish Mass can be viewed online

View Online Masses and Services Here

Rosary Prayed Online every day at 5:30PM, 3PM on Sunday 

 Eucharistic Adoration: In the Adoration Chapel beginning at 9:15AM with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8PM every Monday through Friday.  Please pray for God’s mercy and healing. Pray for protection and for those that are ill.  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.

Rosary: Daily 5:30PM English, Faithfully everyday someone is at St. Anthony to pray the Rosary at 5:30pm and everyone is invited to join online for this powerful and needed prayer. Pray with us. Together we can impact the world.

Reconciliation: Confessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday 5-6PM, Saturday 9AM, or by appointment.  

Funerals: Please contact a funeral home and they will notify the parish office.  Social distancing protocols must be maintained.

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.
Funeral: Please contact a funeral home and they will notify the parish office.



Please Pray For

Faithful Departed

Guerrero Alvarado
Domitila Caballero
Marcelino Colin
Antonio Enamorado
Gerardo Enamorado
Maria Del S. Enamorado
Tomasa Enamorado
Anel Espinosa Martinez
Francisco Javier Flores
Victor Flores
Abelisaria Garcia
Elena Garcia
Tomas Garcia
Pilar Hernandez
Armando Martinez
Juan Martinez
Guadalupe Ortiz
Flora Payan
Maria Trinidad Vasquez
James Andrew
Antonio Casillas
Samuel Cataldo
Cienna Daniels
Sandra Heitman Gale
Shela Heitman
Sheely Heitman
Beatriz Martinez Ortiz
Serafin Martinez Ortiz
Maria Ortiz Fernandez
Anthony Peterson
Manuel Saenz
Sofia Saenz
Pete Tursi
Desi Woods Jr.


Welcome to St. Anthony Parish

Week of December 4th, 2022
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 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 para completer un nuevo formulario de miembro.

Fr. Chris Reising, Pastor
Fr. Rodrigo Mayorga, Parochial Vicar 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the Gospel, John the Baptist is preparing the people for the coming of Christ, he is
close at hand. The way to prepare for the coming of Christ, repent. It is to repent of
wrongdoing, repent of not doing the good, repent of not doing the will of God. Repentance is a highway to God. At the end John says something about the one coming after him, “…the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” And so, there was an expectation for a certain Messiah who would do certain things. Think what it means when he says someone will baptize with the Holy Spirit.

The first reading also speaks to who the expected Messiah would be. He would be in the line of David and a king like David. Isaiah says, “a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse.” Interestingly enough, the town of Nazareth the name means a shoot or a twig. The town was formed by descendants of David who were expecting the Messiah. The Messiah would be the New Adam. In this same reading, there is the imagery of the
original goodness of the Garden of Eden. The Messiah was also expected to be a new Moses leading a new Exodus. This is found in the same passage in the bible if the next few verses are read which reference the Exodus where God dries up the sea so that it may be crossed in sandals. There was a longing for the Messiah, who would be a real person who would do particular things.

St Paul shows how Christ is the person they were longing for; he is the long-awaited Messiah. He says in Romans, “For I say that Christ became a minister of the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, to confirm the promises to the patriarchs, but so that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.” Christ confirms the promises of the patriarchs. The prophecies that were made to prepare the people for his coming. These prophecies were not just about the Messiah, even the Eucharist if foreshadowed in the Old Testament.

Think about just the three images of Messiah in the first reading, New Adam, King, and New Moses. As the New Adam, he lives in perfect union with God the Father and completely obedient to the will of the Father, unlike the first Adam who sinned by disobeying God’s command. Jesus, the Son of God incarnate, lives perfectly our human life, and does what Adam failed to do. King, he is God, he is the King of the universe. He is king of all creation. Ironically this truth is proclaimed in jest as he is dying on the cross. As New Moses, he goes up the mountain to give the beatitudes, the new law, Moses went up the mountain to receive the ten commandments. Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt, Jesus frees us from Slavery to sin and death, through the Exodus he accomplished on the cross. Moses fed the people with Manna from heaven. Jesus on multiple occasions multiplied bread and fish to feed the people. Remember also the people in John 6, said plain out that Moses gave the people manna and Jesus responds saying that he is the bread come down from heaven, and then the conversation moves to him going beyond manna to his own flesh and blood given for the world, and then he if you do not eat his flesh and drink his blood you do not have life within you. The manna itself also prefigures the Eucharist as it was daily bread come down from heaven, and the Eucharist is daily bread come down from heaven, the very body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus.

There is also the priest king of Salem who is a foreshadowing of Jesus as he offers a sacrifice of bread and wine, and he is also priest and king like Jesus. These are but a few of the prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. He fulfills them all so that we may know that he is the long-expected Messiah. He is the Son of God incarnate coming to our rescue, freeing us from sin and death and leading us into freedom as the sons and daughters of God.

Fr. Chris

Upcoming Parish Events 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Día de la Inmaculada Concepción (Día Santo de Obligación)
Mass Times/Horarios de Misa:  
Vigil/Vigilia Dec 7
Dec 8
7am & 7:30pm—English  

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 3rd through 11th - click here for more details

Knights of Columbus Christmas Dinner - Dec. 10th 5:30PM - 7:30PM - On Saturday Dec 10th in the parish hall the Knights and Altar and rosary will hold our annual Christmas Dinner beginning at 5pm with dinner at 6pm. This year we will also have BINGO after dinner! The knights will provide the turkey and ham, asking everyone bring a side dish or dessert. Families including children are welcome.

Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 11th and 12th - click here for more details.

St. Anthony Christmas Concert - December 15, 6:30PM Parish Hall

Las Posadas - December 15th through 23rd - click here for more details 

Knights of Columbus New Year's Eve Gala - 5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner - Dancing and Silent Auction - click here for details

SAY 4:12 - SA Youth Group - St. Anthony Church Music Room - enter at circle drive door. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month! click here for more details

Bingo Night - Join us for a family fun night of Bingo every first Friday of the month! Concessions available for purchase. Prizes available. All proceeds go to St. Anthony School. Questions contact: Harry 515.777.6582

Download Our Parish Mobile App Today!

Just snap a photo of the QR code to the left on your mobile device, and it will take you to the appropriate MyParish mobile app download for your particular phone - once the app is downloaded, it will automatically take you to the St. Anthony specific app.!

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.