St. Anthony Catholic Church

Monday - Saturday 8:30am English
Tuesday & Thurs. 7:00pm Spanish
Daily Masses can also be viewed online


Sat. Vigil Mass: 4:00pm
Sunday Mass Times:
8:00am English Church
8:00am Spanish Parish Hall 
1:00pm Spanish

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

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

View Online Masses and Services Here

 Eucharistic Adoration: In the Adoration Chapel beginning at 9:15AM - 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 9AM Saturday Mornings (English), or by appointment and Spanish - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 to 6:55PM, and Sundays 12:30 to 12:55PM.  

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.



INGITE Campaign

St. Anthony will soon participate in the IGNITE Campaign. The focus of the campaign will be to improve access to Catholic education, increase funds for seminarian education and priest retirement, and to invest in all our parishes. This milestone fundraising effort is the result of many months of prayer and preparation. All 80 churches in our Diocese will take part. It is designed to benefit all Catholics in Southwest Iowa. Our parish is participating this spring, and preparations are beginning this winter. We need many volunteers to assist our parish for this campaign to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering and helping, please contact Mark Paris in the parish office for additional details.

Please Pray For:

Monsignor Chiodo
Eugene M. Becker
Rochelle Carson Hoopes
John Jordan
David Wilkinson
Rose Pigneri
Carol Tiernan Williams

Welcome to St. Anthony Parish

Week of August 14, 2022
Fr. Chris Reising, Pastor
Fr. Rodrigo Mayorga, Parochial Vicar 
How often do you think of Jesus as a divider? Many times, we think of him as the Good
Shephard laying down his life for his sheep and gathering his sheep together. It is exceedingly rare that we think of him as the great divider. However, listen to what he
says in the gospel, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I
tell you, but rather division.” What is this about?

The short answer is this if we truly follow Jesus there will be opposition. To follow Jesus is to live a life of holiness that is counter cultural. Look at the second reading from the letter to the Hebrews. It is the part of the letter that is encouraging us and the early Christians to persevere in the faith just as Christ persevered in his mission to save us from sin and death by dying on the cross. The letter is clear, “let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us...”

To live a sinless life is at the heart of what it is to be a Christian, and it is not easy, and it is the source of much division. This is where Christ bring both peace and division if you look at it carefully. For the believer there is peace in knowing and loving Jesus and following him in our daily life. But there are many who still do not know him, love him, or adore him. There are some who are plain out against Jesus.

This is the source of the division we have a choice to make, one that has eternal consequences. This choice is then further divided into more choices starting with are we going to choose to believe that Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God who became incarnate for us, and for our salvation? There are many in the world who do not believe this or will not even investigate it. If one believes this next there is the choice to be his follower, to submit your will to his will, he is God after all. This is hard because we want to do what we want and not what anyone else wants us to do, let alone God. Then do we choose to proclaim him to the world?

This is where it all comes together. Faith and belief remain just quaint ideas in the head unless acted upon. When we act on our faith and speak about Jesus, sure some people will support us. Others may think we are strange, and still others will intentionally seek to make our lives difficult. Quite frankly, who likes difficulty in life? However, this is where we must persevere in avoiding sin and proclaiming Christ by the way we live and speak.

The second reading concludes with these words encouraging in our fight against sin, “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.” Meaning you are still here and alive. Unfortunately, we probably worry more about what people think about us than dying a martyr for love of God. This is the encouragement we need. We need to be able to not worry about what others think of us, but to say what needs to be said and to do the right thing. Imagine being in a conversation where things turn to gossip, what would it look like if we said, let's talk about something else? How much better would the world be if we truly struggled to not commit any sins, and to love God and neighbor as we witness to the love of Christ?

God Bless,
Fr. Chris Reising

BIG REMINDER! click here and help us make our goal again this year!


Have you made your ADA gift yet? EVERY GIFT HELPS, no matter how large or small.  If you haven't yet made your gift,

We are so very close to our goal now - Only $12,267 more to go. Please, please help us get over the hump so we do not have to take this money out of our operating budget!


Upcoming Parish Events 


St. Anthony School 110 Year Celebration! Saturday, August 20 - click here for more details 

Celebration of Catholic Schools! - Saturday, August 27 

You are cordially invited to attend the Inaugural Bishop’s Celebration of Catholic Schools dinner at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Indianola, Iowa. / Tickets visit schools/support or call 515-237-5079
The Diocese of Des Moines will announce this year's honorees for teacher, administrator and volunteer of the year! These individuals will be honored for their exceptional service to Catholic education during the inaugural Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools. One of this year’s honorees include: Administrator of the Year—Des Moines Metro Jennifer Raes, St. Anthony Catholic School.

St. Anthony Golf Outing - Friday, September 9, 2022 - click here for more details

Christ Our Life Catholic Conference - September 24 & 25, Wells Fargo Arena - click here for more details

St. Anthony Parish Retreat - Sat. October 22 & Sunday October 23 - click here for more details

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.