St. Anthony Catholic Church

Will You Help Us Protect The Most Vulnerable ?

Member Contact:

Tom Hanson, Chair


Respect Life Ministry's National March for Life Essay Contest - Entries due October 26th! 

Click Here for Your March For Life Entry Form/Releases/and Details - Download, fill out the form completely and submit it with your essay by October 26th

Agencies We Support:

Mary's Helping Hands
(515) 225-3827

Agape Pregnancy and Resource Center

Students For Life

InnerVisions Healthcare 
Pulse Life Advocates 

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigils  

National March for Life 
* For info on our annual National March for Life Essay contest, see above information or Contact Tom Hanson for more details. 515-770-7648  

Spiritual Adoption of an Unborn Child 

The Life Chain, which spans along Merle Hay Rd from University to Douglas Ave in Des Moines  

Saint Anthony’s Respect Life Ministry

Building the Culture of Life, Compassion, Education, Prayer

Help us to make a difference. Help us to protect all life

Our Mission
To nourish a respect for life in our parish by proclaiming that every human life is uniquely created in the image and likeness of God; that each person who receives God’s gift of life deserves respect from the time life begins at fertilization through the point of natural death; that during life we have responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that as part of our greater community we must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.

To acknowledge the precious gift of human life which comes from God; To protect and support human life at every stage of its existence from the moment of conception to the point of natural death; To advance the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding the gift of life through education and social programs; To support the goals of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, under the guidance and direction of the Committee for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Join Us
Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00pm in the lower church at St Anthony.  All are welcome!  For more information, email Tom Hanson  or call 515-770-7648.

Coming Soon Events/Activities:

Mass for Life - October 1, 10AM at the Grotto - click here for more details

The Life Chain- Sunday , October 2nd, 2 pm to 3:30 pm  Des Moines Fellowship 950 35th St.  Des Moines - click here to view details on parish calender

40 Days For Life Prayer Vigil Tuesday October4th - 5 pm to 6pm in front of planned parenthood Army Post  Road Des Moines . (Please park at Hobby Lobby  next-door and walk over). click here to view details on parish calender

"Save the Change...Save a Life"InnerVisions Annual Baby Bottle Campaign - Take a bottle home October 15th and 16th and return it October 22nd and 23rd to place in designated tubs click here to view details on parish calender

Respect Life Ministry's National March for Life Essay Contest - Entries due October 26th!  - See Left Hand Column of this page for details

"Your Children Are Not Your Own" by Kahlil Gibran  

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