GIVING DURING LENT 2022
We are asking our parish families for your prayers for all those that receive assistance through these charities as well as for the volunteers and staff. Each week, we will post information regarding the charity and the essential service that is provided to our hungry, our homeless, our sick, our poor
Corporal Works of Mercy addresses the material and physical needs of others. Spiritual works of mercy are acts of compassion by which we help others with their emotional and spiritual needs. May God bless you as you practice these loving works of mercy.
3rd Week - March 19/20
Our Lenten offer for the forth Sunday of Lent 3/27 will be for the St. Vincent de Paul Society located at 1426 6th Ave here in Des Moines. St. Vincent de Paul provides a unique style of personal assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, educational and job training, and other services to people facing economic, emotional, or spiritual crisis.
St Anthony St. Vincent de Paul Ministry
THANK YOU! St. Vincent de Paul Givers!
St Vincent de Paul Committee would like to say thank you to our wonderful parishioners for your generous contributions to our Lenten Offering. Your Lenten Offerings were abundant in nature! St. Ignatius of Loyola said, “Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve You as You deserve.” In doing so, you have served God and helped to make life a little easier for those in need. May God bless you and your loved ones for making this Lenten Season a time of true charity, which is love of God and others.
We would like to share a few thank you letters from the charities that received our contributions:
Des Moines Catholic Worker House: Dear Friends, Thank you! And God Bless you for thinking of our guest and house during these tough times with all your help! Our guest and community are very grateful for all your prayers and support and we wish you a safe, happy, warm Lent! Many thanks again for all you do, be well and much peace and hope!
Society of St Vincent de Paul: Thank you for your donations for the food pantry. It is through contributions such as yours that we can continue to serve people in need. Your kindness and generosity make this work possible, and for that we are truly grateful. On behalf of those we serve, we thank you again.
Bidwell Riverside Center: We sincerely appreciate your donations. Your donation will be put to use immediately as we work to provide food and childcare to Iowans in need. We are truly grateful for your support!
Saint Anthony’s St Vincent de Paul Ministry
Meetings are every month on the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm, located in the lower church at St Anthony. All are welcome!
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Anthony Conference Membership
As a member, you can help feed and shelter the poor. When you join, you can decide the level of time or donations you can give. Maybe you may want to help make meals that are delivered once a month. Maybe you may want to make a commitment to give regular donations in the “Poor Box” located in the church—these donations fund the work. You might even have the time to come to the monthly meetings to help plan meals and giving. Even if you can only come to a few meetings—anything will work.
“Many hands make light work.” Joining is easy and the reward is great. Send an email to Janet Goode Nana41@q.com 515.953.1335.
Each month members provide meals for the Catholic Workers House.
During Thanksgiving and Christmas basket of meals are provided to those in need at our parish.
Giving Tree is also created so that members in the Parish may contribute a gift for the children.
The mission of the St. Anthony St. Vincent de Paul committee is to serve the poor. We help find beds for the homeless, bus tokens, food for the hungry and serve other groups that help the poor. We…
“Extend mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?”
– St. Vincent de Paul
Dr. Greg Peterson
Deacon Tony Romeo
Mary Ann Wilkinson