St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church has been serving the Catholic community of Park Falls, Wisconsin for over one hundred years.
Next weekend, please welcome Rev. James R. Horath who will be with us to celebrate Masses and tell us about the work of Unbound, a lay Catholic sponsorship ministry that helps children and elderly in 18 developing countries. To learn more, call (800) 875-6564 or visit Unbound online at www.unbound.org.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed on Friday, February 1st, beginning after the 8:10am Mass until 6:00pm in the Padua Center Chapel. You are invited to participate, either by stopping by whenever you can that day, or by signing up for a specific time. We are required to have at least one designated person present for each hour. Thank you!
“Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed”
Catholic Schools Week is January 27 - February 2, 2019.
We celebrate what makes Catholic education special by paying tribute to those who advance the mission of our schools and acknowledge the generous donors who provide sustaining support.
All Diocese of Superior parishes participate, giving parishioners an opportunity to take part and share in support of Catholic Schools. Last years collection raised $67,253 which is additional and immediate assistance that our 14 Catholic schools count on.
This special collection will be on January 27.
Electronic Funds Transfer for Weekly Offering: St. Anthony’s offers safe and secure electronic funds transfers for weekly or monthly offerings. Authorization forms can be picked up at the office, mailed or emailed to you. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 715-762-4494.
Calendars are available at the entrances.
Contribution Envelopes: Please pick up your envelopes.
Special Collections: Overall, Catholics are known for sharing their blessings. The special collections in the Diocese of Superior parishes are as important as they were two centuries ago in the new, struggling communities of faithful. Special Collections, like Catholic Schools Week, are important for two reasons: 1) Monetary Need: They help fund a need that has been identified as worthy and true to the Church’s mission; and 2) Spiritual Need: They offer opportunities for us, as Christians, to support the Church’s mission on earth. Developing an attitude of stewardship not only for our own parish, but also for the faith community around us.
LENTEN RETREAT: The 2019 Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are sponsoring a LENTEN RETREAT. All women in the Diocese of Superior are invited to attend the upcoming Lenten Retreat! It will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff. Hospitality at 8:30 a.m./Program begins at 9 a.m./Lunch 12 noon/Afternoon program begins at 1 p.m./
Program concludes at 3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to stay for Reconciliation at 3 - 3:30 pm and Mass at 4.
Sr. Anita Beskar, FSPA, and Sr. Marla, FSPA, are presenting a program entitled, "MARY'S WITNESS TO WOMEN of TODAY".
The one day program is a great way to prepare oneself for Lent.
Retrouvaille: A Resolution for the New Year! “We Needed to Refresh Our Marriage …It was wonderful. This program should be part of everyone’s marriage…We learned so much about each other we didn’t know!” See full testimonial at www.HelpOurMarriage.org . Retrouvaille is designed to give you the tools you need to restore joy and hope to your marriage. The next Central Wisconsin Retrouvaille program begins with a weekend February 8-10, 2019 at St. Anthony Spirituality Center in Marathon. For more information call 1-877-922-HOPE (4673) Fully Confidential. Early registration is recommended!
Formed.org is a great resource to grow in Faith
FORMED.ORG is a great way to grow in your faith. Go to the website formed.org, click on access code, and enter the code for our parish GB88ZX. Through the generosity of our people and parish participation, we have purchased this website for a year, so please use the website as it has movies, documentaries, books, reflections on weekly readings, and much, much more!
Catholic Services Appeal
Thank you to those who have given to the Catholic Services Appeal so far! For those who have not given yet, please consider doing so. No gift is too small, and our parish is trying to reach 100% participation. This program helps alleviate some of the issues that face the diocese today, such as the shortage of priests. The responsibility our parishes have to help provide diocesan services and ministries such as support for vocations and the education of seminarians is an answer to that challenge. Please see page 4 under “Sharing Our Treasures” to view our cluster parishes goals and what we have raised so far.
Online Giving to the CSA provides donors with a secure and easy way to make a gift to the Catholic Services Appeal. Your parish is automatically credited with your gift. Web addresses for each parish’s online giving page for the CSA are provided on page 4 under “Sharing Our Treasures.”
This year’s goals:
St. Anthony’s: $24,529
St. Francis: $ 5,402
Immaculate Conception: $10,486
Online CSA giving for each parish:
St. Anthony's: https://catholicdos.org/st-anthony-de-padua-park-falls-giving
St. Francis: https://catholicdos.org/st-francis-of-assisi-fifield-giving
Immaculate Conception: https://www.catholicdos.org/immaculate-conception-butternut-giving
Blue Mass 9/19/2018
Thank you to all those who participated and a very special thank you to the Knights of Columbus and Police Department Honor Guard!
Photos from St. Anthony Day!
Marywood Spirituality Center: If you are interested in more spiritual and faith events, check out Marywood Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae!