St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church has been serving the Catholic community of Park Falls, Wisconsin for over one hundred years.
Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist: During Lent, Pete Pritzl will be leading a study on Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist. Please join us for the Session 2-The Story of the Eucharist.
Stories are powerful. They speak not only to our minds, but also to our hearts. A good story sticks with us long after we have heard it and continues to teach and inspire us.
God is the Master Storyteller. He authors his great love story not only with words, but with deeds. All of God’s mighty deeds throughout history make up one beautiful narrative of salvation, which culminates in the Paschal Mystery. Jesus’s teachings and actions throughout his ministry prepare for the moment he offers himself for and to, each of us, fulfilling his promise that “My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (John 6:55)
Please join us for the second session, March 17th,
at 1:00pm in the Padua Center.
Stations of the Cross: Friday, March 22nd at St Anthony de Padua at 6:00pm with Soup to follow.
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program. It offers opportunities for your family to engage daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. And it’s an opportunity for us as a parish to come together as a community and reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to go out and encounter those most in need. I hope you will take home a CRS Rice Bowl today. They are located at the entrances.
KC’s St Patrick’s Day Bingo & Bouya: March 17th at Immaculate Conception Church from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Contribution Statements: Your contribution statement can be found in the vestibule. Please let the office know if you would like your statement mailed.
National Black & Indian Mission Collection -
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 135th annual Black and Indian Mission Collection last weekend. Your prayerful support enables people to come to know Jesus Christ in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities all over the U.S.A. Spreading the Gospel couldn’t happen without your support!
Operation Rice Bowl: Encounter ANNET
In Uganda, we encounter Annet and her family, children forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Funeral Groups and Volunteers: We are having difficulty contacting people to provide food for funerals. Most people have cell phones and we do not have those numbers. Please contact the parish office and let us know your current number. Thank you to all who donate.
St. Anthony’s Council of Catholic Women will be participating in a “Diaper Drive” to benefit the Ladysmith Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center. Parishioners are asked to bring in disposable diapers of all sizes as well as baby wipes to support this cause. The drive will be held for the next 2 weekends, ending the weekend of March 23 and 24. There will be containers at the front entrance and the parking lot entrance of the church. The CCW will also be accepting monetary donations for the center as well. This organization is dedicated to helping the abortion vulnerable in a compassionate, Christlike way.
Traveling Mary Statue: The Traveling Mary Statue is still in our parish and will be available for people to take home for a visit. The statue is about 3 feet tall, heavy, and it comes in a big box. Please contact the parish office and put your name on the list and you will be notified when she is ready to be moved to the next home.
Best Lent Ever: We invite you to join our parish for an incredible forty-day journey toward the best-version-of-yourself. Best lent Ever is a free email program that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Just sign up for free daily emails containing short inspirational videos, practical tips for your life and personal stories from the Dynamic Catholic team. The program will be based on the book, “The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity”, which our parish gave out for Christmas. Sign up at, BestLentEver.com.
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!