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FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Parishioners:

I hope everyone had a truly blessed and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. As we reflect, there is so much we truly are thankful for.

As we gather this weekend, we begin a new liturgical year with the season of Advent. The season that calls us to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord. The first two weeks of Advent remind us to be prepared for Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. The later weeks focus us on the more immediate preparation to celebrate Christ’s First Coming in Bethlehem. The readings point us to a time of peace and harmony on the earth when evil is destroyed and true justice reigns. They remind us that God will triumph in the end. This is why Advent is hope-filled joyful season of anticipation.

In the gospel, Jesus warns of the need to be vigilant so that His return won’t catch us off guard. There is so much that can distract us from being attentive to our spiritual life. Jesus wants us to be attentive to him.

On a different note, after 16 years of devoted service to St. Anthony, Jeanne DeFries our parish secretary has decided to retire effective Tuesday, November 30th. She will be sorely missed, and we wish her much happiness in her retirement. On Monday, November 29th Pam Pucel, former secretary at Holy Family in Shorewood, will begin working as our new parish secretary. I worked with Pam for almost 7 years, and she will bring her enthusiasm and energy to the position. So please wish Jeanne well as she enters a new chapter in her life. And please welcome Pam as she starts a new journey with us here at St Anthony.

God bless,

Fr. Dennis Paul

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4 Week Parish Advent Event!
Join us each week of Advent as we
journey closer to the birth of our Lord and Savior.
Starting December 1st
Two time options 11:00 am or 7:00 pm

Immaculate Mary Mass

Holy Day of Obligation

December 8th

8AM and 7PM

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Mass Schedule

Weekday Mass - Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M.

Reconciliation-Saturday 2:30 P.M.

Weekend Masses

Saturday Mass 4:00 P.M. Sunday Mass 7:30 A.M., 9:00 A.M.,  10:30 A.M., & 12:00 NOON