St. Anthony Catholic Church has a plethora of groups and organizations dedicated to worship, community service, and education. No matter what age you may be, there is an opportunity to participate just waiting around the corner. Check out any of the links above for more information regarding our ministries.
Adult Faith Formation-RCIA
RCIA is a program for those adults (18 and older) who would like to become Catholic. Classes begin in September of each year and conclude at the Easter Vigil. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at the Padua Center at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Deacon Bill Boucek at 814-469-4088 or call the Parish Office at 815-469-3750 and we will be happy to help you.
St. Anthony Parish Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
As part of the National and Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, St. Anthony CCW is dedicated to educate and empower ALL catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. Through shared activities and meetings St. Anthony CCW members offer prayerful support for one another and organize acts of service for our parish and all those in need. All women 18 years and older of the parish are welcomed members. An active member is one who pays annual $5 dues and participates in events. Meetings and programs along with hospitality are held September-May on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in Memenas Hall. Always check the bulletin for information on upcoming meetings and scheduled events. For more information contact Linda Holmes, St. Anthony Council of Women President, at 815-463-1929.
Tuesday Morning Rosary and Scripture Group meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am at the Padua Center. If you would like to join us, please call the Parish Office at 815-469-3750.
The Homebound Ministers visit the sick upon request to receive the Eucharist. Please call our Parish Office to schedule a visit or for more information.
St. Anthony Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in over 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their Church, communities, councils, Culture of Life, families and youth.
The St Anthony Council #9770 was founded in 1988. Since then the Council has given more than $250,000 to local charities and the church.
The St Anthony Knights of Columbus Council #9770 business meetings are the second Tuesday of every month and the Council social meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month.
Any man interested in joining the Knights of Columbus can do so online at www.kofc.org or by contacting John Hein at 815-474-0560.
Visit our Council Website HERE
St. Anthony Pro-Life Rosary Group
St. Anthony Pro-Life meets the second Monday of the Month at 7:00 pm at the Padua Center and pray the Rosary for Life for the unborn. Call Roger Leggero if you are interested in joining at 815-464-0875.
WOW (Widow or Widowers)
St. Anthony WOW provides the next step in emotional and social support after losing your spouse. After you have gone through those difficult first stages of grief and are ready to face life again, you sometimes find it is difficult to go out with the friends you’ve had all your life. Our group gives widows or widowers of all faiths a chance to socialize with others in the same situation. Our many activities allow you to choose the things you enjoy doing while making lasting friendship. WOW meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 pm. For more information you can call Mary at 815-469-4351.
Some of the many events WOW organizes is: Saturday Breakfast- on the 3rd of every month, members get together in smaller groups for breakfast. Friendship Dinners Out- signups are held at the meetings, but if you’re unable to attend a meeting, you can make reservations by phone or email. WOW Annual Picnic- held the last Sunday in June and is open to present and past WOW members and their adult guests. Mystery Book Club- meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11:30 am at a local restaurant. We enjoy lunch and then the book discussion. Members take turns choosing a book and leading the meeting. Christmas Party- early December with a delicious meal, music and a few door prizes. WOW Walkers- members meet at The Oaks in Mokena to walk at 10:00 a.m. Keeping fit is important and it’s more fun with friends!
The St. Anthony Seniors meet monthly on Wednesdays for meetings, to play bingo, and much more. This group is open to all Seniors! Please contact Pat Backus at 708-720-9321 for more information.
Sew n Sews
The Sew N Sews meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am in the St. Anthony Hall and make all their beautiful handmade crafts for the church. Call Ann Wator at 815-469-5696 if you are interested in this rewarding ministry.
St. Vincent de Paul-Outreach
The Outreach ministry coordinates events such as the monthly food drives, yearly coat drive, Annual Easter Baskets Giving Tree, Christmas Giving Tree, and other collections. This team of volunteers devotes their time and talent in helping those who are in need. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call 815-469-3750 ext. 114.
Ushers help with the organization, greeting, and collections at Masses. Please contact Deacon Joe Johnson at 815-469-3750 or Joe@stanthonyfrankfort.com for more information.
Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Boys and Girls who want to serve weekend Masses, Holydays, Weddings and other special liturgies are invited to join this ministry. Contact Deacon Joe Johnson at 815-469-3750 or Joe@stanthonyfrankfort.com for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers assist with the distribution of Communion at Mass. Eucharistic Ministers are asked to participate in a formation session to prepare for their ministry. Contact Deacon Joe Johnson at 815-469-3750 or Joe@stanthonyfrankfort.com for more information.
The Lector is entrusted with the honorable task of making the Word of God come alive by proclaiming it for the congregation. Lectors are asked to participate in a formation session to prepare for their ministry. Contact Deacon Joe Johnson at 815-469-3750 or Joe@stanthonyfrankfort.com
Arts and Environment:
Work to create a prayerful environment in our worship space for weekend Masses and special liturgical seasons. Contact Ann Wator by email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holy Spirit Prayer Group
The power of the Holy Spirit lies within each one of us and needs to be brought to light in our everyday lives. The St. Anthony Parish Holy Spirit Prayer Group offers the opportunity to learn more about living life under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through weekly prayer group meetings and Life in the Spirit Seminars. Come and learn about the how the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are within you can help you become a more active member of the Body of Christ at St. Anthony Parish and the outside community. Our weekly prayer group meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm at the Padua Center and are open to everyone who would like to join us and grow spiritually through praise, prayer, scripture and spiritually enriching music. For more information, please contact the Parish Office.