7659 Sauk Trail Frankfort,
IL 60423
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                                    PARISH MINISTRIES  

St. Anthony Catholic Church has a many differing types of groups and ministries dedicated to worship, Christian service, education and building community. No matter what age you may be, there is an opportunity to participate just waiting around the corner. See the descriptions below and click on blue links for news and updates.  

 

EDUCATION MINISTRY

 

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 Steve Contreras at steve@stanthonyfrankfort.com or call Deacon Tony Schlott at 815-469-6198 and we will be happy to help you.

 

Religious Education Program - REP:

We recognize that in our hectic world, a commitment of time is often a great sacrifice. Volunteer is a very important element in the religious instruction of the young people of our Parish. Whether you are teaching a 1st grader the basics of prayer, helping a child to get safely into the building from the parking lot, or guiding a young person from Confirmation to a leadership role as a Catholic Christian, you will be a very important part of the process. Contact the REP Office if you would like to volunteer in our program.  815-469-6072 or REP@stanthonyfrankfort.com.

 

LITURGICAL MINISTRY

 

Altar Servers:

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.

 

Arts and Environment:

Work together to create a prayerful environment in our Church for weekend Masses and special liturgical seasons.  Contact Carmella Kimble by email carmellakimble@gmail.com for more information.

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

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.

 

Homebound:

The Homebound Ministers visit the sick upon request to bring them the Holy Eucharist and pray with them.  Please call our Parish Office to schedule a visit or for more information.

 

Lectors:

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

 

Ushers:

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.

 

 

PRAYER MINISTRY

 

Adoration:

When Catholics say they are “going to Adoration,” they are typically referring to Eucharistic Adoration. Which, in the most basic terms, is the worship of Jesus in the form of the Eucharist outside of the Mass. We are Blessed to have perpetual Adoration, which means that we are able to pray before the Lord at any time, day or night.  If you feel called to it, you can become a scheduled adorer.  Please contact the Parish Office. Regardless of your decision, know that you can come any hour, any day that is convenient for you. HE is waiting. The Adoration Chapel is open for 24/7.

 

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.

 

Pro-Life Rosary Group:

St. Anthony Pro-Life meets the every Monday at 4:30 pm at the Parish and pray the Rosary for Life for the unborn. For more information contact Donna at 815-277-2941 or Rose Mary at Rosemarywaz@att.net

 

Tuesday Morning Rosary and Scripture Group:

The 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.

 

SERVICE MINISTRY

 

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 $10 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 815-469-1929.

 

St. Anthony Parish Funeral Luncheon Ministry:  Our mission is to help at the luncheons held in the Church Hall following a funeral.  We will bake the sweets, set up, serve, and clean up.  All the family has to do is arrange the menu and payment with a caterer.  For more information and to volunteer contact Linda at LindaP327@comcast.net.

 

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. 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.

 

SOCIAL MINISTRY

 

Seniors:

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.

 

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.