407 N Division St
Loyal WI 54446
Welcome to Saint Anthony's Parish!
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10-17-2012 Dean Lesar
Welcome to our parish family website!
You have found the homepage of a close knit faith community in rural central Wisconsin. We are four hundred and twenty families, many of whom are second and third generation parish members. Faith is strong where roots run long and deep. Our community schedules and activities follow the rhythms of morning and evening milking, spring planting and fall harvest. "Homemade" is the preferred here, especially when it comes to the meals we serve, the crafts we make, and the children we raise.
With regards to children, a very large part of this faith family's energies are poured into our parochial school. With a small teacher to student ratio, extensive parental involvement, and faith integrated into every aspect of the school day, our children grow in the very richest of environments. That explains in part why our 6th graders placed in the top 3% of all the schools in the nation that take the Iowa Standardized tests. And that is thousands of schools. Your child will find friends here quickly.
Please explore this website to discover more of what this parish community offers. You should find announcements of upcoming events in the column to the right of this letter. Engaged couples can find out about our program of preparation for marriage. Past bulletins are filed here. You can listen to audio recordings of recent homilies. You will find agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings for our Councils and Committees. And you will find out who the people are at the heart of this parish making all these good things happen.
If there is something you are looking for but don't find on this website please call the parish (715-255-8017), e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in. If we don't have it here, it is because God has sent you to us to get it started!!
Welcome! You have found the homepage of a wonderful faith community. You have found a home.
Please Note: Admission to Hospital, Convalescent Center, Hospice Care: Parish members who have family admitted to any of these programs should contact Father so he may visit and pray for them. Call 715-255-8017 (rectory). Due to privacy laws, admission information is not readily available.
Church Special Events and Notices:
School Special Events and Notices:
We Have A New Mass Schedule!!
On April 2 the three Parish Councils of St. Mary's, Holy Family, and St. Anthony Parishes met to receive the outcome of the March 17th vote on a new combined Mass schedule. The Councils accepted the vote outcome without question. (See the Parish Council Minutes for April 2, 2013 for the detailed report of the voting.) St. Anthony's gained consensus from the group for adjusting the time of the late Saturday evening Mass. So the new Mass Schedule, beginning April 20 & 21 will be:
Saturday 4:00pm Holy Family Parish
Saturday 6:30pm St. Anthony Parish
Sunday 8:30am St. Mary
Sunday 10:30am St. Anthony
Letters will be sent to every household of the three parishes communicating this information. This schedule is open to modification as the three parishes see fit to best serve the needs of our communities. It is agreed that contribution envelopes from visitors will be returned to their home parish.
Fr. Joe Follmar is Retiring
At the same April 2 joint meeting of the three Parish Councils, Fr. Joe Follmar shared what he had in the Easter bulletin for St. Mary's and Holy Family Parishes, that he will be retiring on June 30th of this year. He intends to continue to live at St. Mary's after that time and remain involved in parish ministry as long as his health allows him to. Congratulations Fr. Joe!!!