Coronavirus Update

Latest Updates from St. Anthony Church
Please read the letter from Father Steve below

  • April 4, 2020 - Unfortunately, the blessing of the palms will not take place this weekend and palms will not be available. We will bless and distribute palms at a later date. Stay Safe and God Bless.
  • March 31, 2020 - Update from Archbishop Jackels
  • March 26, 2020 - Lent Info at St. Anthony Parish (new youtube videos and mass links)
  • March 23, 2020 - Update from Archbishop Jackels
  • March 20, 2020 - Lent Info at St. Anthony Parish (updated)
  • March 17, 2020 - SCRIP NEWS
    In light of the school and St. Anthony Mass cancellations, we are cancelling SCRIP for Monday, March 23rd and Monday, April 6th.
  • March 16, 2020 - RELIGIOUS EDUCATION for St. Anthony and Nativity
    With all schools being cancelled for the next four weeks, R.E. will also be cancelled. This means the earliest we will next meet is April 15. This is dependent, though, on whether or not school is actually back in session at that time. I intend to send out weekly emails to families in the meantime to give you ideas on faith formation activities you can be doing at home. I will keep you posted as there are more updates.
  • March 16, 2020 - MESSAGE FROM FATHER STEVE at St. Anthony Parish to Parishioners (scroll to the bottom of the page.)
  • March 16, 2020 - MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP JACKELS regarding the cancellation of public Masses and restriction on other archdiocesan events

March 16, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

These are unprecedented times for all of us in all areas of our lives.  Our Catholic faith teaches us that God walks with us at every step through times such as these and we continue to walk in faith, hope and love.   Sometimes the absence of community and Eucharist can help us appreciate them more fully when they return. 

Archbishop Jackels has communicated that parishes will not have public liturgies until further notice.  This means that the Church understands that gathering for Mass might put the most vulnerable among us at risk and we will not meet again for weekday or weekend Masses until it’s safe for everyone to do so.  I plan to say a private Mass with a small group of musicians and other ministers every Saturday at 4pm which will be recorded and available on the St. Anthony YouTube channel at the YouTube address below. This will be available to watch any time after it is recorded as a way to stay connected to the parish.  We will also record the rosary every Tuesday morning at 10am which will be able on YouTube as well. Our first priority at this time is to assist with the spiritual, emotional or material needs of parishioners and the larger community in any way we can. 

Until we are able to gather again, we will attempt to stay in communication with all of you through the following:

Mailings, Email, Phone Messages 




Although we will not be gathering to celebrate Mass, St. Anthony Church will continue to incur expenses during this pandemic.  Your continued financial support of our parish is essential for St. Anthony Church to pay its ongoing bills.  Please mail your tithing to 1870 St. Ambrose St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001, or drop it off at the Parish Office.  Our office will remain open M-F from 8am to 2pm.  For your convenience, please consider enrolling in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to send your tithing from your checking or savings account every month.  You can enroll by visiting our website at:

St. Anthony’s has a long legacy of being a visible sign of God’s grace and mercy for everyone.  At this difficult time, I ask you to consider the ways you support the community and would encourage you to consider whether you are willing and able to offer more.  This would ensure that St. Anthony’s continues to be vibrant through this difficult time and of service well into the future.

While it is important to make sure your own affairs are in order, we also need to remember the more vulnerable populations in our community.  We will have a table in the gathering space outside of O’Malley where we will collect food, dry goods and paper products to keep the Dubuque Food Pantry and other local organizations stocked.   

God Bless,

Father Steven J. Rosonke