Open Wide Our Hearts Exhibit at St. Anthony Church September 24-28, 2021


This exhibit, which was inspired by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s 2018 pastoral letter on racism, Open Wide Our Hearts, launched in November 2019 as a traveling exhibit in the Diocese of Green Bay. This virtual exhibit is a way to share the project with a larger audience who may not be able to see it in person.  The exhibit features photos of Catholics from various racial and ethnic backgrounds alongside written narratives that document what life in the church of the Diocese of Green Bay has been like for them as a person of color.


The purpose of this project is to provide the opportunity to listen to their voices and to open  our hearts to their unique perspective on our parishes and schools. Please recognize that the stories shared here are unique to the individual participant and do not represent all people of their particular race, ethnic, or cultural group.

These stories are shared as examples of what some people have experienced and will hopefully inspire us to take steps to seek out and listen to the stories of others in our parishes and schools.


As you prepare to view this exhibit, we invite you to pause and ask the Holy Spirit to be present with you. Issues of race, diversity, discrimination, and inclusion are emotionally charged and listening to others’ experiences can be challenging to our own ways of understanding the world.

You can expect to feel a range of emotions as you view these portraits and read these stories. We encourage you not to stifle these emotions but to allow God to speak to you through them. Let them be a motivation and an inspiration for where God is calling you to take action on these issues.

Peter Weiss, Director of Living Justice, Office of Catholic Charities, Catholic Diocese of Green Bay will be facilitating a discussion on Tuesday, September 28 following 5:30pm Mass to close the exhibit. 

Adult Faith Formation

All are welcome to deepen your relationship with Jesus!

The 10 week video study begins September 16 for the Thursday morning session, 9:15 a.m. at St. Patrick. The Monday evening session begins September 20 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony.

10 Week Video Study begins:

             Thursdays (9/16/21) at 9:15 a.m. at                           St. Patrick

             Mondays (9/20/21) at 7:00 p.m. at                          St. Anthony

Spectacular videos will make you feel like you are on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Walk in the places where He taught the disciples and is now teaching us.

Let’s walk step by step with Jesus from his infancy to the Ascension. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, it explores the entirety of Jesus’ life-who he is, what he is really like, what he has taught, what he did for our salvation, and what this means for us as Catholics today.

The study shows, in a simple way, how Jesus, the Incarnate God, is both fully divine and fully human-his intimacy with the Father, his revelation of the heart of the Father, and his extraordinary influence on his disciples, his followers, and even his enemies.

Most importantly, this encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life in him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

Call the office 920-846-2276 to reserve your materials and choice of day. We will need your name and phone number to contact you before our first session. If you are interested in the book and workbook, there is a fee of about $30–the materials are not mandatory.

If you are interested in the book and workbook, the fee is approximately $30. The materials are not mandatory.

The Return of Sunday Mass Obligation

Following much careful consideration, the dispensation for Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted and beginning Sunday, August 15, all Catholics will once again gather as a community of faith on Sundays. The lifting of the dispensation was announced in July 16 issue of The Compass.

With this news, please note there are still occasions when the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply:

· If individual Catholics struggle with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason

· If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed consciences believe that going into public places — including Sunday worship at Mass — would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy

· If individuals are sick, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick

The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, watch a broadcast or livestreamed Mass and take part in acts of charity. Those unable to attend Sunday Mass for health reasons can still tune into the televised Mass on WFRV Local 5, celebrated by Bishop Ricken every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us.

Registration & Payment Options for Religious Education

Welcome to all new and returning families! It is with great anticipation and excitement to be able to grow in Christ with you and your family.

Our mission in religious education is to form a new generation of Catholics who know and love Jesus and live as his disciples in the community of the Catholic Church. 


Returning families registration options:

  • Mail or drop off your registration & tuition/permission forms with payment. Forms were mailed out July 15, 2021.
  • Register using the link below. Payment can be made online using WeShare or mail payment to the parish office.

2021-2022 Online Registration Form for returning families

New Families registration options:

  • Print and complete the registration & tuition/permission forms below and return to the parish office.
  • Request a registration & tuition/permission form by mail or email. Please contact us at 920-846-2276 or email

2021-2022 New Family Registration Form

2021-2022 Tuition Form

Send forms to: St. Anthony Parish, 253 N Franklin St., Oconto Falls, WI 54154 or email:

St. Patrick Rummage Hall Open

Open every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Donations may be dropped off on the shelves in back of the hall. Thank you for all the donations! Please note the hall only accepts clean, usable items. We do not accept upholstered furniture. If you have a question about a donation, please call the parish office 920-846-2276. Thank you and God Bless.


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Mass Times

Sunday: 7:30 AM – St. Patrick, Stiles
9:00AM – St. Anthony, Oconto Falls
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – St. Patrick, Stiles
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – St. Anthony, Oconto Falls                                        Thursday: 8:30 AM – St. Anthony, Oconto Falls