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100 Years on the Lake!

He said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20

Did you know that the first Mass ever celebrated in the name of St. Anthony on the Lake parish took place on June 30, 1918? If you do the math that adds up to a quickly approaching centennial year for our community!

Beginning this summer, we will kick off a yearlong celebration of our rich 100 year history of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, committing to lifelong faith formation and serving those in need. Our parish is honored by the membership and participation of families and individuals whose roots go back to our community’s initial founding families, and we celebrate the growth we’ve enjoyed in the decades since our founding.

As we prepare to celebrate this history and look forward together, we are embarking on a living history project. Do you have a memorable story from St. Anthony’s history? Is your family tied to the origins of our parish? Do you have photos, documents or other artifacts that represent important moments in our history and development over the years?

Please help us to gather a record of our rich 100 year heritage. Art Scheuber and Ben Brzeski have begun the process of collecting artifacts and stories for use in telling our parish story during the centennial year. We are making audio recordings of conversations, digitizing documents and photographs and collecting artifacts for display.

Be a part of it! Please reach out to us at [email protected] or [email protected], or by phone at 262-691-1173 and join in this exciting opportunity to tell our parish story. We can’t wait to hear from you!