As we look through our new building we can see our 121 year old church. It is fitting that we remember the past as we look forward to our new church. We have many memories and special feelings for our old building; we will have them always. At the same time, we look to the future with new memories in our new church. The church is just a building; the people make it a family.
Contributions are still being taken to provide for pews, decorations etc in the new building. Mail to St. Anthony Church PO Box 397, Lake Nebagamon WI 54849 label envelope “new building”
One of the frequent questions that is asked about the new St. Anthony Church is “Will you use the old bell?” Yes! The bell tower is being replicated and the 117 year old bell will “toll” again.
The 600 pound bell was installed in 1903 and the Lake Nebagamon “Enterprise” stated “The new bell is a good thing as it calls on our Catholic friends. reminding them of their Sunday duties.” The bell will remind us once again in 2021 and can be rung at weddings and other events. More of how we are keeping the spirit of the old church alive in future weeks.
Construction on the new building for St. Anthony Lake Nebagamon began on September 8; on Sunday September 13, Father Ricci blessed the construction site.
Enough money has been donated to complete the basic structure but funds are still needed to make the building a “home”. Donations can be sent, in confidence, to St. Anthony Church PO Box 397, Lake Nebagamon WI 54849 labeled “New Church. You can follow our progress here and on our facebook page.
Beginning Sunday, May 24th, Catholics in our cluster who wish to receive Holy Communion may come to the Cathedral and follow the strict guidelines set forth by Bishop Powers. These Communion Services will be followed until Bishop is confident that we can have Mass in a way that is both reverent and safe.
Please note: The dispensation given by Bishop Powers from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is still in effect