St. Anthony Catholic School

Coronavirus Updates - School Status


To ensure the health and safety of all our students, faculty and staff, all 16 Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools will remain closed until further notice. Students will continue coursework through distance learning through April 30.

If you want breakfast or lunch or both for your child/children during the days we will be missing, please let me know now, and I will let you know when to pick up an amount of food to cover a week at a time.

We are sorry this is happening around the world and affecting our lives in this way. Our prayers are with everyone to stay healthy or heal quickly. Stay home as much as possible.
Ms. Raes


April 2 Letter from Diocese English


2 de abril Carta de la diócesis española

Coronavirus Updates - Parish

Public Masses Cancelled


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In the face of the unfolding coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, there are temporary changes until further notice. All Public Masses, events and meetings are cancelled. Please reference this home page, sign up for our Enews and download our mobile app to keep up to date. 

Weekday Mass: Mon—Fri 8:30am English & 10:00am Spanish. Thurs., 7pm Spanish. Sat 8:30am English

Weekend Mass: Sun. 9:30am Latin (EF), 11:00am (Solemn Mass with Incense), 1:00pm Spanish.

Eucharistic Adoration: Has been moved into the church to avoid close contact. Please pray for God’s mercy and healing. Pray for protection and for those that are ill

40 Day Rosary: Daily 5:30PM English, 6PM Spanish

Stations of the Cross: Fridays 3PM 

Reconciliation: Confession may not be celebrated in common, but only individually. No specific times are set, to avoid larger crowds. The Holy See has authorized pastors to use discretion and provide “Collective Absolution” in moments of pastoral necessity.
Parish Office Hours have been changed to 8am - 12pm until further notice. 515-244-4709

Continued Giving:  Many people have contacted us asking how to make their weekly tithing contribution and/or ADA contribution when Masses are cancelled. We encourage parishioners to utilize our online giving program. Look for the green dollar sign in the top right corner of this page and click to go to our online giving page. You can also mail to: St. Anthony Church, 15 Indianola Rd.Des Moines, IA 50315 - We would like to thank all of you who continue to make your weekly or monthly donations to our great parish!  We appreciate your generosity!


Hello St. Anthony families!!  The staff and I are excited and incredibly blessed to get to work at St. Anthony, and to have the opportunity to share and teach about our faith within all of the curricular areas. We greatly appreciate the support from our SAS families to our school programs and teachers. We also value the partnership in the education of your children. Parents are the primary educators who provide guidance and examples of being faithful Christians. At SAS we want to know and build on the individuality of each child and help them to grow in their knowledge and in their faith so they can become responsible, respectful and independent members of the community and Church. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony School! 

Many blessings, Ms. Jennifer Raes


New Catholic Tuition Organization Guidelines!!

CTO, the Catholic Tuition Organization, has new income guidelines this year. It’s wonderful because even more families will be able to get financial assistance with tuition! Stop in the school office for the forms to apply. See additional information below:

New SAS Diocesan Video - Check it Out!!

To Request a Tour of the School and/or Meet with the Principal, please call or email:

Jennifer Raes - Principal

Darcy Swesey - School Secretary

Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects. 

Sr. Joanne Mauro


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Spanish Immersion

St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.