Our next Virtus Class will be held onDecember 10th at 6:30 pm in Classroom A Please attend this class if you are new to volunteering with the children of the school and parish. This class, along with a background screen, signed code of conduct, and signed acknowledgement of the diocesan policy concerning allegations of sexual misconduct of abuse of a minor by church personnel are required by all employees and volunteers who work with the children. Register online at How to register for VIRTUS – Overview

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the “Registration” tab on the left column

  3. Select the Diocese of Charleston, SC from the drop down menu

  4. Complete your registration information and check the box next to the training session you wish to attend.

  5. Click “Submit Registration.” You will get a message on the screen confirming your registration

  6. Attend the session you have chosen. Be sure to sign the sign-in sheet at this session. This confirms your attendance and will be verified by The Office of Child Protection Services before approving your status through VIRTUS.

  7. Questions? Please call Andrea in the church office.

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Listed below are just some of the programs we offer at St.Anthony for a complete list look under the Ministries/Organiztions  Link at the top of the home page.

BIBLE STUDY classes meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the gathering area of the  chrch.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets at 10:00am in Classroom A. The  current program is on the Gospel of Matthew.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 490 meets on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

BLOOD DRIVE SPECIAL NOTE: The next Blood Drive is Sunday, November 29th in the Family Center.

CUB SCOUTS PACK 490 meets the second and fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

CYO AND LIFE TEEN – Meetings are after the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at the Knights’ Hall on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Fran Barcomb at 601-3405.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY (Knitting and Crocheting) meets every Thursday from 1:00 – 3:30 pm in Classroom A. Items for the sick or for new arrivals are available by calling Patti Musto @ 665-0169.

SENIOR’S BINGO will meet in Classroom A on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. For more information contact Noreen at 409-7097

STEPHEN MINISTRY Confidential request cards asking for a Stephen Minister, either for yourself or for  another, along with information about Stephen Ministry,are available at all entrances to the Church.

ULTREYA MEETING The third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at St. Anne’s. Contact Sherri Bender at 665-8871 or Celeste Durasoff at 662-8513.

WOMEN’S CLUB meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The next meeting is May 12th at 7:00 For more information contact Joy Mierzejewski at 917-4326.

YOUNG AT HEART meets at 11:30 am on the third Wednesday of the month at Stefano’s restaurant. The next lunch is on November 18th.

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Today, more than six hundred Christian families, mostly Catholic, living in Bethlehem rely completely on the sale of hand carved olive wood figures to make their livings.

Bethlehem Olive Wood is sent on a mission to market some to the beautiful religious handcrafts made by these families.

After the Masses on Nov. 7th and 8th, please come by and look at the display. You will find some beautiful items that would make nice Christmas presents and at the same time, help the Christians in the Holy Land.

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The Church remembers Her faithful departed, especially on this day and throughout the month of November. The Book of the Dead will be placed in the OLG niche before the 6:30 pm Mass and remain there throughout the month. After Mass, the names of our deceased members will be prayerfully remembered. There will be a reception following.


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Do You Feel Called to Full Communion with the Holy Roman Catholic Church?  Have you never been baptized ?  Baptized in the Catholic Church but still needing to receive First  Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, or just interested in the Catholic Faith.

Then Consider Joining … the 2015-2016 RCIA Program at St. Anthony Parish.Welcome and Information Session Wednesday, September 9th at 7 pm! RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program of faith discernment, as well as a time for you to grow in prayer, in study, in community, and to come to understand and participate in the liturgical life of the  Catholic Church.Classes are held every Wednesday beginning September 9th in Classroom A from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm. Contact the church office at 662-5674 for more information. Catholics wishing to enrich their faith and understanding are also welcome.


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Virtus Training

All volunteers and employees at St.Anthony must have this training if you are involved wth children in any way. Our next class will be held Thursday September 17th from 6:30- 9:30 pm in  Classroom A in the Family Center.Attendees must pre-register online at

Click “Registration” tab from the left column, select “Diocese of Charleston” and follow the instructions. If you do not have inter- net access or have any questions, please  call the church office

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Our present hymnals have served us well; however, it is time to purchase new ones that reflect the new translation of the Mass. We encourage each family in the parish to donate a Worship hymnal in their own name or in memory of a deceased loved one. Donor envelopes are at the entrances to the Church.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

St. Anthony of Padua,

Pray for us.

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Your time in the Adoration Chapel is a wonderful way to escape the busy world we live in today. This is an opportunity to spend quiet time with Jesus and for prayer and silent reflection. This hour Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want. You may bring your own Bible, prayer books, use the books in the chapel, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. You may feel that you can’t pray well. Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. The Chapel is open Monday 12:00 noon – Midnight Tuesday – Sunday 6:00 am – Midnight Below are the times we need to fill to fill to keep someone with the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight                                                                Sunday 10-11 am, 11 am-noon, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm. All hours are available 5 pmmidnight

Monday 11 am-noon, 10-11 pm, 11 pm-midnight

Wednesday 9-10 am, 8-9 pm, 10-11 pm, 11-midnight

Thursday 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, 5-6 pm, 10- 11 pm, 11 pm-midnight

Friday 11-noon, 3-4 pm, All hours are available 5 pm-midnight

Saturday 8-9 am, 9-10 am, 11 am-noon, 2-3 pm, 7-8 pm, 8-9 pm, 10-11 pm, 11-midnight    Please try to give one hour a week so that we can fill the hours that Jesus is alone.  Maybe even pair up with someone and do thirty minutes each. We are also always in need of substitutes. Mrs. Georgette Falcone handles the scheduling of hours so please giver her a call at 843-665-2716 , she will be happy to explain any questions you may have. Our goal right now is to fill the hours just until Midnight, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a real Perpetual Adoration Chapel again, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

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Rising 4th graders and older may apply to become an Altar Server by having their parents calling the parish office or, emailing Fr. Morey at

Training will be conducted in early summer.

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The St. Anthony Adult Choir is now accepting new members.  They meet from 7pm- 8:30pm on Wednesdays in the choir room which is located in the Family Center. The choir sings at the 11am Mass on Sundays. Music reading skills are not required yet are greatly appreciated.

Lend your voice for God’s glory.       We need you!!!!!!

Call Kevin Verbe @ 662-5674 for more information


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