New Principal


St. Anthony welcomes Tracy Hammer and his family to Florence and to St. Anthony School, please click on the link above for more information on the Hammer family.

The church office will be closed Monday July 6th and will reopen at 8am Tuesday July 7th.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July

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.

In the wake of the deadly shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Bishop Guglielmone asks that all South Carolina Catholics pray a novena for the victims of the massacre, and for healing within the Emanuel AME Church community.

As a reminder, a novena is one prayer or a series of prayers that are said for nine days in a row. Below is the novena prayer that we prayed together at the Masses on Sunday.

“Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead. Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”



Just click on the link above to register and drop off at the church office or mail to

 PO Box 5327 Florence, SC 29502 

Ready to start  planning your summer?  We will be holding our Vacation Bible School July 20th-24th from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. .

Child and volunteer registration forms are available at the doors of the church and in the church office.


Two $500 scholarships are to be given by K of C Council 5194 to a family member of a Knight. Open to anyone pursuing higher education, the scholarships are available for the academic year upcoming (2015-16). Higher education includes technical schools or colleges. If you ae interested, please contact the church office or call Don Bellefeuil at

Applications are available in the church office for a $750 scholarship from the Men’s Club and a $750 scholarship from the Women of St. Anthony for posthigh school education. The applicant must be a registered member of St. Anthony’s or St. Anne’s parish.They will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s needs, academic achievement, involvement in the parish and civic community. The educational and career plans of the applicant will be taken into consideration. The application must be written in ink or typed and returned to the church office by July 30th.
For more information, please call Doug Amon at 843-861-4586 or Joy Mierzejewski at 843-917-4326 or
email at

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, July16th 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 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

•Please note that the last 5:00 pm Sunday Mass will be May 17th. It will resume in September.

•The last Friday 8:20 am Mass for the school year will be May 29th.

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.