Vacation Bible School

Vatican Express Bus Template   St. Anthony Catholic Church  will be having Vacation Bible School starting  July 17th-21st Check-in starts at 8:45am, and  Camp will be from  9am-12noon.

Contact Rae Anne MalvaGomes @(843) 230-3549 if you have any questions.

The link below has the registration form and volunteer sign up sheet attached. Please return to the church office so that we can order your child’s tee shirt. Kidz Camp registration form

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Letter from the Bishop

The Diocese of Charleston has begun to prepare for our Bicentennial in 2020 when we will honor 200 years of remarkable witness to the Gospel. Bishop Guglielmone is inviting all parishioners to help frame our shared future through a brief online survey. To provide input, go to:

The English survey link –

The Spanish survey link –

Please complete by June 25th.



Dear Friends in Christ,

Happy Pentecost! This sacred moment in the rhythm of the Church’s life celebrates our shared birthday as a community of faith – as the people of God, and as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is a perfect time to look ahead to a very special moment in the life of our Diocese. We have begun to prepare for our Bicentennial in the year 2020 when we will honor 200 years of remarkable witness to the Gospel.

As much as we look forward to celebrating our incredible history, we also want to look ahead to our shared future. That future belongs to all of us. We are the Church. With that in mind, I invite you to participate in a brief online survey. I want to hear from you regarding what you value most about our Church, what concerns you most, and what you most hope for as you look to the future.

As the Catholic presence throughout our entire state of South Carolina, I know that we are already making a remarkable impact in many, many lives every day. Yet I also know that there are immense social pressures and cultural tensions at work in our world today. The Lord promised that the road for us would involve many challenges and that we would need to be courageous, bold and persevering for the sake of the Kingdom.

Pentecost also welcomes the great power and grace of the Holy Spirit into our midst with renewed focus and fervor. The Holy Spirit gives light to every true hope we can have. The Holy Spirit is the source of our joy, and the master agent of change in each of our hearts and the heart of our entire Church.

As we pray about the possibilities in our future, let us call on the Holy Spirit to come and overshadow us in Love as he did with Mary at the Annunciation. Thank you for being a faithful disciple, servant and pilgrim on the journey of faith that is ours to share with each other and the world.

And thank you for giving us your input by your participation in the survey. Let us hold each other in prayer.

In the Lord’s peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone Bishop of Charleston



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Misson Advancement Planning





Dear Friends,

In 2020, the Diocese of Charleston will mark its Bicentennial. We have a remarkable 200 year history and a future full of possibilities to celebrate! In preparation, Bishop Guglielmone is inviting input from people throughout the diocese through a brief survey. It offers a unique and exciting opportunity for the Catholic faithful to provide an understanding of what is most valued, areas of concern, and hopes and expectations as we move forward as a Church.


Not only will it help to shape our shared future as a diocese, but it will be extremely useful to your parish as it discerns its owns plans and needs for the future.

Here are the links to the survey in both English and Spanish:

English Survey:

Spanish Survey:

It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. The deadline for submission is July 5, 2017.

To view Bishop Guglielmone’s video on the MAP process, go to and look for the video links in English and/or Spanish at the bottom of the page.

We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, contact the MAP Team at (843) 261-0437.

Thank you for taking part in this very important endeavor. May God bless you and your families, your parish community and the Diocese of Charleston!

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Pastoral Council Election

Pastoral Council Ballot 2017 (2)

It is time to elect members of the St. Anthony Pastoral Council. In consideration of the possibility of summer vacation plans, ballots will be available after Masses the weekends of June 17-18 and June 24-25. Ballots may also be picked up from the Church Office during the week. Ballot boxes will be available after Masses the weekend of June 24-25 and in the Church Office June 26-29. All ballots must be returned by June 29 to be counted.

For your convenience there is a  link to the ballot form above.

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Capital Campaign Newsletter

Campaign newsletter3 5-21-17

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Scholarships to be Awarded

The Men’s Club and The Women of St. Anthony will each be awarding $750 scholarships for post high school education.  Applicants must be a registered member of St. Anthony’s or St. Anne’s parish. Scholarships 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 re-turned to the church office by July 31st. For more information, please call Doug Amon at 843-861-4586 or Joy Mierzejewski at 843-917-4326 or email at

The 2017 Constance Cooper and Janet Spring Education Scholarships sponsored by the St Anne Ladies Guild.  The scholarships are open to all students at South Carolina colleges from sophomore to senior- male or female- in the four parishes of St Anne, St Anthony, Infant Jesus and St Louis as well as members of the campus ministry at Francis Marion University. Should you have any questions, email me at the address below.  Applications can be found at the parish offices. The Constance Cooper and Janet Spring Education Scholarships consist of two (2) $500.00 scholarships awarded to Catholic students enrolled in at least the second year at a technical school or college/university in South Carolina in the upcoming school year.  One $500 scholarship will be awarded based on Merit (3.0 GPA or higher) and the other $500.00 scholarship will be awarded based on need.  No recipient can be awarded both. Both scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.  The application must be mailed to St. Anne Catholic Church, 113 South Kemp St., Florence, SC 29506 Attn: Scholarship and must be postmarked by the deadline date of 6/15/2017-or the scanned application with accompanying documents if any- are emailed to by the deadline date. An email receipt will be sent.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIPS Two $500 scholarships are to be given by K of C Council 5194 to a family member of a Knight who is higher education.  The scholarships are available for the upcoming academic year (2017/18).  Higher education includes technical school or colleges.  Applications are located in the church office and are due July 31st, 2017.  For more information, please contact John Hanna at 843-230-8030

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CCD Baby Shower

Help CE4 collect items for babies and moms in need. We are collecting diapers, baby wipes, bottles, pacifiers, onesies, sleepers, diaper rash ointment, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby wash cloths, receiving blankets, baby towels, etc. Please bring the items to the family center. A Choice 2 M8K Crisis Pregnancy Center and Lighthouse Ministries will receive your donations. Thank you!

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Online Giving

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We are happy to announce that we are now offering Online Giving!

This convenient new system does not require you to contact your bank to sign up or to make changes. You can use any of your checking or savings accounts and the funds will be automatically transferred to our parish bank account.

Online Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot attend Mass. You can choose to do a One Time Gift, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.
This system is more convenient for the parish than electronic checks from your bank. It’s convenient for you because you can make changes at any time, see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end.

Online Giving is very easy to use and requires no special knowledge other than how to access the Internet. If you haven’t already signed up, click the link at the top of the page to get started.


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Building Expansion Information

Building Plans  Open link to see drawings of new buildings and expansions

 Over $540,000 in Gifts & Pledges!

All gifts, no matter the size, are needed and greatly appreciated.
The campaign is based on equal sacrifice, not equal giving.

St. Anthony Capital Campaign: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What will the projects cost and what is the goal of the campaign?

A. The estimated cost to complete all of the projects is $3 million. In order to accomplish
the initial project, the goal of the campaign is to attain a minimum of $1.5 million. For practical  reasons the projects have been divided into three phases. This allows the projects to be  accomplished in a more feasible manner.
Q. Is it true that each family is expected to contribute a pledge of $4,000 or more?

A. No, this is not true. Every gift is important to the success of the campaign. The success
of the campaign is based on the premise that not everyone can make the same size gift, but everyone  can make an equal sacrifice – a contribution that truly reflects their gratitude for their Catholic  Faith and a willingness to support the mission of Saint Anthony Parish.
The suggested minimum asking level in the brochure was set at $4,000 to reflect a formula that  takes into consideration a variety of factors; it is not based on each registered family giving  $4,000. In order for us to be successful, any family who has the ability to pledge $10,000,  $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 or even more is asked to prayerfully consider doing so.

Q. Why are families asked for pledges?
A. We are encouraging pledges instead of one-time gifts because a pledge allows a family to make a larger contribution over a longer period of time. The amount of your pledge is more important than the time frame in which it is paid. If you need more time to make a larger pledge, that is fine. Of course, we are grateful for all sacrifices, whether they are pledges or one-time gifts. Our most important goal is 100% participation from our families! We hope that you will make a contribution to these critical projects.
Q. Do I have to make a down payment with my pledge?
A. We ask everyone to consider making a 10% down payment with your pledge. Your down payment will allow the parish to more quickly accomplish our projects. A down payment is not necessary; however, it is recommended and appreciated. Please don’t let that stop you from filling out your pledge card.
Q. Can I make a pledge via an EFT from my bank account, debit or card credit?
A. Yes, to make your pledge online by visiting our website:
Then please remember to return your completed pledge card to the Parish Office.
Q. What happens if my finances change and I am unable to complete my pledge? Will my family be  held responsible?
A. A pledge is not legally binding; it is a statement of your sincere intentions. If circumstances arise causing financial hardship, you will always have the ability to amend your pledge and your family will not be held responsible for a pledge that you have made.
Q. How will we know that our money is being used for the stated purpose?
A. All contributions received for the Building Our Mission Together Capital Campaign l
be directed toward the elements outlined in the brochure. As we move forward, a



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Changes in Mass Times

Father Morey has made some Mass schedule changes. These changes were made necessary with the reassignment of Fr. JP to St. Michael, Garden City.

The last Sunday 5 pm Mass will be October 2nd. The last Thursday 6:30 pm Mass was Sept. 29th. Mass intentions that were made for these Mass times have been moved to the next available date.  Most have been transferred to December. Please call me at 843-662-5674 or email if you would like to know the new date.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that these changes may cause.

As always, pray: Lord, send us priests.

Lord, send us holy priests.

Lord, send us many holy priests.

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