Trail Life USA



Your St. Anthony Trail Life Troop SC-0490 would like to thank our parish for its enthusiastic support, prayers, and assistance. We continue to invite the boys from our
parish and their friends who are Christians to join our ranks. Likewise we continue to welcome upstanding and moral men from our parish to come and inquire about us
that we may get to know you and together consider whether there might be a way for you to be involved with Trail Life.
Furthermore, we prayerfully ask our entire parish to consider supporting our troop in another way. We will continue to bring items that we hope are meaningful to you
to help us raise money to support our troop expenses and our worthy efforts. However, we are also in need of a
few items to support our camping adventures. If you no longer have need of the following in your garage and would like to donate the following items, the boys would be very grateful for your contribution. Our troop is in need of the following:

2 – Canopies which to prepare food under.
2 – Flag Poles which to be able to present our troop flags.
1 – portable table that folds up and can be transported.
3 – Lanterns and a tripod which to hang them.

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Men’s Club Breakfast

breakfastSunday, April 8th, 10 am in the Family Center

Always an enjoyable morning! Donations appreciated

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St. Anthony Relics Visit Charleston Diocese


St. Anthony Catholic Church 2536 Hoffmeyer  Road Florence, SC  29501

Monday, April 9th

Veneration from 9 am to 1 pm

The Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua to St. Anthony Catholic Church.  St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of “two precious and first class” relics from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy.

The relics will be accompanied by Fr. Bortolino Maistrello, a Franciscan Friar from Padua, Italy, where the Saint is buried. According to Fr Mario Conte, who is Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint.”  St Anthony intercedes with those trying to find a job, housing, faith, love, hope, harmony within the family, good health, peace of mind and mercy.

Pope Emeritus Benedict said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed by Friar Bortolino and volunteers to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint.  The writing of a prayer petition is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of

a saint.   Father Bortolino will bring the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony.  The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

To learn more about St. Anthony of Padua, please visit:     Or call Tom Muscatello, USA Representative at 914.263.8841

To view a complete listing of the visit sites within the

Diocese of Charleston, please click on the link below

St. Anthony Relics

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This is the book selection for March.

Meetings are every Tuesday at 9 am in classroom A of the
family center. Please call Patti Musto 843-665-0169. for more information .

No meeting on 4/3.

We look forward to The Four Last Things by Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM, on April 24 May 1st.

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Parish Mission with Mr. Kyle Clement

Spiritual Warfare

Mr. Kyle Clement

April 30-May 4, 2018

St. Anthony Catholic Church

2536 Hoffmeyer Road Florence, SC 29501

St. Anthony Catholic Church will host Mr. Kyle Clement for a Parish Mission discussing aspects of Spiritual Warfare. Mr. Clement is a “Spiritual Warrior” whose talks are both inspiring and challenging. He instructs the lay faithful and presents on different aspects of spiritual combat. Mr. Clement is an acclaimed speaker for Men of Christ Conference, Pope Leo XIII Institute, and Catholics in Apostleship-­Faith Mission Operatives. He is also a nationally known guest host for Catholic Radio WSFI 88.5 FM in Wisconsin.

All are welcome to this inspiring and informative event guest 

For more information and a schedule of Mission Events please click on the link below.

Kyle Clement

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Senior Bingo


 Come join us in classroom A  for a couple of hours of food and fun. This group meets every second Tuesday of the month  and bring a friend open to all

 Call Noreen McFann for more information at 843-409-7097.


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American Heritage Girls A New Group for Girls

American Heritage Girls is a Christian program that is dedicated to its mission of building american-heritage-girls-logowomen of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. AHG programs focuses on six program emphases: Life Skill Enhancement, Girl Leadership, Teamwork, Character Development, Social Development and Spiritual Development. AHG Troop SC0490 is for girls ages 5 to 18. We will be having our first meeting April 21 in the Family Center from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

There are five Program Levels in American Heritage Girls. Troops may offer all five Levels, if there are girls and Leaders available for each. However, it is common for new Troops to begin with only a few Levels.

AHG’s multi-Level structure means that girls from all Program Levels meet together as a single Troop at the same time, though they may split into Levels for certain activities.

Pathfinder – Ages 5-6
The Pathfinder Level is intended to give a girl a chance to try out the AHG Program and learn more about it. A Pathfinder girl earns necklace beads for attendance, participation and Bible verse memorization while learning the four parts of the AHG Oath. She may earn the Fanny Crosby Award upon completion of this Level.


Tenderheart – Ages 6-9
A Tenderheart earns Badges and Sports Pins in any of the six Frontiers of Skill and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities or special events. She may earn the Sacagawea Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this Level. Blue Service Stars are awarded for every 5 hours of community service.



Explorer – Ages 9-12
An Explorer earns Badges and Sports Pins in any of the six Frontiers of Skill and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities or special events. She may earn the Lewis and Clark Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this Level. Red Service Stars are awarded for every 10 hours of community service. Explorers are allowed to participate in overnight camping events. landclarkaward.jpg__150x150_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale



Pioneer – Ages 12-14
A Pioneer continues to earn Badges, Sports Pins, Service Stars and activity patches. She may earn the Harriet Tubman Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this Level. White Service Stars are awarded for every 15 hours of community service. A Pioneer is also eligible for the roles of Camp or Event Aide. The Pioneer Level is where girls really begin to show leadership skills by assisting their leaders with planning, organizing and staffing special events for AHG in the community or within their Troop.




Patriot – Ages 14-18
Patriot is the highest Program Level in AHG. A Patriot still earns Badges, Sports Pins, Service Stars and activity patches. She may earn the Dolley Madison Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this Level. Yellow Service Stars are awarded for every 20 hours of community service. Patriot girls plan and carry out activities with Unit Leaders who function as “facilitators”, allowing girls to make decisions on a regular basis.

Patriot Level girls may go above and beyond to earn the highest award for American Heritage Girls, The Stars & Stripes Award . This is the most prestigious of awards, and it requires a great deal of time, sacrifice and devotion to achieve this award.


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Trail Life USA for Boys

Trail Life USA is a Christian outdoor adventure program that focuses on outdoor adventure, character, and leadership development. Troop SC-0490 is a newly chartered group here at St. Anthony’s. Trail Life is for boys in grades 5k(kindergarten) thru 12th grade.

We will be having Family Information Day to describe our program so please bring your child for a fun activity and learn about our upcoming year.

Family Information Day: September 11th

When: 6:30-7:30 PM          Where: St. Anthony Family Centerlogo

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RCIA Program

Do You Feel Called to Full Communion with the Holy Roman Catholic Church?thUQSARCFX

Are You… Unbaptized? Baptized in another Christian community?

Baptized in the Catholic Church but still needing to receive First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation?

Want to know more about your spouse’s faith? Just curious?

Then consider joining…our 2017-2018 RCIA program

Welcome and Information Session Wednesday, September 6th 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 13th in Classroom A from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm. Contact the church office at 662-5674 for more information.

Catholic wishing to enrich their faith and understanding are also welcome.


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Volunteer Teachers Needed for CCD

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS! Volunteer catechists are needed for the 2017-2018 school year to share in the faith journey of our parish children and youth 5 years of age through 8th grade, including for those preparing for First Communion and Confirmation. Catechists are not expert teachers or brilliant theologians. They are ordinary people, just like you, who generously volunteer their time to share our Catholic faith, values, and traditions with our youngest generation of Christians. Please call Rae Anne MalvaGomes at 843-662-5674 for more information. PHC - Catechist Prayer Card

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