Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ashes will be given at the following Masses, please note that at 12pm there will only be a Blessing and Imposition of Ashes.

Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation but we encourage all to start this Lenten Season off by receiving ashes on Wednesday February 10th.

7:30 am
12:00 pm Blessing and Imposition of Ashes only
7:00 pm

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Lent Begins February 10

Pope Francis asks us to “make our hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) and to be “merciful, attentive and generous.” Embrace his call to mercy by reaching out to those in need. Be atten- tive to the Lenten call to prayer; be generous with your time and treasure.
“Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference,” Lenten Message 2015

ABSTINENCE: All Catholics 14 years old and older are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.

FAST: Catholics 18 years old and up to the beginning of the 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juice are al- lowed.

HOLY COMMUNION: All Catholics who have made their First Communion are bound to receive Holy Com- munion during Easter time. Easter time is from the First Sunday of Lent until Pentecost Sunday (May 15, 2016)

Fridays of Lent
2:15 pm when school is in session, 6:30 pm in English 7:30 pm in Spanish

Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 pm

4:30-7:00 pm  The Family Center
A meal of fried or baked fish is served with hush puppies, cole slaw, fries, and beverage. Desserts are extra.
Date Sponsor
2/12 Men’s Club
2/19 Women of St. Anthony

2/26 St. Anthony School
3/4 American Heritage Girls

3/11 Boy Scouts Troop 490

3/18 Knights of Columbus

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Embrace Your Neighbor

“Embrace Your Neighbor” has begun at St. Anthony Catholic Church for the purpose of:

1) Fostering….Parish Community friendships by hosting events and activities where we as a parish can individually build a tighter community of faith.

2) Reach out….to missing parishioners to invite them to come home.

3) Welcome…….new parishioners, those visiting, those interested in the faith and those who have relocated to our area.

We are asking for you to take a moment to complete the survey to give us your feedback to help us decide what initiatives are most important in accomplishing our goals. Please return the forms by placing them in next week’s collection basket: or handing them to an usher.

Please pray for this organizations : consider volunteering; and be open to loving your fellow parishioners as God call each of us to “love our neighbors as ourselves” (Matt.22:39).

Below is a link that will open the questionnaire if you do not have one.



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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 February 18thfrom 6:00- 9:00 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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Family Honor

Save the Date! April 8-9, 2016
Real Love & Real Life
St. Anthony will be hosting this truly unique chastity program for parents and teens in the 7th and 8th grades. It is designed to bring parents and their teems together to discuss life’s most important is sues with a special emphasis on chastity and God’s gift of sexuality. To see more about this program go to

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Right To Life Meeting

Several years ago, St. Anthony began the Respect for Life Committee raising awareness of the threat that faces life at all stages, especially the unborn. It is time to move the needle and reform this committee to a responsive action organization. The second meeting will be February 12th at 7:00 pm at the Family Center in classroom A. Together we will outline and form the direction of the organization bringing our Christian witness of life to our parish, community and state. You will be able to provide your input and participate to the level you desire.

Let us embrace the Church’s teachings which guide us in God’s love to support and protect His creation. Let’s come together to love our neighbor and make St. Anthony a home away from home!

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Traditional Latin Mass

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered each Sat. at 9:00 am, unless announced otherwise. The format will be the 1962 “Low Mass” in “Dialogue”. The congregation may join in some responses, for example, the Gloria. The readings are read aloud in Latin and repeated in English. Each First Saturday of the month Marian De- votions and Benediction will immediately follow the Latin Mass, unless an- nounced otherwise.

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Prayer Shawls

Shawls are made by a group of women right here at St. Anthony’s Church. We make not only prayer shawls, but also lap robes and christening blankets. Each item made comes with a special card saying “this gift was made with love and prayers, as an ex- pression of God’s loving care for you.” These items are intended to bring comfort to those who are hurt- ing – perhaps because of a death, a serious illness, or a major life crisis. The christening blankets are a gift of joy to share in the blessing God gives through new life. These gifts are free but if possible, a dona- tion for the yarn is much appreciated.

Would you like to wrap someone in God’s love, if so, please contact Patti Musto at 229-4157 or Carol Germain at 667-9702.

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Bible Study

Classes will continue on
Jan 19 and 26th from 6:30-8:00 pm in classroom A.

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Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus are having an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, January 31st from 9:30 am to 2:30  pm in the Family Center.

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