LIFE CHAIN is a silent prayer vigil by Christians to communicate their opposition to abortion. Participants prayerfully display uniform signs (provided at the site)
that state the truth about abortion. This is an opportunity for local churches to unite in prayer and stand for the rights of the unborn. Everyone who believes in the protection
of unborn children and their mothers is invited to participate.

LIFE CHAIN is observed throughout the U.S. and Canada. This is not a political rally; it is 
peaceful, prayerful hour of witnessing to the truth.This year the event is on Oct. 6th.
Sumter: Meet at the Gateway Plaza sign in the1300 block of Broad Street to pick up a sign by 2:15 pm. The Chain is from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Hartsville: Meet at St. Mary’s at 12:30 pm at 363 N. 5th St. Chain from 1-2 pm at the corner of 5th and Home Ave.

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Blessing of the Animals



The Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi will be on Friday, Oct. 4th at 2:30 pm in front of the church.

This is a church and school event, anyone wanting their pet blessed is welcome to attend.

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4th Grade Teacher Opening

St. Anthony School is currently accepting resumes for the 4th grade teaching position. To be considered, please email a letter of intent and resume to Mrs. Kristine Galemmo at Candidate must have a current teaching certification and prior teaching experience preferred.

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Change For Our Babies

The Women of St. Anthony will hand out baby bottles at all Masses the weekends of 5th & baby-bottle-clipart-2019-386th & October 12th & 13th to all parishioners who are willing to fill & return them with their spare change. If you would like to make a donation by check, please make your check payable to Lighthouse Ministries. Every filled bottle is a gift that helps prevent child abuse and neglect through Lighthouse Ministries Working Mothers Education and Support Program.
Baby bottles must be returned no later than the weekend of October 26th & 27th, 2019. Bottles can be returned to the Parish Office if more convenient.
Thank you for your support!

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144 Leaf Campaign


We would love to have 100% participation from our school families. We have also invited our parish community to pick a leaf! The tree is in the gathering area of the church. The way it works: your family selects a leaf (or leaves) from the tree and returns the envelope with the amount of money equal to the number on the leaf. In each leaf there will be a special thank you from our students. The money collected will go to supporting our students in the classroom with technology and  curriculum. Please help us make this a successful campaign!

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KOC 5194 and St. Anthony Men’s Club Golf Tournament

Perfect for your next golf tournament. Customize with your own colors and text.


 Will be held at Traces Golf Course, November 9,2019. Entry fee is $75 per player and it includes golf, cart, range balls, Milligan package, beverages on the course and lunch. Entry Deadline is November 1st Prizes for 1st place team and closest to the pin on two holes
Hole Sponsorship – $250
Contact Fran Barcomb 843-292-8986

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St. Anthony Parish App

ST. ANTHONY PARISH APP will no longer be available as of September 30th, Our Sunday Visitor will be discontinuing the Parish App, due to changes in federal policies.  This does not affect the online-givining. 

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aq picToday is Catechetical Sunday. Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical
Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical
Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

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American Red Cross and KOC Blood Drive

The Red Cross is transitioning from weekend blood drives to only holding blood drives Monday through Friday. Our October 13 and December 15 blood drives areblood-drive-090610
included in those events that are cancelled outright or need to be rescheduled.
We are tentatively considering holding our next drive the week of December 15 and run it from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. We thank you for your past support and will
appreciate your input on what day of the week will work for you.
In the interim, please continue to consider donating at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center located at 1555 West. Palmetto Street in Florence, SC. Please
get your suggestions to Joe Balotti, Mike Hill, or Fran Barcomb.


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Do you Feel called to Full Communion with the Holy
Roman Catholic Church?
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? Want to learn more? Consider joining our 2019/20 RCIA Program.
Welcome and Information Session Wednesday, September 4th 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 5th in Classroom A from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm. Contact Andrea in the church office at 662-5674 for more
information. Catholics wishing to enrich their faith an understanding are welcome as well.

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