RUN FOR THE HEROES 2017

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Runners and walkers can sign up online at RunSignUp.com. Copies of the registration brochure, sponsor forms, and volunteer forms are available in the School and Church offices, at the entrances to the church, and at various locations around the Florence area. These are links at the bottom of the page for sponsorship and  volunteers.

Sponsor Agreement

Volunteer Form

Plan now to attend the Patriotic ceremony and ‘Red, White, and Blue’ Pancake Breakfast that accompany the road race.

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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

https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/3101

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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 You can choose to do a One Time Gift, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.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: www.osvonlinegiving.com/3101
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 andrea.foyle@saintanthony.com 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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Trail Life USA for Boys

TRAIL LIFETrail 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 12th
When: 6:30-7:30 PM      Where: Family Center

 

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RCIA

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?
Then consider Joining… our 2016-2017 RCIA Program
Welcome and Information Session
Wednesday, September 7th 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
14th in Classroom A from 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm Contact
the church office at 662-5674 for more information.
Catholics wishing to enrich their faith and understanding
are also welcome.

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2016-17 CCD Information

Our CCD classes will begin on Wednesday September 7th, please click on the links below for more information

2016-17 CCD Information              CCD Registration Brochure Cover approved

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New Mobile App

Parish App
We are proud to announce our new mobile app is now ready for download on both the Apple and Android app stores. Below is a link to our parish app page that contains links to both app stores. If you want to view all that is going on at St. Anthony you can now use your phone, tablet, any Apple or Android device. There are daily readings, prayers, the current bulletin, mass times, just to name a few. So go ahead and download this free app today, you will be glad you did.
Link: http://myapp.parishapps.com/St%20Anthony%20Florence%20SC  app

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MEMORIAL PAVERS

Purchase of a commemorative brick paver from the Men’s Club allows you to honor or memorialize a family member and at the same time will initially support the Pave the Way campaign. Pavers will be installed on the grounds of St. Anthony Church and School.
Order forms are in the church and the church and school offices.

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