Giving Tree

 

Giving Tree

 

Beginning November 14th, tags will be available on the tree in the gathering area. Please remove a tag, purchase and wrap the gifts, and return to the church by December 1st. For the safety of the nursing home residents, please do not include toiletries, food, or candy.

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

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The next Knights of Columbus Blood Drive is December 9th from 1-6 pm.

Call 1-800-733- 2767 for an appointment

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Turkey Drive

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We are accepting donations of frozen turkeys to make Thanksgiving Day dinner boxes for our parishioners who are in need. The School’s food drive and Cars for a Cause donations have supplied the side dishes for the boxes. You can drop off a turkey M-F from 8 am – 4  in the church office.

Thank you for your generosity. ***

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Modifications to the Plenary Indulgence by His Holiness Pope Francis

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The Apostolic Penitentiary dicastery announced modifications to the Plenary Indulgence for the deceased during the month of November. The decree containing these modifications was signed Oct. 22 “… by the special mandate of His Holiness Pope Francis.” 

Plenary Indulgence during November

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to avoid large groups from forming where prohibited, the Plenary Indulgence applicable to the deceased by those who visit a cemetery has been extended beyond the normal dates of Nov. 1-8. This year, the indulgence can be obtained by anyone who visits a cemetery — even if only mentally — on any day in November and devoutly prays for the faithful departed.

For the Feast of All Souls’ Day

Regarding the Plenary Indulgence attached to All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, this year it can be obtained not only on the preceding or succeeding Sunday, or on the actual Feast day, but on any other day of the month chosen by each member of the faithful. In this case, the indulgence is obtained by “devoutly visiting a church or an oratory,” along with the recitation of the Our Father and the Creed, and the other requirements associated with a Plenary Indulgence.

For the homebound

For anyone who cannot leave their home for various reasons, including COVID-19 restrictions, they too can obtain the Plenary Indulgence by “uniting themselves spiritually to other members of the faithful.” In this case, the condition of being “completely detached from sin” and the intention of completing the other requirements for obtaining a Plenary Indulgence remain. These conditions are Sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion and a prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions.

 

The Decree suggests that such prayer take place before an “image of Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary.” Among the various prayers that are recommended are “prayers for the deceased, Morning or Evening Prayer from the Office of the Dead, the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditating on various Gospel passages proposed for the liturgy of the Dead, or completing a work of mercy by offering to God the suffering and discomforts of one’s own life.”

The Decree asks that the Sacrament of Confession is  generously available and that Holy Communion is made available available to the sick. 

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Father Michael J. McGivney, the new American beatus

Dear Friends,
Like so many parishes, associations, and dioceses throughout
the country, MAGNIFICAT has been honored to collaborate with the Knights of Columbus on numerous projects that have served the Church.
It is, therefore, with great joy that we announce the coming beatification of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus! Father McGivney’s beatification is a cause for rejoicing throughout the world, but especially in the United States as we celebrate Father McGivney’s new title of “Blessed.”
A devoted parish priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus 138 years ago in order to serve the spiritual and material needs of Catholic men and their families.
“Father McGivney was ahead of his time in enhancing the laity’s role in the Church and inspiring the laity to put their faith into action in countless ways,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said. “Today, his spirit continues to shape the extraordinary charitable work of Knights as they continue to serve those on the margins of society as he served widows and orphans in the 1880s.”
We wish to extend to you, our readers, a unique opportunity to celebrate Father McGivney in the coming days. Prepare for the day of beatification by joining the Novena Before the Beatification of Michael McGivney and by reading about Father McGivney’s life and holiness. Then, follow the beatification liturgy online at Aleteia.org and be uplifted by the blessing of a new American beatus!
In Christ, prayer02

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A Letter From the Bishop

In this difficult year, we also face a complex election season. As Catholics, we cannot close our eyes to the difficulties around us. Please read my letter my letter below to the faithful and my accompanying video concerning the upcoming elections:

For more information on the candidates and Catholic teaching on issues of concern, please visit charlestondiocese.org/yourvote

diocesebMy Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This has been a difficult year. We are seven months into a pandemic and are preparing for elections in our country — all this, during one of the toughest times in our nation’s history. However, we must not tire in our call to faithfully participate in civic life. What is important for all of us to recognize, especially as Christians, is that we are not Republicans nor are we Democrats. We are Catholics first and foremost. We are one family in faith, and we have a responsibility to our nation and to our communities to seek the common good of all people. Our responsibility includes voting based on an informed conscience and our moral beliefs. We must research the issues and avoid any tendency towards favoring particular personalities or our own political bias. We must seek answers to sincere matters of policy, and find the truth buried in the daily assault of political rhetoric from every direction. A year ago, my brother bishops and I issued a statement about the 2020 election. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops agreed that abortion was to remain the preeminent moral issue facing our nation. The word “preeminent” was a deliberate choice meant to indicate urgency as we perform our civic duty this November. While the Catholic Church has clear teaching on many important issues, we cannot advocate for important social changes if our nation does not have justice or peace for those in the womb. I urge you, please do not stand idle. Engage in proper research, find out what the candidates stand for, and then vote. Each of us must take this very seriously and cast a ballot. A wellformed conscience in light of the Church’s teaching means we vote not from insecurity or selfishness, but for love of our God, love of our nation, and love for the most vulnerable. God bless you and your families. Let us pray for our nation and seek the intercession of the patroness of South Carolina, Our Lady of Joyful Hope.

In the Lord’s in Peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A MESSAGE FROM FR. MOREY

 

 

 

 

Below are  just few pictures of  areas that are in desperate need of repairs on our parish grounds, your generosity will go a long way to have all the maintenance needed to our buildings and grounds. 
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Adult Faith Formation Opportunity

 The Diocese of Charleston has just partnered with the University of Dayton to offer virtual courses for a minimal fee—$40 for seminars and $50 for courses for any interested parishioner  or staff.

Go to https://vlcff.udayton.edu/ and sign up as a student and get a pro-file. Check out the courses. For more information, con-tact Sr. Kathy Adamski, OSF, Associate Director of the Office of Spirituality and Formation for Ministry at 843-261-0498 or kadamski@charlestondiocese.org

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WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

 

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WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Begins on September 9th with the study by Dr. Edward Sri, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion. Meetings will be in the gathering area from
9:30 to 11:30 am. Please contact Rae Anne MalvaGomes at 843-230-3549

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SAFE GRANTS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Do you wish your child/children  could attend St. Anthony Catholic School but just can’t afford it?  Well now you can thanks to Govenor  Henry McMaster’s newly developed SAFE GRANT PROGRAM

What are SAFE Grants?

SAFE Grants is a program, developed by Governor Henry McMaster, to address the educational needs of eligible K5-12 students who attend a participating independent school in South Carolina. Modeled on successful grant and scholarship programs serving thousands of students in states like Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina, SAFE Grants will provide critical support for working and low-income families to stabilize their child’s education journey during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure these students can access an education environment of their choice.

Click on the link below for more information and to see if you qualify for this GRANT

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Parents may sign up to receive important program notifications, such as the opening of the online portal at MySCeducation.org.

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