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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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 You can choose to do a One Time Gift, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.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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Summer Hours

Please note there will not be a 5pm mass during the summer.

The Church Office will be closed on Fridays

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Scholarships To Be Awarded

St. Anthony is proud to announce that there are several of our organizations that will be awarding scholarships this year as well as several from St. Anne’s. Below is a list of the different ones and the contact person

MEN’S CLUB & THE WOMEN OF ST. ANTHONY SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications are available in the church office for a $750 scholarship from the Men’s Club and a $750 scholarship from the Women of St. Anthony for post high school edu- cation. The applicant must be a registered member of St. Anthony’s or St. Anne’s parish.
Awards are based on the applicant’s needs, academic achievement, involvement in the parish and civic commu- nity. The educational and career pans of the applicant will be taken into consideration.
Applications must be written in ink or typed and returned to the church office by July 31st.
For more information, please call Doug Amon at 843-861
-4586 or Joy Mierzejewski at 843-917-4326 or email at jburnsmier@gmail.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARHSIPS
Two $500 scholarships are to be given by K of C Council 5194 to a family member of a Knight. Open to anyone pursuing higher education. The scholarships are available for the upcoming academic year (2016/17). Higher education includes technical schools or colleges. Applications are due July 31, 2016. If your are interested, please contact the church office or call Don Bellefeuil at 667-6975.

2016 Constance Cooper and Janet Spring Education Scholarships

Sponsored by the St Anne Ladies Guild are open to all students at SC colleges from sophomore to senior male or female in the four parishes of St Anne, St Anthony, Infant Jesus and St Louis as well as the campus ministry at Francis Marion University. There is a $500 scholarship based on merit and a $500 scholarship based on need. Applications are at the parish offices.
For questions, email missusbee52@hotmail.com .

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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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New Director of Religious Education

We would like to acknowledge the selfless dedication of Mary Smith
who has recently retired from her position as the Director of Religious Education.

She has faithfully served in this capacity for 20 years. Mary continues to serve as our first grade teacher at St. Anthony School.
Rae Ann MalvaGomes has agreed to serve as our new Director of Religious Education. We are grateful for your dedication. May God bless you both. 

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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.
Below is a list of meeting dates to follow.
May 19 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
June 16 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
July 14 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
August 11 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 A New Group for Boys

logo Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor adventure program that focuses on out door            adventure, character, and leader ship 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.

Trail Life USA (TLUSA) is a Christian Outdoor adventure program that emphasizes and teaches biblical moral values and requires all adult members to agree with, sign, and abide by the Trail Life USA Trinitarian Statement of Faith and the Statement of Values. The program is unapologetically Christian. However, the program is designed and intended to be presented without being “churchy” or “religious,” focusing on outdoor adventure, character, and leadership development. The analogy for this principle has been referred to as “carrot cake.” The carrots in the cake are not in big and obvious chunks, but are still present throughout the entire cake, as are the assumptions of a Christian worldview throughout the entire program. At the same time, the TLUSA program is not intended to replace or compete with other youth groups, Bible studies, or church programs, but rather to complement them and give youth an opportunity to exemplify and demonstrate Christian values in their relationships with others.

The morals and values of our country are deteriorating at an exponential rate and are becoming increasingly opposed to true Christian values. As our organization grows and matures, future challenges will require increased character and courage by both adult and youth members as they stand for the timeless values articulated in the TLUSA Statement of Faith and Statement of Values which originate from the Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Church. With this cultural pressure in mind, we will continually commit ourselves to the truths found in the scriptures, that we are to fear God and not man, and that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding.

TLUSA is a program focused on turning boys into godly men. Our firm conviction is that this can only be done by allowing a boy the opportunity to interact, work with, and be mentored by and with other Christian men. Women can serve in a number of roles in the organization including the National Board of Directors, National Advisory Board, Regional Leadership, Area Leadership, Troop Committee members, and even as the Charter Organization Representative (COR). However, other than in the Woodlands Trail program for younger boys 5-10 years old, adult leaders in positions of direct contact to boys must be male. at the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding.

 

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Embrace Your Neighbor

Welcome Visitors!
Interested in becoming a New Parishioner?

It is with great JOY that we welcome you as a new member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and School Community!
Please take a moment and fill out this form and either drop it into the collection basket or bring it to our Parish office.
We offer several ways to familiarize yourself with your new community. Please indicate which options would suit you best. We offer a welcome packet, which you can pick up at the parish office (yes/no). We can assist you in becoming oriented to our parish community by having a parishioner answer questions about St. Anthony Parish by giving you a call (yes/no). This parishioner can assist you in learning more about the various programs, ministries, and activities we have available. Are you
interested in a tour of the parish school or church? (yes/no)

In addition, we would like to keep you updated on all the news in our parish: changes in organization meeting times; developments that take place with your new parishioners; highlights of the weekly bulletin; and so much more. In order to do this we need you to provide your email address and sign below, which authorizes the parish office to provide these updates to you.

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Welcome! We look forward to meeting you and being your neighbors

 

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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 committee meets the second Friday of each month  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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