St. Anthony School Welcomes New Principal

New Principal

St. Anthony welcomes Tracy Hamner and his family to Florence and to St. Anthony School, please click on the link above for more information on the Hamner family.

CYO/Life Teen

CYO/LifeTeen begins Sunday, September 13th with the 5:00 pm Mass, the kick off party will begin  after  Mass.  There will be fun, food, games and great fellowship for all 7th through 12th graders.

We want to welcome Kevin and Lauren Ellis who will be our new youth ministry directors. They are excited about all the events they have planned for the coming year, so make sure to come out Sunday September 13th to meet them and find out about the upcoming year.


To Register Your Child  Click On The Link Below


You can mail the form and payment to the church @ PO Box 5327 Florence, SC 29502 or drop it off at the church office.

CCD classes  will begin on Wednesday, September 9th.Dinner will be from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.Classes are from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm,you must be in the program for two years in order to receive a sacrament. If you are interested in your child receiving the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation in 2018, they must be registered this year.Please consider being a teacher, an aide, or a server at dinner. Some of our classes are quite large and we could really use the help. All of us are called to serve the Lord. Please keep all of our parish children in your prayers. They are the future of the church. If your are interested please call Mary Smith @ 665-5768.



Do You Feel Called to Full Communion with the Holy Roman Catholic Church?  Have you never been baptized ?  Baptized in the Catholic Church but still needing to receive First  Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, or just interested in the Catholic Faith.

Then Consider Joining … the 2015-2016 RCIA Program at St. Anthony Parish.Welcome and Information Session Wednesday, September 9th 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 9th 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.


Statement from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone

Regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision on  Same Sex Marriage

“Our Catholic faith upholds the dignity of every human person, including persons with same-sex attraction. At the same time, the Church sustains that marriage is a sacrament instituted by God, not by man or by institution, and can only be between one man and one woman. This teaching is not a judgment about persons who experience same-sex attraction, but a statement about how the Church has always understood the nature of marriage itself. “It was disappointing to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling; however, its decision does not change the fact that the Roman Catholic Church has consistently taught and will continue to teach that marriage is a sacrament. It is a covenant of love between one man and one woman which bonds them for life and to any children that comes from the union.

“Every Supreme Court decision is limited in what it can achieve; again, this decision is no exception. It does not change the biological differences between male and female human beings or the requirements for the generation of human life, which still requires the participation of both. In addition, this decision of the court does not dispense us from the responsibility of civility and respect due every  human being, whether a person  agrees or disagrees with the decision. Nor is it a license for the use of venomous language or vile behavior against those whose opinions differ from our own.

This decision confers a civil entitlement to some people who could not claim it before. It does not resolve the moral debate that preceded it and will most  certainly continue in its wake. This decision has made my task as the pastor of this local diocesan church more complex as I continue to uphold the teachings of my Church on the Sacrament of Matrimony and the equal transcendent dignity of every human person.”



Our present hymnals have served us well; however, it is time to purchase new ones that reflect the new translation of the Mass. We encourage each family in the parish to donate a Worship hymnal in their own name or in memory of a deceased loved one. Donor envelopes are at the entrances to the Church.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

St. Anthony of Padua,

Pray for us.

Summer Mass Schedule

•Please note that the last 5:00 pm Sunday Mass will be May 17th. It will resume in September.

•The last Friday 8:20 am Mass for the school year will be May 29th.


Your time in the Adoration Chapel is a wonderful way to escape the busy world we live in today. This is an opportunity to spend quiet time with Jesus and for prayer and silent reflection. This hour Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want. You may bring your own Bible, prayer books, use the books in the chapel, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. You may feel that you can’t pray well. Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. The Chapel is open Monday 12:00 noon – Midnight Tuesday – Sunday 6:00 am – Midnight Below are the times we need to fill to fill to keep someone with the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight                                                                Sunday 10-11 am, 11 am-noon, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm. All hours are available 5 pmmidnight

Monday 11 am-noon, 10-11 pm, 11 pm-midnight

Wednesday 9-10 am, 8-9 pm, 10-11 pm, 11-midnight

Thursday 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, 5-6 pm, 10- 11 pm, 11 pm-midnight

Friday 11-noon, 3-4 pm, All hours are available 5 pm-midnight

Saturday 8-9 am, 9-10 am, 11 am-noon, 2-3 pm, 7-8 pm, 8-9 pm, 10-11 pm, 11-midnight    Please try to give one hour a week so that we can fill the hours that Jesus is alone.  Maybe even pair up with someone and do thirty minutes each. We are also always in need of substitutes. Mrs. Georgette Falcone handles the scheduling of hours so please giver her a call at 843-665-2716 , she will be happy to explain any questions you may have. Our goal right now is to fill the hours just until Midnight, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a real Perpetual Adoration Chapel again, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.


Rising 4th graders and older may apply to become an Altar Server by having their parents calling the parish office or, emailing Fr. Morey at

Training will be conducted in early summer.


The St. Anthony Adult Choir is now accepting new members.  They meet from 7pm- 8:30pm on Wednesdays in the choir room which is located in the Family Center. The choir sings at the 11am Mass on Sundays. Music reading skills are not required yet are greatly appreciated.

Lend your voice for God’s glory.       We need you!!!!!!

Call Kevin Verbe @ 662-5674 for more information