Annual Food Blessing

Holy Saturday, March 31st  10:00 am in the Church
Fr. Morey will bless your baskets filled with samples of Easter foods (eggs,
ham, bread, sausage, cake, etc.) and all in attendance. All are welcome. For more information please call Dorothy Czarnocki at 843-664-0185.

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Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 29
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of Feet
Procession to Temporary Chapel after Mass
Altar of Repose until Midnight All are encouraged to spend time with our Lord in adoration. The Altar of Repose will be located in the gathering area of the Church, with adoration available from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight.The Adoration Chapel will be closed from 6:30 p.m. Thursday until Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Good Friday, March 30
(Fast & Abstinence are to be observed)
12:00 noon Stations of the Cross – outside
3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross – Spanish
Holy Saturday, March 31
10:00 a.m. Food Blessing
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday, April 1
9:00 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Mass
1:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish
3:00 p.m. Latin Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)

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St. Anthony Relics Visit Charleston Diocese


St. Anthony Catholic Church 2536 Hoffmeyer  Road Florence, SC  29501

Monday, April 9th

Veneration from 9 am to 1 pm

The Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua to St. Anthony Catholic Church.  St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of “two precious and first class” relics from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy.

The relics will be accompanied by Fr. Bortolino Maistrello, a Franciscan Friar from Padua, Italy, where the Saint is buried. According to Fr Mario Conte, who is Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint.”  St Anthony intercedes with those trying to find a job, housing, faith, love, hope, harmony within the family, good health, peace of mind and mercy.

Pope Emeritus Benedict said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed by Friar Bortolino and volunteers to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint.  The writing of a prayer petition is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of

a saint.   Father Bortolino will bring the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony.  The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

To learn more about St. Anthony of Padua, please visit:     Or call Tom Muscatello, USA Representative at 914.263.8841

To view a complete listing of the visit sites within the

Diocese of Charleston, please click on the link below

St. Anthony Relics

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ABSTINENCE: All Catholics 14 years old and older are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be  used at all.

FAST: Catholics 18 years old and up to the beginning of the 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juice are allowed.

HOLY COMMUNION: All Catholics who have made their First Holy Communion are bound to receive Holy Communion during the Easter time. Easter Time is from the First Sunday of Lent until Pentecost Sunday.


Fridays of Lent 2:30 pm when school is in session 6:30 pm in English 7:30 pm in Spanish


4:30-7:00 pm in the Family Center

A meal of fried or baked fish is served with hush puppies, cole slaw, fries, and a beverage.

Desserts are extra. Tickets are $8 for Adults and $5 for children.

Date Sponsor

3/9 Knights of Columbus and the Men’s Club

3/16 Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls

3/23 Knights of Columbus

PLEASE NOTE: During the Lenten season, there are to be no flowers or plants in the church of the Adoration Chapel. Thank you.


Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm There will be several priests available for the Sacrament.

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11th!

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Book Club

The book selection for March is Saints who battled Satan, by Paul Thigpen. Meetings are every Tuesday at 9 am in classroom A of the family center. Please call Patti Musto

843-665-0169  for more information.


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St. Anthony of Padua


April 9th, 9 am to 1 pm Two first class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be here for veneration.

Watch for more info.

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Men’s Club Breakfast

breakfastSunday, March 11, 10 am in the Family Center

Always an enjoyable morning! Donations appreciated

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Senior Bingo


 Come join us in classroom A  for a couple of hours of food and fun. This group meets every second Tuesday of the month  and bring a friend open to all

 Call Noreen McFann for more information at 843-409-7097.


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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.

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.


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.



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.




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.

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 for Boys

Trail 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 11th

When: 6:30-7:30 PM          Where: St. Anthony Family Centerlogo

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