ST. ANTHONY BOOK CLUB

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The next book selection for our Book Club will be

Saint Catherine Laboure 

Meetings are every Tuesday at 9 am in classroom A  family center please call Patti Musto for more information 843-665-0169. We
look forward to beginning this book in mid-May.

A look into this book

Catherine Laboure is the epitome of a person who experienced extraordinary heavenly favors but exhibited such humility that she never allowed herself to be identified as the visionary . She was given the message that the Immaculate Conception has the power to shower God grace to the our aching sorrowful world. She will protect us and guide us to her Son if we ask her. Catherine Laboure faithfully carried out her mission never directing any attention to herself then went back to her life of service to others. The reader journeys with the young Catherine through the death of her mother and the young saint assuming full adult responsibility at age 12 for the household management of a farm. She faithfully assists her brothers business by taking on lowly tasks and finally in the convent she cares for the old men in the hospice. Catherine performed her duties of cooking, cleaning and caring for other with love and attention so as to make an offering to God ;small tasks done with great love. It is within our ability to strive to do the same.

Please call Patti Musto for more information 843-665-0169. 

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Senior Bingo

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 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.
https://www.americanheritagegirls.org

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 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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Altar Server Training

Rising 4th graders and older may apply by having their parents call the parish office or by emailing Fr. Morey at pastor@saintanthony.com.

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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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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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