Religious Education Registration

CCD Registration Form

Registration is open for faith formation and sacramental preparation classes for the 2017-18 school year! To avoid a $10 late registration fee, register by August 18th.

CCD begins September 6th at 5:45pm in the Family Center. Dinner is served prior to CCD, starting at 5:15pm. All classes conclude at 7:00pm.

Faith Formation is a life-long journey; on-going attendance is expected. Please note the Diocese of Charleston requires a MINIMUN of two-years of faith formation classes prior to receiving the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.

First Communion preparation takes place in the 2nd grade.

Confirmation preparation takes place during 8th grade. Special classes are available for children and teens that have not received the sacraments during the standard grade levels. For more information, please call Rae Anne MalvaGomes at 843-662-5674.

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 You can choose to do a One Time Gift, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system.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

Do You Feel Called to Full Communion with the Holy
Roman Catholic Church?
Are You…
Unbaptized?
Baptized in another Christian community?
Baptized in the Catholic Church but still needing to receive First Holy Communion and/or confirmation?
Want to know more about your spouse’s faith?
Just curious?
Then consider Joining… our 2016-2017 RCIA Program
Welcome and Information Session
Wednesday, September 7th 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
14th 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.

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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.

pavers

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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.

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.
Information Day: September 12th
When: 6:30-7:30 PM     Where: St. Anthony Family Center

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

 

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