Do you wish your child/children  could attend St. Anthony Catholic School but just can’t afford it?  Well now you can thanks to Govenor  Henry McMaster’s newly developed SAFE GRANT PROGRAM

What are SAFE Grants?

SAFE Grants is a program, developed by Governor Henry McMaster, to address the educational needs of eligible K5-12 students who attend a participating independent school in South Carolina. Modeled on successful grant and scholarship programs serving thousands of students in states like Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina, SAFE Grants will provide critical support for working and low-income families to stabilize their child’s education journey during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure these students can access an education environment of their choice.

Click on the link below for more information and to see if you qualify for this GRANT


Parents may sign up to receive important program notifications, such as the opening of the online portal at


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Religious Education Registration 2020 2021
Classes will be held Wednesday Evenings from 5:45 – 7 pm.

All children must be registered prior to the first class, Wednesday, September 9,2020



Please go to the CCD Home Page for registration forms and other information.

We are pleased to announce the new Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Andrea Foyle, she can be reached at 843-662-5674

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Click on the link above to watch the livestream mass of First Holy Communion

You can also find it on our home page with other livestream masses



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Registration for 2020/21 will be July 1st – 21st watch for upcoming information and registration forms.

Volunteers are needed, Please prayerfully consider how you can use your talents to assist this parish apostolate. Are you an organizer, a teacher, Let us put your servant’s heart to work for the good of the families of this parish. Please call Andrea in the Church office for more information.


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St. Anthony School 8th Grade Graduation


 Please click on the link below to watch the 8th grade graduation

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School Now Enrolling for Fall 2020

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New Limits On Mass Attendance and Parish Activities


Effective June 15, parishes may increase their allowable capacity to 50%. This increased capacity must comply with all guidance that was provided by the diocese on May 1, and continue the requisite social distancing to ensure the safety of all those present, including our brother priests.

In addition, parishes may resume activities — such as bible studies, small groups, parish outreach organizations, etc — as long as all guidance regarding social distancing and sanitizing are followed. For additional information and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, visit their Community & Faith-Based Organizations page. 

Please remind parishioners that the general absolution for those who are not able to attend weekend Masses has been extended to June 14, the feast of Corpus Christi. As of June 1, daily Mass communicants no longer receive general absolution.

We continue to monitor this situation closely and will adjust our re-opening plan in accordance with state and local officials.

 Para: Todos los sacerdotes


A partir del 15 de junio, las parroquias pueden aumentar su capacidad permitida al 50%. Esta capacidad aumentada debe cumplir con toda la orientación proporcionada por la diócesis el 1 de mayo y continuar el distanciamiento social requerido para garantizar la seguridad de todos los presentes, incluidos nuestros hermanos sacerdotes.


Adicionalmente, las parroquias pueden reanudar actividades, tales como estudios bíblicos, grupos pequeños, organizaciones de extensión parroquial, etc., mientras que se sigan todas las pautas relacionadas con el distanciamiento social y la desinfección. Para obtener más información y pautas de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, visite su página de Organizaciones Comunitarias y Religiosas.


Por favor, recuerde a los feligreses que la absolución general para aquellos que no pueden asistir a las misas de fin de semana se ha extendido hasta el 14 de junio, la fiesta del Corpus Christi. A partir del 1 de junio, los comunicados diarios de misa ya no reciben la absolución general.


Seguimos monitoreando esta situación de cerca y ajustaremos nuestro plan de reapertura de acuerdo con los funcionarios estatales y locales.

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Letter from the Bishop Concerning Confession Guidelines




 My Confessions will, until further notice, be behind the screen in confessional.   

Fr. Morey

June 1, 2020

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we continue the gradual resumption of the sacraments, we must do so with the safety of the faithful and our priests foremost in mind. I have issued guidelines to assist parishes in planning the resumption of the Sacrament of Confession. Please make note that the general absolution has been extended until June 14, the feast of Corpus Christi. While those who attend daily Mass will not receive the general absolution after June 1, it will still be available for those who are unable to attend weekend Masses. Private confessions may resume on June 1 at the discretion of your pastor. Confession will still look different in the foreseeable future. Parishes have been advised to move penance into the body of the church or to a similar large area. There should be six feet of space between you and the priest, and the option is always available to celebrate the sacrament anonymously. Please prepare confessions at home and keep it brief. Given these extraordinary times, there may only be a few minutes to have confessions heard. If you need to speak with a priest for counseling on a particular issue in your life, please make an appointment at a different time outside of the confession setting. People will be asked to leave the confessional space immediately after absolution, and any penance may be done at home or at a safe distance in another portion of your church. All of this will be at your pastor’s discretion. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these new ways of ensuring the faithful receive the sacraments. My prayers are with you all.

In the Lord’s Peace,

Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone Bishop of Charleston

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Bishop Urges People to Follow Christ’s Path of Peace After Riots

stop-killing-usGraffiti is shown on a utility box at the corner of Orange Grove Road and Sam Rittenburg Boulevard in Charleston May 31. Riots in Charleston and Columbia took place May 30 protesting the recent death of George Floyd, a man who died in the custody of Minnesota police, sparking nationwide protests. (Miscellany photo/Deirdre C. Mays)

CHARLESTON—After a night of riots and looting in Charleston and Columbia, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and civic officials released statements asking for peace to prevail.

The riots spun off protests and rallies for justice after the death of George Floyd of Minnesota, a man who died while in the city’s police custody. Several days of protest in cities across the nation made their way to South Carolina May 30. 

Bishop Guglielmone urged people to respond with prayer and restraint. “The Catholic Church of South Carolina grieves with our community about the events leading up to these riots taking place around our state and our country. We pray for those who have been harmed and pray that the anger and frustration be lessened with time and reflection,” the May 31 statement said. “We must step back and learn from history that these vengeful mobs do nothing but elicit a flash of negative attention resulting in resentful distraction from a cause that requires systemic change,” the bishop continued.

“To our family in Christ, we cannot minimize the fact that there is blatant racism and injustice in our country, and change must come. In order to make that change, however, we must unite in our efforts. There is no other way, but peace,” he said.

“Peace is an ethic for people of all faiths. We know that over 2,000 years ago the authors of the Bible recorded the accounts of a man who changed the world. Jesus Christ did not do so, however, by commanding armies, and engaging in warfare. He taught his followers about love and mercy; that we must love God first and we must love our neighbors as ourselves,” Bishop Guglielmone said. The bishop stressed that Christians are called to follow those teachings today and to sacrifice the ways that impede love and mercy. 

“We must sacrifice our prejudices, ignorance, hostility, apathy, and all that halts us from truly loving our neighbors as ourselves,” Bishop Guglielmone said. The bishop also asked people to refrain from bickering on social media and step away from petty arguments. 

“Opinions and misinformation are not the answer to our society’s problems. Prayer is. Education is. Empathy is,” he continued. He also urged youths to take up the mantle of peace and justice. “Young people, I call on you to take the lead and show us how to effect change. Take Our Lord’s message of mercy out into the streets and show people how to welcome it into their hearts and homes. Show the world what it is to change the world peacefully through reason and open communication, by linking arms and teaching us to love God first,” he said.

Bishop Guglielmone called all people to pray for George Floyd and his family, and for all victims of racism, those who are suffering because of the riots, and for peace.

Charleston County was placed under curfew in the aftermath of the unrest. Columbia city officials also announced a state of emergency and a curfew.


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Simply Catholic Vote June 9th

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On Tuesday, June 9, South Carolinians will enter polling stations for primary elections across the state. We will vote for those who may hold political office in our state and Washington, D.C., for the next two years or longer.

As Catholics, we have the benefit of the Church’s Magisterium endowed upon her by Christ, which assists us in understanding the natural, moral law as it relates to specific issues. We have an obligation as Catholics also to be correctly informed and educated by the Church’s teaching so that we may vote with our consciences.

Attached to below is the Simply Catholic voter guide for the faithful in our parishes, schools and ministries. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, June 9, 2020!

Not liberal. Not conservative. Simply Catholic. Catholic citizenship & your vote We have a dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens. As Catholics, our baptismal commitment to bear public witness to the values of Jesus Christ requires our active participation in the democratic life of our nation. As Americans, we have a serious moral obligation to vote.

This brief insert is intended as a starting point to help us respond to our choices in the current political landscape.20181025_Simply Catholic Voter Guide

 Click here to f ind your local polling station

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