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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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.
Below is a list of meeting dates to follow.
May 19 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
June 16 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
July 14 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
August 11 – 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.

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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 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.

Email________________________________________________
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Name___________________________________________________
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Would you like your new home Blessed_____________Yes_______________No
Welcome! We look forward to meeting you and being your neighbors

 

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Right To Life Meeting

Several years ago, St. Anthony began the Respect for Life Committee raising awareness of the threat that faces life at all stages, especially the unborn. It is time to move the needle and reform this committee to a responsive action organization. The committee meets the second Friday of each month  at 7:00 pm at the Family Center in classroom A. Together we will outline and form the direction of the organization bringing our Christian witness of life to our parish, community and state. You will be able to provide your input and participate to the level you desire.

Let us embrace the Church’s teachings which guide us in God’s love to support and protect His creation. Let’s come together to love our neighbor and make St. Anthony a home away from home!

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Traditional Latin Mass

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered each Sat. at 9:00 am, unless announced otherwise. The format will be the 1962 “Low Mass” in “Dialogue”. The congregation may join in some responses, for example, the Gloria. The readings are read aloud in Latin and repeated in English. Each First Saturday of the month Marian De- votions and Benediction will immediately follow the Latin Mass, unless an- nounced otherwise.

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Prayer Shawls

Shawls are made by a group of women right here at St. Anthony’s Church. We make not only prayer shawls, but also lap robes and christening blankets. Each item made comes with a special card saying “this gift was made with love and prayers, as an ex- pression of God’s loving care for you.” These items are intended to bring comfort to those who are hurt- ing – perhaps because of a death, a serious illness, or a major life crisis. The christening blankets are a gift of joy to share in the blessing God gives through new life. These gifts are free but if possible, a dona- tion for the yarn is much appreciated.

Would you like to wrap someone in God’s love, if so, please contact Patti Musto at 229-4157 or Carol Germain at 667-9702.

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Check Out Our Newest Program FORMED

We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone
and tablet with internet access.
With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks.
And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron and a lot more.
They’re all part of our parish subscription. It truly is the
Catholic faith – on demand.
Here’s how easy it is to get FORMED: Go to
www.FORMED.org. You should see the registration box
for parishioners. Type in the parish code. Now set up a
username and a password. Now you are all set to use all
the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.
FORMED.org/register
Enter Parish Code: E3MV87
If you have any questions please contact the Church Office
at 662-5674

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PARISH LIFE

Listed below are just some of the programs we offer at St.Anthony for a complete list look under the Ministries/Organiztions  Link at the top of the home page.

BIBLE STUDY classes meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the gathering area of the  chrch.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets at 10:00am in Classroom A. The  current program is on the Gospel of Matthew.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 490 meets on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

BLOOD DRIVE SPECIAL NOTE: The next Blood Drive is Sunday, November 29th in the Family Center.

CUB SCOUTS PACK 490 meets the second and fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

CYO AND LIFE TEEN – Meetings are after the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet at the Knights’ Hall on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Fran Barcomb at 601-3405.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY (Knitting and Crocheting) meets every Thursday from 1:00 – 3:30 pm in Classroom A. Items for the sick or for new arrivals are available by calling Patti Musto @ 665-0169.

SENIOR’S BINGO will meet in Classroom A on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. For more information contact Noreen at 409-7097

STEPHEN MINISTRY Confidential request cards asking for a Stephen Minister, either for yourself or for  another, along with information about Stephen Ministry,are available at all entrances to the Church.

ULTREYA MEETING The third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at St. Anne’s. Contact Sherri Bender at 665-8871 or Celeste Durasoff at 662-8513.

WOMEN’S CLUB meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The next meeting is May 12th at 7:00 For more information contact Joy Mierzejewski at 917-4326.

YOUNG AT HEART meets at 11:30 am on the third Wednesday of the month at Stefano’s restaurant. The next lunch is on November 18th.

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