St. Anthony Mission Catholic Church

Welcome All!

St. Anthony Mission Church is a welcoming Catholic community called by God to
  live the message of Christ in love and service to all people.

St. Anthony Mission Church es una comunidad Católica acogedora llamada por Dios para vive el mensaje de Cristo en amor y servicio a todas las personas.

St. Anthony Mission Catholic Church
Hardeeville, South Carolina
September 20, 2020

29th Sunday in

Ordinary Time


A Message from Bishop Guglielmone - The 2020 Census

Please click on the link below to read the Charleston diocese guidelines on voting in the upcoming election.

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para leer las pautas de la diócesis de Charleston sobre la votación en las próximas elecciones.

Voting Guidelines

Open Wide Our Hearts Prayer

(English and Spanish Version/Versión en Ingles y Español) 

Watch Live Streamed Masses 


We Are Back At St. Anthony Mission Church!

Resumption of Masses

Returning to Mass Guidelines

Welcome Father Emerson Rodriquez, OFM!


SPOTLIGHT ON ... Deacon Al and Cathi

My Diaconate journey began when a Deacon's wife asked me, "did you ever think of becoming a Deacon?"  I said to myself, "what are you smoking."  But God works in funny ways.  From that time on I never stopped thinking about it.  God was calling me.  The Holy Spirit was working overtime!

We were ordained November 27, 1999, in the diocese of Scranton, PA. and I say, "we" because without the love, support, and understanding of Cathi, my wife of 55 years (and our 3 children and 10 grandchildren) this wonderful ministry would not have been possible.  Among my favorites are the prison ministry, visiting nursing homes, and the homebound.  (All on hold now because of Corvid 19).

We have been at St. Anthony Mission Catholic Church for 12 years and what a blessing it has been.  We have made many friends.  The love and support they have shown us during the good times and not so good times have been incredible.  The love of God shines in this community!  While I minister to the community the community has ministered so much to me!

It has been an honor, privilege, and blessing to serve the Lord and his people.  Thank you so much!

I will continue to pray for God's blessing upon all always.

Masses Live Streamed from St. Gregory the Great

Daily Mass - 8:30 am (English)
Sunday Mass - 11 am (English)Mensaje de Pascua del Obispo Robert E. Guglielmone (Español)

Domingo Misa - 1 pm (Español)

Saint Gregory the Great Live Streamed Masses

San Gregorio el Grande Las Misas de la Transmisión en Vivo

Ways to Continue Giving

Mailing Check

St. Anthony Mission
21 Main Street
Hardeeville, SC 29927

(Remember to put your parishioner number on the check).

Via Website

Online Giving

(This requires that you set up an account).

Online Banking

You can set up, through your bank's Bill Pay, an online account that will mail your donation to the church for you. 
(Don't forget to include your parishioner number somewhere in the setup).

October is the Month of the Rosary

Alice Cella - Liturgy Committee Member

In October 1571, all Europe was faced with being overcome by the Turks who conquered every land they entered slaughtering millions and forcing survivors to convert to Islam. Pope Pius V called upon the princes of Europe to rally in defense against the destruction of the lands and the Church.  The Pope was a Dominican and he called on the Rosary confraternities to unite in processions and recitations of the Rosary. Completely outnumbered, the Christian fleet met the Turks at Lepanto, off the coast of Greece. At days end all the Turks were driven to shore or drowned. Europe was saved. Pius' successor, Gregory XIII, fixed the annual commemoration of that day on the first Sunday in October as the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

The Rosary is ancient. By the 4th Century, friars recited 300 Our Fathers daily keeping count with pebbles. For years to come the practice continued; in Ireland, the monks used knotted cords to count. By 1040 the knotted cords were replaced with wooden or clay beads. These Irish monks, unable to read the 150 Psalms of the Divine Office retained the custom of the beads but more and more people took up the practice of saying Hail Marys. The entire Rosary with all 3 Mysteries is 150 Hail Marys.

By the 11th Century, the Rosary started to take the form we use with an Our Father followed by 10 Hail Marys. To offset the potential of simple repetitive prayer, the Mysteries arose in about 1489, and the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries came to be. Pope St. John Paul II established the Luminous Mysteries in 2003. They are the Baptism of the Lord, The Miracle at Cana, The Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, and the Establishing of the Eucharist.

Our Lady made a series of promises to St. Dominic asking that her Rosary be said as a “powerful armor against evil,” similarly, Padre Pio called his Rosary “That Weapon.”

The Rosary got its name from the belief that each group of prayers was like a little crown of roses offered to heaven. But the Rosary is really a whole garden of prayers outranking others in power and popularity. The first half is from Scripture (Luke 1:28) and the second half is a petition to Mary for her prayers throughout our lives and at the moment of death.

 Pray the Rosary!

The Loreto Litanies

Catholic Charities Update from the Diocese of Charleston 


Litany of St. Anthony

St. Anthony Mission
Catholic Church

 Rev. Msgr. Ronald R. Cellini



Charleston Diocese Website


Holy Days of Obligation

Weekly Feast & Saint Days


October 20: Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest

October 22:  St. John Paul II, Pope 

October 23: St. John of Capistrano, Priest

October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

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