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.



Open Wide Our Hearts Prayer

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

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We Are Back At St. Anthony Mission Church!

Resumption of Masses

Returning to Mass Guidelines

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

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Via Website

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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. 
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Why Do We Ring Bells at Mass?
Alice Cella - Liturgy Committee Member

Bells have purpose, either to proclaim joy or to call the attention of the faithful. Their use dates to the 6th Century when there were no conventional clocks. They were used to alert religious to prayer for the Liturgy of the Hours. This is an ancient practice rooted in Jewish prayer (Ps. 119:164) “Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous ordinances.” Then bells became larger and were placed in towers to alert the people of the time for worship. Large bells told the monks working in the fields that the consecration was taking place at Mass. They would kneel in the fields in reverence. The person who rang the bells was called a sexton. Bells tolled when someone in the town or village died, they also indicated festive occasions. They began to be used in churches when the faithful were crowded in and could not see the altar, so small bells signaled the time of consecration. They are rung today for that same purpose. The use of bells is suspended during Lent, sometimes a wood clapper is used in their place. Then at the Vigil Mass of Easter they are used to convey great joy and are rung throughout the Gloria.

In some churches, seminaries, or monasteries the bells are rung briefly at the Epiclesis, or calling down of the Holy Spirit, when the priest prays with his hands over the elements saying:

“... that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Years ago, a little bell was rung accompanying the priest bringing Communion (Viatcum)to a sick or dying person in a hospital.

Bells are messengers which call the hearts of the faithful to prayer.

Catholic Charities Update from the Diocese of Charleston 


St. Anthony Mission
Catholic Church

 Rev. Msgr. Ronald R. Cellini


Charleston Diocese Website


Holy Days of Obligation

Weekly Feast & Saint Days


August 5:  The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major


August 7: St. Sixtus II, Pope and Companions, Martyrs St. Cajetan, Priest


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May 2020 Ethnic Newsletter

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