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St. Anthony's Parish - Elmendorf, TX

 

  A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio

Welcome to St. Anthony's Parish Website! You can now find all St. Anthony and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Events on our Calendar and get information on Ministries, Pastoral Council and Religious Education. 

As a diverse parish with two churches we embrace the love of our Lord and his Blessed Mother Mary.  We give all praise, all glory and honor to the beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ, in all that we do for our parish community and our families.

"Christ acts like a loving mother. To induce us to follow Him, He gives us Himself as an example and promises us a reward in His kingdom."
- Saint Anthony de Padua


November 26th - 8:00 a.m.

Parishioners are invited to bring food items, bread, pie, wine, etc., for the 'Blessing of Bread’ during this special Mass of Thanksgiving for all the Blessings our Lord has bestowed on us. Tables will be set up by the Altar for your items.

        

There will not be an 8:00 a.m. Mass on Friday, November 27th.

 


Blood Bank Drive at St. Anthony is scheduled for
Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
To schedule your blood donation, click on this link:
 
Message from Archbishop Gustavo regarding the blood shortage due to COVID-19. Click on link to view: Video link:

COVID-19 Guidelines for attending Mass

Dispensation of all Catholics from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays/Holy Days remains in effect until repealed.  Please stay home if you have a cold, cough, fever, sore throat, nauseas, diarrhea, chills, loss of smell/taste, or known contact with person who has COVID-19.

  • For everyone’s safety we will keep an attendance log per Mass to assure precautionary measures are in place for contact tracing.  Please provide your name to the Usher.
  • Mask must be worn throughout the Mass.Please do not enter the church without a mask. There will be disposable masks available outside the church in case you forget yours. Do not dispose of them at church.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer to sanitize your hands before entering the church. There will be some available in church, but safer to use your own.
  • Observe all social distancing markers in the church.  Ushers will assist in seating you.
  • If members of the same household are sitting adjacent to one another, then leave a pew section empty on either side.

 Holy Communion

  • Holy Communion line:  Distance spacing will be indicated by the ‘Closed Pew’ Signs.The ‘Closed Pew’ space will be considered the space to leave open between each person in line. 
  • Holy Communion will be received only on your hand (by mouth is not allowed.) Lower the mask to place the Holy Eucharist in your mouth and Immediately reposition mask back over mouth & nose before returning to your pew.

Choir/Congregation Singing

  • Singing will not be allowed by the Congregation at this time to avoid the increase risk of viral spread of small viral particles that can be inhaled through the cloth or paper masks.
  • Singing by Cantor only.
  • Instrumental Music allowed.
  • Only choir members who play an instrument should be in the choir area.You must wear a mask and remain six-foot intervals from one another in the choir area. 

Environment  

  • All paper items have been removed from the church for your safety (missalettes, song books, etc.)
  • Church will be sanitized after each Mass by volunteers. If you are between the ages of 30-60 please contact the parish office to volunteer.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION…LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CHURCH!


Maintain your contributions when you cannot attend Mass at your parish by    Clicking on the secure 'ONLINE GIVING' Icon:  

                                                                                               

Or, you may also TEXT GIVE!   

CLICK ON OUR PARISH TEXT GIVING NUMBER TODAY:    (210)796-2228

Offertory Collection: Donations towards the First Collection (Offertory) remains in the parish for all Operating Expenses.

 

Building & Maintenance Collection: Donations towards Building Maintenance remains in the parish for building and maintenance expense.

 

You will be able pull and print reports of your Online and Text donations.

 You can also drop your tithing/donations/communications in the drop slot of the parish office next to the cross or you can mail it to:

St. Anthony Church - P. O. Box 248 - Elmendorf, TX 78112 


 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CCD) REGISTRATION: 

PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT (210)635-8539

 


ON THE WAY - ANDALE CAMPAIGN

We sincerely thank all those who have participated on this campaign with pledges and non-pledge donations.  Please continue your Pledge payments.  Pledge status updates will be posted quarterly in the bulletin.

WE STILL HAVE ONE MORE YEAR TO MEET OUR GOAL!


'Building and Maintenance Fund Collection'

Your donations towards the Building and Maintenance Fund Collections will earn you a Leaf on the beautiful Family Giving Tree located in the parish hall.     EARN A LEAF FOR THE 'GIVING TREE' WITH YOUR FAMILY NAME OR SCRIPTURE OR PURCHASE A MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR A LOVED ONE.

      

 

   


 

 

 

 

 

MASS ∙ CONFESSION

LIVE STREAM MASS SCHEDULES

ST. ANTHONY

 

Liturgy of the Word w/Communion Service

Monday: 7:30 a.m.

 

Daily Masses

Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m.

 

Confession                     Saturday: 5:15 p.m.

Weekend Masses

Saturday: 6 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. - This Mass is live streamed via parish Facebook.

Click on this link to reach the Parish Facebook Group Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/399921420358362/

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.           

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OUR LADY OF

PERPETUAL HELP

SCHEDULE 

Weekend Mass: 

Sunday:  10 a.m. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Archdiocese of San Antonio 

Click to view website.

 

Archdiocese of San Antonio Texas Open Carry Law

 

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FACILITY RENTAL

CLICK ON PICTURE TO  ACCESS FACILITY RENTAL REQUEST FORM OR CALL THE PARISH OFFICE (210)635-8539.