The Catholic Faith Community of
St. Anthony the Abbot Parish welcomes you!

As you look through the pages of our website
you will see evidence of a vibrant Catholic community.

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PRIMARY ELECTION August 18

2020 Candidate Questionnaire Project

What’s a Catholic voter to do?

Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled candidates running for the U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature. To see how candidates appearing on the August 18 Primary Election / November 3 General Election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit www.flaccb.org/cqp.

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ONLINE GIVING

Our Church needs your help!

Activity as we know it may have stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but expenses at our church have not.  Your help is needed now more than ever before, to help pay the bills that must be paid.  If your budget allows, please consider making a gift by clicking on the link below.  Also, because of the CARES Act 2020, your donation of up to $300 is tax deductible even if you don't itemize deductions.  If you do itemize deductions, up to 100% of your AGI may be tax deductible.  (Be sure to consult your tax professional.)  God knew money would be important to us.  Donating to the church is one way of thanking God for what He's blessed you with.   

 

 Our parish now provides "Online Giving" 
When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. 

 
                 
  
 

MASS INTENTIONS

Monday, September 21st

8:00 a.m.     Robert Hagenbruch  (D)

Tuesday, September 22nd

8:00 a.m.     Todd Zoretic (D)

Wednesday, September 23rd

8:00 a.m.     Dianne Gittlin (D)

Thursday, September 24th

8:00 a.m.     Widows and Widowers

Friday, September 25th

8:00 a.m.     Brittney & Floyd Warren (L)

 Saturday, September 26th

8:00 a.m.     Josh David (D)

 4:00 p.m.     Donna Strmensky (D)

 Sunday, September 27th

8:00 a.m.     Living and Deceased Members of St. Anthony the Abbot Parish.   

10:00 a.m.     Ellsworth W. & Bruce Thomas   (D)

11:30 a.m.     Frances & John Edmonds  (D)

 

ADORATION - Now thru 11/03/20

Join us each day for LIVESTREAM ADORATION now through November 3, 2020

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Click the link below to join us through Facebook

https://m.facebook.com/saintanthonybrooksville

40 DAYS for LIFE - 09/30/20


St. Anthony the Abbot parish is scheduled to participate in the 40 Days For Life Campaign

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

7:45 am - 12:30 pm

Offering a prayerful presence at the abortion mill

"Tampa Women's Health Center"

2010 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa  FL 33612

At least 4 people are needed each hour to be present at the mill.  If unable to join us on site, please pray and fast.  If you would like to be part of this prayerful, peaceful campaign, please email 

[email protected]

RCIA - Ongoing

 

If you or someone you know would like to learn more abut the Catholic faith

and what it means to be Catholic,

please call Michele in the parish office, Tuesday - Thursday.

352-796-2096 ext. 108 

 

Sessions begin September 20, 2020 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

in the parish hall

(physically meeting once/month - balance of month weekly online)

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Ongoing

Classes for grades K-6 begin in Heffernan Hall

Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 8:30 am

(Snacks available for students)

Classes for grades  7-12 begin in Heffernan Hall

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 6:30 pm 

(Pizza available for purchase at 6:00 pm)

 

For all current, new, and assistant catechists

Catechetical commissioning Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 10:00 am Mass

 

MASS of the ANGELS - 10/03/20

Annual Diocesan Mass of the Angels

for children (born & unborn) who have gone to be with our Lord

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, 11:00 am 

Celebrant:  Fr. Lipscomb 

St. Timothy Parish, 17512 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz FL

Please wear a face mask

For more information, or to add a child's name, contact Diane at 727-344-1611, ext. 5308 or [email protected]

BIBLE STUDY CLASS - Ongoing

How do you deepen your relationship with Jesus? By spending time studying God's word in Scripture.

NEW BIBLE STUDY CLASS starting

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

(and every Tuesday thereafter) 

9:00 am - 10:30 am    &    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(identical classes to accomodate your schedule)

Led by JACK LAVERY

Content:  Books of James...1st, 2nd Peter...1st, 2nd, 3rd John...Jude 

The Bible is our Soul's GPS to lead us to God in a deeper relationship and the roadmap to heaven.  WARNING:  Bible usage can be habit forming.  Regular scripture reading can cause loss of anxiety and fear, and possible loss of appetite for impatience and anger.  Symptoms include:  increased love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  If SYMPTOMS PERSIST, just "PRAISE THE LORD!" 

PUBLIC ROSARY - 10/10/20

Please join us for a public Rosary for our nation during these times

of unrest, moral decay, and disrespect for law enforcement.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Noon

Under the portico outside the church

Let us all respond to the request of our Lady of Fatima to pray the Rosary as our weapon for peace.

 

MOVIE NIGHT - 10/10/20

Join us in the parish hall for

MOVIE NIGHT 

"Garabandal, Only God Knows"

Saturday, October 10, 2020

6:30 pm

Check out the link below for the movie trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZCbSHdcwgc

Seating available or bring your own chair

Concessions available:  soda, juice, water, candy, popcorn, & chips (cash only)

Donations can be made to help with a children's playground at St. Anthony's

Mass Times

MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Daily (Monday-Saturday): 8:00 AM
Latin Mass: Every Sunday 11:30 AM & Wednesday 7:00 PM
Holy Days: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM.
Confession also available by appointment.
(For appointment, please contact the Parish Office)

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Anointing after Masses or upon request.
(For request, please contact the Parish Office in advance)

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday - Office closed

Staff

Bulletins


  • Tue, Sep 22nd

  • Tue, Sep 1st

LATIN MASS - SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

Join us for LATIN MASS 

Every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

MASS with FR. PECCHIE

Dear St. Anthony The Abbot Parishioner,

In an effort to keep us all spiritually close while we are physically apart, we are livestreaming Mass with Fr. Pecchie from St. Anthony The Abbot, daily at 8:00 a.m. EDT, and every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Please visit our Facebook events page to RSVP to upcoming livestream Masses.

Thank you all. Please continue to keep safe and well, and

may God bless you!

FR. PECCHIE'S PODCAST

Click Here to Listen to

Father Pecchie's Daily Mass Homilies

 

A MESSAGE from FR. PECCHIE - 09/20/20

JMJ

My Dear Friends in Christ,

It is the focus on God's glory that has given all the saints such remarkable energy and courage.  St. Thomas Aquinas, one of my top 5 favorite saints, was perhaps the greatest intellect the world has ever known. A member of the first generation of Dominican friars, he lived in the 1200s and died in his 40s. He was so far above his peers in philosophical and theological knowledge and understanding that he was given the title "Angelic Doctor."

During his short life, he produced an entire library of works defending and explaining the Catholic faith - a library which remains to this day the pillar of Catholic theology. His mind was so remarkable that he would write five books at the same time. He would sit at a table with five secretaries and dictate a paragraph to one of them. While one secretary wrote down that paragraph, he would dictate another paragraph of another book to another secretary - keeping all five scribbling for hours.

Soon before he died, he was praying in a chapel, kneeling beneath a large wooden crucifix. The sacristan heard a strange noise and peeked into the chapel. He saw our Lord appear to the saint and say to him: "You have written well of me Thomas; what reward would you have?" To which the Angelic Doctor replied, "Nothing but yourself, Lord." That was the secret to his incredible output, to the total development of his natural and supernatural potential: he was doing everything not for his own glory, but just for Christ.

Spiritual writers refer to this aspect of our Christian lives as purity of intention. In all that we do, we should be striving not for praise and recognition from other people here on earth, but for God's reward in heaven.  We should strive simply to love God and to love our neighbor, to do good to others so as to be mirrors of God's own goodness in this fallen world.

God is like the sun, giving off heat and light to all people, the humble and grateful, and also the wicked and self-serving. Purity of intention makes us like that. It frees us from being slaves of other people's fickle opinions, bringing peace and equanimity to our souls. This doesn't mean we shouldn't take pleasure in the gratitude and recognition that sometimes comes to us even here on earth - that's fine and healthy.

The dangerous thing is to make such recognition our goal.  There is one very easy way for us to take the temperature of our purity of intention: look at our reaction when we do something for someone and they don't say "thank you". The natural reaction is to give into feelings of resentment and anger, and maybe even vengeance. The supernatural reaction, the one that shows purity of intention, is to let those feelings pass by, like clouds, and keep the eyes of our soul focused on Christ's cross.  When others don't appreciate us, we are being treated a little bit as Christ was treated. And if we are true followers of Christ, that alone should give us deep spiritual joy. Let us renew our commitment to Him, and ask Him to give us the interior peace that comes from learning purity of intention.

 

Oremus pro Invicem

Fr. Pecchie

(For previous messages from Fr. Pecchie, please visit his Blog on this website....................................... In the menu "MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE")

 

           

JOYFULLY RETURNING to MASS

PRAYER for PROTECTION

BINGO

SUSPENDED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEEVERY TUESDAY

Doors open at 8:30 AM

Early Bird starts at 10:30 AM

BINGO follows

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BINGO is SUSPENDED

until further notice

Please check back for updates.

FIRST COMMUNION - 07/12/20

RENT OUR HALL

Looking for the perfect  place to host a special event?

Call our office for more information

352-796-2096

 

MYSTICAL ROSE Gift Shoppe

          

 Visit our gift shop for items of inspiration.

 

 

BAPTISM - 08/02/20

Baptism of baby Madison

 

WINE and the WORD 07/16/20

Ladies, join Fr. Pecchie for WINE and the WORD

7:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday each month

 

Gathered around the fire for fellowship & Fr. Pecchie's teachings

Fr. Pecchie helping us better understand our faith

 

Faith and Ale 08/13/20

Men, join Fr. Pecchie for FAITH and ALE

7:00 p.m. 2nd Thursday each month

Faith and fellowship

 

Learn more about your faith in a comfortable atmosphere

 

 

VIGIL of PENTECOST - SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION & FULL COMMUNION 05/30/20

VIGIL of PENTECOST - SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION & FULL COMMUNION 05/30/20

DRIVE BY BLESSINGS - 2020

Father offering drive by blessings during the Covid 19 pandemic

EASTER SUNDAY

MOTHER'S DAY

 

The MARDI GRAS PARTY WAS A HIT Feb 22, 2020

                      Fellowship with friends       

                                                                                                  

The cooks with Fr. Pecchie

                     Blackjack with friends

                  The games were a hit                   

                  

Gumbo

                  

             

A BIG THANK YOU

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER March 14, 2020

                              Fr. Pecchie 

  Deacon Manny

A touch of the Irish stood out at our annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner.  Lots of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots were had by all...with cake & ice cream for dessert.  

2019 ALTAR SERVER of the YEAR

Bishop Parkes congratulates Kyra Whittier

St. Anthony the Abbot's Altar Server of the Year

2019 YOUTH CONFIRMATION

"FORMED.org" THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT - ALL IS ONE PLACE!

THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT — ALL IN ONE PLACE.

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 4KR96N (case sensitive). Set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use the many great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.

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St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church
20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL
352-796-2096