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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ONLINE GIVING

Our Church needs your help!

 

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

  

CONTACT INFO

Ph (352) 796-2096

www.stanthonytheabbot.org

 

OFFICE HOURS

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

STAFF

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 (except during Advent & Lent, then Tuesday 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)

Bulletins


  • Sun, Dec 12th

  • Sun, Dec 5th

LATIN MASS - SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

Join us for LATIN MASS 

Every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., except during Advent & Lent

Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. during Advent & Lent

 

ADVENT - 11/28/21 - 12/24/21

 

 

ADVENT CONFESSION

ADVENT Confession Schedule

Wednesday, December 1, 15, 22

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - 12/08/21

The Immaculate Conception of Mary

Holy Day Mass Schedule

Wednesday, December 8th

8:00 am, 10:00 am, 6:30 pm

BEADS & FRANKS 12/11/21

BEADS & FRANKS

Free Event

                     

Pray the Rosary & Enjoy a Bonfire & Fellowship

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hot dogs, chips, water, & coffee provided

Bring family, friends, rosary beads, & lawn chair 

Please sign up in the vestibule after Mass by December 8th

(For questions call Elisa 352-200-9615)

A MESSAGE from FR. PECCHIE - 11/28/21

JMJ

My Dear Friends in Christ,

There’s something compelling about a promise. When you promise something to someone, you’re giving part of yourself. When someone you trust promises that they will come through for you, you don’t feel alone. Your friend is promising you their presence. The Bible is filled with God’s promises to us. What does God promise? Not wealth or success or a life free from suffering. He promises us a person.
 
The first reading today from the book of Isaiah brings that out. “The days are coming says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made... I will raise up for David a just shoot; he will do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be safe...” God is promising us His personal presence that we can see and touch. In the gospel, we see the fulfillment of God’s promise in a person, Jesus Christ. Jesus is God among us. God has come through for us. God is with us. Do I really believe this?
 
Sometimes our hearts can get drowsy. Jesus warns us about this in the gospel today. When our hearts grow drowsy we lose sight of the promise. We can get caught up in paying bills, the PTA meetings, sporting events, traffic jams, and forget God’s promise. We can lose sight of the fact that being a Catholic means a living relationship with a person, Jesus Christ, who fills our hearts with joy. That’s why the Church gives us Advent. Advent is a gentle wake-up call, a 4-week period to prepare our heart for Christmas. It’s a time to believe in God’s promise to give us true purpose and joy in Jesus Christ.
 
In his book Rediscovering Catholicism, Matthew Kelly tells a story about an American priest who visited China. He went incognito, and no one knew he was a priest. On his second night there, he heard some noises in the middle of the night and asked his host what was going on. He replied: “We’re going to the Wall.”
 
Intrigued, the priest went with him and about 20 other people. As they walked in the darkness, the crowd swelled to over 100 people.
 
Eventually they came to a clearing in a forest, and in the middle was a small wall. As the group came close to the wall they knelt down. Out of a nook in the wall, one of the men took a tiny monstrance holding the Eucharist, and the people spent time in adoration. The next day, the American told them he was a priest. They had not had Mass in 10 years, but several times a week they would go to the wall at night and risk their lives to spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist. That night he celebrated Mass for them. God promises us a person. Jesus Christ is that person, really present in our lives. These people in China recognized that.
 
How can I come to believe God’s promise more deeply? How can I discover that His promise is a person? Get to know Jesus. Remember, He already knows you and He wants you to know Him more deeply. What’s our part? Here is a challenge for this first week of Advent. Pick one way that I can get to know Jesus better this week and follow through with it. Maybe tell your spouse or a friend about it and review it together at the end of the week. Here are a couple of options that might help.
 
PRAY EVERY DAY. Just 15 minutes. But every day.
 
What about DAILY MASS? At Mass we receive the Eucharist, the real presence of Jesus. There’s no better way to get to know him.
 
CONFESSION: Confession is a celebration of God’s merciful love let’s make the most of it!
 
The promise of God is coming to us. Let us ask Jesus to help us to pick one way to know Him better this week, and to commit to it.  
 
Come Lord Jesus, Come!

Fr. Pecchie

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

          

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

TRIP RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 17 - 26, 2022

Parish Pilgrimage to

the Holy Land

CELEBRATING ALL SAINTS DAY - 11/01/21

ALL SAINTS DAY

November 1st, 2021

 

Consecration & Dedication of St. Joseph Garden

Fr. Pecchie blesses St. Joseph and those in attendance

 

Our youth honored the saints by dressing as one

There was a tasty potluck dinner afterwards

1st ANNUAL TRUNK or TREAT - 10/30/21

TRUNK or TREAT

Our first annual Trunk or Treat was a big success. This is just one of the many vehicles decorated with a Biblical scene. Kids of all ages had a great time.

 

MASS with FR. PECCHIE

Dear St. Anthony The Abbot Parishioner,

In an effort to keep us all spiritually close, 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. May God bless you!

FR. PECCHIE'S PODCAST

Click Here to Listen to

Father Pecchie's Daily Mass Homilies

 

S.A.F.M.

ST. ANTHONY FAMILY MINISTRY

St. Anthony the Abbot Family ministry meets on Fridays beginning at 8:00 a.m. Mass. 

We are a support group for the family while helping each other build our domestic church.

For more information call:

Katheryn (352) 345-0934 or

Serena (352) 277-6579

StAnthonyFamilyMinistry.com

ST. VINCENT de PAUL

For those in need...

St. Vincent de Paul

352-797-4898

Leave a message and someone will contact you.

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.

 

PASTOR'S BIBLE CLASS - Ongoing

Join Fr. Pecchie for Bible Class

Mondays

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Subject: The Eucharist - Source and Summit of our lives

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Thursday

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Subject:  The Eucharist - Source and Summit of our lives

 

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 

Tuesdays

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Repeated at 7:00 pm 

Led by JACK LAVERY

Content:  The Gospel of Matthew

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!"  

RCIA - Ongoing

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Catholic faith and what it means to be Catholic, please call Michele in the parish office, Tuesday - Thursday

352-796-2096 ext. 108

Schedule to be announced soon

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Ongoing

& Family Faith Formation

 

Classes in Heffernan Hall

Next class...

Wednesday, November 10th at 6:30 pm

Click here for the full schedule... Faith Formation Schedule 2021

 

WINE and the WORD - Ongoing

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 (07/16/20)

Fr. Pecchie helping us better understand our faith

 

FAITH and ALE - Ongoing

Gentlemen, join Fr. Pecchie for

FAITH and ALE

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

Faith and fellowship (08/13/20)

 

Learn more about your faith in a comfortable atmosphere

 

BISHOP PARKES PODCAST

Bishop Gregory Parkes offers a series on Spirit FM 90.5 and on your favorite podcast app that provides inspiration and insights for living our Catholic faith.  Proclaim, Invite and Encounter is a daily reflection and commentary on Courageously Living the Gospel in our homes, parishes, communities and wherever God may lead us. Bishop Parkes brings clarity to the issues of our time, while highlighting the beauty of our Catholic faith. 

To Listen Click Here

CARLO ACUTIS - QUOTES

17 Inspiring Quotes from Carlo Acutis

Inspiring words from a young man (age 15) on the road to sainthood

Born 05-03-1991 --- Died 10/12/2006 (leukemia)

1.  "The Virgin Mary is the only woman in my life."

2.  “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.”

3.  “By standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.”

4.  “There are people who suffer much more than me.”

5.  “Continuously ask your guardian angel for help. Your guardian angel has to become your best friend.”

6.  “Do not be afraid because with the Incarnation of Jesus, death becomes life, and there’s no need to escape: in eternal life, something extraordinary awaits us.”

7.  “Jerusalem is right on our doorstep.”

8.  "All people are born as originals but many die as photocopies”

9.  "To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan”.

10.  “Sadness is looking at ourselves, happiness is looking towards God.”

11.  “Not me, but God.”

12.  “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven".

13.  “The only thing we have to ask God for, in prayer, is the desire to be holy.”

14.  “Our soul is like a hot air balloon. If by chance there is a mortal sin, the soul falls to the ground. Confession is like the fire underneath the balloon enabling the soul to rise again. . . It is important to go to confession often.”

15.  “I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.”

16.  “Our goal must be infinite, not the finite. The infinite is our homeland. Heaven has been waiting for us forever.”

17.  “The Eucharist is the highway to heaven.”

"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.

FORMED.org/register
Enter Parish Code: 4KR96N (Case sensitive)

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