Parish News and Press Releases

Looking for parish news? We encourage you to visit this page often to catch up on the latest details about recent events, upcoming parish activities, service opportunities, and more. We’ll update the news items regularly, so be sure to visit often—and remember to check out our weekly bulletin as well! 

Memorial Day Mass

We will be having a Memorial Day Mass at St. Anthony of Padua cemetery on May 28 at 9:00 a.m. to remember all the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States Military. We will read the names of deceased service members at the beginning of the Mass. To have your loved one’s name read, please fill out our Memorial Day Mass form

Adult Confirmation Program For Pentecost Sunday

Our pastor, Fr. Andrew McNair, will be teaching an adult confirmation program for all those 18 years and older who have not been confirmed. Classes are on April 30, May 7, and May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. To register, please call the parish office or register online

Confirmations will take place on Pentecost Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. You must complete all paperwork by May 14. Sign up today to get on board this exciting opportunity offered by the Diocese of Raleigh.

Little Bethlehem Christians Visit

Little Bethlehem Christians is a group that represents 200 Christian families who live in Bethlehem the Holy Land and make their living as wood carvers. After all masses on April 28 and 29, the group represented by the Alsahouri family will display a collection of hand-carved olive wood religious items available for sale in the parish hall. The profits go to support Christianity in the land of Christ. Please stop by the parish hall and purchase some of their wares. You can visit their website to learn more.

Parish Hall Kitchen Organization

On May 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., we will go through all the items in our parish hall kitchen and discard broken or unusable items. Cabinet doors are all labeled. We will also go through the fridge and freezer and discard items that look old or past their expiration date.

Parish Hall Stage/Closet Organization

On May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., we will go through all the items left on the parish hall stage and in the ministries closet. We are asking for a representative from each ministry to be present to organize and put away their things. We have storage bins if needed and we will label them for ministries that request one. There will be coffee and light pastries offered at 8:30 a.m. and a mid-morning snack provided. If your ministry needs a storage bin, please send us an e-mail and let us know if you need one or two bins assigned to your ministry. All bins provided are parish property.

St. Anthony Women’s Guild

The St. Anthony Women’s Guild will hold their May meeting and luncheon at Ironwood Café on May 14 after the noon Mass. Your check is your reservation and Laura Gollehon must receive it by May 10. The cost of the luncheon is $20.00, all inclusive. The choice of entrees are beef fajita salad, seared salmon, pappardella pasta with chicken, or quiche lorraine. The meal includes bread, cookies for dessert, tea, and coffee. Please write your choice of entrée on your check. Guild members should send your check to Laura Gollehon by May 5. Thank you! 

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