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WELCOME!
 
Welcome to St. Anthony Catholic Church!
We are a small parish in the Blue Ridge Mountains that welcomes not only our active members but many visitors who come to visit this beautiful area. Please note our Mass times and any special events that we may have coming up in the future. Thank you for visiting our site!
MASS TIMES

 Saturday mornings: Mass at 9:00 am
Adoration Hour to follow First Saturday 9 am Mass.
Saturday vigil Mass: 4:00 pm Vigil Mass 
Sun Mass: 11 a.m. Mass
Weekday Masses: Mon. Tues.  - Mass at  9 a.m.

Confessions: 
One hour before the Sat. & Sunday Masses
Or by appointment
DEVOTIONS
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena
After 9:00 am Mass on each Monday
Holy Hour- After the 9:00 am Mass on First Saturdays
Adoration- Wednesdays - 10:00 - 5:00 pm followed by Benediction

For information about our Archdioceson Safe Environment web page, please click on the following link:

https://archatl.com/ministries-services/safe-environment/

If you need to report any abuse, please click on the following link:

https://archatl.com/offices/child-and-youth-protection/reporting-abuse/

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SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

Readings:
Isaiah 49:35–6
Psalm 40:247–10
1 Corinthians 1:1–3
John 1:29–34

 

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today’s First Reading.

He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: “‘You are My servant,’ He said to Me.” Servant and Son, our Lord was sent to lead a new exodus—to raise up the exiled tribes of Israel, to gather and restore them to God. More than that, He was to be a light to the nations, that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth (see Acts 13:46–47).

Before the first exodus, a lamb was offered in sacrifice and its blood painted on the Israelites’ door posts. The blood of the lamb identified their homes and the Lord “passed over” these in executing judgment on the Egyptians (see Exodus 12:1–2327).

In the new exodus, Jesus is the “Lamb of God,” as John beholds Him in the Gospel today (see 1 Corinthians 5:71 Peter 1:18–19). Our Lord sings of this in today’s Psalm. He has come, He says, to offer His body to do the will of God (see Hebrews 10:3–13).

The sacrifices, oblations, holocausts, and sin offerings given after the first exodus had no power to take away sins (see Hebrews 10:4). They were meant not to save but to teach (see Galatians 3:24). In offering these sacrifices, the people were to learn self-sacrifice—that they were made for worship, to offer themselves freely to God and to delight in His will.

Only Jesus could make that perfect offering of Himself. And through His sacrifice, He has given us ears open to obedience, He has made it possible for us to hear the Father’s call to holiness, as Paul says in today’s Epistle.

He has made us children of God, baptized in the blood of the Lamb (see Revelation 7:14). And we are to join our sacrifice to His, to offer our bodies—our lives—as living sacrifices in the spiritual worship of the Mass (see Romans 12:1).

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