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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
(See Easter Schedule below)
 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.

All Masses on Wednesday’s of Lent are at 11:00am followed by Lenten Soup.

All Masses on Friday’s of Lent are at 4:00pm Followed by the Stations of the Cross.

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

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SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

Consuming Fire: 

 

Readings:
Jeremiah 38:4–68–10
Psalm 40:2–418
Hebrews 12:1–4
Luke 12:49–53

 

Our God is a consuming fire, the Scriptures tell us (see Hebrews 12:29Deuteronomy 4:24). And in this week’s Gospel, Jesus uses the image of fire to describe the demands of discipleship. The fire He has come to cast on the earth is the fire that He wants to blaze in each of our hearts. He made us from the dust of the earth (see Genesis 2:7) and filled us with the fire of the Holy Spirit in Baptism (see Luke 3:16). We were baptized into His death (see Romans 6:3). This is the baptism our Lord speaks of in the Gospel this week. The baptism with which He must be baptized is His passion and death, by which He accomplished our redemption and sent forth the fire of the Spirit on the earth (see Acts 2:3). The fire has been set, but it is not yet blazing. We are called to enter deeper into the consuming love of God. We must examine our consciences and our actions, submitting ourselves to the revealing fire of God’s Word (see 1 Corinthians 3:13).

In our struggle against sin, we have not yet resisted to the point of shedding our own blood, Paul tells us in this week’s Epistle. We have not undergone the suffering that Jeremiah suffers in the First Reading this week. But this is what true discipleship requires. To be a disciple is to be inflamed with the love of the God. It is to have an unquenchable desire for holiness and zeal for the salvation of our brothers and sisters. Being His disciple does not bring peace in the false way that the world proclaims peace (see Jeremiah 8:11). It means division and hardship. It may bring us to conflict with our own flesh and blood.

But Christ is our peace (seeEphesians 2:14). By His Cross He has lifted us up from the mire of sin and death—as He will rescue the prophet Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 38:10). And as we sing in the Psalm this week, we trust in our deliverer.

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

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