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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!
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.
One hour before the Sat. & Sunday Masses
Or by appointment
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
Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that He has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets.
His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten Commandments and the moral Law of the Old Testament. But His Gospel also transcends the Law. He demands a morality far greater than that accomplished by the most pious of Jews, the scribes and Pharisees.
Outward observance of the Law is not enough. It is not enough that we do not murder, commit adultery, divorce, or lie.
The law of the new covenant is a law that God writes on the heart (see Jer. 31:31–34). The heart is the seat of our motivations, the place from which our words and actions proceed (see Matthew 6:21; 15:18–20).
Jesus this week calls us to train our hearts, to master our passions and emotions. And Jesus demands the full obedience of our hearts (see Romans 6:17). He calls us to love God with all our hearts, and to do His will from the heart (see Matthew 22:37; Ephesians 6:6).
God never asks more of us than we are capable. That is the message of this week’s First Reading. It is up to us to choose life over death, to choose the waters of eternal life over the fires of ungodliness and sin.
By His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus has shown us that it is possible to keep His commandments. In baptism, He has given us His Spirit that His Law might be fulfilled in us (Romans 8:4).
The wisdom of the Gospel surpasses all the wisdom of this age that is passing away, St. Paul tells us in the Epistle. The revelation of this wisdom fulfills God’s plan from before all ages.
Let us trust in this wisdom, and live by His kingdom law.
As we do in this week’s Psalm, let us pray that we grow in being better able to live His Gospel, and to seek the Father with all our heart.
Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology