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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!
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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UPDATE ON CHURCH OPENINGS: PLEASE READ
The Archbishop firmly prays and hopes that this period of restricted activity will be used as an occasion for all in the Archdiocese of Atlanta to nurture their relationship to Jesus Christ through personal prayer, devotions, spiritual reading and attendance at Holy Mass and adoration for those who can attend safely. The Archbishop does, however, extend the period during which persons with health reasons or concerns are dispensed from Sunday obligation indefinitely. He continues to urge all who are sick or suspect any threat of illness to attend Mass virtually via the many online and televised options available. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will now remain in place until further notice. We will continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health and make changes as needed.
Mass Restrictions Regarding COVID-19:
It is MANDATORY that every adult and child wear a mask the entire time they are in our parish. All daily and weekend Masses will have parishioners separated 6 ft in pews and seated every other pew. Upon entering we are working out a 6 ft distance, allowing ushers to bring in people one at a time. There will be no gathering in the vestibule. Parishioners must wear mask while waiting in line to come into the parish. Large families will be seated downstairs or they can separate into smaller groups upstairs. Our seating will be limited to 30-40 people on each side of the church, and possibly 30-40 total downstairs. Groups of 1,2,3 or 4 will be seated in church. Larger groups will be seated downstairs in chairs with 6ft in between rows. Hand sanitizer will be available before entering and as you exit the parish. Fr. John will explain before each Mass how communion will be distributed. When the church upstairs and downstairs reaches capacity, we will ask that those that could not be seated, to view live stream Masses or on line. The dispensation from obligation to attend Mass remains in effect through Sunday, June 28th. IF YOU ARE SICK, HAVE A FEVER OF 99.6 OR HIGHER, COUGH, BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID, OR NOT FEELING WELL, PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME OUT OF CONCERN FOR OTHERS. OLDER ADULTS, THOSE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS OR UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS, PLEASE USE DISCRETION ON ATTENDING MASS. We are excited to be able to worship together again and ask that you help us by following the Archdiocese protocols put forth by us in order to keep us all safe.
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