Liturgy

Altar Society

This ministry allows our youth to participate in the Liturgy by helping the priest and the deacon. They carry the processional cross, hold the missal for the celebrant, assist the priest when washing his hands, and assist the priest and deacon as necessary.
Dea. James Williams | james18@charter.net | 864.370-1497

Choir and Music Ministry

Choir and music ministry members lead the faithful in the worship of God in the liturgy. It is not just well trained ears, balance voicing or energetic stage presence. True worship is an extension of love and relationship with God. Singing and other musical talents can be used in the gospel, men’s, youth or traditional choirs.
Stan Greggs | mccat@gmail.com | 864.295.2448
Christina Wardlaw | 864.430.6125
Larry McCullough | 864.205.3655

Elijah Cup

In this ministry families volunteer to spend time in prayer for factions. The Elijah Cup is a consecrated chalice that provides a focal point of prayer. A family registers to pick up the cup and ad the end of a mass the family is presented the cup to take home for one week. The family then prays together each day for vocations. The Elijah Cup is returned at the end of the week.
Dianna Hemmert | hemmert@charter.net | 864.313.3790

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic ministers administer the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembled faithful. The Eucharist strengthens the people of God to become more like Christ by following his teaching and examples. Eucharistic ministers share this faith with the faithful at communion. Eucharistic minsters are also responsible for taking th eEucharist to parishioners who are in hospitals or nursing homes.
Steve Olson | SDOlsonSC@aol.com | 864.228.9200

Lectors

Lectors are readers of the word. A very important part of the life of the church, they proclaim the scripture so that we experience the Christ present now in our midst and present in the past events of salvation history. Liturgy allows us to participate in those event sand experience the power and ability to transform, as we strive to imitate the life of Christ.
Steve Olson | SDOlsonSC@aol.com | 864.228.9200

Ushers

This is a ministry of hospitality. The usher is the first face of Christ to greet God’s people as they assemble for worship and prayer. The greeting of “good morning” helps the usher to discretely discern how to welcome and what help to offer. Ushers serve in a Christ-like manner by being prayerful, patient, helpful and understanding. ushers radiate the joy that faith brings, as they serve the needs of others.
Mike Hudson | hudsonrhd@aol.com | 864.449.2708

Christian Stewardship at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

In baptism we are called to model our lives after Jesus Christ. Our vocation is to give ourselves away. The extent of our relationship with Jesus is the extent we give of ourselves. In doing so, we become one with Jesus. Through prayer, you’ll figure out what you can give back within our Liturgy, Education, Works of Mercy and Community Life ministries.