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Sacraments

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating God's grace and church membership.

The Holy Eucharist is the second step in Christian initiation. The sacrament of first Eucharist is offered to children in second grade or older in the spring of each year. Preparation is done via Religious Education at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

There is a formation process that culminates with the Sacrament of Confirmation, celebrated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church provides excellent catechesis which aims to strengthen and invigorate the faith life of the young and adults in Church.

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another. As Catholics, we consider marriage a sacrament – a sign of God’s everlasting love.

All couples wishing to be married at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church are assumed to be parishioners and will need to make an appointment to meet with the Pastor.

Reconciliation (Confession) is the Sacrament that celebrates the forgiving love and mercy of God. It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation because through it we acknowledge and confess our sins and are reconciled to both God and the Church.

Jesus’ ministry to the sick was important to Him. Christ willed that his Church should continue his work of healing and salvation through the Sacraments of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is extended to those who are experiencing physical, emotional, or spiritual challenges. 

Funerals are a liturgical celebration of the Church. A Catholic funeral brings hope, peace, and renewal. The rites are both beautiful and sacred and provide consistency, dignity, and solemnity. The spirit is one of thanksgiving.

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