St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
St. Anthony of Padua 2016/ 2017
On Saturday, May 21 this parish community of St. Anthony of Padua in Ray City, Georgia, saw a long-held dream come true when Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer dedicated our new church building. More than 400 people attended the dedication Mass, which was the joyful culmination of a years-long process that felt like a “roller-coaster” ride.
Now, we are multicultural faith community that includes African American, a large and growing population of Latino, as well as white and several Asian American families; this multicultural community of faith make us so special and rich, because it give us unity and diversity and with it, we can say to south Georgian and the world, that understanding, tolerance, sacrifice, love, hope and faith brings people together. I thank God, first, “for leading us on this journey, for if it was not His will, it would not have happened.” Also an enormous thanks to Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, Catholic Extension, and each one of you for opening your hearts and minds to God's will. "Today we can be proud and devoted South Georgia Catholics.”
"This faith community has built a house where God dwells.”
One Community United in Faith
Thank you for your support of our 2015-2016 St. Anthony of Padua Building Fund Campaign. Now we are doing our 2nd Campaign 2016-2017. We have begun this journey and you have responded generously, and I ask you to continue. As you know, stewardship of our time, talent and treasure is fundamental to our Catholic faith. Your support helped us to build St. Anthony of Padua dedicated this past May. We are now a part of a Community that will be working harder educating and engaging our children, teens, and adults, providing pastoral and liturgical care, hosting many ministry events at our New Church and, of course, paying our bills. I would like to thank everyone who made a pledge and everyone who continues to support the mission and the work we do each week to Build God’s Church.
Fr. Fredy Angel
Total Cost of Construction
Out of pocket
Thanks to The Catholic Extension, last year we were awarded a Challenge Grant of $50,000 dollars and we have made that challenge. THANKS so Much for you generosity.
From August 2 2015 to July, 31st, 2016, our parish family raised almost $140,000. Please continue to help us raise money to pay for this beautiful worship and community space with our 2017 Capital Campaign ending June 25th, 2017. Remember we need to keep our regular collection going and continue making the goal with our BAA every Year.
2016-2017 St. Anthony of Padua Capital Campaign goes until Sunday, June 25th, 2017
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at this website by clicking on the blue link located at the above right hand corner. You can sign up for a new account, sign in if you have one, go to Quick Give, or you can also mail in your donation to:
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 2530 Garner Rd. Ray City GA.31645
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