St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
St. Anthony of Padua 2020/2021   

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 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 gives us unity and diversity, and with it we can say to South Georgia and the world, that understanding, tolerance, sacrifice, love, hope and faith brings people together. Thanks be to God “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 2019-2020 St. Anthony of Padua Building Fund Campaign. Now we are in the midst of our 2020-2021 Campaign. 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 on May 21, 2016. 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. Kevin O'Keefe

​Total Cost of Construction
2.6 Million 
2021 New Church Goal
Out of pocket
For construction
700 K

  If you would like to make a donation,
 you can send it by mail to:
 St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church  
2530 Garner Rd. 
Ray City, GA 31645

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
2530 Garner Rd.
Ray City, GA 31645
(229) 455-5554
[email protected]