St. Anthony Catholic Church was founded in 1939 in the basement of St. Francis Hospital. We moved to the old friary in the 50’s and started an elementary school in an old farmhouse that became a convent. The sisters brought Quonset huts to the grounds for classrooms and a gym until a church building and 5 classrooms could be built in 1956. The church was expanded in 1990. A new school was built in 2013. And now It’s Time!
It’s Time to fix the roof, add additional seating, to replace the aged HVAC system, bring our church up to Modern Disabilities Act (ADA) code and other repairs so that we can continue spreading the Gospel and further the mission of the church, caring for those most in need in the West End of Greenville, and across the state. We have delayed serving our own needs until the needs of the school and neighborhood were amply supplied. Last year, more than 60% of gifts received were returned to do Works of Mercy: feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, educating children, and supporting missions in Peru, West Africa, Ecuador, Haiti and Philadelphia.
It’s Time to take care of the church we all love for the long haul. We can make something new and beautiful without being fancy or expensive. We have done as much as we can with existing savings — old restrooms have been gutted and made brand new, and ADA compliant bathrooms are accessible. Old classrooms are refitted, siding has been improved to match the new school and a one-campus look is underway. Please partner with us as we strive to be a beacon of light and bring hope for the poor in our community.
Will you join us? Can you help us? It’s Time.