During His time on earth, Jesus moved the hearts of many followers. He especially transformed 12 Apostles that He called by name and gave them authority to take care of the Church that He started on earth. Jesus promised His believers that when He returns to Heaven, He will send for us an advocate. On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came down to the early Church giving courage to the apostles to become fearless and courageous witnesses to Christ. On this day, the Church was born. The Holy Spirit broke down ethnic and linguistic barriers and united the Church, making us into a universal family. We are called the Catholic Church because, in Greek, the term katholikos (καθολικός) means “universal”.
Over 2,000 years later, the Catholic Church is now a family of over 1.2 billion people around the world. We are made up of people from all walks of life, called to different vocations, but with a simple mission: to love God and to love others.
St. Anthony’s offers the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, a series of classes providing instruction in the faith and preparation to receive the sacraments. Classes begin in the fall and culminate during Holy Week with the Easter Vigil celebration. Please contact the parish office (517) 437-3305 for more information.
If you wish to have your child baptized at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, please contact the parish office by phone at 517-437-3305 or by email at email@example.com to register your child and receive more information about baptism requirements and dates.
If you have never been baptized and are interested in doing so, attend one of our RCIA classes or email Amy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.