Saint Anthony Catholic School celebrates 135 years

Saint Anthony Catholic School, in San Antonio, had a special celebration last week to mark its 135th anniversary. The day began with the Most. Rev. Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, presiding over a celebration of the Holy Mass. The Rev. Garry Welsh, pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church offered welcoming remarks at the Mass and, throughout the … [Read more...]

Saint Anthony Catholic School turns 135 years old

The grounds of Saint Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio are expected to be buzzing with excitement on May 10, when the school celebrates its 135th anniversary. The Most Rev. Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, will preside over a 9 a.m. Mass, followed by speeches by dignitaries, a spring concert and lunch. It promises to be a festive occasion for the oldest elementary school in … [Read more...]

Stitching together a quilt of creativity, kindness, friendship and fun

When members of the East Pasco Quilt Guild come together, it’s more than a meeting about the best pattern to quilt, or best fabric to buy or best colors to use. It’s a club where members get a chance to showcase their creativity, catch up with each other and share their enthusiasm for a pastime they cherish. The guild’s meetings, which last about two hours, generally feature a chance to … [Read more...]

‘Christmas in the Park’ offers a touch of nostalgia

It’s an event that dates back more than half-century, and offers an old-fashioned touch for the holidays. “Christmas in the Park,” presented by The Founders’ Garden Club of San Antonio, provides an evening designed to encourage families and friends to gather together to celebrate the season. The event will be on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., and is expected to last 1 ½ to two hours, said Donna Swart, … [Read more...]

Catholic schools take part in week of caring

Catholic schools around the Diocese of St. Petersburg partnered with Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for Carefest 2016. Students joined thousands of volunteers across Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties to take part in the week devoted to service, from Sept. 17 to Sept. 24. At the same time, the diocese celebrated “The Week of Caring in the Year of Mercy.” During … [Read more...]

Saint Anthony’s makes history again

At a place that can trace its history back to the 1880s, Saint Anthony Catholic School marked another milestone on June 3 with a ceremony to bless the completion of a renovated building constructed in 1922. It was the second time in two years that Saint Anthony Catholic School paused to celebrate the completion of a construction project. The first event occurred on Feb. 5, 2015, when the … [Read more...]

Saint Anthony to dedicate renovated school

Saint Anthony Catholic School is planning a dedication ceremony for its renovated school building at 12155 Joe Herrmann Drive in San Antonio. The event is slated for June 3 at 10 a.m., and the ceremony will mark the completion of a project to rejuvenate a three-story brick building originally erected in 1922. “We are so excited,” said Sister Alice Ottapurackal, the school’s principal, … [Read more...]

School renovations under way

Saint Anthony Catholic School, in San Antonio, celebrated a milestone in its history last February, when it dedicated a new classroom building. Now, it’s in the midst of a $1.7 million renovation of the three-story brick building that formerly housed the school. The current project, which began in June, involves a complete overhaul. The top floor will be a cafeteria and a recreation … [Read more...]

Getting an early taste of the artistic life

Patrons perusing the shelves of the children’s section at the Hugh Embry Branch Library got a bonus over the last several weeks. But they’ve had to look up to see it. On the top ledge of the shelves, there’s an exhibit of artworks created by students from Saint Anthony Catholic School. The works demonstrate the broad range of artistic instruction these young students experience under … [Read more...]

Creating the music of angels

San Antonio choir is invited to sing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome It’s a Wednesday afternoon and members of the Saint Anthony Choristers pay rapt attention as Sandra Lau, their director, runs through a practice. They sing portions of several hymns as they prepare for a special Mass, celebrating the sacrament of confirmation, at Saint Anthony of Padua Church in San Antonio. Lau is … [Read more...]