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Saint Anthony of Padua

Published Oct. 10, 2005

The Rev. J. Dennis Murphy, OSB, will speak about Christ's Sermon on the Mount at all Sunday Masses. His children's talk will continue to focus on the Ten Commandments.

The Catholic Women's Club will have a Valentine cookie sale before and after all Masses.

Professor James Horgan will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. His topic is "Saint Anthony Church and the Catholic Colony of San Antonio in the 1880s and 1890s."

Horgan is chairman of the Division of Social Sciences at Saint Leo College, professor of history, and a member of the college faculty since 1965. He is the author of The Pioneer College: A Centennial History of Saint Leo College, Saint Leo Abbey, and Holy Name Priory; City of Flight: A History of Aviation in St. Louis; and co-editor of The Reagan Years.

For information, call the Rev. J. Dennis Murphy, OSB, at (904) 588-3081.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Murphy will meet with the parents of all First Communion candidates. Sixteen second-grade girls and boys will make their First Communion on May 3. Carol Richter and Linda Whitman are preparing the children for the sacrament.

First United Methodist

TARPON SPRINGS _ A mission conference will be Friday through Feb. 23 at the church, 501 E Tarpon Ave.

Ten mission boards will be represented with a dinner Friday night. A breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday will feature the Rev. Barry Banther.

Steve Saint will be the guest at the Sunday morning service. Saint is the son of Nate Saint, one of five missionaries killed in the late 1950s. Steve Saint has worked with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

There is no charge for the Friday dinner or the breakfast, but reservations should be made. Call (813) 937-3271.

Christian and

Missionary Alliance

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Sacred music composer and musician Beatrice Bush Bixler will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5948 Georgia Ave. Bixler has written more than 300 songs, with one of her most popular, The Breaking of the Bread.

God's Word to the

World International

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The Rev. Roy Snyder will hold a $4 Dutch-treat breakfast from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Howard Johnson's Restaurant, 7430 U.S. 19. After breakfast, there will be Christian worship services with the Rev. Frank Williams of Tampa as the guest speaker. To make reservations for the breakfast, call the restaurant at (813) 848-3487.

Snyder hopes the breakfast and worship become a weekly event. The services are of special interest to the unemployed and homeless and to parents who are having difficulty with their children that has led to foster home placement. Snyder, a Baptist missionary, says he wants to put the church offerings into people _ not buildings and material possessions. For information, call him at (813) 869-3920. Persons who cannot afford the cost of breakfast, can call him.

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