St. Anthony Catholic Church

1602 Bowie

Columbus, Texas

My Dearest Parishioners, 

It is with a heavy, yet grateful heart, that I must tell you that my time here at St. Anthony is coming to end by March 1, 2023. I cannot thank you enough for your prayers, love, and unending support in everything that we’ve accomplished in my 12 years here, including the new air conditioning system and our beautiful new school. Being your pastor has been one of my greatest joys, but what touches my heart most is working with the sick. With Bishop Brendan’s heartfelt permission, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, I will begin the CPE Fellowship Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on February 6 through December 31, 2023. Upon completion of the program, I will be working with hospitals throughout the Houston area and the Galveston-Houston Diocese to comfort the sick and the dying. I ask for your continued prayers and also for the prayers to lead the next priest to this beloved parish community. A new priest will be assigned in June. ​

God's continued blessings,

Rev. Augustine N. Asante


St. Anthony, Columbus Texas, Catholic Church