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From the Clergy


“The Diocese of Harrisburg is blessed by the dynamic leadership in youth ministry of Scott Anthony. Scott’s zeal for the Catholic faith and evident joy in sharing that faith are known throughout this diocese. Scott Anthony helps us to take seriously the call to holiness and our need for the Holy Spirit’s gifts in order to answer that call.”

— Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of Fort Wayne-Southbend, IN
Former Bishop of Harrisburg, PA



“Scott Anthony is a powerful speaker who quickly connects with the young people. His energy and love for the Lord help him deliver a message that will change the hearts of your youth. My senior inner-city girls are still talking about him. I am honored to have him on our high school retreats.”

— Fr. David Engo, OFM, Cap.

Chaplain, West Philadelphia Catholic HS, Philadelphia, PA



“Many thanks for your willingness to come among us and break the bread of your life and faith with us. I think it is important for people to have examples of a richly proactive response to the many varieties of lay vocations in the Church, and you have certainly given us that in your time here with us at St. John’s..”

— Fr. Frank Yacobi, OFM, Cap.
Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA



“Scott’s talks are right on! They teach, inform and can make you laugh, all within the context of the Truth of the Church in the Catechism and Sacred Scripture. Scott’s talks also hit to the heart. He is not afraid of pursuing the difficult subjects that truly need to be dealt with in our life of faith.”

—Fr. Wayne Morris
Chaplain, Catholic Central High School, Steubenville, OH



“I have been involved in youth and young adult ministry for over 20 years as a participant in my own youth, as a high school teacher, as former coordinator of young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and now as a priest animating young adult ministry at the parish level. Seldom have I met a more able youth minister than Scott Anthony. He brings several key ingredients to his message and ministry with youth: a deep love and steadfast commitment to our Church’s teachings; an abundant amount of energy, joy and a healthy sense of humor, an obvious respect for and rapport with young people themselves; and most importantly, a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a continuous desire to bring more youth to our Lord.”

— Fr. Paul Dressler, O.F.M. Cap.
Parochial Vicar, St. John the Evangelist Church in Philadelphia, PA



“As pastor, I have heard Scott speak many times to both adults and the young people of our parish. Scott has a unique way of connecting difficult Scripture passages as well as the teachings of the Church to real life situations. He combines common sense, faith and humor which goes to the heart and can be felt by those who listen.”

— Fr. Louis Petruha, OFM, Cap.
Pastor, St. Joseph Church, York, PA



“Please know of my gratitude for your work with the young people of St. Matthew Parish”

—Fr. Edward Quinlin
Pastor, St. Matthew Church, Dauphin, PA

Secretary for Education, Diocese of Harrisburg, PA



“Many of the students came into the confessional and stated they wanted to have a good confession. These students were the best prepared students I have had come into the confessional.”

— Fr. Bob Yohe

formerly of Our Lady of the Visitation, Shippensburg, PA

submitted by Mrs. Bobbi Staver



“Scott, thank you for being with our Confirmation class. Sr. Roseanne and I appreciate your dedication and hard work.”

— Fr. Michael Messner

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Abbottstown, PA

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