SAINT ANTHONY
PARISH

Dear Parishioners,

 

It is Tuesday morning as I sit down and write the Pastor’s Note for this coming Sunday.

As I go in my mind through the happenings of this past weekend, I feel excited and fired up!

I must honestly say that this past weekend has made my month!

No, it was also an important month for our whole parish.

Last Sunday was a terrific Sunday! See, how excited I am?

 

Here are the reasons for my excitement:

 

First, our Annual Parish Picnic was in many ways a great success! What a great turn-out we had. There were 200 hundred people (judging by the ticket sales) who came to support St. Anthony Parish. I would like to thank each one of you for your presence. After 2 years of the pandemic and social distancing, it was a spiritual treat to see our community members coming back and enjoying each other’s company and socializing with one another.

 

I hope that the name tags you wore were helpful when approaching people whose face you might have known but whose name you might not have remembered. I’m speaking from experience and therefore I would like to ask that you, please, continue to use those name tags every time you come to a Mass.

 

Secondly, I would like to thank the Events & Social Committee chaired by Vince Macaluso, and all the volunteers who have stepped in and helped with the preparation work, with serving and later with cleaning. There are too many names to mention each one of you, so let me just say in general: THANK YOU! You have done a great job.

 

Words of gratitude also go out to Malgorzata & Jacek Badowski who brought new shoes and bags for sale. Thanks to their generosity, we have received around $850 that will go towards the financial support of the parish.

 

One of the greatest miracles last Sunday was our Special Collection for the Pipe Repair. Your response to my appeal was so generous that it “blew my mind”! We have collected $9,700 so far and I have heard from few others that they will bring some money next Sunday. If you do, please, write on the envelope or on the Memo of your check: Pipe Repair.

 

On top of this great news, I also need to mention and thank the St. Anthony Senior’s Group who pledged to contribute $4,000 for the repair of our pipe. With all these tremendously generous contributions in these difficult days of inflation in our country, we can solve our financial problems in just one weekend. What wonderful and exemplary Stewardship! Thank You all so very much! This type of cooperation and support brings joy to my heart as a priest and as your pastor.

 

Other words of gratitude go to Esther Quement who spearheads our Oak Tree Project. I appreciate her willingness and her energy to be involved in this project. For many years you have heard in general about the Oak Tree Project but not many things were accomplished. As you might have noticed, we are really trying to make this beautiful area come to life. For things to happen, your “buying into our vision” (as Esther said it) is of great importance. As announced, we will soon be offering engraved plaques that can be purchased and those plaques will be placed on boulders in the surrounding area of the Oak Tree. Some of you were immediately interested, so please, be patient and wait for more information to follow.

 

Last words of gratitude go to the winner of our 50/50 Raffle, Karen Pelosi. Everybody knows this lovely lady who lives in Morgan Hill but still comes to our church from time to time. Karen was so gracious that after getting the winning ticket she donated it all back to our parish. What a wonderful model of stewardship given to all of us by Karen, I want to thank her on behalf of the whole St. Anthony Parish community.  

 

In this ecstatic spirit I come to an end with another appeal: Please, come back to St. Anthony! It’s time for us to return home and stay connected like the prodigal son from the parable we heard last Sunday. It is that connection to each other that will make a difference in our church.

 

Blessings,

Fr. Tad

Thank you to everyone who came and to all the volunteers who cooked, setup, cleaned and made this time honored tradition happen! And huge congratulations to Karen Pelosi, the 50/50 Raffle winner - who generously donated it back to the parish!!   More pictures on the website.

 

The Outreach Committee distributes personal care packages at Martha’s Kitchen and St. Josephs in Gilroy. The package contains the following full sized items: soap bar, toothpaste, deodorant and a toothbrush. We hope to distribute 500 bags, so your contributions of any of the above items will be greatly appreciated.  

The items most needed are deodorant and toothpaste!  

 

Also, please bring in the toiletries that you have accumulated during your summer travels……. the unopened soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions, etc., and place them in the Outreach basket in the foyer. We will donate all of these items to St Joseph so that families can take what they need. 


We will be collecting the toiletries until the end of October. 

 

This is an excellent opportunity to help the many people in need within our community.

Again, we thank you for your generosity, now and in the past.

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR

We are happy to announce that St. Anthony Parish will be hiring Joseph Caruso as our new Youth Ministry Coordinator! Joseph is currently a psychology student at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a career in counseling. He hopes to contribute his experience with youth and mission work to the Saint Anthony Parish community by helping to form a youth group.


If you are a parent of youth students please take the opportunity to get to know Joseph, especially when he personally reaches out to you over the coming weeks. Please join us in welcoming Joseph to St. Anthony!

Youth Choir Begins Rehearsals!

  

All are welcome. Practices are typically an hour. You will also be emailed music links, so you can learn the songs & practice on your own. We practice every Wednesday at 4:30p.m. in preparation for singing at the 10:30 Mass on the first Sunday of each month. Our first Mass will be Oct. 2.

 

Please join us, even if you're not able to

attend the first rehearsal. Email :denise_delong@yahoo.com

 

I can forward you the song list & links. Thank you for helping to make St. Anthony's music ministry so uplifting and glorious!!

 

Bishop Cantu has enrolled the Diocese of San Jose to be a part of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Action Platform. Families, schools and parishes can learn more and sign up at Stewards of Our Common Home - Diocese of San Jose (dsj.org) LINK

ILM
Attend the Institute for Leadership in Ministry. Do you have a call to the ministry of leadership within your community? Do you currently participate in some form of pastoral ministry? Do you want to learn and get the skills to serve better your community? Explore attending the ILM this year. The ILM is accepting nominations for the academic year 2022-2023, classes begin September 2022.
Please find more about the ILM and how to apply at dsj.org/evangelization/institute-for-leadership-in-ministry/

2022 Mass Intention Book

Please stop by or call the Parish office to request your intention

A Friendly Reminder...
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
As Catholic Christians, our funeral and memorial celebrations enable the Christian community to mourn, as well as to hope by focusing on the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ.
Please, first contact the Parish Office or Fr. Tad if you are planning a Funeral Mass or a Memorial Mass for a loved one at St. Anthony Church.
You will be provided with our necessary guidelines which are established to assist in effectively preparing the funeral rites with individuals and families.
PASTORAL VISITS
Dear Parishioners,

I would like to offer pastoral visit for those parishioners who are elderly or sick and haven’t had or have the opportunity to come to church.

I would like to designate the 1st Friday of each month for a pastoral visit.

Anyone who would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Anointing of the Sick and the Holy Communion, please, call the Office and set up an appointment.

Fr. Tad
Visiting with Joan and Louis Pirnik

The Footsteps of St Paul

Sept 20 - Oct 2, 2023

To go on a pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produce rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe…” ~ Pope Benedict XVI


Join Fr Tad on this wonderful pilgrimage. Among the sites to be visited will be Ephesus (the house of Mary and St John, tomb of St John the Apostle), Patmos(cave where John received the Book of Revelation), Corinth, Thessolonika, Philippi, Berea, Athens. Renew your baptismal vows at the site where Paul performed his first baptism in Europe. Included is a 3 day cruise to Crete, Santorini, Myokonos.

And more!

Vigil Mass, Sept 17

"Little Church" Bertram Rd


4:00p.m. Mass

Sunday Mass, Sept 18

"Big Church" McKean Rd


8:30a.m. Mass

10:30a.m. Mass



Weekday Mass:

Tuesday - Friday

8:00a.m.




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St. Anthony Parish
20101 McKean Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-9410

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