SAINT ANTHONY
PARISH
 Dear Parishioners,
 
As people made in the image and likeness of God, we have an innate dignity that derives not from what we do or from our outward appearance but from our relationship with God. Knowing this truth, it is no surprise that Paul chooses the image of the body to flesh out his theology of the baptized. For just as the body is made up of many parts, so, too, is the body of Christ, the Church.
 
We know that when the human body is working well, without aches and pains, we feel fine. But even the smallest ache or discomfort can undermine that feeling of well-being. So also, for the body of Christ, the seemingly smallest thing can cause much distress. In our reading from Corinthians, Paul reminds us: If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. In other words, the struggle of one is the struggle of all.
 
Therefore, as believers, we can never be unmoved by the struggle of another. At its very heart, the Gospel witnesses to God’s deep and intimate identification with humanity through the mystery of the Incarnation. So, to be Christian is to be a witness to this intimacy. Just as Christ identifies with humanity in all its struggles, we are called to reach out to all in need just as we would rejoice and give thanks with all who are happy.
 
As Christians, we share in Christ’s ministry so beautifully summarized for us in the words of Isaiah found in our Gospel today. Just as Jesus knew himself to be the one anointed by God to bring glad tidings to the poor and recovery of sight to the blind, proclaim liberty to captives, let the oppressed go free, and proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord, we are anointed to do the same.
 
Blessings,
Fr. Tad
St Anthony Annual
Pasta Night
After careful consideration, it has been decided to postpone our Annual Pasta Night which is usually held in February. We thank you all for your continued support and understanding and stay tuned for a new date sometime in May 2022.
UCCC 2022
Life as a college student or young adult often feels like a blur of chaos and noise. Amidst the demands from professors, students, coworkers, family, and the culture as a whole, the search for the peace that our hearts long for often seems futile. This year’s conference is aimed at helping university students and young professionals develop the disposition necessary to invite God into their interior lives and allow Him to calm the storms that distress their souls, despite turbulent exterior circumstances that arise.

For the past 9 years, UCCC has been hosted by different UC campuses to
plan an entire four-day weekend full of workshops, fellowship activities, liturgies, and sacraments. This year's conference will be held at the University of California, Berkeley.

So won’t you join us?
We'd love to have you as our guest!

More info and registration details can be found at cacatholics.org, or
on Facebook/Instagram @ucccofficial
Religious Education, NOVA, and OASIS have all started, but there is still time to register if you haven't already! Don't miss this opportunity to plug into our faith formation and youth ministry programs!
Visit parish website https://churchstanthony.com/ for details.

Registration links below
Youth Ministry Health & Safety Reminder
2022 has unfortunately been marked with an increase in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Santa Clara County, and our surrounding community. As we continue to navigate these difficult times, we take guidance from Santa Clara County's Department of Public Health as well as follow the Diocese of San Jose's policies and guidelines. It is imperative that we properly discern our attendance to in person events and take into consideration our brothers and sisters in Christ when choosing to do so. Here are some practical ways we can care for one another during this time:
 
  • Stay home and get tested when we experience flu-like or cold-like symptoms, especially those unique to Covid-19 such as new loss of taste or smell.
  • Get tested when we knowingly come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 even if we are asymptomatic.
  • Stay home if you are waiting for test results.
  • Alert those we've come in contact with if we ourselves test positive for Covid-19.
  • Wear more protective masks such as n95/kn95 masks if we have access to them.
  • Wash and/or sanitize our hands frequently, especially before and after eating.
 
The health and safety of our community has been and always will be our top priority. Know that we will do everything we can to support the health and wellness of our parish community as well as our greater community in Santa Clara County.
Revs Vs Sems Tickets 2022
NEW DATE! TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
Please contact the office for tickets to the next Revs Vs Sems Basketball game on Sunday, May 15th at St. Francis High School. The cost per ticket is $5.00 and we have a limited amount, so do not miss out on this fun family event in support of our young seminarians.
Sunday Mass is an important part of our Catholic faith. The unexpected spread of the COVID-19 virus has challenged the way we experience the Eucharist. After needing to shelter in place, we prepare to reinstate the obligation of attending mass as cases begin to drop and the vaccination rates increase. Let us reflect on the sacrifices that were made throughout the pandemic and ask the Holy Spirit to ignite and guide us back into the house of our Father. We are invited by God to gather as a community at Holy Mass: “Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to His Church. The faithful give witness by this to their communion in faith and charity. Together they testify to God’s holiness and their hope of salvation. They strengthen one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” (Catechism 2182) This weekly Holy Day is a gift to our spiritual nourishment, happiness, and eternal salvation. Let us once again stand and celebrate with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDING MASS
  • We encounter the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist
  • Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist as spiritual nourishment because He loves us
  • There are many graces we receive from the Mass
  • Encountering Christ in the Eucharist is life-changing
  • We connect with our faith-based community

Santa Clara County and Diocese of San Jose requires
everyone to wear a mask indoors

Mask required for indoor Mass to protect you and your community
Saturday Mass, January 22
Little Church on Bertram Rd. CANCELED
Sunday Masses, January 23
Big Church McKean Rd

8:30 a.m. Mass (Livestreamed)
10:30 a.m. Mass

Livestream Link


Weekday Mass :
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m.
CANCELED 1/25 - 1/28
Visit the parish website for updates and other news
Office Line: 408-997-4800

Face Mask 2
Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status