SAINT ANTHONY
PARISH

Dear Parishioners,
 
We are beings who think and freely act, which is how we participate in the divine nature – though as creatures. We have been created in God’s image and likeness, but our creaturely intelligence our ability to think and to act – was corrupted by the Fall, when sin entered the world. But Jesus Christ came to rescue us from the wages of sin and death and give us hope.
 
All of the readings today, on this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, show us that hope. In Wisdom, first among all of God’s creations, we have knowledge of God, granted to us through the gift of the Holy Spirit, and manifested in the person of Jesus Christ. Wisdom is God’s delight – and we, in turn, are Wisdom’s delight. In all of creation, we alone are made in God’s image and likeness, and he desires to live with us in eternity. In Wisdom is hope – a gift originating with God and one that helps us return to him when we stray.
 
Hope abounds in the message from Paul to the Romans: Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We are no longer adversaries of God; we are no longer separated from him. Christ has taken upon himself all of our sin and reconciled us to the Father such that nothing – other than our own free will in choosing so – can keep us from the Father’s love. Even our afflictions are a gift – a source of wisdom, one might say – for by our afflictions we gain endurance; through endurance, we gain character; and through character, we gain hope. And hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
 
Hope is the entirety of the Gospel. Jesus did not abandon us, leaving us to our own strength and abilities. No! Jesus promised to send the Advocate – the Holy Spirit – to help us, to guide us, to communicate his grace as we navigate this sinful world. Christ has justified us and given us a share of his cross, and because of his cross the Holy Spirit is given to us to find strength in adversity. The Holy Spirit guides us into truth
 
Jesus says, the Advocate will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears. Every single day, as we navigate our lives, the Holy Spirit is offering us grace to be acted upon. Our prayer today, as we celebrate the fullness of divinity as a Trinity, is that we be aware of and act on the actual graces given to us throughout our everyday lives; that the Spirit give us the Wisdom to always see the truth. For God is indeed our hope. May this triune God bless your families and our community.
 
Blessings, 
Fr. Tad
Holy Mass
Feast of St. Anthony
Monday, June 13th
8:00a.m.
OASIS x NOVA Summer Youth Ministry!!

· Summer Youth Ministry is COMING SOON!! All summer ministry events are open to incoming 6th - outgoing Seniors and will start Wednesday June 15th and be EVERY WEDNESDAY THIS SUMMER. A full calendar of events and dates coming soon!

· Summer Small Group is also COMING SOON! This small faith sharing group will meet every other Sunday after 10:30am Mass at 12:00pm. This summer, our topic will be the Transcendentals as we talk about the pursuit of beauty, goodness, and truth. Mark your calendars, our start date is Sunday June 19th.

· ALL incoming middle school and outgoing high school students are welcome at ALL our summer events so invite a friend! This community is about loving one another as God has loved us and building up God's kingdom here on earth! Any questions? Join our Discord or DM us on Instagram @st.anthony_ym!
Soccer Cup - July 30
Limited amount of tickets now available, contact the parish office for more information.
PENTECOST SUNDAY
A special thanks to Dede and Dave Adams for the beautiful and creative altar decorations on display for Pentecost Sunday and special thanks also to Sheryl Hydorn for the exquisite quilt that she created for our sanctuary. St. Anthony Parish is truly blessed by such thoughtfulness and talent. 
Pauline Golitz and Maryann Low organized special birthday treats for Fr. Tad after the morning Masses - good times!
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/
You Can Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. . For confidential information about or to register for the August Marriage Program beginning with a weekend on August 5-7, 2022 call 408-605-4998, email: SanJose@RetroCA.com or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org
2022 Mass Intention Book
Mass Intentions are now being scheduled for 2022. 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
Calling all Musicians
 We are looking for a pianist to help at our Masses. Please consider sharing your talent and joining us in praising God through music.
 
For more information, contact Denise Delong at denisedelong68@gmail.com or speak to Fr. Tad after Mass. Thank you.
Vigil Mass, June 11
Little Church McKean Rd

4:00p.m. Mass
Sunday Masses, June 12
Big Church McKean Rd

8:30a.m. Mass
&
10:30a.m. Mass

Weekday Mass :
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m.
Visit the parish website for updates and other news
St. Anthony Parish
20101 McKean Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-9410

Summer Office Hours begin June 14th.
The office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment.
Masks are ENCOURAGED indoors regardless of vaccination status