SAINT ANTHONY
PARISH

Dear Parishioners,
 
For first-century Jews, there was no consensus and no defined doctrine of resurrection – no accepted understanding of how God would punish evil or reward good. Instead, many looked for God’s approval or disapproval in this life: Those who lived long lives, and had material blessings and lots of children, were seen as favored by God, while those who had little were seen as less favored.
 
Based upon that, then, the rich landowner in today’s Gospel would have been seen by the crowd as favored by God. And yet Jesus turns that expectation on its head, using the parable to speak about proper worship of God and the material things of this world.
 
From the very beginning, we see the rich man as misled by the accumulation of wealth. Far from living in God’s favor, he is actually deaf to God’s voice; in fact, the only voice he hears is his own and it is full of self-concern and materialism. See how he refers to himself eight times – six times in the first person, and twice in the second – clearly his heart lies with his possessions.
 
For Jesus, this mindset is the very antithesis of what life is about. As he had said prior to the parable, Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions. Yes, this man has great material security, but God calls him a fool! For he is not rich in what matters to God.
 
It seems this man has given himself over to idolatry – the idolatry of greed and self-worship. Now idolatry may seem a strange word to our modern ears and yet it is alive and well for many in our world. We might not worship the ancient gods, but there are many who worship the modern ones of wealth, power, and pleasure, and have thus relegated the one true God to the sidelines.
 
We cannot commit to living as God wants and then try to hedge our bets at the altar of materialism. Instead, before the reality of death we are asked to put our trust firmly in God. We are called, in the words of today’s psalm, to listen to God’s voice so that his gracious care may be ours throughout our lives.
 
Blessings,
Fr. Tad
Eucharistic Adoration Meeting
All members of the Eucharistic Adoration Ministry and all parishioners are invited to attend the Eucharistic Adoration meeting in preparation for the first Friday of August, which is August 5th. Together, we will plan the Friday evening Mass and the Saturday breakfast. We will also discuss having daytime Eucharistic Adoration events. To make this possible we need your feedback and your involvement. The meeting will be held at the big church on Monday August 1st at 7 pm. Please attend. Thank you.
First Friday Adoration on
August 5th

It is a tremendous gift of faith to know Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist. While our human eyes see unleavened bread, our faith allows us to see Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist. He waits for us always. May we come to him.
 
Join us Friday, August 5th at 6:30 pm for Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately afterward and last until 7:00 am the following morning. All are invited to return to the church for the breakfast that will be served after the 7:00 am benediction. 
 
The Adoration Ministry is always looking for people who can commit to sitting with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for a particular hour. For more details, please use the QR code. If you are not able to commit to a certain hour, you are encouraged to drop in for adoration when you are able. 
SAVE THE DATE!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH PICNIC
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SIGN-UP FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ASAP
For Confirmation sign-ups, please call the Office at 408-997-4801
We are accepting sign-ups for the Sacrament of Confirmation and encourage parents to sign up your children ASAP.  Why it is important to be confirmed?
 
Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation in which the one who is confirmed (confirmandi) receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hand and anointing with oils by the bishop. This sacrament establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith and it is called confirmation because the faith given in baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time speaking for yourself. During confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them the courage to practice their faith. We believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the sacrament of confirmation and gives them the same gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. These gifts are supernatural graces given to the soul. It might be a time for your children to experience those graces.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Come join the Tuesday Morning Bible Study group as we begin our new program from Ascension Press:  What We Believe--The Beauty of The Catholic Faith. What is the Catholic Church all about? What does it mean to be a Catholic? What do Catholics actually believe? Maybe you've been a Catholic your entire life. Maybe you're just beginning to explore the Catholic faith. Wherever you may be in your journey, you will be profoundly moved by the beauty and the richness of the Catholic Faith. The video presentation is a virtual pilgrimage filmed on location in Rome.

The group meets every Tuesday Morning 9:30AM to 11:30AM beginning September 6 with the option to participate in person (every other week) OR online.

Group Order Discount Deadline: Monday August 15
For details & information Contact: Faye Careway   HFGENRL@COMCAST.NET
With the bishops and dioceses across the United States, Bishop Oscar Cantú and the Diocese of San José are calling for a three-year grassroot revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
 
Over the next three years, every Catholic parish, school, apostolate, and family is invited to be a part of renewing the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist —and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.” For more information, please visit https://www.dsj.org/eucharistic-revival/
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
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 AND SINGERS 
The 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM choirs are looking to recruit more singers and musicians. We are especially looking for another pianist to help at our Masses. Please consider sharing your talent and joining us in praising God through music.
 
Rehearsals for the 8:30 AM Mass are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays before Mass at 7:30 AM. Rehearsals for the 10:30 AM Mass (The Band Fearless) are on Thursdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays before Mass at 9:45 AM. 

For more information, contact Denise Delong at denisedelong68@gmail.com or speak to a choir member after Mass.
Vigil Mass, July 30
Little Church McKean Rd

4:00p.m. Mass
Sunday Mass, July 31
OUTDOOR MASSES McKean Rd

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


There will be no Daily Masses
 until August 30
Visit the parish website for updates and other news
St. Anthony Parish
20101 McKean Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-9410

Parish Office Closed August 1st - 9th
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Masks are ENCOURAGED indoors regardless of vaccination status