Dear Parishioners,

I would like to thank you all who have responded to my inquiry about a possibility – if desired – for some changes inside our church. I admit that your answers were truly educational for me.
When reading some of the answers I felt sometimes misunderstood and thought that I’m to blame because I should have crafted my invitation for your input on that matter in a little bit better and clearer way.

Well, what really matters is that as the ‘Newbie” to the parish I have learned how much you love your church the way it is, and no (environmental religious) inspiration is necessary as long as we keep the same character of the community we have. Even though 30% of the responding community members would welcome some kind of changes, nevertheless the vast majority of 70% of the community prefer no changes at all. That speaks volumes and is the best testimony that St. Anthony Church became for you a spiritual home. And that is what we want and strive for at the end of the day. We want to be at home in our church.

I’m kind of proud of all of you when hearing about such a strong connection that you have with St. Anthony’s. I would like to thank all of you for your input and say:

The COMMUNITY has spoken! There will be no changes.

With the 2nd Sunday of Advent when we light the second Candle of Peace, I wish all of you peace of mind and peace of your heart. Let’s build together the kingdom of God starting in our church and in our community.

Fr. Tad
Thank you to everyone who supported our Youth Ministry Fundraiser by purchasing a Christmas wreath or garland!

Pickup will be after all in-person Masses this Sunday outside the Cottage, next to the rectory. We will be doing a drive-thru style pickup from 10:15 am - 12:30 pm. If this day/time for pickup does not work, please pickup your order on Tuesday December 8th anytime from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, our designated pickup window.

Again, thank you so much for your support of Youth Ministry!
Toy Drive
Tidings of Joy to those in need. 
St. Anthony Outreach is collecting toys and gifts for children who receive meals from Martha’s Kitchen or attend Sacred Heart Nativity School. There are three age groups Outreach is collecting presents for.
1 to 7 years old
8 to 13 years old
14 to 17 years old
It has been requested the presents cost a minimum of $25.00. Some suggestions for presents include toys, sporting equipment, gift baskets for girls (make up, curling iron, straightener or hairdryer, nail polish…) and games.
Our goal is to donate 200 presents.
Unwrapped presents may be dropped off at the church office or after Mass. Please call or email ahead to make sure someone is in the office to accept the giftsPlease drop off your gifts no later than Sunday December 13th.
Questions contact Ray Flowers
Wishing everyone a season that is merry and bright with the light of God’s love.

Sunday & Weekday Mass Time Schedules
and Reservations
Sunday, December 06 at 8:00 a.m.
New Livestream Time
(without attendees)

Log in as early as 7:55 AM on Facebook, via the link below:

Sunday, December 06 at 9:30 a.m. Outdoor Mass McKean Rd
(weather permitting)

Sunday, December 06 at 11 a.m.
Outdoor Mass McKean Rd
(weather permitting)
Weekday Mass :
Now Outdoors on the Patio (weather permitting)

Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m.
***No reservations Needed***
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom Bible Study
Join the Wednesday night Bible study as we delve into the compelling story of the first Christians:
“They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds, and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men.
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom traces how the gospel witness spread outward in waves from
Jerusalem, and reveals how the seeds of Church structure and authority took root. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows how the joys and struggles of the early Christians in living the life of Christ apply to us today.” --Ascension Press
Would you like to expand your understanding of the Book of Acts or are you looking for a new activity to do from home? Under shelter-in-place guidelines, the group is   discussing one lesson every other Wednesday at 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom and viewing a related video online on our own time during the alternating week. This new study begins in late January. The fee is $36 plus shipping and handling. For questions or to sign up, contact Son Nguyen at
Daily Advent Reflections

Bishop Barron's Advent reflections are accessible to all through the St. Anthony website. To view them, scroll down the home page and click on the reflection. You will be taken to beautifully displayed, fresh, new commentary on the day's Gospel reading. Each day's meditation includes one or two questions to guide your reflection during Advent. May God bless you during this season of anticipation and hope.
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