Return to In-Person Masses Resource for Parishes from
the Diocese of San Jose

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Infographics (Flyer)
• What you need to know –   English  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese
• What we need from you –  English  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese
• New Communion Procedures –   English  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese

Video
"What to Expect" –  English  |  Spanish  |   Vietnamese


Suspension of Non-Sacramental Events of
More than 25 People
 
After much prayer and discussion and out of an abundance of caution, Bishop Cantú asks all Chancery departments, parishes, and schools not to hold in-person non-sacramental events of more than 25 people during the next fiscal year. These events, if not canceled, may be moved to online platforms or held in smaller groups for the safety of all. We understand this is disappointing to many, but we look forward to the day when we can safely resume these activities that mean so much to all of us.
  1. All parish missions, and pilgrimages.
  2. All meetings, events, and fundraisers, Communal Stations of the Cross, Quinceañeras, morning prayer, group Rosaries, and public devotions.
We will keep updating you on this as new information becomes available.  
Liturgical music composer David Haas music will be suspended for use at the Diocese of San Jose effective immediately:   T he Diocese of San Jose takes David Haas sexual abuse and spiritual manipulation allegations very seriously. We are resolute in our solidarity with all victims and survivors of sexual abuse. In response to these allegations, we have suspended the use of David Haas’ music in the Diocese of San Jose until further notice, effective immediately. As it is traumatic for victim/survivors of clergy sexual abuse to see a credibly accused priest or deacon exercising his ministry on the altar, so we wish to avoid causing further trauma to anyone by the use of Mr. Haas’ music, as he has been accused by multiple adult women over many years.  

We recognize that many parish communities in the Diocese of San Jose include Mr. Haas’ music as part of their core sung repertoire, and that suspending its use may require additional planning to seek out resources beyond Mr. Haas’ compositions. To help with that, the DSJ Liturgical Commission, in consultation with twelve local music directors, assembled a guiding document that offers alternative songs as options for some of Mr. Haas’ most-used pieces.  Please follow this link to access the document.  The suggestions presented here are not the only songs you can use – they are a starting place that can hopefully guide you to find repertoire choices that serve as reasonable alternatives.  Read more .
PRAYER TO OVERCOME INDIFFERENCE

All too often, Lord, we turn away from the world's many problems,
which seem too big, too complex, or too far away.
Forgive us our indifference.
It is easier, Lord, to see only what is around us:
our lives, our homes, our challenges.
Forgive us our isolation.
Help us to see with your eyes:
eyes which notice one another
and help us understand.
Help us to dream your dream:
of communities that reach out and dialogue
and where diverse people creatively cooperate.
Help us to be people of solidarity and action,
so moved by prayer, encounter, and understanding
that peace can become a reality.
Amen.


Prayer from USCCB   
Many of you have gotten an email coming from Fr. Larry from
this email address Churchonline00000011@gmail.com. Please be aware this is a scam email
not coming from Fr. Larry or
St. Anthony Church. Please do not open or reply just immediately delete.

Emails from Fr. Larry or St. Anthony Church would come from larry.hendel@dsj.org or stanthonypastor@dsj.org or churchstanthony@dsj.org .

When in doubt of the email address or message please call the Parish Office at 408-997-4800 or email at churchstanthony@dsj.org .

Thank you for your attention.