505 E North St.
Manteca, Ca 95336
We are an active faith community of 4,842 families. As a community, we give ourselves to Christ as He gives Himself to us in the Eucharist, so every person might be a full, active, and conscious participant in His Church, empowered to share and live the Gospel.
We are a member of the Diocese of Stockton. http://www.stocktondiocese.org/
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Weekdays - 7 am and 9 am
Saturdays - 8:00 am
5:00 pm (English Vigil)
7:00 pm (Spanish Vigil)
Sundays - 7:00 am, 8:45 am, 10:45 am, 6:00 pm (English)
12:30 pm (Spanish)
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The second collection for Respect Life will be the weekend of October 4th.
Respecting Human Life
Pope Francis challenged Americans on several issues during his recent visit. Perhaps the issues that are the most challenging revolve around respecting human life. The Pope has never backed-off the Church’s teaching on abortion while at the same time urging compassion for those who have sinned regarding life within the womb. Priests are given the ability to forgive this sin within the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Actually, priests in most Dioceses of the united States have been allowed to forgive the sin of abortion for several decades. (The decision to allow priests to forgive abortion is left up to each Bishop).
On another front, the Pope challenges Congress to end capital punishment. Many American Catholics have difficulty understanding that capital punishment is a pro-life issue. I encourage these Catholics to read the statement issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Bishop’s believe that our nation “must abandon the illusion that we can protect life by taking life” (USCCB 11-14-05).
Faithfully, Fr. Pat Walker