• GET YOUR SPIRIT ON! Harvest Festival September 20 and 21!
      Get Your Food On!
      Get Your Luck On!
      Get Your Read On!
      Get Your Vegetables On!
      Get Your Game On!
      Get Your Game On!
      Outdoor Mass - Sunday at 10:30 am
    • 2014 Harvest Festival needs volunteers and donations
      Are you looking to meet new people, help your Parish, and have fun!  Look no further, than the Harvest Festival.  

      We are in need of prizes, gift baskets, and money.  Please drop them off at the office.

      To sign up to volunteer your time, please email harvestfestival@comcast.net or call the office.

      The next Harvest Festival meeting is September 7 at 7pm in the Church office.


      Tshirts and BINGO tickets are sold after each Mass.  You can also contact the email above to order Tshirts and BINGO tickets.
    • Youth Faith Formation is Set to Begin!!
      Beginning Session Schedule:
      • Sunday Mornings (English) - 9:15 to 10:10 am
        • Sunday, September 28
      • Sunday Mornings (Bilingual) - 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
        • Sunday, September 28
      • Sunday Afternoons (Confirmation) - 4:30 to 5:45 pm 
        • Sunday, September 28
      • Tuesday Afternoons - 4:30 to 5:45 pm
        • Tuesday, September 30
      • Wednesday Afternoons - 4:30 to 5:45 pm 
        • Wednesday, October 1
      • Wednesday Evenings - 6:15 to 7:30 pm 
        • Wednesday, October 1
      If you have any questions please call Sr. Kathy or Angelique at 209-239-4302
    • Bible reflection for Sunday August 24
      Peter was Jesus’ choice to lead the fragile band of apostles.

      In today’s Gospel, Simon is given a new name—Peter, the “rock.” In John’s Gospel, Peter is called to be a shepherd.  He is expected to lay down his life for his sheep. And tradition tells us that he did just that. But today we think about the durable rocklike quality that Jesus needed in a leader.

      Peter was appointed to his leadership position for reasons we are not able to fathom. God knows, and Jesus knew well, that Peter was flawed. We cannot mistake his enthusiasms, though, his manifest love, and his great, exuberant faith. Those virtues saw him through. They are durable, tough, beautiful virtues. They make Peter a sympathetic and lovable person. They provide us with the balance and humor that we need as we consider our own roles in the universal church.
       

       Sunday Bible Reflections by Dr. Scott Hahn

      August 24th 2014 - Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

      ‘Oh, the Depths!’

      Readings:
      Isaiah 22:15, 19-23
      Psalm 138:1-3, 6, 8
      Romans 11:33-36
      Matthew 16:13-20


       

      “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” Paul exclaims in today’s Epistle. Today’s Psalm, too, takes up the triumphant note of joy and thanksgiving. Why? Because in the Gospel, the heavenly Father reveals the mystery of His kingdom to Peter.

      With Peter, we rejoice that Jesus is the anointed son promised to David, the one prophesied to build God’s temple and reign over an everlasting kingdom (see 2 Samuel 7).

      What Jesus calls “my Church” is the kingdom promised to David’s son(see Isaiah 9:1-7). As we hear in today’s First Reading, Isaiah foretold that the keys to David’s kingdom would be given to a new master, who would rule as father to God’s people.

      Jesus, the root and offspring of David, alone holds the kingdom’s keys (see Revelation 1:18; 3:7; 22:16). In giving those keys to Peter, Jesus fulfills that prophecy, establishing Peter - and all who succeed him - as holy father of His Church.

      His Church, too, is the new house of God - the spiritual temple founded on the “rock” of Peter, and built up out of the living stones of individual believers (see 1 Peter 2:5).

      Abraham was called “the rock” from which the children of Israel were hewn (see Isaiah 51:1-2). And Peter becomes the rock from which God raises up new children of God (see Matthew 3:9).

      The word Jesus uses - “church” (ekklesia in Greek) - was used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament for the “assembly” of God’s children after the exodus (see Deuteronomy 18:16; 31:30).

      His Church is the “assembly of the firstborn” (see Hebrews 12:23; Exodus 4:23-24), established by Jesus’ exodus (see Luke 9:31). Like the Israelites, we are baptized in water, led by the Rock, and fed with spiritual food (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-5).

      Gathered at His altar, in the presence of angels, we sing His praise and give thanks to His holy name.


       
    • Welcome to St. Anthony's Parish

      505 E North St.
      Manteca, Ca   95336                 
      Office:   209-823-7197

      We are an active faith community of 4,454 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/
      Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Stockton/116581805032720

      Mass times

       Weekdays 7am and 9am

      Saturday  8:00am, 5:00pm (English Vigil)
                      7:00pm (Spanish Vigil)

      Sunday  7:00am, 8:45am, 10:45am
                    12:30pm (Spanish) 
                     6:00pm (Youth/Teen)


      St. Anthony School http://sasmanteca.org/

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    • Upcoming Events
      • Sep 25-28, 2014
        Do you feel GOD is calling you to a deeper relationship with Him? If so, the English Cursillo Movement will be hosting Retreats on September 25-28, 2014. The retreat will be held at Madonna of Peace Renewal Center in Copperopolis. For additional information, please contact Irene Quismondo at 817-1673.