• Adults preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion celebrate the Rites of Scrutiny on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent
      Sponsors Pray For the Candidates
      Fr. Walker Prays for the Candidates
    • Schedule for Holy Week

      Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014

      • Celebration of the Lord's Supper - 7:00 pm - (bilingual)

      Good Friday, April 18, 2014

      • Living Stations of the Cross - 12:00 pm

      • English Liturgy - 1:00 pm

      • Spanish Liturgy - 7:00 pm

      Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014

      • Easter Vigil Celebration - 8:00 pm (bilingual)

      Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

      • English Mass - 7:00 am

      • English Mass - 8:45 am

      • English Mass - 10:45 am

      • Spanish Mass - 12:30 pm

      • English Mass - 6:00 pm

       

    • 2014 Bishop's Ministry Appeal
      We've reached 100% of our goal of $135,000 for the Bishop's Ministry Appeal!  We've had 14% participation so far.  Remember that every dollar raised over the goal is returned to St. Anthony's to do important projects in our Church and Adoration Chapel.  This year, we will put new cushions on all kneelers, clean and repair new pew cushions as well as put a beautiful gold/silver cover on the Spanish book of the Gospels. 
      Faithfully,
      Fr. Pat Walker
      Or you can click here to go to the Diocese of Stockton Website to give with a credit card.
               
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    • Theology of the Body for Teens
      *A New Language for a New Generation*  
      Teens are facing unique challenges in the culture today. These challenges need to be addressed with a “new language” that explains how authentic Christianity makes sense because it corresponds perfectly with the deepest desires of the human heart.
      Theology of the Body for High School Teens is an exciting and dynamic program based on Pope John Paul II’s profoundly beautiful vision of human sexuality and morality.  

      Please join us Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm in the Minisrty Building Conference Room. Please feel free to contact Diane Lehman 823-7197 or Athena Rodriguez 612-1084 for more information about our upcoming Theology of the Body program for High School Students.   

      Click here to download the Frequently Asked Question document.  It's located on the left side of the screen.
       
    • TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
      Olive oil looms large in the vocabulary of baptism. There are other oils in the pantry closet, from grapeseed to safflower to canola, but only olives yield the proper meanings.  Olives don’t just happen; they are cultivated, nurtured,  pruned, and fussed over; they are a sign of human and divine cooperation. Olives can thrive in poor soil, but they cannot survive without human ingenuity, planting shoots and pruning branches. They can’t be popped from a tree and munched like apples: they are inedible without long curing; neither do they yield their oil to hand pressure alone, but only to huge stone mills. Abundant patience is needed as sediment sinks to the bottom of storage barrels and pure oil rises to the surface.

      Olive oil is a byproduct of peace: war keeps harvesters, planters, and pruners within city walls and turns millers into soldiers. To obtain oil from olives you need vast measures of hope, patience, faith, and ingenuity. Olive oil is a sign of God’s bounty and the way we human beings collaborate with God to bring about impossibly wonderful results. It is creation at its finest. Some people give chocolate eggs for Easter; perhaps olive oil is a more appropriate gift!
       
    • Now is the Time for Good News!

      ARE YOU READY TO BE THE GOOD NEWS PEOPLE?
      We have 5 different days and times to meet your needs.

      • Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 at the Manteca’s Visitor’s Center – led by Debbie Browning – Open to All – Starts 2/20/14
      • Friday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30  Home Group – Hosted and led by Celso and Cora Doria – Open to All – Starts 2/21/14
      • Friday Evenings – 6:00 – 9:00 Home Group (potluck dinners) – Hosted and led by Chuck and Patty Nowak – Open to All – Starts 2/22/14
      • Sunday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 – in the Conference Room – led and hosted by “PROCLAIM” – Open to young adults 18-25 – Starts 2/9/14

      The Groups will be meeting through the Lenten and Easter Seasons.  If you’d like to join or host a group or just want more information contact Debbie Browning at 823-1543 or Dave Corder at 823-7197 (parish office) or email at dave@st-anthonys.org.

       

    • The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study is Here!

      Has your bible been collecting dust? The Bible is more than a book; it is the incredible story of salvation history — God’s glorious plan for his people. Come learn the riches of the “greatest story ever told” in the Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study being offered at St. Anthony of Padua at different times and days to match your schedule.

      We are offering 3 different session times:
      Tuesdays-10:00 am-12:00 pm– Conference Room
      Wednesdays– 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm– Home Group
      Thursdays 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm– Conference Room

       Contact Dave Corder at 823-7197 or email david@st-anthonys.org to sign up.

       

    • Welcome to St. Anthony's Parish

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

      We are an active faith community of 4,250 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
      • Apr 26, 2014
        The Italian Catholic Federation is hosting their 8th annual “All You Can Eat” Shrimp Dinner on Saturday, April 26th in the gym. No-host cocktails begin at 6 pm with dinner at 7 pm. Dinner will consist of “all you can eat” shrimp, pasta with pesto, salad, bread & butter, dessert and wine for $35 ($17.50 for children 12 and younger). Please call Ida at 982-5710, Anna at 982-5458 or Marilyn at 612-7770 for tickets (no tickets will be sold at the door). There will be music, wonderful raffle prizes and a yummy desert silent auction. All proceeds will benefit our scholarship program for St. Anthony students, high school seniors and college students from our area.
      • Apr 26, 2014
        7:00 AM
        The Hispanic Community is organizing a trip to Reno on Saturday, April 26. The bus will be leaving at 7am and will return about 8:30 pm. For more information please call Mary at 402-3514 or Andrea at 888-7626.