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 part of the Diocese of Stockton. http://www.stocktondiocese.org/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Stockton/116581805032720
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)
December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass times are:
7am, 9am, & 6pm in English
St. Anthony's Google+ Link
Sometimes you come across a piece of writing that just calls out to be quoted as it’s written. This is one such quotation with citation of the source at the end.
Advent and Christmas offer us exercise in the art of “waiting in joyful hope.” It sounds simple enough but of course it isn’t. Waiting has many moods: impatience, expectation, dread, eagerness, reluctance, confidence, and anxiety.
Waiting is one of life’s inevitabilities, but joyful hope is not. Joy is not false gaiety waiting with gritted teeth. It is the fruit of our Communion with Christ in the Spirit of God, but it must sometimes be snatched back from the grip of self-pity. Hope is not wishful thinking leapfrogging over the present into a rosy future. It is a gift given to us at Baptism, but it must be retrieved from the jaws of despair. The qualities God gives us are always ours to use, but they are apt to remain pale little shoots of possibility unless we strengthen them but practice, practice, practice. (Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas by Genevieve Glen and Jerome Kodell, Liturgical Press, Collegeville Minnesota, 2015.)
One important source of practice is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Each Saturday morning, the parish offers Confessions from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. On December 16th we will have our Advent Penance Service at 7:00 p.m. Priests from the surrounding parishes will help with confessions.
Faithfully, Fr. Pat Walker
Please join us for an evening of Prayer & Song
Thursday, December 3rd @
Manteca Presbyterian Church
275 N. Main St.
St. Anthony's Sacrament of Reconciliation is on Saturdays from 8:30am to 9:30am