ST. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
We covenant to give ourselves to Christ as He gives Himself to us in the Eucharist, so every person might be a full, active, & conscious participant in His Church, empowered to share & live the Gospel.
505 E. North St. Manteca, CA 95336 | (209) 823-7197 | email@example.com
Regular Liturgical schedule
7:00am, 8:45am, 10:45am (English)
6:00pm (Teen Mass)
7:00am and 9:00am (English)
St. Anthony’s School Mass Thursdays 9:00am
5:00pm (English Vigil)
7:00pm (Spanish Vigil)
sacrament of penance (confession)
8:30am or by calling 209-823-7197 to schedule an appointment with a priest
Tacos & Taquilla Fundraiser
The new Tabernacle inside St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
October REFLECTION BY BISHOP MYRON COTTA
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In October we will once again celebrate Respect Life Month. This year’s theme, chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life. In this time of everincreasing attacks on the life and dignity of the human person, we as the people of God need to be conscious of our call to evangelize, to bring Christ, our hope, into every season of life.
When I came to the Diocese I was happy to learn that the people of the Diocese of Stockton, through generous contributions to the Respect Life Sunday Second Collection, support the Church’s efforts to build a Culture of Life. In the past your support has allowed the diocese to:
Establish a network of parish Respect Life Representatives
Educate on life issues
Promote local Pregnancy Resource Centers
Offer reconciliation and healing to men and women hurt by abortion
Advocate for just laws at the local, state and national level
Work to improve the care of our sick and elderly
While all of this work is extremely important and will continue into the future, we have come to realize building a Culture of Life in the Diocese also requires an outreach to our families. To better serve God’s people and meet the needs of families, we plan to expand our office of Respect Life to include Family Life Ministry. With this expansion we will provide resources and support to address the everyday realities of marriage and family life.
As the theme for October indicates, we need Christ as our hope in Every Season of Life. We need to have Diocesan resources for the many seasons a family might encounter including:
Christian Marriage (preparation and enrichment)
Natural Family Planning
Parenting (in times of crisis and just the everyday)
Single, Divorced and Separated Catholics
Experiences of death and/or End of Life Preparation
I am asking for your increased support of the Respect Life Second Collection to help us realize our vision of expansion and development of the new diocesan Office of Family and Respect Life.
As we work together promote a Culture of Life, let us ask the Lord of Life, Jesus, to lead us on the way.
In the Peace of Christ,
Bishop Myron J. Cotta