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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Harvest Festival Tent Raffel Winners
Hilary Hahn Grand Prize $10,000.00
Desiree Aguirre 2nd Prize $2,000.00
Judy DeRuyter 3rd Prize $1,000.00
Paul Loberg 4th Prize $1,000.00
Eric Stille 5th Prize $1,000.00
Andrea Cambra 6th Prize $500.00
David Rashe 7th Prize $500.00
Darryl Bartels 8th Prize $500.00
Jody Correia 9th Prize $250.00
Cindy Bouthillier 10th Prize $250.00
Heather Alves 11th Prize $250.00
Teresa Hernandez Vargas 12th Prize $250.00
Steve Martinez 13th Prize $250.00
SEPTEMBER REFLECTION BY BISHOP MYRON COTTA
THE HOLY ROSARY: A Way to Foster the NEW EVANGELIZATION
On Pentecost Sunday of this year, I announced that we, as a diocese, were embarking on the mission of the New Evangelization. I provided to all, the diocesan prayer to launch this endeavor. Please continue to offer this prayer as we begin to better evangelize our families and parishes. Pray it daily as we turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance to be the evangelizers of our day and age.
Along with this prayer, as we approach the season of fall, this month of September is a perfect time to prepare for the Month of the Rosary- October. I ask all clergy, along with their faith formation teams, catechists, RCIA directors, youth/teen leaders, Confirmation coordinators and principals to stress the importance of praying the Rosary. Also to be included in this effort are those involved in ministry to hospitals, convalescent/homebound visits and detention ministry. All of us are encouraged to remind those we serve of the importance to pray the Rosary daily. We are to be reminded that this was a request that came directly from Heaven and delivered to us by our Blessed Mother. She asks that we pray the Rosary, faithfully, as the Church.
As we promote the New Evangelization by presenting opportunities for us to encounter Jesus in our lives, one excellent means of accomplishing this is the Rosary. It has the capacity to draw individuals into a relationship with Jesus by means of reflecting on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. As a person meditates on the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries, one is led to ponder the gospel scenes of the life of Jesus and the history of salvation. As we come to a greater knowledge of Christ, Our Lady will lead us into a more profound and personal relationship with her Son by means of these Mysteries. As we deepen our relationship with Jesus, we become more like him. As we take on “the mind of Christ,” it is then, that we are empowered to participate in the mission of the Church- evangelization!
This month is the opportune time for us to introduce, remind and stress the importance of the Rosary in the spiritual life of every Catholic. Prayed properly, it is a powerful prayer that can have a great impact on our lives and on our troubled world. Because the Rosary is gospel-based, it has the capacity to “evangelize” us and to bring us many grace filled opportunities for ongoing conversion.
In order to assist us in promoting the importance to be evangelized, I invite you to consider ordering the following pamphlets. They will assist in catechizing our children, youth, parents, families and all of us in regard to the power that the Rosary has to evangelize.
Here are the pamphlets that can assist in this endeavor: “How to Pray the Rosary”, “Joining in the Mystery: The Rosary for Teens”, and “The Rosary for Children”
To order Our Sunday Visitor www.osv.com/pamphlets (800)348-2440
In the Peace of Christ,
Bishop Myron J. Cotta