Father Vacca

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

Our Lord appeared to St Faustina to promote a devotion to the mercy of God.  The image shows red and white rays of light pouring from His heart which reminds us of the blood and water that poured from His side when He was pierced on the cross.  The light represents His love and mercy…

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW BOOKKEEPER!

As you know we have been advertising for a replacement for Christi Garcia as she leaves us at the end of this month.  It is my pleasure to announce that Rene Magelky will be taking on the bookkeeping duties to become our Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper.  Rene has worked for many years here at St Anthony’s and…

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DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

One year ago, we placed the Divine Mercy Image of Jesus in the church with the intent of promoting the Divine Mercy novena which leads to the Feast of Divine Mercy.  Then the pandemic shut us down. This year we will get to put out the pamphlets that help explain how to pray the Chaplet…

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ST ANTHONY PREACHING TO THE FISH

In the gathering space is a canvass print by Paolo Veronese of St Anthony Preaching to the Fish.  He had gone to the Italian town of Rimini in order to preach to fallen away Catholics, but they would not listen to him.  So he turned to the sea and began preaching to the fish who…

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St Joseph Feast Day

March 19th is the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  In the gathering space are prayer cards for St Joseph.  I encourage you to take a prayer card to help you to remember this patron of the universal church on his feast day.  There are, of course, many other prayers to…

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CRS RICE BOWLS

Available in the gathering space, are rice bowl cartons that provide an opportunity to be mindful of the poor in mission lands who survive on very little money.  Our spare change in this country can cover the cost of considerably more in some of the third world.  As we sacrifice and fast during Lent, we…

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Business & Communications Position Available

In a couple of months, we will be saying goodbye to Christi Garcia, our business & communications manager.  Christi has been with St Anthony Church for a number of years starting as an office assistant, involved with LEAP, managing our website, and last year taking on the business manager position.  She will be greatly missed. …

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Adult Confirmation

Recently our parish hosted Bishop McKnight for the Sacrament of Confirmation for about a dozen of our youth.  For various reasons, it does happen, however, that individual adult Catholics miss out on being confirmed in their youth.  Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation into our faith, so if any adult Catholic of our parish never…

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ASHES

Due to the pandemic, Ash Wednesday will involve a change in custom for us.  Pastors are directed to not directly touch the foreheads of the faithful to mark them with ashes.  We will, however, distribute ashes according to the Roman custom:  that is, we will drop ashes onto your head.  This will be strange for…

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CSA Update

We are very close to meeting our goal for this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  As Our Lady of the Snows in Climax Springs is now a chapel of St Anthony Parish and thus part of St Anthony’s, our combined goal is $38,000 – $36,000 for St Anthony Church and $2,000 for Climax Springs.  The Bishop…

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