Father Vacca

JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU

May 29, 2020
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One hundred years ago this month, Pope St. John Paul II was born. The Polish pope promoted the devotion to the Divine Mercy Jesus who appeared to St Faustina, a Polish nun. He also gave us Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. I had hoped to have an image of the Divine Mercy…

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PARISH PASTORAL PLAN

May 22, 2020
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Before Covid-19 shut things down, we had been having Better Together meetings to develop a parish pastoral plan. Some of our parish groups have now picked up where they left off and completed their discussions on the questions the Diocese asked us to consider regarding stewardship, co-responsibility, and parishes as centers of mercy and charity.…

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CEMETERY WORK

May 15, 2020

A work project will be underway for our cemetery that will utilize our well water on the property for watering part of the cemetery. Necessary trenching and laying of pipes have to be done so that we can green up and landscape our new cemetery for the future. It is a major project, by that…

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HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!

May 8, 2020
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We celebrate with joy our return to public Masses. Easter joy continues for this Easter season. Congratulations to the two new members of our parish joining this weekend at 10am Mass.Beth and Jonathan have been preparing for a long time to be received into the Catholic Church, to be Confirmed, and to make their First…

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MASSES RESUME UNDER LIMITATIONS

April 30, 2020
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With joy, St Anthony’s will resume public Masses and some meetings on May 5th, but it will not be back to normal. There are a number of measures we have been directed to take from the Diocese in order to maintain a safer environment for all and to comply with state requirements. Below are just…

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LIFE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

April 23, 2020
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As the Governor and county officials begin to prepare for loosening restrictions, we can hope for a return soon to church functioning, even if it is limited functioning. The latest decree from Bishop McKnight was phrased very generally, directing us to follow whatever directions the county and state government give us. Bishop issued the decree…

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

April 16, 2020
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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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I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

April 8, 2020
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In John’s Gospel, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” We celebrate that every Easter with thelighting of a new Easter candle and the keeping of that Easter candle in the sanctuary throughoutthe Easter season. He is the light shining through the darkness to dispel our fear, to give us hope and to…

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Palm Sunday

April 3, 2020

As we recall Our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem, we know that despite the festive welcome he received, he knew it to be the beginning of his way of the Cross. The looming death that awaited him allowed no enjoyment of the festive welcome by people who just a few days later would be shouting out,…

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Covid-19: The Desert Experience

March 25, 2020
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By: Father Vacca The 1918 Spanish Flu caused churches to cancel services just as we are experiencing now.  Hospitals and mortuaries were overwhelmed with the sick and dead.  What gives us hope is that the country got through it.  We will get through this pandemic with covid-19.  With the fact that countries all over the…

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