UPDATE REGARDING PARISH EVENTS
As things change and evolve during this COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to change and evolve as a parish. Effective immediately, we are resuming all indoor church services. In accordance with state and local public health agencies, we will celebrate Mass indoors. We will have INDOOR Mass on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We will continue to live stream Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (which will be closed to the public) on our YOUTUBE channel. We will resume daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
The following guidelines still need to be followed:
You must still register for Mass REGISTER HERE
You must wear a mask and socially distance yourself for the duration of the Mass
A TASTE OF ST. ANTHONY PARISH FESTIVAL
Did you miss all the great food offered at our annual Parish Festival? Now you will be able to have a chance to partake in the many ethnic foods available at the festival. Beginning October 10 we will be offering take out meals that may be pre-purchased online, no walk orders will be allowed. All meals will be able to to be picked up between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. ORDER HERE
October 10 - Paella SOLD OUT
October 17 - Sushi Night SOLD OUT
October 24 - Nigerian Food (2 Suya Skewers-Beef & Chicken, Jollof Rice, Fried Plantains)
November 7 - Polish Food (Cabbage Stew, Pierogis, Sausage)
November 14 - Greek Night
November 21 - Mexican Night
December 12 - Mexican Night
(Additional dates may be added)
Explore the Rich Beauty of Our Faith!
Update from Father Mitch #3
Act of Spiritual Communion
In the current times with video Masses only and the inability to physically receive the Holy Eucharist at Mass, the Deacon recites the following prayer and people are invited to join in:
I believe that You
Are present in the Holy Eucharist.
I love You above all things,
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine
All praise and all Thanksgiving be every moment thine
Rest in Peace
Environmental Justice Ministry
Catholic Climate Covenant, an organization formed in part by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has prepared their annual Feast of St. Francis program. Four Sacramento area parishes, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, St. Francis and St. Joseph (Elk Grove) are collaborating to participate in the celebration via Zoom. The program enables U.S. Catholics to grow in their understanding and call to care for creation as integral to the Catholic faith through prayer, education and action. It is part of the Season of Creation being marked worldwide with hundreds of events, prayers and activities. The tailored program will include prayers, readings, video, small group discussion, and suggested activities
Saint Anthony Parish Mass Times
–Roman Catholic Rite–
8:00 A.M. & 9:30 A.M.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M.
Holy Day of Obligation:
8:00 A.M., Noon, and 6:00 P.M.
4:00-4:45 P.M., Every Saturday
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
First Friday from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Social Justice to Host Listening Session
On October 18 at 2:00 pm, St. Anthony Social Justice will host a virtual listening session in response to the California Bishop’s initiative addressing the impact of racism. In 2018, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops convened an ad hoc committee on racism in the Catholic Church and out of the committee came their letter, “Open Wide Our Hearts” and said these words:
There has been much in the media of the social and racial unrest facing the United States in recent months. However, you may be asking how are Catholics supposed to act in the face of racism? Archbishop Lori's recent article, “How church teaching can explain why Black Lives Matter”, helps to bring to life our Catholic social teachings in the face of racism.