UPDATE REGARDING PARISH EVENTS
The Diocese of Sacramento has announced the resumption of public Masses on Monday, June 8. Here at St. Anthony Parish, that means we will be open on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. for daily Mass. Daily Mass will resume Monday through Friday. Weekend Mass will resume on Saturday Vigil at 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday will be at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.
We will continue to live stream Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. on our YOUTUBE channel. You can also access the previously recorded Masses on YouTUBE.
To read the Bishop's letter, CLICK HERE.
REGISTER FOR MASS
In accordance with the Diocesean guidelines, we ask that you register for the Mass you plan to attend. Along with registering for Mass, please remember to wear a mask and sanitize your hands before coming into the church. Registration closes at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Explore the Rich Beauty of Our Faith!
Update from Father Mitch #2
Do you need help?
Last week you received an email from the St. Anthony Social Justice Ministry Team indicating that a parish team is being established to provide support for parishioners who may need an errand or a helping hand. Volunteers have responded with an willingness to help. If you need help or support please email a request to: email@example.com. Our team is ready to help with groceries, prescription pickups or even just a happy check in by email or text. Please do not hesitate to contact our team.
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
Laudato Si’: A Reflection and Celebration
Caring for creation and our common home acknowledges that communities of color are often living in some of the most polluted neighborhoods, contributing to the systemic racism that impacts every aspect of daily life. One of our guiding documents, Laudato Si’, emphasizes “Everything is Connected!”. Let us express our care wholistically, for our planet and its ecosystems that sustains all life - for each other, our current and future generations.
“A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings…Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society….when our hearts are authentically open to universal communion, this sense of fraternity excludes nothing and no one.” – Laudato Si (no. 91-92).
Did you know? --
June 18th marks the 5th anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’ (“Praise be to you, my Lord”) and helps shepherd in a Special Anniversary Year (Now to May 2021).
Learn more and celebrate with the special Bulletin Insert: “On Care for our Common Home: Laudato Si” (also found here).
Find the complete encyclical publication by clicking/going here (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html)
Summer Tip -- Hot days can make you thirsty. Consider recycling your used drink containers. Also, put a filter on your water tap and refilling bottles with the filtered water. Instead of buying many small drink bottles, try buying drink mixes in bulk and fill your reusable bottles.
Do you want to join your brothers and sisters in Christ to further explore environmental justice? Drop a quick note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Anthony Parish Mass Times
–Roman Catholic Rite–
8:00 A.M., 9:30 A.M., and 11:15 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.