From the Pastor’s Desk – October 06, 2019

This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it! This scriptural phrase captures the mood, the tone, the spirit, I believe, of the parishioners who gathered together last Sunday, September 29th to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Big Church. 261 parishioners, with family members, […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 29, 2019

It was on Sunday, October 2, 1994, twenty-five years ago that Bishop Pierre DuMaine dedicated and consecrated the new Saint Anthony Big Church after outgrowing the little historic church in Almaden since 1975. The little church was a mission church of Holy Spirit and previously a mission church of Saint Joseph Church downtown San Jose. […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 22, 2019

Next Sunday we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the big church, a  parish dedicated under the name of our patron saint, Saint Anthony of Padua. From our earliest history, our Jewish ancestors dedicated sacred places, altars of sacrifice and the  temples in Jerusalem. Places set aside for worship to honor, praise and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 15, 2019

Music shapes the mind and heart, connects with our inner self, melodies resonate within our inner ear and can transform an ordinary day into joyful praise. I grew up in a church with hymns, recognizable tunes and lyrics from by gone days, “The Churches One Foundation,” sweet hymns like “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother,” […]