From the Pastor’s Desk – October 13, 2019

Naaman the Syrian was a commander of the army of the king of Aram, highly respected and valued by the King even though he was a leper as we read today in 2 Kings. He was someone who had a skin disease that in Jewish circles would make him unclean. He seeks healing for his affliction from Israel’s king who […]

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 […]