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Current News/ Updates:
- Saturdays During Lent, there will be an additional 9 AM Mass in the Church.
- Sundays during Lent, there will be Evening prayer and reflection on the Sorrowful Mysteries, held at 6 PM in the Parish Center.
- Sun. April 13: Living Stations of the Cross (3 PM)
- Tues. April 15: Penance Service (4 PM)
- Thurs. April 17: Holy Thursday Mass (6:30 PM) (Adoration in the Parish Center Chapel until 11 PM)
- Fri. April 18: Good Friday (with Communion) (3 PM) (Church will be open for private prayer and devotion from 12-3 PM)
- Sat. April 19: Easter Vigil Mass (8 PM) (NO 4 PM MASS)
- Sun. April 20: Easter Sunday Mass (8 & 10:30 AM)
- Sat. May 17: First Communion (10 AM)
- May 30,31,June 1: FESTA
Weekends: 4:00 PM (Saturday)
8:00 & 10:30 AM (Sunday)
Monday: 6:30 PM (Church)
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am (Parish Center Chapel)
Confession: 3:00 - 3:50 PM on Saturday; Anytime by appointment
Vigil: 4:00 PM
Day: 8 AM & 6:30 PM
A Lenten Meditation in Images:
St. Anthony’s Stained Glass Windows
On Palm Sunday the Passion narrative includes the synopotic Gospel account of the Lord’s Last Supper (Mt 26: 26-30). In anticipation of the Lord’s Passion, Jesus celebrates the Passover Meal at which the institution of the Eucharist takes place. The Eucharist also forms the centerpiece of this stained glass window dramatizing another miracle in the life of St. Anthony. On the left, St. Anthony vested in white is depicted holding a monstrance in benediction. On the right, despite being a mere creature, a black donkey kneels in prostration as a devout Catholic would do. This miraculous event occurred after the animal, who had not been fed for three days, preferred to kneel in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament than to eat the bowl of oats it was offered.
Prayerful Meditation: While gazing prayerfully at this window, imagine that the light coming in from the outside to illuminate the colored panes of glass is the light of the Holy Spirit entering God’s house. Imagine that the graces flowing from the Eucharist in the monstrance have the same power that was present then – the power that can’t explain why a creature would kneel in adoration. Spend time in prayerful meditation remembering this image in your mind’s eye and seeking the Lord’s presence with prayers for spiritual communions when the tabernacles are empty on Good Friday and Holy Saturday.