A Message from Fr. Eric



This weekend, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, but what does that mean? Where did it come from? On the Second Sunday of Easter of the Jubilee Year 2000, at the Mass for the Canonization of St. Faustina Kowalska, Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.”

St. Faustina was a Polish nun who received visions from Jesus, including one of Jesus wearing a white garment with beams of red and white coming from His heart, which came to be known as the image of Divine Mercy. She wrote in her diary that He said:

I want the Image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it…

My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.

According to the vision, those who receive Communion and attend  Confession on the Feast of Mercy receive total forgiveness of sins.

Pope John Paul II discussed the significance of the image of Divine Mercy in his homily for the canonization of St. Faustina:

From that Heart [of Christ], Sr. Faustina Kowalska, the blessed whom from now on we will call a saint, will see two rays of light shining from that heart and illuminating the world. “The two rays,” Jesus Himself explained to her one day, “represent blood and water” (Diary, entry 299).

Blood and water! We immediately think of the testimony given by the Evangelist John, who, when a soldier on Calvary pierced Christ’s side with his
spear, sees blood and water flowing from it (see Jn 19:34). Moreover, if the blood recalls the sacrifice of the Cross and the gift of the Eucharist, the water, in Johannine symbolism, represents not only Baptism but also the gift of the Holy Spirit (see Jn 3:5; 4:14; 7:37-39).

Divine Mercy Sunday focuses on the gift of mercy and love given through Christ’s death, burial, and Resurrection. As Pope John Paul II stated, “Divine
Mercy reaches human beings through the heart of Christ crucified.”

– Fr. Eric

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Mass Reopening Highlights

  • The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.
  • Those that are sick should refrain from attending for fourteen days from when symptoms began
  • Those that are at higher risk should consider staying home at this time
  • Masses will continue to be streamed online (8 AM daily, 10 AM Sunday)
  • Social distancing and reduced capacity protocols will be in place, there will be markers on the pews indicating open seating
  • Face coverings are encouraged for all and required for ushers and extraordinary minister
  • Church will be cleaned and sanitized after every Mass – if there is someone who would be able to help organize volunteers to assist that would be greatly appreciated
  • Distribution of Holy Communion 
    • All minister will sanitize hands before and after Communion and wear masks
    • Distribution will be under one species, the Body of Christ
    • Reception of Communion is to be in the hand and standing – as I am in the high-risk group, I ask in your charity to respect this decision
As this is the first phase in returning, these will be regularly reviewed and adapted as necessary.

May 12, 2020 - Protocols for Celebrating the Liturgy

July 10, 2020 - Addendum to COVID-19 Protocols

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Divine Mercy Sunday


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St. Anthony Parish (Fr. Eric) will be providing a Live Video Stream of Mass.

Broadcast Schedule of Live Video Stream:

Saturday: 6:30 PM (Spanish - 2nd & 4th Saturdays only)
Sunday: 10:00 AM

Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 8:00 AM
          (With recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:40 AM)

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Mondays during Advent:
6:00 PM

First Friday Mass:
6:00 PM

Holy Days:
8:00 AM, 6:00 PM

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Recitation of the Holy Rosary:
              Saturday: 4:30 PM
              Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM
              Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 7:40 AM

Adoration - First Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
              Benediction 5:30 PM

Stations of the Cross - Friday: 6:15 PM during Lent
              (after Mass on First Friday)

Confession

Saturday: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesdays and Wednesdays during Lent: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 6, 2021 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received worthily. This teaching is not partisan, but it certainly applies to political leaders who back abortion and euthanasia, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has said in an apostolic exhortation on the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

 

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CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2021 / 07:32 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be consolidated with other schools, due to ongoing financial difficulties exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

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Utah to require fathers to pay for half of pregnancy costs

Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 6, 2021 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah the first state to mandate prenatal child support from the father. 

HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer, stipulates that the baby’s biological father must pay half of the mother’s insurance premiums while she is pregnant, as well as pregnancy-related medical costs, including the hospital birth of the child.

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School Provides Chocolate for Sailors

  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
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  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.