Dear Parishioners,


What a scary scene in today’s Gospel passage from Mark. A violent squall quickly comes upon the disciples, and they are besieged with wind and rain. There is nowhere to go for shelter, and the waves were breaking over the boat.


If we place ourselves in this situation, it is completely understandable that the disciples wake Jesus from his sleep as they face this great storm. We likely would have done the same. In their panic, they ask Jesus if he cares that their lives are in danger. Jesus wakes up and miraculously commands the winds and the waves to stillness once again.


Jesus’ response to the disciples is striking as he asks them: Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith? He does not rebuke them for waking him up but wants to know why they were afraid. He is wondering about their faith.


Although faith is at the core of everything we do and all that we are, we can still underestimate it. Consider what we think we need from God. We might wonder if what we think we need is truly everything we ought to receive, or perhaps we are holding back from asking God for something. There might be situations in our lives that feel like too much of a longshot to ask God for help with.


Perhaps it is the strained relationship that just seems to get worse year after year. Perhaps it is bad health news. Whatever it is, we need not be afraid to ask Jesus for help in these situations.

And we certainly should not underestimate his power.

The Gospel tells us that Jesus is right there in the midst of our turmoil. Ask him to get involved. Ask him to calm the winds and the waves that shake us. Ask him for whatever healing or need we have in the present moment. Have faith in him. Our God is one who inspires awe in us. He is the One whom even the wind and the sea obey.


Our readings today coax us to have courage – to be filled with awe. Look at what God has already done for us! As we prepare to receive his greatest gift, the Eucharist, we see how God continues to bless us and be here for us. May we not be afraid to have faith.



Fr. Tad


  • Remember to silence, turn off, and put away your cell phones, tablets, and gaming devices prior the start of Mass.

  • Remember not to chew a gum in the church, especially during Mass.


  • Keep in mind the Communion fast – we are to fast from food and drink (water and medicine excluded) one hour before receiving Holy Communion. Let us prepare our body and soul to worthily receive our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

  • When we are in the church (specifically in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament), we should keep our volume to a reverential whisper, if conversation is necessary. This is to promote prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for Mass. Thank you for your mindfulness.

This Sunday the second collection is for Outreach.


Save Thursday, June 27, 5-7:30 PM, for our first Taco Night of the summer. Unlimited margaritas for $3.00 and $2.00 for a can of beer. Chips and salsa free. You’re welcome to bring your own beverage.

IMPORTANT: ON JUNE 30 THE 10:30 AM MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED UNDER THE OAK TREE. Please remember to bring a chair. Thank you.


"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are."- St. John Bosco

It is a tremendous gift of faith to know Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. While our human eyes see unleavened bread, our faith allows us to see Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. He always waits for us. May we come to Him.

Join us Friday, July 5, at 6:30 PM for Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately afterward and last until 7:00 AM the following morning. All are invited to return to the church for the breakfast that will be served after the 7:00 AM Benediction.


The 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM choirs are looking to recruit more singers and musicians. Please consider sharing your talent and joining us in praising God through music.

Rehearsals for the 8:30 AM Mass are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and rehearsals for the 10:30 AM Mass are on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.

For more information, contact Denise Delong at: or speak to a choir member after Mass.


It is time to call upon our children to come to church and to be engaged in the life of the parish by becoming an altar server. All boys and girls who have already received the First Holy Communion are invited to register for this program.

Parents, please, help your children to do so if they express such a desire to become an altar server. PLEASE, submit the names of your children to the Parish Office.

We are aspiring for a life-giving and vibrant liturgy!

Your kids will have an important role in it.

Religious Education Classes at Saint Anthony Parish begin in September. Forms are available in the parish office. The cost is $80 per child. Please sign up your child asap. 

Any questions, please call Katrina Votaw at (408) 927- 8224. 

We hope your children will join us this year!!

Have you ever tried to “Sing the Hours”? 

The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or Breviary, is the daily prayer of the universal church, with prayers dispersed at intervals throughout the day to sanctify time and work. The Office is organized around the Psalms, which train our voices speak and sing along with the voice of Christ.

Now, there is a new and easy way to learn the Liturgy of the Hours, by listening to the twice-daily podcast “Sing the Hours” with Paul Rose.  Visit to get started! After a few weeks of listening and praying and singing along, you will find the timeless prayers of Jesus and His Church becoming your own prayers as well!

You are invited to enjoy a guided tour of St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica in downtown San Jose. Discover - the statue carved from the mast of a ship - where to find the altar from the third church - who donated many of the 39 stained glass windows; and much more! Tours are Wednesday through Friday from 1-3pm.

If you think a tour sounds interesting, consider being a docent. As a docent you will share with visitors the history, art and architecture of the cathedral while understanding its significance to the city of San Jose. A bonus is meeting guests from all over the world. Classes start in the Fall. If interested, please contact Pat at

Save the Date

30th Anniversary Celebration

October 6, 2024


Saint Anthony will be celebrating

the 30th anniversary of

 the Big Church on McKean Road.


On that day there will be one mass at 10:30.

The Bishop will be the main presider assisted by former pastors. 


Afterwards there will be outdoor celebration.


Remember to Save the Date!



It is easier now more than ever to make your stewardship and second collection contributions online. A "Donate" button has been added to the upper right corner of the parish website home page and an "Online Giving" button to the end of each week's parish email. Clicking these buttons will take you directly to our online giving app. 

The 2024 Mass Intention Book

The 2024 Mass book is available

A very special prayer practice that is offered at every Mass is a Mass Intention. Intentions are offered for many reasons, for the living and the dead. Masses can be offered for birthdays, anniversaries, illness, special intentions and answered prayers. Consider remembering a loved one this upcoming year. If you are looking for a specific date for the Mass, call soon to reserve your date so that it isn’t taken. Contact Edith Baretta at the parish office ~ (408) 997-4800; email us at 

A donation of $10 is suggested. 

Father Tad encourages you to praise and pray by singing at Mass. Here’s a chance to familiarize yourself with the songs planned for Sunday, June 23.

Click. Listen. Sing along. We look forward to hearing you!

8:30 MASS


In This Place


I Know You Are Near



Be Still and Know That I Am God



We Ever Will Praise You

10:30 MASS



We Gather As One


Jesus I Trust in You






With One Voice




Vigil Mass, June 22

"Little Church" McKean Rd

4:00 PM

Sunday Mass, June 23

"Big Church" McKean Rd

8:30 AM

10:30 AM

Weekday Mass:

Tuesday - Friday

8:00 AM

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St. Anthony Parish

20101 McKean Rd

San Jose, CA 95120

(408) 997- 4800