Dear Parishioners,

The Lord calls us to be prophets who speak his truth to others, and he gives us the courage we need to do so. What would it be like to meet a prophet? Anyone who is baptized has not only met a prophet, they are a prophet. Indeed, all of us who have been baptized have been incorporated into Christ’s ministry of priest, prophet, and king

Let us touch briefly upon each dimension.

What is the task of the priest? The priest’s task is to offer sacrifice through which we are reconciled and made holy. Christ fulfills this task perfectly through his sacrifice on the cross. We can share in his priestly ministry through the daily sacrifices we make out of love for others – the daily acts through which we die a little to ourselves so that others may flourish. We can share in Christ’s ministry by being a blessing to others, even to those who may annoy or undermine us. 

What is the task of the king? A king leads and forms his people to be good citizens of the kingdom. In the Christian context, an ordinary baptized person fulfills this call by leading others toward the kingdom of God – a kingdom that must be firmly rooted in our hearts if we are to lead others in the right direction.

Finally, what is the task of the prophet, the ministry we hear Jesus mention in today’s Gospel? The prophet speaks God’s truth to people. In the course of salvation history, sometimes that meant prophets called the people out on their infidelity to God – called them to repentance – warning them of the consequences of persisting in their sin. When the people didn’t listen and bad things happened, prophets were called to encourage the people to have faith, to trust that God had not forgotten them – to have faith that God would forgive their sins and save them.

Is there someone in our own lives to whom God is calling us to speak his truth? Are we experiencing that tug in our heart that we should speak up about this thing, whatever that thing might be? Perhaps they are words of encouragement, which can be so uplifting to others. Or perhaps we need to speak a hard truth, words we fear will not be well received.

Today’s Gospel shows an occasion when Jesus’ words were not well received. That sabbath, when he went to the synagogue full of familiar faces, Jesus might have been tempted to remain silent. But he spoke up. And his words were met with puzzled queries and then dismissed by most. But not all dismissed the truth he spoke. There were a few who believed, a few who were saved, a few who were healed. 

When the Lord calls us to speak his truth to someone, we might be tempted to remain silent. But the Lord can give us his courage to speak up and can give us the words to do so. As we come forth to receive him in the Eucharist, let us ask for these gifts that we may go and be the prophets he is calling us to be.

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.

Daytime Eucharistic Adoration,

July 17


"You do see Him, you touch Him, you eat Him. He gives Himself to you, not only that you may see Him, but also to be your food and nourishment". - St. Therese of Lisieux


Please join us Wednesday, July 17, at 8:00 AM Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately after Mass, and it will end at 12:00 PM with praying of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the 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.

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!

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 AM.

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, July 7.

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

8:30 MASS


You Are Welcome Here


For All Once Broken



Many and One




10:30 MASS



We Gather As One





Bread of Life



Your Grace is Enough

Vigil Mass, July 6

"Little Church" McKean Rd

4:00 PM

Sunday Mass, July 7

"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