Pastor's Note

This weekend we celebrate the Birth of St. John the Baptist. We pause to recall how God used St. John the Baptist to announce the coming of our Lord Jesus into the world. John bore witness to Jesus during his life. Even in the womb of St. Elizabeth, his mother, he rejoiced at the nearness of the Lord. St. John the Baptist baptized our Lord Jesus in the Jordan River. He bore his greatest witness to Jesus as he gave his life defending the marriage bond. St. John the Baptist is an example for all of us to bear witness to Jesus in our lives by the way we mirror His presence and love for all humanity. This is the very heart of the New Evangelization. .St. John the Baptist challenges us to announce the nearness of the Lord Jesus to all we meet each day. May we all be up for this great challenge.

Our High School Seniors will be graduating this weekend. We ask God’s blessings upon them and their families as they finish this chapter in their lives and look forward to new chapters and challenges. We thank God for all the blessings that He has bestowed upon them and thank God for the blessing that they are to our parish family! St. Anthony’s will be celebrating the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, July 8th at 9:00 am. Let’s continue to keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers!


Fr. Jim