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About San Antonio de Padua
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me [your request here]. 0 gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
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"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
One of the favorite adages my Grandma used was, “Bloom where You Are Planted”. In 1982 my husband Don and I found ourselves, alone with our five young children, “transplanted” in Anaheim Hills – all the way from Connecticut, via an 18 month stint in Ohio. While staying at a local hotel, waiting for our Read more about Then & Now: Del Mazzio Family[…]
WILLS AND TRUSTS WEEK OCTOBER 16-21, 2017 INFORMATIVE SESSIONS – ALL PARISHIONERS WELCOME ! Take steps to protect those you love with a new or updated estate plan. The Orange Catholic Foundation works in collaboration with our parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Orange to provide information sessions led by local Catholic estate planning Read more about Orange Catholic Foundation[…]
All children of our parish, grades 1-6, are invited to participate in the Liturgy of the Word each Sunday during the 8:30 am and 10:00 am Masses. Teachers guide them through the readings of the Mass and the homily at a language level that they can understand. Children participating are dismissed from Mass and congregate Read more about Children’s Liturgy of the Word[…]
It’s Not Too Late to Join our Religious Education Family Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Sunday School Classes Have Begun! Miss Misty and Miss Armi’s Kindergarteners are “Busy Bees,” as they launch into a Bee-themed year! “Bee Someone for God” and “Bee-Attitudes” are just 2 of the fun and inspirational themes they’ll be teaching and modeling Read more about Religious Education News[…]
Joseph and Jeanne Cyprien Family (Tom, Dave, Julie, Mark and Lori) We moved our family to Anaheim Hills in 1971, when we bought a home on Solomon Drive. On the corner of Solomon and Santa Ana Canyon Road was a large vacant field. Little did we know that was the future site of our beautiful Read more about Then & Now: Cyprien Family[…]
Youth Ministry Presents: 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:30-8:30pm in the Church Parking Lot Come for Candy, Cake Walk, Games, Costume Contest, Food and FUN! Live music provided by the YM SALT Band! How can you be part of this event? DECORATED TRUNKS! Its all about the trunks. We need your decorated Read more about 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat[…]
The Bennett Family: The Bennett family moved to the Anaheim Hills area in 1974. There was not much out here as the Anaheim Hills planned community was in its very early stages. We had been parishioners of St. Joseph in Placentia before the move. Thinking we were now parishioners of St. Martin’s in Yorba Linda, Read more about Then & Now: The Bennett Family[…]
OCTOBER IS SOCKTOBER SOCK DRIVE! Youth Ministry is collecting socks for the homeless in the hopes of making their winter a little warmer. There will be a box outside of Church and outside of the Youth Ministry Office the entire month of October. We are asking for NEW UNUSED SOCKS still in the package, for Read more about Socktober is Back![…]
Join us Sunday Mornings: All men are invited: Our next meeting is Sunday morning at 6:45 am in the Parish Hall Click here for a full schedule!
The McCrackens: Paul and Shirley McCracken, moved to Anaheim Hills in 1975. We came from St. Columban’s Parish where Paul was active with parish legal issues. When the Orange Diocese was formed, Bishop Johnson appointed Paul to be a proctor advocate on the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. There he met Father Seamus Glynn. When Father Seamus Read more about Then & Now: McCracken Family[…]
by: Al & Carol Ogrodski When the San Antonio parish was formed, Father Seamus was approached with the concern that a program for the teen community was needed. Frank and JoAnn McGowan, Al and Carol Ogrodski, and Jack and Connie Williams volunteered to organize that program. Meetings with the teens were held at a local Read more about Then & Now: Teen Club to Youth Ministry[…]
In 1977 the new parish of San Antonio was established in “the canyon” and several of the original families canvassed the local neighborhoods, inviting Catholic Families to come to mass at the new parish. Our family had moved to California from Ohio in ‘75 and had been attending mass at St. Boniface and occasionally at Read more about Then & Now: Joe & Judy Parker[…]
Zlaket Family: We moved to Anaheim Hills in 2006 when our son was 2 and our daughter 12. We were parishners at Holy Family at the time, and tried to make that drive to Mass every week, but occasionally running late (we had a 2 year old) we’d go to San Antonio…only a 3 minute Read more about Then & Now: Zlaket Family[…]
Shaia Family: When my husband and I moved to Anaheim Hills in 1974 we were not only lonely because we didn’t know anyone, but we did not have family close by as well. We both came from big families that loved being around each other and we missed that. So we were looking for a Read more about Then & Now: Shaia Family[…]
Phil and Cora Gutierrez: We came from our old parish St. Irenaeus to San Antonio. The initial small size of San Antonio gave us a rare chance to develop and grow spiritually along with the equally young members of the parish under the benevolent guidance of our beloved founding pastor, Father Seamus who still remembers the names of our Read more about Then & Now: Gutierrez Family[…]
Schulze Family: In 1978, we were living in the St. Norbert area and I was teaching at St. Joseph’s in Placentia, so I attended Mass in both places. After it was announced that a new parish had been formed, I went to San Antonio a few times. When I decided I wanted to be a lector, Read more about Then & Now: Schulze Family[…]
Garry & Glenda Day: Our story begins in 1974 when we moved to Anaheim & encountered Fr. Seamus who politely told us we needed to go to this new parish in the hills even though we were in another parish, technically. We started attending St. Coyote/El Rancho school every Sunday and our daughter was asked Read more about Then & Now: Day Family[…]
The following was submitted by Pam Berry The Berry’s (Ed, Pam, Christie, Suzie & Jimmy): Ed and I attended the very first meeting at the McGuire home up on Rutgers Circle, Anaheim Hills – we voted on the name chosen for the parish. I met Fr. Seamus at that meeting, told him about the house Read more about Then & Now: The Berry Family[…]
When looking to relocate a family of seven (Peter, Cathy, Sean, Brendan, Tim, Christienne and Caitlan Carroll), to Anaheim Hills in 1979, we needed a home, schools and a church for our family. After meeting Father Seamus, and hearing about the new church we knew our search was over. Father Seamus welcomed us and said Read more about Then & Now: Carrol-Walls Family[…]
Holy Land Pilgrimages 8-Days: February 17 – 25, 2018 Spiritual Director: Rev. Wayne Adajar Tour Price: $2,285.00 Download Flyer Holy Land Pilgrimages 10 DAYS: OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018 Tiberias • Nazareth • Bethlehem • Jerusalem $3899 PER PERSON FROM LOS ANGELES (Air/land tour price is $3199 plus $700 government taxes/airline surcharges) TOUR Read more about A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land[…]
COMING Next Summer 2018 Join us in summer of 2018 for our “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus” adventure.
Totals as of: March 20, 2017 Total parishioner participation goal: 2,000 Total Parishioner participation: 423 Parish Goal: $138,000 Total pledged: $267,064 Total payments received: $212,410 Thank you to all of the families who have prayerfully and generously made a pledge to the 2017 Pastoral Services Appeal to support the mission of our church to teach, Read more about Pastoral Service Appeal 2017 – UPDATE[…]
PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC ~ KNOW · LOVE · SERVE The Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is an annual fundraising appeal of the Orange Catholic Foundation that raises funds on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Orange that are granted to the Diocese of Orange for financial support of selected diocesan pastoral ministries and services Read more about 2017 Pastoral Service Appeal – PSA[…]