9:30 AM CELEBRATING
Sundays of Ordinary Time August, 2020 Zoom with us. All are welcomed
Please visit our Homily and Reflections Section for current Reflections
Rev. Dr. Grandma Cynthia Yoshitomi: CYTweetie@aol.com OR
Rev. Dudley Connelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Masses 9:15 AM for Introductions and Chat
Saint Anthony’s Chapel is located at 2300 Garden St 93103
Closed until further notice
Entrance off Garden at Pueblo, Santa Barbara, California
Behind the Mission of Santa Barbara–Watch for signs regarding Garden Street Academy School and Saint Anthony’s parking
Be assured that we are using all precautions against the transmission of corona virus during this time of unknowing.
WELCOME to the St. Anthony’s Catholic Community! We are an Old Church with a New Heart. Current and former Catholics interested in an alternative vision of church, as well as those of other faiths seeking a spiritual community, will find St. Anthony’s an attractive and welcoming place to gather on Sunday mornings. Our priests, who preside at our Eucharistic celebrations and other sacramental functions, are duly prepared and ordained without regard to their marital status or gender. The words of one of our favorite hymns says it perfectly: All Are Welcomed in this Place!”
Who we are…
St. Anthony’s is an Inclusive Catholic community where all are welcomed. We exercise Eucharistic hospitality; we invite all believers to share in the liturgy of God’s word, the breaking and sharing of bread, and the service of others. No one is turned away. Our welcome is deep and sincere.
Our members believe it is the Spirit of God who has nurtured and led this independent, intentional faith community from its beginnings, in orthodoxy, to its present inclusive services, led by married priests. We define ourselves as “Pilgrim people,” a phrase used by Vatican II to remind all Catholics that they are the church. We consider our community to be in unity with the larger Church, rooted in the teachings of Jesus and the viewpoint of Vatican II. We recognize that all baptized persons are called to ministry, not just a clerical caste. This belief results in a revived spirituality that sees us as adults before God, able to make and act on sound decisions, as led by the Holy Spirit.
Our focus is on doing what Jesus taught. Creeds and dogmatic statements are important, but it is how we live, as well as what we say, that is important. We strive to live by the love the Gospel proclaims and to daily apply that love to the journey of life.
We are a hospitable and friendly people. We take our worship seriously, but we don’t stand on ceremony. Our love for each other–and all in attendance– is palpable. We say of ourselves: “We are a pilgrim people, a people on the journey, a people seeking and responding to truth. We are witnesses to Christ, who is salt, leaven and light.” We are a people who chose to remain Teachable.