Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is a community of believers united by Faith.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Mass Schedule for this Week
Sunday July 23th, 2017
English Mass 10:00am
Spanish Mass 11:30am
Monday - Wednesday 12:00pm
2530 Garner Rd. Ray City, GA. 31645
Phone # 229-455-5554 Email: Santonyga@outlook.com
Office hours : 9:00am to 6:30 pm Monday- Thursday
We close one hour for lunch 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
THOSE TINY THINGS
Our God is indeed a God of might; yet that might leads not to vengeance, but to forgiveness. Everyone is offered an opportunity--many opportunities--for forgiveness. Even a little good can blossom into something wonderful. The mustard seed of the Middle East is so tiny that one can barely pick one up with one's fingertips. (Those familiar with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd know about this wonderful parable, and the tiny dish of mustard seeds that is kept in the atrium for the children to contemplate.) Yeast makes the dough rise to be baked into delicious bread. All of these wonders come from tiny beginnings, if we are ready to hear and understand these mysteries.
Our prayer too is heard by God, even if we do not really understand what we are praying for: "for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit . . . intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit" (Romans 8:26-27).
So if our small prayers are offered with a sincere heart, they are heard by God, even if we don't always know what it is we do when we pray. Are we praising, blessing God, asking for something? The Spirit knows and intercedes for us.
The Mass schedule and Faith Formation classes for children will resume on
Sunday September 3,2017.
English - 10:00 am
Spanish 12:30 pm