Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.
John and Eleanor Vierra believe so strongly in the power of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 to provide a network of effective support for those who have served America in wars that they decided they needed to make a donation to the post's building fund.
First grade students from St. Anthony's School were more attentive than their years during a field trip at Doctors Hospital of Manteca Monday morning where they were given a complete orientation of just what the hospital does for its patients young and old.