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Then & Now: Yostantos Family

Then & Now: Yostantos Family

The Yostanto Family Our journey started in August 1985 when we were moving from New York to California. Just about four months after we emigrated from Indonesia, we temporarily stayed at my sister’s house in Anaheim Hills. Sunday was approaching and we did not have a car nor had any knowledge to go around ourselves,Read more about Then & Now: Yostantos Family[…]

Then & Now: The Rogers Family

Then & Now: The Rogers Family

My husband, Harlan Rogers and I came to San Antonio Parish in 2003. We were welcomed by Fr. Seamus and we have enjoyed the friendliness of the parish. I first joined San Antonio Women and delighted in the many activities they had and began meeting many wonderful women. Then after several years I was askedRead more about Then & Now: The Rogers Family[…]

Then & Now: The McMillan Family

Then & Now: The McMillan Family

My late wife, Karen and I were so called “cradle Catholics”. We were both fairly involved with our faith when we were dating. In late 1967 the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo was captured by the North Koreans and as a result I went from being a student at San Jose State in the U.S. AirRead more about Then & Now: The McMillan Family[…]

Now & Then: The Lawson Family

Now & Then: The Lawson Family

Betty Ann and I moved into Anaheim Hills from Fullerton in 1974. We had been married a few years and purchased our first home in this newly developing area. It was an adventure. This canyon area was pretty much under construction with very few markets and gas stations. Our original parish was St. Norbert’s andRead more about Now & Then: The Lawson Family[…]

Then & Now: Ozbolt Family

Then & Now: Ozbolt Family

When San Antonio Parish was created 40 years ago, our family had recently moved to the area and we attended mass at El Rancho Middle School. We were soon delighted to learn that we would have a new parish! At the time we had one daughter, Jeannie, who was six-years-old. Our second daughter, Julia, wasRead more about Then & Now: Ozbolt Family[…]

Then & Now: Craine Family

Then & Now: Craine Family

Michael and Mary Ann Crain Family: As a family my husband, myself, our toddler son, and infant daughter, moved to Anaheim Hills in the late 1970’s. We attended church at El Rancho Junior High while awaiting the building of San Antonio. I volunteered as a CCD teacher and CCD resource helper, with the beginning yearsRead more about Then & Now: Craine Family[…]

Then & Now: Arciero Family

Then & Now: Arciero Family

Tony and Mary Arciero and Family: Our family moved to  Anaheim Hills from Montebello in 1973, since there was no Catholic Church near by we attended mass at St. Norbert’s in Orange. In 1977 Bishop Johnson established a new parish here in Anaheim Hills with Father Seamus as the pastor for San Antonio de Padua.Read more about Then & Now: Arciero Family[…]

Then & Now: Rindt Family

Then & Now: Rindt Family

Rindt Family Klaus and I moved to Anaheim Hills in 1976 from Vancouver, British Columbia. A little while after arriving, I began to attend Mass at El Rancho Jr. High and also occasionally at St. Norbert in Orange. San Antonio became our home parish as soon as it opened. With finances for the church beingRead more about Then & Now: Rindt Family[…]

Then & Now: Fiorentino Family

Then & Now: Fiorentino Family

Fiorentino Family June 10, 1978, a pleasant summer day in New York City. I arrived in the office at the usual time, grabbed the usual cup of coffee, greeted the staff – it was business as usual but not quite because it was then that ”THE CALL” came but this one was very different. InsteadRead more about Then & Now: Fiorentino Family[…]

Then & Now: McGowan Family

Then & Now: McGowan Family

McGowan Family Envelope #103: We were out of town for the first San Antonio mass at El Rancho Jr. High, as it was known back then. It was later referred to as Coyote Cathedral, or as I liked to call it, Our Lady of the Cafeteria. Having two teenage sons, they were interested in meetingRead more about Then & Now: McGowan Family[…]

Then & Now: Thomas Family

Then & Now: Thomas Family

Jean and Curtis Thomas Well I still remember going to church at El Rancho before the church was built. I was a collection money counter and one ugly job was to put the envelopes in numeric order for the office staff to log in the donations to the computer. I was a counter for 30 someRead more about Then & Now: Thomas Family[…]

Then & Now: Dovalina Family

Then & Now: Dovalina Family

Dan and Roseanne Dovalina In November of 1976 we moved to this beautiful area called Anaheim Hills. We were told at that time that our family would be attending Mass at Saint Norbert’s Catholic Church in Orange. Our daughter Janell made her first Holy Communion there. We were looking forward to a church being builtRead more about Then & Now: Dovalina Family[…]

Then & Now: Pruzinsky Family

Then & Now: Pruzinsky Family

MaryEllen Pruzinsky, Envelope # 5 Ken and I along with our two children, Scott,(3) and Jennifer (1mo.) moved into Anaheim Hills from Ohio in 1974. It was a new and developing area; no churches and not much in the way of shopping. It was exciting to hear that in June of 1977, Bishop Johnson officially formed a new parish inRead more about Then & Now: Pruzinsky Family[…]

Then & Now: Scally/Carden Family

Then & Now: Scally/Carden Family

My previous husband and our two sons moved here from Chicago in 1984. Our residence was sort of between St. Norbert’s and San Antonio so we checked out St. Norbert’s first and the next Sunday we attended San Antonio. I was immediately taken with the blue carpeting which was the exact color of the carpetingRead more about Then & Now: Scally/Carden Family[…]

Then & Now: Meng Family

Then & Now: Meng Family

My husband Kevin and I married in 1992, bought a home here in Anaheim and joined San Antonio Church in 1993. We immediately felt welcomed here due to the warm and friendly atmosphere. Our daughter Lindsey (now 24) and Son Brett (now 22) we’re both baptized by Deacon Doug in the 90’s and our daughterRead more about Then & Now: Meng Family[…]

Then & Now: Gamble Family

Then & Now: Gamble Family

Dolores and I first met Fr. Seamus at St. Cornelius Church. He had just been assigned to that parish. We enjoyed his homily, and after church we met and shook hands. We lived in Bellflower at the time. We then moved to Anaheim in 1974. At that time, San Antonio Church was just a vacantRead more about Then & Now: Gamble Family[…]

Then & Now: Del Mazzio Family

Then & Now: Del Mazzio Family

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 ourRead more about Then & Now: Del Mazzio Family[…]

Then & Now: Cyprien Family

Then & Now: Cyprien Family

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 beautifulRead more about Then & Now: Cyprien Family[…]

Then & Now: The Bennett Family

Then & Now: The Bennett Family

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[…]

Then & Now: McCracken Family

Then & Now: McCracken Family

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 SeamusRead more about Then & Now: McCracken Family[…]

Then & Now: Teen Club to Youth Ministry

Then & Now: Teen Club to Youth Ministry

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 localRead more about Then & Now: Teen Club to Youth Ministry[…]

Then & Now: Joe & Judy Parker

Then & Now: Joe & Judy Parker

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 atRead more about Then & Now: Joe & Judy Parker[…]

Then & Now: Zlaket Family

Then & Now: Zlaket Family

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 minuteRead more about Then & Now: Zlaket Family[…]

Then & Now: Shaia Family

Then & Now: Shaia 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 aRead more about Then & Now: Shaia Family[…]

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