St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

It is true that St. Anthony’s is a beautiful Catholic church located in Saint Louis, but even more beautiful is its faith and its welcoming and friendly spirit; we are ready to share it with all of you!

Lent 2023

Saturday, April 4

Vigil Palm Sunday

  • 4:00pm – Mass & Blessing of palms

Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday

  • 7:30am & 10:00am – Mass & Blessing of palms

Monday, April 6

  • 6:30am – Mass

Tuesday, April 7

  • 6:30am – Mass
  • 7:00pm – Penance Service

Wednesday, April 8

  • 6:30am – Mass

Thursday, April 9

Holy Thursday

  • NO 6:30am Mass
  • 10:00am – Chrism Mass at Cathedral
  • 6:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper. “Pot Bless Dinner” follows Mass in Parish Hall. Adoration in church until 9:30pm
  • 9:30pm – Night Prayer

Friday, April 10

Good Friday

  • 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • 3:00pm – Service of the Lord’s Passion
  • 7:00pm – Service of the Lord’s Passion (Spanish)

Saturday, April 11

Holy Saturday

  • 7:30am – Morning Prayer & blessing of food
  • 8:00pm – Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday, April 12

Easter Sunday

  • 7:30am & 10:00am – Mass
  • 12noon – Spanish Mass

Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Since 1863, St. Anthony of Padua Parish has been a source of faith and hope in our city of St. Louis.

The Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province arrived in Southern Illinois from Germany in 1858, and just five years later, with the help of some very dedicated and hardworking future parishioners, the parish began. It has grown and prospered over the years and remains a place of WELCOME and PEACE for many throughout the region.

The Franciscans and all of our parishioners welcome you to come to St. Anthony’s at any time. Please visit us, worship with us, join us! We hope you find all the information you need on our website. If not, then please give us a call, or better yet, come for a visit.

Mission Statement

We, the members of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, strive to live out our faith as Christians in the Roman Catholic Church. Influenced by Franciscan spirituality, we see ourselves as a caring community, drawing from the strength and tradition of those who have gone before us, the wisdom of our senior members, and the energy of our younger members. We see St. Anthony’s Church as a cornerstone in our changing neighborhood in South St. Louis. We believe that our faith is our common bond, that all of us are made in the image and likeness of God; and, as such, possess a dignity and potential that is to be respected. We are called to be signs of God’s love to each other and to all we meet.

We believe our strength and nourishment come from the Church’s ministry of Word and Sacrament. Having experienced God’s grace, we commit ourselves to announcing to others God’s saving love for them. We will face the future by reaching out and serving the needy, by fostering spiritual growth in our families, by educating our children in Christian values, by welcoming visitors and strangers into our community, and by joyfully facing the challenges of our neighborhood. We value openness rather than negative criticism and reconciliation rather than materialism, selfishness and prejudice. We want to become a parish family with a care and concern that is characteristic of family members.

Inside church

Dutchtown Neighborhood

Dutchtown Streets

The Franciscans and the parish of St. Anthony of Padua have been in the Dutchtown neighborhood since 1863.

Their beginnings started with a house donated by a local resident, Mr. Witnell. The first church was built on the corner of Meramec and Compton Streets. The Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province have helped to provide for the material, spiritual, and sacramental needs of the German residents of the Dutchtown community since their arrival.

Upcoming Events

Corpus Christi 1951

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood Christ

The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood Christ Mass with the Corpus Christi procession is Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 9:00am.

The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

Come join us and honor the memory of the Franciscan priest, St. Anthony of Padua. Feast of St. Anthony of Padua is on June 13th with Masses at 6:30am and 11:00am, with bread and lilies available while supplies last at the 11:00am Mass.

Healthy Change Workshops

Healthy Change Workshops

Join the Franciscan Friars and friends as you learn to live a healthier lifestyle. Wednesdays from 11:00am to noon. Please call (314) 773-8485 to register.

All Things New

All Things New

St Anthony of Padua will remain an active parish with spiritual guidance by the Franciscans. Click here for more details.

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The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

Saturday, June 12th & Sunday, June 13th, 2021
We will be celebrating the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua at ALL THREE MASSES.

St. Anthony of Padua Church
3140 Meramec Street
St. Louis, MO 63118 United States
(314) 353-7470

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Protecting God's Children

Safe Environment Program

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children) in order to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community and also to help protect those adults involved in our ministries against the possibility of false accusations.

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.

Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection

Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:

Missouri Department of Heath & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:

2023 Guide Book & Directory

Download our 2023 Guide Book & Directory

Download our Guide Book to have our parish information at your fingertips!

Please contact us if you change any of your information, register in another parish, or have children listed in our directory who are no longer living at home so we can update your information. We invite sons and daughters who are now adults to register under their own name, even if they still live at home.

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