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.

St. Anthon of Padua

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


The Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi

The Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi is on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 with a prayer service at 7:00pm.

Trunk or Treat

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Halloween Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 with a start time of 6:00pm in the parish parking lot.

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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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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