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!

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.

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2018-2019 Guide Book & Directory

Download our 2018-2019 Guide Book & Directory

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

Please contact us if you change your phone number​,​ move​, 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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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

You’re cordially invited to our celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Veneration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mass in Spanish with Indigenous Dancers, a Band and our Spanish Mass Choir. Procession outside and a Fiesta in the hall!

  • Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:30AM
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Volante Mañanitas

You’re cordially invited to our celebration of the Morning Songs of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

  • 5:00AM-6:30AM - Prayer, song and dance to Our Lady in church.
  • 6:30AM - Mass in English with songs in Spanish. Reception in the hall afterwards.
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Advent/Christmas Schedule

Advent/Christmas Schedule

A complete list of days and times of masses and events.

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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
314-792-7271
sandraprice@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738