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.

Inside church

Holy Week Schedule

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.

Palm Sunday Weekend

Saturday, April 8
7:30AM Mass
3:00PM Confessions
4:00PM Mass & Blessing of palms
Sunday, April 9
7:30AM Mass & Blessing of palms
10:00AM Mass & Blessing of palms
12:00PM Spanish Mass
Monday, April 10
6:30AM Mass
Tuesday, April 11
6:30AM Mass
7:00PM Penance Service
Wednesday, April 12
6:30AM Mass

Holy Thursday, April 13

6:30AM NO MASS!
10:00AM Chrism Mass (at Cathedral)
6:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Parish “Pot Bless Dinner” in Parish Hall after Mass)
Until 9:30PM Adoration in church
9:30PM Night Prayer in church

Good Friday, April 14

7:30AM Morning Prayer in church
3:00PM Service of the Lord’s Passion
6:00PM Stations (Spanish)
7:00PM Service of the Lord’s Passion (Spanish)

Holy Saturday, April 15

7:30AM Morning Prayer & blessing of Easter food in church
8:00PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 16

7:30AM Mass
10:00AM Mass

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Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Mar. 1, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 7 and Apr. 14
4:00pm - 7:00pm
$8 Adults, $5 ages 8 and younger
Parish Hall (across from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church)

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Annual Saturday after Easter Trivia Night

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Doors open at 6pm, Play begins at 7pm
Admission - $25/person
10 people per table max
Parish Hall (across from the church)