Welcome to St Anthony of Padua!

New Bedford, MA

Hello and welcome to one of the most beautiful churches in Massachusetts and beyond!

It truly is one of the most beautiful parish churches that you will ever encounter and yet, one that most people still have not heard of or seen!  As you view our photo gallery and view its magnificence, it still does not give you the overall beauty of this church. It is only when you come in and look up and around that you understand how the church was built on the tremendous faith of the people. It is faith that builds and without it we build nothing.

The website was designed not so much to see the church but to let you know what is going on in the Parish. The Parish has many different activities going on. The church is not made out of marble and wood but out of people, men and women of sacrifice...  more

May God Bless you! 
To Jesus through the Blessed Mother.
Fr. Edward A. Murphy, Pastor
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
New Bedford, MA
 


Saint Anthony of Padua News



Saint Anthony of Padua Church welcomes our newest altar servers.
In the front row:  Preston Amaral, Michael Goncalves, and Noah Viveiros.  In the back row are our seasoned altar servers: John Martin, Rafael Fernandes and George Martin.  Of course Father Murphy is standing with them in the very back row.

 


The craft ladies have now expanded to nine.  These ladies meet every Tuesday to make crafts to which the money is donated to the church.  Theses Qintin holds a check for the latest donation from the sale of their crafts.  Thank you ladies for your hard work, dedication and love for our church.

Healing Mass - 02/11/2016

Come and experience the healing power of God's love. Read more

Deepen Your Faith

Girls who have been confirmed are invited to deepen their faith through activities, crafts and conversation with Hannah, one of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate. We will meet after the 8:30am Mass every Sunday, hope to see you there.

Pilgrimage - 08/08/2016

Saint Anthony of Padua Church invites you to a 5-Day Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Quebec, Canada from August 8 – 12, 2016. Including the shrines of: Saint Anne de Beaupre, Our Lady of the Cape, Saint Joseph's Oratory, and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Read more

Ash Wednesday Retreat - 02/10/2016

Growing in Compassion will be held from 9am-3:45pm at Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Wareham, MA. To register, contact Peggy Patenaude at 508.548.9149 or visit Read more

Young Adult Weekend Retreat - 02/19/2016

This retreat is for young adults who are at different places in their faith lives. It is led by a team of men and woman in their 20's and 30's and will take place at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Wareham. For more info or to register, please visit Read more

Catholic Men's Conference - 03/12/2016

The DCU Center in Worcester, MA from 7am-5pm. Rediscover, renew and strengthen your catholic faith. Guest speakers and Confession will be offered and Holy Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McManus. Please call Ana at the rectory for more info.


 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Father Octavio Cortez I.V.E.

Fr Octavio Cortez came to St. Anthony's in September, 2015. We thank Fr. Octavio for his dedication and spirituality that he brings to our parish.  Recently St Kilian Church merged with St. Anthony of Padua Church.  We welcome those parishioners here at St. Anthony and consider them to be a great blessing to our parish.

Fr Octavio Cortez came to St. Anthony's in September, 2015. We thank Fr. Octavio for his dedication and spirituality that he brings to our parish.  Recently St Kilian Church merged with St. Anthony of Padua Church.  We welcome those parishioners here at St. Anthony and consider them to be a great blessing to our parish.

 

Mass Schedule


WEEKEND MASS
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am
8:30 am (Youth Choir)
10:30 am (Parish Choir)
12:15 pm (Spanish)

WEEKDAY MASS
Monday - Thursday at 7 am
Friday at 5:15 pm, 7:00pm (Spanish)  

Saturday at 9 am

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
Vigil - 5:15 pm
(in exceptional circumstances)
7:00 am   5:15 
pm
check bulletin for
current schedule


HEALING MASS
Usually the third Thursday
of each month
click here for
current schedule

 



PRAYER MEETING
Every Tuesday at 7:15pm
Church Hall

CONFESSIONS
Monday - Thursday 5:30-6:00 pm
(when Fr. Murphy is present for
the holy hour, meaning most days)

Friday 5:45-6:30 pm
Saturday 2:45-3:45 pm
Or by appointment by calling the rectory
at 508.993.1691

Upcoming Events


 

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