Welcome to St. Anthony Parish Family
In 1930, during the time of our nation’s great Depression, our parish launched a bold initiative—-the construction of a new beautiful church building. Financially our parishioners were suffering dramatic economic hardships—along with the nation as a whole. And yet, in the great spirit of St Anthony parish, the parish family creatively met the challenge, resulting in the beautiful building in which we now worship and call our home.
How did they do it? The “old timers” told me that the many ladies who baked bread in the out-door ovens which dotted the southside would sell a loaf of bread in order to purchase a brick for the church building. Many loaves of fresh bread—-baked in love— along with other acts of sacrificial giving on the part of so many—-helped build our church.
And so our beautiful story continues........................
Our Mission Statement: To make life-long disciples, baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them in all aspects of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
We welcome you to St. Anthony Parish, we welcome you to this website - full of information about our parish, school, and ministries. And if you are looking for a spiritual "home", we hope you look first at St. Anthony Parish.
May God Bless You,
Monsignor Frank E. Chiodo
Pastor's Corner - Join the New Evangelism with Monsignor!
Monsignor Chiodo and Father Gehler want to give you many ways to experience worship and deepen your faith at St. Anthony Parish:
First, we have our weekly 11AM Sunday Mass Livecast - a live feed from St. Anthony for anyone wishing to view.
Next we have short faith filled videos called "Heart's Journey" that are being produced each week. Mini sermons - Why? Fewer and fewer people go to church, yet they are online. Monsignor wants to reach them.
Next, we have short Blog posts from Monsignor and Father on various topics of Worship, and also Blog posts on important topics/people/updates within our parish family.
Finally, in the left column we have Audio Podcasts available to deepen your faith.
Join Monsignor and Father in the mission for souls! - Use these links and pass them on to friends and family!
Pastor's Corner Blog Listing
By: Fr. Dan Gehler
Have you ever been to an event where there are thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of people
and they are all hanging on the words, actions, or music of the people up on stage? That is what it
was like for Christ, his …Read More
By: Fr. Dan Gehler
It is a good to recall our own encounters with the Lord. Ultimately, we are thirsting for God and his love, it is a time to return to the well in order to satisfy that thirst, accepting no substitutes.... Read More
By: Monsignor Chiodo
In the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, behind the altar you can view Michelangelo’s breathtaking depiction of the Last Judgment. It has been recently restored, so the colors and the subtleties of the painting …Read More