West Bend Grotto Pilgrimage! Saturday, June 16th
You are invited to join St Anthony church for a pilgrimage day trip
to West Bend Iowa to see the historical Shrine of the Grotto and with stops at a couple churches
on the way back.    Click here for more details!

So Far we have pledges totalling $123,977 - 92% of our Goal, with only 467 gifts received so far! 
Please help us if you have not yet given! Your gift will make a difference!!
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Worship Schedule

Weekday Mass Times:
   Mon   - 7:00AM & 8:30AM
   Tues  - 7:00AM & 8:30AM

   Wed   - 8:30AM & 5:30PM
   Thurs - 7:00AM & 8:30AM
               and 6PM Spanish
Fri     - 7:00AM & 8:30AM
   Sat.   - 8:30AM
Weekend Mass Times:
Sat. Eve. Vigil - 4:00PM
    Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00AM,
    1:00PM Spanish, 5:00PM Latin
**Watch Live broadcast of the 11AM Mass every Sunday by Clicking Here 

Eucharistic Adoration: Held in the Adoration Chapel beginning at
9:15AM every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Benediction
of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:00PM.
First Friday Devotion: First Friday of Every Month 7:00PM 
First Saturday: Litany of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 9-9:30AM, 3-3:30PM English, 12:30-1PM Spanish, or by appointment

Coming Up

May 23
May 27

Baptism Class

12:30 pm
Jun 2
Jun 3
Jun 6
Jun 16

West Bend Grotto Trip!

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Divine Mercy Website


On-Demand Audio Podcasts

What's Happening in Our Parish?!

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's Chiodo wants 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 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 in the mission for souls! - Use these links and pass them on to friends and family!

Every Christian's Battle Plan

By: Fr. Dan Gehler

The moment is solemn. Jesus is at table with his intimate collaborators, his handpicked Twelve Apostles. He knows that this is the last time they will be gathered in this way until they meet again in eternity. Nothing is …Read More

How Far?

By: Monsignor Chiodo

I remember teaching a high school religion class - the topic was Christian moral living. The question which was inevitably asked by every class was this, “How far can I go before it is a serious …Read More

Stop Running

By: Monsignor Chiodo

A great evangelist tells the story of a young man who upon graduating from college asked his father to get him a new car. The day of graduation arrived, and the father, a fervent Christian, handed him a brightly wrapped …Read More

The Time the Devil Visited but the Blessed Sacrament was the Victor

By: Monsignor Chiodo

It was a time I will never forget.  The year was 1928, and while I was not born until many years later, on a yearly basis I was reminded of that horrific occurrence when the nuns at St. Anthony Grade School would read …Read More

11:00 Sunday Mass Livecast

By: Monsignor Chiodo

Click Here to View Sunday 11:00AM Mass Livecast

Contact Us

St. Anthony Parish and School

15 Indianola Road
Des Moines, Iowa   50315
t. P 515-244-4709, S 515-243-1874