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ALERT          ALERT

We have been informed by the Des Moines police department that we need to start observing the no parking signs in front of the church on Indianola Ave. These no parking areas are 7 days a week. On the church side of Indianola the handicap parking is from the no parking sign to the east only. We have been told by the police that people who park in those areas may be be towed. So please, when you park on Indianola Rd., make sure you are not in the no parking area.

Click Here to View Parking Map and Restricted Areas

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

Apr 27


5:00 pm
Apr 28

Meet & Greet Our New Principal, Ms. Jennifer Raes

Apr 28, 5:00 pm – Apr 29, 1:00 pm
May 2

St. Peregrine Novena

May 2, 8:00 am – May 9, 8:00 pm
May 3
May 5
May 6

Altar & Rosary May Breakfast

8:45 am – 11:00 am
May 7

Men Only - Steak Dinner

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 9
May 12
May 23

Divine Mercy Website


Invitation to St. Peregrine Healing Masses and Novena

SCHEDULE - St. Peregrine Novena & Healing Masses

(Prayer for healing and strength for those with serious illnesses)


May 1-9
Daily prayers for healing
May 2nd and May 9th – 5:30 PM
Anointing with St. Padre Oil and procession to
St. Peregrine Shrine in the church - Novena prayers.
May 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 -  8:30 AM
Sunday May 6th 8:00 AM
Masses with Novena healing intersession prayers.

Healing Masses at St Anthony 

Jesus WANTS to heal us…that is why Saint Anthony Church is inviting you to the Saint Peregrine Healing Masses and Novena.  Saint Peregrine is the Saint of Cancer and terminal illnesses.  The daily Novena begins on May 1st and the Healing Masses are Wednesday May 2nd and May 9th at 5:30 PM.  All who attend will receive a blessed Saint Peregrine medal and an invitation to be anointed by Monsignor Chiodo with Saint Padre Pio holy oil.  Go to S. T. Anthony D. S. M. Dot Org to download the schedule.  

Let us pray for the Lord’s healing!

What's Happening in the 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

St. Anthony Catholic School Announces Our New Principal

Ms. Jennifer Raes has been named as the new Principal of our School.

Read More About Our New Principal Here

St. Anthony Parish Announces New RE Director

Chris Corrice has been named as the new Religious Education Director.  Chris is excited to expand his ministry with the parents and children of St Anthony's. He has been serving the parish in youth ministry for the past two years. He also is a member of the pastoral council and MCs at the Spanish mass. He is a graduate of Mundelein Seminary's program of Hispanic leadership in lay ministry. He has studied youth ministry and parish integration at the University of Notre Dame and holds a BA in business administration/management from William Penn University. He is married with two children. His interests include technology and science fiction.

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.  Here is how you can access them and be involved:
First: Click the link below to see a video and share with someone.
Second: Subscribe to the St Anthony YouTube Channel.

Next, we have short Blog posts from Monsignor on various topics of Worship

And Finally, we have short Blog posts from Monsignor on important topic/people/updates within our parish family.

Join Monsignor in the mission for souls - Use these links and pass them on to friends and family!

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

Heart's Journey

By: Monsignor Chiodo

Click Here to View "Heart's Journey" Videos


By: Monsignor Chiodo

One of the most critical turning points of the American Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg.  Shortly before this battle, President Lincoln explained to one of his generals, General Sickles, that the burden of …Read More

Contact Us

St. Anthony Parish and School

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