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2017 ADA Campaign -Let's Finish!!
SA ADA 2017 Goal:                                  $138,226
Pledges/Gifts Received by the Diocese: $
Remaining:                                               $  25,037

449 Pledges Received

My Dear Family of St. Anthony,
   Sometime ago, a grade school child approached me with a big smile and said, “Msgr., I want to be a saint”.  That brief comment reassured me that what we are doing here at St. Anthony has touched the heart and soul of at least some of our children. 
   In order for us to continue our efforts to educate and form future adult disciples of Christ, we have to guarantee the financial wherewithal for the challenges ahead. A school and religious education program require the necessary assets, in fact, all of the programs and ministries of the parish require financial backing. The Annual Appeal is a key means by which we assure that our programs—such as saint making—continues.
   To date, we are within striking distance from our goal. We need your help. If you have not pledged to our annual appeal, now is the moment. As your pastor, I am pleading with those who have not pledged, to please do so. No amount is too small—everyone can do something to help. I have made my pledge, I am not asking you to do something I have not done myself.  I gladly give to this appeal; because I recognize the importance it has in healing us meet our ministerial needs, such as the school and religious ed programs.
   Drop a check or a pledge amount on a slip of paper and mail it in to the office or drop it in the collection basket on Sunday. 
   I am counting on you once again. And our future little saints are too. 
   God Bless you and thanks to all who have pledged thus far. 


Worship Schedule

Weekday Mass Times:
     Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. - 7:00AM
     Mon.-Fri. - 8:30AM
     Wed. - 5:30PM
      Sat. - 8:30AM
Weekend Mass Times:
Sat. Eve. Vigil - 4:30PM
     Sunday 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30AM
     8:30AM Latin Mass (Lower Church)
     1:15PM Spanish

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: Anointing of the Sick & Litany of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 9-9:30AM, 3:30-4PM, or by appointment

Coming Up


In our times,the saintly spirit of St. Anthony continues to work wonders in our parish as we walk together in the footsteps of Jesus, Savior and Lord of our lives.

Founded in 1906 to serve the ever growing influx of Italian immigrants to the south side of Des Moines, St. Anthony’s now comprises some 1,800 families of a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, while continuing to recognize its historic identity as an Italian parish. 

A multitude of ministries are offered here as we together attempt to build a vibrant parochial life. Our Catholic school serves as another fundamental building block of our identity. We create within its walls a Catholic culture, providing excellence in academics as well as a spirituality which helps equip our youngsters with the tools to be committed Catholic adults. 

You will find on this website information about our ministries, programs, people, events, and much more. St. Anthony parish, grounded in our Catholic tradition, but ever open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to build for a more glorious future, welcomes you.

God’s Blessing to you. 

Monsignor Frank E. Chiodo


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St. Anthony Parish and School

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