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Advancing St. Anthony through the "Annual Diocesan Appeal" 

Dear Members of St. Anthony Parish, 

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the 2015 Annual Diocesan Appeal. Your generosity made it possible for our parish to make history by meeting our goal for the first time in 10 years. Putting this campaign together wouldn’t have been possible without the many people who worked overtime behind the scenes. This team worked together to ensure that the message of the ADA was shared, along with the importance this campaign has for the future of St. Anthony Parish. 

Thank you to Monsignor Chiodo and Dr. Joe Cordaro for your support and dedicated leadership to our church and school. Thank you to the church and school administration staff, for your time and dedication in getting all the information out to our parishioners, students and school facility in a timely manner. Thank you to Joe Graziano, our Finance Council, Board of Education, Katie Fitzgerald and Mary Romanelli, for volunteering and helping to support the ADA campaign. Much gratitude to our Seminarian, Maxwell Carson, for taking the time out of his busy schedule to share how the ADA is personally helping him in his journey of becoming a priest. An extra special thank you to Michelle Fournier, who created all the marketing material and got our message out into the various marketing outlets. This campaign is a beautiful example of teamwork, dedication and servitude. All things are possible when we work together!
In closing, I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone for stepping up and contributing to our St. Anthony ADA campaign. Your prayers and hard work are a wonderful reflection of your commitment to our St. Anthony Community.
God Bless you and your families.
Todd Bordenaro 
ADA Campaign Leader

Worship Schedule

Weekday Mass Times:
     Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. - 7:00AM
     Mon.-Fri. - 8:30AM
     Wed. - 5:30PM
      Thur. - 6:00PM Spanish
     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 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


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


Contact Us

St. Anthony Parish and School

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