The spirit of the great Saint from Padua permeates through our parish as we attempt to follow with him in the spirit 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 1,700 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