St. Anthony Catholic Church


Advent is when the ecclesiastical year begins. During this time the faithful are admonished to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord’s coming into the world as the incarnate God of love, thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world. Every Saturday there will be Communal Penance for reconciliation starting at 9am. Join the Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. We hope you will find ways to draw closer to Jesus this Advent.


Monday - Saturday 8:30am English
Tuesday - Friday 7:00pm Spanish
Daily Masses can also be viewed online


Sat. Vigil Mass: 4:00pm
Sunday Mass Times:
8:00am English Church
8:00am Spanish Parish Hall 
1:00pm Spanish
5:00pm Latin (EF)

The 11AM, and 1PM Spanish Mass can be viewed online

Rosary Prayed Online every day at 5:30PM, 3PM on Sunday

View Online Masses and Services Here

Eucharistic Adoration: In the Adoration Chapel beginning at 9:15AM every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.  Please pray for God’s mercy and healing. Pray for protection and for those that are ill.

Rosary: Daily 5:30PM English, Faithfully everyday someone is at St. Anthony to pray the Rosary at 5:30pm and everyone is invited to join online for this powerful and needed prayer. Pray with us. Together we can impact the world.

Reconciliation: Confessions are scheduled for 9AM Saturday Mornings (English). Spanish Confessions 12:30-1PM Sundays, and Tuesday & Thursday in the school in the school parking lot.  Priests are normally available after weekday Mass for an unscheduled Confession.  Confessions can always be scheduled by appointment.

Funerals: Please contact a funeral home and they will notify the parish office.  Social distancing protocols must be maintained.

Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM to 4PM, Friday 8AM to Noon.  Parish Phone 515-244-4709

Theresa Marie Hagarty
Sophia Winter
Rose Mary Soda
Mini Elnaggar
Joseph “Joe” Buban Sr.
Paul H Gillispie Jr.
Bobby Eginoire
Jim O’Donnell
Please send your prayer request to: or call the parish office at 515.244.4709

Welcome to St. Anthony Parish

Week of Sunday, November 22, 2020

Bishop Joensen requires masks to be worn at Mass and all church functions.  
Click here to read Bishop's letter

Dear Parishioners,

For my letter this week, let’s pray for the healing of our country and for anyone who is not well. I myself am under the weather as I write this.

A Prayer to Deliver Us from Coronavirus “Be Ye Not Afraid” 

O Saving Lord Jesus, hear our humble pleas as we come before you to pray for deliverance and protection from the dreaded Coronavirus. You are greater than any illness or disease. Please send your angels of healing and deliverance to stand before the dreaded illness and provide a barrier from its ill effects. Drive it into the abyss, and surround us with the loving arms of your healing grace that humanity may—by your mercy—be saved once again from the dire effects of a disease which threatens the security and peace of humankind. Mercifully heal all those infected with this dreaded disease. To you we offer praise, adoration and thanksgiving. ~Amen.

God bless you,
Monsignor Frank E. Chiodo
St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Baskets!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St Anthony Church is asking for your help. Each year, our group distributes 50 baskets of food to families in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas. St. Vincent appreciates any contributions that you are able to make. Please place your contributions in the envelopes provided at the entrance of the church which are labeled TURKEY FUND and then place the envelope in the basket for Sunday Offering or please take your contribution to the business office. St Vincent de Paul is very thankful for your donations and God Bless.
Continued Giving:
Many people have contacted us asking how to make their weekly tithing contribution and/or ADA contribution when Masses are cancelled. We encourage parishioners to utilize our online giving program. Look for the green dollar sign in the top right corner of this page and click to go to our online giving page. You can also mail to:

St. Anthony Church, 15 Indianola Rd.Des Moines, IA 50315

There is a new secure mail box located on the north side of the Rectory next to the door (under the deck, up the ramp) if you would like to deliver a donation.

We would like to thank all of you who continue to make your weekly or monthly donations to our great parish! 

We appreciate your generosity!

What's Happening in the Parish?!

Download Our Parish Mobile App Today!

Just click on the icon to the left, download the appropriate version of the app, open and search for St. Anthony Catholic Church, save it as your favorite, and you're done!

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 a live feed from St. Anthony for anyone wishing to view.  With the Pandemic situation, we have Masses live on a daily basis including Sunday, as well as other services.
  • 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, 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!

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.