• HOLY WEEK
       
      THURSDAY,  APRIL 17TH
      MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
      7:00PM

       FRIDAY,  APRIL 18TH
      STATIONS OF THE CROSS
      3:00PM

      THE PASSION OF THE LORD
      7:00PM

      SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH
      EASTER VIGIL
      7:30PM

      SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH
      EASTER MASS:
      8:00AM (in French)
      9:30AM
      11:00AM
    • Welcome

      It is the most basic desire within the human heart to search for lasting peace and happiness.  In response to this desire Jesus says: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt 11:28-30).  If we turn to Jesus without hesitations or reservations he will gives us that “peace that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), the peace we desire.

      St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where the French tradition will always be part of the fabric of our community, is wholly committed to bringing Christ to whoever seeks him.  This happens primarily in the sacraments, but also in fellowship, in Scripture studies, and other group meetings.  Join us as we throw open the doors to Christ and allow him to “give us rest.”


      Sincerely,

      Rev. Fr. Richard Dion, Pastor

    • SPECIAL EVENTS

      To see more photos of Cardinal Lacroix's Mass, as well as the reception, simply click on "resources" in the menu above (last one on the right), then click on "photo albums". 
    • NEWS
      St. Anthony Church is very proud that one of our very own parishioners, David Gagnon, son of Marcel and Constance Gagnon has entered the minor seminary at Our Lady of Providence, while he continues his education at Providence College in Rhode Island.  Please keep him, and all who are discerning a call to the priesthood, in your prayers.  To send cards or words of encouragement to David, please use the following address:

      Seminarian:  David Gagnon
      Our Lady of Providence Seminary
      485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
      Providence RI  02908
       
       

       

      Adorers are needed on Thursdays for the following times:  8:30AM, 9:30AM, 2:30PM and 3:30PM.  Please prayerfully consider spending one holy hour a week in Jesus' Eucharistic Presence so that He is never alone.
      Contact Lourdes at the parish office Monday-Thursday, 9AM-4:30PM at 625-6409.
       
      Please note:  When St. Anthony School is closed due to a storm,  Adoration is automatically canceled.
               There will be no need to call the rectory.
       
       
       
      (Apr. 14)  Parishes around the world this week will be taking up the traditional annual Good Friday Collection for the Church in the Holy Land.The proceeds from the Good Friday Collection go to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The Franciscans have been caring for the holy sites there since 1209. They also assist the poor, run schools, provide scholarships, and conduct pastoral ministries to keep Christianity alive in the land where it originated.
      In his appeal to Catholics to donate generously this Good Friday, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, said “The Collection is still today the principal source which sustains the life and works of the region’s Christians.”
      Cardinal Sandri described the current situation in the region, particularly the conflict in Syria, tensions in Egypt and between Israel and Palestine as “truly precarious.”
      “Every day the Christians in various regions of the Middle East ask themselves whether they should remain or emigrate,” he noted. “They live in danger and often suffer violence only for the fact of professing the faith common to them and us.” The Collection helps Christians of many different denominations remain in the region as living witnesses to Christ.
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