St. Anthony of Padua was renown for his compassion for the poor of this world. People devoted to St. Anthony care for the poor by providing them with “bread” so that they may survive.

Bread will be distributed to all who come to the Shrine on Friday, June 13, from 7 AM to 7 PM, as a reminder of our common obligation to care for the poor. Take the bread for yourself, for a family member or for a co-worker. Please remember the needs of the poor

All daily Masses on June 13 will celebrate the feast of St. Anthony: 6, 7, 11:45 AM, 12:30, 1:15 and 5:15 PM.

Masses marked with  have music. See this post for more information about the Feast of St. Anthony in Boston.

St. Anthony of Padua is often portrayed holding lilies, a symbol of purity, peace and protection against evil. It is a tradition to offer lilies to St. Anthony in honor of his feast day. If you would like us to place a white lily, along with your special intention, in the St. Anthony Chapel, please inquire at the booth in the Shrine’s lobby.