St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center has two existing ministries dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons: A support group for parents, family and friends of LGBT persons to assist them to love and care about their loved ones. The specialized group meetings are designed to inform and enlighten the participants to concerns and
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On May 24-26, 2014 Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. With our historic connection to the region, Franciscans are encouraged to take this opportunity to walk in solidarity with our Holy Father and all the peoples of the Holy Land. Solidarity is not just an emotional feeling of connection; it
St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center is staffed by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. Last week, the Friars elected new provincial leadership. Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, the guardian and executive director the of Shrine from 1990 to 1999, was elected the new Provincial Minister of Holy Name Province. Fr. David Convertino, OFM, the
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,
Join us next Friday, June 13th, to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua! We'll have music at the midday/lunch-time Masses (11:45, 12:30 and 1:15) and also at the 5:15PM. After the 5:15 Mass, join us for a Feast Day Festival of Italian Songs, featuring Angela Rossi and our very own Brandon Martinez! The
The friars would like to thank the volunteer pipefitters and plumbers who replaced 117 steam traps at the Shrine last Saturday. The 2014 mechanical overhaul at the Shrine marches on! Left to right are Kevin Sheehan,Normand Lavoie,John Glibride,son Jack Gilbride,Bill Callahan,Donald MacKensie,Dave Crocini, and Jim Gorman. (Missing from the photo is Amy Bonneau.)
Tradespeople, you are invited to join an existing group of volunteers to work on the Shrine’s mechanical overhaul project. Upcoming work times: Saturday, May 31, 7am to noon Saturday, June 7, 7am to noon Saturday, June 14, 7am to noon On these Saturdays, we have over 200 steam traps to replace. The work is already
On May 11, at morning his Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis preached on Acts 11:1-18, in which Peter tells the church gathered in Jerusalem that Gentiles, too, had come to believe in Jesus. The pope said that Peter had opened the doors to the church for all. "Who are we to close doors?"
We have a very nice Father's Day Mass Card for sale in the Shrine's lobby and on the Shrine's online store as a special way to remember your dad on Father's Day. on Square Market The inside reads: May the Lord bless you with love and happiness on Father's Day and always. A Special Blessing for
Monday, May 26, is Memorial Day and the Shrine will follow our holiday schedule. The Shrine will open at 7:30. Masses will be celebrated at 8 AM and 10 AM, and Confessions will be heard from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. The Shrine will close at 11 AM. We wish you and your friends and