Welcome to St Anthony of Padua!

New Bedford, MA

Hello and welcome to one of the most beautiful churches in Massachusetts and beyond!

It truly is one of the most beautiful parish churches that you will ever encounter and yet, one that most people still have not heard of or seen!  As you view our photo gallery and view its magnificence, it still does not give you the overall beauty of this church. It is only when you come in and look up and around that you understand how the church was built on the tremendous faith of the people. It is faith that builds and without it we build nothing.

The website was designed not so much to see the church but to let you know what is going on in the Parish. The Parish has many different activities going on. The church is not made out of marble and wood but out of people, men and women of sacrifice...  more

May God Bless you! 
To Jesus through the Blessed Mother.
Fr. Edward A. Murphy, Pastor
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
New Bedford, MA

Saint Anthony of Padua News

Saint Anthony Bids a Fond Farewell to Father Edward A Murphy

see the video tribute here:  

Organ Recital - 06/26/2016

Please join us on Sunday at 3:30 pm for our guest organist Brandon Santini and soloist Celia Gomes








Father Octavio Cortez I.V.E.

Fr Octavio Cortez came to St. Anthony's in September, 2015. We thank Fr. Octavio for his dedication and spirituality that he brings to our parish.  Recently St Kilian Church merged with St. Anthony of Padua Church.  We welcome those parishioners here at St. Anthony and consider them to be a great blessing to our parish.

Fr Octavio Cortez came to St. Anthony's in September, 2015. We thank Fr. Octavio for his dedication and spirituality that he brings to our parish. 

Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am
8:30 am (Youth Choir)
10:30 am (Parish Choir)
12:15 pm (Spanish)

Monday - Thursday at 7 am
Friday at 5:15 pm, 7:00pm (Spanish)  

Saturday at 9 am

Vigil - 5:15 pm
(in exceptional circumstances)
7:00 am   5:15 
check bulletin for
current schedule

Usually the third Thursday
of each month
click here for
current schedule


Every Tuesday at 7:15pm
Church Hall

Monday - Thursday 5:30-6:00 pm
(when Fr. Murphy is present for
the holy hour, meaning most days)

Friday 5:45-6:30 pm
Saturday 2:45-3:45 pm
Or by appointment by calling the rectory
at 508.993.1691

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