Welcome to St Anthony of Padua!




"The Church Needs Healing. 

And the World Needs The Church".


"Can miracles stand to the test of science"

"What does science has to say"

A Message from Speaker Tim Francis. Click link below


See the full poster-link below




Lectors NEEDED

We need volunteer to serve as Lectors for the 6:30am Sunday Mass. Please call the parish office at 508-993-1691


The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education and Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools announce The Catholic School's Hope and Opportunity Initiative. Scholarships available for eligible K-8 in New Bedford call Sarah at 508.678.2828 or sheaton@dfrcs.org

Sacred Spaces

Saint Anthony of Padua Church in New Bedford has been deemed one of the Sacred Spaces of New England. Places that elicit contemplation, reflection and inspiration. Read more






Our Parish is committed to providing a safe place for all the faithful. Therefore, we follow a strict policy of The Essential Three for all who minister, work or volunteer in our parish.  We ask for your cooperation and support.  The safety of our community depends on all of us doing our part.  Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for more information: 








Saint Anthony, Pray for Us


Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am, 9:30 am (English)
8:00 am and 11:00am (Spanish)

    Monday - Thursday at 7:00 am               Thursday 7:30 pm (Spanish)

Friday at 5:15 pm
Saturday (spanish) at 9:00 am

Weekday Masses are held in the Chapel
entrance on Nye Street, except on Holy Days of obligation in the main Church.


Vigil - 7:30 pm

check bulletin for
Mass schedule

          Tues 6:30-7:15pm in the chapel
Thur 6:30-7:15pm in the church
Fri 4:15-5:00pm in the chapel

 Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am (Spanish)
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm in the Church

Or by appointment by calling the rectory
at 508.993.1691


Tues 6:30-7:30pm in the Chapel
in English

Thur 6:30-7:30pm in the Church
in Spanish

Fri 4:15-5:15 pm
Saturday  9:30am-3:30pm (Chapel)


Saint Anthony of Padua
1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford MA 02746   |   508-993-1691

In the event the phones are down at the church, please use this emergency cell number to reach us:  774-202-6275

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - Noon
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Closed for Lunch
Noon - 1:00pm

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