Welcome to St Anthony of Padua!

New Bedford, MA


CCD Registration Forms

Can be completed here:
For Spanish click here
For English click here

Join us on Fridays at 7pm, in front of Saint Anthony of Padua Church to pray the Most Holy Rosary for an end to the culture of death, violence, hatred, sins against Our Lord and especially those committed against the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Let us all celebrate and rejoice together

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass


Please CLICK HERE for Instructions
for MASS attendance



2020 Catholic Charity Appeal

2020 Catholic Charity Appeal in Spanish click here

2020 Catholic Charity Appeal in Portuguese click here


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Daily Mass from EWTN  please click here

When you are unable to attend Holy Mass, please consider when watching the Mass on the internet or television, to make

An Act of Spiritual Communion:

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You
sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.


Coronavirus Update and prayer from the Bishop

I ask that you please join me in prayer in these challenging days for all who are impacted by COVID-19
and in a special way for those who are sick and for those working to combat the disease.
I wish to entrust all our people, especially our sick and elderly, to the protection of our Blessed Mother,
Our Lady of the Assumption, the patroness of our Diocese, so that under her motherly care we all may
persevere in faith to support one another. Let us all pray that this may come to a quick end and
normalcy may be restored.


Saint Anthony of Padua News

Lectors NEEDED

We need volunteer to serve as Lectors for the 8:30am weekend Mass. Please call the parish office at 508-993-1691 if you can help in this capacity.

Need a Ready-Made Supper

Meat pies and chicken pot pies are available for sale after all the Masses. Just $12 each or an individual 5" pie for $4.00. Just heat and serve. Great on a busy day.

Museum of Family Prayer

Celebrate the Reopening, bring your family and share the power of family prayer through state of the art interactive, educational and reflective immersive opportunities. Museum is open Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun from noon to 4pm. Read more


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





Saint Anthony, Pray for Us


Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am
8:30 am (Youth Choir)
10:00 am (Parish Choir)
11:30am (Spanish)

    Monday - Thursday at 7:00 am       Friday at 6:15 pm
Saturday Mass at 9:00 am

Weekday Masses are held in the Chapel
entrance on Nye Street.


Vigil - 6:30 pm

check bulletin for
Mass schedule

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

 Saturdays 11:00am-11:45am
(When priest is available)
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 5:15-6:15 pm
Saturday  9:30am-3:30pm


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

Upcoming Events


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