Welcome to St Anthony of Padua!

New Bedford, MA

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord. He is like a tree planted beside the water that stretches out its roots to the stream: It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of the drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit." Jeremiah 17: 7- 8

Catholic Men's Retreat

All men ages 13 and above welcomed to attend



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.


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 11:30am (Spanish)

    Monday - Thursday at 7:00 am                    Thursday 7:30 pm (Spanish)      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 (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 5:15-6:15 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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