Clergy and Staff


Father Octavio Cortez, I.V.E., Pastor

Fr. Octavio Cortez came to St. Anthony's in September 2015 and has been appointed pastor as of June 29, 2016.  He is a member of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (I.V.E.).  Father Cortez was born in Mexico, one of 8 children and came to the United States when he was 17 years old and speaks fluent Spanish and English. His family now lives in California. He was ordained on June 8, 2012.  We are very happy to have him here in our Parish.  To email Father Cortez, please click here.

Father Brendan O'Rourke, IVE, Vicar

Phone:  508.993.1691 or email

Deacon Eduardo Borges

Phone:  508.993.1691 

Deacon Leo Racine


Ana Aldarondo, Parish Secretary and CCD Director

Her hours are: Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm. Closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm.  To telephone Ana, 508.993.1691 ext. 101  To email Ana, please click here

Thomas Sargent, Parish Director of Music and Organist

Thom directs our parish choir and our youth choir and is the organist for our Sunday Masses, weddings and most funerals. Telephone: 508.995.4191. To email Thom, please click here

Luis Sicajaiu, Maintenance Assistant

Phone:  508.993.1691 ext. 113 

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate

106 Bullard Street, New Bedford, MA   02746 
Phone:  508.990.0335
Email:    Phone:  508.993.1691 












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