Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.

Our Current Novena

May 2019


Dear Friend,

Anthony of Padua is surely the Saint of Pleasant Surprises. How many millions have had their lives brightened by finding something lost when they asked his intercession? Some of these surprises are trivial, as when we find lost keys. But some are very great indeed, as when a strayed soul finds his way back to God’s grace.

That’s what makes the presence of St. Anthony such a blessing in our lives. He is listening and invites us all to come to him for help. You simply need to ask!

So, I invite you to join us in prayer and seek his intercession as we honor this beloved Saint during our upcoming St. Anthony Feast Day Novena of Masses from June 5 through June 21, with a special Mass on his Feast Day, June 13.

Please don’t pass up this spiritual opportunity to have your petitions heard in such a profound way. Send me your intentions today.

And in the spirit of our beloved St. Anthony, when sending me your prayer petitions, could you also please include a donation in support of the Franciscan worldwide mission ministry?

Our Franciscan Friars work tirelessly to support the work of St. Anthony and are dependent on you to help them continue their good works. If you can spare a gift of $15, $20 or more to support our friars’ work among the poor, both at home and abroad, I would be very grateful.

The poor children in our missions still need our help. They are without clothing, food, shelter, and medicine, and a generous gift from you could really make a difference.

So please, take a moment to send your prayer requests and the names of your loved ones. While the start of the St. Anthony Novena of Masses is still a few weeks away, I encourage you to send me your St. Anthony petitions today, so we can begin praying for you even before the Novena begins.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I do hope you will continue to partner with us in the special work that we are so proud of and want to continue. May you always feel the nearness of God and St. Anthony’s loving presence.

Gratefully yours,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.

P.S.  Please send me the names of your loved ones along with your special intentions by May 20.