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.

July 2024

We’ll remember you in our special DOUBLE Novena of Masses
to St. Anthony beginning August 2nd.

Dear Friend,

Sometimes the challenges of our daily lives overwhelm us. Whether we struggle with simple, everyday tasks, with our health or finances, or with worry about our families, we know we can find comfort in our devotion to our patron St. Anthony. He always hears us and answers our prayers when we bring our concerns to him.

St. Anthony struggled too in his 13th-century life. But he overcame hardship, doubt, and illness to follow a path to peace with Jesus as his guide. We can learn so much from them both – our Lord and Savior and His faithful servant – as we turn to them with confidence. Join us as we ask St. Anthony to intercede for us to the Lord for strength to get through our troubles.

Let us pray together in two Novenas of Masses. Today, I invite you to reach out to St. Anthony with me in prayer during a special eighteen-day spiritual experience.

The Masses of the Novena in Petition to St. Anthony will be celebrated from August 2 to August 10, and the Novena in Thanksgiving will follow from August 11 to August 19.

These Masses will be celebrated at the beautiful Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, in the town where St. Anthony started preaching and where he died. Because you are such an important part of the Franciscan family, I hope you will be part of it!

What are you praying for right now? Maybe your friend is grieving the loss of her husband, your son needs a better job to support his growing family, or you are coping with a difficult diagnosis. Together, we can reach out in faith to St. Anthony.

Please send me your intentions today. Our Franciscan Friars will remember you, your intentions, and your loved ones in this special double Novena of Masses. Please also remember our missionaries among your intentions and if you are able, include an offering of any amount to assist their work here in the United States and in our missions in Central America.

May God bless you abundantly and may you continue to find comfort through your devotion to our patron, St. Anthony of Padua.

Gratefully yours in St. Anthony,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.