Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and your 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 2017

Through the intercession of St. Anthony, remember the words of Jesus, “Ask and you shall receive.  Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened unto you.”


Dear Friend,

It’s true that we all have good days and bad days.  Some days it feels like the road ahead is clear and straight and bathed in sunshine. And then, there are times when it is dark and foggy and we feel anxious and afraid … as if we are losing our way.

That’s what makes the presence of St. Anthony such a blessing in our lives. We can always share our worst fears and concerns with our loving Saint, knowing he will be there to guide us to safety.

Tell  him what is in your heart. Whether you are in need of joy or hope, or if you are in pain, he will help you express it to yourself and to God.  He pays attention to our requests, celebrates in the graces God has given us, and urges us to ask for the help we need.

Today, this Saint of Miracles invites all of us to bring him our petitions, no matter how big or small they may be.

I invite you to join us in prayer 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.

In the spirit of St. Anthony, when sending me your St. Anthony Novena of Masses prayer petitions, could you also send a donation in support of the Franciscan worldwide mission ministry?

Your gift of $15, $20, or whatever amount you can prayerfully send today will be used to share the love of Jesus and St. Anthony through our many good works here in the United States, Canada, and in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador – providing lifesaving medicines, building simple houses, and caring for orphans, the injured, and those without hope.

So please, take a moment to send your prayer requests and the names of your loved ones today so that the Franciscan Friars can remember you in our prayers.

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 miracle needs 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’s loving presence.

Gratefully yours,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.