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 2018


Dear Friend,

Each day, we are presented with challenges that prevent us from living our lives to the fullest. Sometimes, it’s hard to feel God’s loving hand on our shoulder, trying to guide us down the right path.

You can be certain that St. Anthony will understand. He experienced this in his own life. Dreaming of preaching the Gospel in his missions, his dream was cut short after he fell ill. We can only imagine how deeply disappointed he must have been, for he would not know until later that God needed him in Padua.

“Saint Anthony … help us find our way.”

St. Anthony helps and guides us, listening to our hearts. Our Saint of Miracles invites all of us to bring him our petitions, no matter how big or small they may be, confident that he will help us find anything we’ve lost — a job, peace of mind, or just hope.

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 please include a donation in support of the Franciscan worldwide mission ministry?

I hope you will find it in your heart to remember how much the poor children in our missions still need us. They are without clothing, food, shelter, and medicine, and a generous gift from you could really make the difference.

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 or $20 to support our friars’ work among the poor, both at home and abroad, I would be especially grateful.

So please, take a moment to send your prayer requests and the names of your loved ones and gift 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.

P.S. Please send me the names of your loved ones along with your special intentions by May 20, together with whatever donation you can afford at this time.