Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, nursing homes and hospitals or volunteering at our Food Pantry; and others, such as youth ministry, the Holy name Society men's group and the St. Anthony Angels women's group, and our annual St. Anthony Feast Days celebration in June or the Lenten Fish Dinners, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass, you'll find it here on our website under the "Bulletin" tab. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history, being founded by our close knit Italian community - people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together in the basement of St. Ambrose Church to celebrate Mass together. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish under the Parish Life tab.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.