Outreach Ministries

Food Pantry

St. Anthony's Food Pantry is operated by St. Anthony's parishioners who are committed to helping those in our area in need of help feeding themselves and their families.  The Food Pantry is located at 1000 Jenkins St., TLC East, behind the Chapel.  Our food distribution hours are Tuesdays from 10:00-11:45 am and 5:30-6:45 pm and Thursdays from 10:00-11:45 am.  For information during these hours, call 429-0041.  

The majority of our funding comes from the generous families of St. Anthony of Pauda Church. Oftentimes parish families suggest memorial gifts for loved ones be donated to the Food Pantry. Gift cards are also available should anyone wish to give a gift to the Pantry in the name of a friend or relative.

During the Thanksgiving season, we prepare Thanksgiving food baskets for up to 100 familes. 

Giving Tree

The purpose of the Giving Tree is to provide parishioners the opportunity to help those in need with gifts at Christmas.

The work of the Giving Tree begins in early November with acquiring names of families to receive gifts. This is done in coordination with the Food Pantry. Gift certificates are donated by parishioners at Christmas and throughout the year to be distributed by our Giving Tree volunteers.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with family sign-ups (done at the Food Pantry), and helping with the distribution of gifts to families on the Saturday before Christmas.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 754-4333.

Work of Our Hands

The Work of Our Hands Ministry began by making Prayer Shawls for those in need of support. Since its inception, it has made chemo caps, caps for local neonatel units, baby layettes,and hats and scarves to benefit our Food Pantry patrons and sailors who spend Christmas far from home.  However; the Work of Our Hands is also open to doing new crafts beside knitting and crocheting, to make things for those who may be in need.  The ministry meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM at Judy's Cafe to work on their crafts over coffee, prayer and conversation.

Prayer Network

A network of people who contact each other by phone  to pray for those who have been identified by others as needing prayer.

Respect Life Ministry

We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.

A Catholic Guide to End of Life Decision Making

NYS Catholic Conference