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1010 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102
P: 815-965-2761
F: 815-968-2798

St. Anthony of Padua Parish



A Roman Catholic Parish of the

Diocese of Rockford 

Ministered by the Conventual Franciscans

Since 1933 



Parish Identity Statement

Called to participate in the life of the Most Holy Trinity,

we the people of St. Anthony of Padua Parish,

celebrate and hand on our Roman Catholic heritage of faith

in the Franciscan tradition.

By the will of the Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit,

we die and rise with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

to become a living sign of His presence in the world today.



Parish Mission Statement

Reborn in Christ,

our mission is to worship God in truth and in love, 

and to discern and fulfill God's will 

in the work of evangelization, hospitality, and compassionate outreach.

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St. Joseph Altar 2014

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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 7:00am, 9:00am & 11:30am

Weekday Masses:
8:00am Monday - Friday
Morning Prayer immediately after Mass

Holy Day Masses:
7:00am, Noon & 5:30pm

St. Anthony Devotions:
Tuesdays after 8:00am Mass

Daily Rosary:
7:30am Monday - Friday (before Mass)

Monday - Friday after Morning Mass
3:30 - 4:00pm Saturdays

Rosary is recited 30 mins. before ALL Masses through the months of May & October

Lent & Holy Week Schedule

Lent 2014

Ash Wednesday - March 5

    Masses.......7AM, NOON, 5:30PM


Wednesdays of Lent - March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 & 9

    Masses.......8AM & 5:30PM     

    Simple meal of soup and Bread following the 5:30PM Mass


Fridays of Lent - March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 & 11


     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.....3PM

     Adoration..........3:15PM - 6PM

     Stations of the Cross concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.....6PM


Holy Week 2014

Palm Sunday, April 13....Regular Weekned Schedule

April 14 & 15.......8AM Mass

April 16..............8AM & 5:30PM

April 17, 18, 19.......No Morning Masses


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays during Lent....3:30 - 4PM (no reconciliation on Holy Saturday, April 19)

 Wednesday April 9, 2014

S.S. Peter & Paul Church.....9AM - Noon

St. Anthony of Padua..........Noon - 3PM

St. James Church..............3PM - 6PM

St. Stanislaus Church.......6PM - 9PM


Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 17

   Mass of the Lord's Supper.......7PM

   Adoration...............................until 11PM

Good Friday, April 18

    Stations of the Cross............Noon

    followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday, April 19 

     (No 4:30PM Saturday Mass)

     Solemn Easter Vigil............7PM

Easter Sunday, April 20

     Easter Masses..................7AM, 9AM & 11:30AM


Office Hours

Open Weekdays:
8:00am - 4:00pm

Weekends and Holidays

Bulletin Deadline:
Monday at Noon

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Father Daughter Dance

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