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

by welcoming, sharing our faith,

and compassionate outreach.

Love Is Our Mission

Sign-up to receive daily short, beautiful, engaging, understandable reflections on the Catholic vision for life supported by Pope Francis! To have them emailed to you visit www.flocknote.com/DioceseofRockford. To receive text messages text LOVE to 84576. (there is no charge for this service, but your carrier message & data rates may apply.) If you have any questions contact the Life Office at 815-399-4300. 

Online Giving

To make a weekly offering or donation, to set up recurring contributions, or to see other giving opportunities, click here.

Please note: By clicking on the link below, you may also purchase tickets to our annual

Angels in the Garden Luncheon and Fashion Show

Sunday, November 8th, 2015, 12:30 pm

Giovanni's Restaurant

610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL

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

Prayer Chain

If you have a person you would like us to add to our prayer chain, email the first name of the person only to gcvisel@gmail.com. Make sure in the subject line to add: Prayer chain. 


Office Hours

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

Weekends and Holidays

Bulletin Deadline:
Monday at Noon

For directions to our parish please click on CONTACT US.

Parish Staff

Photo Albums

  • Fr. Robert, Fr. Jim, Br. Jim


There are no upcoming scheduled events.

What's happening?

To find out everything that is happening in the parish please check in the bulletins posted below!


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Blog Summary

Religious Education News

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St. Anthony Church Wish List

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St. Anthony's Grade School Facebook page


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The USCCB (The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) offers a multitude of information. Please click the link below to visit their website.



Vatican News

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Diocese of Rockford Website


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