Parish Life

   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. Saint Anthony 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, serving the poor, volunteering Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center, or the Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministries feeding the hungry and poor. We have others, such as youth ministry, Holy Name Men’s Groups, and a Knitting Ministry, to name just a few. Every November we hold our annual parish bazaar. 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 the parish life at Saint Anthony, 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 can read it here on the Web Site. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Saint Anthony parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday.
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.

 

Saint Anthony Church Mission Statement

 

St. Anthony Church of North Providence is a Catholic community of faith-filled Christians encompassing the surrounding locales.

 

We celebrate the life and presence of Jesus Christ through vibrant and meaningful worship and a community life based upon openness, unity, love and mercy.

 

We proclaim the Good News through hospitality, education, and evangelization.

 

We respond to God's presence in our lives by sharing our gifts.

 

We strive to serve the poor and reach out in justice to those in our community and beyond in order to reach our final goal of happiness in Eternity with God.