14th Jun, 2020
  • June 14, 2020 10:00 AM - June 14, 2020 11:30 AM
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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH

“The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God.” – St. Anthony of Padua

Founded in 1908, the first church was a small chapel, but burnt down in 1913. Another church, designed by Guido Nincheri, was erected in 1913 to replace it. This structure was completed in 1925, however it was severely damaged by a fire just four years later. It was again rebuilt, this time with very little wood.

The church has long been the social centre of the Italian-Canadian community in Ottawa. Across the street is St. Anthony’s School, a Catholic elementary school. The church is also the base for the St. Anthony Italia Soccer Club, one of Ottawa’s most competitive amateur soccer teams. In front of the church is Piazza Dante where major social events are held.
The largest of these is Italian Week, which attracts several thousand people and occurs every June beginning with the Feast of St. Anthony.

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Spiritually Reborn As God’s Children
It is indeed my deep joy to welcome everyone to St. Anthony’s Church to have an encounter with the Lord. St. Anthony, the patron saint of our Church inspires and enkindles the passion for God in every heart of His devotees. He is a model for the new evangelization that...

“Charity is the soul of faith, makes it alive; without love, faith dies.”
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Church History
It was during the Paschal season of 1908, when several Italians came to Confession that Fr. Fortunato noticed that they had not sufficient knowledge of their Catechism and he made up his mind to instruct them.
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St. Anthony’s Life
Born in Lisbon in A.D. 1195, St. Anthony, né Ferdinand, was the son of noble, God-fearing parents. He received a good education, and, at the age of fifteen, joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine which whom he studied Sacred Scripture and the writings of the Fathers.
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Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Council was founded in 1996 through the efforts of various members who felt that the parish required and was ready for a Knights of Columbus council to better serve their community.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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14th Jun, 2020
Holy Mass (Bilingual) – LIVE
  • June 14, 2020 10:00 AM - June 14, 2020 11:30 AM
  • St. Anthony's Church - Online

LATEST NEWS

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Church is Open
As of Monday, June 15th, we will reopen masses with a maximum of 100 people per mass. Masks and gloves are mandatory to enter. Access into the church is exclusively [...]
Holy Week Liturgical Schedule
Holy Thursday 6:00 PM – The Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM – L’Ultima Cena Holy Friday 10:30 – Way of the Cross 6:00 PM – The Lord’s Passion 7:00 PM – [...]
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Archdiocese of Ottawa announced the suspension of Masses amid the current health threat due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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