The Solemn Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Solemn Novena to St. Anthony of Padua will be radically different from anything we have ever experienced in all our years here at the St. Anthony Shrine. Social distancing, no blessings with the relic, no loyal St. Anthony followers each Tuesday in the chapel reciting the novena prayers.

But, St. Anthony helped us find a way to allow you to participate in this novena on-line. We know it’s not the same, but in these uncertain and scary times, we need to continue to pray together. That is how we will get through this. St. Anthony’s intercessory power before our God is awesome.

Download a PDF of the St Anthony Novena Card with music for the opening hymn, prayers and intercessions.

Thank you for joining us.

On Saturday, June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, services will be livestreamed here and on our Facebook page, St. Anthony Shrine:  facebook.com/stanthonyshrine.  Novena Mass at 12 noon and the Novena and Benedition at 2:30 pm. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

June 2, the eighth of nine weeks, Fr. John Joseph Gonchar, OFM, is the presider.

May 26, the seventh of nine weeks, Fr. Clifford Hennings, OFM, Associate Pastor of St. Monica-St. George Church, is the presider.

May 19, the sixth of nine weeks, Fr. John Joseph Gonchar, OFM, is the presider.

May 12, the fifth of nine weeks, Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, Provincial Minister of the Province of St. John the Baptist is the presider.

May 5, the fourth of nine weeks, Fr. David Kohut, OFM, pastor of St. Francis Seraph Church is the presider.

April 28, the third of nine weeks, Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, CEO of Franciscan Media is the presider.

April 21, the second of nine weeks, Fr. Fred Link, OFM, pastor of St. Clement Church is the presider.

April 14, the first of nine weeks, Fr. Bill Farris, OFM, the Provincial Vicar of the Province of St. John the Baptist is the presider.