Thank you everyone that helped this Thanksgiving. We gave out 310 full turkey baskets to our neighbors in need. We couldn’t have done it without you. Our Volunteers! Our Church! Our very generous Community! St John Newman’s Continuous Food Drive for our Food Pantry! Steve Duarte and Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento! This wonderful group has been giving us 30 full turkey dinners (pie included) for many years. Thank you everyone! Happy Blessed Thanksgiving! Stacie
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
We will be collecting non-perishable food items the weekends of Nobember 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to support the St. Anthony of Padua’s Food Pantry. Monetary donations will be also be gratefully accepted. Thank you.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Thank you to everyone for your continued support to the Food Pantry!
We serve up to 250 family’s every Thursday. We couldn’t do it without the support of our amazing community and volunteers! We are in desperate need of toiletries for our patrons. Shampoo, toothpaste , soap, toothbrushes, toilet paper etc. If anyone goes on vacation and stays in a hotel even those are great. Our patrons are very appreciative for any of these items.
May God Keep Blessing You
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Bishop Stang High School had a Rock-A-Thon recently and donated over 1600 lbs. of nonperishable food to the Food Pantry! Their continued support is greatly appreciated.
And thank you Fred and Larry for always being available.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
St. Anthony Food Pantry & The Knights of Columbus invite you to a Parish Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday July 28th. For $7.00 an individual ticket or a family of 4 or more ticket for only $25.00 your breakfast choices include: Eggs, Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Home Fries, Coffee/Juice & Muffins
Please remember the Food Pantry during the summer when children are home and families need our help. Thank You!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth has come to our Food Pantry for many years during April vacation to feed our patrons. They provide all the food and drinks. We really appreciate Bishop Stang High School Mrs. Ruginis!
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
For many years, Saint Anthony of Padua church, has carried out the charitable work of helping to feed the hungry. Our Food Pantry has been operating in present form in our church since the year 2008 when Father Roger Landry expanded it. Some of the priests involved in this effort before this time were Father Richard Degagne and Father Gomes. With the help of committed volunteers, the food pantry is still providing much needed help to a lot of people in our area. This is one of the ways we, as a community of believers, fulfill our obligation to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, and to practice charity.
In order to keep our Food Pantry running, our volunteers sacrifice a lot of their time an effort. From collecting food or buying it from the Boston Food Bank, to getting the church’s basement ready for distribution every Thursday morning. Even though we have a lot of generous donors who support our food pantry, there is always the need to raise funds. This year one the freezers died on us and we are looking to replace it. Unfortunately, this type of freezers is not cheap, they cost around 3,000 dollars. Besides that, the church must pay for the electricity of the several freezers we need in order to store frozen food, pay for the kitchen permits and clean ups.
In order to help with the expenses related to maintaining our food pantry, we hold a spaghetti dinner once a year. Our spaghetti dinner this year will be on April 6th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. I ask for your support and participation for this event. You can buy tickets for this dinner at the parish office. This could be a great act of charity during Lent, but most of all an opportunity demonstrate your love for God in helping those less fortunate in our community. Thanks for your support in this effort. God bless you.
Fr. Octavio Cortez
Saturday April 6th. Tickets 6:00-10:00 PM. $7.00 each. Homemade meatballs, bread, salad, dessert, coffee and soda (ALL YOU CAN EAT). 50/50 Raffle and Beautiful Raffle Baskets. All proceeds to help our neighbors in need.