From the Bishops Office
I am saddened and angry to learn of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that spans a 70-year period and details tragic incidents by priests accused of abusing and exploiting children.
In response to this report and also the recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, I recommit my efforts to protecting youth and vulnerable adults from any type of abuse.
In the Diocese of St. Petersburg, we comply with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People (Charter), which was adopted in June 2002 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that requires background screening and Safe Environment Program training for all who may have the care, responsibility, and/or supervision of Children and young people. Our diocese responds promptly to all credible allegations of abuse and removes the abuser from ministry. Additionally, we list the names of priests of the Diocese of St. Petersburg who have been accused of abuse on the Diocesan website.
I urge anyone who has been a victim of abuse by a member of the clergy or any representative of the Church to contact law enforcement and our victim assistance coordinator at 866-407-4505. Also, I urge anyone who is aware of abuse by a member of the clergy or representative of the Church to contact law enforcement and our victim assistance coordinator at 866-407-4505.
I pray for all victims of abuse around the nation and around the world. I also pray that the Church will learn from past mistakes to be able to safeguard the people we serve and to be authentic witnesses of charity, justice and truth.
Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Our Parish is located in San Antonio, Florida, in Pasco County and is the second oldest Catholic parish on Florida's west coast. Established in 1883, we are a community with a great history but also a great future. We offer the Spirit of welcome and hospitality that comes from St. Benedict with the love of Creation that comes from St. Francis to all those who seek the living God.
Whether your are a parishioner whose family has worshiped here for many generations, new to our community, or are a visitor, we are happy you stopped by. We are working on making our web site a complete resource of everything you may want to know about St. Anthony of Padua and our efforts to build the kingdom of God, right here, right now, so stop by often!
In the meantime, if there is something we can help you with, please let us know.
Children in grades K through 6 as well as candidates for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation need to register online even if they participated in the religious education program in the past.
New this year we will be implementing First Reconciliation for 1st Graders. Therefore it is necessary that Kindergarten and 1st grade students enroll in Family Faith Formation in order to be prepared to receive this Sacrament.
9 am -- 3 pm
Parish Office CLOSED for lunch
12 Noon - 1 pm
9 am – 12 Noon
Part Time Associate
Director of Religious Formation
Religious Education Secretary
Director of Music
Marriage and annulment secretary
Head of Sacristans