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Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila  Pastor

Community of Saint Anthony




     In 1921 the Portuguese Immigrants of Falmouth requested from the Bishop of Fall River a priest to minister to their spiritual and cultural needs. With that request Saint Anthony's Parish was formed and served the needs of the Portuguese Immigrants until 1972, when its mission was expanded to serve the needs of all the people in East Falmouth.

The vital culture and the strong work ethic of the parishioners of Saint Anthony's have, since its beginning, characterized the faith and parish life of our community. Each year our numbers increase with summer parishioners and visitors and, together with our year-round parishioners, they enrich our community and deepen our faith and trust in God as they join us in prayer, worship, and community events.

Saint Anthony's is a dynamic faith community, grounded in love, respectful in worship, and embracing all who choose to join with us in praise of God.

Welcome to our website. Better yet, come and worship with us some weekend. 






7:30, 9:00 and 11:00


Monday - Friday   8am 

(unless specified otherwise)

Before Daily Mass at 7:30 am


Saturdays 3:15-3:45pm




Contact Us

Parish Office Phone: 508-548-0108

Parish e-mail:



News and Events


St. Anthony's Parish is currently searching for a Director of Youth Faith Formation. For information about this ministry and to apply, click here. Deadline is April 13, 2015.


Parish Nurse Ministry

Blood pressure checks Sunday, 8-10 am in the Church basement

 Osteoporosis prevention exercise class every Wednesday 8:30-9:30 in Church basement












Palm Sunday (Mar 28-29) Sat. 4pm; Sun. 7:30am, 9am, 11am- Mass for Faith Formation students Gr. 1-7 and families    5:30pm- Mass for Confirmation I and II students and families 

Holy Week (Mon-Wed, Mar 30-Apr 1): 8am Mass. Confessions after  Mass and on Monday evening from 6-7pm

Holy Thursday (April 2): 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper; Eucharistic Adoration follows until 11pm. No morning Mass

Good Friday (April 3): 12 noon Stations of the Cross; 3pm Good Friday Service: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion. No morning Mass 

Holy Saturday/ Easter Vigil (April 4): 7:30pm The Easter Vigil - Blessing of the New Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and Reception into the Church of new Catechumens, Liturgy of the Eucharist. No morning Mass and No afternoon 4pm Mass  

Easter Sunday (April 5): Masses at 7:30am, 9am and 11am