Feast of St Anthony of Padua June 13

Today is the feast day of St Anthony of Padua.  He is a very popular Saint particularly when we are trying to locate something lost.  He has come to the rescue many times for people who pray to him!

The concluding mass of a 9 day novena in St Johns Cathedral takes place at 5.45pm this evening.  The white lily flower is associated with St.Anthony and these will be blessed in the cathedral this evening so take a bunch with you if you can attend.

The “Unfailing Prayer to St Anthony” is a prayer requesting the assistanceof Saint Anthony of Padua in finding lost items. 

It is one of today’s most popular prayers, and has been used by Catholics around the world for centuries.

It is typically used to find lost items, such as keys or other small objects that have been misplaced.


Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints”

O Holy St. Anthony gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request).

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms. The gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.

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