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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


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











Lent at St. Anthony's

 Click here for our Lenten program

Ash Wednesday Masses at 7AM, 12 noon and 7PM 

Fr. Steve meeting with Pope Francis after concelebrating Mass with him  in Rome on Sept. 30th     


 Parents Meetings for First Communion 

Mon. Feb. 9th at 9:30am

Tues. Feb. 10th at 6:30pm

Attend one of the sessions. Important information will be given regarding First Communion so please make every effort to attend. 

Phone: 508-548-3515



GRADES 1-2  First Communion Preparation
Classes meet EACH Sunday 9:50 am - 10:50AM

             GRADES 8-9 Confirmation Preparation                 Classes meet EVERY OTHER Sunday evening 5-7:00pm Youth Mass each month (check schedule) 6:15pm

GRADES 3-7:  2 options:

EACH Sunday: 9:50-10:50am or Monday: 4:15-5:15pm

Faith Formation Schedule (click here) 

Confirmation: Saturday, April 11th at 11AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth


Enjoy our new bells!