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Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. St. Anthony is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Lancaster. Our parish was founded in 1870. The church was completed and dedicated in 1875. At that time the congregation was German speaking. All the Masses were celebrated in Latin and the sermons were preached in German. After World War I, the use of the German language was discontinued. During the 1920’s a growing Italian population joined the parish. At that time, the Mass in the Lower Church included some Italian. St. Anthony of Padua has always welcomed and accommodated parishioners of varied ethnic backgrounds.

The upper church was restored in 1987. St. Anthony has helped Catholic immigrants establish themselves by having Mass in the lower church in other languages. During the 1960’s and 1970’s Mass was celebrated in Spanish. Mass was celebrated in Vietnamese from 1986 until June 2015.

We are glad that you have chosen to visit St. Anthony of Padua in Lancaster. Our parish is a continuation of the life of Christ in the lives of our parish members. May the Lord’s grace and peace remain with you today and always.



Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  4:30 p.m.

Sunday:  8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
(doors will open at 8:10 and 10:10 a.m.)


Tuesday through Saturday:  8:00 a.m.
(doors open at 7:45 a.m.)

There will be no 8:00 a.m. Mass on Mondays.

o The Sacrament of Penance: Saturdays – the church will open at 3:15 p.m.; the sacrament – 3:30–4:15 p.m.



Consult the "PARISH NEWS" web page on this site for current updates, cancelations, and revisions to parish events.



May 6, 2022

Current Schedule

Sunday Mass
Saturday evening - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday morning -   8:30 a.m.
                             10:30 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil – 6:30 p.m.

Holyday–8:00 a.m.

               9:30 a.m. (during school year)

               6:30 p.m.

(Consult bulletin for changes.)

Weekday Mass
Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m.

(No Monday morning Mass)

Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturdays: 3:30–4:15 p.m.

Parish Religious Education

Grades 1–8

Classes are Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m., September through May.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Call the Rectory 717-394-0669

Beginning January 11, 2022

7PM - 8PM in the LCMR

Sacrament of Baptism

(Preregistration required.)
Instructions – First Monday of the month.
Baptism – Fourth Sunday of the month

Sacrament of Marriage

Contact the pastor at least one year in advance.  We follow the Common Policy of the Diocese.

Anointing of the Sick

Call the rectory at any time.

Visitation of the Homebound

Call the rectory.

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