Parish Buildings

St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's

Interior

Interior

Religious Education Center

Religious Education Center

Religious Education Center

Religious Education Center

Padua Hall

Padua Hall

Ladies of Charity

Ladies of Charity

Ewald

Ewald

Rectory

Rectory

Stainned Glass Windows

Left Side

(As you are facing the altar)
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window1 - left side

Window 1 depicts the sacrements of Reconciliation, Holy Orders/the Diaconate, and the Anointing of the Sick.

window2 - left side

Window 2 is symbolic of the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony.

window3 - left side

Window 3 is in remembrance of several significant miracles from the Holy Bible.

window4 - left side

Window 4 contains signs and symbols of Baptism, White garment, Oil of Chrism, Oil of Catechumens, Baptismal font, Paschal candle.

Right Side

(As you are facing the altar)
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window1 - right side

Window 1 is composed of St. Patrick's Church, National Shrine, Seal of the United States, Papal Seal, Archdiocese of Washington Seal, Franciscan Monastery and St. Matthew's Cathedral.

window2 - right side

Window 2 contains images of the Log Chapel, St. Alphonsus Church, St. John Neumann (1811-1860) and St. Peter's Church.

window3 - right side

Window 3 includes images of the Ark & Dove, State of Maryland Seal, pictures of a crab, duck, fish,
Fr. Andrew White.

window4 - right side

Window 4: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821).

Saint Anthony of Padua

(upstairs)

St. Anthony of PaduaBorn in Portugal in 1185.  Entered religious order of St. Augustine at age 15.   Inspired by the Franciscan martyrs from Morocco, he was motivated to be like them. He was willing to give his life to the spread of the Gospel.  He joined the Franciscans and traveled to Morocco.  The African climate was not good for Anthony's health, so he decided to return to Portugal. However, due to a storm, the boat was knocked off course and he landed in Assisi in Italy,  where he discovered that God had a different plan for him  He met St. Francis and decided to join the Franciscans. He eventually came to Padua in Italy, where he lived a quiet, unassuming life….until he was asked to speak at an ordination.  This was a milestone in his life because his gift for preaching was revealed and his life changed forever.  Many people were touched by Anthony's peacemaking efforts.  Popular devotion refers to him as the finder of lost objects.  However, he was someone who found himself by losing himself totally to the providence of God.  Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of our parish.  We celebrate his feast on June 13th.