Our Parish

Welcome To St. Anthony of Padua Church

Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.

Founded in 1908, the first church was a small chapel, but burnt down in 1913. Another church, designed by Guido Nincheri, was erected in 1913 to replace it. This structure was completed in 1925, however it was severely damaged by a fire just four years later. It was again rebuilt, this time with very little wood.

The church has long been the social centre of the Italian-Canadian community in Ottawa. Across the street is St. Anthony’s School, a Catholic elementary school. The church is also the base for the St. Anthony Italia Soccer Club, one of Ottawa’s most competitive amateur soccer teams. In front of the church is Piazza Dante where major social events are held. The largest of these is Italian Week, which attracts several thousand people and occurs every June beginning with the Feast of St. Anthony.

Fr. Gino Leonordi OSM

Upcoming Event

All creation will be able to separate us that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
21st Feb, 2021
Holy Mass in English
  • February 21, 2021 11:30 AM - February 21, 2021 12:30 PM
  • St. Anthony's Church

Our Pastors

The Servite Fathers - Servi di Maria
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