St. Anthony of Padua Parish

St. Anthony of Padua Parish was established in 1893 and was administrated by the Franciscan Friars from 1893 to 2004. Now a Diocesan parish since 2004, St. Anthony of Padua is a community of faith whose primary mission is continuing the work of Christ. Through our ministries, we work to strengthen our Catholic values and provide services to the community around us.

St. Anthony's Mass Schedule

Monday 8:00 am (Spanish)
Tuesday 8:00 am (Spanish)
Wednesday 8:00 am (Spanish)
Thursday 8:00 am (Spanish)
Friday 8:15 am (English School Mass)

Sunday Mass:
8:00 am- (Spanish)
10:30 am- (English):

12:30 pm- (Spanish)

Saturday Vigil Mass: 7:00 pm (Spanish)


Every Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at St. Peters church.
Weekdays by appointment only,
Please call the parish office to schedule your appointment.

Saint Anthony Church and School in 1894

Saint Anthony's Church in 1965

  The interior of Saint Anthony Church before the June 30, 1975 Fire.

A treasured Bernal Heights icon went up in flames. St Anthony’s Church at 3215 Army Street — Cesar Chavez at Folsom, in contemporary parlance — caught fire and burned on June 30, 1975.

Here’s the story from Chronicle reporter Kevin Wallace:

“Bumbling poor-box robbers may have started it by spilling an altar candle they were using to illuminate their industry.

“In any case, old St. Anthony’s Church, at 3215 Army Street, began burning at 2:50 a.m. yesterday.

“First it was just an eerie glow that attracted the attention of some passing youngsters. They turned up their car radio to deafening volume to rouse the neighborhood with a rock concert alarm, and hollered to the nine priests in the adjacent rectory.

“And right away it was a historic 4-alarm neighborhood event.

“Flames broke into the night sky all down the building’s spine. Above the altar, the blazing transept collapsed. The nave clock stopped at 3:12, a message to posterity.

“The once all-German neighborhood … assembled in hastily selected wardrobes to admire 162 firemen swarming off 47 engines with miles of coiled hoses. The hoses soon flooded Army from Shotwell to Folsom Street and eastward to Harrison, ankle-deep.




Religious Education

Classes are Saturdays from
9:00am to 11:00am
at St. Peters Church 
1200 Florida Street 
San Francisco, CA 94110
Office Hours Saturdays from
9:00am to 12:00pm.

St. Anthony's Parish

3215 Cesar Chavez St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415-647-2704
Fax: 415-647-7282
Office Hours: 9:00am- 5:00pm Mon- Fri

Pastors of St. Anthony (Est. 1893)

2015-Present: Rev. Moises Agudo
2014-15: Rev.Msgr.Adolfo Valdivia
2010-14: Rev. James Garcia
2004-10: Rev.Gabriel Flores
2001-04: Rev. Oscar Mendez, OFM
1999-01: Rev.Ignatius De Groot, OFM
1988-99: Rev.C. Michael Weldon,OFM