A Home Away From Home

Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Here you will find a warm and welcoming place guided by Christ’s words, “Love one another, as I have loved you.” Diverse and united as one through our celebration of the Eucharist, we are a community that offers prayerful worship and loving service to those in need.

St. Anthony of Padua is both a Franciscan Parish and an Elementary School (K3-6). Since 1951, our school has provided high-quality Catholic education that inspires students to think creatively, critically and morally to serve God and His people.

With the grace of God, our parish family has grown to more than 1,300 members. If you are seeking a more meaningful relationship with Christ and to be of service to His people… Welcome home!

Mass Schedule

Sunday – 8am, 10am, 12pm and 6:30pm | 9pm at Furman Univ. (when in session)

Mon, Tue, Thur & Sat – 12pm

Wednesday – 6pm

Friday – No Mass

Holy Days – 12pm & 7pm*


Saturday – 11am or by appointment


Saturday – 11am – 12pm

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs – 9am – 4pm

*Subject to change. Please call the parish office for more information.

St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic School Upcoming Events

Father Patrick

  • Considerations

    As summer winds down we look forward to the new year at St. Anthony School for sure! Our new and interim principal, Ms. Janie Harris, will bring us into a position to hire a long term leader for us. Thank you Ms.Janie!

    But just in case you thought we were down for the summer… we have been conducting an experiment with year round school with our St. Anthony Academy – run by our teachers – which will reduce brain drain and character deformation. But wait! There’s more… TJ Cofield continues to lead St. Anthony University with record numbers attending in adult faith formation.

    Overall we are also enjoying the continuing development of our master plan to create accessible bathrooms, a larger church lobby, the extension of the church toward the old friary and reskinning the entire building, with new roofing, to match the new school. This will create a one mission look as we move to do greater things for our city in the future.

    St. Anthony’s has enjoyed tremendous growth. When I arrived 12 years ago with Fr. David Hyman, OFM there were approximately 75 members of the Black community and 75 members of the white community. Today, the now 287 member Black community has welcomed 1000 members of the White, Asian, and Latino community. I have been overjoyed by the desire to celebrate together the genius of African American Black Catholic spirituality and liturgy. May it be ever preserved as a living gift to the wider church.

    I have received word from my province of Franciscans that I am to serve you another 3 years. While there are benefits and burdens for us with having that long a service by one friar, I hope we can give everything to God,