As the number one goal in life is to get to heaven, St. Anthony of Padua School will form a bond with God above.
Together each day, we will strive for excellence in academics, service, kindness, and love.

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Important Announcement !

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It is with great joy the Conventual Franciscans received the news that Pope Francis has appointed our brother, Bishop-elect John Stowe, OFM Conv., to shepherd the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.  He is a man of deep faith and integrity, with a sharp and inquisitive intellect, all rooted in a genuine pastoral heart.  This has been evident in his years as Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of the Valley parishes in El Paso, Texas, and more recently as Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio.

The bishop-elect has also served in leadership roles as Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General of the Diocese of El Paso (2002-10), and the last five years as Vicar Provincial of the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation.

Bishop-elect Stowe, 48, is the son of John and Lucy Stowe, of Sheffield Village, Ohio, and was raised at St. Anthony Parish, Lorain, Ohio. He entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1985, professed Solemn Vows August 1, 1992 and was ordained to the priesthood September 16, 1995.

While we are saddened that he will no longer be able to share his many gifts with our Franciscan friars, we know that the Diocese of Lexington will be abundantly blessed.

Very Rev. James Kent, OFM Conv.
Minister Provincial




St. Anthony's Famous Pierogi Sale !


Potato-n-Cheese or Sauerkraut


St. Anthony Parish, 1305 East Erie Ave, Lorain,

in the Social Hall Basement


Pick-Up:      10am - 5:30pm

Sale Dates:  Feb 20th,   Feb 27th,

                   Mar 6th,    Mar 13th,    Mar 20th,    Mar 27th


Prices:   Uncooked Frozen:  $6 / dozen

             Cooked with butter & onions:  $7 / dozen



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Your child will qualify for FREE TUITION if they attend one of these following schools…

Larkmoor Elementary, Frank Jacinto Elementary,

Garfield Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary,              

Helen Steiner Rice Elementary, Palm Elementary, 

Stevan Dohanos Elementary, Washington Elementary, 

General Johnnie Wilson Middle, 

Longfellow Middle School




Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School!  A special greeting to those visiting our school website for the first time!  We are proud of our Catholic spirituality and academic excellence that we have maintained for more than 89 years. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School is in Lorain, Ohio. We currently have over 260 students in Preschool – 8th grade. The faculty and staff are highly qualified and dedicated to helping enrich the lives of students’ academically and spiritually.


As you tour the website, you will see the many reasons we are an exceptional and accredited school.  St. Anthony of Padua students strive daily to achieve academic excellence and serve others with kindness and love.


St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School follows the Diocese of Cleveland Graded Course of Study. The Cleveland Diocese High Standards of Learning are collaborated with the Ohio Common Core Learning Standards.  In addition, we offer art, library, physical education, computer, Spanish and band. We also provide Title I services such as; speech, an intervention specialist teacher and a school psychologist. Reading and Math Enrichment groups are also offered to students.


We have many exciting learning opportunities happening each day in our school. We hope you take the opportunity to learn more about us and all that we have to offer. Call the school office at 440-288-2155 for a tour and more information on how you can join our school learning community!


In Service of Youth,

Joseph M. Akosi






<<March 2015>>