St. Anthony of Padua Mission

The Catholic Christian Community of St. Anthony of Padua welcomes all to our celebration of God's love. Through prayer, education, sacraments, caring and stewardship, we strive to serve the needs of God's people and to gain a richer understanding of the gospel message of love.

Latest News and Updates

Welcome Back

Sunday, July 30th, 2017


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! The beginning of the school year is an important time for all of us, as we look forward to positive experiences and the growth our children will make academically, socially, and spiritually. As you review the Back to School Packet, please begin to calendar significant dates and plan to make this year a year to remember.

Summer Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm. Please call or stop by if you have questions or to drop off paperwork. We are here to help.

  • Thursday, August 10th : Ice Cream Social & New Family Welcome @ 6:30 P.M. in the Social Hall.
  • Monday, August 14th is the First Day of School – Minimum Day Schedule on Monday and Tuesday.

Back to School Nights:

  • Wednesday, August 16 – Back to School Night for Grades K and 1 (6:00-6:45 P.M.) and Grades 2-3 (7:00-7:45 P.M.)
  • Thursday, August 17 – Grades 4 and 5 (6:00-6:45 P.M.) and Grades 6-8 (7:00-7:45 P.M.)

Summer Programs

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Summer is almost here, despite the cool temperatures (which have been very nice). We have one more week of school and then your child will possibly be faced with weeks of unstructured play time. Summer can be a great time to expose kids to all sorts of activities that will fuel their passions. Here is a list of available programs.


25th Annual Spring Auction

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Excitement is building as St. Anthony’s 25th Annual Spring Auction planning is under way. This year we transport you to vibrant India for a night rich in color, sound and excitement. Bollywood will come to life, transforming SAS in to a palace of exotic glamor.

Please join us on Saturday, May 20, 2017, for an evening of drinks, live performances, festive cuisine, and our fabulous silent and live auctions. Plan to stay late and dance the night away. Last year over 500 guests joined us for the festivities. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, the event was a huge success. We’re looking forward to an even stronger showing this year. We are grateful for the compassion and generosity of people like you. Please consider sponsoring our event. Your contribution will help further our commitment to educational and spiritual excellence at Saint Anthony’s Catholic School.

Sponsorship opportunities are described in the enclosed packet. If you have any questions, please contact Bree Comstock, at (559) 647-7854 or Jill Grootendorst at (559) 352-0035

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Sponsorship Info.

Lent Service Project – CRS Rice Bowl Program

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Parish Profile – St Anthony Of Padua Fresno

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has grown and thrived across the Central Valley. It’s a story of faith. A story of tradition. And a story of ministry. Now, see how the church is touching and changing lives in communities large and small. Tune in for Parish Profiles. Series airs Mondays at 8:30pm, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, and Fridays at 11:30am – only on KNXT.

Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 – February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.