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Easter Baptisms Confirmations and First Communions


At the Easter Vigil on Saturday 31 March we have a number of people receiving the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and some making their First Holy Communion. They are Sukwinder, Monika, Daria, Cecilia, Zanobia, Sarah, Lewis and Madison. On Easter Sunday morning Mass, Isaac will be baptised.  Please pray for all of these candidates and their families as they make final preparations for their very special celebration of Easter. 

Easter Crafts  - Thank you!


A very big thank you to everyone that came along and supported our annual Easter Craft session. The Crypt was buzzing with creativity. Adults and children alike made traditional Polish 'Pisanki' Easter Eggs using various techniques from etching, onion skin dyeing, coloured dip dyeing, drawing and much more to create wonderfully hued eggs. The beautiful eggs will be blessed and shared at Easter. We also had a wonderfully decorated Easter Tree with handmade paper Easter Eggs and wooden jewelled eggs.  Napkin Easter Bunnies and handmade crafted palms nicely finished off our collection. There was of course plenty of cake! For all pictures of this event, please visit our photo gallery. 

Lenten Penitential/Reconcilation Service - Tuesday 20 March 2018 in English and Polish


We, as Catholics, should encourage and participate in the frequent reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, also known as penance — especially during the season of Lent. We will be holding a special service on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30pm. Fr Dariusz will also be available to hear confessions in Polish.

CAFOD Lenten Lunch


Please take a look under our What's New page for all updates on this successful event. Photos of the lunch can be viewed in our photo gallery.

Easter Basket Blessing - “ŚWIECONKA”


St. Anthony’s Church warmly invites everyone to join our Polish community at their beloved tradition of the Blessing of the Easter Baskets. Please come along to see all the beautifully prepared baskets on Holy Saturday, 31st March, at 10:30am. 

Parish Survey


At St Anthony's, we are always looking for ways to improve services provided to parishioners. By completing this questionnaire you will be helping us to identify opportunities to further improve on existing services. The survey is very short and should take you no more than 6 minutes to complete - click on Our Survey to enter.


Paper completed surveys can be given to any member of the Liturgy Group named below: Sue Hayes, Anne Dyer, Mary Power, Eva Antao-Bento, Eva Marzec, Rochdale Alexis, Mike Cooke, Deborah Jerarajah, Alfred Gill, Lanre Sanni or any of the Altar Servers. Thank you as you help. God bless.

Lighting Candles in the Chapels


We warmly invite parishioners and visitors to a light a candle for their intentions and loved ones in Our Lady Chapel and Our Sacred Heart Chapel. In doing so, please note that all children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent/adult when lighting a candle.


Also, the minimum cost of a candle is £0.30 each. However, if you are able to give more, please do so and place the money in the slot on the wall next to the light switches. Thank you!

The Online Pray More Lenten Retreat


An online retreat via your phone or tablet comprising of inspiring talks to help you focus your eyes on the Lord and transform your prayer life. To sign up please click here and follow the instructions praymoreretreat

Lent 2018


Lent is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.During this period, we will be having Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7pm. If you are able to lead on any of these days please put your name down on the list in the Narthex.


To support your Lenten walk, do visit CAFOD's online Lent Calendar which can be found by clicking on here CAFOD 2018


For Families


As we begin our Lenten journey, let us take the opportunity with our families to pray together, fast together and give alms together so that we may have a more meaningful Lent that will change our lives and those around us. In doing so, let us come closer to God and let us follow his ways always. Please click on the Loyola Press’s Family Calendar to get started here

Do you have a Prayer Request?



Over the years our two parish prayer groups have been an instrumental part of the Church's life. They have given parishioners and their families immense strength and support in times of sorrow and joy. In fact, they have been a great vehicle of prayer that has sustained our Parish through some very challenging times. Despite the loss of of number of key members over the years, both prayer groups are committed to carrying on this important ministry and wish to see these prayer teams grow and flourish. If you have a prayer request that you would like to forward, please see Rochdale Alexis or Eva Antao-Bento. The Charismatic Prayer Group meets at 1.30pm in the Crypt starting from Thursday 1 March 2018 and the Accompanied Prayer Group meets every second and fourth Saturday at 11.30am in the Crypt. Everyone is welcome! This Lent please make a special effort to show your support for these prayer teams.

New Parishioners


Have you just moved into the area? Are you new to our Parish? If so, a very warm welcome to St Anthony’s! Please pick up a new parishioner pack from the Narthex where you will find some information about our Church or go to Our Parish Office page to view this online. You will find much information about the Parish on this website.

Year of Prayer and Vocation


Bishop Peter has launched a Year of Prayer and Vocation. The video message  was played in churches on 2nd/3rd December is available to view under our Deanery and Diocesean page. Do take a look as we will be looking at this as a Parish in the coming year.


Northampton Streaming Service


Northampton Cathedral now has a live streaming service. This means that you can view Masses and/or Services via the internet when you are unable to attend church in person. Please visit Live Stream to see the upcoming schedule, watch something or view a recording.

New Governors/Committee Members


Further to Bishop Peter’s request on Education Sunday, we are currently looking for new committee members (previously known as governors) to join St Anthony’s friendly Academy Committee. For more information, please see our newsletter or speak to Fr Nicholas, Natalia Soper or Eva Antao-Bento.

For photographs of all our events, please see our photo gallery.

Be Involved


“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa 


The Parish warmly welcomes all volunteers! If you can assist with any of the following, please let Fr Nicholas know: Sacristy work, cleaning, children’s liturgy, repair works, painting, gardening, lifts for parishioners to and from Mass.
If there is something else you can do, please do let him know.



If you have recently joined the Parish, you are most welcome. We hope that you are settling in well. Please do make yourself known to Fr Nicholas or the Parish Office. Parish Welcome Packs are available from the Church Narthex. 


Tea/Coffee Morning Donations - Sunday


If you would like to donate any cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit etc. They will be gratefully received. Alternatively, if you are able to increase your financial donation, that would be wonderful!


A big thank to everyone that helped and supported our tea and coffee mornings this month. We have taken a grand total of £92.76 for February. If you are new to our Parish, please pop into the Crypt after Mass on a Sunday - we would love to see you. Our tea and coffee mornings are run solely on donations of various homemade cakes, breads, biscuits etc. so do pop in and support us and give generously. All donations recieved go towards the upkeep of the Crypt. 


Sick and Housebound


If you know of any parishioners that are sick or housebound that would like to receive Holy Communion, please let Fr Nicholas know or contact the Parish Office. 


Eucharistic Minister Readers and Counters Rotas


These are now available on the website under Mass Intentions and Rotas.


After Mass Tidy Up


We are looking for a small team of volunteers to help tidy up after Mass. This includes putting away the hymn books, Mass cards, kneelers and making sure the Church is neat and tidy for its next service.  If you would like to assist in anyway or join a rota, please see Fr Nicholas. 

Prayers for the Sick


Please continue to pray for the sick of our Parish and those that have asked for your prayers. If you know of anyone that would like a mention in our bidding prayers, please let Father, the Deacons or the Parish Office know.

Weekly Mass Readings


Can now be found here! Weekly Readings


Prayer to St Anthony


Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

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