FROM THE PASTOR
My dear Parishioners of St Anthony:
It is always a challenge moving from one assignment to another. It’s challenging not only for the priest, but also for the staff and parishioners to whom he goes. They have gotten used to the previous pastor’s way of doing things and have grown comfortable with him and have loved him over the years. Then comes “the new guy.” It can be unsettling to say the least. I hope this letter will give you a sense of who I am as I become the new pastor of St Anthony.
I am a native of the area. Born and raised in the town of Hinsdale, I attended the local Catholic school of St. Isaac Jogues. During this time, I received my calling to be a priest while I was in the third grade. I just knew that God was calling me to follow him. I went on to attend St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago for high school and Loyola University after that. I majored in Theology with a minor in Philosophy. After graduating from college, I took a year off and did some youth ministry work with NET Ministries, a traveling youth outreach that did retreats for high school and young adult students. It was an incredible time in my life and prepared me well for seminary.
I attended seminary at St Mary of the Lake, in Mundelein and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1993. I have had many duties and responsibilities in my 27 years as a priest. My last assignment was serving as an Administrator at St Joan of Arc in Lisle.
I so look forward to getting to know you in the coming months and years that I am allowed to be your pastor. You also will invariably see me around with my “second shadow” Brutus—a 4 year old German Shepherd who thinks he’s a lap dog. If you see him around, I should be somewhere nearby (unless something bad happened.) So feel free to come up and say hi to us.
Please keep me in your prayers as I strive to lead everyone into a deeper love of Jesus Christ and a deeper love of one another.
Fr. Dennis Paul
Mass Schedule & What’s New
Weekday Mass Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. (No Reservation Needed)
Weekend Masses *RESERVATION ONLY*
Saturday Reconciliation 2:00 P.M. Saturday Mass 4:00 P.M. Sunday Mass 8:00 A.M. & 10:00 A.M.
Monday Through Thursday
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
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Weekday Morning Mass
Beginning Monday, July 6th
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