St Anthony's Capuchin Friary Church is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua and is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. St Anthony's was built in the 1960s with the generous participation of the Italian community of Melbourne and is operated by the Capuchin Friars.

The Friary Church continues to be a place of prayer, devotion and mercy. It is not a parish church and so serves as a particular centre of evangelisation and popular piety. For over 50 years the Capuchin friars have ministered to the people, hearing confessions and celebrating Mass. 

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On various Sundays throughout the year, particular saints, especially those dear to the Italian community, are celebrated in a festive way.

The church is open daily for private prayer and reflection. For Mass times click here. Opening and closing times are shown above.

All are welcome at St Anthony's

Opening times and Mass times

Private Visits

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm to 6.00pm


Monday to Saturday: 6.45 am

Tuesday: 6.45 am and 10.00 am

Sunday: 10.00am Italian, 12.00 midday and 6.00 pm


10.30am to 11.30am
1.30pm to 4.30pm

9.30am to 11.30am
1.30pm to 6.00pm

4.30pm to 6.00pm

11.30am to 12.00 midday
5.30pm to 6.00p

(Please ring bell next to the confessional in the church)

Please Note – the Friars are at Prayer each day between 7.00am - 8.00am, 12.00 - 1.00pm and 5.00pm - 6.00pm

The Friary doorbell at 182 Power Street and the telephone will not be answered between these hours.

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St Anthony's Capuchin Friary Church | 182 Power Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia 

For all Church related matters – Reconciliation/Confessions – Mass times 
Ph:  03 9819 3775

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