St Anthony's Capuchin Friary Church is a Shrine 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 Shrine 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. Every Tuesday people devoted to St Anthony visit the Shrine, confess and participate in Masses devoted to St Anthony.
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 and Novena times click here. Opening and closing times are shown above.
All are welcome at St Anthony's
Opening times and Mass times
Tuesday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday: 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Sunday: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
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
Doors open 30 minutes before Masses
Sunday: 11.30am and 5.30pm (30 minutes before Mass)
Tuesday: 10.30 am - 11.30 am
(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.
You can leave a voicemail or send a text message to 0412 686 311