Church of Saint Anthony
25 Woodlands Avenue 1 | Singapore 739064 | P: 6368 3804 | F: 6367 8392

First Time Visitor

How do I get to the Church of Saint Anthony?

How about parking at the church?

  • Parking lots are available in the church car park. Alternatively parking is also available at the following:
    • Woodgrove Centre opposite the church.
    • HDB carparks that are behind our church.
    • Along one side Woodlands Ave 1 between lamp post 35 and 39 (just outside the church during service times).

Is your church handicap accessible?

  • Yes.

What are the Eucharistic celebration times?

How long does your Eucharistic celebration last?

  • Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

What should I wear to your Eucharistic celebration?

  • One should dress appropriately to church at any given time as a sign of reverence to God as you are entering into a sacred place of worship.

Who attends your church?

  • Being a Roman Catholic Church, majority of our worshippers are Catholics who celebrates the Eucharistic celebration on a daily basis and also during the weekends. However, we do have a small minority of Christians and non-believers who are invited by their Catholic friends to observe the celebrations.

Why do you take the Holy Communion?

  • Receiving the Sacrament of Communion is what we believe. Catholics believe that the Holy Eucharist is the actual Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ because that is what Christ said It is, "This is my body……This is my blood" (Matt. 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20; Mark 14:22-24). Also, because Christ said, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you…." (John 6:48-52; 54-56), and because this is what the Apostle believed, "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?" (1 Cor. 10:16)

Can anyone receive the Holy Communion?

  • No. you can't. Only baptized Catholics can receive it.

Do I have to be a baptized to participate?

  • No, you don't have to. However, you may not fully understand the proceedings of the Eucharistic celebration.

How can I get baptized?

Will I be asked to give money during the offertory?

  • There is no obligation on anyone to offer money during the Offertory. However, it is a catholic custom and tradition to offer money during the Eucharistic celebration.

Will be asked to stand and/or identify myself as a visitor

  • No.

What can my children do if they are too young to understand the celebration?

  • At the moment, our church have a children's liturgy catered to children bewteen the ages of 4 to 7 years old on every 4th Sunday of each month, whereby the meaning of the scripture readings for that Sunday is imparted to them at their level. However, it is only a half hour session and they will be brought back to you during the Eucharistic celebration.

Where can I bring my baby to if he/she is crying during the celebration?

  • As we need to maintain silence and reverence before, during and after the Eucharistic celebration in church, we encourage all parents to bring their babies to the crying room at the entrance of the church hall if they posed too much of a distraction to the rest of the parishioners during the celebration. Inside the room, you are still able to view the celebration and participate in it.

What if I have a prayer request?

  • You may approach the priests themselves or the Parish Office for your prayer request. Alternatively, you may put in your prayer request through our website's 'Prayer Request' page and our church prayer groups will look into it.

What other facility or services do you have?

  • We have a free medical clinic that opens on every Monday night from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
  • We also have a bookshop that sells spiritual book, relics and other items catering to Catholics and non-belivers.
  • We also have a canteen operating on Sundays at the basement of the church.