"The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God." – St.Anthony of Padua
President - Fr. Mac Donald
Secretary - Jegan Manickam
"Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety" - Proverbs 11:14
Our Parish Pastoral Council helps the Parish Priest to promote parish work. This parish has 8 zones of the Small Christian Community and each zone has its own parish council members who act as leaders and animators.
All events of the parish, such as Christmas, Holy Week, the parish feast, house blessings, etc. are well planned and properly discussed in the meetings of the parish council to implement. The parish council is very active, hardworking, sincere, energetic, patient, and generous and believes in teamwork.
Incharge - Mr. Joy Joseph
"Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord".
- Psalm 34:11
"I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth".
- 3 John 1:4
Catechism refers generally to the body of Catholic doctrine that makes up the Faith that Catholics believe.
The catechism classes in our parish are actively conducted with the support of our Parish Priest and teachers. Around 175 students are attending catechism classes in the parish which is taught in English. There are 14 teachers who lead these classes with the greatest devotion so that the children of the parish have a better understanding of the faith and of the Catholic Church.
The catechism class and the mass are mandatory for the children. The classes are conducted for one hour in the morning after English mass at 9.30am on Sundays. Children are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
President - Vasanthi
Secretary - Sirumalar Selvi
"The Legion of Mary presents the true face of the Catholic Church."
- Blessed Pope John XXIII
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. Legionnaires purpose is to raise the spiritual level of the whole community through direct contact and concern for each member and potential member of the Body of Christ.
As legionnaires, we are guided by our parish priest. Our works often pay a visit to those in spiritual need, sick or aged people, door to door evangelization, meeting other spiritual needs of the Parish under guidance of our parish priest.
President - Rock Fernandez
Secretary - Tony Vadakkan
"Go to the poor: you will find God."
- St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic Lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually and help those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and patron St. Vincent de Paul.
Our mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, righteousness, hope and joy, and by working to shape a compassionate society.
"The kingdom of God is peace in the Holy Spirit; He will reign in you if your heart is at peace. So, be at peace, and you will honor in a sovereign way the God of peace and love."
- St. Vincent de Paul
Incharge - Mark
President - Vijay Thomas
"Rejoice, O youth, while you are young, and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth."
- Ecclesiastes 11:9
Among the many communities of St. Anthony's Church, there also exists "PHILIA" : A vibrant group of enthusiastic and fun-loving youth. Leading the next generation of youth in order to provide Jesus with direction, hope and identity has always been at the heart of our Church.
They come together every week to grow in faith and fellowship, through talks, activities, games, and prayer. The bond that they share is unique and special, because they look beyond their differences and strive to remain united as brothers and sisters in Christ.
President - Michelle Pinto
Vice President - Margaret Bonerjee
Spiritual Leader - Fr. Mac Donald Fernandis
The Catholic Women Collective (CWC) committees offered the women an overview of the sparkle programme, the different programmes they run at the Archdiocese of Bengaluru, as well as the activities they have been carrying out for the parish since 2020.
"The woman's soul is fashioned as a shelter in which other souls may unfold." - St. Edith Stein