Welcome to the Parish of St. Anthony of Padua!
We are a community of Christian faithful stably constituted in and around Hot Springs, S.D.,
in the Diocese of Rapid City.

Holy Week Liturgical Celebrations
Note: all celebrations live-streamed (see below)
Palm Sun. April 5 8a Holy Thurs. April 09 6p
Mon. April 6 8a Good Fri. April 10 7p
Tues. April 7 5:30p Holy Sat. (Vigil) April 11 8p
Wed. April 8 5:30p Easter Sun. April 12 8a

The Good Friday "Pro Terra Sancta" ("for the Holy Land") collection has been postponed
from Good Friday to Sun., Sept. 13, near the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Please keep your Good Friday envelopes until that Sun. in Sept. Thank you. - Fr. Gerlach

We are currently celebrating
the Year of the Eucharist, June 2019 to June 2020.

Information related to
Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

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From Fr. Gerlach, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua (and St. James, Edgemont): Fr. Michel Mulloy, our diocesan administrator, has issued several directives regarding the realities that we are currently facing with the viral pandemic. First, all celebrations of Mass in a public setting, regardless of location, have been suspended (effective March 18) until further notice (issued March 17). Therefore, all Masses celebrated publicly (Sunday and weekday) in Hot Springs (and Edgemont) are suspended until further notice. (Note: this includes all Holy Week celebrations. However, the schedule for Holy Week liturgical celebrations via live-stream is posted above to the right.)

(see second column regarding Masses celebrated in a private location, etc.)

Also, all health care facilities in Hot Springs (the Fall River Health Services hospital, the Seven Sisters Living Center, the State Veterans Home, and the VA campus) have restricted all visitation until further notice. Please visit the S.D. Dept. of Health site for more information regarding this reality in the state (FYI: this site also has links to the national CDC site and the international WHO site).

Catholic Social Services (CSS) Provides Telehealth Counseling Services: While the medical toll of the viral pandemic is frightening, so is the threat that it presents to the social, spiritual, and mental health of people, according to CSS counselors.

Information related to
Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

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However, Fr. Gerlach will still celebrate Mass -- by himself -- during the week at the usual times (when in Hot Springs: see Mass Times below; times differ slightly when in Custer) at a private location; Sunday Mass will be celebrated only on Sunday morning at 8am, again, at a private location. Also, there are already opportunities to participate in Mass via TV or online (also, see to the right), along with Resources for Personal or Family Prayer. Please note, to be clear and explicit: Holy Communion will be administered only as Viaticum (i.e., Holy Communion for the dying) during this suspension; also, the Stations of the Cross scheduled at the parish church building are cancelled, but you are encouraged to pray this devotional during Lent. Parish Church Office Hours (see below) are still in effect, so you are still able to come to the church building and visit Our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle during these hours (Sat. and Sun. open hours will be 9am-5pm). However, Eucharistic Adoration will be provided every day (Monday - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 3-5pm (therefore, Eucharistic Adoration on first Fridays is modified to follow these hours).

Needs arising from the viral pandemic (sickness, reduced wages, loss of work, etc.)? Please call the parish church office, the deacons (these numbers are listed in the bulletin), or the after-hours/emergency line at 605/745-3278. - Fr. Gerlach

"Live-Streamed" Masses celebrated by Fr. Gerlach

You can either view below or
visit Fr. Gerlach via Facebook.

Scheduled Mass
Weekday Mass (Mon., 4/6, 8a):
Mon. of Holy Week

Archived Masses
Blessing of Palms (Sun., 4/5):
Palm Sun. of the Passion of the Lord

Sunday Mass (Sun., 4/5):
Palm Sun. of the Passion of the Lord

Mass Times

Please see the message above regarding the information in this box.

Note: all Masses (and other communal prayer) in a public location are currently suspended.

Every Week:
Sundays - 10:30am

Every Other Week (see bulletin calendar):
Mondays - 7:00am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 5:30pm
Thursdays - varies: 10:00am (Thurs. after 1st Wed. @ Seven Sisters Living Center; Thurs. after 3rd Wed. @ State Veterans Home); 7:00am (Thurs. after 5th Wed.)
Fridays (every week) - 7:00am (Holy Communion outside Mass)
Saturdays - 7:30am

Holy Days (see bulletin calendar)

Parish Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch break, noon - 1:00pm)

Parish Church Building also open (during the Suspension of Masses) Sat. and Sun., 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parish Church Personnel