It has many attractive features, including a beautiful icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, stone statues of Saints, hand-carved wooden Stations of the Cross and a traditional Pipe Organ.
Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
This Icon of Our Lady and the Christ Child, called “Christ Comes”, was commissioned for St. Anthony of Padua for the Millennium Year 2000. It depicts Our Lady of Perpetual Succour showing loving kindness at the heart of the world. The Icon was written by a Sister of the Community of Sancti Angeli Benedictine Skete based in the heart of the highlands of Scotland, in the Loch Ness area evangelised by St. Columba and his monks.
Natural Stone Statues of the Saints
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis or Via Dolorosa) is a popular devotion commemorating Christ’s suffering and death on Good Friday before His resurrection at Easter. The Stations, or Way, of the Cross was begun by St. Francis of Assisi.
The Stations of the Cross at St. Anthony of Padua are hand-carved.
The Parish has a fully-functioning pipe organ made by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd. It has two manuals and pedals and has two-foot, four-foot, eight-foot and sixteen-foot stops. The organ is played at weddings and funerals. At present, we have no parish organist. If there is anyone interested in playing the organ at parish Masses please speak with the Parish Priest.