Our community celebrated Fr. Anthony’s Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of Religious Life on, December 30, his birthday. Congratulations Fr. Anthony, may the Lord grant you many more holy years!!!

57 thoughts on “Fr. Anthony Celebrates Silver Jubilee of Religious Life

  1. You have collectively reinforced my faith! Thank you. P.S. When is Fr. Anthony saying televised mass?
    I love the Franciscans! Here in NY, I try my best to visit/attend St. Francis church in Manhattan.
    God bless each one of you!

    1. Congratulations Father Anthony on your Silver Anniversary. We pray God, The Healer, to restore your strength. We miss your homelies.

  2. Thank you for answering God’s call and for being His faithful servant. May God bless you always. Happy belated birthday. And many more!
    I miss seeing you on EWTN.

  3. congratulations Fr. Anthony on your 25th anniversary. Miss seeing you, pray God is with you and your health will get better. Watch EWTN Mass everyday.

  4. Congratulations Father Anthony…on your ordination jubilee year and your birthday! God Bless you and your loved ones! I also have placed your name for prayers on our prayer list at St Joseph’s in Port St. Joe, Florida here in the Panhandle! Hope you are better soon!!!!!

  5. felicito al Padre Antonio y siento no verlo celebrando misa que el Senor lo bendiga y la Sma Virgen lo cubra con su manto

  6. Bless you, Father Anthony, on your anniversary. You touched so many with your caring homilies and I check frequently about you and miss seeing you terribly!

  7. Happy belated birthday and congratulations Father Anthony on your jubilee! Sure miss you reading the mass on ewtn watch to see if you are going to be there. God Bless and keep you. Hope to see you soon!!!!! Lost a daughter to cancer this past July unbearable. Please keep me in your prayers.

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary and Happy Birthday! Hope you are well and will be back soon.May Jesus healing power touch you Spiritually, mentality and physically and emotionally from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. I ask this in Jesus name.

  9. I missed the mass of Fr, Anthony. Every night and most morning at 9 am I watched the mass at EWTN. I met Fr. Mark at the Little Sisters of the Poor in San Francisco few times. I was the Director of Nursing there in San Francisco . He was with two novices. Congratulations on your silver Anniversary Fr. Anthony. I love your homily. I like all the Friars. I watched the ordinations of Fr. Bernard, Fr. John Paul, Fr. Patrick Mary , Fr. Paschal and Fr. Mathew. I seldom see Fr. Miguel say mass. I see Fr. Joseph all the time saying mass.

  10. Congratulations on your birthday & Jubilee. Praying for you daily. Miss you so much at Mass. Watch Mass each day hoping someday you will be well enough to return. You have great gifts and you should be sharing your wisdom with us. God bless you!

  11. Congratulations and best wishes on your Jubilee anniversary and birthday.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon on the televised Daily Mass, we miss you.
    My thoughts and prayers.

  12. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy birthday. I miss you terribly. I pray you get well. You brightened my day. God bless you. From a purely selfish perspective, please come back to us. You are truly loved and missed.

  13. Congratulations and belated happy birthday to you, Fr. Anthony, and your dear twin sister. My Mom had dementia and would get upset when she wanted to watch the Mass, if it wasn’t on…so we videotaped one of your Masses a few years ago, and watched it over and over again, so many times! May God bless you with health and peace.

  14. Writing from Nairobi, Kenya. Better late than never. Congratulations Father Anthony for loving and serving Jesus this many years. Unknowingly, you introduced me to EWTN. As I was flipping through various TV channels, I came across one where Holy Mass was being celebrated by you!! I didn’t even know there was a Catholic TV station in my package of choice. That was in 2014 and since then EWTN is my preferred daily channel. May the Lord God Almighty guide you, protect you and restore you to excellent health for the glory of His name.

  15. Dear Fr Anthony Mary, I have been wondering where you have disappeared to. Where are you Father? For over one year you have not celebrated the Holy Mass at EWTN. I am of the opinion that we should have been informed of your whereabouts instead of keeping us in suspense. I wish you continuous success in your career as the ordained Priest of the Most High God. May He bless and protect you in the shadow of His wings. Amen.

  16. CONGRATULATIONS FR. ANTHONY, 25 years in our Blessed Lords service, may He continue to strengthen you, body and soul. Look forward to you celebrating the Holy Mass soon.
    God bless you and all the Friars!

    1. Yes, you’re absolutely right, he hasn’t been officiating any Masses on TV in over a year. What’s wrong?

      1. I miss Fr. Anthony Mary celebrating Holy Mass, especially during this Pandemic. I pray that he is well.

  17. Congratulations Fr Anthony Mary! We love you and miss you very much. How we wish we could hear another of your thoughtful and comedic homilies that always lifts us up. We will be praying for you, and God’s Plan for your life. Please pray for us.

  18. Father Anthony miss you celebrating mass at EWTN. Currently viewing Jim and Joy and see you as guest .It’s a rerun and I am happy seeing you giving blessing to the viewers. I hope you are fine Father Anthony Mary. Hope to see you back at EWTN. God Bless you. Take care

  19. I just miss father Anthony Mary and his gentle way of saying the homily he is always so joyful and inspire me. Pray for his return to say mass. God bless you and heals you. 🙏❤

  20. May God continue to Bless You. Always praying for you and the other friars. I met you and Fr Mark in May of 2017, when I was on a visit to EWTN. Be Safe and belated Birthday wishes and silver jubilee anniversary.

  21. Dear Fr Anthony

    We miss your homilies and the infectious joy with which you serve.

    We pray for the restoration of your health and hope to see you say Mass again soon

  22. Miss Father Anthony at mass on EWTN. Hope you will be better soon.Pray for my husband who has cancer. Thank you and God bless you.

  23. WE missed you Fr. Anthony and just now found out that you are ill. We will be praying for your recovery and hope that you can soon be on the EWTN Mass very soon. We love you.

  24. I think 🤔 of you and pray for you frequently. No one can give homilies like you do. I wish I would have kept the many TV recordings. Please tell me if I can purchase some. Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee. I didn’t know this. God led me to your sight.

  25. Father Anthony I have missed you so very much on the daily Mass. I pray for a return of good health for you.

  26. Fr Anthony may God enshroud you with his mantle of healing and bring you back to good health. We miss you and we love you.You are always in our daily prayers for healing. You never walk alone in addition to Jesus and his Blessed Mother we are always there with you.

  27. Sorry I missed this beautiful ceremony! My husband passed away on 12/31/2019 so I was not really myself. My oldest daughter shares your birthday and Saint Anthony is a special patron of mine! I, too, miss you at Mass and I’m praying that someday you may be back. God bless you and Mary hold you as you go forward!

  28. Wishing you a happy saints day. I was hoping you would be there on st Anthony of Padua feast day. Miss you all the time. Just hearing your voice in the holy father’s intentions makes me smile. May your health continue to get better

    1. Miss your homilies Fr. Anthony they always lifted my spirits and made me stronger in my faith. May the blessed Mother Mary be at your side to heal you faster.

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