Since 1858 our Parish has been the worshipping Catholic Community on the north end of Effingham.
We are a vibrant parish of 1300 families, blessed with many spirit-filled “intentional disciples” committed to their personal journey with Jesus.
We are guided by our Parish Mission, Vision, and Values as we work together to become more intentional in our Faith.
Come be our guest, better yet – come join our family. Encounter Christ with us and then Joyfully tell the Good News with us, as well.
Fr. Peter Harman, Pastor
Established in 1858, St. Anthony is the oldest church in Effingham, with a story rich in tradition. Take a walk through our highlights below.view history