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St. Anthony’s Life, Justice and Peace commission, grounded in prayer, scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, seeks to educate the members of the parish community to respect the dignity of every human being and motivate them to work for the common good. We endeavor to develop opportunities for    members of the parish and the wider community to effectively address issues of serious human concern and become a catalyst for justice and peace at home and around the globe.

Contact: Fr. John Henderson at or 503-639-4179 ext. 112.

Severe Weather Shelter

The mission of the St Anthony Severe Weather Shelter (STA-SWS) is to provide an overnight shelter during severe weather to our adult neighbors who are without homes. We serve individual in the spirit of social justice and charity, without regard to race, creed, age gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. We provide a place to sleep that is safe from severe weather, and some nourishment.

Severe weather is defined by DHS/Washington County Severe Weather Response as temperatures forecasted or actual of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below (November to March only).

Please contact the office for more information.

Church and Parish Office

9905 SW McKenzie St
Tigard, OR 97223

Phone: 503-639-4179

St. Vincent de Paul

Emergency Services

The Tigard Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a ministry of St. Anthony Catholic Church, serving those in need in the Tigard community.  It provides food, utility, and rent assistance, as well as other assistance within the scope of the Tigard Conference.

Food Pantry

The Emergency Food Pantry serves families who live in Zip code areas 97223 and 97224 and registered members of St. Anthony Church regardless of Zip code residence.

The Pantry is located across the street from the Church on the corner of McKenzie and Grant streets and operates six days a week:  Noon-2:30 pm M-T-TH-F, 1-3 pm W, 4:30-6:30 pm TH, and 10 am-12 Noon on Saturday.  The Pantry is closed on Sundays, national holidays, and the Saturday before a Monday holiday.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers from the Church and the community, and functions because of the generous donations from individuals, churches, retailers, organizations, and the Oregon Food Bank.

SVDP Food Pantry Computer Instructions  SVDP Use By Dates
SVDP Guidelines for Volunteers  SVDP History  Community Cafe Volunteer Handbook August 2010

English As Second Language (ESL)

The MISSION of the teaching of ESL (English as a Second Language) is a ministry of welcome and hospitality offered to the immigrants in our community. Instruction is offered to help achieve competency in English and familiarity with our culture. The classes are considered a “Safe House”  where the students feel respected and not judged. Classes begin on September 22 and are held in the middle school Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM during the school year.

Contact: Anamaria Torres & Jorge Londono,  971-703-8639 and