In October 2006, the Diocese of Toledo began Padua Center. It is a membership-based organization located in the rectory of the former Saint Anthony of Padua Church on Nebraska Avenue. It is a visible presence in the neighborhood.
The mission of Padua Center is to be a Christian community-based presence empowering people at all stages of life to achieve their maximum potential through education, counseling, support and community involvement.
Principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba):
- Unity (umoja)
- Self-determination (kujichagulia)
- Collective work (ujima)
- Cooperative economics (ujamaa)
- Purpose (nia)
- Creativity (kuumba)
- Faith (imani)
These are the basis for all programs of Padua Center.
Winners of Chicken Fest 2016
Song Headphones winner: Leona Moore-Ash
Samsung camera winner: Robert and Cindy Downs
LG G10 iPad winner: Shirley Jarnigan
Thanks to our donors:
Toledo Federal Urban Credit Union
Earma Blakley and the $1.50 Store
Mike and Tracy Harmon
Contributors for the Rummage Sale
St. Martin de Porres parishioners
Dennis Jarrett, Laila Ariss and set up and clean up
Knights of Columbus #386