Welcome to Padua Center

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.

Our Mission

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.


Padua Promoters 2017-2018

Thanks to our special promoters:
Rev. F. Anthony Gallagher
Kay Shrewsbery
Sue Nowak
5/3 Bank

Can You Help?!

Volunteer Receptionist and Administrative Assistance is greatly needed at Padua Center. Volunteers can be schedule for one or more mornings or afternoons a week.