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.

Peaces of Art 2016 Donors

Mary Jo Anderson
Pat Besner
Msgr Michael Billian
William and Cathy Carroll
Central City Ministry of Toledo
Judith Crandall
Diane Flaggs
Moreatha Flaggs
Crissie Frye
Rev. Tony Gallagher
Thomas and Rochelle Hite
Holy Spirit Catholic Community
Howard’s Drive Thru
Dennis and Karen Jarrett
Deb and Paul Johnson
Art and Ellen Jones
Steve Kirchberg
Susan and Jay Koester
Rose Newman
Sue Nowak
Mike and Chris Powers
Elaine and Pat Sheehan
Thomas and Mary Sheffler
Kay Shrewsbery
Sisters of St. Francis, of Tiffin, Ohio
The Christ Child Society
Lucretia Thomas
Richard and Georgianne Torchia
Ron Todd
University of Toledo Athletics
Valentine Theater

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
Culligan Water
Nickels Bakery
Mike and Tracy Harmon
Steve Kirchberg
Contributors for the Rummage Sale

St. Martin de Porres parishioners
Dennis Jarrett, Laila Ariss and set up and clean up
Knights of Columbus #386

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