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.

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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