Promote the spiritual well being of the members, living and deceased. Besides what is offered specifically for their intentions, the members also share in the Masses, prayers and good works of the Franciscan friars.
Educate new friars. For more than 85 years, Guild members have helped educate generations of friars through their generosity.
Serve God in the love exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi. There is significance in the Guild's choice of its Patron. St. Anthony of Padua was one of the most enthusiastic and deeply motivated of St. Francis's contemporaries. Appointed by St. Francis as the first teacher of theology in the Order, St. Anthony spread and helped live the message of love for God and all his creatures. The Franciscans, today, with the help of St. Anthony's Guild, work among the poor, alienated and homeless, helping in parishes, urban service churches, schools and serving as chaplains in hospitals and other ministries.