The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup is a multicultural, expansive diocese, comprising 55,000 square miles in Northeastern Arizona and Northwestern New Mexico. There are 53 parishes, 13 schools, and 5 social centers within the diocesan boundaries—all serving approximately 58,000 Catholics among a total population of 490,000. We are a Catholic community working for the salvation of souls, to ease the suffering of the human condition, to witness the truth, to help foster the overall fulfillment of life, and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
From its foundation, St. Anthony has been providing quality Catholic teaching to the people of the Zuni Pueblo. A Parish and School were both established with the philosophy that “Catholic Faith and Education is the key for Native American youth to break the cycle of unemployment and poverty”.
ST. ANTHONY’S INDIAN SCHOOL, has been serving the Zuni community for eighty-seven years. The Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration started to run and operate the school on September 3, 1923 with 43 students.
St. Anthony aims successfully to equip its alumni with the academic, moral and cultural ethos necessary for the 21st century. The school is open to students of all religious persuasions and offers high quality education with a strong Catholic ethos.