St. Anthony clears way for new rectory

Crews on Tuesday began tearing down the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish rectory. A new rectory, which houses the parish priests, will be built at the same location on the corner of North Third Street and East Virginia Avenue. The new rectory is part of St. Anthony’s multiyear “A Time to Build” campaign, which raised over $1.1 million by October 2019.


Kaitlin Cordes covers Effingham County, police and courts and sports features for the Effingham Daily News. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Cordes is a native of Effingham.