St. Anthony's Church

St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church & St. Faustina Kowalska Polish Mission

Welcome to St. Anthony's Church.

The people of St. Anthony's Parish and St. Faustina Kowalska Polish Mission, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax, are called to be "The People of God". Our faith in God's unconditional love for us, as evidenced in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and, as testified to by his church, gives us a firm hope in our salvation and the salvation of the world. We respond to God's love with adoration, thanksgiving, and petition through worship and prayer, and charity to our neighbour

We invite you to discover the richness of our parish. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome.

We also have our hall available to rent. Please contact the office for further information.

For information on events, please see our calendar.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $575; Loose $85.80; Candles $88.75; Fuel $5; Renovations $215; New Year’s $95; Initial Offering $45
St. Faustina’s – Regular $472; Loose $33.35; Initial Offering $115; Fuel $15


World Day of Migrants and Refugees: The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees is ‘Welcoming, protecting, promoting, and integrating migrants and refugees.’ ‘Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age.’ We pray this weekend for refugees, for those confined to refugee camps, for those who have come to make their homes with us and for the many people in our parishes and beyond who make it possible to minister to the strangers who sojourn with us.

018 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2018 envelopes, you can find them on the table near the main entrance. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for January is pasta.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, January 21st at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month, we will have Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Yvonne MacDonald, Buzz Arsenault, Darrin Lively, and Trish Moore. We hope to see you there!

Bulletin: Epiphany of the Lord

Saint Francis Relic Arrives this Sunday!

On Sunday, January 7, the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord we welcome the arrival of the relic of Saint Francis Xavier to Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica. The schedule for the visit is as follows:

Time Desc
10:30am Sunday Mass
11:30am - 4:30pm Public Veneration
5:00pm Sunday Mass, Celebrant: Archbishop Mancini
6:00pm - 10:00pm Public Veneration

(6:30 Relic Talk: Life of St Francis Xavier and the Three Graces) | | 10:00pm | Closing Prayer: Litany of St. Francis Xavier |

This is a unique opportunity to encounter Christ through one of the most famous missionaries of all time.

Christmas & New Year’s Collections (Note: CC - Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s
: Christmas $2,120; Loose $506.35; Renovations $5; Fuel $5; CC Donation $150; Regular $630; Loose $69.85; Candles $137.45; Fuel $60; Donation $65; New Year’s $295Loose; 88.15; Initial Offering $65; Donation $50; Classic Country Show: $466.25
St. Faustina’s: Christmas $726; Loose $107.65; St. Stephen $210; Loose $10; Regular $385; Loose $45.20; New Year’s: $225; Loose $34.25; Initial Offering $45; Donation $75


2018 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2018 envelopes, you can find them on the table near the main entrance. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Pastoral Council Meeting: Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Sunday, January 21st at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Come out and enjoy the show!

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for January is pasta.

Bulletin: The Nativity of the Lord & Mary, Holy Mother of God

Dear brothers and sisters! Kindness and truth, justice and peace have met; they have become incarnate in the child born of Mary in Bethlehem. That child is the Son of God; He is God appearing in history. His birth is a flowering of new life for all humanity. May every land become a good earth which receives and brings forth kindness and truth, justice and peace.
— Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $620; Loose $85; Christmas $5; Renovations $5; Fuel $35; Ukrainian Donation $375; Donation $50; HST Rebate $1,566.01
St. Faustina’s – Regular $400; Loose $68.15; Fuel $20;


We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour His Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour Him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.
— Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Adoration: There will be no Adoration this Thursday, December 28th. We will start again on Thursday, January 4th.

2018 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2018 envelopes, you can find them on the table near the main entrance. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is toilet paper.

Recyclables: Thank you for continuing to bring in your donations for our Outreach Program. You can drop off recyclables before or after Mass or to Rupert Lewis at 10 Lahey Road.

Pastoral Council Meeting: Sunday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Sunday, January 21st at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Come out and enjoy the show!

Parish Choirs: If you have always wanted to sing in the parish choir, this new year may be the perfect time to get involved! Anyone wishing join us, please speak to Sr. Edith Marie.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for January is pasta.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $600; Loose $169.55; Pickles $20; Fuel $135; Ukrainian Donation $75; Donation $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $960; Loose $46.30; Cafeteria (CC) $800; Fuel $100; Donation $150; Equip the Saints $100


Franciscan Choir Advent Service: The Franciscan choir will be hosting Eucharistic Adoration with sung evening prayer, as well as music and silent reflection on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

St. Faustina’s Polish Mission: This Sunday, December 17th after the Mass in Polish, there will be the celebration of the Christmas Eve Oplatik tradition as well as fish dishes.

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is toilet paper.

Recyclables: Thank you for continuing to bring in your donations for our Outreach Program. You can drop off recyclables before or after Mass or to Rupert Lewis at 10 Lahey Road.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, December 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month, we will have Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Bob McDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests will be Monday Mavens, Br. Nathanael and Sr. Edith, with Christmas Carol sing-along, and an appearance by Santa! Your host is Bev Cheverie. We hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $735; Loose $96; Candles $114; Renovations $145; Fuel
St. Faustina’s – Regular $395; Loose $49.50; Fuel $10


Franciscan Choir Advent Service: The Franciscan choir will be hosting Eucharistic Adoration with sung evening prayer, as well as music and silent reflection. The dates are Tuesdays, December 12th and 19th at 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

St. Faustina’s Polish Mission: On Sunday, December 10th after the Mass in Polish, there will be a luncheon for $8 per person (not including dessert, coffee/tea). Hunter’s stew and kasza with meat will served and St. Nicholas will make and appearance! Also, on Sunday, December 17th after the Mass in Polish, there will be the celebration of the Christmas Eve Oplatik tradition and their fish dishes.

Advent Reconciliation Service: St. Thomas More this Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be giving the final spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens this Friday, December 15th at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Back-Pack Project: If you haven’t dropped off your bag, see Jennie Martell or Br. Nathanael for drop off before Saturday, December 16th.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, December 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month, we will have Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Bob McDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests will be Monday Mavens, Br. Nathanael and Sr. Edith, with Christmas Carol sing-along, and an appearance by Santa! Your host is Bev Cheverie. See you then!

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Paul’s Parish: Come explore ‘The Purpose of Christmas’ as presented in a short video series. There will be discussion and fellowship. Sessions will be December 11th & 13th at 7:00pm in St. Paul’s Rectory.

DVD Series: Our last of the DVD 6-part series is this Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30pm Catching Fire ~ Becoming Flame ~ A guide for Spiritual Transformation with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. Session 6 ~ The Challenge of Forgiveness

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $665; Loose $158.95; All Soul’s $5; Fuel $5; Donation to Country Classic $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $410; Loose $55.85; Renovations $20


Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be giving a spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens continuing the next two Fridays, December 8th & 15th at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Advent Reconciliation Services: St. Peter’s Church, Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm, and St. Thomas More on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

Country Classic Show: Sunday, December 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month, we will have Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Bob McDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests will be Monday Mavens, Br. Nathanael and Sr. Edith, with Christmas Carol sing-along, and an appearance by Santa! Your host is Bev Cheverie. See you then!

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is toilet paper.

Bulletin: Christ The King

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $625; Loose $51.25; Candles $126.75; All Soul’s $5; Funeral Donation $150; Fuel $55; Pickles $204.50; Hall Rental $300
St. Faustina’s – Regular $220; Loose $87.05; Renovations $15


Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be giving a spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens continuing the next three Fridays, December 1st, 8th & 15th at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Advent Reconciliation Services: St. Peter’s Church, Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm, and St. Thomas More on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

Veritas Catholic Books and Gifts: The busiest season is here and we need volunteers. We have developed new ways of "cultivating the good habit of reading", and are now providing more convenient ways to receive books and gifts. We are seeking men and women to join us at any time Monday to Saturday in store at 30 Farnham Gate Rd (corner of Dunbrack St., Halifax) or work from home. Please call 902-429-7216 or e-mail at veritashfx@gmail.com.

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is toilet paper.

DVD Series: We continue our DVD 6-part series this Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30pm Catching Fire ~ Becoming Flame ~ A guide for Spiritual Transformation with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. Session 4 ~ Seven Principles of Prayer

Bulletin: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $1,050; Loose $167.25; All Soul’s $120; Flea Market (CC) $1,526.15; Donation (CC) $750; Renovations $170; Luncheon (CC) $427; Pickles (CC) $759
St. Faustina’s – Regular $445; Loose $39


DVD Series: We continue our DVD 6-part series this Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm Catching Fire ~ Becoming Flame ~ A guide for Spiritual Transformation with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM.  Session 2 ~ Your Image of God

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, November 19th at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00pm.

Back-Pack Project: This year again, we are joining with 5 other parishes to help Feed Others of Dartmouth Advent Project. Please take a gift bag home with you (located on the table near the entrance) and fill it with some items listed inside each bag. We need the bags back by the weekend of December 9th & 10th. We appreciate your kindness in helping F.O.O.D.

St. Anthony’s & St. Faustina’s Prayer Intention Book: There is a book in the church front foyer main entrance, next to the statue of St. Anthony, for anyone to write in their special intentions. This way, we may offer them all collectively during our Prayers of the Faithful.

2018 St. Joseph’s Missals: Available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

2018 Veritas Holy Calendars: Available in the Sacristy for $3 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is Meal Replacement Drinks.

Tribute to Bill McCallum: St. Paul’s Church, Wednesday, November 29th ~ Loonie-Toonie Coffee House ~ Admission $2 from 7-9pm.