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: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
September 23 ~  Souls in Purgatory

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $920; Loose $156.40; Candles $84; Renovations $25
St. Faustina’s – Regular $607; Loose $68


Pickles & Jam Fundraiser: Thank you for your donations of 500ml mason jars. This week you will notice an envelope with a picture of a pickle on it stapled to the bulletin. If you are able to donate monetarily to help with purchasing ingredients, please use the envelopes provided. Mark your full name and your Envelope # to receive credit for your income tax receipts in February.

Vigil Candles: Lighting candles is a great devotion. You will notice that we have several new globes depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary and several saints. Our donations from the summer months were: July ~ $226.55 and August ~ $145.

St. Anthony’s Outreach Program: We have received a donation of $1,000 from the Ferguson family. They organized a slo-pitch tournament in memory of Gary Ferguson. This year, Gary’s widow, Lynn, donated the proceeds to St. Anthony’s Outreach Program. Each year the proceeds are donated to a local charity in Gary’s name. We are grateful to the Ferguson family for this generous gift.

Catechism: It is important to encourage each other in faith. If you have children or grand-children , please consider enrolling them in our Catechism program. To register, please speak to Br. Nathanael.

Fall Flea Market: We are starting to collect items for our upcoming Flea Market on October 28th & 29th. If you have new or used items, please see Gordon Jewers after Mass to arrange a drop off time. Thank you for your contributions.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is Kraft Dinner.

Bulletin: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
September 9 ~  Jim Dudley
September 23 ~  Souls in Purgatory

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $665; Loose $170.50; Renovations $120
St. Faustina’s – Regular $505; Loose 20


Pastoral Council: The next meeting is this Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.

Catechism: Please consider your loved ones by encouraging them in faith and welcoming them into our parish family. If they have children, please invite them to join our Catechism program. To register children for our program, please speak to Br. Nathanael.

Pickles & Jam Fundraiser: John & Darlene LeBlanc will be back to help our parish again! If anyone would like to help with the process of this fundraiser, please let Br. Nathanael or Helen MacCormac know. Also, if anyone is able to donate a box of mason jars (500ml) for this, we would appreciate it. We need approximately 10 boxes. The best prices are at Walmart. 

Fall Flea Market: We are starting to collect items for our upcoming Flea Market on October 28th & 29th. If you have new or used items, please see Gordon Jewers after Mass to arrange a drop off time. Thank you for your contributions.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is Kraft Dinner. If you have any non-perishable donations, that are not the item of the month, please feel free to drop them in the donation box at any Mass. Thank you for your donations!

Rediscovering the Art of Dying" a new book by Sister Nuala Kenny: Drawing on the passion of Christ, Sr. Nuala Kenny reflects on the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. She provides a profound spiritual and biblical reflection by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients in today’s world. This book is for anyone undergoing or reflecting on illness, suffering, and dying. It is also for families and friends who accompany the sick, dependent, and dying, and for caregivers who accompany them. It is sure to guide attitudes, practical decisions, and actions that are central concerns in serious illness and dying, while clearing up misunderstandings that often accompany periods of stress.  Her book is available to pre-order until September 17. Please call Veritas at 902-429-7216 or e-mail at veritashfx@gmail.com.

Bulletin: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
September 9 ~  Jim Dudley
September 23 ~  Souls in Purgatory

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $905; Loose $92.15; Candles $10;
St. Faustina’s – Regular $365; Loose $89.20


Catechism: Please consider your loved ones by encouraging them in faith and welcoming them into our parish family. If they have children, please invite them to join our Catechism program. To register children for our Catechism program, please speak to Br. Nathanael.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be September 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Come out and enjoy the show. There will be lots of talent for your entertainment!

Fall Flea Market: We are starting to collect items for our upcoming Flea Market on October 28th & 29th. If you have new or used items, please see Gordon Jewers after Mass to arrange a drop off time. Thank you for your contributions.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is Kraft Dinner. If you have any non-perishable donations, that are not the item of the month, please feel free to drop them in the donation box at any Mass. Thank you for your donations!

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

 

Bulletin: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
July 1 ~  Helen-May McAvoy

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $767.50; Loose $205.55; Candles $94.15; Hall Rental $150; Donation to Country Classic Show $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $512; Loose $45


Bulletin: This is the last bulletin for the summer. If you would like an item announced throughout the summer, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Rosary Group: This Sunday, July 2nd, please switch to the next Mystery.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: If you have any non-perishable items, please feel free to drop them in the donation box at any Mass. Thank you for your generosity!

Recyclables: Thank you for all of the recyclables that you have donated. Please continue your support by dropping off your recyclables before or after Mass. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Please take advantage of our spiritual library, as it is yours to use. Spiritual reading is a great way to deepen your faith. The library is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom.

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises July 24th – July 28th The theme will be The Beatitudes:(Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum in Rome. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Mark Your Calendar!
August 2 Forgiveness of Assisi ~ 7:00pm Mass at St. Catherine’s Parish
August 15 Consecrating Canada to Mary’s Immaculate Heart
October 4 Feast of St. Francis ~ 7:00pm Mass at St. Catherine’s Parish
October 14 Our Lady of the Rosary ~ 12:00pm Rosary at Keating Place
October 22 Feast of St. John Paul II ~ 1:00pm Mass with Polish Community
October 28&29 Parish Fall Flea Market & Luncheon ~ St. Anthony’s Hall
November 3&4 Diocesan Assembly of the People of God (Keynote Speaker: Ralph Martin)
Fall (TBD) Open House ~ St. Anthony’s Brothers’ Convent

Bulletin: Corpus Christi

Mass Intentions
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac
July 1 ~  Helen-May McAvoy

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $685; Loose $157.35; Popes Pastoral Works $5; Renovations $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $425; Loose $25


Congratulations to our First Communion children who will be receiving Holy Communion today at the 4:00pm Mass: Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel May the Lord bless you with His grace as you continue on your faith journey.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Thank You: to everyone who came to our celebration for the Feast of St. Anthony. We collected $486 in donations for our Outreach Program!

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises during July 24th – July 28th. The topic will be The Beatitudes: Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy (Matthew 5:1-12). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum in Rome. Registration fee is $65 which includes a light lunch daily. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Corpus Christi: This Sunday, June 18th we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. All are welcome to join our Polish community, St. Faustina’s, for Mass at 1:00pm with Eucharistic procession around the church, following the Mass.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sidewinder ~ Plus Special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more!

Bulletin: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Mass Intentions
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $737.35; Loose $123.80; Outreach $30; Renovations $160
St. Faustina’s – Regular $445; Loose $47


Catechism: Next Saturday, June 17th at 3:00pm will be the last class of the season. Our First Communion celebration will be at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Corpus Christi: Next weekend we celebrate The Feast of Corpus Christi. All are welcome to join in our Eucharistic procession at the 1:00pm Mass in Polish, Sunday, June 18th.

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises on July 24th – July 28th. The topic will be The Beatitudes: Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy (Matthew 5:1-12). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology in Rome at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum. Registration fee is $65 which includes a light lunch daily. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sinewinder (Plus) special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes every month and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more!

Please join us for Mass on the Feast of St. Anthony this Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm with Veneration of First Class Relic of St. Anthony and Blessing of the Bread for the poor. There will be a reception in the hall after Mass. A collection will be taken for the Outreach Program ~ to help those in need.

Bulletin: Pentecost Sunday

Mass Intentions
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $650; Loose $90.55; Candles $58; Pope’s Pastoral Works $20; Initial Offering $5; Donation $250; Lawn Mower (CC) $30; Country Classic Donation $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $345; Loose $90


2017 Discernment Surveys: The Archdiocese is asking that parishioners fill out a quick survey to cover three themes of mission, community and formation within each parish. Surveys are on the table near the main entrance (inside the church). The survey should only take a few minutes to fill out. Please place in the box after you complete the survey. Thank you!

Catechism: Next Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm. Our First Communion celebration will be on June 17th at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sinewinder (Plus) special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes every month and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more! We hope to see you there!

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is peanut butter.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Diocesan Collection Equip the Saints: This weekend is the archdiocesan collection, Mission. Please consider donating to this collection which helps maintain, grow, and promote archdiocesan pastoral projects within the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Envelopes are on the tables at both entrances of the church.  More information is available at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/collections. Please continue to respond in prayer and generosity.

Bulletin: Ascension of the Lord

Mass Intentions
May 27 ~  Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $726; Loose $97.75; Candles $126.20; Pope’s Pastoral Works $100; Renovations $10; NS Power Reimbursement $375
St. Faustina’s – Regular $270; Loose $37; Pope’s Pastoral Works $20


Consecration to Mary: Our sixth and final video session is this Monday, May 29th at 7:00pm. The consecration to Mary will be on the Marian Feast of the Visitation, this Wednesday, May 31st with Mass at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Catechism: Next Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00pm. Our First Communion celebration will be on June 17th at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Mark Your Calendar: St. Anthony’s Feast Day celebration Mass will be on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

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

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is June 20th at 6:30pm. We welcome Calvin Lloyd as our newest elected member.

Diocesan Collection Equip the Saints: The next archdiocesan collection, Mission, will be June 4th. Please consider donating to this collection which helps maintain, grow, and promote archdiocesan pastoral projects within the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. More information is available at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/collections. Please continue to respond in prayer and generosity.