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: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $680; Loose $126.05; Candles; $114.20 Renovations $5; Donation from Rosary Rally $100; Pickles $340
St. Faustina’s – Regular $390; Loose $62


Feast of John Paul II: Everyone is invited for a meal after the 1:00pm Mass in Polish this Sunday, October 22nd. Each plate is $8 which includes, cabbage rolls, and coffee/tea. Dessert is $2.

Flea Market Set-up: Anyone who is available to help set up tables and organize items, is invited to meet in the hall this Thursday, October 26th at 1:00pm. We are still accepting items. Please see Gordon or drop off items between 1:00-4:00pm this Thursday.

Fundraiser: We continue to sell our jam, mustard pickles, chow, and beets. See Rupert in the boardroom after the weekend Masses ~ $5 per jar.

Classic Country Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the show. Proceeds for our parish were $566.40. The next show is November 19th.

DVD Series: We will be starting a new DVD 6-part series ‘Catching Fire ~ Becoming Flame’ ~ A guide for Spiritual Transformation with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. We will begin on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30pm in the hall.

St. Anthony’s & St. Faustina’s Prayer Intention Book: There is a book in the church near the main entrance 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: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

A Touch of Classical Concert: Next Saturday, October 28th, 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, the Franciscans of Halifax are hosting a concert of classical music, featuring local musicians. Proceeds of this concert go toward further education for the Franciscan brothers and sisters. Reserve seats online at www.franciscansofhalifax.com or by calling Sr. Edith at 902-717-2012. Payment can be made online or by cash at the door, $20 per person.

Fall Flea Market: Next Saturday, October 28th from 9:00am - 4:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:00pm & Sunday, October 29th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. There will be new and used items for everyone, a bake sale, and pickles, chow, beets & jam. Chili or corn chowder with desert and tea/coffee will be served for $8 on Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Bulletin: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $675; Loose $105.75; Renovations $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $367; Loose $58.10; Renovations $20


Public Square Rosary Crusade ~ Our Lady of Fatima: Thank you to everyone who came out for the Rosary and fraternal gathering. May our Blessed Mother reward our devotion to her Immaculate Heart and comfort us.

Pickles Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time in helping with our fundraiser. It was a great turn-out and community effort. If you would like to purchase a jar of mustard pickles, chow, or beets, see Rupert Lewis in the boardroom after the weekend Masses ~ $5 per jar.

Feast of John Paul II: Everyone is invited for a meal after the 1:00pm Mass in Polish on Sunday, October 22nd. Each plate is $8 which includes, cabbage rolls, and coffee/tea. Dessert is $2.

Fall Flea Market: We will have a bake table at the flea market, so if you are able to donate baked goods, we would appreciate it. Please remember if you are doing a fall clean-up, we are still collecting items for the market on October 28th & 29th. See Gordon Jewers if you would like to contribute.

St. Anthony’s & St. Faustina’s Prayer Intention Book: There is a book in the church near the main entrance 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: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is a box of cereal.

A Touch of Classical Concert: On Saturday, October 28th, 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, the Franciscans of Halifax are hosting a concert of classical music, featuring local musicians. Proceeds of this concert go toward further education for the Franciscan brothers and sisters. Reserve seats online at www.franciscansofhalifax.com or by calling Sr. Edith at 902-717-2012. Payment can be made online or by cash at the door, $20 per person.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Special entertainers are Blain Henshaw (NSCMHF Inductee), Frank Grandy, and 10 year old Lucas Whitehead ~ backup band Sidewinder Plus.

Bulletin: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $690; Loose $117.40; Donation $20 Pickles (CC) $102.50; Renovations $165; Ukrainian Donation $50; Funeral Donation $200; Pickles $100; Outreach $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $595; Loose $12; Fuel $75


Pickles Fundraiser: Volunteers are needed to help prepare the pickles. If you are available this Tuesday, October 10th & Wednesday, October 11th at 1:00pm, we will be meeting in the hall. We hope you can make it! Please bring your special paring knife and cutting board. Thank you for your help!

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

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Special entertainers are Blain Henshaw (NSCMHF Inductee), Frank Grandy, and 10 year old Lucas Whitehead. Backup band is Sidewinder Plus.

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 collecting 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 a box of cereal.

A Touch of Classical Concert: On October 28th, 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, the Franciscans of Halifax are hosting a concert of classical music, featuring local musicians. Proceeds of this concert go toward further education for the Franciscan brothers and sisters. Reserve seats online at www.franciscansofhalifax.com or by calling Sr. Edith at 902-717-2012. Payment can be made online or by cash at the door, $20 per person.

Public Square Rosary Crusade ~ Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join in our Rosary Rally in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017) on Saturday, October 14th at 12:00pm ~ Keating Place parking lot, 190 Victoria Road. There will be short video followed by a reception in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall after the rosary. This rosary rally is coordinated nationally by Canadian Society for the Defence of Christian Civilization and its Canada Needs Our Lady campaign.

Bulletin: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $611; Loose $90.50; Donation $20 Pickles (CC) $102.50; Candles $73; Renovations $5; Donation from Fudge Sale - Country Show $55; Donation for CC $200
St. Faustina’s – Regular $386; Loose $30


Feast of St. Francis The Franciscans of Halifax…: We invite you to join us this Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00pm for the Feast of Saint Francis which will be held at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish on Bayers Road in Halifax. This year Sr Elizabeth will profess her perpetual vows during this mass. We invite everyone to come and celebrate our patron saint as well as the commitment of our sister.

Public Square Rosary Crusade ~ Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join in our Rosary Rally in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017) on Saturday, October 14th at 12:00pm ~ Keating Place parking lot, 190 Victoria Road. There will be short video followed by a reception in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall after the rosary. This rosary rally is coordinated nationally by Canadian Society for the Defence of Christian Civilization and its Canada Needs Our Lady campaign.

Pickles Fundraiser: Thank you for your generous donations towards our fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the pickles. If you are available on Tuesday, October 10th & Wednesday, October 11th at 1:00pm, we will be meeting in the hall with our special guests and organizers, John & Darlene LeBlanc. We hope you can make it! Please bring your special paring knife and cutting board. Thank you for helping!

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

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm.

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 collecting 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 a box of cereal.

Bulletin: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
September 23 ~  Souls in Purgatory

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $840; Loose $101.70; Donation $20 Pickeles $77; Outreach $30; Donation from Funeral $200
St. Faustina’s – Regular $380; Loose $32


Feast of St. Francis (Franciscans of Halifax) : We invite you to join us on October 4th at 7:00pm for the Feast of Saint Francis which will be held at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish on Bayers Road in Halifax. This year Sr Elizabeth will profess her perpetual vows during this mass. We invite everyone to come and celebrate our patron saint as well as the commitment of our sister.

Pickles & Jam Fundraiser: If you are able to donate monetarily to help with purchasing ingredients, please use the envelopes that were provided last week. Mark your full name and your Envelope # to receive credit for your income tax receipts in February.

Public Square Rosary Crusade ~ Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join in our Rosary Rally in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017) on Saturday, October 14th at 12:00pm ~ Keating Place parking lot, 190 Victoria Road. There will be a reception in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall afterward. This rosary rally is coordinated nationally by Canadian Society for the Defence of Christian Civilization and its Canada Needs Our Lady campaign.

St. Anthony’s & St. Faustina’s Prayer Intention Book: There is a book in the church (location will be announced after Mass) for anyone who has special intentions so we may offer them all collectively during our Prayers of the Faithful.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, October 15th at 7:00pm. Thank you to everyone who came to the last show. Proceeds were $662.55 from a great night of entertainment.

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 have been 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.

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.