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: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Prayer Before The Crucifix at St. Damiano
Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charitym sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command.

Mass Intentions
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah
Jan 28 ~  Margaret Pottie
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
January 11th
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $637.50; Loose $155.65; Candles $151.50; New Year’s $25; Renovations $25; Fuel $180; Outreach $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $330; Loose $62; Fuel $25
January 17th
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $765; Loose $92.40; Renovations $5; Fuel $15; Donations (CC) $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $285; Loose $27.75


DVD Series: Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm featuring Bl. John Henry Newman – The Convert: Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

Catechism: Next Saturday, January 28th at 3:00pm.

Classic Country Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the last show. Our proceeds were $368.50 towards our Capital Campaign. The next show is Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

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 now 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.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. 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.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
Jan 14 ~ Souls in Purgatory
Jan 15 ~  Nora Jewers
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah
Jan 28 ~  Margaret Pottie
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie


Catechism: Next Saturday, January 21st at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, January 24th 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 now 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.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. 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.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm featuring Part II of St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic. Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.

Classic Country Show:This Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pmAdmission is $7Featuring Sidewinder (plus) Gerry Graham, Cathy Ryan, and NSCMHF Inductee Hal Bruce 50/50 Draw, Door Prizes and Canteen Available

Bulletin: Epiphany of the Lord

Mass Intentions
Jan 7 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Jan 14 ~  Souls in Purgatory
Jan 15 ~  Nora Jewers
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah

Christmas & New Year’s Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign):
St. Anthony’s: Christmas $2,426.01; Loose $616.20; Candles $106; Fuel $25; Ukrainian Donation $400; Lottery (CC) $377
New Year’s - $526; Loose $143.55; Initial Offering $235; Renovations $220

St. Faustina’s: Christmas $705; Loose $74.50; St. Stephen $225
New Year’s: $495; Loose $49; Renovations $5


Backpack Project: It is amazing to watch stewardship in action - and we are so grateful to everyone who helped in any way. Thank you!

Catechism: The next class will be Saturday, January14th at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, January 24th 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 now sign out a book or DVD after each Mass on the weekends.

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

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. 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.

DVD Series: Will start up again this Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30pm featuring St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic. Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Featuring Sidewinder (plus) Gerry Graham, Cathy Ryan, and NSCMHF Inductee Hal Bruce 50/50 Draw, Door Prizes and Canteen Available

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Dec 17 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Dec 31 ~  Bill Skeffington

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $510; Loose $146.20; Papers & Books $ 96.10; Outreach $20; Renovations $5; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s: Regular $320; Loose $32; Fuel $65


Adoration: There will be no Adoration next Thursday, December 22nd and December 29th. We will start again on Thursday, January 5th.

VD Series: Will start up again January 10th at6:30pm featuring St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic.

Christmas Choir: Anyone interested in joining the Christmas Eve and Christmas morning choirs are invited to a practice Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00pm in the church.

Catechism: The next class will be Saturday, January 7th at 3:00pm.

Annual Lottery: All tickets must be in to Gordon Jewers before the Classic Country Show this Sunday night – as the draw will be during the show.

2017 St. Joseph’s Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

Polish Event: This Sunday, December 18th after Mass there will be sharing of the bread in the parish hall.

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm ~ $7 Admission Come out and celebrate the Christmas Season with Sidewinder Plus and friends and family. Please come out prepared to enjoy and take part in singing some of our great traditional Christmas music. Entertainers are: Andrew Kent, Bob MacDonald, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover

 

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable
Dec 17 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Dec 31 ~  Bill Skeffington

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $485; Loose $159.05; Books & Candles $99.50; Community $20; Fuel $5; Jams $55 (CC); Raffle Tickets $15; Classic Country (CC) $48
St. Faustina’s: Regular $430; Loose $22


Rosary Group: Please switch to the next Mystery this Sunday, December 4th.

Backpack Project: These backpacks are given as Christmas presents to the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth. There are bags on the tables near the entrance of the church containing lists of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to the church before Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for your support!

Catechism: December 17th will be the last class before Christmas.

Classic Country Show: Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm - $7 per person. Come out and celebrate the Christmas season with Sidewinder Plus and friends and family. Be prepared to enjoy and take part in singing some of our great traditional music.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We are still selling tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

2017 St. Joseph’s Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

PharmaChoice Perks: We are collecting Perks points for our Outreach Program. If you have any that you do not need, please drop them in the collection basket.

Polish Events: St. Nicholas will be visiting the children after the Mass in Polish this Sunday, December 4th. There will also be a lunch of cabbage rolls / hunter stew for $7 per person.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, December 6th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, (Part Two) featuring Michelangelo – The Artist. The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.

Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~
This Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Next Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $552; Loose $117.05; Community $170; Classic Country (CC) $303.60; Outreach $30; Jams (CC) $160; Flea Market (CC) $10
St. Faustina’s: Regular $465; Loose $25; Community $5; Roof (CC) $250


Backpack Project: This year marks the 12th consecutive Advent for our Backpack Project. These backpacks are given as Christmas presents to the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth, our downtown Dartmouth soup kitchen. There are bags on the tables near the entrance of the church containing lists of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to the church before Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for your support!

Catechism: Please mark your calendar for the Catechism class dates ~ Dec 3rd & 17th.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We continue to sell tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

2017 St. Joseph’s Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

PharmaChoice Perks: We are collecting Perks points for our Outreach Program. If you have any that you do not need, please drop them in the collection basket.

Polish Events: St. Nicholas will be visiting the children after the Mass in Polish on December 4th. There will also be a lunch of cabbage rolls / hunter stew for $7 per person. On December 18th after the Mass there will be sharing of the bread.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 29th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, featuring Michelangelo – The Artist. The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.

Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~
Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Christmas Schedule

                        English        Polish
December 24             6:00pm        11:00pm
December 25             9:00am         1:00pm
December 26       --         1:00pm
December 31             4:00pm             --
January 1 ~           9:00am         1:00pm

 

Bulletin: Christ The King

Mass Intentions
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
Nov 2St. Anthony’s: Regular $532; Loose $119.70; Books & Candles $160.30; All Soul’s $25; Fuel $180; Pickles & Jam (CC) $10; Flea Market (CC) $10; Donation $50
St. Faustina’s: Regular $795; Independence Day $153.90; All Soul’s $153.90; All Soul’s $5; Renovations $20; Fuel $75; Donation (meal) $347


Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~ Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Catechism: The next class will be November 26th at 3:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Please mark your calendar for the other Catechism class dates this year ~ December 3rd & 17th.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We continue to sell tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

2017 St. Joseph’s Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

DVD Series: There will be no DVD series this week. Our next session will be Tuesday, November 29th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, featuring Michelangelo.

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm $7 per person Featuring the music of Sidewinder with entertainers: Bill Bob Phillips, Yvonne MacDonald and Shirley Reid 50/50 Draw and Door Prizes Come and enjoy the show!