St. Anthony's Church

St. Anthony of Padua Parish & St. Faustina Kowlaska 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: Easter

Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being;  the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered… God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.
— Pope Benedict XVI

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $698; Loose $67.70; Renovations $45; Candles & Books $97.25; Development & Peace $5; Fuel $10 Country Time Show $502.05
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $495; Loose $51; Fuel $5


Adoration: Starts again this Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00pm.

Easter Flowers: Thank you to everyone who donated towards the Easter Flower fund. We appreciate your kindness.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to our last show! Proceeds were $502.05. The next show will be Sunday, May 18th at 7:00pm.

Spring Flea Market: Our flea market will be May 31st and June 1st. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698. We appreciate your support!

Hospital Visits: If you know anyone who would like, or is in need of a hospital visit or home visit, please give Br. Nathanael or Vince Young their contact information.

Readers: If anyone would like read at Mass on Sundays, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for April is canned meat or fish.

Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis ~ thanks!

Bulletin: Palm Sunday

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $610; Loose $66.45; Renovations $125; Fuel $20; Development & Peace $164.35; Easter Flowers $5
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $445; Loose $36; Renovations $20; Fuel $5


Country Time Show: This Sunday, April 13th at 7:00pm. Admission $6. Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth. Back up Band Grover Country featuring: Bev Cheverie, Vivian Daniels, Francis Sampson, Audrey Murray, Billy Bob and Frank Grandy. Come out and enjoy the show!

Adoration: There will be no Adoration next Thursday, April 17th – Holy Thursday.

Thank You: To those who were able to come out to our Catholicism series these past 10 weeks. We hope you enjoyed exploring our faith and may the Spirit continue to move all of us and encounter Christ in the moments of our every day lives.

Easter Flowers: If anyone would like donate towards Easter flowers, please drop a separate envelope in the collection basket with your name, envelope # and amount, so you will be credited on your income tax receipts. Thank you!

Country Time Show: This Sunday, April 13th at 7:00pm. Admission $6. Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth. Back up Band Grover Country featuring: Bev Cheverie, Vivian Daniels, Francis Sampson, Audrey Murray, Billy Bob and Frank Grandy.

Spring Flea Market: Our flea market is now set for May 31st and June 1st. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Hospital Visits: If you know anyone who would like, or is in need of a hospital visit or home visit, please give Br. Nathanael or Vince Young their contact information.

Readers: If anyone would like read at Mass on Sundays, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for April is canned meat or fish. Thank you!

Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis or call him at 466-6788.

Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Lent

Our final meeting for Catholicism Series will be this Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm.
This Week – World Without End: The Last Things
Everyone is welcome to join us!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $747; Loose $57.15; Candles & Books $73; Renovations $25; Fuel $8; Easter Flowers $46
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $215; Loose $40


Adoration and Way of the Cross: This Thursday, April 10th will be our last Way of the Cross, starting at 6:30pm followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Easter Flowers: If anyone would like donate towards Easter flowers, please drop a separate envelope in the collection basket with your name, envelope # and amount, so you will be credited on your income tax receipts. Thank you!

Country Time Show: Next Sunday, April 13th at 7:00pm. Admission $6. Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth. Back up Band Grover Country featuring: Bev Cheverie, Vivian Daniels, Francis Sampson, Audrey Murray, Billy Bob and Frank Grandy.

Development & Peace: Second collection this weekend, April 5th & 6th.

Spring Flea Market: Our flea market is now set for May 31st and June 1st. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Hospital Visits: If you know anyone who would like, or is in need of a hospital visit or home visit, please give Br. Nathanael or Vince Young their contact information.

Readers: If anyone would like read at Sunday Mass at 9:00am, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for April is canned meat or fish. Thank you!

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent

When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come "from flesh and blood", but from "my Father who is in heaven". Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. "Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and 'makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'

 

Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will bethis Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00pm.
This Week – The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirits

There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Open to EVERYONE!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $674.05; Loose $66.80; Candles & Books $21.35; Renovations $20; Fuel $9; Easter Flowers $10
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $425; Loose $20


Adoration and Way of the Cross: Every Thursday during Lent, starting at 6:30pm with the Way of the Cross followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Easter Flowers: If anyone would like donate towards Easter flowers, please drop a separate envelope in the collection basket with your name, envelope # and amount, so you will be credited on your income tax receipts. Thank you!

Country Time Show: See you at the next show on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00pm! The Country Time Show is a great supporter of St. Anthony’s Parish and our prayers go out to Bill Grover in the loss of his wife Audrey. Please keep them in your prayers.

Development & Peace: Second collection will be next weekend, April 5th & 6th.

Spring Flea Market: Our flea market is now set for May 31st and June 1st. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Sandwiches & Sweets for Funeral Receptions: If anyone is willing to be called to make sandwiches or sweets when we have a funeral at St. Anthony’s, please see Jennie Martell or call her at 464-1561.

Hospital Visits: If you know anyone who would like, or is in need of a hospital visit or home visit, please give Br. Nathanael or Vince Young their contact information.

Readers: If anyone would like read at Sunday Mass at 9:00am, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for April is canned meat or fish. Thank you!

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will be this Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00pm.  This Week – The Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Open to EVERYONE!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $468; Loose $80.40; Fuel $170; Hall Rental $125; Country Time Show $613
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $572; Loose $22

Lenten Reconciliation Services
Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm Saint Thomas More Parish, Caledonia Road
Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm Saint Peter Parish, Maple Street


Adoration and Way of the Cross: Every Thursday during Lent, starting at 6:30pm with the Way of the Cross followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Easter Flowers: If anyone would like donate towards Easter flowers, please drop a separate envelope in the collection basket with your name, envelope # and amount, so you will be credited on your income tax receipts. Thank you!

Conversion of Hearts: For prayers to be said for the conversion of your relatives, please email Fr. Marc Syrenne, CC, at conversionofhearts@yahoo.com.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to our last show. Proceeds for our parish were $613. See you at the next show on Sunday, April 13th!

Spring Flea Market: We will be having a flea market this Spring (Date to follow). If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis or call him at 466-6788.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for March is Kraft Dinner. Thank you!

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will be NEXT Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00pm.
This Week – The Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Open to EVERYONE!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $688; Loose $51.30; Books & Candles $92.75; Fuel $25
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $350; Loose $20; Fuel $30; Polish Luncheon/Canteen $1,115


Adoration and Way of the Cross: Every Thursday during Lent, starting at 6:30pm with the Way of the Cross followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00pm.

Easter Flowers: If anyone would like donate towards Easter flowers, please drop a separate envelope in the collection basket with your name, envelope # and amount, so you will be credited on your income tax receipts.

Conversion of Hearts: For prayers to be said for the conversion of your relatives, please email Fr. Marc Syrenne, CC, at conversionofhearts@yahoo.com.

Country Time Show: This Sunday, March 16th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth. Back-up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Lucy Fleming, Julian Summer, Vic Ivany, Ronnie Masters and Bob Miller.

Spring Flea Market: We will be having a flea market this Spring. Date to be determined. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis or call him at 466-6788.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for March is Kraft Dinner. Thank you!

Canadian Blood Services: Churchill Academy (formerly St. Peter’s School), 5 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth ~ Tuesday, March 25th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Make your appointment by calling 1.888.236.6283 or online at www.blood.ca. You have the potential of helping to save the lives of accident victims, cancer patients and others that require blood and blood products to survive.

Lenten works: What should we be doing for Lent? Today the Church invites us to prepare for Easter by doing individual penance and penance as a group; by reading God’s word more carefully; by praying more ardently, including sincere prayer for sinners; by giving of ourselves to the service of God’s people.

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Lent

Living Lent

History: Lent has been part of the Church’s life for at least the past 1700 years. It began as a period of special preparation for adults being baptized during the Easter vigil. Gradually it became a period of penance and conversion for public sinners and also for devout members of the community.

Purpose of Lent today: Lent is a time of prayer and penance, when Christ wants to lead us back to our baptismal promises of dying to sin and of living for God. We prepare ourselves to enter once again into Jesus’ Paschal mystery and to renew it in our lives.

Dying to sin. During Lent, God’s people seek to put sin out of their lives by uprooting habits and tendencies that are contrary to God’s will. It is a time of conversion, of turning away from our sins and of turning back to God.

Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will be this Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00pm.
This Week – Word Made of Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and The Eucharist

There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Open to EVERYONE!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $619; Loose $53.35; Renovations $155; Pickles $5; Donation $65
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $415; Loose $45; $120 Fuel


Adoration and Way of the Cross: Every Thursday during Lent, starting at 6:30pm with the Way of the Cross followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Development & Peace: There will be a second collection the 5th Sunday in Lent. Thank you for supporting Development & Peace.

Conversion of Hearts: For prayers to be said for the conversion of your relatives, please email Fr. Marc Syrenne, CC, at conversionofhearts@yahoo.com.

Country Time Show: The next show will be March 16th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth. Back-up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Lucy Fleming, Julian Summer, Vic Ivany, Ronnie Masters and Bob Miller.

Spring Flea Market: We will be having a flea market this Spring. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.

Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis or call him at 466-6788.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for March is Kraft Dinner. Thank you!