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: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Mass Intentions
May 21 ~
 Wayne Harnish
May 28 ~ Donna Thistle
June 4 ~  Edna Tierney
June 11 ~  Celestino Navaja

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s – Regular $812; Loose $118.65; Books & Candles $95.06; Fuel $20; Country Time Show $916.45
St. Faustina’s – Regular $680; Loose $43.95; Renovations $20; Luncheon (CC – Roof) $670; Fort McMurray $250


Feast of Corpus Christi: Sunday, May 29th, we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with Mass starting at 1:00pm and procession following at 1:30pm. Fr. Irek Bem will be the main celebrant. If anyone would like to set up one of the English Altars, please see Br. Nathanael

Flea Market Set-up: If you are able to help set up this Thursday, May 26th at 12:30pm, please show up at the hall. We can use your help!

Feast of St. Anthony: Mass will be at 7:00pm on Monday, June 13th; veneration of first class relic of St. Anthony and blessing of St. Anthony’s Bread. We will have a collection with all proceeds to our Outreach Program for those less fortunate.

Classic Country Show: Thank you to everyone for your support. Proceeds from the show were $916.45. The next show is Sunday, June 19th at 7:00pm.

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

Step up with Chalice ~ To fight poverty in your neighbourhood: Held at the Emera Oval on the North Halifax Common Sunday, May 29th. Proceeds support the local St. Vincent de Paul councils and the Sisters of Saint Martha Street Ministry. Donation and volunteer forms are available at the back of the parish. Contact Michael Hughes at902.252.3911 or visit

Flea Market: Saturday, May 28th from 9:00am-4:00pm and After Mass from 5:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, May 29th from 9:00am-12:30pm And after the Corpus Christi procession until 3:30pm Corn or Fish Chowder will be served and includes a roll, coffee/tea and a piece of pie Saturday, May 28th from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm $8 per person Proceeds go towards the Hall Roof Repair Fund

 

Bulletin: Pentecost

Mass Intentions
May 14 ~
 Fred Holland
May 21 ~  Wayne Harnish
May 28 ~ Donna Thistle

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s – Regular $710; Loose $186.15; Popes Works $20; Roof (CC) $50; Renovations $20; Soup Mix $15; Donation $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $480; Loose $15


Polish Luncheon: Will be held after the Mass in Polish this Sunday, May 15th. All proceeds go towards our roof fund. $10 per plate and includes coffee or tea and cake. Everyone is welcome!

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30pm.

Fort McMurray: Thank you for your donations last week. We received $437.80 which will be sent to the Diocese of St. Paul’s in which Fort McMurray is located.

Flea Market: If you are able to help set up on Thursday, May 26th, we would appreciate the support! Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. To donate items or to help set up, please contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

Feast of Corpus Christi: Sunday, May 29th, we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with Mass starting at 1:00pm and procession following at 1:30pm. Fr. Irek Bem will be the main celebrant. We will have two (English) Altars and two (Polish) Altars.

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

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month’s entertainers are Fraser Newcombe, Carl James and Louisa Manual. Lots of door prizes, 50/50 splits at $150. The winner will receive $200 and a guest spot on our show in June!

Bulletin: Ascension of the Lord

Happy Mother’s Day!
Loving Father, You chose Mary to be the Mother of Your Son, and the spiritual mother of all Your children. Bless all women, that they may be strengthened
as Christian mothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. 
Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen
 

Mass Intentions
May 7 ~
 Alejandro Orenday
May 8 ~  Brad Clay Brown
May 14 ~  Fred Holland
May 21 ~  Wayne Harnish

Second Collection this Weekend: The bishop has requested that a special collection be taken up for the people of Fort McMurray. With so many displaced people and homes lost, they will require help. The funds collected will be sent to the Diocese of St. Paul in which Fort McMurray is located. We will have the second collection after Communion.


Pastoral Council Nominees: This is the last weekend of nominations. To nominate someone to be on the Pastoral Council, please fill out the forms which are on the tables near both entrances of the church. Please place them in the collection basket during Mass.

Polish Luncheon: Will be held after the Mass in Polish next Sunday, May 15th. All proceeds go towards our roof fund. $10 per plate and includes coffee or tea and cake.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month’s entertainers are Fraser Newcombe, Carl James and Louisa Manual.

2016 Assembly of the People of God on May 13-14, 2016 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica: The Assembly is a conference, a pilgrimage, and a celebration of faith. This year we will explore the call from Pope Francis for every parish to become an “oasis of mercy”. As part of this event you will be able to join in a worldwide wave of mercy by passing through the “Door of Mercy” at the Cathedral. Visit: www.halifaxyarmouth.org/assembly

Flea Market: Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. To donate items, please contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

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

Congratulations to our children who have received First Communion this weekend: Reece Dennis, Jacy Mantolino, Zyler Sampang

Bulletin: 6th Sunday of Easter

1st Communion ~ Next Saturday, May 7th, 4:00pm.
Reception to follow in the hall
Please join us to celebrate the young parishioners of our parish who will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers:
Reece Dennis
Jacy Mantolino
Zyler Sampang

Mass Intentions
May 1 ~
Angie & David Lawrence (living)
May 7 ~  Alejandro Orenday
May 14 ~  Fred Holland
May 21 ~  Wayne Harnish

Last Sunday Collections: Note: CC stands for Capital Campaign
St. Anthony’s – Regular $472; Loose $134.20 Renovations $5; Fuel $50; Pickles & Jam (CC) $20; Donation (CC) $100.00; Appeal Rebate (CC) $135.10
St. Faustina’s – Regular $265; Loose $32


Pastoral Council Nominees: If you would like to nominate someone to be on the Pastoral Council, please fill out the forms which are on the tables near both entrances of the church. Please place them in the collection basket during Mass.

Catechism: Saturday, May 7th at 3:30pm to prepare for First Communion.

2016 Assembly of the People of God on May 13-14, 2016 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica: The Assembly is a conference, a pilgrimage, and a celebration of faith. This year we will explore the call from Pope Francis for every parish to become an “oasis of mercy”. As part of this event you will be able to join in a worldwide wave of mercy by passing through the “Door of Mercy” at the Cathedral. Additionally, the event falls on Pentecost—the birthday of the church—and you will have the chance to celebrate the great gift of the Holy Spirit. Visit: www.halifaxyarmouth.org/assembly

Polish Luncheon: Will be held after the Mass in Polish on May 15th. All proceeds go towards our roof fund. $10 per plate and includes coffee or tea and cake.

Classic Country Show: The next show is Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

Flea Market: Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. We are in need of items. Contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

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

Our Spring DVD series continues… This Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30pm in the parish hall
Untold Blessings:
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
April 23 ~
 Mary McElmon
April 30 ~  Doug Lewis
May 1 ~ Angie & David Lawrence (living)
May 7 ~  Alejandro Orenday

Last Sunday Collections: Note: CC stands for Capital Campaign
St. Anthony’s – Regular $536; Loose $154.95Renovations $5; Fuel $50; Pickles & Jam; $30 Country Show $557.75
St. Faustina’s – Regular $345; Loose $20; Renovations $20; Fuel $30


Pastoral Council Nominees: If you would like to nominate someone to be on the Pastoral Council, please fill out the nomination forms which are on the tables near both entrances of the church. Please place them in the collection basket during Mass.

Catechism: Continues Saturday, April 30th at 3:00pm.

Flea Market: Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. Please remember us when you are spring cleaning - lots of items needed. Contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

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

Polish Luncheon: Will be held after the Mass in Polish on May 15th. All proceeds go towards our roof fund. More details to follow. Everyone is welcome!

Volunteers Needed: Harbour View Elementary School and Shannon Park Elementary School are in need of volunteers for their Breakfast Program. Their breakfast runs Mondays to Friday from 7:30am-9:00am. If you are able to volunteer any of your time during these hours, please contact Candace Spencer by email at breakfast.lead@bgcgh.ca or see Br. Nathanael. Please note: A criminal and vulnerable sector check must be done as a requirement prior to volunteering.

Our Spring DVD series continues… This Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30pm in the parish hall
Untold Blessings:
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
April 16 ~
 Bill Skeffington
April 17 ~  Phil Gaul
April 23 ~  Mary McElmon
April 30 ~  Doug Lewis

Last Sunday Collections:Note: CC stands for Capital Campaign
St. Anthony’s – Regular $476; Loose $97.05 Books & Candles $133.90; Renovations $10; Fuel $147
St. Faustina’s – Regular $280; Loose $15; Renovations $5


Classic Country Show: This Sunday, April 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7 The fourth round of the talent contest will be on first half of the show. This is the Wild Card night. Audience members vote for their favourite contestant. One person moves onto finals after each night’s competition.  This month’s entertainers… Bob Macdonald, Al Macdonald and Cathy Ryan

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

Memorial Mass: There will be a memorial Mass for Edna Tierney this Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm.

Catechism: Continues Saturday, April 30th at 3:00pm.

Flea Market: Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. Gordon is reminding you not to forget us in your Spring cleaning! Contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

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

Our Spring DVD series continues… Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30pm in the parish hall Untold Blessings: Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You
He also shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
April 9 ~
 Baby Brandon Leadley-Young
April 16 ~  Bill Skeffington
April 23 ~  Mary McElmon
April 30 ~  Doug Lewis

Last Sunday Collections:Note: CC stands for Capital Campaign
St. Anthony’s – Regular $695; Easter $140; Renovations $157; Fuel $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $435; Loose $437.85; Renovations $30


Catechism: Continues Saturday, April 16th at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

Flea Market: Our flea market is the weekend of May 28th & 29th. Gordon is reminding you not to forget us in your Spring cleaning! Contact Gordon at 902.469.5698 or see him at Mass.

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

Our Spring DVD series continues… This Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30pm in the parish hall
Untold Blessings:
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You
He also shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths

Bulletin: Divine Mercy Sunday

Mass Intentions
April 2 ~
 Nellie Lewis
April 3 ~  Lillian MacKenzie
April 9 ~  Baby Brandon Leadley-Young
April 16 ~  Bill Skeffington

Last Sunday Collections: Note: CC stands for Capital Campaign
St. Anthony’s – Regular $450; Good Friday $350.85; Easter $ 625.35; Donation $75; Pickles (CC) $40;
St. Faustina’s – Regular $70; Good Friday $329.75;Blessing of Food $866.75; Easter $360.50; Fuel $10


Catechism: Continues Saturday, April 16th at 3:00pm.

Country Time Show: The next show is Sunday, April 17th at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

Flea Market: Our flea market will be May 28th & 29th. If you have any used (or new) items for donation, please contact Gordon at 902.469.5698.

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

Please join us for our Spring DVD series! Starting this Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm in the parish hall
Untold Blessings:
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You
He also shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths.