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: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Pastoral Council will not meet during the summer. Our next meeting will be September 27th. If you would like to bring any ideas or topics to any of our Pastoral Council meetings, please speak to one of our members:
Joanne Nelson – Chair
Basil Cruikshank – Vice Chair
Carol Holland, Urszula Rudz, Lorraine Provender, Gordon Jewers, Jennie Martell, Shirley Boudreau and Br. Nathanael

Mass Intentions
June 25 ~
 Florencia Sayat
July 2 ~  Jorge Sayat

Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: June 12 – Regular $697; 82.30 Books $ Candles $126.15; Mission $20; Renovations $35; Outreach $160; Donation $250 June 20 – Regular $712; Loose $86.15; Flea Market $25
St. Faustina’s: June 12 – Regular $315; Loose $20 June 20 – Regular $350; Loose $12.50; Donation $100


Country Time Show: Proceeds from the last show were $511. Thank you for your support this year. A special thank you to Bev Cheverie and her team. The next show will be in September.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Our spiritual library is now up and running in the boardroom in the church. You can now sign out a book or DVD after each Mass on the weekends.

Farewell to the Jesuits: There will be a Mass of thanksgiving this Tuesday, June 28th, celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Mancini, Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend to give thanks to God for the Jesuits’ 76 years of service to the Church in Halifax.

Spiritual Exercises: If anyone is interested in attending the Franciscans of Halifax Spiritual Exercises, to be held the week of July 18-22, please see the details on the bulletin boards at the entrances of the church, or speak to Br. Nathanael.

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

 

Bulletin: 12th Sunday on Ordinary Time

Thank you to everyone behind the scenes for Mass set-up and reception on the Feast of St. Anthony. I have deep gratitude for your support in our parish.
— Br. Nathanael

Mass Intentions
June 18 ~
 Mary MacCormac
June 19 ~  Joe Hébert
June 25 ~  Florencia Sayat

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
The regular collection details will be in the next bulletin.
The collection which was taken up for our Outreach Program on the Feast of St. Anthony was $562.15


Classic Country Show: This Sunday, June 19th at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Contest Winner Vicki Keizer! As well, Mel MacLeod, Billy Bob Phillips, Frank Grandy and Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Famer ~ Brett Williams

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is thisTuesday, June 21st at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Our spiritual library is now up and running in the boardroom in the church. You can now sign out a book or DVD after each Mass on the weekends.

Farewell to the Jesuits: After 76 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, will be leaving and will no longer have a presence in our archdiocese. They have contributed greatly to the faith communities in our local church and have impacted the faith of countless people. You are invited to two events to say ‘farewell’.

  • Sunday, June 19th ~ Open House at the Jesuit Spirituality Centre,

2287 Brunswick Street from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

  • Tuesday, June 28th ~ Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Archbishop

Anthony Mancini, Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica at 7:00pm

Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame: St. Anthony’s Church Hall, Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm. Admission is $10. An evening of classic country music featuring Brett Williams, Floyd Spicer & Jo-Ann Newman. Also, Bev Cheverie, Shelley Joyce & Ruth Manning. All proceeds benefit the NSCMHF and St. Anthony’s Parish.

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

Bulletin: 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

If you feel called to be involved in any Ministries in our parish, please approach me at any time. Even if you think you have something new to offer that will benefit our parish community, I would love to hear from you. This is important especially to serve those in need of experiencing our Lord in ordinary daily life.
— Br. Nathanael

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be at 7:00pm this Monday, June 13th with 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.
(There will be a light reception in the boardroom after Mass.)

Mass Intentions
June 11 ~
 Celestino Navaja
June 18 ~  Mary MacCormac
June 19 ~  Joe Hébert
June 25 ~  Florencia Sayat

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s – Regular $557; Loose $105.30; Mission $120; Renovations $100; Flea Market $481.05; Return of Flower Vases (CC) $31
St. Faustina’s – Regular $370; No Loose


Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30pm.

Spiritual Exercises: The Franciscans of Halifax Invite you to the Spiritual Exercises from July 18-22, 2016 at St. Catherine of Sience Parish in Halifax. Please see the bulletin board for details.

Flea Market & Chowder Dinner: Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser and helped make this a success. Total proceeds were $2,375.

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

Classic Country Show Next Sunday, June 19th at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Contest Winner Vicki Keizer! As well, Mel MacLeod, Billy Bob Phillips, Frank Grandy and Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Famer ~ Brett Williams

Bulletin: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you feel called to be involved in any Ministries in our parish, please approach me at any time. Even if you think you have something new to offer that will benefit our parish community, I would love to hear from you. This is important especially to serve those in need of experiencing our Lord in ordinary daily life.
— Br. Nathanael

Mass Intentions
June 4 ~
 Edna Tierney
June 11 ~  Celestino Navaja
June 18 ~  Mary MacCormac
June 19 ~  Joe Hébert

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s – Regular $830; Loose $128.85; Books & Candles $54.35; Pro-Life $20; Flea Market (CC) $1,275; Renovations $5; Fuel $20; Chowder - Roof (CC) $488; Ukrainian Donation $75; Roof (CC) $195; Outreach $30; Other Donation $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $481; Loose $51.30


The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to our Spiritual Excercises July 18th – July 22nd, 2016 Conformed to the Image of His Son Romans 8:29 St. Catherine of Siena Parish See Bulletin Boards for Details

Rosary Group: This Sunday we switch to the next Rosary.

Mission Collection: This weekend, June 4th&5th, there will be a second collection to contribute to the Archdiocesan collection specifically for our Mission efforts. Please find the envelopes on the tables near the entrances.

Feast of St. Anthony: Mass will be at 7:00pm next Monday, June 13th with 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: The next show is Sunday, June 19th at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30pm.

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

Bulletin: Corpus Christi

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

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s – Regular $427; Loose $77.25; Hall Rental (CC) $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $395; Loose $38; Roof (CC) $10


Feast of Corpus Christi: This 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.

Mission Collection: On the weekend of June 4th&5th, 2016 the faithful of the diocese are invited to contribute to the Archdiocesan collection specifically for our Mission efforts. This same information is available at our parish. Please find the envelopes on the tables near the entrances.

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: The next show is Sunday, June 19th at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30pm.

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

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

Flea Market: After Mass Saturday 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 after the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday and includes a roll, coffee/tea and a piece of pie. $8 per person. Proceeds go towards the Hall Roof Repair Fund

 

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