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

Mass Intentions
July 1 ~  Helen-May McAvoy

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $767.50; Loose $205.55; Candles $94.15; Hall Rental $150; Donation to Country Classic Show $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $512; Loose $45


Bulletin: This is the last bulletin for the summer. If you would like an item announced throughout the summer, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Rosary Group: This Sunday, July 2nd, please switch to the next Mystery.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: If you have any non-perishable items, please feel free to drop them in the donation box at any Mass. Thank you for your generosity!

Recyclables: Thank you for all of the recyclables that you have donated. Please continue your support by dropping off your recyclables before or after Mass. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Please take advantage of our spiritual library, as it is yours to use. Spiritual reading is a great way to deepen your faith. The library is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom.

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises July 24th – July 28th The theme will be The Beatitudes:(Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum in Rome. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Mark Your Calendar!
August 2 Forgiveness of Assisi ~ 7:00pm Mass at St. Catherine’s Parish
August 15 Consecrating Canada to Mary’s Immaculate Heart
October 4 Feast of St. Francis ~ 7:00pm Mass at St. Catherine’s Parish
October 14 Our Lady of the Rosary ~ 12:00pm Rosary at Keating Place
October 22 Feast of St. John Paul II ~ 1:00pm Mass with Polish Community
October 28&29 Parish Fall Flea Market & Luncheon ~ St. Anthony’s Hall
November 3&4 Diocesan Assembly of the People of God (Keynote Speaker: Ralph Martin)
Fall (TBD) Open House ~ St. Anthony’s Brothers’ Convent

Bulletin: Corpus Christi

Mass Intentions
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac
July 1 ~  Helen-May McAvoy

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $685; Loose $157.35; Popes Pastoral Works $5; Renovations $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $425; Loose $25


Congratulations to our First Communion children who will be receiving Holy Communion today at the 4:00pm Mass: Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel May the Lord bless you with His grace as you continue on your faith journey.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Thank You: to everyone who came to our celebration for the Feast of St. Anthony. We collected $486 in donations for our Outreach Program!

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises during July 24th – July 28th. The topic will be The Beatitudes: Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy (Matthew 5:1-12). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum in Rome. Registration fee is $65 which includes a light lunch daily. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Corpus Christi: This Sunday, June 18th we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. All are welcome to join our Polish community, St. Faustina’s, for Mass at 1:00pm with Eucharistic procession around the church, following the Mass.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sidewinder ~ Plus Special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more!

Bulletin: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Mass Intentions
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $737.35; Loose $123.80; Outreach $30; Renovations $160
St. Faustina’s – Regular $445; Loose $47


Catechism: Next Saturday, June 17th at 3:00pm will be the last class of the season. Our First Communion celebration will be at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Corpus Christi: Next weekend we celebrate The Feast of Corpus Christi. All are welcome to join in our Eucharistic procession at the 1:00pm Mass in Polish, Sunday, June 18th.

The Franciscans of Halifax invite you to their Spiritual Exercises on July 24th – July 28th. The topic will be The Beatitudes: Fulfillment of Our humanity and of our joy (Matthew 5:1-12). Our preacher is Fr. Emaneule Rimoli, OFM, a professor of Christian Anthropology and Eschatology in Rome at the St. Bonaventure-Seraphicum. Registration fee is $65 which includes a light lunch daily. He will also be presenting 4 free lectures on the Liturgy: A model of prayer and Icon of the new life in Christ. Please see either bulletin board for dates and more information, or visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com. Feel free to attend any or all classes, or days of the spiritual exercises as you are able. Please consider taking this great opportunity to deepen your faith.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sinewinder (Plus) special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes every month and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more!

Please join us for Mass on the Feast of St. Anthony this Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm with Veneration of First Class Relic of St. Anthony and Blessing of the Bread for the poor. There will be a reception in the hall after Mass. A collection will be taken for the Outreach Program ~ to help those in need.

Bulletin: Pentecost Sunday

Mass Intentions
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $650; Loose $90.55; Candles $58; Pope’s Pastoral Works $20; Initial Offering $5; Donation $250; Lawn Mower (CC) $30; Country Classic Donation $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $345; Loose $90


2017 Discernment Surveys: The Archdiocese is asking that parishioners fill out a quick survey to cover three themes of mission, community and formation within each parish. Surveys are on the table near the main entrance (inside the church). The survey should only take a few minutes to fill out. Please place in the box after you complete the survey. Thank you!

Catechism: Next Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm. Our First Communion celebration will be on June 17th at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm with band Sinewinder (Plus) special guests: Tiah Taylor, Darrin Lively and Countryside Fiddlers. There are two door prizes every month and we will have a 50/50 draw which splits at $150 for 2 winners of $75. We sell coffee, tea, pop, hotdogs, bars and more! We hope to see you there!

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

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

Diocesan Collection Equip the Saints: This weekend is the archdiocesan collection, Mission. Please consider donating to this collection which helps maintain, grow, and promote archdiocesan pastoral projects within the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Envelopes are on the tables at both entrances of the church.  More information is available at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/collections. Please continue to respond in prayer and generosity.

Bulletin: Ascension of the Lord

Mass Intentions
May 27 ~  Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 17 ~  Jim Burke
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $726; Loose $97.75; Candles $126.20; Pope’s Pastoral Works $100; Renovations $10; NS Power Reimbursement $375
St. Faustina’s – Regular $270; Loose $37; Pope’s Pastoral Works $20


Consecration to Mary: Our sixth and final video session is this Monday, May 29th at 7:00pm. The consecration to Mary will be on the Marian Feast of the Visitation, this Wednesday, May 31st with Mass at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Catechism: Next Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00pm. Our First Communion celebration will be on June 17th at the 4:00pm Mass. Raine Alexander Mantolino and Cassandra Jolie (CJ) Manuel will be making their First Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they receive this important Sacrament.

Mark Your Calendar: St. Anthony’s Feast Day celebration Mass will be on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 18th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

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

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is June 20th at 6:30pm. We welcome Calvin Lloyd as our newest elected member.

Diocesan Collection Equip the Saints: The next archdiocesan collection, Mission, will be June 4th. Please consider donating to this collection which helps maintain, grow, and promote archdiocesan pastoral projects within the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. More information is available at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/collections. Please continue to respond in prayer and generosity.

Bulletin: 6th Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
May 20 ~  Audie Pottie
May 27 ~  Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $677.50; Loose $110.40; Candles $126.20; Flea Market Extras (CC) $10; Renovations $10; Lawn Mower $80
St. Faustina’s – Regular $230; Loose $77; Pope’s Pastoral Works $100


Consecration to Mary: Our fourth video session is this Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm and our fifth video session is Monday, May 29th at 7:00pm. The consecration to Mary will be on the Marian Feast of the Visitation, May 31st.

Catechism: Next Saturday, May 27th at 3:00pm.

Veritas Open House: We are inviting everyone to "come and see" our new Halifax location in the Rockingham Ridge Plaza at the corner of Farnham Gate Road and Dunbrack Street: Friday May 26th from 10 am until 8:30 pm. There will be refreshments, snacks, house specials, live entertainment in the evening, Veritas calendar giveaway to the first 150 people, and a draw for a chance to win your purchase.

Mark Your Calendar: St. Anthony’s Feast Day celebration Mass will be on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm.

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

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is June 20th at 6:30pm.

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, May 21st at 7:00pm. Admission $7. Entertainers will be Sidewinder Plus and Jamie Cotter ~ NSCMHF Inductee and Audrey Murray. There will be a 50/50 Draw and door prizes. Come out for a night of fun and entertainment!

Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
May 13 ~  Helario Gallardo
May 14 ~  Tom Lohnes
May 20 ~  Audie Pottie
May 27 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
June 3 ~  Gertie Morgan
June 10 ~  Bill Skeffington

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $662.50; Loose $118.20; Flea Market Extras (CC) $467.40; Renovations $240; HST Rebate $2.712.93; Lawn Mower $887
St. Faustina’s – Regular $620; Loose $72; Renovations $10; Lawn Mower $40


Pastoral Council Nominees: 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. This is the last weekend to nominate someone. Voting will happen in this month’s Pastoral Council Meeting.

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm.

Consecration to Mary: Our third video session is this Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00pm. We will consecrate to Mary on the Marian Feast of the Visitation, May 31st.

Catechism: Next Saturday, May 13th at 3:00pm.

Thank You: To everyone who gave donations toward a new lawn mower. We appreciate your generosity and collected $927 last weekend.

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

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, May 21st at 7:00pm. Admission $7. Entertainers will be Sidewinder Plus and Jamie Cotter ~ NSCMHF Inductee and Audrey Murray. There will be a 50/50 Draw and door prizes. We hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions
May 6 ~  Celestino Navaja
May 13 ~  Helario Gallardo
May 20 ~  Audie Pottie
June 24 ~  Mary MacCormac

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $650; Loose $145; Ukrainian Donation $75; Hall Rental $160; (CC) Flea Market & Kitchen Sales $1,948 (so far)
St. Faustina’s – Regular $551; Loose $30; Fuel $15


Polish Luncheon: Everyone is welcome this Sunday, May 7th at 2:15pm after the Mass in Polish. Cost is $10 per person and includes coffee/tea & dessert.

Rosary Group: Please switch to the next Mystery this Sunday.

Pastoral Council Nominees: 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. The nomination forms will be out for the next two weekends. Please place them in the collection basket during Mass.

Catechism: Next Saturday, May 13th at 3:00pm.

Thank You: To everyone who contributed to and supported our Flea Market last weekend. Thank you to everyone who helped set-up and worked in the kitchen. We will have more sales coming in from the flea market and appreciate everyone’s generous efforts.

Consecration to Mary: We began to read our books on April 28th at home and our second video session is this Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00pm. We will consecrate to Mary on the Marian Feast of the Visitation, May 31st.

Classic Country Show: The next show will be on Sunday, May 21st at 7:00pm. Admission $7. Entertainers will be Sidewinder Plus and Jamie Cotter ~ NSCMHF Inductee and Audrey Murray.

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