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: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Please Join us for a DVD Series starting Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God:
Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land
This work is an exploration into the Gospel of John. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of this gospel, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the “mystical gospel.”
This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus.
We will watch the first seven series this Spring, and the following 7 series in the Fall.   We will start with a small meal together, then watch the video and have a short discussion with Q&A.  I encourage you all to participate, if possible.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $677; Loose $263.40; Renovations $10; Fuel $110; Easter Flowers $25; Donations $400
St. Faustina’s – Regular $415; Loose $203.55; Easter $10; Fuel $35 Blessing of the Food from previous week $713.35


Death of His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte
His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop Emeritus of Montreal, died on April 8, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years old. The late Cardinal was a priest for 56 years and Bishop for 33 years. He served as the ninth Archbishop of Montreal, from 1990 to 2012. He was made Cardinal by Saint John Paul II at the Consistory of November 26, 1994.


Upcoming Presbyteral Ordinations
Archbishop Mancini is pleased to announce the upcoming presbyteral ordinations in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica:
May 9, 2015 at 11:00am – Br. Pio Libby, FoH
August 15, 2015 at 10:30am – Rev. Mr. E. James O’Connor
All are welcome to attend the ordinations, and we ask that you keep both of these men in your prayers as they prepare for their ordinations.

 

Country Time Show:  This Sunday, April 19th  at 7:00pm.  Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country with back-up band featuring:  Audrey Murray, Mel MacLeod, Mitch Owen, Jim Tynes, and Gary, Mike & Angie.

Pastoral Council Meeting:   This Tuesday, April 21th at 7:00pm.  

Prayer Community:  Will resume in the Fall, after the final DVD series - Into the Heart of God: Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land.  For more information on this series, see lower section of this page.  
 
Eucharistic Ministers:  We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital.  If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.  

Flea Market:  The next flea market will be on May 30th and 31st.  If you have any good used (or new) items you no longer need, please call Gordon at 902.469.5698.

Bulletin: Divine Mercy Sunday

Please Join us for a DVD Series starting Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God:Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land
This work is an exploration into the Gospel of John. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of this gospel, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the “mystical gospel.”
This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus.
We will watch the first seven series this Spring, and the following 7 series in the Fall.   We will start with a small meal together, then watch the video and have a short discussion with Q&A.  I encourage you all to participate, if possible.

 Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $665; Loose $150.75; Books & Candles $66.10; Holy Lands $285.55; Renovations $116; Fuel $40; Easter $922; Lenten Folders $251.50; Easter Flowers $10
St. Faustina’s – Regular $140; Good Friday $311.30; Easter $425.60; Lenten Folders $14.50; Blessing of the Food; Bazaar $260


Atlantic Episcopal Assembly Gathering this week in Halifax
This week bishops from the 10 dioceses in Atlantic Canada gather in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth for their annual spring meeting. They will discuss matters important to our Church nationally as well as locally for each of their dioceses.
Please keep the bishops in your prayers as they pray, reflect and discuss the leadership of the local church Atlantic Canada. May the Holy Spirit guide their work and make it fruitful!
For other diocesan information visit www.halifaxyarmouth.org

 

Country Time Show:  The next show will be Sunday, April 19th  at 7:00pm.  Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country with back-up band featuring:  Audrey Murray, Mel MacLeod, Mitch Owen, Jim Tynes, and Gary, Mike & Angie.

Prayer Community:  Resumes this Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00pm.  

Adoration:  Will be this Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm.  

Eucharistic Ministers:  We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital.  If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.  

Flea Market:  The next flea market will be on May 30th and 31st.  If you have any good used (or new) items you no longer need, please call Gordon at 902.469.5698. 

Bulletin: Easter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I will never be able to thank you enough for all the support you have given me in the past year… Your prayers, your affection and support, have been essential to me. In them I find the Providence of God revealed, and in your love I have seen the Love of God. Now, let us go forward, knowing the Risen Lord is with us.
Easter morning brings us news that is from of old yet ever new: Christ is Risen!
This event echoes through time and continues to resound in the Church and in the lives, faith, and hearts of all. It is the same faith of Mary, Mother of Jesus, the faith of Mary Magdalene and the other women who first discovered the empty tomb, and the faith of Peter and the other Apostles. Our faith is based on that same news, on the testimony of those sisters and brothers who saw firstly the stone that had been rolled away from the empty tomb, and then the mysterious messengers who testified that Jesus, the Crucified, was risen.
The Resurrection of Christ, although surpasses history, nevertheless happens at a precise moment in history and leaves an indelible mark upon it. The light which dazzled the guards keeping watch over Jesus’ tomb has transcended time and space. It is a divine light, that has dispelled the darkness of death and has brought to the world the splendour of God, His infinite goodness to all His children.
Now is the time to share this Good News; now is the time for compassion! It is time to suffer along with those who are disoriented; it is time to share the efforts of those who seek the Lord; it is time to be aware of the fact that only by loving with the heart of Christ can we reach the heart of our brothers and sisters and bring them the hope-filled message of Christ’s Resurrection. Compassion is the humble message that knows how to be lost, so as to make others find the Lord.
Here, in this world of ours, our families and neighbourhoods, the Easter Alleluia still contrasts with the cries that arise from so many painful situations. Yet it was for this that Christ died and rose again! He died on account of sin, including ours today. He rose also for the redemption of history, including our own. So this message today is intended for everyone and especially for peoples and communities who are undergoing a time of suffering - that the Risen Christ may open up for them the path of freedom, justice and peace.
Dear brothers and sisters, the Risen Christ is journeying ahead of us towards the new heavens and the new earth where we shall all finally live as one family, of the same Father. He is with us until the end of time. Let us walk behind him, in this wounded world. In our hearts there is joy and sorrow, on our faces there are smiles and tears. Such is our earthly reality. But Christ is Risen, he is alive and he walks with us. For this reason we sing and we walk, faithfully carrying out our task in this world with our gaze fixed on Heaven.
Happy Easter to all of you!
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $410; Loose $73.65; Books & Candles $50.80; Development & Peace $35; Easter Flowers $65; Fuel $5; In-Memoriam $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $315; Loose $57; Easter Flowers $10; Fuel $5


Archdiocesan Information:
Archbishop Emeritus James M. Hayes Celebrates His 50th Anniversary
On April 7th Archbishop Emeritus James Hayes becomes one of only four bishops in Canada to achieve 50 years as a bishop. Come and celebrate this great milestone of the Jubilee Anniversary of his Episcopacy! Archbishop Mancini will celebrate a special Mass in honor of Archbishop Hayes at 12:15pm at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica.
Our Archbishop will be joined by a number of Atlantic bishops who will be gathering that same week for their annual spring meeting.
A reception will follow during which people will have the opportunity to offer their greetings and well wishes to Archbishop Hayes.

 

Divine Mercy Sunday: April 12th – Mass at 3:00pm Confession starts at 2:00pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30pm Join us in the hall for a meal after Mass ~ $10 per plate which includes dessert, coffee or tea.

Rosary Group: This Sunday, April 5th, please switch to the next Mystery.

Country Time Show: The next show will be April 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country with back-up band featuring: Audrey Murray, Mel MacLeod, Mitch Owen, Jim Tynes, and Gary, Mike & Angie.

Prayer Community: Resumes next Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00pm.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration this week but will continue on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm.

Eucharistic Ministers: We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital. If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.

Easter Flowers: Thank you to everyone who made donations for the Easter flowers in our church! You’ve helped make the altar even more beautiful.

Bulletin: Palm Sunday

Chrism Mass will take place on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 12:00 noon at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica in Halifax. All are welcome to the reception after Mass.

Divine Mercy Sunday April 12th – Mass at 3:00pm Confession starts at 2:00pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30pm

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $595; Loose $84.20; Fuel $25; Easter Flowers $15; Renovations $25; Sharing the Care $30; Development & Peace $95
St. Faustina’s – Regular $415; Loose $25.10; Donation $600


Country Time Show: This Sunday’s show as been cancelled. The next show will be April 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.

Prayer Community: There will be no prayer community until Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration for the next two weeks; but will resume on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm.

Eucharistic Ministers: We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital. If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.

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.

Easter Bazaar: Maria Dabczak will be selling cakes and Easter items after all Masses this weekend. Please feel free to purchase some goodies!

Flea Market: We will be having our next flea market on May 30th and 31st. If you are doing your spring cleaning and have any good used (or new) items you no longer need, please call Gordon at 902.469.5698.

Franciscans of Halifax: The Way of the Cross through Taize Prayer and Song will be held Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax. Everyone is welcome!

Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Lent

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) In the Dartmouth Region
Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm at Saint John XXIII Parish
Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm at Saint Peter’s Parish

Divine Mercy Sunday
April 12th – Mass at 3:00pm
Confession starts at 2:00pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30pm

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $380; Loose $117.25; Fuel $70; Easter Flowers $5
St. Faustina’s – No collection due to weather


Country Time Show: (Weather Permitting) This Sunday, March 22 at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Hayden Stover, Charlie Bourque, Ronnie Masters, Wayne MacKellar and Cecil MacDougall. There will be another show next Sunday, March 29th at 7:00pm. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Hayden Stover, Charlie Bourque, Ronnie Masters, Wayne MacKellar and Cecil MacDougall.

Prayer Community: Will be this Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the boardroom.

Way of the Cross: Thursdays during Lent at 6:30pm followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Eucharistic Ministers: We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital. If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.

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.

Easter Bazaar: Maria Dabczak will be selling cakes and Easter items after both the Masses (Palm Sunday) on March 28th & 29th. Please feel free to purchase some goodies!

Flea Market: We will be having our next flea market on May 30th and 31st. If you are doing your spring cleaning and have any good used (or new) items you no longer need, please call Gordon at 902.469.5698.

Franciscans of Halifax Event Postponed: The Way of the Cross through Taize Prayer and Song will now be held on Good Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 7:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax.

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) In the Dartmouth Region
Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00pm at Saint Peter’s Parish
Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm at Saint John XXIII Parish

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $544.90; Loose $73.65; Sharing the Care $50; Renovations $5; Fuel $70; Easter Flowers $5; HST Rebate $910.20; Flea Market $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $345; Loose $30; Fuel $25


Archdiocese Information:

Save The Date: April 7th! 50th Anniversary of Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Emeritus James M. Hayes Archbishop Hayes will celebrate his 50th anniversary of being a bishop this April. All in the archdiocese are invited to a special Mass to celebrate this momentous occasion. Please save April 7 in your calendar! On that day Archbishop Mancini will celebrate the 12:15pm Mass at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica in honor of our archbishop emeritus. A reception will follow.

Lenten Video Series Continues Visit www.halifaxyarmouth.org

 

Franciscans of Halifax: Please join us for Way of the Cross through Taize Prayer and Song Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:00pm St. Catherine of Siena Church 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax

Country Time Show: This Sunday, March 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Hayden Stover, Charlie Bourque, Ronnie Masters, Wayne MacKellar and Cecil MacDougall. There will be another show next Sunday. Details will be in the next bulletin.

Pastoral Council Meeting: Will be this Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00pm in the hall.

Prayer Community: There will be no prayer community this Tuesday due to the Pastoral Council meeting. The next gathering will be Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Way of the Cross: Is every Thursday during Lent 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for March is peanut butter. The donation box is located near the entrance of the church. Thank you!

Recylables: Please continue to drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. Please see Rupert Lewis (902.466.6788) or for monetary donations, please see Joanne Nelson (902.464.1981).

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Lent

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) In the Dartmouth Region
Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00pm at Saint Peter’s Parish
Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm at Saint John XXIII Parish
The Polish community will have Reconciliation on Friday, March 12th at 7:00pm. All are welcome as we have bilingual Priests.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $645; Loose $91.90; Books & Candles $45.25; Sharing the Care $143.90; Renovations $115; Fuel $25
St. Faustina’s – Regular $455; Loose $25; Fuel $5; Coffee Hour $637.25


Archdiocese Information:
Lenten Series - Sessions One: Mission

During the week of March 8, we look at our first key theme, Mission, and relate it to the alternate Sunday Gospel for the Third Week of Lent, the story of the woman at the well (John 4:5-42). In this week’s video, Archbishop Mancini interviews Fr. James Mallon, pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, the Founder and Chair of the Board of the JP II Media Institute, author of Divine Renovation, and a well-known speaker on parish renewal and the New Evangelization. Archbishop Mancini and Fr. James discuss what our mission actually is, and why it is central to who we are as individuals and as a Church. They also look at how this mission can be better lived out in our parishes and how it can (and should) affect our activities and pastoral planning.

Visit www.halifaxyarmouth.org

 

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.

Way of the Cross: Is every Thursday (except March 12th) during Lent starting at 6:30pm followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Country Time Show: Will be held both Sundays, March 15th and 22nd 7:00pm ~ admission is $6. See you then!

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for March is peanut butter. The donation box is located near the entrance of the church. Thank you!

Recylables: Please continue to drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. Please see Rupert Lewis (902.466.6788) or for monetary donations, please see Joanne Nelson (902.464.1981).

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $497; Loose $85.40; Renovations $5; Donation $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $435; Loose $15; Fuel $5


Archdiocese Information:

Sharing the Care:This weekend, we will have our Sharing the Care collection. Your contribution will make it possible for these priests to live their lives with the care and assistance they merit. Please support these dedicated priests who worked hard to care for their parishioners in our diocese for many years.

 

Way of the Cross: We will have Way of the Cross every Thursday (except March 12th) during Lent starting at 6:30pm followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

 

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Rosary Group: Please switch to the next Mystery this Sunday, March 1st.

Country Time Show: Again, last Sunday’s show was cancelled due to icy conditions and rescheduled for both Sundays, March 15th and 22nd 7:00pm ~ admission is $6. See you then!

Income Tax Receipts: The income tax receipts that were not picked up, were mailed out. You should receive them soon.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for March is peanut butter. The donation box is located near the entrance of the church. Thank you!

Recylables: Please continue to drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. Please see Rupert Lewis (902.466.6788) or for monetary donations, please see Joanne Nelson (902.464.1981). Thanks!