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: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intention
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
St. Anthony’s – Regular $495; Loose $82.50; Candles $72.60; Pro-Life $5; Renovations (CC) $10; Fuel $185
St. Faustina’s – Regular $420; Loose $21; Pro-Life $20; Fuel $65


DVD Series: This Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30pm (full video) featuring G.K. Chesterton – The Evangelist: How does one engage a culture that is befuddled by Christ and suspicious of the Church? The life and witness of this nineteenth century literary convert shows that the fundamental disposition of effective evangelization is joy, and life in Christ is a day-to-day encounter with an abundant and surprising offer of grace.

Catechism: Next Saturday, February 25th at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30pm.

Ash Wednesday: Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm.

Flea Market: Our next Flea Market is on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th. When you are cleaning out your house or garage, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Please contact Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you can help us this Spring!

2017 Church Envelopes & Tax Receipts: If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael. Tax receipts are on the table near the main entrance.

World Day of Prayer 2017 Am I Being Unfair to You?’ Philippines Country & Culture: World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Through World Day of Prayer, we affirm our faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world, are enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, share the burdens of other people by praying with and for them. If you would like to take part or help out, please see Jennie Martell or Helen MacCormac. We will join our neighbours in celebrating World Day of Prayer here at St. Anthony’s Parish on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, February 19th 7:00pm ~ Admission is $7. This month’s entertainers are Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Andrew Kent, Bob MacDonald, Carl James, Bill Guest and Hayden Stover. Special guests are Jim Tynes and NSCMHF Inductee Brent Williams. We will have a 50/50 draw, a door prize and lots of great entertainment.

Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Ordainary Time

Mass Intentions
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
St. Anthony’s – Regular $790; Loose $88.85; Candles $25;Pro-Life $75; Renovations $155; Fuel $5; Outreach $30;
St. Faustina’s – Regular $225; Loose $70; Pro-Life $10; Funeral Donation $247


Catechism: Next Saturday, February 18th at 3:00pm.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm. This month’s entertainers are Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Andrew Kent, Bob MacDonald, Carl James, Bill Guest and Hayden Stover. Special guests are Jim Tynes and NSCMHF Inductee Brent Williams. Admission is $7. We will have a 50/50 draw, a door prize and lots of great entertainment.

Ash Wednesday: Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm.

Flea Market: Our next Flea Market is right around the corner, on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th. When you are cleaning out your house or garage, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Please contact Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you can help us this Spring! Thanks.

2017 Church Envelopes: If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

DVD Series: This Tuesday, February 14th at 6:30pm featuring G.K. Chesterton – The Evangelist: How does one engage a culture that is befuddled by Christ and suspicious of the Church? The life and witness of this nineteenth century literary convert shows that the fundamental disposition of effective evangelization is joy, and life in Christ is a day-to-day encounter with an abundant and surprising offer of grace.

 

World Day of Prayer 2017 Am I Being Unfair to You?’ Philippines Country & Culture World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Through World Day of Prayer, we affirm our faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world, are enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, share the burdens of other people by praying with them and for them, and use our own talents in the service of God’s world. Prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world. If you would like to take part or help out, please see Jennie Martell or Helen MacCormac. We will join our neighbors in celebrating World Day of Prayer here at St. Anthony’s Parish on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm.

Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
St. Anthony’s – Regular $485; Loose $99.75; Candles $139.05; Renovations $5; Fuel $100
St. Faustina’s – Regular $435; Loose $25; Renovations $20; Fuel $20


DVD Series: This Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30pm (Part Two) featuring Bl. John Henry Newman – The Convert: Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.

Catechism: Next Saturday, February 11th at 3:00pm.

Classic Country Show: The next show is Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm. This month’s entertainers along with Sidewinder (Plus) are Jim Tynes and NSCMHF Inductee Brent Williams and more. Admission is $7.

Flea Market: Our next Flea Market is right around the corner, on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th. When you are cleaning out your house or garage, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Please contact Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you can help us this Spring! Thanks.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

World Day of Prayer 2017 Am I Being Unfair to You?’ Philippines Country & Culture: World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Through World Day of Prayer, we affirm our faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world, are enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, share the burdens of other people by praying with them and for them, and use our own talents in the service of God’s world. Prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world.We will join our neighbors in celebrating World Day of Prayer here at St. Anthony’s Parish on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm.

Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I have good news!
We have received a first class relic of
St. Pope John Paul II.
It came with the authentication and Apostolic Blessing from
Cardinal Stanislaus Dziwisz,
Archbishop of Krakow

I will be displaying all of our relics so we may venerate them at all times.
— Br. Nathanael

Mass Intentions
Jan 28 ~  Margaret Pottie
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
St. Anthony’s – Regular $600; Loose $92.50; Initial Offering $25; New Year’s $20; Renovations $10; Fuel $20; Donation $1,400; Donation to Classic Country $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $745; Loose $75; Coffee Shop $697.75; Bazaar $210


DVD Series: This Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm featuring Bl. John Henry Newman – The Convert:Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.

Catechism: Next Saturday, February 4th at 3:00pm.

Classic Country Show: The next show is Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm.

Flea Market: Our next Flea Market is right around the corner, on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th. When you are cleaning out your house or garage, please consider donating to our fundraiser. Please contact Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you can help us this Spring! Thanks.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Prayer Before The Crucifix at St. Damiano
Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charitym sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command.

Mass Intentions
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah
Jan 28 ~  Margaret Pottie
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie
Feb 18 ~  Lou Boudreau

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign).
January 11th
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $637.50; Loose $155.65; Candles $151.50; New Year’s $25; Renovations $25; Fuel $180; Outreach $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $330; Loose $62; Fuel $25
January 17th
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $765; Loose $92.40; Renovations $5; Fuel $15; Donations (CC) $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $285; Loose $27.75


DVD Series: Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm featuring Bl. John Henry Newman – The Convert: Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

Catechism: Next Saturday, January 28th at 3:00pm.

Classic Country Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the last show. Our proceeds were $368.50 towards our Capital Campaign. The next show is Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can now sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
Jan 14 ~ Souls in Purgatory
Jan 15 ~  Nora Jewers
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah
Jan 28 ~  Margaret Pottie
Feb 4 ~  Lou Boudreau
Feb 11 ~  Fred Pottie


Catechism: Next Saturday, January 21st at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can now sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm featuring Part II of St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic. Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.

Classic Country Show:This Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pmAdmission is $7Featuring Sidewinder (plus) Gerry Graham, Cathy Ryan, and NSCMHF Inductee Hal Bruce 50/50 Draw, Door Prizes and Canteen Available

Bulletin: Epiphany of the Lord

Mass Intentions
Jan 7 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Jan 14 ~  Souls in Purgatory
Jan 15 ~  Nora Jewers
Jan 21 ~  Frank & Charlie Sumarah

Christmas & New Year’s Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign):
St. Anthony’s: Christmas $2,426.01; Loose $616.20; Candles $106; Fuel $25; Ukrainian Donation $400; Lottery (CC) $377
New Year’s - $526; Loose $143.55; Initial Offering $235; Renovations $220

St. Faustina’s: Christmas $705; Loose $74.50; St. Stephen $225
New Year’s: $495; Loose $49; Renovations $5


Backpack Project: It is amazing to watch stewardship in action - and we are so grateful to everyone who helped in any way. Thank you!

Catechism: The next class will be Saturday, January14th at 3:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can now sign out a book or DVD after each Mass on the weekends.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables – before or after Mass. You can also drop them at Rupert Lewis’ house at anytime - 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

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

2017 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t already picked up your box of 2017 envelopes, you can find them in the Sacristy. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

DVD Series: Will start up again this Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30pm featuring St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic. Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.

Classic Country Show: Next Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Featuring Sidewinder (plus) Gerry Graham, Cathy Ryan, and NSCMHF Inductee Hal Bruce 50/50 Draw, Door Prizes and Canteen Available

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Dec 17 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Dec 31 ~  Bill Skeffington

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $510; Loose $146.20; Papers & Books $ 96.10; Outreach $20; Renovations $5; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s: Regular $320; Loose $32; Fuel $65


Adoration: There will be no Adoration next Thursday, December 22nd and December 29th. We will start again on Thursday, January 5th.

VD Series: Will start up again January 10th at6:30pm featuring St. Catherine of Siena ~ the Mystic.

Christmas Choir: Anyone interested in joining the Christmas Eve and Christmas morning choirs are invited to a practice Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00pm in the church.

Catechism: The next class will be Saturday, January 7th at 3:00pm.

Annual Lottery: All tickets must be in to Gordon Jewers before the Classic Country Show this Sunday night – as the draw will be during the show.

2017 St. Joseph’s Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

Polish Event: This Sunday, December 18th after Mass there will be sharing of the bread in the parish hall.

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm ~ $7 Admission Come out and celebrate the Christmas Season with Sidewinder Plus and friends and family. Please come out prepared to enjoy and take part in singing some of our great traditional Christmas music. Entertainers are: Andrew Kent, Bob MacDonald, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover