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: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fraternal Life in the Church:
The love of Christ has gathered a great number of disciples to become one, so that, like Him and thanks to Him, in the Spirit, they might, throughout the centuries, be able to respond to the love of the Father, loving him "with all their hearts, with all their soul, with all their might" (cf. Deut. 6:5) and loving their neighbours ‘as themselves’ (cf. Mt. 22:39).

May the Lord give you peace. ~ Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $571; Loose $102.75; Renovations $25
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $375; Loose $17


If anyone wants a Mass said for a special intention, please see Br. Nathanael.

Also, those who are ill or undergoing surgery, and desire the Anointing of the Sick for themselves or for a family member, can see Br. Nathanael.

Country Time Show:  This Sunday, October 19th at 7:00pm! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Diane Gould, Jim Tynes, Jason Price, Wayne Hilchey, Bruce Carpenter, Doug Clooney, and Allister McDonald. Come & enjoy the entertainment!

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Prayer Community: There will be no gathering this week. Our next prayer gathering will be next Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church.

Lottery Tickets: Please see Gordon at the main entrance of the church after Mass to buy your tickets. The first prize is a beautiful quilt. There are 5 prizes all together. We can still use your help in selling tickets.

Flea Market Setup:  We will be setting up for the flea market Thursday, October 30th starting at 10:00am.  Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.  Gordon will also be there on Friday evening, October 31st at 6:00pm (please contact Gordon if you are able to help set up). 

Flea Market: Will be on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. If you would like to donate items, please contact Gordon at 469-5698.

Chili & Corn Chowder Luncheon: Chili or corn chowder with a roll, coffee/tea & dessert for $7 ~ held during the flea market Saturday, November 1st from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:30pm. See Jennie for information or call her at 464-1561.

St. Joseph Sunday Missals 2015: Are available for $5 in the Sacristy.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for October is pasta sauce. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Recyclables: Please continue to drop off your recyclables to Rupert Lewis before or after Mass. Thank you so much! All proceeds go towards the Outreach Program.

Bulletin: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like,
but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?
— Blessed Mother Teresa

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $692; Loose $108.45; Books & Candles $36.80; Renovations $95; Pickles & Jam Sales $600
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $475; Loose $100; Renovations $20


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the Soup Dinner and Pickles & Jam Sale, as well as St. Faustina’s 30th Anniversary Dinner last weekend. A special thank you to those who worked behind the scenes to put these events together. Your hard work and service are greatly appreciated!

Prayer Community: Our next prayer gathering will be this Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Everyone is welcome to come to any session. We hold the sessions every Tuesday night - except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, when we have our Pastoral Council meeting. Please join us and invite a friend!

Flea Market: We are coming close to the time of our next flea market which is on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. If you are doing a fall cleaning project at home and would like to donate items, please contact Gordon at 469-5698.

Lottery Tickets: The Fall Lottery is in full swing. The first prize is a beautiful quilt and second prize is a signed picture of Nathan MacKinnon. There are 5 prizes all together. Please see Gordon at the main entrance of the church after Mass to buy your tickets. We can still use your help in selling books of tickets.

Country Time Show: The next event is Sunday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Diane Gould, Jim Tynes, Jason Price, Wayne Hilchey, Bruce Carpenter, Doug Clooney, and Allister McDonald. Come & enjoy the entertainment!

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for October is pasta sauce. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Recyclables: Please continue to drop off your recyclables to Rupert Lewis before or after Mass. Thank you so much! All proceeds go towards the Outreach Program.

Bulletin: 27th Sunday on Ordinary Time

Brothers, let us begin again, for up until now we have done nothing.
— St. Francis of Assisi

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $673; Loose $103.90; Books & Candles $72; Renovations $35; Donations $475
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $286; Loose $35


30th Anniversary of St. Faustina’s Polish Mission - Please come and join us after Mass on Sunday, October 5th at 2:15pm for a special Polish luncheon. $10 per plate. Everyone is welcome!

Canada Needs Fatima! - Come & join us in our Rosary Rally! Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 12:00pm, 190 Victoria Road, Keating Place Parking Lot. A reception will be at St. Anthony’s hall after the rally.For more information, please call: Malu Sayat – 469.6770 or 404.4509 Grace Afable – 469.6770 or 488.7844

Prayer Community: Our next prayer gathering will be this Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Everyone is welcome to come to any session. We hold the sessions every Tuesday night - except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, when we have our Pastoral Council meeting. Please join us & invite a friend!

Lottery Tickets: The Fall Lottery is in full swing. The first prize is a beautiful quilt and second prize is a signed picture of Nathan MacKinnon. There are 5 prizes all together. Please see Gordon at the main entrance of the church after Mass to buy your tickets. We can still use your help in selling books of tickets.

Flea Market: Our next flea market is on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. We are now accepting donations. Please call Gordon at 469-5698.

Bingo Equipment: If anyone is interested in starting and running a Bingo for St. Anthony’s fundraising using our equipment, please see Br. Nathanael. Our final decision will be voted on at our next Council meeting in October.

Country Time Show: The next event is Sunday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Florence Axford, Diane Gould, Jim Tynes, Jason Price, Wayne Hilchey, Bruce Carpenter, Doug Clooney, and Allister McDonald.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for October is pasta sauce. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Bulletin: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $487; Loose $192.75
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $525; Loose $48


Free Soup Supper and Pickles & Jam Sale! - Please come and join us after Mass on Saturday, October 4th at 5:00pm for our free soup supper. You will help out our parish by purchasing jar of pickles or jam.

30th Anniversary of St. Faustina’s Polish Mission: You are invited to dinner to celebrate with us on Sunday, October 5th at 2:15pm in the parish hall. Dinner is generously provided by the Polish Community and proceeds go towards St. Anthony’s Parish. $10 per plate.

Growing in Faith and the Call to Holiness: Br. Nathanael will be leading a prayer community. This will be open to all and will start this Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: Saturday, October 4th at 9:00am at St. Catherine’s Parish, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax. Everyone is welcome to attend! Reception will follow.

Blessing of the Animals: Bring your pets for a blessing on Saturday, October 4th

at 3:00pm - before the 4:00pm Mass.

Rosary Group: Sunday, September 7th, please switch to the next Mystery.

Insurance: We recently received the insurance bill from the Archdiocese. It is $8,045.20, an increase of about $2,000 over the former amount of $6,157.15.

Lottery Tickets: The Fall Lottery is in full swing. The first prize is a beautiful quilt and second prize is a signed picture of Nathan MacKinnon. There are 5 prizes all together. Please see Gordon at the main entrance of the church after Mass to buy your tickets. If you can help sell a book of tickets it would be greatly appreciated!

Flea Market: Our next flea market is on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. We are now accepting donations. Please call Gordon at 469-5698.

Bingo Equipment: If anyone is interested in starting and running a Bingo for St. Anthony’s fundraising using our equipment, please see Br. Nathanael. Our final decision will be voted on at our next Council meeting in October.

Country Time Show: The next event is Sunday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for October is pasta sauce. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Bulletin: 25th Sunday on Ordinary Time

Reflection…
We must not view God’s gifts to us in a materialistic way, as though God’s grace is something finite which cannot be freely dispensed to all. St Augustine once pointed out that whereas material things diminish when they are shared - if I share my food there is less for me - this is not true in the case of spiritual goods. If I love my neighbour and can rejoice in his good fortune, I do not lessen the charity within me, but, in fact, only increase it.

The Christian response to the good fortune of others is not to feel aggrieved and resentful, but to rejoice and be glad with them as members of the one body of Christ, knowing that in so doing we are not being deprived of anything ourselves, but rather opening ourselves to receive an even greater abundance of spiritual gifts.

Prayer:
O my God, I love You above all things with my whole heart and soul because You are all good and worthy of all my love. Help me love my neighbour as myself for the love of You. Help me forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $542; Loose $99.20; Candles & Books $32; Renovations $55; Donations $530
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $530; Loose $22.25


Country Time Show: This Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Audrey Murray, Bev Cheverie, Bob Miller, Doug Clooney, Allister McDonald.

 

Growing in Faith and the Call to Holiness: Br. Nathanael will be leading a prayer community. This will be open to all and will start September 30th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.

Bingo Equipment: The Pastoral Council has decided this will be the last call for anyone interested in starting and running a Bingo for St. Anthony’s fundraising, with our equipment. Our final decision will be voted on at our next Council meeting in October. If you have any interest or know of a group interested in starting and running a Bingo at St. Anthony's, please bring this to the attention of a member of the Pastoral Council.

Lottery Tickets: The Fall Lottery tickets are available this weekend. The first prize is a beautiful quilt and second prize is a signed picture of Nathan MacKinnon. There are 5 prizes all together. Please see Gordon at the main entrance of the church after Mass to buy your tickets or get books of tickets to sell.

Flea Market: Our next flea market is on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. We are now accepting donations, please call Gordon at 902-469-5698.

 

Parish Ministries: There is a list of ministries at the back of the church that are in place now and starting up new. Please discern and sign up for one that interests you and be a great part of our parish family where the need is greatest.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for September is canned milk. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Recyclables: Please continue to bring your bottles which can be recycled. All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program ~ see Rupert Lewis. Thank you!

Bulletin: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Our Walk of Faith and Freedom
Agenda

  • Hymn

  • Opening Prayer

  • Reading of Gospel Passage

  • How did God reveal himself to you in the past week?

  • Spiritual Reading (Sharing 1st Person)

  • What did God Reveal to you?

  • Break Open Spiritual Reading (Br. Nathanael)

  • Intercession Prayer

  • Our Father

  • Sign of Peace – Final Prayer

  • Ave Maria – Latin

  • Final Blessing – Final Hymn - Agape

 

 

Growing in Faith and the call to Holiness:

Br. Nathanael will be leading a prayer community. This will be open to all and will start September 30th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbor. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $498; Loose $116.50; Donations $175; HST Rebate $2,282.94
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $280; Loose $15; Donation $200


Bingo Equipment: The Pastoral Council has decided this will be the last call for anyone interested in starting and running a Bingo for St. Anthony’s fundraising , with our equipment. Our final decision will be voted on at our next Council meeting in October. If you have any interest or know of a group interested in starting and running a Bingo at St. Anthony's, please bring this to the attention of a member of the Pastoral Council.

Parish Ministries: There is a list of ministries at the back of the church that are in place now and starting up new. Please discern and sign up for one that interests you and be a great part of our parish family where the need is greatest.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show is Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Audrey Murray, Bev Cheverie, Bob Miller, Doug Clooney, Allister McDonald.

Thank You: To everyone who helped making the chow and putting the finishing touches on the bottles this past week.

Flea Market: Our next flea market is on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd.

We are now accepting donations, please call Gordon at 902-469-5698.

Lottery Tickets: The Fall Lottery tickets are available this weekend. The first prize is a beautiful quilt and second prize is a signed picture of Nathan MacKinnon. There are 5 prizes all together. Please see Gordon to buy your tickets or get books of tickets to sell.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for September is canned milk. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Readers: We are still looking for readers, especially for the Sunday 9:00am Mass. If you are interested in reading, please see Br. Nathanael.

Bulletin: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Walk of Faith and Freedom
Agenda

  • Hymn

  • Opening Prayer

  • Reading Weekend Gospel or Same Gospel Passage

  • Spiritual Reading (Sharing 1st Person)

  • What did God Reveal to you?

  • Break Open Spiritual Reading (Br. Nathanael)

  • Intercession Prayer

  • Our Father

  • Sign of Peace

  • Final Prayer

  • Ave Maria – Latin

  • Final Blessing – Final Hymn

  • Agape

 

This Fall we will be starting a prayer community to walk more deeply in our faith. To the left, we have the agenda which will be typical of most evenings for this faith formation. For the spiritual readings this year, we will follow the writings of Blessed Mother Teresa. Please discern taking this journey with us where we pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us to a more intimate communion with God and our neighbour.

~ Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $801; Loose $117.85; Renovations $5; Hall Rental $50; Spring Draw $15
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $285; Loose $31.35


Growing in Faith and the call to Holiness: This fall Br. Nathanael will be leading a ‘Growing in Faith’ prayer community. We will follow Biblical and Spiritual writings, in a set liturgical format, meeting 2 or 3 times a month. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.

Rosary Group: Sunday, September 7th is the next date to change the Mystery.

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00pm. If you have any agenda items, please see John LeBlanc or Br. Nathanael.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show is Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Audrey Murray, Bev Cheverie, Bob Miller, Doug Clooney, Allister McDonald.

Thank You: To everyone who came out to help with the making of the mustard pickles last Monday and Tuesday. We made 120 bottles. We will be making chow pickles next (date and time to be determined – John will keep you posted).

Flea Market: We will be holding a flea market this Fall – dates to follow. The Annual Fall Draw tickets sales has started ~ please see Gordon for tickets or to help with the flea market. Thank you!

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for September is canned milk. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Readers: We are still looking for readers, especially for the Sunday 9:00am Mass. If you are interested in reading, please see Br. Nathanael.

Recyclables: Thank you to everyone who has been regularly bringing your recyclables to help raise funds for our Outreach Program. We really appreciate your help. Please see Rupert Lewis if you have any recyclables to donate.

Bulletin: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Greetings to Everyone,
I hope the Lord is giving you a restful summer. Thank you for all your love and prayers while I was away. I will be back this Tuesday and look forward to being with you again. Thank you for welcoming Fr. Joseph and Br. Pio - they really enjoyed their time with our community, and Fr. Joseph will be helping us for the rest of this year. Keep praying for our little community of St. Anthony’s as we continue to listen to God’s voice. We are in a time where so many of our sisters and brothers are in great need of experiencing love - God’s love, and our little family here is being called to respond to this cry for love. The Lord asks that we deeply encounter all who He brings into our path. Many are in need of hope and we can bring this to them. Let us never become tired of doing the good works of God, so that through us others may come to know His Love for them and thus begin to fall in love with Him.
May the Lord give you His peace.
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $565; Loose $112.10; Renovations $105
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $345


Sacrament of the Sick: At the Masses next weekend (August 16th &17th), Fr. Joseph will be offering the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone who needs it. The Sacrament of the Sick was formerly known as 'The Last Rites'. Today the Sacrament or Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with the following persons: 1) Those close to death 2) Those about to undergo a surgical operation 3) Those who have recently had a serious turn in their health - mental or physical - that presents a threat to the integrity of their life and 4) Persons of an advanced age (generally today 75 or older) where age itself becomes a real threat to the integrity of one’s health and life. The Sacrament of the Sick is not celebrated with those suffering from a persistent or on-going health concern, ex. arthritis, hypertension etc. Someone may be anointed several times or even regularly (if terminally ill for example). The grace given in this sacrament has three effects: 1) The forgiveness of sins, 2) easing anxiety and calming fears, and 3) actual mental or physical healing as the Lord desires to grant this to a person, for the glory of His name.

Growing in Faith and the call to Holiness: This fall Br. Nathanael will be leading a ‘Growing in Faith’ prayer community. We will follow Biblical and Spiritual writings, in a set liturgical format, meeting 2 or 3 times a month. More info will be provided as we move into late August early September. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Mary’s Basilica: On the upcoming Feast of the Assumption, Friday, August 15th , a special bilingual Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Basilica at 12:15pm. At the Mass, Bill Withers will receive the Archdiocese Medal of Merit from Archbishop Mancini. A barbeque will be held following Mass.

Rosary Group: Sunday, September 7th is the next date to change the Mystery.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show is Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6.

Flea Market: We will be holding a flea market this Fall and our Annual Fall Draw will start at the end of August. For information, see Gordon.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for August is Kraft Dinner. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Readers: We are still looking for readers, especially for the Sunday 9:00am Mass. If you are interested in reading, please see Br. Nathanael.