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: 4th Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $690; Loose $68.70; Renovations $33; Fuel $115; Pickles & Jams $150; Flea Market $100; Annual Draw $400
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $290; Loose $30.50; Fuel $25; Need of the Canadian Church $20; Luncheon $200; Donation $50


Adoration: There will be no Adoration for the next two weeks. Adoration will resume Thursday, January 8th at 7:00pm.

Pickles & Jams: Are still available if anyone would like to stock up for Christmas. Call John LeBlanc at 469-4366.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to the show. Proceeds for the parish were $465. The next show will be Sunday, January 18th at 7:00pm.

Prayer Community: We resume Tuesday, January 6th at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

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

The prize winners for our annual draw are:
First Prize – Quilt: Teri Pastorius
Second Prize – Picture of Nathan Mackinnon: Gloria LeBlanc
Third Prize – Car Detail Certificate: Juliette Duffy
Fourth Prize – Blue Ray Player – Barry Como
Fifth Prize – Lewis Billard Picture – Andrea Thorburn
Gloria LeBlanc was kind enough to return her prize to us and we will use it next year. We wish to thank everyone who helped make this a success. The total amount raised was $1,501.

 

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Advent

If you are able to help out with the preparation of the Parish Community Christmas Dinner, please show up this week on any of the dates below:
Wednesday, December 17
th at 1:00pm – Decorating the Hall
Thursday, December 18
th at 9:30am – Food Preparation
Friday, December 19
th at 9:30am – Turkey & Gravy Preparation
Thank you for helping!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $672; Loose $48.40; Books & Candles $40; Renovations $75; Fuel $5; All Souls $10
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $450; Loose $82.35; Fuel $30


St. Anthony’s Reconciliation Service: There will be confession during Adoration this Thursday, December 18th between 7:00pm-8:00pm. St. Vincent de Paul Church: Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm

Country Time Show: This Sunday, December 14th at 7:00pm. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Yvonne MacDonald, Darlene, Melanie & Art MacNeil, Francis Sampson, Joanne Spicer & Floyd Spicer. The lottery draw will take place during the show if you would still like to purchase tickets ~ see Gordon Jewers.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00pm.

Parish Community Christmas Dinner: Please join us for a turkey dinner next Saturday, December 20th at 5:00pm (after Mass). Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge for the dinner, however, we will be accepting donations. At the main entrance there are two sign-up sheets; one with a list of items that we require for donations. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please see John LeBlanc or Br. Nathanael. The second sign-up sheet is for anyone who is planning to attend - so we have an estimate of the amount of food to prepare.

Christmas Cakes & Items for Sale: After all Masses this weekend, Maria Dabczak will be at the main entrance if you would like to purchase anything. All proceeds go towards the parish.

Pickles & Jams: Are still available if anyone would like to stock up for Christmas. Call John LeBlanc at 469-4366.

Advent Backpack Project: Please deliver the gift bags back to the church on or before Thursday, December 18th. Please see Jennie Martell. Thanks for your support!

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

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Advent

If you are able to help out with the preparation of the Parish Community Christmas Dinner, please show up on any of the dates below:
Tuesday, December 9
th at 9:30am – Counting Dishes & Silverware
Wednesday, December 17
th at 1:00pm – Decorating the Hall
Thursday, December 18
th at 9:30am – Food Preparation
Friday, December 19
th at 9:30am – Turkey & Gravy Preparation
Thank you for helping out!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $773; Loose $99.55; Books & Candles $60; Renovations $110; Fuel $15; Lottery Ticket Sales $200; All Souls $120
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $325; Loose $20; Fuel $45; All Souls $120


St. Anthony’s Reconciliation Service: There will be confession during Adoration on Thursday, December 11th and 18th between 7:00pm-8:00pm. St. Faustina’s Reconciliation Service: Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm (Confession in English available)
St. Peter’s Church: Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00pm
St. Vincent de Paul Church: Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

Keep Christ in Christmas: Starting at St. Anthony’s Parish at 3:00pm this Sunday, December 7th; continuing to Bethel United Baptist Church, and on to St. Paul’s Church. Reception to follow at St. Paul’s. Everyone is welcome.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be next Sunday, December 14th at 7:00pm. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Yvonne MacDonald, Darlene, Melanie & Art MacNeil, Francis Sampson, Joanne Spicer & Floyd Spicer.

Parish Community Christmas Dinner: Please join us for a turkey dinner on Saturday, December 20th at 5:00pm (after Mass). Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge for the dinner, however, we will be accepting donations. At the main entrance there are two sign-up sheets; one with a list of items that we require for donations. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please see John LeBlanc or Br. Nathanael. The second sign-up sheet is for anyone who is planning to attend - so we have an estimate of the amount of food to prepare.

Advent Backpack Project: There are still gift bags to be filled. You can find them near both entrances of the church, with a list of suggested items inside each bag. Please deliver it back to the church on or before Thursday, December 18th. Thanks for your support!

Lottery Tickets: The draw will take place on December 14th at the Country Time Show. If anyone has ticket stubs and money to turn in, it should be back to Gordon Jewers (469.5698) as soon as possible.

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

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

St. Anthony’s Reconciliation Service: Next Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm; also there will be confession during our Adoration on Thursday, December 11th and 18th between 7:00pm-8:00pm.
St. Faustina’s Reconciliation Service: Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm (Confession in English available)
St. Peter’s Church: Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00pm
St. Vincent de Paul Church: Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $466; Loose $33.65; Books & Candles $73.35;Renovations $5; Fuel $5; Lottery Ticket Sales $200
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $490; Loose $76


Rosary Group: This Sunday, November 30th we switch to the next Mystery.

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

Keep Christ in Christmas: Starting at St. Anthony’s Parish at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 7th; continuing to Bethel United Baptist Church, and on to St. Paul’s Church. Reception to follow at St. Paul’s. Everyone is welcome.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

Parish Community Christmas Dinner: We will be having a turkey dinner with all the fixings on Saturday, December 20th at 5:00pm (after Mass). Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge for the dinner, however, we will be accepting donations. Next week, we will have a list of items that we require to make this possible.

Advent Backpack Project: There are still gift bags to be filled. You can find them near both entrances of the church, with a list of suggested items inside each bag. Please deliver it back to the church on or before Thursday, December 18th. Thanks for your support!

Lottery Tickets: Are still available – please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698. The draw will take place on December 14th at the Country Time Show at 7:00pm.

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

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

Bulletin: Christ the King

Christmas & New Year’s Mass Schedule
                                       English      Polish
December 24 ~ Christmas Eve            7:00pm      11:00pm
December 25 ~ Christmas Day            9:00am       1:00pm
December 26 ~ Feast of St. Stephen                  1:00pm 
December 27 ~ Saturday                 4:00pm     
December 28 ~ Sunday                   9:00am       1:00pm
December 31 ~ New Year’s Eve           4:00pm       
January 1 ~ The Solemnity of Mary      10:00am      1:00pm

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $1,207.50; Loose $46; Books & Candles $48; Renovations $100; Fuel $185; Lottery Ticket Sales $200; Donation $250;Country Time Show $659.90
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $440; Loose $10; Fuel $75; All Souls $5; Donation $300


Prayer Community: This Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

Cleaning Walls: If anyone is available to help out, we will be cleaning the walls of the hall basement (to prep for painting) next Wednesday, November 26th at 9:00am.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to support the show. Proceeds were $659.90. The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

Advent Backpack Project: This year our parish will once again partner with four other Dartmouth parishes to fill bags of gifts for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth and other local charities. Our goal is to fill 400 gift bags with useful items for adult men and women who do not have the resources to provide for themselves. Near the main entrance to the church, you will find gift bags with a list of suggested items inside. Please take a gift bag home with you, fill it, and deliver it back to the church on or before Thursday, December 18th. We hope for your generous support of this Advent project.

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. The draw will take place on December 14th at the Country Time Show at 7:00pm.

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

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

The spiritual life is realized when we are before God, and the journey takes us between ‘Am I My Brother’s Keeper?’ to‘Loving My Enemy.’ This will flow from the experience of God’s inexhaustible love and forgiveness.

 

Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Faith is the gift that we received on the day of our Baptism, that makes
us part of the Body of Christ, and in which we meet all those who, in
Christ, suffer, hope and serve for His Love. Faith is the strength and the
purity of our acting, deciding, serving and celebrating. Our parents brought us to the Font of Faith because they had found someone who loved us more than they did - God.

May the Lord give you peace, Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $530; Loose $87.75; Books & Candles $79;Renovations $20; Fuel $50; All Souls $55; Missals $15; Pickles $380; Chili Luncheon $513; Flea Market $1,840.80
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $435; Loose $30; Fuel $10; Canteen $382.50


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.

Memorial Mass for the Faithful Departed: This Thursday, November 20th at 7:00pm. This Mass is for all faithful departed but with a special focus on the souls from our parish community who have departed this past year. Feel free to join us as we remember the deceased.

Country Time Show: This Sunday, November 16th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is All Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Mel MacLeod, Vic Ivany, Hayden Stover, Darlene, Melanie & Art MacNeil, Ron & Amy Verge. Come and enjoy the music!

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00pm.

Prayer Community: The next gathering will be Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join!

Advent Backpack Project: This year our parish will once again partner with four other Dartmouth parishes to fill bags of gifts for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth and other local charities. Our goal is to fill 400 gift bags with useful items for adult men and women who do not have the resources to provide for themselves. Starting next week, at the entrances to the church, you will find gift bags with a list of suggested items inside. Please take a gift bag home with you, fill it, and deliver it back to the church on or before Thursday, December 18th. We hope for your generous support of this Advent project.

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.

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

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

 

Bulletin: Dedication of St. John Lateran

Remembrance Day
Almighty and eternal God,
We pause this day to remember those who served our country.
We remember especially those whose lives have influenced our lives.
We remember their courage,
Their humility, and willingness to give themselves for the good of others.

May their memories be treasured in our hearts and minds,
So that we might live in ways that honour this memory. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $773; Loose $99.55; Books & Candles $60;
Renovations $110; Fuel $15; Lottery Tickets $200; All Souls $120
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $325; Loose $20; Fuel $45; All Souls $120


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.

We thank everyone for your help and support for our flea market. This was one of our best flea markets. The sales of food from the kitchen were up and also the sales of pickles and jams. It could not have happened without you.Thank you to those who helped prepare for both the flea market & dinner.

Prayer Community: On Tuesday, November 11th is cancelled. The next gathering will be Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm.

Polish Celebration for Independence Day: There will be a Mass in Polish on November 11th at 4:00pm. There will be a dinner after Mass for $10 per plate. A video on Independence will also be shown. All are welcome!

Country Time Show: The next show is Sunday, November 16th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is All Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Mel MacLeod, Vic Ivany, Hayden Stover, Darlene, Melanie & Art MacNeil, Ron & Amy Verge. Come and enjoy the music!

Memorial Mass for the Faithful Departed: Thursday, November 20th at 7:00pm. This Mass is for the souls from our parish community who have departed this past year. Feel free to join us as we remember the deceased.

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.

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

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

Bulletin: All Souls

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.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $602; Loose $178.80; Missals $70 Donations $350
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $250; Loose $20; Renovations $10


St. Anthony’s Fall and Christmas Flea Market: After Mass tonight and 10:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday. Free Admission!

Chili and Corn Chowder Supper: Chili or corn chowder with a roll, coffee/tea & dessert for $7 ~ tonight after Mass from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Fiddlers’ Mass: Please join us next Saturday, November 8th with fiddling starting at 3:30pm and Mass at 4:00pm. Come out and enjoy this special Mass with great music!

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

Prayer Community: Please join us this Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00pm in the boardroom of the church.

Polish Celebration for Independence Day: There will be a Mass in Polish on November 11th at 4:00pm. There will be a dinner after Mass for $10 per plate. All are welcome!

Country Time Show: The next show is Sunday, November 16th at 7:00pm.

Memorial Mass for the Faithful Departed: Thursday, November 20th at 7:00pm. This Mass is for the souls from our parish community who have departed this past year. Please join us

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.

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

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