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: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable
Dec 17 ~ Thanksgiving to St. Anthony
Dec 31 ~  Bill Skeffington

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $485; Loose $159.05; Books & Candles $99.50; Community $20; Fuel $5; Jams $55 (CC); Raffle Tickets $15; Classic Country (CC) $48
St. Faustina’s: Regular $430; Loose $22


Rosary Group: Please switch to the next Mystery this Sunday, December 4th.

Backpack Project: These backpacks are given as Christmas presents to the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth. There are bags on the tables near the entrance of the church containing lists of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to the church before Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for your support!

Catechism: December 17th will be the last class before Christmas.

Classic Country Show: Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm - $7 per person. Come out and celebrate the Christmas season with Sidewinder Plus and friends and family. Be prepared to enjoy and take part in singing some of our great traditional music.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We are still selling tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

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

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

PharmaChoice Perks: We are collecting Perks points for our Outreach Program. If you have any that you do not need, please drop them in the collection basket.

Polish Events: St. Nicholas will be visiting the children after the Mass in Polish this Sunday, December 4th. There will also be a lunch of cabbage rolls / hunter stew for $7 per person.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, December 6th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, (Part Two) featuring Michelangelo – The Artist. The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.

Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~
This Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Next Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $552; Loose $117.05; Community $170; Classic Country (CC) $303.60; Outreach $30; Jams (CC) $160; Flea Market (CC) $10
St. Faustina’s: Regular $465; Loose $25; Community $5; Roof (CC) $250


Backpack Project: This year marks the 12th consecutive Advent for our Backpack Project. These backpacks are given as Christmas presents to the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth, our downtown Dartmouth soup kitchen. There are bags on the tables near the entrance of the church containing lists of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to the church before Thursday, December 15th. Thank you for your support!

Catechism: Please mark your calendar for the Catechism class dates ~ Dec 3rd & 17th.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We continue to sell tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

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

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

PharmaChoice Perks: We are collecting Perks points for our Outreach Program. If you have any that you do not need, please drop them in the collection basket.

Polish Events: St. Nicholas will be visiting the children after the Mass in Polish on December 4th. There will also be a lunch of cabbage rolls / hunter stew for $7 per person. On December 18th after the Mass there will be sharing of the bread.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 29th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, featuring Michelangelo – The Artist. The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.

Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~
Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Christmas Schedule

                        English        Polish
December 24             6:00pm        11:00pm
December 25             9:00am         1:00pm
December 26       --         1:00pm
December 31             4:00pm             --
January 1 ~           9:00am         1:00pm

 

Bulletin: Christ The King

Mass Intentions
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

 

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
Nov 2St. Anthony’s: Regular $532; Loose $119.70; Books & Candles $160.30; All Soul’s $25; Fuel $180; Pickles & Jam (CC) $10; Flea Market (CC) $10; Donation $50
St. Faustina’s: Regular $795; Independence Day $153.90; All Soul’s $153.90; All Soul’s $5; Renovations $20; Fuel $75; Donation (meal) $347


Dartmouth Region Advent Reconciliation Services:
St. Peter’s Parish ~ Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00pm
St. John XXIII ~ Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Catechism: The next class will be November 26th at 3:00pm in the boardroom of the church. Please mark your calendar for the other Catechism class dates this year ~ December 3rd & 17th.

Jams: We are selling strawberry and strawberry/ rhubarb jam after Masses on the weekend at the main entrance of the church. Jars are $5 each.

Annual Lottery: We continue to sell tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

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

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

DVD Series: There will be no DVD series this week. Our next session will be Tuesday, November 29th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm, featuring Michelangelo.

Classic Country Show: This Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm $7 per person Featuring the music of Sidewinder with entertainers: Bill Bob Phillips, Yvonne MacDonald and Shirley Reid 50/50 Draw and Door Prizes Come and enjoy the show!

 

Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

To the clergy and faithful,

At the request of the Holy Father Pope Francis, we have been celebrating the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which began last year on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and will come to a close on the Solemnity of Christ the King.

I will officially close this Jubilee Year in our local church November 20th, at the 10:30am Sunday Eucharist at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica.

I cordially invite all the faithful who are able to attend this celebration as we give thanks for all the graces our Lord has bestowed upon us.
— †Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth

Mass Intentions
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

Sunday Collections (Note: CC - Capitol Campaign)
Nov 2St. Anthony’s: Regular $947; Loose $92.75; Books & Candles $85.15; All Soul’s $75; Ukrainian Donation $75; Hall Rental $150; Haiti Relief $79
St. Faustina’s: Regular $395; Loose $10; All Souls $20; Roof $20

Nov 7 St. Anthony’s: Regular $492; Loose $99.80; Missals $15; All Soul’s $60; Renovations $195; Flea Market $100; Haiti Relief $10
St. Faustina’s: Regular $235; Loose $37; Coffee Fund $337.55; Roof $100


Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Catechism: There are registration forms on the back tables for families to fill out for their children. Our next class will be November 19th at 3:00pm in the boardroom of the church.

Annual Lottery: We are selling tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

Classic Country Show: Will be on November 20th at 7:00pm ~ $7 each. Sidewinder will be playing along with Billy Bob Phillips, Yvonne MacDonald, Shirley Reid.

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

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

DVD Series: Tuesday, November 15th ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm. We will gather in the church hall for coffee and then a video followed by small group discussion. The video presented is part two of St. Thomas Aquinas ~ The Theologian: The relationship of faith and reason is under intense scrutiny in an age beholden to the competing claims of fundamentalism and secularism. So called “new atheists” insist that the claims of religion amount to mere superstition, a retrograde holdover from a time long ago. Others insist that the life of faith is a retreat into emotions and subjectivism. St. Thomas Aquinas anticipated these objections and trends and demonstrated that to believe is to think and that the life of the mind is integral to life in Christ.

Bulletin: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
Oct 29 ~ Herbert Gladney
Nov 5 ~ Elva Cruikshank
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $1,095; Loose $128.20; Books & Candles $20; Community $115; Roof (CC) $75; Outreach $50; Hall Rental & Bar $196.75; Donation $150
St. Faustina’s: Regular $375; Loose $17; Roof (CC) $1,400;


St. Anthony’s Annual Fall Fair & Flea Market!: Great ‘new to you’ items for everyone! Continues this evening, Saturday, October 29th ~ 5:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, October 30th ~ 10:00am to 3:00pm Free Admission Chili or corn chowder served on Saturday after Mass with dessert,tea or coffee for $8 Also, hot dogs & bake sale Everyone is welcome!

DVD Series: Tuesday, November 1st ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm. We will gather in the church hall for coffee and then a video followed by small group discussion. The video presented is the second half of: Saint Francis ~ Reformer: Rebuild my Church! That’s the mission Christ gave to St. Francis and it’s the perennial task of the Church in every age of its life. But how is the reform and renewal of the Church to be accomplished? The life of St. Francis demonstrates that Christ intends the foundations of true and lasting reform to be built on the solid rock that is the radical witness of the saints.

Special Collection: This weekend, October 29th & 30th there will be envelopes in the bulletin holders - to support Hurricane Mathew efforts in Haiti. If you would like to donate, please put these special envelopes in with the regular collection.

Catechism: There are registration forms on the back tables for families to fill out for their children. Our first class will start this Saturday, October 29th at 3:00pm in the boardroom of the church.

Annual Lottery: Again, we are selling tickets for our Annual Lottery. If you would like to purchase any, or help sell a book of tickets, please see Gordon after Mass.

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

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

Roof Update: By the time you read this bulletin, our hall roof and tower should be completed. We so appreciate all your support with our fundraisers and donations towards this project. May the Lord bless you ~ Finance Council

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is November 22nd at 6:30pm.

Bulletin: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
We have lots of spots available for Mass Intentions.
Please see Br. Nathanael if you would like a Mass said for your loved ones.
Nov 5 ~ Elva Cruikshank
Nov 26 ~ Margaret Pottie
Dec 3 ~ Fred Pottie
Dec 10 ~ Gonzalo Afable Jr. & Lilia Afable

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $495; Loose $124.80; Roof (CC) $20; Fuel $5
St. Faustina’s: Regular $255; Loose $51.10; Roof (CC) $300


Hall - Tower and Partial Roof Replacement: This week we have entered into a contract to have our hall roof replaced as the side facing the lower parking lot has many leaks and many shingles are blowing off. We will also do work on the tower.  We have saved throughout the summer $8,000 of the total cost of $11,000 we expect to pay.   We will be putting funds raised from Classic Country Show, flea market and luncheon directly to the remaining bill.  We appreciate any support on our fundraisers.  Many thanks ~ Finance Council

Catechism: There are registration forms on the back tables for families to fill out for your children. Please hand in the forms on Saturday, October 22nd to Joanne Nelson. Our first class will start on Saturday, October 29th at 3:00pm in the boardroom of the church.

Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Fall Fair: Continue to bring in your donated items for our event on October 29th & 30th. If you can volunteer, please call Gordon at 902.469.5698.

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.

DVD Series: Starting on Tuesday, October 25th until Dec 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm we are starting our annual DVD video series. This year features Bishop Robert Barron’s newest collection Catholicism: Pivotal Players. Learn about the lives of six different influential Catholics from our rich tradition. We will gather in the church hall for coffee and then a video followed by small group discussion.

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

St. Anthony’s Classic Country Show: This Sunday, October 16th at 7:00pm - $7 Admission Featuring the music of Sidewinder (Plus) Andrew Kent, Bob MacDonald, Carl James, Bill Guest and Hayden Stover Hosted by Beverley Cheverie Also Featuring Blain Henshaw, Wendy Manning and Mall Balsor 50/50 Draw and Door Prizes!

Bulletin: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
Oct 1 ~
 Gordie Lavers
Please see Br. Nathanael if you would like a Mass Intention for your loved ones.

Last Sunday Collections: (CC – Capital Campaign)
St. Anthony’s: Regular $462; Loose $80.40; Ukrainian Donation $75
St. Faustina’s: Regular $491; Loose $28.45


Franciscan Events

"A Touch of Classical: Tonight, Saturday, October 1st at 7:30pm - Tickets $20 Proceeds to support our Seminarian and Education fund
The Transitus of St. Francis: Monday, October 3rd at 7:30pm
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00pm
The Ordination of Br. Peter Hanna to Diaconate: Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 10:30am
All Events at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax

Catechism: For anyone who would like to register your child this Fall for Catechism, please see Joanne Nelson or phone her at 902.464.1981.

St. Anthony’s Fall Fair: Will be held October 29th & 30th. Along with our flea market and chili or corn chowder dinner, we will have a bake sale. If you can volunteer to help, please call Gordon Jewers at 902.469.5698. Don’t forget about our Flea Market when you are cleaning your house and would like to donate items to help raise funds for our parish.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for September is Kraft Dinner.

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.

DVD Series: Starting on October 25th until Dec 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm we are starting our annual DVD video series. This year features Bishop Robert Barron’s newest collection Catholicism: Pivotal Players. Learn about the lives of six different influential Catholics from our rich tradition. We will gather for coffee and then a video followed by small group discussion.