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: 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!

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Lent

Saint Francis' Prayer Before the Crucifix
Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me
true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out
Your holy and true command. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $372; Loose $67.40; Paper & Books $43; Renovations $5; In Memoriam $65
St. Faustina’s – No collections - cancellation of Mass due to weather.


Archdiocese Information:
Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2015 has been released. His message is based on the theme: “Make firm your hearts.” (Jas 5:8) invites Catholics around the world to consider our “globalization of indifference” as he states in his opening paragraphs of his message: When the people of God are converted to his love, they find answers to the questions that history continually raises. One of the most urgent challenges which I would like to address in this Message is precisely the globalization of indifference.

Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. God is not indifferent to our world; he so loves it that he gave his Son for our salvation. In the Incarnation, in the earthly life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God, the gate between God and man, between heaven and earth, opens once for all. The Church is like the hand holding open this gate, thanks to her proclamation of God’s word, her celebration of the sacraments and her witness of the faith which works through love (cf. Gal 5:6). But the world tends to withdraw into itself and shut that door through which God comes into the world and the world comes to him. Hence the hand, which is the Church, must never be surprised if it is rejected, crushed and wounded.

God’s people, then, need this interior renewal, lest we become indifferent and withdraw into ourselves.

 

Country Time Show: Last Sunday’s show was cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled for this Sunday, February 22th at 7:00pm ~ admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Diane Gould, Darrin Lively, Melanie MacNeil, Darlene MacNeil, and Art MacNeil. We hope to see you there!

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

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.

Income Tax Receipts: Are available on the table near the main entrance (in a box in alphabetical order).

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for February is macaroni and cheese. 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!

Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Francis' Prayer Before the Crucifix

Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me
true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out
Your holy and true command. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $540; Loose $79.46; Paper & Books; Fuel $75; Pro-Life $75; In-Memoriam $90
St. Faustina’s – Regular $445; Loose $60; Fuel $30; Initial Offering $5; Polish Luncheon $558


Archdiocese Information:

Invitation to Lenten Series from Archbishop Mancini: This Lent, Archbishop Mancini invites you to a three part study series to break open the content of his 2014 Pastoral Letter, “Lord, Where Are You Going?” and specifically consider our three key themes: Mission, Community, and Formation. Each session includes a short video with Archbishop Mancini and a local thought leader discussing the theme, a time of prayer and gospel reflection, guided small group discussion, and an individual discernment survey to help capture the fruits of the discussion and discernment that took place. As our Archdiocese moves forward in our year of pastoral discernment, this is a key way for all our lay faithful to have their voices heard in this discernment process and contribute to your parish’s pastoral plan. Please visit www.halifaxyarmouth.org to watch the video series.

Mass of Remembrance: The special intentions, for the living and for those who have died, that you named in the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal will be remembered on

February 21 at 12:15pm Mass. Archbishop Anthony Mancini invites you and your family to join with him in the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica. Reception to follow. All are welcome to this time of remembrance and thanksgiving.

 

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Ash Wednesday: Mass will be at 7:00pm on February 18th.

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.

Income Tax Receipts: Are available on the table near the main entrance (in a box in alphabetical order).

Country Time Show: This Sunday, February 15th at 7:00pm ~ admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Diane Gould, Darrin Lively, Melanie MacNeil, Darlene MacNeil, and Art MacNeil. We hope to see you there!

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for February is macaroni and cheese. 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!

Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $824; Loose $61.70; Paper & Books $34.25; Renovations $95; Fuel $50; Donation $75; Outreach $20; Flea Market $25; Pickles & Jams $165
St. Faustina’s – Regular $320; Loose $90; Fuel $35


Archdiocese  Information:
Mass of Remembrance:
The special intentions, for the living and for those who have died, that you named in the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal will be remembered on
February 21 at 12:15pm Mass. Archbishop Anthony Mancini invites you and your family to join with him in the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica. Reception to follow. All are welcome to this time of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Sharing the Care:
On the weekend of February 28 - March 1, 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.

 

Blessing of the Throats:  We will have blessing of the throats after both Masses this weekend.

Ash Wednesday:  Mass will be at 7:00pm on February 18th.   

Income Tax Receipts:  Are available on the table near the main entrance (in a box in alphabetical order).  

Polish Luncheon:  This Sunday, February 8th, our Polish group will be serving a luncheon after the 1:00pm Mass ~ $10 per plate which includes tea/coffee & cake.  All funds raised will be applied directly to our outstanding bills.  Everyone is welcome.

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

Country Time Show:  Next Sunday, February 15th at 7:00pm ~ admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country featuring: Brooklyn Blackmore, Diane Gould, Darrin Lively, Melanie MacNeil, Darlene MacNeil, and Art MacNeil.  We hope to see you there!

St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Item of the month for February is macaroni and cheese.  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!

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

When we come to Mass, we come with an openness to be transformed by what we encounter. The Eucharist must not stay static. This Eucharist we receive must be translated into concrete acts of love. If not, it becomes a distorted Eucharist. So let us allow our hearts to enter into this communicative Sacrament of God’s love so we may bring this love and unity to our neighbor.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $588; Loose $53.15; Books & Candles $17.50; Fuel $5; Initial Offering $5; Pickles & Jams $370; Hall Rental $300
St. Faustina’s – Regular $470; Loose $14


Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. Proceeds for our parish were $504.05. The next show will be Sunday, February 15th at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Prayer Community: This Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Painting of the Hall Basement: This Wednesday, January 28th at 9:30am we will be painting the basement of the hall. If anyone is able to help with painting, come out and join us. Thank you for your help!

Rosary Group: We are still looking for more people to join the Rosary Group. If you are interested, please see Joanne Nelson or call her at 464-1981.

2015 Church Envelopes: If you still have not picked up your box of 2015 envelopes, they are located near the main entrance. Anyone who is not registered with the parish, please call the office and leave your name, phone number, and address and we will ensure you receive a box for 2015.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for January is canned milk. 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. Thanks!