St. Anthony's Church

St. Anthony of Padua Parish & 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: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is the last bulletin until the mid-summer bulletin August 2nd.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $912.55; Loose $81.95; Renovations $10; Donation $75; Country Time Show $634.30
St. Faustina’s – Regular $330; Loose $52


Archdiocesan Information: Archbishop Mancini wishes to advise that the following pastoral changes will take place effective August 1, 2015 unless stated otherwise:

Fr. Obinna (Raymond) Odumuko is appointed Administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Halifax.
Fr. Randall Doucette has been given permission to serve in the Archdiocese of St. John’s, NL for a period of 3 years.
Fr. Toochukwu Okafor, while remaining pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Dartmouth, will assume the pastoral responsibility of St. Genevieve Parish, East Chezzetcook and its mission of St. Philip Neri, Musquodoboit Harbour as Administrator.
Fr. Fabian Ihunegbo is appointed as pastoral associate to Fr. Okafor in the pastoral care of communities of St. Thomas More, St. Genevieve and St. Philip Neri.

On Saturday, June 27th, Archbishop Mancini ordained three men to the Diaconate for our Archdiocese and is pleased to announce their diaconal appointments:
Deacon Dan Daley to St. Thomas Aquinas Canadian Martyrs Parish, Halifax, as well as to the Mission to Seafarers;
Deacon Rod Rowlands to Holy Trinity Pastoral Unit, Lower Sackville;
Deacon David Viscount to Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax.

 

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out last Sunday to enjoy the show and support St. Anthony’s. Proceeds raised were $634.30. The next show will be Sunday, September 20th. We hope to see you then!

Polish Festival Raffle: If you are able to help sell a few books of tickets for the “Grand Raffle” for the Polish Festival lottery, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at (902)469-5698.

Sanctuary Floor: If anyone would like to make a donation, please use a blank envelope and write your envelope #, amount, name and address and place it in the Sunday collection basket.

Polish Festival: Will be September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope marked ‘Polish Festival’ that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers (to take one month at a time) to help with lawn care ~ mowing, raking, and the gardens. Please see Br. Nathanael or John LeBlanc if you are able to help. If anyone has a gas whipper snipper that they no longer use, it would be a great gift to the parish.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for July is Carnation milk.

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: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Now that Summer is here, and we are winding down a little, I want to extend my gratitude to you – this little family of
St. Anthony’s, for your constant support and generosity to me and your dedication to the parish. I do not ever want to take your charity for granted. May this Summer you experience the fullness of life with God and one another.
May the Lord give you peace.
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $535; Loose $116.75; Books & Candles $51.45; Renovations $5; Donation $100; Polish Festival $30
St. Faustina’s – Regular $455; Loose $37; Polish Festival $57


Archdiocesan Information: Save the Date!
August 10, 7:00pm
 – Mass of the Faithful Departed. The Annual Cemetery Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lower Sackville. All are welcome.
August 15, 10:30am – Jim O’Connor’s Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica; on the Feast of the Assumption and the feast day of our Archdiocese. Come celebrate!
October 7 – Archbishop’s Dinner. More details to follow.

 

Country Time Show:This Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country featuring: Vic Ivany, Frank Grandy, Billy Bob Phillips, Jim Francis, Ron & Amy Verge. This is the last show until the Fall.

Polish Festival Raffle: If you are able to help sell a few books of tickets for the “Grand Raffle” for the Polish Festival lottery, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at (902)469-5698.

Sanctuary Floor: If anyone would like to make a donation, please use a blank envelope and write your envelope #, amount, name and address and place it in the Sunday collection basket.

Polish Festival: Will be September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope marked ‘Polish Festival’ that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thanks!

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for July is Carnation milk.

Bulletin: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We congratulate Nevaeh Armoza Marie Campbell on receiving the Sacrament of Baptism and entering into the mystical Body of Christ – the Church.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $513; Loose $121.55; Renovations $30; Mission for New Evangelization $25; Flea Market $15; Outreach $309.15
St. Faustina’s – Regular $430; Loose $17.25


Archdiocesan Information: Mass in Honor of Those Who Died in the Middle East for Their Faith

This coming weekend, the Canada Atlantic Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) will gather in Halifax to hold their Annual General meeting and Mass of Promotions (three of its members will be promoted in rank).

The Mass, on Saturday, June 20 at 4:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, will be offered for all who have died in the Middle East for their faith. Archbishop Mancini invites all the faithful to pray for our brothers and sisters who are being displaced, persecuted and martyred.

All are invited to attend not only this Mass at the Cathedral, but also Evening Prayer on Friday evening (June 19) at 7:00pm at St. Agnes Church, Halifax.

 

Country Time Show: Next Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country featuring: Vic Ivany, Frank Grandy, Billy Bob Phillips, Jim Francis, Ron & Amy Verge.

Polish Festival Raffle: We will be passing out “Grand Raffle Tickets” for the Polish Festival lottery at both entrances this weekend.  Please take a couple books to sell to your friends.  If you can help in any way with the sale of tickets please see Gordon.

Thank You: To everyone who made donations to Outreach for the poor last Saturday at the Mass for the Feast of St. Anthony. Your donations raised $309.15 and is greatly appreciated.

Sanctuary Floor: Thank you to those who made donations towards the floor. If anyone would like to make a donation, please use a blank envelope and write your envelope #, amount, name and address and place it in the Sunday collection basket. Thank you!

Polish Festival: We be September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thanks!

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for June is canned meat or fish.

Bulletin: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Communion & Baptisms:We congratulate Jeanne Paola Laureta, Meena Navairo, Romelle Navairo and Faith Lombard on receiving the Sacrament of First Communion.
We also congratulate Choreena Navarro on receiving the Sacrament of Baptism and entering into the mystical Body of Christ – the Church.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $454; Loose $298.35; Renovations $60; Sharing the Care $25; Mission for New Evangelization $51; Donations $225; Flea Market & Chowder $1,767.90; Polish Festival $115
St. Faustina’s – Regular $185; Loose $46.75; Polish Festival $40


We continue with our DVD series this Tuesday at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God
Next Tuesday the topic will beWalls of Fear

This will be the last night of the season until we continue in the Fall.

Thank You: To Joanne Nelson for preparing our youth who received the Sacrament of First Communion last Saturday.

Parish Council: There will be a Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00pm in the hall.

Country Time Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country featuring: Vic Ivany, Frank Grandy, Billy Bob Phillips, Jim Francis, Ron & Amy Verge.

Polish Festival: We will be having the Polish Festival this year on September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thank you for your donations.

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers (to take one month at a time) to help with lawn care ~ mowing, raking, and the gardens. Please see Br. Nathanael or John LeBlanc if you are able to help. If anyone has a gas whipper snipper that they no longer use, it would be a great gift to the parish.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for June is canned meat or fish.

Bulletin: Corpus Christi

Feast of St. Anthony:
We will be celebrating Mass for the Feast of St. Anthony next Saturday, June 13
th at 11:00am ~ Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH will be presiding. There will also be veneration of a first class relic. A light reception will follow in the boardoom after Mass. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the poor, there will be a collection basket available.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $722; Loose $120.50; Candles & Books $56.25; Renovations $25; Donation $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $225; Loose $12; Floor 30; Cost of Envelopes $5


We continue with our DVD series each Tuesday at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God
Next Tuesday the topic will be A New Communion With Jesus

Feast of Corpus Christi: This Sunday, June 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with Mass at 1:00pm and the procession starting at 1:30pm. Fr. Irek Bem will be the main celebrant. We will have two (English) Altars and two (Polish) Altars.

First Communion: We are pleased to have four of our children receive their first Communion during this Saturday’s 4:00pm Mass. Everyone is welcome to join us in the hall after Mass to continue our celebration of this joyful time for our parish community.

Thank You: To everyone who worked so hard preparing for the flea market and luncheon. Also, thank you to those who came out to support our parish. The amount of funds raised will be in next weekend’s bulletin.

Polish Festival: We will be having the Polish Festival this year on September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thank you for your donations.

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers (to take one month at a time) to help with lawn care ~ mowing, raking, and the gardens. Please see Br. Nathanael or John LeBlanc if you are able to help. If anyone has a gas whipper snipper that they no longer use, it would be a great gift to the parish.

Country Time Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for June is canned meat or fish.

Bulletin: Trinity Sunday

We continue with our DVD series each Tuesday at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God
Next Tuesday the topic will be The Samaritan Woman

Collections – May 17th
St. Anthony’s – Regular $528; Loose $77.40; Donation $1,000
St. Faustina’s – Regular $270; Loose 35; Share the Mission $20

Collections – May 24
St. Anthony’s – Regular $472; Loose $81.55; Outreach Donation $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $530; Loose $52; Floor $130; Polish Festival $355


Archdiocesan Information: Share the Mission: Special Collection June 6-7

In the Church when we speak of missionary work people often think this requires going to a foreign country to proclaim Christ. While this is part of our mission to spread the Good News of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, it is only part of the story. We are all missionaries and the mission field is right here, right now!

On the weekend of June 6 and 7 we are inviting you to take part in the annual diocesan collection, Share the Mission.

We are called to help each other as communities to become missionary disciples! We do this by supporting one another on all levels: in our actions, through our prayers, and in our financial giving.

This special collection supports missionary action on both a diocesan and parish level. Twenty percent of the total donations raised by your parish will be returned to the parish to be used for missionary work at the local level.

For more information contact Cathy Driscoll Cainen at (902) 429-9800 x308 or email: cdriscoll@halifaxyarmouth.org

 

Feast of Corpus Christi: Next Sunday, June 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with the procession starting at 1:00pm and Mass following at 1:30pm. Fr. Irek Bem will be the main celebrant. We will have two (English) Altars and two (Polish) Altars.

Feast of St. Anthony: We will be celebrating Mass for the Feast of St. Anthony on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00am ~ Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH will be presiding. There will be a light reception in the boardoom following Mass. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the poor, there will be a collection basket available.

Polish Festival: We will be having the Polish Festival this year on September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thank you for your donations.

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers (to take one month at a time) to help with lawn care ~ mowing, raking, and the gardens. Please see Br. Nathanael or John LeBlanc if you are able to help.

Country Time Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for May is canned milk.

Bulletin: Pentecost

We continue with our DVD series each Tuesday at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God

Next Tuesday the topic will be The New Temple: The Body of Jesus


Archdiocesan Information: Share the Mission: Special Collection June 6-7

In the Church when we speak of missionary work people often think this requires going to a foreign country to proclaim Christ. While this is part of our mission to spread the Good News of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, it is only part of the story. We are all missionaries and the mission field is right here, right now!

On the weekend of June 6 and 7 we are inviting you to take part in the annual diocesan collection, Share the Mission.

We are called to help each other as communities to become missionary disciples! We do this by supporting one another on all levels: in our actions, through our prayers, and in our financial giving.

This special collection supports missionary action on both a diocesan and parish level. Twenty percent of the total donations raised by your parish will be returned to the parish to be used for missionary work at the local level.

For more information contact Cathy Driscoll Cainen at (902) 429-9800 x308 or email: cdriscoll@halifaxyarmouth.org

 

We will be holding our annual Spring Flea Market and luncheon next weekend,May 30th and 31st ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm and at 5:00pm on Saturday; and 10:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday. On Saturday, from 11:00am – 3:00pm and 5:00pm – 6:00pm we will be serving fish or corn chowder with desert, tea or coffee for $8.

Flea Market Set-Up: We will be setting up for the flea market next Thursday, May 28th starting at 1:30pm. Any help you can give will be appreciated – please see Gordon Jewers.

Feast of Corpus Christi: Sunday, June 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with the procession starting at 1:00pm and Mass following at 1:30pm. Fr. Irek Bem will be the main celebrant. We will have two (English) Altars and two (Polish) Altars.

Feast of St. Anthony: We will be celebrating Mass for the Feast of St. Anthony on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00am ~ Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH will be presiding. There will be a light reception in the boardroom following Mass. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the poor, there will be a collection basket available.

Polish Festival: We will be having the Polish Festival this year on September 12 & 13. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards items needed for the festival, please use the envelope that is in your box of yearly envelopes, or put your envelope #, amount, name and address on a blank envelope and place in the Sunday collection basket. Thank you for your donations.

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers (to take one month at a time) to help with lawn care ~ mowing, raking, and the gardens. Please see Br. Nathanael or John LeBlanc if you are able to help.

Country Time Show: The next show will be Sunday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for May is canned milk.

Buletin: Ascension

We continue with our DVD series each Tuesday at 7:00pm Into the Heart of God
Next Tuesday the topic will be The Wedding Feast at Cana: The Key to Understanding this Gospel

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $510; Loose $132.55; Books & Candles $72.95; Pope’s Works $95; Renovations $10
St. Faustina’s – Regular $360; Loose $65; Floor $50


Archdiocesan Information:2015 Assembly of the People This year’s Assembly is June 5 & 6, 2015, and will focus on the first of our three diocesan pastoral themes, Mission.  This year’s Assembly will look a little different, and responds directly to participant feedback from our previous Assemblies and information received through phase one of our Pastoral Planning process: the event provides participants with workshops that are more practical and hands on, and with opportunities to customize your experience to meet your needs and particular charisms. The schedule includes three periods of workshops, each focusing on a different component of mission: Sharing Christ with Others; Ministry to Those in Need; and Reliance on the Spirit Participants will select their own workshops, choosing from 5-7 options in each periods. To increase our visibility and emphasize our desire to “go out” from our churches, the main sessions will be held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica in Halifax, with the workshops held at various nearby locations in the downtown core (within a 10 minute walk).

Cost: $20.00  (This great price is thanks to the generosity of our benefactors!) If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Craig at ecraig@halifaxyarmouth.org or (902) 429-9800 ext 311 or register online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org

 

Country Time Show: This Sunday, May 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back-up band Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Hayden Stover, Charlie Bourque, Ronnie Masters, Wayne MacKellar and Cecil MacDougall. Come out for a night of fun and entertainment!

Pastoral Council: Next Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council Elections: We will be having Pastoral Council elections next weekend - May 23rd and 24th. All nominations must be in by this weekend. Nomination forms are on the tables near both exits. Please place nomination forms in the collection baskets.

Mass for Consecrated Life: The Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and their Associates invite us to join them for a Mass of Thanksgiving for those of Consecrated life ~ June 1st, 2015 at 7:00pm at St. Michael’s Parish, 14 Saint Michael’s Avenue, Halifax. Archbishop Anthony Mancini will be presiding.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for May is canned milk.  

We will be holding our annual Spring Flea Market and luncheon on May 30th and 31st ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm and at 5:00pm on Saturday; and 10:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday. On Saturday, we will be serving fish or corn chowder with desert, tea or coffee for $8. There will be something for everyone! For more information or to donate items, please call Gordon at 469.5698.