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: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

One day (during an illness) I complained to Jesus that I was being a burden to the sisters.  Jesus answered me, ‘You are not living for yourself but for souls, and other souls will profit from your sufferings.  Your prolonged suffering will give them the light and strenth to accept My will.’

(During much suffering) ‘Forgive me Jesus.  May Your will be done in me.  I will suffer silently like a dove, without complaining.  I will not allow my heart even one single cry of sorrowful complaint. 

Oh if only the suffering soul knew how much it is loved by God, it would die of joy and excess of happiness!  Some day, we will know the value of suffering, but then we will no longer be able to suffer.

St. Faustina Kowalska, Apostle of the Divine Mercy
1905-1938

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $595 with 40 envelopes; Loose $72.40; Paper & Books $102.35
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $265 with 20 envelopes; Loose $67
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350  ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
St. Anthony’s $2,920 and St. Faustina’s $2,800    Thank you for your support!


Mass Cancellation:  There will be no weekday Mass on Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday,
October 5th.  

Marian Month of October:  During the month of October, the Rosary will be said 25 minutes prior to weekday morning Masses, as well Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evening at 6:00pm.  Please join us as we pray the Rosary for the growth of our parish and for our own intentions.

Special Devotion Honor of St. Anthony and Mass:  We will have a special devotion in honor of
St. Anthony and Mass on Sunday, October 2nd starting at 2:30pm with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Mass at 3:00pm.

Feast of St. Faustina Kowalska:  She died on October 5, 1938 in Krakow, Poland and is the Apostle of Divine Mercy.  We will be celebrating her feast day on Thursday, October 6th.  Confession and Rosary will start at 6:00pm, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a special Mass in English presided by Father Dariusz Misiolek.  

Adoration for Divine Mercy:  Starting on Friday, October 7th and on the first Friday of each month, there will be Adoration for Divine Mercy, starting with the Chaplet at 3:00pm, followed by private Adoration until the Rosary in Polish at 6:00pm and Mass in Polish at 6:30pm.  Everyone is welcome.  

Join Us For Supper!:  This Saturday, October 1st after the 4:00pm Mass.  As we begin Fall we would like to invite all of you and your friends to a 'welcome back' free supper.  After supper you will have an opportunity to purchase some home made pickles, beets, fudge and if you liked the soup which will be served for the supper, you can purchase pre-packaged soup mix.  All proceeds will go to our roof repairs.

Country Time Show:  Brought in a profit of $661.74 for our parish.  Thank you!

Choir Director:  We are looking for a volunteer Choir Director for St. Anthony’s.  Please contact Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you are interested.

Women’s Association:  If anyone is interested in joining our Women’s Association at St. Anthony’s, please contact Jennie at 464-1561.

Envelopes:  If anyone would like a box of church envelopes, please contact Nancy at the office.