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: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Polish Bulletin: Download Here

 

Daily Prayer for the Holy Souls

 

Immortal God, Holy Lord, Father and Protector of all You have created,

We raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life. In your loving mercy, Father of all, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty.

 

Your only Son, Christ, our Savior, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death. By His merits, may they share in the glory of His victory over sin and death.

 

For all the faithful who have died we pray, but in particular for those dear to us...

Parents, children, relatives and friends. Nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth,

Who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example. We pray also for any who may have done us harm, and stand in special need of Your forgiveness.

 

May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all the

Angels and Saints, speak for us and assist them now. This we ask in Christ’s name.

 

Amen.

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $560 with 37 envelopes; Loose $110.65; Reno $220;

Fuel $20; Other $69.25

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $545 with 27 envelopes; Loose $62; Reno $20; Roof $100

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $7, 955; Fundraisers for Roof $2,135.75 Thank you for your support!

 

Mass Cancellation: Please note, this week there will be no weekday Masses, however, there will still be Saturday morning Mass at 9:00am.

 

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next collection is November 20th. Please make cheques payable to the Archdiocese of Halifax or pay with your credit card online at www.catholichalifax.org. Thank you for your generous gift to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.

 

Father Peter Botman, SCJ: It is with great sadness that we share with you that Father Peter Botman died on November 3, 2011. As you may remember, from 1986 to 1992, Father Peter was the Pastor at St. Anthony’s. The Mass will be dedicated to the soul of Father Peter on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate this Mass and all that he has done for St. Anthony’s. May the Pepetual light be with him.

 

Chili Dinner: in St. Anthony’s Hall on Saturday, November 12th, after the 4:00pm Mass. Dinner includes, chili, a home-made roll, tea & coffee and dessert. Price $7. All proceeds will go toward our roof repairs. Thanks for your support!

 

Thank You: To the Knights of Columbus and Gordon Jewers for organizing the prayer service dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe and for bringing such and important Icon to our church!

 

Country Time Show: Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s hall. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Yvonne MacDonald, Ray Brushett, Vic Ivany, Dianne Gould & Jeremy Melanson.

 

Raffle Tickets: Prizes include a quilt, an automatic vegetable steamer and rice cooker, and a pocket watch with chain - $2 each or 3 for $5. Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. All proceeds go towards our roof fund.

 

Christmas Gifts for The Mental Healthy Program: A box will be set up in the near future in the church. Through your generosity, gifts for the inpatients and residents of the Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Building and East Coast Forensic Hospital bring great cheer from the community during the holiday season. Please see the green pamphlets on the tables at the entrance of the church for suggested items. Please do not wrap donated items; no scented items & no used clothing. Please note there are more male clients than female.