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: 32th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  

 In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

 

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields.


John McCrae 1915


Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $743 with 48 envelopes; Loose $43.95; Renovations $10;

Fuel $3; Roof $50

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $360 with 20 envelopes

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

Donations $7, 855; Fundraisers for Roof $2,135.75 Thank you for your support!

 

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. Did you know that your Archdiocesan Annual Appeal gift helps our parish directly? A portion of every contribution from our parish will be rebated for our use. 

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Program: Knights of Columbus will hold a Marian Hour of Prayer at St. Anthony’s Church on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00pm. The Icon of Our Lady has some unique features – it was touched to the original tilma of Juan Diego which bears the image of our Lady of Guadalupe and was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI. In addition, the frame for the image is sealed with soil from Mexico’s Tepeyac Hill where Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared.

 

Training Session for Eucharistic Ministers: There will be a training session for new Eucharistic Minister’s on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm. Anyone who would like to be a Eucharistic Minister is welcome to attend.

 

Mass for Our Deceased Parishioners: There will be a Mass on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm with Rosary starting at 6:00pm, for the souls of our deceased parishioners who died between November 2010-November 2011.

 

November 11th: There will be a bilingual Remembrance Day and Independance Day (Poland) Mass on Friday, November 11th at 11:00am. There will be a luncheon in the hall to follow.

 

FiddlersMass: St. Anthony’s will have a Fiddlers’ Mass on Saturday, November 12th with music starting at 3:30pm. Metro Fiddlers will be providing the wonderful music.

 

Chili Dinner: in St. Anthony’s Hall on Saturday, November 12th, after the 4:00pm Mass. Dinner includes, chili, a home-made roll, tea & coffe and dessert. Price $7. To donate homemade baked goods for our sale table, please call Jennie or Wilfred at 464-1561. All proceeds will go toward our roof repairs. Thanks for your support!

 

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.