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.

Lectio Divina

Fr. Jan intends to bring in the practice of lectio divina. The ccc. has this to say:

The hymms and litanies of the liturgy of the hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Moreover, the reading from the word of God at each hour and readings from the fathers and spiritual masters......reveal more deeply  the meaning of the mystery being celebrated, assist in the understanding the psalms, and prepare for silent prayer. The LECTIO DIVINA where the word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes prayer, is thus rooted in the liturgical celebration.

Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire. This mobalization of faculties is necesssary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ.  Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in LECTIO DIVINA or the rosary. This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but christian prayer should go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with him.

More information and instruction will appear shortly.