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.

Bull;letin: 32nd 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
— In Flanders Fields

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $537; $Loose $98.34; Renovations $145

St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $490; Loose $7


Catechism: There is no Catechism this Sunday due to Remembrance Day and Independance Day. Catechism classes will be next Sunday, November 18th at 10:00am.

Thank You: Thank you to Gordon & Shayne Jewers, Rupert Lewis and their team for organizing last weekend’s Flea Market. Thank you also to Wilfred & Jennie Martell and their team for the fish & corn chowder dinner, and John LeBlanc for selling jars of beets, pickles, jams and more! Your help with the flea market in setting up, and donating items, along with come out to support us, is greatly appreciated! Your help is what helps us to make our parish community grow! Thanks to all of you, we made $2,100 for our parish.

Remembrance Day Mass: This Sunday, November 11th at 9:00am in English and 4:00pm in Polish celebrating Independance Day. We honor those who have given their lives serving Canada and Poland and helping people of other nations.

Memorial Mass: We will have a special Memorial Mass this Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm for parishioners who died between November 2011 and November 2012. We also invite all parishioners who would like to memorialize a special loved one who is now deceased.

Fiddlers’ Mass: Please join us on next Saturday, November 17th with fiddling starting at 3:30pm and Mass at 4:00pm. Come out and enjoy this special Mass with great music!

Spaghetti Dinner: After the Fiddlers’ Mass on Saturday, November 17th at 5:00pm. Join us for a plate of spaghetti and a roll, and tea & coffee. $7 per plate. Take-out available.

Country Time Show: Next Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremony is Al Hollingsworth with back up band Grover Country featuring: Shirley Reid, Bob MacDonald, Jim Tynes, Lucy Flemming, Cecil MacDougall, and Ruth Gray accompanied by Ed Young.

Women’s Association: We would like to start a Women’s Association for St. Anthony’s Parish. We will meet once a month and create new ways to help build our parish community. Please call Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you would like to be a part of our Women’s Association. We encourage all women of St. Anthony’s Parish to join!

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for November is canned fish or meat. A box is located near the main entrance of the church.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next Collection is November 25th.

Bulletin Notices: Please email Nancy at stanthonys@eastlink.ca for any bulletin notices regarding St. Anthony’s Parish events or meetings. We want to make our bulletin informative about what’s happening at St. Anthony’s Parish!