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: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I see clearly that the thing the Church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the Church as a field hospital after battle. The Church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you.
— Pope Francis

Last Sunday Regular Collections:
St. Anthony’s - $711; Loose $171.95; Renovations $13; Lottery Fundraiser $200
St. Faustina’s - $760; Loose $41

Thank you to everyone who has generously given their time and support with our recent fundraisers. May the Lord keep you and your family in His grace always.
— Br. Nathanael

Annual Appeal:  Two collection dates – the first one is this weekend and the second is November 23/24.  You may also donate online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org. Through your support, you actively participate in building a future for our Church and building our faith together.  Please give generously to the Appeal this year to help the people of your parish and many others to benefit from the good works the appeal supports. 

Country Time Show:  This Sunday, October 20th at 7:00pm.  Admission $6.  Come out and enjoy the evening with your friends!  Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country Featuring:  Darlene Burgoyne, Alastair MacDonald, Lucy Fleming, Ronnie Masters, Hayden Stover and Bob MacDonald.

House Blessing:  If you would like your house blessed by Br. Nathanael, please call the office and leave a message with your name and phone number and he will get back to you. 

Catechism & RCIA:  If you wish to register your child for Catechism, or if you are an adult who would like to register for RCIA, please see Br. Nathanael or call him at the parish office.

Still for Sale!:  You can still purchase jars of pickled beets, mustard pickles, green tomato chow, cucumber relish, blueberry jam, and ‘friendship’ soup for $5 each ~ Call John LeBlanc at 469.4366.

Lottery Tickets: Thank you to everyone who is purchasing tickets for our fundraiser! You can purchase tickets or help sell a book of 10 to your friends.  See Gordon or Shayne after Mass.  The draw will take place at the Country Time Show in December.  Thank you for your support!

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for October is canned meat or fish. 

Bottle Drive: Don’t forget to drop off any recyclables (in the boardroom of the church) before or after Mass.  Thank you for your donations!  All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program.

have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else—God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
— Pope Francis