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: Easter

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I will never be able to thank you enough for all the support you have given me in the past year… Your prayers, your affection and support, have been essential to me. In them I find the Providence of God revealed, and in your love I have seen the Love of God. Now, let us go forward, knowing the Risen Lord is with us.
Easter morning brings us news that is from of old yet ever new: Christ is Risen!
This event echoes through time and continues to resound in the Church and in the lives, faith, and hearts of all. It is the same faith of Mary, Mother of Jesus, the faith of Mary Magdalene and the other women who first discovered the empty tomb, and the faith of Peter and the other Apostles. Our faith is based on that same news, on the testimony of those sisters and brothers who saw firstly the stone that had been rolled away from the empty tomb, and then the mysterious messengers who testified that Jesus, the Crucified, was risen.
The Resurrection of Christ, although surpasses history, nevertheless happens at a precise moment in history and leaves an indelible mark upon it. The light which dazzled the guards keeping watch over Jesus’ tomb has transcended time and space. It is a divine light, that has dispelled the darkness of death and has brought to the world the splendour of God, His infinite goodness to all His children.
Now is the time to share this Good News; now is the time for compassion! It is time to suffer along with those who are disoriented; it is time to share the efforts of those who seek the Lord; it is time to be aware of the fact that only by loving with the heart of Christ can we reach the heart of our brothers and sisters and bring them the hope-filled message of Christ’s Resurrection. Compassion is the humble message that knows how to be lost, so as to make others find the Lord.
Here, in this world of ours, our families and neighbourhoods, the Easter Alleluia still contrasts with the cries that arise from so many painful situations. Yet it was for this that Christ died and rose again! He died on account of sin, including ours today. He rose also for the redemption of history, including our own. So this message today is intended for everyone and especially for peoples and communities who are undergoing a time of suffering - that the Risen Christ may open up for them the path of freedom, justice and peace.
Dear brothers and sisters, the Risen Christ is journeying ahead of us towards the new heavens and the new earth where we shall all finally live as one family, of the same Father. He is with us until the end of time. Let us walk behind him, in this wounded world. In our hearts there is joy and sorrow, on our faces there are smiles and tears. Such is our earthly reality. But Christ is Risen, he is alive and he walks with us. For this reason we sing and we walk, faithfully carrying out our task in this world with our gaze fixed on Heaven.
Happy Easter to all of you!
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $410; Loose $73.65; Books & Candles $50.80; Development & Peace $35; Easter Flowers $65; Fuel $5; In-Memoriam $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $315; Loose $57; Easter Flowers $10; Fuel $5


Archdiocesan Information:
Archbishop Emeritus James M. Hayes Celebrates His 50th Anniversary
On April 7th Archbishop Emeritus James Hayes becomes one of only four bishops in Canada to achieve 50 years as a bishop. Come and celebrate this great milestone of the Jubilee Anniversary of his Episcopacy! Archbishop Mancini will celebrate a special Mass in honor of Archbishop Hayes at 12:15pm at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica.
Our Archbishop will be joined by a number of Atlantic bishops who will be gathering that same week for their annual spring meeting.
A reception will follow during which people will have the opportunity to offer their greetings and well wishes to Archbishop Hayes.

 

Divine Mercy Sunday: April 12th – Mass at 3:00pm Confession starts at 2:00pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30pm Join us in the hall for a meal after Mass ~ $10 per plate which includes dessert, coffee or tea.

Rosary Group: This Sunday, April 5th, please switch to the next Mystery.

Country Time Show: The next show will be April 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country with back-up band featuring: Audrey Murray, Mel MacLeod, Mitch Owen, Jim Tynes, and Gary, Mike & Angie.

Prayer Community: Resumes next Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00pm.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration this week but will continue on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm.

Eucharistic Ministers: We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital. If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.

Easter Flowers: Thank you to everyone who made donations for the Easter flowers in our church! You’ve helped make the altar even more beautiful.