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.

Your Heart

Proverbs 23:26: ‘My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.’

But I’m afraid to give everything to God.

Padre Pio’s assurance: ‘Carry on tranquilly, for the divine mercy will not be lacking, and much less will it be lacking in your case if you show docility beneath the Lord’s divine action. Don’t be stingy with this heavenly physician. Don’t keep Him waiting any longer. To you, too, He is saying, ‘Give me your heart, so that I may pour my oil into it.’ Let the invitation of such a tender Father not be wasted. Open the door of your heart to Him with trustful abandonment. Don’t hold up the precious stream of his oil as it is poured upon you, lest you have to go in search of this oil of His mercy at the hour of death like the foolish virgins of the Gospel, for you will then find nobody willing to give it to you. Yes, during life always remain united with Jesus in the olive grove as He suffers His agony. By sharing thus, in the anointing of His grace and the comfort of His strength, you will find yourself after death among the same olive trees to share in the joy of His ascension and His glory.’

Lord, I give you my heart. Fill it with your oil, even if doing so unites me with your suffering as well as with your glory. Amen.

-Padre Pio’s Words of Hope