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.

Eternal Life

John 17:24: ‘Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory (in eternity), which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.’

But I have done nothing to deserve eternal life with God.

Padre Pio’s assurance: ‘We must ask the Spirit, the Comforter to make us increasingly aware of the excellence of our Christian vocation. The fact of having been chosen, having been elected among innumerable others, and knowing that without any merit on our part, this choice, this election was decided by God from all eternity, ‘before the foundation of the world, for the sole reason that we might be His in time and in eternity, is such a great and at the same time such an enchanting mystery that the soul, even though it understands so little of all this, cannot but melt away with love.’

‘Secondly, let us pray that He may enlighten us more and more as to the immensity of the eternal inheritance which has been reserved for us by the goodness of the heavenly Father. May our discernment of this mystery turn our hearts away from earthly goods and make us eager to arrive at our heavenly home.’

Lord, thank You for the gift of eternal life. Amen.

-Padre Pio’s Words of Wisdom