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.

Footsteps of God

Psalm 17:5: “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.’’

But how can I recognize God’s paths, and how can I not slip?

Padre Pio’s assurance: “Let us ascend Calvary, laden with the cross, without tiring, and let us firmly believe that our ascent will lead us to the heavenly vision of our most sweet Savior.”

“Therefore, let us draw away, step by step, from earthly affections, and let us aspire to the happiness prepared for us. And if we desire to reach the blessed Sion (heaven) soon, we must banish all uneasiness and worry – because they are contrary to the free workings of the Holy Spirit – by bearing spiritual and temporal tribulations, wherever they come from.’’

“Let us take courage at the consoling thought that, after the climb to Calvary, we will ascend even higher, without any effort on our part, to the holy mount of God, the heavenly Jerusalem. By divine goodness we are already halfway up the mount of suffering because we are absolutely determined to serve and love this divine goodness well.’’

Lord, help me to follow You to Calvary by accepting my crosses, and keep my gaze always fixed on You. Amen.

-Padre Pio’s Words of Wisdom