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: 5th Sunday of Easter

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $780; Loose $136.35; Fuel $10; Bus Donation $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $305; Loose $31.45; Luncheon $500


Priestly Ordination of Br. Nathanael DesRoches :On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Br. Nathanael DesRoches of the Franciscans of Halifax will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Mancini. The ordination will take place at 7:00pm at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. John & Darlene LeBlanc will be coming home to attend and are putting on a parish dinner on Saturday, June 15th after Mass to celebrate Br. Nathanael’s Ordination.

Naming of our Parish: All suggestions should be emailed to dartmouthparish5@gmail.com with the reason for your choice. You can also write a letter about the reason for your suggestion of a new name and hand it to Linda Young or John Trainor. The deadline to submit your suggested name is noon this Sunday, May 19th.

Parish Town Hall Meeting: There will be a town hall meeting for our new parish grouping on Tuesday, May 28th (after the 6:30pm Mass) at St. Paul’s Parish hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend. We will give an update on the progress of our 4 parishes coming together, especially the new proposed Mass schedule.

Spring Flea Market: Saturday, June 1st from 9:00am-3:00pm and after Mass from 5:00pm-6:30pm & Sunday, June 2nd from 10:00am-3:30pm. Corn or fish chowder will be served and includes a roll, coffee/tea and dessert Saturday (only) from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm. $8 per person. If you have items to donate, and/or can help set up please call Gordon at 469.5698. There will be a bake table as well, and we are gladly accepting baked goods.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled. Please see Paula at the entrance of the church. There are only a few spaces left!

Spaghetti Supper: In support of the Dartmouth North NDP Electoral District Association ~ Saturday, May 25th in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall from 4:30-6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. To purchase tickets call 902.430.8761 or go to https://action.nsndp.ca/page/contribute/dartmouth-supper.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned meat or fish.

St. Paul’s Church: Food Bingo, Saturday, May 25th and June 1st from 2:00-4:00pm - $10 per person. The last Loonie-Toonie Coffee House of the season (Rock ‘n’ Roll evening) is Wednesday, May 29th from 7:00-9:00pm - $2 per person.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, May 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Special guests are Bill Grover, Frank Grandy and 12 year old Xuan Trzebiatowski. We hope you can make it out to the show!

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Easter

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $761.75; Loose $142.70; Easter $5; Renovations $5; Renovations $175; Fuel $5; Bus Donation $20; Outreach $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $305; Loose $18.95


Naming of our Parish: All suggestions should be emailed to dartmouthparish5@gmail.com with the reason for your suggestion. You can also write a letter about the reason for your suggestion of a new name and hand it to Linda Young or John Trainor. The deadline to submit your suggested name is Sunday, May 19th.

Parish Town Hall Meeting: There will be a town hall meeting for our new parish grouping on Tuesday, May 28th (after the 6:30pm Mass) at St. Paul’s Parish hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend. We will give an update on the progress of our 4 parishes coming together. Please see our Transition Team Newsletter.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, May 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is 7$. Special guests are Bill Grover, Frank Grandy and 12 year old Xuan Trzebiatowski. We hope to see you there!

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled. Please see Paula at the entrance of the church. There are only 25 spaces left!

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned meat or fish.

Priestly Ordination of Br. Nathanael DesRoches: On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Br. Nathanael DesRoches of the Franciscans of Halifax will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Mancini. The ordination will take place at 7:00pm at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. John & Darlene LeBlanc will be coming home to attend and are putting on a parish dinner on Saturday, June 15th after Mass to celebrate Br. Nathanael’s Ordination. If anyone would like to help out, please see Helen MacCormac.

Spring Flea Market: Saturday, June 1st from 9:00am-3:00pm and after Mass from 5:00pm-6:30pm Sunday, June 2nd from 10:00am-3:30pm Corn or Fish Chowder will be served and includes a roll, coffee/tea and dessert Saturday (only) from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm $8 per person If you have items to donate, and/or can help set up please call Gordon at 469.5698. There will be a bake table as well, and we are gladly accepting baked goods.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $617; Loose $110.10; Good Friday $15; Easter $10; Renovations $5; Ukrainian Donation $300; Bus Donation $20
St. Faustina’s – Regular $250
Divine Mercy Sunday $428.10


Naming of our Parish: All suggestions should be emailed to dartmouthparish5@gmail.com with the reason for your suggestion. You can also write a letter about the reason for your suggestion of a new name and hand it to Linda Young or John Trainor. Thanks, this is important for a new identity to conform to the name we chose.

Adoration: Will resume this Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, May 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. We hope to see you there!

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned meat or fish.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

St. Paul’s Church: Food Bingo ~ Saturday, May 11th from 2:00-4:00pmm (197 Windmill Road). $10 per person Also, there will be a Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 12th at 11:30am. $12 per person. To order tickets, call Bill at 902.464.0334. Deadline to order tickets is May 8th.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled. Please see Paula at the entrance of the church.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

Bulletin: Divine Mercy Sunday

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $692; Loose $143.25; Good Friday $461.55; Easter $1033.80; Fuel $35; HST Rebate $674.84; Bus Donation $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $155; Good Friday $165; Blessing of Food; $376; Easter $655; Bus Donation $20; Palm Donation $80


Naming of our Parish: All suggestion should be emailed to dartmouthparish5@gmail.com with the reason for your suggestion. You can also write a letter about the reason for your suggestion of a new name and hand it to Linda Young or John Trainor. Thanks, this is important for a new identity to conform to the name we chose.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration until Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned peas.

Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 28th: Everyone is invited to join St. Faustina's Polish mission at St. Anthony's Church for Divine Mercy Sunday. Confessions at 2pm (continuing into Mass) 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3.10pm Mass   followed by veneration of St. Faustina and John Paul II relics.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled. Please see Paula at the entrance of the church.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

Bulletin: The Resurrection of our Lord


Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $574; Loose $155.20; Development & Peace $20; Renovations $148; Fuel $148
St. Faustina’s – Regular $585; Loose $53; Development & Peace $5; Fuel $65


Transition Team Newsletter: there is an updated letter from our Transition Team in the bulletin. Please read it and especially the part of Naming our New Parish. All suggestion should be email to the address on the handout with the reason for your suggestion. You can also place a letter into the suggestion box at the back of the Church. Thanks, this is important for a new identity to conform to the name we chose.

Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 28th: Everyone is invited to join St. Faustina's Polish mission at St. Anthony's Church for Divine Mercy Sunday. Confessions at 2pm (continuing into Mass) 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3.10pm Mass   followed by veneration of St. Faustina and John Paul II relics.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration until Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned peas.

Polish Dinner ~ Palm Sunday: Thank you for those who worked hard to bring this beautiful meal to us and all who attended. Proceeds to the parish $967.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

Food Bingo: St. Paul’s Church, 197 Windmill Rd. Dartmouth ~ Saturday April 27th 2:00-4:00pm. Also, Used clothing and Books/CDs/DvDs and puzzle sale Saturday, May 4th, 9:00-11:00am ~ Free Admission.

Bulletin: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $900; Loose $75.65; Development & Peace $115; Renovations $148; Fuel $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $401; Loose $7; Development & Peace $10; Renovations $55


Choir Practice for Holy Week: This Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30pm in St. Anthony’s Parish. All are welcome.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

St. Paul’s Poverty Meal: Once again this year on April 19th on Good Friday following Mass at 3:00pm, Saint Paul parishioners will be having their Poverty Meal (homemade vegetable soup, tea biscuits and fruit). Monetary donations collected at the door will be for the Development & Peace Share Lent Campaign.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration until Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned peas.

Polish Dinner ~ Palm Sunday: You and your friends are cordially invited to the Annual Fundraising Dinner This Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 2:15pm Cost is $10 per person ~ coffee, tea and cake is included

Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Lent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign): St. Anthony’s – Regular $1,055; Loose $131.45; R.C. Episocpal Corporation. $127
St. Faustina’s – Regular $390; Loose $44


Polish Dinner ~ Palm Sunday: You and your friends are cordially invited to the Annual Fundraising Dinner Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 2:15pm Cost is $10 per person ~ coffee, tea and cake is included

Adoration: Throughout Lent, Fr. Paul will be hearing Confession Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:00pm during Adoration.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is canned peas.

DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, is shown during Lent on Saturdays at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. Next week is our sixth session, however, you can join us anytime.

Transportation for Br. Nathanael’s Ordination: There are envelopes attached to your bulletin if you wish to donate towards the expense of the motor coach. Please fill in your full name, envelope # and amount.

Fundraiser Towards Bus Transportation: There is a lottery ($5 per square) to raise funds for the motor coach. If you would like to purchase a square, please fill out your name and phone number (see Paula after Mass at the entrance of the church). The winner will take home $100. The draw will take place after all squares are filled.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Lent

Transition Team Purpose Statement:

“We will work as a Christ-centered team, representing the faith communities of Immaculate Conception, Saint Anthony (including Saint Faustina Polish Mission), Saint Paul, and Saint Peter, ensuring mission, community, and formation are the guiding elements as we move forward to form our new parish.”

Please find attached to our bulletin, the Transition Team Newsletter. This is a summary of what the team has been working on as of this date. We will keep updating this newsletter so you are informed of all activities that your parish representatives are involved in – as we continue to grow stronger together and form our new parish.

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $695; Loose $135.55; Candles $84.70; Renovations $15; Fuel $15; Formation $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $250; Loose $39; Fuel $20


DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, is shown during Lent on Saturdays at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. Next week is our fourth session, however, you can join us anytime.

Adoration: This week Fr. Paul will be hearing Confession during Adoration Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm. He will not be at the April 4th Adoration due to other commitments.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to watch the show last Sunday. Proceeds for our parish were $448.85. There is no show in the month of April due to Easter. The next show will be Sunday, May 19th.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

Secular Franciscans: Will meet next Saturday, March 30th at 1:00pm in the Polish room in the parish hall.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is granola bars.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Transportation for Br. Nathanael’s Ordination: We want to rent a bus to take people over to St. Mary’s Baslica on June 13th. We would like to know who is interested in having transportation to and from St. Anthony’s. Please sign the list near the main entrance of the church.

St. Paul’s Church: Loonie-Toonie Coffee House, Wednesday, March 27 from 7:00-9:00pm ~ an all Irish evening. Admission is $2 per person.