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: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time

Mass Intentions
September 8
th~  Helario &  Rosario Gallardo
September 9th~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $720; Loose $147; Candles $72.15; Renovations $5; Ukrainian Donations $75
St. Faustina’s –Regular $270; Loose $37.50


Bishop Robert Barron DVD Series: Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life. We start in October – more details will follow.

Franciscans of Halifax Furniture Bank: The Franciscans of Halifax have begun a furniture bank located at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. We will serve individuals and families who are in need of house hold items. We are asking for donations of new or slightly used furniture, dishes, and other household items. We are also pleased to pick up items you have to donate. Please call Fr. Peter at 902.225.4722 or Br. Nathanael at 902.233.7827 or email: Br.peter.77@gmail.com or brnathanaelfoh@gmail.com.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

Polish Festival: Saturday, September 15th from 12:00pm to 12:00am. This is a one day event. Available for purchase will be perogies, cabbage rolls, homemade cake, Polish sausages, various drinks and Polish beer. We will have Polish dancers, face painters, crafts, cultural displays, as well as a dance in the evening.

Country Classic Show: Sunday, September 16th at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Entertainers this month are Sidewinder (Plus) featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, Hayden Steve with Bev Cheverie as your Host. Special guests are Tammy Adams, Buzz Arsenault, Billy Bob Phillips and featuring band members Bill Guest (NSCMHF Inductee 2018) and Andrew Kent (Maritime Fiddle Champion 2018).

Bulletin: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
September 9
th~  Bienvenido Caamano

August Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
August 5
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $705; Loose $209.85; Renovations $160
St. Faustina’s –Regular $415; Loose $49.50
August 12
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $732; Loose $192.85; Candles $94.60; Renovations $15
St. Faustina’s –Regular $281; Loose $26.10
August 19
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $907; Loose $98.20
St. Faustina’s –Regular $355; Loose $2


Franciscans of Halifax Furniture Bank: The Franciscans of Halifax have begun a furniture bank located at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. We will serve individuals and families who are in need of house hold items. We are asking for donations of new or slightly used furniture, dishes, and other household items. We are also pleased to pick up items you have to donate. Please call: Fr. Peter at 902.225.4722 or Br. Nathanael at 902.233.7827 or email: Br.peter.77@gmail.com or brnathanaelfoh@gmail.com We appreciate your generosity, and please pray as we serve those in our midst that need our support.

Polish Festival: We are having a Polish Festival on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00pm to 12:00am. This is a one day event. Available for purchase will be perogies, cabbage rolls, homemade cake, Polish sausages and various drinks and Polish beer. We will have Polish dancers, face painters, and a dance in the evening. More details to follow.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, September 16th at 7:00pm. Entertainers this month are Sidewinder (Plus) featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, Hayden Steve with Bev Cheverie as your Host. Special guests are Tammy Adams, Buzz Arsenault, Billy Bob Phillips and featuring band members Bill Guest (NSCMHF Inductee 2018) and Andrew Kent (Maritime Fiddle Champion 2018).

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

Bulletin:13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
July 7
th ~  Fred Pottie
July 8th~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $960; Loose $103.40; Archdiocesan Appeal Rebate $20
St. Faustina’s –Regular $336; Loose $25; Dishwasher $100


Bulletin: This will be the last bulletin for the summer.

Financial Statements: In the clear boxes where the bulletins are kept, you will find St. Anthony’s Parish & St. Faustina’s Polish Mission Financial Statement for 2017. If you have any questions, please direct them to Linda Young or Marie Hilchey.

This Coming Fall: We will be starting a Padré Pio prayer group which will include Rosary, Mass and Adoration one night a month. More details will follow as we get closer to September. Also, we are looking to purchase Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD set (series of 6 talks) on the Mass. We will start our regular DVD series evenings in October and Novembr.

 

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

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

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. Thank you for your donations.

 

The Franciscans of Halifax present the Spiritual Exercises 2018: Led by Fr. Paul Macintosh, FoH, the topic will be The Journey: Walking with Jesus along the Road to Emmaus.When: Thursday, July 26 (9:00am-5:00pm) Friday, July 27 (9:00am-5:00pm)  Saturday, July 28 (9:00am-12:00pm) Where: Saint Catherine of Siena Parish 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS Registration: Cost is $30 for the full program or $15 each day, and includes morning coffee and a light lunch on July 26th/27th and an ice cream social on July 28th. For more information, and to register, please visit www.franciscansofhalifax.com

 

Bulletin: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
June 23
th~  Mary MacCormac
July 7th ~  Fred Pottie
July 8th~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $625; Loose $154.95; Hall Rental $100; Dishwasher $100; Feast of St. Anthony $410.60
St. Faustina’s –Regular $510; Loose $21


Financial Statements: In the clear boxes where the bulletins are kept, you will find St. Anthony’s Parish & St. Faustina’s Polish Mission Financial Statement for 2017. If you have any questions, please direct them to Linda Young or Marie Hilchey.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the last show. Proceeds for our parish were $328.85. We also thank Bev Cheverie and Sidewinder Plus for all the shows they held in support of our parish. Thank you to our parishioners who volunteered at each event. It was a wonderful year of entertainment.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

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

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. Thank you for your donations.

Equip the Saints Update from Archbishop Mancini:Inserted in the bulletin you will find a simple two page document that highlights the progress that has been made in Year 1 of our 2017-2020 diocesan pastoral plan. This plan is called Equip the Saints and its aim is to help accomplish the transformation and revitalization of our local church. During the past couple of weeks, Archbishop Mancini is asking parishes to share the Equip the Saints Update in an effort to keep all the faithful informed of our efforts to become New Parishes: Stronger together. Please take it home and read it over as there are important questions you may have that are answered in this document.

Bulletin: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
June 23
th~  Mary MacCormac
July 7th ~  Fred Pottie
July 8th~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $923; Loose $209.25; Candles $109.70; Renovations $50; Dishwasher $100; Outreach $1,500
St. Faustina’s –Regular $510; Loose $15.55


Pastoral Council Meeting: The last meeting before summer break is this Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

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

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. Thank you for your donations.

Country Classic Show:This Sunday, June 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This month, we will have Sidewinder (Plus) featuring: Wendy Manning, Art, Darlene and Melody MacNeil, Drew Kent, with special band member Andrew Kent .We hope to see you there!

Feast of St. Anthony’s: Thank you to everyone behind the scenes and those who came out for the Feast of our Patron Saint. Also, a special thank you to Archbishop Anthony Mancini for celebrating Mass.

Thank You!: We would like to thank the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Dartmouth Particular Council for their generous donation of $1,500 to St. Anthony’s Outreach. The Lord watches over those in need.

Bulletin: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
June 10
th~  Bienvenido Caamanov
June 23th~  Mary MacCormac

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $669; Loose $124.60; Donation for Country Classic $80; Donation (CC) $100; Renovations $122; Ukrainian $75
St. Faustina’s –Regular $395; Loose $35.70; Corpus Christi $660; Donation $300


We invite you to celebrate our Patron Saint Anthony Feast day: This Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7pm Mass at St. Anthony’s Parish Archbishop Anthony Celebrating BLESSING OF ST. ANTHONY’S BREAD AND VENERATION OF ST. ANTHONY’S 1ST CLASS RELIC THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION TAKEN ~ ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELPING ST. ANTHONY’S OUTREACH for OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MOST NEED. RECEPTION AFTER MASS IN OUR HALL WITH COFFEE/TEA AND BREAD WITH MOLASSES AND JAM

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, June 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. This is the last show before summer break.

Pastoral Council Meeting: The last meeting before summer break is Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

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

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. Thank you for your donations.

 

Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me; 
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me; 
Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus hear me; 
Within your wounds hide me; separated from you, let me never be; 
From the evil one protect me; At the hour of my death, call me; 
And close to you bid me; That with your saints, 
I may be praising you forever and ever.

Bulletin: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Mass Intentions
May 26
~ Andre D’entrement
June 2nd ~ Margaret Skeffington (for Healing & Grace)

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $512; Loose $101.95; Pope’s Pastoral Works $98; Renovations $10; Fundraiser $220
St. Faustina’s –Regular $411; Loose $29; Parish Fundraiser $20; Other $20


Feast of St. Anthony ~ Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00pm Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Mancini: Everyone is encouraged to celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Anthony of Padua. He has given us many blessings and favors from his intercession. We will venerate his first class relic and bless the bread which represents our constant charity to those who are poor. St. Anthony served and loved those in the greatest need on earth, leaving us this great example of recognizing Christ in our brothers and sisters who suffer in poverty.

Corpus Christi Sunday Next Sunday, June 3rd: All are welcome to join our Polish community of St. Faustina’s for Mass at 1:00pm with Eucharistic procession at four altars on the grounds of the church, following the Mass. There will be a reception of coffee/tea and Polish desserts to follow.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to support our parish. Proceeds were $851.55. The next show is Sunday, June 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

Pastoral Council Meeting: The last meeting before summer break is Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30pm.

St. Anthony’s Spiritual Library: Remember our spiritual library is yours to use and will help increase our devotion to the Lord. It is open after weekend Masses in the boardroom. You can sign out a book or DVD after each weekend Mass.

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. Thank you for your donations.

Bulletin: Pentecost

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $697; Loose $102.20; Easter $10; Renovations $10
St. Faustina’s –Regular $320; Loose $32; Parish Fundraiser $62; Canteen $400; Luncheon $450

Mass Intentions
May 19
th ~ Celestino & Raynoldo Navaja
June 23rd ~ Mary MacCormac


Mark Your Calendar!: Corpus Christi Sunday is June 3rd. All are welcome to join our Polish community of St. Faustina’s, for Mass at 1:00pm with Eucharistic procession around the church, following the Mass. There will be a reception of coffee/tea and Polish desserts to follow.

Pastoral Council Nominees: Last chance to nominate someone to be on the Pastoral Council, fill out the forms on the tables near both entrances of the church. Please place them in the collection basket during Mass. This is a great way of serving and being actively involved in our parish.

Feast of St. Anthony: Mark your calendar ~ Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00pm Mass. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate and give thanks to our Patron Saint Anthony of Padua. He has given us many blessings and favors from his intercession. We will venerate his first class relic and bless the bread which represents our constant charity to those who are poor. St. Anthony served and loved those in the greatest need on earth, leaving us this great example of recognizing Christ in our brothers and sisters who suffer in poverty.

Thank You: For all of your support in our fundraising endeavours for the dishwasher and the repairs to the cement for both entrances of the church. I am very grateful for your generosity.

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. Thank you for your donations.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, May 20th at 7:00pm ~ $7 This month’s entertainers are Sidewinder Plus featuring: Bob Macdonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, Hayden Stover and your host, Bev Cheverie. Special Guests: We welcome back Bill Grover from Grover Country, Vivian Daniels and David Burbine Door prizes, canteen & 50/50 Draw Bring your friends along too!