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: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $652; Loose $594.15; Candles $110.63; Renovations $150; Ukrainian Mass $75; Hall Rental $150
St. Faustina’s – Regular $260; Loose $15; Renovations $130


Mark Your Calendar!: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am and if you cannot make our date and time, please check the bulletin boards for other parishes visitation dates.

Funeral: Margaret Skeffington died last Sunday, October 7th. Since Br. Nathanael is out of town this weekend, we wanted to let you know that Margaret’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00am with reception to follow.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30pm.

Adoration: Resumes this Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are now available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

DVD Series: We will be holding six sessions on Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: October 23, 30, November 6, 20, 27 and December 4. Walk through the Liturgy 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.

Knights of Columbus: We now have a Knights of Columbus ‘Round Table’ at St. Anthony’s Parish. For information, contact Gordon Jewers, Coordinator, at 902.469.5698.

Volunteer Sign-Up Lists: Are in the entrances of the church on the table. Please consider being involved in our parish. God has given us collectively, many gifts to be at the service of His Church. See the back of the bulletin for opportunities that you may have to offer. You can also offer any suggestions that are not on the list.

Fall Flea Market: We are taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on November 3rd & 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Sidewinder (Plus) will be playing featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests are John Snyder, Blain Henshaw, Shirley Reid and Mel MacLeod. We hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions:
October 7th
~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $1,012; Loose $197.25; Renovations; Outreach $200
St. Faustina’s –Regular $470; Loose $12.45


Adoration: Is cancelled Thursday, October 11th due to Br. Nathanael attending a two day clergy meeting on the restructuring of the diocese. Please keep this in your prayer intentions.

Sunday Missals: Are now available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Sidewinder (Plus) will be playing featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests are John Snyder, Blain Henshaw, Shirley Reid and Mel MacLeod. We hope to see you there!

DVD Series: We will be holding six sessions on Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates:October 23, 30, November 6, 20, 27 and December 4. Walk through the Liturgy 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.

Knights of Columbus: We now have a Knights of Columbus ‘Round Table’ at St. Anthony’s Parish. For information, contact Gordon Jewers, Coordinator, at 902.469.5698.

Volunteer Sign-Up Lists: Are in the entrances of the church on the table. Please consider being involved in our parish. God has given us collectively, many gifts to be at the service of His Church. See the back of the bulletin for opportunities that you may have to offer. You can also offer any suggestions that are not on the list.

Fall Flea Market: We are now taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on November 3rd & 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698.

Mark Your Calendar!: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am.

Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join us as we pray the Rosary for the needs of Canada Next Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 12:00 Noon 190 Victoria Road, Dartmouth (Keating Place Parking Lot) For more information, call Malu Sayat (902) 404.1833 or Grace Afable (902) 488.7844 A reception will follow in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.

Bulletin: 26th Sunday in Ordinry Time

Mass Intentions
September 29th~  Nora &  Roy Jewers
October 7th~  Bienvenido Caamano

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $792; Loose $139.75; Country Classic Donation $50; Candles $112.35
St. Faustina’s –Regular $235; Loose $25.90


Adoration: Is cancelled Thursday, October 4th & 11th due to Br. Nathanael’s other scheduled commitments.

Polish Festival: Profits from One Day in Poland for our parish were $7,527.90. Again thank you for all the hard work behind the scenes and those who came to support.

Knights of Columbus: We now have a Knights of Columbus ‘Round Table’ at St. Anthony’s Parish. For information, contact Gordon Jewers, Coordinator, at 902.469.5698.

Volunteer Sign-Up Lists: Are in the entrances of the church on the table. Please consider being involved in our parish. God has given us collectively, many gifts to be at the service of His Church. See the back of the bulletin for opportunities that you may have to offer. You can also offer any suggestions that are not on the list.

Fall Flea Market: We are now taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on November 3rd & 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698.

Transitus of St. Francis: Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7:30 pm, St. Catherine’s Church. From the earliest days of the Franciscan Order, the followers of St. Francis have gathered on the anniversary of his death to celebrate his Transitus, that is, St. Francis' passage from earthly life into everlasting life. At this time, we, too, will gather to celebrate the light which Francis was to his world. Through the celebration of Evening Prayer, with readings from the life of Francis and other prayers, we will celebrate the spirit of Francis in our midst today and reflect on how we are being called to be light for our world.

Feast of St. Francis: Thursday, October 4th, at 7:00 pm – Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine’s Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, celebrating the Patron Saint of the Franciscans of Halifax. A reception will follow in the church Hall.

Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join us as we pray the Rosary for the needs of Canada Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 12:00 Noon 190 Victoria Road, Dartmouth (Keating Place Parking Lot) For more information, call Malu Sayat (902) 404.1833 or Grace Afable (902) 488.7844 A reception will follow in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.

Bulletin: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $655; Loose $134.30; Jam $15
St. Faustina’s –Regular $330; Loose $36.55


Mark Your Calendar!: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua who will join us for veneration beginning at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by veneration until 11:00am.

Polish Festival: Thank you to everyone who worked at the festival, and helped set up the event. We appreciate your help and thank you to those who came out to support our festival and our parish. Proceeds will be in the next bulletin.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. Proceeds for our church were $350. The next show will be Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Volunteer Sign-Up Lists: Are in the entrances of the church on the table. Please consider being involved in our parish. God has given us collectively, many gifts to be at the service of His Church. See the back of the bulletin for opportunities that you may have to offer. You can also offer any suggestions that are not on the list.

Fall Flea Market: We are now taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on November 3rd & 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698.

Franciscans of Halifax Furniture Bank: We are asking for donations of new or slightly used furniture, dishes, and other household items. We are pleased to pick up items you have. Please call (902) 466.4580 and leave a message.

Transitus of St. Francis: Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7:30 pm, St. Catherine’s Church. From the earliest days of the Franciscan Order, the followers of St. Francis have gathered on the anniversary of his death to celebrate his Transitus, that is, St. Francis' passage from earthly life into everlasting life. At this time, we, too, will gather to celebrate the light which Francis was to his world. Through the celebration of Evening Prayer, with readings from the life of Francis and other prayers, we will celebrate the spirit of Francis in our midst today and reflect on how we are being called to be light for our world.

Feast of St. Francis: Thursday, October 4th, at 7:00 pm – Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine’s Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax, celebrating the Patron Saint of the Franciscans of Halifax. A reception will follow in the church Hall.

We are all invited to Mass at St. Paul’s Church: this Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30pm. Mass will be offered for the abuse in our Church. As well, we pray for those who have been abused or hurt in any way.

Our Lady of Fatima: Come and join us as we pray the Rosary for the needs of Canada Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 12:00 Noon 190 Victoria Road, Dartmouth (Keating Place Parking Lot) For more information, call Malu Sayat (902) 404.1833 or Grace Afable (902) 488.7844 A reception will follow in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.

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.