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: 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.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Lent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $83.5; Loose $142.80; Fuel $145; Formation $25;
St. Faustina’s – Regular $435; Loose $47.60; Fuel $15


DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held 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. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: Fr. Paul will be hearing Confession during Adoration Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm. There will be no Adoration this Thursday, March 21st – due to a Polish Mission being held.

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish this week ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

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 Church: Food Bingo on Saturday, March 23 from 2:00-4:00pm. Loonie-Toonie Coffee House, Wednesday, March 27 from 7:00-9:00pm ~ an all Irish evening. Admission is $2 per person.

Knights of Columbus: Men: Are you ready to accept the challenge? Our communities need strong catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values. For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process. As a member, you join in a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including forty-five hundred here in Nova Scotia, who stand together. Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer? Visit www.kofc.org/join.us to instantly join online, or to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For additional information about the local council please contact Grand Knight (Joe Beaton) either by email (gk3133nskofc@gmail.com) or phone: (902) 462-4028.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, March 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Entertainers are Keith Delong, Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes and featuring Hayden Stover from the house band. Bring your friends along and come out to enjoy the show!

Bulletin: 1st Sunday in Lent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $420; Loose $57.35; Candles $95.05; Renovations $115; Fuel $10; Ukrainian $75; Formation $70; Country Classic $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $150; Loose $32; Fuel $20; Formation $10


New Parishes ~ Stronger Together:The transition team met recently to continue to study the process and issues involved with this important project. We quickly came to the conclusion that communication among team members and with all members of our four parishes is vital if we wish to be successful in this venture. Our next meeting is on March 18th and the topic is: Communications. Please keep all involved in your prayers at this time. The prayer on the Equip the Saints Prayer Card is one form you may wish to use.

Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon: The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11, 7pm – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road. Tuesday, March 12, 7pm – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive. Wednesday, March 13, 7pm – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street . Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent on Saturdays at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm. There will be no Adoration on March 21st – as there is a Polish Mission.

Polish Luncheon & Movie: Everyone is invited this Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm, after the Mass in Polish, to watch the movie The Zookeeper’s Wife (translation in English). The film is based on a true story of how Jan & Antonina Zabinski rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Lunch will be served at a price of $10 per person (coffee/tea and cake included).

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Entertainers are Keith Delong, Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes and featuring Hayden Stover from the house band.

Bulletin: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $725; Loose $103.85; Fuel $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $330; Loose $16


New Parishes ~ Stronger Together: The transition team met recently to continue to study the process and issues involved with this important project. We quickly came to the conclusion that communication among team member and with all members of our four parishes is vital if we wish to be successful in this venture. Our next meeting is on March 18th and the topic is just that: Communications. At this time, please keep all involved in your prayers. The prayer on the Equip the Saints Prayer Card is one form you may wish to use.

Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon:The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11, 7pm – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road; Tuesday, March 12, 7pm – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive; Wednesday, March 13, 7pm – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street;l Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

Ash Wednesday: This Wednesday, March 6th, Mass will be at 7:00pm.

DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent, starting next Saturday, March 9th at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration, on Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm (there will be no Adoration on March 21st – as there is a Polish Mission).

Polish Luncheon & Movie: Everyone is invited next Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm,

after the Mass in Polish, to watch the movie The Zookeeper’s Wife (translation in English). The film is based on a true story of how Jan & Antonina Zabinski rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Lunch will be served at a price of $10 per person (coffee/tea and cake included).

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

Bulletin: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $589; Loose $66.50; Candles $126.60; Pro-Life $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $241; Loose $37; Pro-Life $5; Fuel $10


Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon: The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11 – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road Tuesday, March 12 – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive. Wednesday, March 13 – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street. Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the show. Proceeds for St. Anthony’s Parish were $385.

Save the Date: Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Mass will be at 7:00pm.

Mark Your Calendar: DVD Series on The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent, starting Saturday, March 9th at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration, on Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

2018 Income Tax Receipts: Please pick up your income tax receipts for 2018 on the table near the main entrance of the church. After this weekend, any receipts that are not picked up will be mailed.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

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

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

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.

Volunteers needed at Dartmouth General Hospital: Dartmouth General Hospital is going through a major renovation and expansion project and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our valuable volunteer team. Volunteer programs are available daytime, evenings and on weekends; there’s one waiting just for you! For more information please call us at 902-464-4805 or visit www.nshealth.ca/volunteer.