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: Christ The King

Prayer for the Deceased

God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.  Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $530 with 38 envelopes; Loose $186.70; Reno $10
Chili Dinner (Roof) $768.40; Ticket Sales (Roof) $75; Donation for Roof $200
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $670 with 30 envelopes; Loose $34; Luncheon $622;
All Souls $50
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350  ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
Donations $8,155; Fundraisers for Roof $3,179.15   Thank you for your support!


Mass Cancellation:  Please note, this week there will be no weekday Masses, however, there will still be Saturday morning Mass at 9:00am.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal:  this Sunday.  Please make cheques payable to the Archdiocese of Halifax or pay with your credit card online at    Thank you for your generous gift to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.  

Christ the King Prayer Campaign:  will begin on the feast day of Christ the King, November 20th and continue until December 11th.  The campaign enourages parishioners to pray for friends and family members and then send them a card letting them know that they have been prayed for.  The cards are provided free of charge by Chalice, but it is up to you to send them to your friends.  They will be available after Mass – please see Jennie Martell.  

St. Joseph Sunday Missals:  The yearly Sunday Missals Prayerbook and Hymnal for 2012 have arrived.  They are on sale at the 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays and 9:00am Mass on Sundays.

Country Time Show:  This Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s hall.  Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back up band is Grover Country featuring:  Florence Axford, Yvonne MacDonald, Ray Brushett, Vic Ivany, Dianne Gould & Jeremy Melanson.  

Keep Christ in Christmas:  Once again the St. Paul’s Council Knights of Columbus are planning a ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ procession.  This year we will start at St. Paul’s Church, walk to Bethel United Baptist Church and on to St. Anthony’s Church.  A reception will be held in St. Anthony’s Church hall.  We will start at St. Paul’s Church at 6:00pm on Sunday, November 27th.  For information contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  

First Friday of the Month:  Friday, December 2nd there will be Adoration starting at 3:00pm with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  Adoration will continue until the Rosary at 6:00pm and ending with Mass in Polish at 6:30pm.   Please come out and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  

Father Peter Botman, SCJ:  Died on November 3, 2011.  As you may remember, from 1986 to 1992, Father Peter was the Pastor at St. Anthony’s.  The Mass will be dedicated to the soul of Father Peter on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate this Mass and all that he has done for St. Anthony’s.  May the perpetual light be with him.

Raffle Tickets:  Prizes include a quilt, an automatic vegetable steamer and rice cooker, and a pocket watch with chain - $2 each or 3 for $5.   Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  All proceeds go towards our roof fund.  

Christmas Gifts for The Mental Healthy Program:  A box will be set up soon for donations.  Through your generosity, gifts for the inpatients and residents of the Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Building and East Coast Forensic Hospital bring great cheer from the community during the holiday season.  Please see the green pamphlets on the tables at the entrance of the church for suggested items.  Please do not wrap donated items; no scented items & no used clothing.  Please note there are more male clients than female.