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: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As long as God is not everywhere glorified, you may not take a moment’s rest.
As long as Mary is not everywhere praised and exalted, you may not take a moment’s rest.
As long as there is one soul which does not love God, you may not take a moment’s rest.

- Father Francis Jordan, Founder of the Salvatorians, 1848-1918

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s - $462 with 34  regular envelopes;  Loose $58.30; Renovations $5; $525.30
St. Faustina’s - $240 with 21 regular envelopes; Loose $29; Fuel $40; Roof $700
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350  - Roof Donations to Date:  
St. Anthony’s $2,920 and St. Faustina’s $2,800    Thank you for your support!

Mass Cancellation:  There will be no weekday Mass on Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday,
October 4th. 

Parish Council:  There will be a Parish Council meeting this Tuesday, in the hall, after the 6:30pm Mass.

Marian Month of October:  During the month of October, the Rosary will be said 25 minutes prior to weekday morning Masses, as well Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evening at 6:00pm.

Special Devotion Honor of St. Anthony and Mass:  We will have a special devotion in honor of
St. Anthony and Mass on Sunday, October 2nd starting at 2:30pm with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Mass at 3:00pm.

Feast of St. Faustina Kowalska:  She died on October 5, 1938 in Krakow, Poland and is the Apostle of Divine Mercy.  We will be celebrating her feast day on Thursday, October 6th.  Confession and Rosary will start at 6:00pm, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a special Mass in English presided by Father Dariusz Misiolek. 

Adoration for Divine Mercy:  Starting on Friday, October 7th and on the first Friday of each month, there will be Adoration for Divine Mercy, starting with the Chaplet at 3:00pm, followed by private Adoration until the Rosary in Polish at 6:00pm and Mass in Polish at 6:30pm.  Everyone is welcome. 

Join Us For Supper!:  On Saturday, October 1st after the 4:00pm Mass.  As we begin Fall we would like to invite all of you and your friends to a 'welcome back' free supper.  After supper you will have an opportunity to purchase some home made pickles, beets, fudge and if you liked the soup which will be served for the supper, you can purchase pre-packaged soup mix.  All proceeds will go to our roof repairs.

Free Supper Update:  Pickles, sweet mustard chow and beets are all made!  Anyone interested in making tea biscuits and fudge for October 1st, please give John LeBlanc at 469-4366 September 29th, so he knows how much he needs to get. Thank you to everyone who has been so helpful.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you and your friends. 

Choir Director:  We are looking for a volunteer Choir Director for St. Anthony’s.  Please contact Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you are interested.

Women’s Association:  If anyone is interested in joining our Women’s Association at St. Anthony’s, please contact Jennie at 464-1561.

Envelopes:  If anyone would like a box of church envelopes, please contact Nancy at the parish office.

Correction on the Outside of Bulletin from the Archdiocese:  The Traditional Franciscan Blessing of the Animals will be taking place Tuesday, October 4th from 3:00-5:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish and not Sunday, October 2nd at 12:00pm as stated on this bulletin.