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: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am Home in Heaven, dear ones,
Oh! So happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this Everlasting Light.

All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless yearning past;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely Home in Heaven at last.

Dear ones, do not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust Our Father’s Will.

When your work is all completed
He will gently call you Home,
Oh! The rapture of that meeting!
Oh! The joy to see you come!
— Safe in God’s Keeping

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $674; $Loose $117; Renovations $10; Fuel $30

St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $865; Loose $33

Flea Market: This Saturday and Sunday after Mass. Come out and support your parish!

Fish Chowder & Corn Chowder: This Saturday after the 4:00pm Mass. Price is $7 for a bowl of fish or corn chowder with dessert, tea & coffee. Bring your friends too!

Remembrance Day Mass: Sunday, November 11th at 9:00am in English and 4:00pm in Polish celebrating Independance Day. We honor those who have given their lives serving Canada and Poland and helping people of other nations.

Memorial Mass: We will have a special Memorial Mass on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm for parishioners who died between November 2011 and November 2012. We also invite all parishioners who would like to memorialize a special loved one who is now deceased.

Fiddlers’ Mass: Please join us on Saturday, November 17th with fiddling starting at 3:30pm and Mass at 4:00pm. Come out and enjoy this special Mass with great music!

Spaghetti Dinner: After the Fiddlers’ Mass on Saturday, November 17th at 5:00pm. Join us for a plate of spaghetti and a roll, and tea & coffee. $7 per plate. Take-out available.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be on Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6.

St. Anthony of Padua Rosary Group: All that is required is that you pray one decade of the Rosary each day, meditating on one mystery for the month. This is done on your own and does not require you to meet with a group. The first Sunday of each month the mystery will change. A schedule will be provided. We will meet spiritually and socially from time to time. A Rosary group consists of 20 people each, praying a different mystery so that the full Rosary is said each day. If you would like to join the group, please give your name to Darlene LeBlanc at 469-4366 or Pat Smith at 466-2918.

Living with Christ Booklets: For the month of December are now in. $1 each. Please see Jennie Martell after Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for November is canned fish or meat. A box is located near the main entrance of the church.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Collection this weekend. You may donate on-line at or mail your donation directly to Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax, B3J 2Y3. Make cheques payable to Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.