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: Corpus Christi

This Sunday, June 10th: Please note there will be only ONE Bilingual Mass at 9:45am. There will be no 9:00am or 10:15am Mass. We will be celebrating Corpus Christi Sunday. There will be a procession after Mass at approximately 10:45am around the grounds of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be 4 Altars with the 1st and 3rd Altar set up by the English community and the 2nd and 4th set up by the Polish community.

Corpus Christi Prayer

Corpus Christi, nourish me
For Your body is food indeed
Bread of life.

Corpus Chrisit, flood my soul.
Cleanse me of all sin,
In streams of mercy and love
Engulf me.

Corpus Christi, Direct my steps
For Your way leads to truth;
There is no other.

Corpus Chriti, live in me,
Animate me, that I may live
Always with You.

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $872 with 43 envelopes; Loose $128.05; Renovations $122 Donations $65; Infirmed & Retired Priests $95

St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $485 with 33 envelopes; Loose $57; Easter $40; Fuel $10

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $5,851.02; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $5,288.48 Thank you for your support!

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua: Please join us as we continue to honor our Patron Saint with Mass and Novena. Father Jim Richards, our Espiscopal Vicar and Pastor of St. Peter’s Church, will be the main Celebrant and joining us for the end of our Novena and Vigil Mass of the Feast of St. Antony, this Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30pm. I hope you can join us and welcome Father Jim on Tuesday. Celebrations will be ending on St. Anthony’s Feast Day, Wednesday, June 13th and Father Irek Bem will be the main Celebrant. The Franciscans of Halifax will be joining us as well. During these dates, the weekday Masses will be at 6:30pm (there will be no 9:00am Mass). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and honor our wonderful Saint, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Saint Anthony!

We are very pleased to have received a lovely note from our Archbishop, addressed to the clergy, staff and parishioners of St. Anthony’s Parish, ‘On the occasion of your patronal feast day, the community of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, is praying for your parish and the needs of its members.’ – Most Revernd Anthony Mancini.

12th Annual Polish Festival: Come out and bring your friends! The Polish Festival will be Saturday, June 16th from 12:00pm – 12:00pm and Sunday, June 17th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm on the grounds and buildings of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be lots of great food, music and dancing, beer garden, raffles and games! The first prize for the cash raffle is $800! See you there!

Polish Festival Lottery: If you would like to purchase raffle tickets to have a chance at winning the cash prizes of $800, $400, $200, and $100, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698. Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5 or 10/$15.

Readers: We are in need of readers for Mass on Sundays at 9:00am. If you would like to read, please contact Jennie Martell at 464-1561.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the Month for June is canned meat: turkey, chicken, tuna, ham, etc. Thank you! A box is located at the entrance of the church.