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: 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Everything in Mary leads us towards her Son, our only Savior, by whose foreseen merits She was preserved immaculate and full of grace; everything in Mary lifts up our hearts to the praise of the Holy Trinity.’
— Pope Paul VI

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s
~ Regular $558; $Loose $63.85; Paper & Books $110.95; Renovations $15; Fuel $80
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $515; Loose $30

Mass Change: This week there will be no weekday Masses from Tuesday to Friday.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be this Sunday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth, Back-up Band Grover Country, featuring: Darrin Lively, Beverly Johnson, Chantal Beaulieu, Billy Bob, Frank Grandy.

Address Changes: If you have moved during the past year, please email Nancy to have your mailing address updated in our church database, for income tax receipt purposes, which will be issued in February.

St. Anthony’s Outreach Program: Every second Wednesday during St. Vincent de Paul Society hours of 9:30-11:00. Thank you to Jennie & Wilfred and John & Darlene and their team of workers for helping out with this project.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month is canned milk. St. Vincent de Paul is opened every Wednesday morning from 9:30am – 11:00am, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Thank you Jennie & Wilfred and their team of workers for all their help and support. Thank you to everyone who have donated an ‘Item of the Month’ to our St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Prayer for Christian Unity: This Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world on January 18-25, which are now also the dates recommended by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. However, there has also been a longstanding practice by a number of Christian Churches and ecclesial communities in Canada to celebrate the Week of Prayer on optional dates, in order to include two Sundays, which in 2013 will be January 20-27. This universal week of prayer encourages Christians of all denominations to pray so that all may be one, as Christ desires. All members of the parish should seek to have a deeper understanding of ecumenism.

The phenomenon of migration today is a providential opportunity for the proclamation of the Gospel in the contemporary world. Men and women from various regions of the earth who have not yet encountered Jesus Christ or know him only partially, ask to be received in countries with an ancient Christian tradition. It is necessary to find adequate ways for them to meet and to become acquainted with Jesus Christ and to experience the invaluable gift of salvation.
— Pope Benedict XVI. World Day of Migrants and Refugees - January 20th