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: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isn’t it God that we have to thank for everything? Know, God, that we are grateful for your abundant blessings. We rejoice You – and we thank You.
— Mother Teresa

Have a  Wonderful Thanksgiving…

The sacrum convivium, or sacred banquet, is continually presented and represented throughout the Old and New Testament.  Multiple occurrences of this sacred banquet: from the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, to the sacred banquet on God’s holy mountain of Zion with His people, Israel; from the miraculous feast of loaves and fishes that Jesus provides for His followers, to the final “Last Supper” that Jesus shares with His Apostles. All of these biblical feasts demonstrate what God intends for each one of us: to unite us in peaceful, life-giving, holy, and eternal communion with Himself and with one another as faithful people.  He intends to share a meal with us—a meal that will draw us deeper and deeper into Himself and will satisfy our ultimate hunger.

This Thanksgiving holiday, as we gather with family and loved ones to share a lively meal around our own banquet table, let us remember that the joy of our communion is only a reflection of the life-giving communion offered to us by Christ within the context of the true “thanksgiving”: the Eucharist. This side of heaven, the fullest way we can participate in this fulfillment is to partake of the Eucharistic banquet.

I pray that your Thanksgiving meal is a reflection of all the life-giving fullness of the Eucharistic banquet, and I wish you safety on the journey to wherever you call home.

May the Lord give you Peace ~ Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Regular Collections:
St. Anthony’s - $654; Loose $102.80; Books $83.20; Renovations $145;
Pickles & Soup $1,472.40 (more to come)
St. Faustina’s - $380; Loose $36.40; Luncheon $450

Pastoral Council Meeting:  Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00pm in the hall. 

House Blessing:  If you would like your house blessed by Br. Nathanael, please call the office and leave a message with your name and phone number and he will get back to you. 

Catechism & RCIA:  If you wish to register your child for Catechism, or if you are an adult who would like to register for RCIA, please see Br. Nathanael or call him at the parish office.

Thank You:  To everyone who came out for the soup dinner and sale.  Also, thank you to those who worked hard to set up and help prepare for this important fundraising event.    You can still purchase jars of pickled beets, mustard pickles, green tomato chow, cucumber relish, blueberry jam, and ‘friendship’ soup for $5 each ~ Call John LeBlanc at 469.4366.

Lottery Ticket Draw:  You can purchase tickets or help sell a book of 10 to your friends.  See Gordon or Shayne after Mass.  The draw will take place at the Country Time Show in December.  Thank you for your support!

Conversion of Hearts:  Fr. Marc Syrenne, CC, in Sackville, is asking if you would like him to say prayers for the conversion of hearts your relatives, please email him the names at

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for October is canned meat or fish. 

Bottle Drive: Don’t forget to drop off any recyclables (in the boardroom of the church) before or after Mass.  Thank for you’re your donations! All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. 

 Country Time Show: Next Sunday, October 20th at 7:00pm.  Admission $6 Bring Your Friends and Enjoy the Night! Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country Featuring: Darlene Burgoyne, Alastair MacDonald, Lucy Fleming, Ronnie Masters, Hayden Stover and Bob MacDonald