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: 1st Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Regular Collections:
St. Anthony’s - Regular $708; Loose $70.55; Candles $18; Fuel $20, Donation $25 Church Repair Lottery $200
St. Faustina’s - $445; Loose $62.45; Fuel $20; Donation $365; Luncheon $300

Priestly Ordinations: December 14th at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basically for the Priestly Ordinations of Brs. James and Christopher of the Franciscans of Halifax.

Second Collection for Canada’s Aboringinal People: Second Sunday of Advent, December 7-8, 2013. This supports ongoing healing and education programs to help build a better future with Aboriginal people across Canada.

Advent Reconciliation Services: Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00pm – St. Peter’s Parish; Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm at Blessed Pope John XXIII; Wednesday, December 18th at 7;00pm – St. Vincent de Paul Parish.

 There will be Reconciliation in Polish/English on Friday, December 13th at 7:00pm at

St. Anthony’s Parish.

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance: Hot supper and good music and glass of champagne! December 31st at 8:00pm. $25 per person ~ see Gordon Jewers for tickets or call him at 469-5698. Come out and enjoy New Year’s Eve with us!

Potluck – Next Saturday, December 7th: The sign-up sheet for the Potluck to raise funds for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is located at the main entrance of the church. If you can donate something for the potluck, please sign up! The cost per plate for the Potluck is $8. The supper will take place after the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday, December 7th. Thank you for your support.

Backpack Project: Donations go to the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth and other local charities. Please remember to bring them back to the church on or before Thursday, December 12th. Anyone willing to help sort items and fill the backpacks are encouraged to be at St. Peter’s Parish Centre on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

Country Time Show: Next show is Sunday, December 15th at 7:00pm. This is last show before Christmas! Admission is only $6! Lottery Tickets draw will take place at the Country Time Show in December. You can purchase tickets from Gordon or Shayne after Mass.

Keep Christ in Christmas: St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus will hold a “Keep Christ in Christmas” procession starting at St. Paul’s Parish on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm (storm date – December 15th). There will be a reception at Bethel United Baptist Church after the procession. For a details on the procession route, contact Gordon Jewers 469-5698.

Advent Gifting with Chalice: The sets of prayer cards you received today were provided by Chalice. To rediscover the origin and meaning of Christmas gift giving, consider giving two gifts in one: prayer to a loved one; joy, hope and peace to someone in need. The second is a gift to someone in need via the Gifting Book on behalf of your loved one. Advent cards are on the table near the main door.

Choir Practice: Is now being held on Thursdays at 6:00pm. New members are welcomed!

2014 Church Envelopes: If you currently do not have a box of church envelopes, and would like a set for 2014, please call the parish office at 463-1372 and leave your name, address and phone number. You will receive an Income Tax Receipt (each February) for your donations towards St. Anthony’s.

St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for December is canned milk. Thank you!

Outreach Program Bottle Drive: We are urging everyone who can donate their recyclables to bring them to the boardroom (in the church) before or after Mass.

2014 St. Joseph’s Yearly Sunday Missals: are available for $5 each.

Christmas Cards: There are Christmas Cards for sale in the Sacristy for $1 each.

Circle of Care: is a non-profit organization which operates only with volunteers to administer, collect & deliver furniture. There is a great demand for furniture for those less fortunate in Dartmouth, especially: double beds, bureaus, sofas, kitchen tables and blankets. They do not accept appliances. Anyone who may have some pare time and can volunteer for Circle of Care, please call Burke Cushing at 463-9074 or email