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 Advent

The voice of one crying out in the wilderness; ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’
— Mark 1:3

Last Sunday Regular Collections:
St. Anthony’s - Regular $666; Loose $63.95; Missals $55; Fuel $40 Church Repair Lottery $100
St. Faustina’s - $445; Loose $69.25; Fuel $5

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

Second Collection for Canada’s Aboringinal People: This weekend, 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: 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 great 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 – This Saturday, December 7th: After Mass to raise funds for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, there will be a potluck - cost per plate is $8. There will be a few door prizes to be won! Please come and join us!

Luncheon: There will be a luncheon after the 1:00pm Mass (Polish) to celebrate St. Nicholas with the children! Please come and join us! The cost of the meal is $10 per plate.

Pastoral Council: There will be a Pastoral Council meeting this Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00pm.

Country Time Show: The next show before Christmas is Sunday, December 15th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6! Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with Back-up Band Grover Country featuring: Bev Cheverie, Vivian Daniels, Francis Sampson, Billy Bob, Frank Grand, and Audrey Murray. Lottery Tickets ~ draw will take place at the Country Time Show on December 15th. You can purchase tickets from Gordon or Shayne after Mass. Thank you and see you then!

Keep Christ in Christmas: This Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm, St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus will hold a ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ procession starting at St. Paul’s Parish, continuing on to St. Anthony’s Parish and ending with a reception at Bethel United Church. Please join us at St. Paul’s or meet us at St. Anthony’s at approximately 3:30pm.

Advent Gifting with Chalice: A reminder to those who received sets of prayer cards last week, families are encouraged to pray an eVena for loved ones during the first three weeks of Advent by lighting a candle, saying the prayer and, most importantly, mailing the cards – a tangible sign that prayer was offered on their behalf. The Gifting Book contained in the packet you received enables you to purchase a needed item by telephone or online for someone in need physically in the developing world, in honor of the person for whom you prayed. This Advent, give two gifts in one; the gift of a tangible item to those in the developing world, and the gift of prayer to loved ones here at home. 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.

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

2014 Church Envelopes: The new 2014 boxed sets of envelopes are on the way! Anyone who is not registered with the parish, please call the office and leave your name, phone number and address and we will ensure you receive a box for 2014.

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

Outreach Program Bottle Drive: Thanks for your continuous generosity for bringing your recyclables after Mass for our Outreach Program.

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.