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: Divine Mercy

Trust. Remember My Passion, and if you do not believe My words, at least believe My Wounds.
— Diary of St. Faustina ~ 379
Since I came to love God with my whole being and with all the strength of my heart, fear has left me. Even if I were to hear the most terrifying things about God’s justice, I would not fear Him at all, because I have come to know Him well. God is love, and His Spirit is peace. I see now that my deeds which have flowed from love are more perfect than those which I have done out of fear. I have placed my trust in God and fear nothing. I have given myself over to His holy will; let Him do with me as He wishes, and I will still love Him.
— Diary 589

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s
~ $750 Regular; Loose $106.40; Easter $645
St. Faustina’s ~ $315 Regular; Loose $47.25; Easter $381; Blessing of the Food $880.45

The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

A – Ask for His mercy. Jesus wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

B – Be Merciful. Jesus wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.

C – Completely trust in Jesus. Jesus wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

Annunication of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Bilingual Mass will be at 6:30pm this Monday, April 8th. Please join us for this special Mass.

Mass Cancellation: There will be no weekday Mass this week. Regular Mass will start again next Saturday, April 13th at 9:00am.

St. Anthony’s Rosary Prayer Group: On Sunday, April 7th, the Rosary group moves on the next decade of the Rosary. Easch 1st Sunday of the month is when it changes. Example: If you were praying the 4th Joyful Mystery, then move on to the 5th Joyful Mystery. If you have questions, call JoAnne Nelson at 464-1981.

CWL Scholarship: St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s League is offering an $800 scholarship to a Grade 12 student who will be attending university or college in the Fall of 2013. Applicants must be an active member in one of the following parishes: St. Anthony’s, St. Peter’s, St. Paul’s or Immaculate Conception. The deadline date for applicants is April 30th, 2013. For further information and to obtain an application package, please contact Tricia at 466-0206.

Outreach Program: The Outreach Program team thanks everyone who supported this program. The bottle drive has been very successful and is still ongoing. Please continue to support the program by donating your bottles. Please see Rupert Lewis before or after Mass.

Easter Flowers: Thank you to everyone for your donation which helped us purchase flowers for our church at Easter!

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, April 21st.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for April is a can of tuna or meat.

Words from Father Krzysztof during our Divine Mercy Retreat:

Give Jesus your hands so He can form, through your goodness, ‘Heaven on Earth’.

When trying to resuscitate his friend (visiting from Poland) after a drowning accident: ‘Jesus, I give you my hands, and You give him life.’ Jesus gave his friend life.