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: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

As we see the world through the eyes of Christ, we must add our voices to cry for peace. Pope Francis is reminding us, as men and women of good will, that we are bound to pursue peace. We see the anguish of the world without peace and we hear the hearts of our brothers and sister crying for peace to break through the division that war causes in humanity, our family. Let us start here, our little St. Anthony’s flock to be brothers and sisters who are open to encounter, and dialogue with those who need to see gestures of peace and hear words of hope. Let our hearts find a place for Christ so He may pray in us for our Syrian brothers and sisters. May the Lord give you Peace.
— Br. Nathanael

The Franciscans of Halifax are pleased to present:
A Touch of CLASSical
An evening of song, piano, violin, flute, harp and classical guitar ~
Saturday, September 28th at 7:30pm
At St. Catherine of Siena Church, 6476 Bayers Road, Halifax
Proceeds to support our Seminarians and Education Fund
Call Sr. Bernadette at St. Clare’s Convent:  454-0441

Last Sunday Regular Collections:
St. Anthony’s - $752; Loose $60.15; Ren $120; Donations $400
St. Faustina’s - $310; Loose $25; Donations $400

The Most Holy Name of Mary, Thursday, August 12th
‘O Mary most pure, O Mary most sweet, let the name henceforth be the breath of my life!’

Urgent Appeal from Pope Francis:  Pope Francis invited the whole Catholic Church to take time to pray for peace in Syria.  He did this last Sunday in St. Peter’s Square. Archbishop Anthony Mancini is asking all parishes to take special notice of this urgent prayer request on Saturday, September 7th, praying for the people of Syria, that peace will prevail in their region.  May we take Pope Francis’ words to heart! ‘Humanity needs to see gestures of peace and hear words of hope and of peace.’ In response to the Archbishop’s request, St. Anthony’s Church will have Adoration from 5:00-6:00pm at the end of Mass on Saturday, September 7th.

Catechism & RCIA:  If anyone would like to register their 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.

Pastoral Council:  There will be a Pastoral Council meeting this Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00pm in the hall.

Flea Market:  Our flea market will be held on September 28th & 29th.  We are still looking for donations.  For information, please contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  Thank you!

Country Time Show:   Next Sunday, September 15th at 7:00pm.  Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth with back-up band Grover Country, featuring: Vickie Kaizer, Doug Cluney, Cecil MacDougall, Amy & Ron Verge, and Jon Cys.  Come out and enjoy the show!

Outreach Program:  If you have any refundables to donate, please drop them off in the boardroom before or after Mass.  All proceeds go towards our Outreach Program. Thank you to those who already contributed so much.

Adoration:   Next week we will start Adoration with Rosary every Thursday night from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  Lets us come together to pray for Pope Francis’ intention for peace and hope for reconciliation in the world.

St. Vincent de Paul  Society: ‘Item of the Month’ for September is a jar of peanut Butter.

St. Paul’s Church 3rd Annual Strawberry Social: Sunday, September 15th from 11:00am-1:00pm.  Home-made biscuits, local strawberries and real whipping cream, coffee/tea.  Take-out available.  Adults $5 and children 5 and under $3.