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: Presentation of the Lord

The Presentation of the Lord
Dear Brothers and Sisters, forty days have passed since we celebrated the joyful feast of the Nativity of the Lord. Today is the blessed day when Jesus was presented in the temple by Mary and Joseph. Outwardly He was fulfilling the law, but in reality He was coming to meet His believing people. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, Simeon and Anna came to the temple. Enlightened by the same Spirit, they recognized the Lord and confessed Him with exultation. So let us also, gathered together by the Holy Spirit, proceed to the house of God to encounter Christ. There we shall find Him and recognize Him in the breaking of the bread, until He comes again, revealed in glory.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $669; Loose $76; Renovations $5; Fuel $35
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $410; Loose $7

Acadian Night at St. Anthony’s Parish!
Saturday, February 8th ~ Dinner from 5:00-6:30pm
Live Entertainment from 6:30-8:30pm
Cash Bar!
Dinner will include Rappie Pie, Chicken Fricco, Dessert, Coffee & Tea
$10 per plate.
Rug Hooking, Wool Spinning, Weaving, Art Display and more!
Everyone is invited to this parish fundraiser!
Please see John LeBlanc if wish to attend or call him at 469-4366.

Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will be this Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00pm. This Week - The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought
There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Open to everyone!
Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided.

Country Time Show: The next show will be Sunday, February 16th at 7:00pm. Only $6 admission!

Outreach Program: Each Wednesday morning in the hall (except for the last Wednesday of the month) we welcome people in our neighbourhood to provide support and resources for their needs. There are volunteer opportunities if you are interested in joining our community in this ministry. This is a very rewarding ministry, as we become more present to our brothers and sisters, as Jesus asks of us. Please speak to Br. Nathanael. Also, we thank you again for continuing to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables.

Thank You: To everyone who has helped this past year with all the fundraising events. We truly appreciate the support this gives to our church, and the blessing you are to our community.

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

20th Anniversary of Veritas: Friday, February 7th at 7:00pm – Lecture ‘What is a ‘Catholic Culture?’ at Canadian Martyrs Church, 5900 Inglis Street, Halifax (Tickets $5); Saturday, February 8th Mass at 4:00pm at St. Mary’s Basilica with Archbishop Mancini and 6:00pm Gala Dinner at the Italian Canadian Cultural Association, 2629 Agricola Street, Halifax (Tickets $35).

St. Paul’s Church 59th Annual Valentine Tea & Sale: Saturday, February 8th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Admission $5 (storm date is Sunday, February 9th). Contact Jan Clark at 463-5962.