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: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

May the lord give you His peace, 

My dear friends of St. Anthony’s family, I would like to thank you so much for your support in prayer, hard work and monetary gifts throughout this year of transition for all of us. I am always joyful when with you all where we shared in praising and blessing our God who always knows the real good we need for our journey.

I want to encourage you all to continue building a strong fraternal life inside our parish. Remember that “pearl of Faith” that has been passed on to you from family and friends for generations. Do not get tired of doing the true good and spreading the good seed, the seed of the Gospel which grows in hiding while the farmer sleeps. We never know what God is doing in the hearts of others who we have encountered. 

As St. Paul says “cloth yourself with Christ at all times”, let us make a sanctuary for Him in our hearts. A place where we will experience His presence continually even when we cannot see the road we journey on. He is constantly uniting us to Himself and others and He sends us out to those who are in the most need of His loving presences.

We are Christ’s body and we are the ones He sends to bring His presences to the world we live in. In this time and place we are the ones He calls, there are no others. We cannot allow the fear of our limitations stop us from acting on our Faith, the Lord worked with Saints Peter, Paul, and Mary Madeline, He will work with us too. Let us surrender to Him in everything.

Please never hesitate to be involved in our Parish Community, all of you have so much to offer from the foundation of your faith to the talents that God has gifted you with, they are to be shared generously. Our brothers and sisters need to see fidelity in these times, fidelity to Christ, our Community and the Church, the body of Christ. 

The Lord asks us to be a beacon of light to our neighborhood and bring His Kingdom to the world. For our little part we must be conscious and ask ourselves “Am I building up the Kingdom of God or am I tearing it down”. We always should examine the growth of God Kingdom in all the areas of our lives. And especially in our everyday encounters with my brothers and sisters. Let us bring Christ into all we do, not just inside the walls of our Church building. 

Have a great summer with Christ at the helm of your life. And now I will leave you with something that is close to my heart. St. Paul writes “greet each other with a holy kiss” knowing deeply that we are brothers and sisters of the same family.  
God’s family.

May the Lord give you peace.
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $639; Loose $74.50; Flea Marek; $150; Donation $500; Spring Draw $50
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $905; Loose $79.75; Hall Rental $200 Corpus Christi Luncheon $325

Rosary Group: Sunday, July 6th, we move on to the next decade of the Rosary. August 3rd and September 7th are the next dates to change during the summer.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item for July is canned meat or fish and for August is Kraft Dinner. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

Franciscans of Halifax: The Community is facilitating their spiritual excercises this coming week. If anyone is interested, please call Br. Paul at 446-5228.

Spring Draw: Our ‘Great Spring Draw’ brought in a total of $1,289. Thank you to everyone who supported our draw. The following are the list of winners from the Spring Draw: 1. Cecille Sepidoza, 2. Antoni Drozdowaski, 3. Joanne Nelson, 4. Sheila Brousard, 5.  Ralph Hawley, 6. Lucy Chrzaszcz, 7. Giarcionto Mantolino, 8. Edith Marin, 9. Jean Gomes, 10. Michael Supple, 11. Barb Brawn,  12. Veronica Fitzgerald, 13. Jacqueline Chu, 14. Helen MacCormac, 15. Raymond Murphy, 16. Judy Jewers, 17. Ivan MacPhee, 18. George Owens, 19. Joanne Hennigar, 20. Linda Young    

Readers: We are still looking for readers, especially for the Sunday 9:00am Mass. If you are interested in reading, please see Br. Nathanael.