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: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Greetings to Everyone,
I hope the Lord is giving you a restful summer. Thank you for all your love and prayers while I was away. I will be back this Tuesday and look forward to being with you again. Thank you for welcoming Fr. Joseph and Br. Pio - they really enjoyed their time with our community, and Fr. Joseph will be helping us for the rest of this year. Keep praying for our little community of St. Anthony’s as we continue to listen to God’s voice. We are in a time where so many of our sisters and brothers are in great need of experiencing love - God’s love, and our little family here is being called to respond to this cry for love. The Lord asks that we deeply encounter all who He brings into our path. Many are in need of hope and we can bring this to them. Let us never become tired of doing the good works of God, so that through us others may come to know His Love for them and thus begin to fall in love with Him.
May the Lord give you His peace.
— Br. Nathanael

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $565; Loose $112.10; Renovations $105
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $345

Sacrament of the Sick: At the Masses next weekend (August 16th &17th), Fr. Joseph will be offering the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone who needs it. The Sacrament of the Sick was formerly known as 'The Last Rites'. Today the Sacrament or Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with the following persons: 1) Those close to death 2) Those about to undergo a surgical operation 3) Those who have recently had a serious turn in their health - mental or physical - that presents a threat to the integrity of their life and 4) Persons of an advanced age (generally today 75 or older) where age itself becomes a real threat to the integrity of one’s health and life. The Sacrament of the Sick is not celebrated with those suffering from a persistent or on-going health concern, ex. arthritis, hypertension etc. Someone may be anointed several times or even regularly (if terminally ill for example). The grace given in this sacrament has three effects: 1) The forgiveness of sins, 2) easing anxiety and calming fears, and 3) actual mental or physical healing as the Lord desires to grant this to a person, for the glory of His name.

Growing in Faith and the call to Holiness: This fall Br. Nathanael will be leading a ‘Growing in Faith’ prayer community. We will follow Biblical and Spiritual writings, in a set liturgical format, meeting 2 or 3 times a month. More info will be provided as we move into late August early September. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.

St. Mary’s Basilica: On the upcoming Feast of the Assumption, Friday, August 15th , a special bilingual Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Basilica at 12:15pm. At the Mass, Bill Withers will receive the Archdiocese Medal of Merit from Archbishop Mancini. A barbeque will be held following Mass.

Rosary Group: Sunday, September 7th is the next date to change the Mystery.

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show is Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6.

Flea Market: We will be holding a flea market this Fall and our Annual Fall Draw will start at the end of August. For information, see Gordon.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for August is Kraft Dinner. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!

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