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: 4th Sunday of Easter

Please join us for the Ordination of Br. Pio Libby, FoH May 9th at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica

Archbishop of the Diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Most Reverend Anthony Mancini by the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit will ordain our brother to Holy Priesthood. Grateful to the Lord for all His gifts of Grace we entrust Br. Pio to your prayers.

We thank you for your ongoing support and hope you will be able to join us for this joyful celebration. A reception will follow in the Church Hall where Fr. Pio will give his first blessings.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s – Regular $500; Loose $107.75; Books & Candles $92.05; Renovations $5; Fuel $10; Annual Appeal Rebate $83; Donation $200 Country Time Show - $512
St. Faustina’s – Regular $359; Loose $28; Easter $10; Renovations $20

Mark Your Calendar! The 2015 Assembly of the People of God is quickly approaching! This year’s Assembly is June 5 & 6, 2015, and will focus on the first of our three diocesan pastoral themes, Mission. Registration opens May 1!

This year’s Assembly will look a little different, and responds directly to participant feedback from our previous Assemblies and information received through phase one of our Pastoral Planning process: the event provides people with workshops that are more practical and hands on, and with opportunities to customize their experience to meet their needs and particular charisms.

This event is also a chance to celebrate the progress we have made so far in our pastoral planning throughout the diocese. Please save the date of June 5 &6 for our 2015 Assembly of the People of God. Cost to attend the conference is $20. Registration opens May 1!

Contact any member of the Office of Pastoral Life and New Evangelization (902.429.9800) for more information or if you have any questions.


Pastoral Council Elections: Heads-up! We will be having Pastoral Council elections in May. Please discern whom you would like to nominate to be part of our Pastoral Council. More information will follow soon.

Country Time Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the show last Sunday. Proceeds for our parish were $512. The next show will be Sunday, May 17th at 7:00pm.

Prayer Community: Will resume in the Fall, after the final DVD series - Into the Heart of God: Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land. For more information on this series, see lower section of this page.

Eucharistic Ministers: We are looking for more Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to patients at Dartmouth General Hospital. If you are interested, see Br. Nathanael.

Flea Market: We are looking for donations of new and (in good condition) used items for our flea market which will be on May 30th and 31st. If you have any items you no longer need, please call Gordon Jewers at 902.469.5698.

Please Join us for a DVD Series starting Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00pm

Into the Heart of God: Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land

This work is an exploration into the Gospel of John. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of this gospel, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the “mystical gospel.”
This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus.

We will watch the first seven series this Spring, and the following 7 series in the Fall. We will start with a small meal together, then watch the video and have a short discussion with Q&A. I encourage you all to participate, if possible.