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: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Reflection on Our Way to the Cross

Lord Jesus Christ, for our sake you became like the grain of wheat that falls to the earth and dies, so that it may bear much fruit (John 12:24). You invited us to follow you along this path when you told us that “the one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (John 12:25). Yet we are attached to our life. We do not want to abandon it; we want to keep it all for ourselves. We want to hold on to it, not to give it away. But you go before us, showing us that it is only by giving away our life that we can save it. As we walk with you on the Way of the Cross, you lead us along the way of the grain of wheat, the way of a fruitfulness which leads to eternity.
Grant that my Way of the Cross may not be just a moment of passing piety. Help all of us to accompany you not only with noble thoughts, but with all our hearts and in every step we take each day of our lives. Help us resolutely to set out on the Way of the Cross and to persevere on your path. As you accompany us on the path of the grain of wheat, help us to discover, in “losing our lives,” the path of love, the path which gives us true life, and life in abundance (John 10:10).
— Pope Benedict XVI

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s
– Regular $605; Loose $119.70; Pro-Life $63.05; Fuel $60
St. Faustina’s – Regular $355; Loose $58; Fuel $300

Lenten Holy Hour Series: The Franciscan choir will be hosting a series of Holy Hours every Tuesday during Lent at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish from 7:00-8:00pm. This includes an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, sung vespers and other sacred songs.

Way of the Cross: Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.

Lenten Journey Invitation: A 14 part video series Into the Heart of God: The Gospel of John in the Holy Land each Monday during Lent ~ 7:00pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall. Everyone is welcome!

Bible Study: You are invited to a weekly Bible Study Series during Lent every Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Board Room of St. Theresa’s Rectory. This guided study through Exodus will be led by Robert Elford. To register, please email

2018 Church Envelopes: If you haven’t picked up your box of 2018 envelopes, please go to the Sacristy (see Br. Nathanael) where the remainder boxes are kept. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a box, please drop the following information in the collection basket ~ name, address and phone number; or see Br. Nathanael.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month for February is peanut butter and jam.

World Day of Prayer (All God’s Creation is Very Good!): This year’s country is Suriname – a sovereign state on the northeastern coast of South America. The theme of this worship service urges us to evaluate how our actions affect our planet, one of our Lord's great creations. Located at Stairs Memorial Church, 44 Hester Street, Dartmouth on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00pm.