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.

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Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
February 9th
~  Hollis Baxter
February 10th ~  Bienvenido Caamano
February 16th ~  Mary MacCormac
February 17th ~  Gerri Walker

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $522; Loose $95.30; Pro-Life $72; Renovations $92.25
St. Faustina’s – Regular $255; Loose $45; Pro-Life $35; Fuel $20; Canteen $500


Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians: A Mass with a focus on Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be held at St. Peter Parish this Wednesday February, 13 at 7 pm. Through the centuries many Christians around the world have suffered and others have died as martyrs in defense of their faith. Thankfully, we live in a country where prejudice against Christians is on the low end of the scale when compared to what is endured at this time by many practicing the faith in some areas of the Middle East. The Mass starts at 7 pm, but all are welcome to come early and participate in a recitation of the Rosary (The Sorrowful Mysteries) from 6:30 to approximately 6:50 pm. This prayer service, preceding the Mass, will be led by Knights of Columbus members. There will be no noon Mass at St Peter Parish church on this day.

Parish Transition Team: Our first meeting of the team members took place on Wednesday, February, 5th. Our members from the four parishes are: Immaculate Conception ~ Frances Moriarty and Nicole Godbout, Saint Peter ~ Jeanette Mills and Dennis Bowie, Saint Paul ~ Bill Yochoff and Paul Clark; Saint Anthony ~ Linda Young and John Trainor. The deacons of the parishes along with Lydia Hood and Fr. Richards will also participate in the meetings and process. Chris O’Hara from the Archdiocese leadership team will be our support person. Your prayerful support of this team will be a great help. The prayer card distributed recently in our parishes is a good resource for this. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20th, at St. Paul’s. If you would like to join us for the Rosary before the meeting, we will start at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

St. Peter Baptist ~ Franciscan martyr in Japan. Born near Avila, Spain, he became a Franciscan in 1567 and was sent first to Mexico and then to the Philippines in 1583. Ten years later he was ordered to Japan where he worked as commissary for the order in the islands. Arrested by officials, he and twenty six others were all crucified near Nagasaki at the order of the Taiko Toyotomi Hideyoshi who had launched the persecution of the Christians in Japan. Canonized in 1862, Peter and the others are called the Martyrs of Japan.

Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Ordainary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $825; Loose $115.55; Candles $34.05; Fuel $10; Donation $1,000
St. Faustina’s – Regular $375; Loose $28.20; Fuel $25


Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself, Br. Nathanael, met this past Wednesday and formed the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind. Our representatives of St. Anthony’s are Linda Young and John Trainer.

Prayer Cards: There are still New Parishes ~ Strong Together ~ Equip the Saints prayer cards on tables near the entrances of the church. Please take one and pray during this year of transition.

Country Classic Show: The next show is February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Join us on an encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love from May 3 - 5, 2019 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada.  For information, or to sign up, email renewmarriage@gmail.com or call 902-314-8541.

Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians: A Mass with a focus on Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be held at St. Peter Parish on Wednesday February, 13 at 7 pm. Through the centuries many Christians around the world have suffered and others have died as martyrs in defense of their faith. Thankfully, we live in a country where prejudice against Christians is on the low end of the scale when compared to what is endured at this time by many practicing the faith in some areas of the Middle East. The Mass starts at 7 pm, but all are welcome to come early and participate in a recitation of the Rosary (The Sorrowful Mysteries) from 6:30 to approximately 6:50 pm. This prayer service, preceding the Mass, will be led by Knights of Columbus members. There will be no noon Mass at St Peter Parish church on this day.


Orphans, they are our sons, and so in correcting their mistakes we must lay aside all anger and restrain it so firmly that it is extinguished entirely.
— St. John Bosco ~ Feast Day ~ January 31st Priest & Founder of the Salesians and founded the Salesian oratoriums for youth.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Be patient with all, but especially with yourself. Do not trouble yourself about your imperfections. Always have the courage to pick yourself back up and begin again every day, for there is no better path to success in the spiritual life than always to begin again and never to think that you have done enough.
— St. Francis de Sales ~ Feast Day ~ January 24th

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $612.33; Loose $78.85; New Year’s $2; Hall Rental $150
St. Faustina’s – Will be in the next bulletin


Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Join us on an encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love from May 3 - 5, 2019 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada.  For more information, or to sign up,email renewmarriage@gmail.com or call 902-314-8541.

Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself,

Br. Nathanael, will be meeting one more time, this Wednesday to form the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind.

Prayer Cards: There are New Parishes ~ Strong Together ~ Equip the Saints prayer cards on tables near the entrances of the church. Please take one and pray during this year of transition.

Country Classic Show: Was cancelled last Sunday due to weather conditions. The next show will be February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Deepening Your Faith While Passing it On:Are you a parent, grandparent, young adult or retiree concerned with passing on the Faith to future generations? Does your heart yearn to help children know the tender, personal love of God? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) invites children aged 3-12 to discover and deepen their relationship with God through Bible, liturgy and hands-on materials that invite contemplation.A Formation Course to become a Level 1 Catechist with this Montessori-based approach to forming children in the Faith will be held (Part 1) February 5-10, 2019 and (Part 2) April 29-May 4, 2019 at St. Agnes Church in Halifax, NS. The course itself is a prayerful, retreat-like experience where each participant can grow in and renew his or her relationship with the Lord. And, do not let finances be an obstacle! The course has a one-time Atlantic Canada Launch tuition rate and scholarships are available.  For more information and to register, please visit www.novascotiacgs.wordpress.com or contact Nicole at 902-430-6333 or nicole.andrea.snook@gmail.com.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares? Then I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Humility’.”
— St. Anthony of the Desert

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $510; Loose $130.35; Renovations $5; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s –Regular $245; Loose $40; New Year’s $5; Renovations $20; Fuel $20


Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself, Br. Nathanael, will be meeting this Wednesday to form the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind. I will try to update you as we progress through this process.

Secular Franciscans: Will meet on Saturday, January, 26th at 1:00pm in the Polish room in the parish hall.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, January, 20th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Sidewinder (Plus) and special guests include Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes, Hayden Stover, and Keith DeLong.Please check weather conditions as we may have to cancel.

Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things will pass away. God never changes; patience obtains all things, whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices. Amen.
— St. Theresa of Avila

Bulletin: Baptism of the Lord

Mass Intentions:
January 12th~ Fr. Dariusz Misiolek for God’s grace during his sabbatical
January 13th~  Bienvenido Caamano
January 20th
~ Unice MacNeil (94 years old)


2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes, but would like a box, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be this Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 7:00pm.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Archbishop’s Letter to All Parishes: After reading the letter and restructuring package ‘Stronger Together’ – Building up the Body of Christ, announcing the beginning of the merge into 20 new parishes – which will be the process throughout 2019 and finalized by January 1, 2020 (when all new parishes will be in place), the Archbishop would like any feedback from parishioners. If you haven’t read the full document, there are copies near the entrances of the church, or you can read it online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/plan. If you have questions or feedback, please speak to Br. Nathanael.

Heavenly Father,
As our Archdiocese enters a decisive time of transition, we ask you to sustain our efforts
to be faithful to what You are asking of us so that we become better equipped
to meet the challenges of the New Evangelization.
Give us the courage and insight to take on the task of purification and renewal
necessary to become a more credible Church.
Grant us the knowledge and understanding required
to respond to the call of pastoral conversion and the demands
for a more missionary and mature expression of Christian discipleship for our time.
May Your Holy Spirit release in us the gift of wisdom
to make the necessary choices and decisions to make of our new parishes:
centres of evangelistic outreach, united communities of communities;
welcoming centres of prayer, learning, ministry and worship;
environments of healing, reconciliation and care of the poor.
Provide for us clergy and laity who are skilled in leadership, to guide this transformative journey of faith. We ask all this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Bulletin: Epiphany of the Lord

Christmas & New Year’s Collections
St. Anthony’s
- Regular $1,734.80; Regular Loose $213.30; Candles $174.20; Christmas $1,055; Loose $244.75; Advent Folders $274.25; Fuel $40; Renovations $15; Initial Offering $10; Country Classic $50; Hall Rental $200; Ukrainian Donations $300
St. Faustina’s - Regular $1,202; Regular Loose $114.95; Christmas $495; Christmas Loose $111.35; Advent Folders $30.50; Fuel $25; St. Stephen $200


Archbishop’s Letter to All Parishes: Please find attached in the bulletin ‘Stronger Together’ – Building up the Body of Christ, announcing the beginning of the merge into 20 new parishes – which will be the process throughout 2019 and finalized by January 1, 2020 (when all new parishes will be in place). There is also a few copies of the full document on the tables near the entrances. I encourage you to pray for our Archdiocese and to get familiar with the Archbishop’s plan, by taking a copy home or read the plan online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/plan.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes, but would like a box, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, January 21st, 2019 at 7:00pm.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Bulletin: The Nativity of the Lord & Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $645; Loose $110.75; Candles $5; Fuel $25
St. Faustina’s –Regular $400; Loose $38.10; Fuel $10


Adoration: There will be no Adoration this Thursday, December 27th. We will start again on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes, but would like a box, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. Proceeds for our parish were $485.60. The next show will be Sunday, January 21st, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is juice.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $545; Loose $119.55; Advent Folders; $28.50; Renovations $10; Fuel $130
St. Faustina’s –Regular $395; Loose $44.45; Fuel $70; Polish Meal $470


2019 Envelopes: Please pick up your box of envelopes which are on the table by the main entrance. If you do not have envelopes, but would like some, please let Br. Nathanael know.

St. Nicholas Polish Luncheon: Thank you to everyone who prepared and helped set-up the Polish luncheon. Proceeds for our parish were $470.

Advent Mission: For the final night of the mission, Fr. Paul will join us as we watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, this Friday night, December 21st, at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax ~ 7:00pm.

Advent Holy Hour: The Franciscan Choir, under the direction of Sr. Ilaria, will host the last Holy Hour this Tuesday of Advent - December 18th - at 7:00 pm in St. Catherine’s Church. The Holy Hour will include Adoration, times of silence and times of sacred music led by the Franciscan Choir. All are welcome.

2019 Catholic Inspirational Calendars and Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is juice.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.