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: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $725; Loose $78.20; Candles $195.05; Prayers for Deceased $5; Renovations $145; Fuel $5; Ukrainian Mass $75
St. Faustina’s –Regular $381; Loose $47; Polish Association $200


Polish Christmas Luncheon: This Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm in the parish hall. St. Nicholas will be making a special stop to visit the children. The lunch will be $10 per person which includes hunter’s stew with coffee or tea and dessert.

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.

Keep Christ in Christmas: Please join us this Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm. We will start the procession at Bethel Baptist Church and end at St. Paul’s Church. There will be a reception to follow in St. Paul’s Church hall.

Backpack Project: Just a reminder to deliver the bags back to us by this weekend, December 8th & 9th. Thank you for your donations!

Christmas Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm. Featuring Sidewinder (Plus) and special guests are Lucas Whitehead, Bob Gerard, Mort Lohnes, Bob Harrison and Tammy Adams. Bring your friends and enjoy the show!

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul continues to revisit the spiritual reflection on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, next Friday December 14th & and ending December 21st with a movie night. Held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Holy Hours: The Franciscan Choir, under the direction of Sr. Ilaria, will host Holy Hours on the Tuesdays of Advent - December 11th, and 18th - at 7:00 pm in the Church. The Holy Hour will include some times of silence and times of 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.

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

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.

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $575; Loose $108.40; Renovations $5; Country Classic Show $60
St. Faustina’s –Regular $360; Loose $20.50; Mission for New Evangelization $87.80


Polish Christmas Luncheon: Next Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm in the parish hall. St. Nicholas will be making a special stop to visit the children. The lunch will be $10 per person which includes hunter’s stew with coffee or tea and dessert.

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul continues to revisit the spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Fridays, December 7th & 14th and ending Friday, December 21st with a movie night. These will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Feast of Immaculate Conception: Next Saturday, December 8th, Mass will be at 9:30am at Immaculate Conception Parish, 339 Pleasant Street. Following Mass, there will be a meeting on the Restructuring of our 4 Parishes. We ask you to pray and discern if you may feel called to work on the transition team that helps move our new parish proposal toward our goal of Evangelization and Discipleship. Please see the back of the bulletin for details.

Keep Christ in Christmas: Please join us next Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm. We will start the procession at Bethel Baptist Church and end at St. Paul’s Church. There will be a reception to follow in St. Paul’s Church hall.

Backpack Project: Just a reminder to deliver the bags back to us by next weekend, December 8th & 9th. Thank you for your donations!

DVD Series: This Tuesday, December 4th, the topic is The Real Presence Creates Communion - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass ~ held at 6:30pm in the parish hall. This will be our last session. Everyone is welcome!

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm.

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

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

Dartmouth North: Susan Leblanc, MLA for Dartmouth North, invites you to a holiday open house this Monday, December 3rd from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at the MLA constituency office at 260 Wyse Road, Suite 102. Hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $695; Loose $151.60; All Souls $60; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s –Regular $510; Loose $224.30; Fuel $35


Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday at 6:00pm due to the DVD series starting at 6:30pm.

Backpack Project: We are collecting items for Christmas for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth. You will find at the entrances of the church, re-useable grocery bags containing a list of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to church before December 9th. We will be delivering the bags on December 15th.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 20th the topic is Responding to God - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall. After this Tuesday, the two remaining dates are November 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching of the sacred mysteries of the Mass.

Secular Franciscans: Will meet on Saturday, November 24th at 1:00pm in the Polish room in the parish hall.

2019 Veritas Catholic Inspirational Calendars: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

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

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Special guests include Alastair McDonald, John Spyder McDonald, Andrew Kent Jr., Darlene Burgoyne and featuring band member Bob McDonald. We hope to see you there!

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be revisiting a spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It will begin this Friday, November 23rd continuing the next three Fridays, November 30th, December 7th & 14th and ending on the 5th Friday, December 21st with a movie night. These will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Bulletin: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $605; Loose $122.40; All Souls $100; Renovations $123; Rosary Rally $100; Donation $100
St. Faustina’s –Regular $290; Loose $46.70; All Souls $20; Fuel $2


Remembrance Day: Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks, and to remember. Heavenly Father, Bless our fallen soldiers and those who are still working towards peace and justice in the world. Amen.

Polish Luncheon: Celebrate 100 Years Independence Day with our Polish community in the parish hall this Sunday, November 11th. There is a reception, open bar and short program about Polish Independence at 2:00pm, and at 3:00pm a sit-down, served meal for $15 per person.

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be revisiting a spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It will begin on Fridays starting November 23rd continuing the next three Fridays, November 30th, December 7th & 14th and ending on the 5th Friday, December 21st with a movie night. These will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Flea Market: Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy and support our parish Flea Market and Chili / Corn Dinner. Thank you to all the workers who put their time and energy into making this event a success! Proceeds were $2,502.20.

Backpack Project: One again this year, we are collecting items for Christmas for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth. Starting next week, you will find, at the entrances of the church, re-useable grocery bags containing a list of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to church before Thursday, December 13th. We will be delivering the bags on December 15th.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 13th the topic is Responding to God - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: November 20, 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching of the sacred mysteries of the Mass.

Country Classic Show: The next show is Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm. Special guests include Alastair McDonald, John Spyder McDonald, Andrew Kent Jr., Darlene Burgoyne and featuring band member Bob McDonald. Admission is $7. We hope to see you at the next show!

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

Flu Shot Clinic: There will be a flu shot clinic at MLA Susan Leblanc’s constituency office at 260 Wyse Rd on Tuesday November 13th from 1:30-3:30 pm. The pharmacy team from Lawtons on Primrose will be providing the flu shots. Registration is not required, but you must have a NS Health card to get your flu shot.

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

Bulletin: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $1,225; Loose $107.35; Candles $111.40; Renovations $20; Ukrainian $75; Country Classic $75
St. Faustina’s –Regular $390; Loose $46.10


Fall Flea Market: This Saturday, November 3rd after Mass from 5:00pm-6:30pm and Sunday, November 4th from 10:00am-3:30pm Corn Chowder or Chili will be served and includes a roll, coffee/tea and dessert Saturday, November 3rd from 5:00pm-6:00pm $8 per person There are lots of items for you to choose and a selection of baked good as well!

Relics of St. Anthony of Padua: This Tuesday, November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua, Fr. Alessandro Ratti, who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am. If you cannot make our date and time, please check the bulletin boards for other parishes visitation dates. Volunteers may show up before 8:00am to hand out prayer cards.

Members of the Knights of Columbus: Have committed to praying a Novena leading up to the visit of the Relics of St Anthony of Padua on Tuesday, November 6. All are welcome to join in St Peter's parish center for approximately 20 minutes of prayer and reflection on the Culture of Life, on the last day of the novena - Monday, November 5 at 7 pm and will be followed by a video on the life of St. Anthony of Padua.

Polish Luncheon: Celebrate 100 Years Independence Day with our Polish community in the parish hall next Sunday, November 11th. There is a reception and short program in Polish at 2:00pm and at 3:00pm a sit-down, served meal for $15 per person. We would like to know a rough estimate of those who will attend. Tickets will be held at the door for payment that day. If you are interested, please let Br. Nathanael know.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 6th the topic is God Speaks Our Story - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: November 20, 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching of the sacred mysteries of the Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul: We are looking for a donation or to purchase a good used chest freezer to store our St. Vincent de Paul frozen goods. If you have one available, please contact Jennie Martell at 902.464.1561. Thanks in advance! Item of the month for November is salad dressing.

Country Classic Show: The next show is Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm.

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

Bulletin: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $729; Loose $82.40; Funeral Donation $125; Hall Rental $150; Country Classic Show $459
St. Faustina’s –Regular $455; Loose $22.75


Relics of St. Anthony of Padua: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua, Fr. Alessandro Ratti, who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am. If you cannot make our date and time, please check the bulletin boards for other parishes visitation dates.

Volunteers needs: We need a few volunteers before 8:00am on this date to hand out prayer cards.

Members of the Knights of Columbus: have committed to praying a Novena leading up to the visit of the Relics of St Anthony of Padua on Tuesday, November 6. All are welcome to join them for the start of the novena on Sunday, October 28 at 6 pm in St Peter's parish center for approximately 20 minutes of prayer and reflection on the Culture of Life, and again on the last day of the novena on Monday, November 5 at 7 pm. The November 5, 20-minute prayer session will be followed by a video on the life of St. Anthony of Padua.

Polish Luncheon: Celebrate 100 Years Independence Day with our Polish community in the parish hall on November 11th. There is a reception and short program in Polish at 2:00pm and at 3:00pm a sit-down, served meal for $15 per person. We would like to know a rough estimate of those who will attend. Tickets will be held at the door for payment that day. If you are interested, please let Br. Nathanael know.

DVD Series: This Tuesday the topic is, Called Out of the World - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: October 30, November 6, 20, 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching of the sacred mysteries of the Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul: We are looking for a donation or to purchase a good used chest freezer to store our St. Vincent de Paul frozen goods. If you have one available, please contact Jennie Martell at 902.464.1561. Thanks in advance! Item of the month for November is salad dressing.

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

Fall Flea Market: Next Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00am-4:00pm and after Mass from 5:00pm-6:30pm Sunday, November 4th from 10:00am-3:30pm Corn or Fish Chowder will be served and includes a roll, coffee/tea and dessert Saturday, April 29th from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm $8 per person If you have items to donate, and/or can help set up please call Gordon at 469.5698, or come to the hall on Thursday, November 1st between 1:00pm – 4:00pm. There will be a bake table as well, and we are gladly accepting baked goods.

Bulletin: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions:
October 20th
~  Margaret Skeffington
October 21st ~  Margaret Skeffington
October 27th~  Margaret Skeffington
October 28th~  Margaret Skeffington


Relics of St. Anthony of Padua: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua, Fr. Alessandro Ratti, who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am. If you cannot make our date and time, please check the bulletin boards for other parishes visitation dates.

Volunteers needs: We need a few volunteers before 8:00am on this date to hand out prayer cards.

Archdiocesan Community Collection: From October 21st to November 25th to help make the new parishes stronger together, as a community. There are envelopes marked Equip the Saints on the tables near the entrances of the church. If you would like to donate, please fill out the form in the envelope and send it to the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2B9.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be November 20th at 6:00pm. Please note the time of 6:00pm for this meeting due to the DVD Series the same evening.

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

DVD Series: Starting this Tuesday, we will be holding six sessions on Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: October 23, 30, November 6, 20, 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching o the sacred mysteries of the Mass. Our first topic is ‘A Privileged Encounter’.

Knights of Columbus: We now have a Knights of Columbus ‘Round Table’ at St. Anthony’s Parish. For information, contact Gordon Jewers, Coordinator, at 902.469.5698.

Fall Flea Market: We are taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd & Sunday, November 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698. We are setting up on Thursday, November 1st at 1:00pm if you able to help. We will have chili / corn chowder for sale for $8 which includes coffee/tea and dessert. There will also be a bake table, and donations of baked goods are welcome. Also, if you are able to volunteer during the flea market or at the bake table, please let Gordon know.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Sidewinder (Plus) will be playing featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests are John Snyder, Blain Henshaw, Shirley Reid and Mel MacLeod. We hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $652; Loose $594.15; Candles $110.63; Renovations $150; Ukrainian Mass $75; Hall Rental $150
St. Faustina’s – Regular $260; Loose $15; Renovations $130


Mark Your Calendar!: November 6th, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be visiting our parish. We will also be welcoming a Friar from Padua who will join us for Veneration at 8:00am with Mass at 9:00am, followed by Veneration until 11:00am and if you cannot make our date and time, please check the bulletin boards for other parishes visitation dates.

Funeral: Margaret Skeffington died last Sunday, October 7th. Since Br. Nathanael is out of town this weekend, we wanted to let you know that Margaret’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00am with reception to follow.

Pastoral Council: This Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30pm.

Adoration: Resumes this Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm.

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

DVD Series: We will be holding six sessions on Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall on the following dates: October 23, 30, November 6, 20, 27 and December 4. Walk through the Liturgy and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord, Jesus Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.

Knights of Columbus: We now have a Knights of Columbus ‘Round Table’ at St. Anthony’s Parish. For information, contact Gordon Jewers, Coordinator, at 902.469.5698.

Volunteer Sign-Up Lists: Are in the entrances of the church on the table. Please consider being involved in our parish. God has given us collectively, many gifts to be at the service of His Church. See the back of the bulletin for opportunities that you may have to offer. You can also offer any suggestions that are not on the list.

Fall Flea Market: We are taking donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held on November 3rd & 4th. See Gordon Jewers if you have items to donate or call him at (902) 469.5698.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm Admission is $7 Sidewinder (Plus) will be playing featuring Bob MacDonald, Andrew Kent, Carl James, Bill Guest, and Hayden Stover. Special guests are John Snyder, Blain Henshaw, Shirley Reid and Mel MacLeod. We hope to see you there!