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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A letter from Br. Nathanael on Dioscean Restructuring

Planning For The Future ~ Dartmouth Eastern Shore Regional Meeting

Pastors, administrators and lay people belonging to the Dartmouth eastern shore region met on February 17, 2018 to discuss a possible proposal being presented that would involve restructuring the parishes in each community.

The proposal being considered consists of establishing four parishes broken down as follows:

Dartmouth Centre – Saint Anthony, Saint Paul, Saint Peter And Immaculate Conception;
Saint Thomas More, Saint Vincent De Paul And The French Catholic Community Of Mission La Sainte-Famille;
Saint John 23rd, Saint Clement And St. Andrew;

The Rural Parishes - Saint Anselm, Saint Genevieve (Saint Philip Neri Mission); Saint Dennis And Saint Peter (Sheet Harbour) With Missions Saint Martin And Saint Michael.

The immediate challenge for us right now is to gather a working group to discuss if this grouping proposed is a possibility for us; are there any other suggestions/ideas to be presented.

We will be meeting with our grouping in the near future and will express any questions or concerns on this proposed change.

Restructure will require a need for dialogue, prayer and discernment as we go through a process to bring people back to the pews and put emphasis on out reach and community work.

The process is meant to help us better pool our resources and make changes to our financial and administration but also the process is about creating communities where our faith can be experienced, shared and grown.

Report on New Evangelization Meeting

Thank you to Father Jan, Jennie Martell, Peter Dean, Nancy Mills, and Gordon Jewers, who represented us at the meeting on the "New Evangelization" on September 17. Gordon wrote the following report for all to read.

On Saturday morning, September 17th clergy and parish representatives met in the six regions of the dioceses of Halifax and Yarmouth to discuss Archbishop Mancini's vision of the 'New Evangelization'.  Our region met at St Peter's school and St. Anthony's parish was represented by Father Jan, Jennie Martell, Peter Dean, Nancy Mills and Gordon Jewers.

After the opening prayer we watched a DVD presentation from Archbishop Mancini.   Following this we broke into groups to share our ideas and discuss the work to be done at the parish and regional levels.  More meetings will be held over the coming months.  You can find more information on this at the Archdiocese web page (   This will be updated on an ongoing basis.    
In the words of Archbishop Mancini, “We are the church and our world awaits the gospel which we will bring.”