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.

Filtering by Tag: April 2012

Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Easter

May – The Month of Mary
Have you thought about how you will invite the Virgin Mary into your home and honor her during the month of May?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Set aside a special time or times a day to offer devotions to Mary.
  • Recite the Rosary.
  • Create a shrine to Mary in your home, with Mary statues, crosses or other religious items of significance.
  • Create a makeshift altar and light small candles in honor of Mary and say special prayers.
  • Decorate a statue of Mary with flowers.
  • Say the Litanies of the Blessed Virgin Mary, repeated prayers that tell of Mary’s relationship with God and the world.  
  • Take time to research the many ways Mary has appeared to the world since Biblical times – Fatima, Lourdes, Guadelupe, etc.
  • Re-read the Gospels to see how God works through the Blessed  Virgin Mary to glorify all creation.
  • Give up bad habits, such as yelling at others, and substitute Hail Mary’s until the desire goes away.
  • Wear blessed medals that symbolize a veneration for Mary and act as physical reminders of Mary’s love.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $513 with 39 envelopes; Loose $76.30
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $475 with 30 envelopes; Loose $53                      
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
Donations $11,055; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50  
New Goal to Reach:  $7,448.48      Thank you for your support!

World Day of Prayer for Vocations:   This Sunday, April 29th at 3:00pm. St. Anthony’s will be having special prayers for past, present and future Priests, as well as those who are thinking of joining the Priesthood.  Please come and thank your Preists by supporting them through prayer.  

Choir Practice:  Tuesday at 7:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to join!

Lectio Divina:  This Thursday at 7:00pm in the hall.  

First Friday of May:  May 3rd at 3:00pm Recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by private Adoration until 6:00pm with Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish followed by Mass in Polish at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join us!

Flea Market:  We will be holding a flea market in the basement of the church hall on May 19th.  If you have any items you no longer need and would like to donate them, please contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. No electronics, please.   Please come out and support our parish!

Readers:  We are in need of readers for Mass on Sundays at 9:00am.  If you would like to read, please contact Jennie Martell at 464-1561.  

Vincent de Paul Society:  Item of the Month for May is canned milk.  Thank you!

In Honor of Mary:  The Litany and Rosary will be said in honor of Mary, on Wednesday, May 16th and 23rd at 6:30pm.  Please note: these dates there will be no Mass as Father Jan will be away.  

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist
April 25th

Almighty God, who by the hands of Mark the Evangelist have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank You for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $790 with 37 envelopes; Loose $117.60
St. Faustina’s
~ Sunday Collections $515 with 31 envelopes; Loose $35; Divine Mercy Sunday $575.10
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $11,055; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $7,448.48 Thank you for your support!

Feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist: Wednesday, April 25th. Please join us to celebrate at our 9:00am Mass.

Liturgy Committee Meeting: Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00pm in the hall.

Pastoral Council Meeting: Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm in the hall.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday, April 29th. On the fourth Sunday of Easter, Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christ the Good Shephered continues to lead His people through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and call many to follow Him in this way. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people throughout the year.

Flea Market: We will be holding a flea market in the basement of the church hall on May 19th. If you have any items you no longer need and would like to donate them, please contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. No electronics, please. Please come out and support our parish!

Country Time Show: Thank you for joining us last Sunday at the Country Time Show. Proceeds made for our church were $643.85. The next show will be on Sunday, May 27th (not May 20th as previously advertised).

St. Vincent de Paul Society: The donation item for the month of April is a can of soup. A box is located near the main entrance of the church. We appreciate your kind donations.

St. Andrew’s School of Evangelization: Halifax is pleased to present the introductory NEW LIFE course from Friday, May 25th; 6:30pm through to Sunday, May 27th at 3:30pm at St. Theresa’s Church hall 6351 North Street, Halifax. It will be a weekend of faith enrichment in which every can come to know Jesus more personally and have a more faith-filled life. Cost is $100 (meals included). For more info and registration, please contact Marguerite Harvey at 852-3697 or sase.registration@olmchalifax.ca.

Bulletin: Easter Sunday

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $928 with 48 envelopes; Loose $108; Ren. $185.80; Roof $50
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $980 with 37 envelopes; Loose $84
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $11,035; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $7,468.48 Thank you for your support!

9 Day Divine Mercy Novena: Please join us at 3:00pm each day to say this powerful Novena, starting on Good Friday and ending with our Divine Mercy Retreats (schedules are available at the entrance of the church). Our Blessed Lord gave Sr. Faustina (for herself only initially) a Novena to His Mercy. She was to start it on Good Friday, that day when Christ first revealed how merciful and loving He was, by dying for us.

Sr. Faustina wrote in her diary that she began the Novena for the conversion of the whole world that all may recognize God's Mercy and that all souls may speak of His Goodness.

Jesus said: "I desire the confidence of My people. Let not even the weak and very sinful fear to approach Me, even if their sins be as numerous as all the sands of the earth they will be forgiven in the fathomless pit of My Mercy."

She received instructions on how to make this Novena "During these nine days I want you to lead souls to the Fount of My Mercy, in order that they may draw from it strength, refreshment and all the graces they need in the trials of their lives, especially at the hour of death. Each day you will lead a different group of souls and immerse them in the sea of My Mercy. Each day You will beseech the Father through My Bitter Passion for graces for these souls."

This Novena can be made at any time, but Our Lord especially wished that it be made beginning Good Friday in preparation for the Feast of His Mercy, which should be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. He told her that "The souls that will go to confession, in preparation, and communion on this day will obtain a complete remission of all sin and all punishment. .... On each day You will bring to My Heart a different group of souls and You will immerse them in this ocean of My Mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the House of My Father ... on each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My Bitter Passion, for graces for these souls."

Country Time Show: Our next Country Time Show will be on Sunday, April 15th at 7:00pm. Admiss is $6. Come and have some fun while supporting our church!

Bulletin: Palm Sunday

Let us remember on Holy Thursday especially, to thank Jesus for giving us the Eucharist and the Priesthood. Pope John Paul II wrote: ‘We were born from the Eucharist. If we can truly say that the whole Church lives from the Eucharist...we can say the same thing about the ministerial Priesthood: it is born, lives, works and bears fruit ‘de Eucharistia’. There can be no Eucharist without the Priesthood, just as there can be no Priesthood without the Eucharit.’ (Letter to Priest for Holy Thursday)

 

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $630 with 39 envelopes; Loose $61.60; Roof $5; Flowers $53
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $315 with 25 envelopes; Loose $70; Fuel $20
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $10,963; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $7,513.48 Thank you for your support!

Holy Week & Easter Schedule: Schedules for you to take home are available near the entrance of the church, as well they are posted on the church windows near the entrances. Divine Mercy Retreats: The schedule for the retreats are available near the entrance of the church.

Easter Flowers: If you wish to make a donation to help St. Anthony’s purchase Easter flowers, please put your donation in an envelope marked ‘Easter Flowers’ and drop it in the Sunday collection basket (envelopes are also available on the table near the entrance of the church). Every little bit helps! Thank you to everyone who has donated!

Choir Practice: This Tuesday, after the 6:30pm Mass. If you like to sing, please come out and join us at 7:00pm.

Lectio Divina: There will be no Lectio Divina this week.

Easter Bazaar: In the main entrance of the church after the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday, March 31st and after the 9:00am & 10:15am Masses on Sunday, April 1st. Proceeds will go to a charity for children sick with cancer. Items for sale: cakes and hand painted wooden Easter eggs and crafts.

Country Time Show: Proceeds from our last show brought in $852.20 for St. Anthony’s Parish. Our next Country Time Show will be on Sunday, April 15th at 7:00pm. Admiss is $6. Thank you for your support!