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: December 2011

Bulletin: Nativity Of The Lord

 

Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas be blessed with peace & joy and may the blessings of the Lord shine on you this Christmas & forever!

Let your soul be a lifelong manger for the Christ child. May he give you the heart of a child, and the awesome courage to live it out.

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $552 with 40 envelopes; Loose $131.20; Roof Donations $450

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $750 with 31 envelopes; Loose $87.25

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $8,905; Fundraisers for Roof $4,214.65; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $10,257.85 Thank you for your support!

 

Christmas Office Hours: The office will be closed from Friday, December 23th until Tuesday, January 3rd.

 

Envelopes: Please be advised that we have not yet received the 2012 boxed envelopes. They will be arriving soon. We apologize for the incovenience.

 

Updating Our Database: Thank you to those of you who have filled out the information forms. The information request sheets are at the entrance of the church. This is to help us have accurate member information on our parishioners, such as birthdate, anniversary, email addresses, etc. Please take it home or fill out after Mass, fold it and drop it in the collection basket at Mass. This information is for our database only. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pm. Admission $6. This is a great night out with lots of entertainment for a very small fee. Come out and support your church! Proceeds were $434.45 from our last show.

 

Raffle: The winners of our recent church repair raffle were: 1. Quilt – Bill Horne;

2. Watch – Gladys Yammine; Vegetable Steamer – Jenna Clarke. We would like to thank everyone who supported us. The total amount realized from the sale of tickets was $1,915.03 and one Belgian Franc. 

 

Thank you!: To Gordon and Shayne Jewers and his awesome sales skills for selling an incredible amount of tickets and putting in so much effort.

 

New Years Eve Dance: A dinner and dance will be held in the church hall on New Year’s Eve starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For information or to book your tickets, contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.

 

Eucharistic Ministers: This Christmas Eve we are commissioning the new Eucharistic Ministers: Peter Dean, Phil Vernham, Roberta Leadley and Carol Holland. We welcome you and thank you for taking part in this important ministry.

 

Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Advent

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Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $833.50 with 48 envelopes; Loose $135.80; Renovations $27

Donations $50; Roof Donation $200

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $460 with 32 envelopes; Loose $12; Ren $5; Lunch $515

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $8,455; Fundraisers for Roof $4,214.65; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $10,707.85 Thank you for your support!

 

Mass Time Change: This Tuesday only, Mass will be at 9:00am instead of 6:30pm.

 

Reconciliation Service in Polish: on Thursday, December 22nd at 7:00pm.

 

Christmas Office Hours: The office will be closed from Friday, December 23th until Tuesday, January 3rd.

 

Christmas Flowers: If you wish to donate towards our Christmas flower fund, please take a blank envelope from the table near the entrance of the church and write on it ‘flowers’ along with your name and amount and drop it in the weekend collection. Thank you for your kind donations.

 

Updating Our Database: The information request sheets are at the entrance of the church. This is to help us have accurate member information on our parishioners, such as birthdate, anniversary, email addresses, etc. Please take it home or fill out after Mass, fold it and drop it in the collection basket at Mass. This information is for our database only. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm. Admission $6.

 

Raffle Tickets: Last chance! Prizes include a quilt, an automatic vegetable steamer and rice cooker, and a pocket watch with chain - $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw will take place at the Country Time Show on this Sunday, December 18th. Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. All proceeds go towards our roof fund.

 

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: We are in need of more Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. Please call Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you are interested.

 

New Year’s Eve Dance: A dinner and dance will be held in the church hall on New Year’s Eve starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For information or to book your tickets, contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Advent

 

The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God.
-St. Anthony of Padua

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $629 with 40 envelopes; Loose $126.35; Renovations $139

Ticket Sales for Roof $300

St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $765 with 35 envelopes; Loose $113.25; Roof $100

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $8,255; Fundraisers for Roof $3,699.65; Insurance $4,912.50 Thank you for your support!

 

Advent Reconciliation: The next service for Reconciliation before Christmas for our Dartmouth district area will be Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s Parish.

 

Choir Practice: this Monday night starting between 6:30-7:00pm. This is a practice specifically for Christmas Eve Mass. Everyone is welcome. Call Jennie Martell at 464-1561 for more information.

 

Christmas Flowers: If you wish to donate towards our Christmas flower fund, please take a blank envelope from the table near the entrance of the church and write on it ‘flowers’ along with your name and amount and drop it in the weekend collection. Thank you for your kind donations.

 

Updating Our Database: The information request sheets are at the entrance of the church. This is to help us have accurate member information on our parishioners, such as birthdate, anniversary, email addresses, etc. Please take it home or fill out after Mass, fold it and drop it in the collection basket at Mass. This information is for our database only. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Christ the King Prayer Campaign: Concludes this weekend. We wish to thank all who participated by taking cards home and praying for their loved ones. If you wish to order further cards, please visit

www.world ofprayer.com or phone 1-800-776-6855 ext. 102.

 

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm. Admission $6.

 

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: We are in need of more Lectors and Eucharistic Minister. Please call Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you are interested.

 

Raffle Tickets: Prizes include a quilt, an automatic vegetable steamer and rice cooker, and a pocket watch with chain - $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw will take place at the Country Time Show on Sunday, December 18th. Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. All proceeds go towards our roof fund.

 

New Year’s Eve Dance: A dinner and dance will be held in the church hall on New Year’s Eve starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For information or to book your tickets, contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.

 

Advent Backpack Project: Everyone is welcome to help sort and fill the gift bags at St. Peter’s School Gym at 1:00pm next Saturday, December 17th. This is a family-friendly event with work available for all ages. Please consider coming out to help us as many hands make light work. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Advent

Polish Bulletin: Click here

God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $615 with 37 envelopes; Loose $63.30; Paper & Books $200

Annual Appeal $125

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $309 with 24 envelopes; Loose $25; Fuel $5

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $8,155; Fundraisers for Roof $3,399.65; Insurance $4,912.50 Thank you for your support!


Updating Our Database: Next weekend, December 10th & 11th, you will be given an information request sheet. This is to help us have accurate member information on our parishioners, such as birthdate, anniversary, email addresses, etc. Please take a moment after Mass next weekend to fill this out, fold it and place it in the basket or box provided on the table at the front of the church. This information if for our database only. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Christ the King Prayer Campaign: we are nearing the end of The Christ the King Prayer Campaign. Prayer card packets are still available for free. You can take a packet home and pray for those you know in need of prayer by lighting a candle, saying the prayer inside the card, and sending it to the loved one for whom you are praying. The cards are provided free of charge by Chalice, but it is up to you to send them to your friends. They will be available after Mass – please see Jennie Martell.

 

Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm. Admission $6.

 

Keep Christ in Christmas: Thank you to everyone who coordinated and came out to attend this special procession, and thank you to all who helped out for the reception.

 

Father Peter Botman, SCJ: Died on November 3, 2011. As you may remember, from 1986 to 1992, Father Peter was the Pastor at St. Anthony’s. The Mass is dedicated to the soul of Father Peter this Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm.

 

Lectors & Greeters: We are in need of more Lectors and Greeters. Please call Jennie Martell at 464-1561 if you are interested.

 

Thank You: to Marion MacLean who gave so many of her years and time as a Lector at St. Anthony’s Parish.

 

Raffle Tickets: Prizes include a quilt, an automatic vegetable steamer and rice cooker, and a pocket watch with chain - $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw will take place at the Country Time Show on Sunday, December 18th. Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. All proceeds go towards our roof fund.

 

Christmas Gifts for The Mental Healthy Program: A box will be set up soon for donations. Through your generosity, gifts for the inpatients and residents of the Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Building and East Coast Forensic Hospital bring great cheer from the community during the holiday season. Please see the green pamphlets on the tables at the entrance of the church for suggested items. Please do not wrap donated items; no scented items & no used clothing. Please note there are more male clients than female.

 

Advent Backpack Project: A reminder that this year, our parish is partnering with four other Dartmouth parishes to fill bags of gifts for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth and other local charities. Your help is urgently needed to fill 300 bags of gifts for adult men and women who do not have the resources to provide for themselves. Please take a gift bag home, fill it, and deliver it back to the church when you come to Mass. Deadline is December 15th. Thank you for your generous support!