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: February 2012

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Lent

Prayer for Lent


Father, through our observance of Lent, help us to understand the meaning of your Son's death and resurrection, and teach us to reflect it in our lives. Grant 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.


Prayer for Pardon


O Lord, the hour of your favor draws near, the day of your mercy and our salvation - when death was destroyed and eternal life began. We acknowledge our sins and our offenses are always before us. Blot out all our wrongdoings and give us a new and steadfast spirit. Restore us to your friendship and number us among the living who share the joy of you Son's risen life.


Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $743 with 38 envelopes; Loose $81.20

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $412 with 32 envelopes; Loose $38

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

Donations $10,80; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $7,606.48 Thank you for your support!


Mass Change: This week only, Mass will be at 6:30pm on Wednesday. There will be no morning Mass.


Special Prayers for Priests: will be on Thursday during the 9:00am Mass.


Adoration: Next Friday, March 1st will be at 4:00pm (instead of 3:00pm), followed by the Rosary at 6:00pm and Mass at 6:30pm.


Income Tax Receipts: are at the table near the entrance. Please do not take your friend’s tax receipts, unless they specifically ask. Otherwise they will be mailed out if not picked up.


Stations of the Cross: Every Friday and Saturday morning at 8:30 (before Mass) during Lent.


Pastoral Council Meeting: will be this Wednesday, February 29th at 7:00pm in the hall.

Lectio Divina: this Thursday in the hall at 7:00pm. Everyone is wecome!


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

Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Father, as we prepare for World Marriage Day, we thank you for your tremendous gift of the Sacrament of Marriage. Help us to witness to its glory by a life of growing intimacy. Teach us the beauty of forgiveness so we may become more and more One in Heart, Mind and Body. Strenthen our dialogue and help us become living signs of your love. Make us grow more in love with the Church so we may renew the Body of Christ. Make us a sign of unity in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Brother. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $629 with 41 envelopes; Loose $67.05; Roof $20

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $455 with 28 envelopes; Loose $88.85

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

Donations $10,810; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $7,666.48 Thank you for your support!

Envelopes: If you have not already done so, please pick up your boxed envelopes which are on the table by the entrance of the main door. Please write your name and amount on the envelopes as some envelope numbers have changed.


World Marriage Day: We will be celebrating World Marriage Day this Sunday, February 12th at 3:00pm with prayers, Adoration and special blessings for married couples.


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


Dinner & Dance! : Come and join us for a dinner & dance next Saturday, February 18th for a night of fun, socializing, great music and dancing! This is our last dance before Lent. Tickets are $20. Please see Gordon Jewers for tickets or call him at 469-5698.


Country Time Show: Come out for a night of music and fun next Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. MOC is Al Hollingsworth, back-up band is Grover Country featuring: Carol Hartlen, Keith DeLong, George Longard, Melody, Darlene & Art MacNeil, Billy Bob and Frank Grandy.


Thank You: to everyone who helped support our Potluck Dinner. Your donations and support helped us raise $383 for the Annual Appeal. Thanks to you, we were able to reach boyond our targeted goal. Theresa Lewis will be organizing another Potluck in the future to help our parish so we will keep you updated.


Thank You: to the Polish community for organizing the lunch last Sunday. Proceeds of $287 were raised for our parish.


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


Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: If you are interested in becoming a Lector or Eucharistic Minister, please see Jennie Martell.