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: June 2012

Bulletin: Nativity of St. John The Baptist

The Nativity of St. John The Baptist

God our strength and our hope, grant us the courage of John the Baptist, Constantly speak the truth, Boldly to rebuke vice and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake; In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirt, one God now and forever.

Amen

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $635 with 44 envelopes; Loose $192.51; Renovations $25 Infirmed & Retired Priests $5; Hall Rental $300

St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $710 with 25 envelopes; Loose $85.25

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

Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $5,851.02; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $5,288.48 Thank you for your support!

Sunday, June 24th: We celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at our 9:00am Mass.

Weekday Masses: There will be no weekday Masses, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursay and Friday for the next two weeks.

Pope’s Intentions for July: Work Security – ‘That everyone may have work in safe and sound conditions.’ Please pray for this intention during the month of July.

Welcoming Committee: We are organizing a welcoming committee for St. Anthony’s and we are in need of greeters for the weekend Masses. If you would be willing to help out, please contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.

Country Time Show: This Sunday, June 24th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth; back-up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Dianne Gould, Shirley Reid, Lucy Flemming, Carol Hartlen, Yvonne MacDonald. This is the last show until September.

Bulletin: This is the last bulletin before the mid-summer bulletin on August 12th.

12th Annual Polish Festival: Thank you to everyone who worked so hard coordinating the event, preparing food, decorations, dancing, entertainment, setting up and cleaning up, counting the money; and for all of your donations and support.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the Month for July is a can of beans. Thank you! A box is located at the entrance of the church.

Across the Divide: Complimentary admission to the Premiere Screening of Salt & Light TV’s newest documentary, Across the Divide. Monday, June 25th at Empire Bayers Lake, Reception at 6:00pm and Screening at 7:00pm. Limited seating, please call 1-888-302-7181 ext 238 to book your free tickets.

Bulletin: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Father’s Day!

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things.  Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian Fathers.  Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.  Grant that we, their sons and daughters may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.  Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers at St. Anthony’s Parish and to our Parish Priest, Father Jan!

 

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $643 with 37 envelopes; Loose $152.50; Renovations $15 Infirmed & Retired Priests $60; Roof $50
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $400 with 17 envelopes; Infirmed & Retired Priests $40     
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $5,851.02; Insurance $4,912.50  
New Goal to Reach:  $5,288.48      Thank you for your support!

 

Please Note:  There will be no Mass this Tuesday, June 19th.  

Sunday, June 24th: We celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at our 9:00am Mass. 

Bulletin:  Next Sunday, June 24th is the last bulletin before the mid-summer bulletin.  Please email your bulletin notices by Thursday, June 21st to Nancy at stanthonys@eastlink.ca. 

12th Annual Polish Festival:  Continues until Sunday, June 17th at 6:00pm on the grounds and buildings of St. Anthony’s Parish.  We have great food, music and dancing, beer garden, raffles and games!  Come out and bring your friends and join in the fun!

Polish Festival Lottery: Great cash prizes to be won of $800, $400, $200, and $100.  Get your tickets at the Polish Festival for $2 each or 3/$5 or 10/$15.   

Country Time Show:  Next Sunday, June 24th at 7:00pm.  Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth; back-up band is Grover Country featuring:  Florence Axford, Dianne Gould, Shirley Reid, Lucy Flemming, Carol Hartlen, Yvonne MacDonald. This is the last show until September. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Item of the Month for June is canned meat: turkey, chicken, tuna, ham, etc. Thank you!  A box is located at the entrance of the church.

 

 

Bulletin: Corpus Christi

This Sunday, June 10th: Please note there will be only ONE Bilingual Mass at 9:45am. There will be no 9:00am or 10:15am Mass. We will be celebrating Corpus Christi Sunday. There will be a procession after Mass at approximately 10:45am around the grounds of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be 4 Altars with the 1st and 3rd Altar set up by the English community and the 2nd and 4th set up by the Polish community.

Corpus Christi Prayer

Corpus Christi, nourish me
For Your body is food indeed
Bread of life.

Corpus Chrisit, flood my soul.
Cleanse me of all sin,
In streams of mercy and love
Engulf me.

Corpus Christi, Direct my steps
For Your way leads to truth;
There is no other.

Corpus Chriti, live in me,
Animate me, that I may live
Always with You.

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $872 with 43 envelopes; Loose $128.05; Renovations $122 Donations $65; Infirmed & Retired Priests $95

St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $485 with 33 envelopes; Loose $57; Easter $40; Fuel $10

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

Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $5,851.02; Insurance $4,912.50

New Goal to Reach: $5,288.48 Thank you for your support!

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua: Please join us as we continue to honor our Patron Saint with Mass and Novena. Father Jim Richards, our Espiscopal Vicar and Pastor of St. Peter’s Church, will be the main Celebrant and joining us for the end of our Novena and Vigil Mass of the Feast of St. Antony, this Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30pm. I hope you can join us and welcome Father Jim on Tuesday. Celebrations will be ending on St. Anthony’s Feast Day, Wednesday, June 13th and Father Irek Bem will be the main Celebrant. The Franciscans of Halifax will be joining us as well. During these dates, the weekday Masses will be at 6:30pm (there will be no 9:00am Mass). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and honor our wonderful Saint, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Saint Anthony!

We are very pleased to have received a lovely note from our Archbishop, addressed to the clergy, staff and parishioners of St. Anthony’s Parish, ‘On the occasion of your patronal feast day, the community of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, is praying for your parish and the needs of its members.’ – Most Revernd Anthony Mancini.

12th Annual Polish Festival: Come out and bring your friends! The Polish Festival will be Saturday, June 16th from 12:00pm – 12:00pm and Sunday, June 17th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm on the grounds and buildings of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be lots of great food, music and dancing, beer garden, raffles and games! The first prize for the cash raffle is $800! See you there!

Polish Festival Lottery: If you would like to purchase raffle tickets to have a chance at winning the cash prizes of $800, $400, $200, and $100, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698. Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5 or 10/$15.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the Month for June is canned meat: turkey, chicken, tuna, ham, etc. Thank you! A box is located at the entrance of the church.

Bulletin: Holy Trinity

‘When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.’

Mother Teresa

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $759.50 with 41 envelopes; Loose $134; Renovations $20; Fuel $55
Fuel $10; Polish Festival $25; Roof Fundraising $950 (tickets and flea market)
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $415 with 28 envelopes; Loose $32
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $5,851.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $5,288.48 Thank you for your support!

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua: Please join us as we honor our Patron Saint with Mass and 9 Day Novena starting this Monday, June 4th – Tuesday, June 12th ( end of Novena) and celebrations ending on St. Anthony’s Feast Day, Wednesday, June 13th. A complete schedule is available for you at the church. Please note: During these dates, the weekday Masses will be at 6:30pm (there will be no 9:00am Mass). The Franciscans of Halifax will be joining us on Wednesday, June 6th and 13th. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and honor our wonderful Saint, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Saint Anthony!

Sunday, June 10th: Please note there will be only ONE Bilingual Mass at 9:45am. There will be no 9:00am or 10:15am Mass. We will be celebrating Corpus Christi Sunday. There will be a procession after Mass at approximately 10:45am around the grounds of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be 4 Altars with the 1st and 3rd Altar set up by the English community and the 2nd and 4th set up by the Polish community.

12th Annual Polish Festival: Come out and bring your friends! The Polish Festival will be Saturday, June 16th from 12:00pm – 12:00pm and Sunday, June 17th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at the grounds and building of St. Anthony’s Parish. There will be lots of great food, music and dancing, beer garden, raffles and games! The first prize for the cash raffle is $800! Hope to see you there!

Polish Festival Lottery: If anyone has money and ticket stubs for the Polish Festival lottery to turn in, please give them to Gordon Jewers.

Country Time Show: The last Country Time Show brought in $709.30 for our prarish.

Lectio Divina: In the hall Thursday, June 7th after the 6:30pm Mass. Everyone is welcome! This is the last Lectio Divina of the season and Scripture to be considered is from Corpus Christi.

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

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the Month for June is canned meat: turkey,chicken, tuna, ham, etc. Thank you! A box is located at the entrance of the church.

Don’t Forget: The first Thursday of the Month, we pray for the vocations of Priests.