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: May 2012

Bulletin: Pentecost Sunday

Act of Contrition to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, heart, and will, my whole being for time and eternity. May my understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations, and to the teaching of the Catholic Church, of which Thou are the infallible guide. May my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will; and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $486 with 33 envelopes; Loose $99.40; Books & Candles $84.20 Fuel $10; Polish Festival $5
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $345 with 25 envelopes; Loose $41.50; Fuel $10
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $6,238.48 Thank you for your support!

Flea Market: Our total sales from last week’s flea market was $910. The only expense was for advertising which was approximately $30. Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who supported us.

Country Time Show: This Sunday, May 27th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Please come out, bring your friends and enjoy the show. Help support your parish!

Liturgy Meeting: Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00pm in the hall.

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

Pastoral Council: This Thursday, May 31st at 7:00pm in the hall.

Lectio Divina: This Thursday at 7:00pm in the hall. Everyone is welcome!

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.

Sharing the Care: The collection for Infirm and Retired Priests will be June 3rd. You can use your envelope for Infirm and Retired Priests or pay by credit card online at catholichalifax.org.

Bulletin: The Ascension

Today our Lord, Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $592.25 with 40 envelopes; Loose $116.75; Renovations $15 Fuel $140
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $395 with 29 envelopes; Loose $30; Roof $1,000
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date: Donations $12,270; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $6,238.48 Thank you for your support!

Weekday Masses: This week only, there will be no weekday Masses on Tuesday and Thursday.

In Honor of Mary: The Litany and Rosary will be said in honor of Mary, this Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm.

Pastoral Council Nominations: Nomination forms for four positions on St. Anthony’s Pastoral Council are at the back of the church. If you wish to nominate someone, please put the name and phone number on the form and sign it and put it in the collection basket by this Sunday, May 20th. If there are more than four people nominated, a list will be posted and elections will be held on the first weekend in June.

Liturgy Meeting: Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00pm.

Country Time Show: The next show is Sunday, May 27th at 7:00pm. Admission is $6. Please come out, bring your friends and enjoy the show. Help support your parish!

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

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 May is canned milk. Thank you! A box is located at the entrance of the church.

Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Easter

There are Angels God Puts on Earth...

Who care for us and guide us.  You can feel their love and gentleness as they walk through life beside us.
They do great things for us every day... they whisper in our ears, they even hold us in Their hearts when we are filled with all our fears.

They are always there to give a hug and to try to make us smile.

They treat us with respect and love, they treat us like their child.

God blessed me with an Angel, I’m proud to call my own.  She’s been with me Throughout my life, been with me as I’ve grown.

She’s guided me the best she can,She’s taught me like no other,And I’m thankful I’m the lucky one who get’s to call her...

Mother.

Happy Mother's Day from Father Jan!

 

Father Jan’s Ordination to the Priesthood took place 23 years ago on May 13th.  He professed his solemn vows at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Trzebinia, Poland.

When a Priest celebrates his Ordination anniversary, it is actually not about him.  It’s about the Priesthood which he is a model.  It’s about Christ whom he exemplifies.  It’s about the wonderful work of a Priest, and the way he touches the lives of so many.    

Let us keep Father Jan in our prayers and ask God to watch over him, guiding him along his spiritual and apastolic path.  Our Lady of Fatima, pray for him!

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $646 with 44 envelopes; Loose $114.10; Renovations $125 Roof $120; Polish Festival $155
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $430 with 78 envelopes; Loose $78; Renovatrion $55         
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
Donations $11,270; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50  
New Goal to Reach:  $7,238.48      Thank you for your support!

Weekday Masses:  This week only there will be no weekday Masses.    

Pastoral Council Nominations:  Nomination forms for four positions on St. Anthony’s Pastoral Council are at the back of the church.  If you wish to nominate someone, please put the name and phone number on the form and sign it and put it in the collection basket by May 20th.  If there are more than four people nominated, a list will be posted and elections will be held on the first weekend in June.  

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

Flea Market:  A flea market will be held in the basement of the church hall on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  We will be setting up on Friday evening, May 18th. Gordon will be there by 7:00pm. Clean up will take place after the market ends on Saturday.  Anyone willing to help will be welcome. Contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  

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 May is canned milk.  Thank you!  A box is located at the entrance of the church.  

Magnificat:  A Spiritual Ministry to Catholic Women.  A Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 26th, 2012 at 9:00am in Msgr. Leo Day Auditorium, St. Agnes Church, Mumford Rd., Halifax.  Tickets ($10) are available from Elizabeth Glenister at 477-3920.  

Our Lady of Fatima:  If anyone would like to attend the Lady of Fatima Mass and procession, it will be held Sunday, May 13th at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s Church.  

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.

St. Peter’s Yard Sale:  Saturday, May 19th in the school gym from 10:00-2:00pm.  

Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Easter

The Marian Prayer of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

‘Love Mary!  She is loveable, faithful, constant.  She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme.
If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you.
If you are troubled, she will console you. 
If you are sick, she will bring you relief.
If you are in need, she will help you.

She does not look to see what kind of person you have been.  She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her.  She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you.   

She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity.’
-St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $788 with 43 envelopes; Loose $144; Roof $95
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $415 with 29 envelopes; Loose $25
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $11,150; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50  
New Goal to Reach:  $7,358.48      Thank you for your support!

Weekday Masses:  This week (only) Mass on Tuesday will be at 9:00am.  There will be no Mass on Thursday.  

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

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

Flea Market:  A flea market will be held in the basement of the church hall on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  We will be setting up on Friday evening, May 18th. Gordon will be there by 7:00pm. Clean up will take place after the market ends on Saturday.  Anyone willing to help will be welcome. Contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  

Volunteers:  Rupert Lewis will be coordinating a clean-up around and on the grounds of St. Anthony’s.  If you would like to help, please call Rupert at 466-6788.  

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 May is canned milk.  Thank you!  A box is located at the entrance of the church.  

Our Lady of Fatima:  If anyone would like to attend the Lady of Fatima Mass and procession, it will be held Sunday, May 13th at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s Church.

 

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.