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: November 2011

Bulletin 1st Sunday of Advent

 

Advent is a time for contemplation of God’s love and mercy. Out of love for us He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to save us. Then, Jesus showed forth that love and mercy through His teachings and His actions. In spite of our sins, faults and failings – our unworthiness – He came to earth as God-made-Man to heal us.

As we enter into Advent and prepare for Christ’s return, we do so with new texts for Mass. Today we begin using the new translation of the Roman Missal. But these new Mass texts are more about continuity than change, more about tradition than translation. Let us see these changes as an opportunity to pray with even greater fervor.

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $555 with 37 envelopes; Loose $47.50; Paper & Books $162.45

Chili Dinner Baked Goods(Roof) $95.50; Ticket Sales (Roof) $125; Annual Appeal $472.25

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $490 with 27 envelopes; Loose $45; Fuel $70;

Annual Appeal $20

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

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

 

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Thank you for your generous gifts to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.

 

Christ the King Prayer Campaign: will begin on the feast day of Christ the King, November 20th and continue until December 11th. The campaign enourages parishioners to pray for friends and family members and then send them a card letting them know that they have been prayed for. 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: Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our show. Proceeds for St. Anthony’s Church were $773.97. The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, December 18th at 7:00pm. Admission $6.

 

Keep Christ in Christmas: This Sunday we will start at St. Paul’s Church, walk to Bethel United Baptist Church and on to St. Anthony’s Church. A reception will be held in St. Anthony’s Church hall. We will start at St. Paul’s Church at 6:00pm. For information contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.

 

First Friday of the Month: Friday, December 2nd there will be Adoration starting at 3:00pm with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Adoration will continue until the Rosary at 6:00pm and ending with Mass in Polish at 6:30pm. Please come out and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

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 will be dedicated to the soul of Father Peter on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate this Mass and all that he has done for St. Anthony’s. May the perpetual light be with him.

 

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

 

Schedules: The Lectors’ and Eucharistic Ministers’ schedules for Christmas and New Year’s will be available next weekend, December 3rd & 4th.

 

Thank you: to Jennie & Wilfred and their team and all who donated and gave of their time for our Chili Supper. We raised $863.90 for our roof, from the dinner and bake table. Thank you for your support!

 

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: Once again this year, our parish will partner with four other parishes to fill bags of gifts for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth and other local charities. Our goal is to fill 300 gift bags with useful items for adult men and women who do not have the resources to provide for themselves. You will find a list of suggested items at the entrance of the church and gift bags will be provided. 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!

Bulletin: Christ The King

Prayer for the Deceased

God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.  Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen

Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $530 with 38 envelopes; Loose $186.70; Reno $10
Chili Dinner (Roof) $768.40; Ticket Sales (Roof) $75; Donation for Roof $200
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $670 with 30 envelopes; Loose $34; Luncheon $622;
All Souls $50
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350  ~ Roof Donations to Date:  
Donations $8,155; Fundraisers for Roof $3,179.15   Thank you for your support!

 

Mass Cancellation:  Please note, this week there will be no weekday Masses, however, there will still be Saturday morning Mass at 9:00am.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal:  this Sunday.  Please make cheques payable to the Archdiocese of Halifax or pay with your credit card online at www.catholichalifax.org.    Thank you for your generous gift to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.  

Christ the King Prayer Campaign:  will begin on the feast day of Christ the King, November 20th and continue until December 11th.  The campaign enourages parishioners to pray for friends and family members and then send them a card letting them know that they have been prayed for.  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.  

St. Joseph Sunday Missals:  The yearly Sunday Missals Prayerbook and Hymnal for 2012 have arrived.  They are on sale at the 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays and 9:00am Mass on Sundays.

Country Time Show:  This Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s hall.  Admission is $6.  Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back up band is Grover Country featuring:  Florence Axford, Yvonne MacDonald, Ray Brushett, Vic Ivany, Dianne Gould & Jeremy Melanson.  

Keep Christ in Christmas:  Once again the St. Paul’s Council Knights of Columbus are planning a ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ procession.  This year we will start at St. Paul’s Church, walk to Bethel United Baptist Church and on to St. Anthony’s Church.  A reception will be held in St. Anthony’s Church hall.  We will start at St. Paul’s Church at 6:00pm on Sunday, November 27th.  For information contact Gordon Jewers at 469-5698.  

First Friday of the Month:  Friday, December 2nd there will be Adoration starting at 3:00pm with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  Adoration will continue until the Rosary at 6:00pm and ending with Mass in Polish at 6:30pm.   Please come out and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  

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 will be dedicated to the soul of Father Peter on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate this Mass and all that he has done for St. Anthony’s.  May the perpetual light be with him.

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.   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.

Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Polish Bulletin: Download Here

 

Daily Prayer for the Holy Souls

 

Immortal God, Holy Lord, Father and Protector of all You have created,

We raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life. In your loving mercy, Father of all, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty.

 

Your only Son, Christ, our Savior, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death. By His merits, may they share in the glory of His victory over sin and death.

 

For all the faithful who have died we pray, but in particular for those dear to us...

Parents, children, relatives and friends. Nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth,

Who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example. We pray also for any who may have done us harm, and stand in special need of Your forgiveness.

 

May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all the

Angels and Saints, speak for us and assist them now. This we ask in Christ’s name.

 

Amen.

 

Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $560 with 37 envelopes; Loose $110.65; Reno $220;

Fuel $20; Other $69.25

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $545 with 27 envelopes; Loose $62; Reno $20; Roof $100

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $7, 955; Fundraisers for Roof $2,135.75 Thank you for your support!

 

Mass Cancellation: Please note, this week there will be no weekday Masses, however, there will still be Saturday morning Mass at 9:00am.

 

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next collection is November 20th. Please make cheques payable to the Archdiocese of Halifax or pay with your credit card online at www.catholichalifax.org. Thank you for your generous gift to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.

 

Father Peter Botman, SCJ: It is with great sadness that we share with you that Father Peter Botman died on November 3, 2011. As you may remember, from 1986 to 1992, Father Peter was the Pastor at St. Anthony’s. The Mass will be dedicated to the soul of Father Peter on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate this Mass and all that he has done for St. Anthony’s. May the Pepetual light be with him.

 

Chili Dinner: in St. Anthony’s Hall on Saturday, November 12th, after the 4:00pm Mass. Dinner includes, chili, a home-made roll, tea & coffee and dessert. Price $7. All proceeds will go toward our roof repairs. Thanks for your support!

 

Thank You: To the Knights of Columbus and Gordon Jewers for organizing the prayer service dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe and for bringing such and important Icon to our church!

 

Country Time Show: Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s hall. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Yvonne MacDonald, Ray Brushett, Vic Ivany, Dianne Gould & Jeremy Melanson.

 

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. 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 in the near future in the church. 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.

Bulletin: 32th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  

 In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

 

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields.


John McCrae 1915


Last Sunday Collections:

St. Anthonys ~ Sunday Collections $743 with 48 envelopes; Loose $43.95; Renovations $10;

Fuel $3; Roof $50

St. Faustinas ~ Sunday Collections $360 with 20 envelopes

Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $10,350 ~ Roof Donations to Date:

Donations $7, 855; Fundraisers for Roof $2,135.75 Thank you for your support!

 

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next collection is November 20th. Please make cheques payable to the Archdiocese of Halifax or pay with your credit card online at www.catholichalifax.org. Did you know that your Archdiocesan Annual Appeal gift helps our parish directly? A portion of every contribution from our parish will be rebated for our use. 

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Program: Knights of Columbus will hold a Marian Hour of Prayer at St. Anthony’s Church on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00pm. The Icon of Our Lady has some unique features – it was touched to the original tilma of Juan Diego which bears the image of our Lady of Guadalupe and was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI. In addition, the frame for the image is sealed with soil from Mexico’s Tepeyac Hill where Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared.

 

Training Session for Eucharistic Ministers: There will be a training session for new Eucharistic Minister’s on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm. Anyone who would like to be a Eucharistic Minister is welcome to attend.

 

Mass for Our Deceased Parishioners: There will be a Mass on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm with Rosary starting at 6:00pm, for the souls of our deceased parishioners who died between November 2010-November 2011.

 

November 11th: There will be a bilingual Remembrance Day and Independance Day (Poland) Mass on Friday, November 11th at 11:00am. There will be a luncheon in the hall to follow.

 

FiddlersMass: St. Anthony’s will have a Fiddlers’ Mass on Saturday, November 12th with music starting at 3:30pm. Metro Fiddlers will be providing the wonderful music.

 

Chili Dinner: in St. Anthony’s Hall on Saturday, November 12th, after the 4:00pm Mass. Dinner includes, chili, a home-made roll, tea & coffe and dessert. Price $7. To donate homemade baked goods for our sale table, please call Jennie or Wilfred at 464-1561. All proceeds will go toward our roof repairs. Thanks for your support!

 

Country Time Show: Sunday, November 20th at 7:00pm in St. Anthony’s hall. Admission is $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth and back up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Yvonne MacDonald, Ray Brushett, Vic Ivany, Dianne Gould & Jeremy Melanson.

 

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. Please call Gordon Jewers at 469-5698. All proceeds go towards our roof fund.