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.

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Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $83.5; Loose $142.80; Fuel $145; Formation $25;
St. Faustina’s – Regular $435; Loose $47.60; Fuel $15


DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent on Saturdays at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: Fr. Paul will be hearing Confession during Adoration Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm. There will be no Adoration this Thursday, March 21st – due to a Polish Mission being held.

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish this week ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

Flea Market: We are accepting donations for our upcoming flea market which will be held June 1&2. Please speak to Gordon Jewers (902.469.5698) if you have anything you would like to donate.

St. Paul’s Church: Food Bingo on Saturday, March 23 from 2:00-4:00pm. Loonie-Toonie Coffee House, Wednesday, March 27 from 7:00-9:00pm ~ an all Irish evening. Admission is $2 per person.

Knights of Columbus: Men: Are you ready to accept the challenge? Our communities need strong catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values. For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process. As a member, you join in a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including forty-five hundred here in Nova Scotia, who stand together. Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer? Visit www.kofc.org/join.us to instantly join online, or to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For additional information about the local council please contact Grand Knight (Joe Beaton) either by email (gk3133nskofc@gmail.com) or phone: (902) 462-4028.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, March 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Entertainers are Keith Delong, Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes and featuring Hayden Stover from the house band. Bring your friends along and come out to enjoy the show!

Bulletin: 1st Sunday in Lent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $420; Loose $57.35; Candles $95.05; Renovations $115; Fuel $10; Ukrainian $75; Formation $70; Country Classic $50
St. Faustina’s – Regular $150; Loose $32; Fuel $20; Formation $10


New Parishes ~ Stronger Together:The transition team met recently to continue to study the process and issues involved with this important project. We quickly came to the conclusion that communication among team members and with all members of our four parishes is vital if we wish to be successful in this venture. Our next meeting is on March 18th and the topic is: Communications. Please keep all involved in your prayers at this time. The prayer on the Equip the Saints Prayer Card is one form you may wish to use.

Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon: The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11, 7pm – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road. Tuesday, March 12, 7pm – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive. Wednesday, March 13, 7pm – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street . Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent on Saturdays at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm. There will be no Adoration on March 21st – as there is a Polish Mission.

Polish Luncheon & Movie: Everyone is invited this Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm, after the Mass in Polish, to watch the movie The Zookeeper’s Wife (translation in English). The film is based on a true story of how Jan & Antonina Zabinski rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Lunch will be served at a price of $10 per person (coffee/tea and cake included).

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Entertainers are Keith Delong, Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes and featuring Hayden Stover from the house band.

Bulletin: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $725; Loose $103.85; Fuel $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $330; Loose $16


New Parishes ~ Stronger Together: The transition team met recently to continue to study the process and issues involved with this important project. We quickly came to the conclusion that communication among team member and with all members of our four parishes is vital if we wish to be successful in this venture. Our next meeting is on March 18th and the topic is just that: Communications. At this time, please keep all involved in your prayers. The prayer on the Equip the Saints Prayer Card is one form you may wish to use.

Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon:The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11, 7pm – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road; Tuesday, March 12, 7pm – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive; Wednesday, March 13, 7pm – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street;l Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

Ash Wednesday: This Wednesday, March 6th, Mass will be at 7:00pm.

DVD Series: On The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent, starting next Saturday, March 9th at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration, on Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm (there will be no Adoration on March 21st – as there is a Polish Mission).

Polish Luncheon & Movie: Everyone is invited next Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm,

after the Mass in Polish, to watch the movie The Zookeeper’s Wife (translation in English). The film is based on a true story of how Jan & Antonina Zabinski rescued hundreds of Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Lunch will be served at a price of $10 per person (coffee/tea and cake included).

Lenten Mission with our Fr. Paul MacIntosh: You are invited to join Fr. Paul as he preaches a Lenten Mission at St. Vincent de Paul Parish ~ March 18th, 19th & 20th. Mass starts at 7:00pm with extended homily.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

Bulletin: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $589; Loose $66.50; Candles $126.60; Pro-Life $5
St. Faustina’s – Regular $241; Loose $37; Pro-Life $5; Fuel $10


Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon: The Dartmouth Catholic Community is invited to come together for a Dartmouth-wide Lenten Mission with Fr. James Mallon, as we explore the mysteries of renewal and evangelization that underpin this process of Transition in our local Church. Monday, March 11 – St. Clement, 16 Gaston Road Tuesday, March 12 – St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive. Wednesday, March 13 – St. Peter, 10 Maple Street. Fr. James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, and the author of Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came to the show. Proceeds for St. Anthony’s Parish were $385.

Save the Date: Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Mass will be at 7:00pm.

Mark Your Calendar: DVD Series on The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent, starting Saturday, March 9th at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Adoration: I encourage everyone to take advantage of Fr. Paul hearing Confession during Adoration, on Thursday evenings during Lent from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

2018 Income Tax Receipts: Please pick up your income tax receipts for 2018 on the table near the main entrance of the church. After this weekend, any receipts that are not picked up will be mailed.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Volunteers needed at Dartmouth General Hospital: Dartmouth General Hospital is going through a major renovation and expansion project and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our valuable volunteer team. Volunteer programs are available daytime, evenings and on weekends; there’s one waiting just for you! For more information please call us at 902-464-4805 or visit www.nshealth.ca/volunteer.

Bulletin: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
February 16th
~  Mary MacCormac
February 17th ~  Gerri Walker

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $910; Loose $135.15; Pro-Life $20; Renovations $30; Fuel $167; Ukrainian $75
St. Faustina’s – Regular $340; Loose $32; Fuel $165


Transition Team Meeting: will be this Wednesday, February 20th, at St. Paul’s. If you would like to join us for the Rosary before the meeting, we will start at 6:30pm.

2018 Income Tax Receipts: Please pick up your income tax receipts for 2018 on the table near the main entrance of the church.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

Save the Date: Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Mass will be at 7:00pm.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Mark Your Calendar: DVD Series on The Mass ~ by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held during Lent, starting Saturday, March 9th at 3:15pm (before the 4:00pm Mass). I strongly encourage everyone to give time to learn more about the central mystery of our faith. If you have any questions, speak to me, Br. Nathanael.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Featuring Sidewinder (Plus) and special guests are Cathy Ryan, Yvonne McDonald, and featuring Carles James and Bev Cheverie ~ back from the North. We hope you can make it for a great night of entertainment!

Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions
February 9th
~  Hollis Baxter
February 10th ~  Bienvenido Caamano
February 16th ~  Mary MacCormac
February 17th ~  Gerri Walker

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $522; Loose $95.30; Pro-Life $72; Renovations $92.25
St. Faustina’s – Regular $255; Loose $45; Pro-Life $35; Fuel $20; Canteen $500


Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians: A Mass with a focus on Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be held at St. Peter Parish this Wednesday February, 13 at 7 pm. Through the centuries many Christians around the world have suffered and others have died as martyrs in defense of their faith. Thankfully, we live in a country where prejudice against Christians is on the low end of the scale when compared to what is endured at this time by many practicing the faith in some areas of the Middle East. The Mass starts at 7 pm, but all are welcome to come early and participate in a recitation of the Rosary (The Sorrowful Mysteries) from 6:30 to approximately 6:50 pm. This prayer service, preceding the Mass, will be led by Knights of Columbus members. There will be no noon Mass at St Peter Parish church on this day.

Parish Transition Team: Our first meeting of the team members took place on Wednesday, February, 5th. Our members from the four parishes are: Immaculate Conception ~ Frances Moriarty and Nicole Godbout, Saint Peter ~ Jeanette Mills and Dennis Bowie, Saint Paul ~ Bill Yochoff and Paul Clark; Saint Anthony ~ Linda Young and John Trainor. The deacons of the parishes along with Lydia Hood and Fr. Richards will also participate in the meetings and process. Chris O’Hara from the Archdiocese leadership team will be our support person. Your prayerful support of this team will be a great help. The prayer card distributed recently in our parishes is a good resource for this. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20th, at St. Paul’s. If you would like to join us for the Rosary before the meeting, we will start at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

St. Peter Baptist ~ Franciscan martyr in Japan. Born near Avila, Spain, he became a Franciscan in 1567 and was sent first to Mexico and then to the Philippines in 1583. Ten years later he was ordered to Japan where he worked as commissary for the order in the islands. Arrested by officials, he and twenty six others were all crucified near Nagasaki at the order of the Taiko Toyotomi Hideyoshi who had launched the persecution of the Christians in Japan. Canonized in 1862, Peter and the others are called the Martyrs of Japan.

Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Ordainary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $825; Loose $115.55; Candles $34.05; Fuel $10; Donation $1,000
St. Faustina’s – Regular $375; Loose $28.20; Fuel $25


Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself, Br. Nathanael, met this past Wednesday and formed the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind. Our representatives of St. Anthony’s are Linda Young and John Trainer.

Prayer Cards: There are still New Parishes ~ Strong Together ~ Equip the Saints prayer cards on tables near the entrances of the church. Please take one and pray during this year of transition.

Country Classic Show: The next show is February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Join us on an encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love from May 3 - 5, 2019 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada.  For information, or to sign up, email renewmarriage@gmail.com or call 902-314-8541.

Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians: A Mass with a focus on Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be held at St. Peter Parish on Wednesday February, 13 at 7 pm. Through the centuries many Christians around the world have suffered and others have died as martyrs in defense of their faith. Thankfully, we live in a country where prejudice against Christians is on the low end of the scale when compared to what is endured at this time by many practicing the faith in some areas of the Middle East. The Mass starts at 7 pm, but all are welcome to come early and participate in a recitation of the Rosary (The Sorrowful Mysteries) from 6:30 to approximately 6:50 pm. This prayer service, preceding the Mass, will be led by Knights of Columbus members. There will be no noon Mass at St Peter Parish church on this day.


Orphans, they are our sons, and so in correcting their mistakes we must lay aside all anger and restrain it so firmly that it is extinguished entirely.
— St. John Bosco ~ Feast Day ~ January 31st Priest & Founder of the Salesians and founded the Salesian oratoriums for youth.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Be patient with all, but especially with yourself. Do not trouble yourself about your imperfections. Always have the courage to pick yourself back up and begin again every day, for there is no better path to success in the spiritual life than always to begin again and never to think that you have done enough.
— St. Francis de Sales ~ Feast Day ~ January 24th

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $612.33; Loose $78.85; New Year’s $2; Hall Rental $150
St. Faustina’s – Will be in the next bulletin


Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Join us on an encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love from May 3 - 5, 2019 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada.  For more information, or to sign up,email renewmarriage@gmail.com or call 902-314-8541.

Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself,

Br. Nathanael, will be meeting one more time, this Wednesday to form the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind.

Prayer Cards: There are New Parishes ~ Strong Together ~ Equip the Saints prayer cards on tables near the entrances of the church. Please take one and pray during this year of transition.

Country Classic Show: Was cancelled last Sunday due to weather conditions. The next show will be February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.

2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.

2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.

Recyclables: Please drop off your recyclables before or after Mass. You can also drop them off anytime at Rupert Lewis’ house, 10 Lahey Road, or call him at 902. 466.6788.

Deepening Your Faith While Passing it On:Are you a parent, grandparent, young adult or retiree concerned with passing on the Faith to future generations? Does your heart yearn to help children know the tender, personal love of God? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) invites children aged 3-12 to discover and deepen their relationship with God through Bible, liturgy and hands-on materials that invite contemplation.A Formation Course to become a Level 1 Catechist with this Montessori-based approach to forming children in the Faith will be held (Part 1) February 5-10, 2019 and (Part 2) April 29-May 4, 2019 at St. Agnes Church in Halifax, NS. The course itself is a prayerful, retreat-like experience where each participant can grow in and renew his or her relationship with the Lord. And, do not let finances be an obstacle! The course has a one-time Atlantic Canada Launch tuition rate and scholarships are available.  For more information and to register, please visit www.novascotiacgs.wordpress.com or contact Nicole at 902-430-6333 or nicole.andrea.snook@gmail.com.