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.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares? Then I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Humility’.”
— St. Anthony of the Desert

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $510; Loose $130.35; Renovations $5; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s –Regular $245; Loose $40; New Year’s $5; Renovations $20; Fuel $20


Restructuring Update: Fr. Jim Richards, Deacon Robert Doyle and myself, Br. Nathanael, will be meeting this Wednesday to form the transition team that will help our four parishes come together with the mission of evangelization always in mind. I will try to update you as we progress through this process.

Secular Franciscans: Will meet on Saturday, January, 26th at 1:00pm in the Polish room in the parish hall.

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.

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, January, 20th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Sidewinder (Plus) and special guests include Doug Robertson, Jim Tynes, Hayden Stover, and Keith DeLong.Please check weather conditions as we may have to cancel.

Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things will pass away. God never changes; patience obtains all things, whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices. Amen.
— St. Theresa of Avila

Bulletin: Baptism of the Lord

Mass Intentions:
January 12th~ Fr. Dariusz Misiolek for God’s grace during his sabbatical
January 13th~  Bienvenido Caamano
January 20th
~ Unice MacNeil (94 years old)


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 let Br. Nathanael know.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be this Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 7:00pm.

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

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

Archbishop’s Letter to All Parishes: After reading the letter and restructuring package ‘Stronger Together’ – Building up the Body of Christ, announcing the beginning of the merge into 20 new parishes – which will be the process throughout 2019 and finalized by January 1, 2020 (when all new parishes will be in place), the Archbishop would like any feedback from parishioners. If you haven’t read the full document, there are copies near the entrances of the church, or you can read it online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/plan. If you have questions or feedback, please speak to Br. Nathanael.

Heavenly Father,
As our Archdiocese enters a decisive time of transition, we ask you to sustain our efforts
to be faithful to what You are asking of us so that we become better equipped
to meet the challenges of the New Evangelization.
Give us the courage and insight to take on the task of purification and renewal
necessary to become a more credible Church.
Grant us the knowledge and understanding required
to respond to the call of pastoral conversion and the demands
for a more missionary and mature expression of Christian discipleship for our time.
May Your Holy Spirit release in us the gift of wisdom
to make the necessary choices and decisions to make of our new parishes:
centres of evangelistic outreach, united communities of communities;
welcoming centres of prayer, learning, ministry and worship;
environments of healing, reconciliation and care of the poor.
Provide for us clergy and laity who are skilled in leadership, to guide this transformative journey of faith. We ask all 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.

Bulletin: Epiphany of the Lord

Christmas & New Year’s Collections
St. Anthony’s
- Regular $1,734.80; Regular Loose $213.30; Candles $174.20; Christmas $1,055; Loose $244.75; Advent Folders $274.25; Fuel $40; Renovations $15; Initial Offering $10; Country Classic $50; Hall Rental $200; Ukrainian Donations $300
St. Faustina’s - Regular $1,202; Regular Loose $114.95; Christmas $495; Christmas Loose $111.35; Advent Folders $30.50; Fuel $25; St. Stephen $200


Archbishop’s Letter to All Parishes: Please find attached in the bulletin ‘Stronger Together’ – Building up the Body of Christ, announcing the beginning of the merge into 20 new parishes – which will be the process throughout 2019 and finalized by January 1, 2020 (when all new parishes will be in place). There is also a few copies of the full document on the tables near the entrances. I encourage you to pray for our Archdiocese and to get familiar with the Archbishop’s plan, by taking a copy home or read the plan online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/plan.

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 let Br. Nathanael know.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, January 21st, 2019 at 7:00pm.

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.

Bulletin: The Nativity of the Lord & Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $645; Loose $110.75; Candles $5; Fuel $25
St. Faustina’s –Regular $400; Loose $38.10; Fuel $10


Adoration: There will be no Adoration this Thursday, December 27th. We will start again on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.

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 let Br. Nathanael know.

Country Classic Show: Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. Proceeds for our parish were $485.60. The next show will be Sunday, January 21st, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm.

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

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

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.

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $545; Loose $119.55; Advent Folders; $28.50; Renovations $10; Fuel $130
St. Faustina’s –Regular $395; Loose $44.45; Fuel $70; Polish Meal $470


2019 Envelopes: Please pick up your box of envelopes which are on the table by the main entrance. If you do not have envelopes, but would like some, please let Br. Nathanael know.

St. Nicholas Polish Luncheon: Thank you to everyone who prepared and helped set-up the Polish luncheon. Proceeds for our parish were $470.

Advent Mission: For the final night of the mission, Fr. Paul will join us as we watch ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, this Friday night, December 21st, at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax ~ 7:00pm.

Advent Holy Hour: The Franciscan Choir, under the direction of Sr. Ilaria, will host the last Holy Hour this Tuesday of Advent - December 18th - at 7:00 pm in St. Catherine’s Church. The Holy Hour will include Adoration, times of silence and times of sacred music led by the Franciscan Choir. All are welcome.

2019 Catholic Inspirational Calendars and Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

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

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.

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $725; Loose $78.20; Candles $195.05; Prayers for Deceased $5; Renovations $145; Fuel $5; Ukrainian Mass $75
St. Faustina’s –Regular $381; Loose $47; Polish Association $200


Polish Christmas Luncheon: This Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm in the parish hall. St. Nicholas will be making a special stop to visit the children. The lunch will be $10 per person which includes hunter’s stew with coffee or tea and dessert.

2019 Envelopes: Please pick up your box of envelopes which are on the table by the main entrance. If you do not have envelopes, but would like some, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Keep Christ in Christmas: Please join us this Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm. We will start the procession at Bethel Baptist Church and end at St. Paul’s Church. There will be a reception to follow in St. Paul’s Church hall.

Backpack Project: Just a reminder to deliver the bags back to us by this weekend, December 8th & 9th. Thank you for your donations!

Christmas Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm. Featuring Sidewinder (Plus) and special guests are Lucas Whitehead, Bob Gerard, Mort Lohnes, Bob Harrison and Tammy Adams. Bring your friends and enjoy the show!

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul continues to revisit the spiritual reflection on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, next Friday December 14th & and ending December 21st with a movie night. Held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Holy Hours: The Franciscan Choir, under the direction of Sr. Ilaria, will host Holy Hours on the Tuesdays of Advent - December 11th, and 18th - at 7:00 pm in the Church. The Holy Hour will include some times of silence and times of music led by the Franciscan Choir. All are welcome.

2019 Catholic Inspirational Calendars and Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

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

Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent

2019 Envelopes: Please pick up your box of envelopes which are on the table by the main entrance. If you do not have envelopes, but would like some, please let Br. Nathanael know.

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $575; Loose $108.40; Renovations $5; Country Classic Show $60
St. Faustina’s –Regular $360; Loose $20.50; Mission for New Evangelization $87.80


Polish Christmas Luncheon: Next Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm in the parish hall. St. Nicholas will be making a special stop to visit the children. The lunch will be $10 per person which includes hunter’s stew with coffee or tea and dessert.

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul continues to revisit the spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Fridays, December 7th & 14th and ending Friday, December 21st with a movie night. These will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.

Feast of Immaculate Conception: Next Saturday, December 8th, Mass will be at 9:30am at Immaculate Conception Parish, 339 Pleasant Street. Following Mass, there will be a meeting on the Restructuring of our 4 Parishes. We ask you to pray and discern if you may feel called to work on the transition team that helps move our new parish proposal toward our goal of Evangelization and Discipleship. Please see the back of the bulletin for details.

Keep Christ in Christmas: Please join us next Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm. We will start the procession at Bethel Baptist Church and end at St. Paul’s Church. There will be a reception to follow in St. Paul’s Church hall.

Backpack Project: Just a reminder to deliver the bags back to us by next weekend, December 8th & 9th. Thank you for your donations!

DVD Series: This Tuesday, December 4th, the topic is The Real Presence Creates Communion - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass ~ held at 6:30pm in the parish hall. This will be our last session. Everyone is welcome!

Country Classic Show: The next show will be Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm.

2019 Catholic Inspirational Calendars and Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.

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

Dartmouth North: Susan Leblanc, MLA for Dartmouth North, invites you to a holiday open house this Monday, December 3rd from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at the MLA constituency office at 260 Wyse Road, Suite 102. Hope to see you there!

Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $695; Loose $151.60; All Souls $60; Fuel $160
St. Faustina’s –Regular $510; Loose $224.30; Fuel $35


Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday at 6:00pm due to the DVD series starting at 6:30pm.

Backpack Project: We are collecting items for Christmas for the patrons of Feeding Others of Dartmouth. You will find at the entrances of the church, re-useable grocery bags containing a list of suggested items. Please take a bag home, fill it with items, and deliver the bag back to church before December 9th. We will be delivering the bags on December 15th.

DVD Series: This Tuesday, November 20th the topic is Responding to God - Bishop Robert Barron’s The Mass. They are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the parish hall. After this Tuesday, the two remaining dates are November 27 and December 4. I encourage you to take advantage of these teaching of the sacred mysteries of the Mass.

Secular Franciscans: Will meet on Saturday, November 24th at 1:00pm in the Polish room in the parish hall.

2019 Veritas Catholic Inspirational Calendars: Are available in the Sacristy for $5 each.

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

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

Country Classic Show: This Sunday, November 18th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7. Special guests include Alastair McDonald, John Spyder McDonald, Andrew Kent Jr., Darlene Burgoyne and featuring band member Bob McDonald. We hope to see you there!

Advent Mission: Fr. Paul will be revisiting a spiritual reflection on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It will begin this Friday, November 23rd continuing the next three Fridays, November 30th, December 7th & 14th and ending on the 5th Friday, December 21st with a movie night. These will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, Halifax at 7:00pm.