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.

Intention to Please God

1 Thessalonians 4:1: ‘Finally, brothers and sisters, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus that, as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God (as, in fact, you are doing), you should do so more and more.’

But how can I please God? Even when I pray, many things interrupt and distract me.

Padre Pio’s assurance: ‘Don’t worry if you feel cold when you meditate and pray. If you see yourself still surrounded by weakness, because given that this takes place against your every will, there is no fault, and is nothing but a source of merit for you. These are the trails of chosen soul whom God wants to put to the test when He sees they have the necessary strength to sustain the battle.’

‘Continue to practice meditation and all the other devout practices, always renewing your upright intentions, and do not be at all upset if you’re are unable to do all this with that perfection you would desire.’

‘Be certain of God’s love for you and of His complete and total pardon for your errors. Believe this firmly and do not wrong divine goodness by doubting this.’

Lord, thank You for your patience, love, and mercy. Give me patience with myself, and don’t ever let me give up the battle. Amen.

-Padre Pio's Words of Hope