Thursday, October 25, 2018

2018 St. Anthony's Relics Visit Nova Scotia

November 4-14, 2018, Saint Anthony's Relics visit Nova Scotia (Canada.) This coming November from the 4th. to 10th., a friar from the Basilica in Padua, will bring two precious relics of St. Anthony of Padua to the diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The relics will visit churches in Amherst, Antigonish, Berwick, Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Enfield, Halifax and Truro. One reliquary contains layers of skin from St Anthony’s cheek, and the 2nd. reliquary contains a fragment of one of the Saint’s Floating Ribs. The Floating Rib relic has special meaning because it was venerated by Sister Lucia of Fatima in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1995, for the 800th anniversary of Saint Anthony’s birth. Dates and hours of Masses and Veneration are as follows:

Sunday, November 4
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 5221 Spring Garden Rd. in Halifax
Mass times: 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 5 PM - Veneration all day

Monday, November 5
Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church, 253 Highway # 2 in Enfield
Veneration 9 AM to 1:30 PM - Holy Mass at 12 Noon

Monday, November 5
Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 122 Mill St., Berwick
Veneration begins 5 - PM. Holy Mass 7 PM

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Anthony’s Church, 26 Courtney Rd. in Dartmouth
Veneration 8 AM to 11 AM - Mass at 9 AM

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Peter Parish, 10 Maple St. in Dartmouth
Mass at 12 Noon followed by Veneration

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive in Dartmouth
Veneration begins at 5 PM - Holy Mass at 6:30 PM

Wednesday November 7
Holy Family Parish, 63 Church St. in Amherst
Veneration from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Mass at 12 Noon

Wednesday, November 7
Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. in Truro
Veneration begins at 4 PM - Mass at 7 PM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Theresa’s Parish, 6351 North St. in Halifax
Mass at 9 AM - Veneration until 10 AM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, 6476 Bayers Rd. in Halifax
Veneration from 11 AM to 1 PM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Joseph Church, 123 Pleasant St. in Bridgewater
Veneration begins at 4 PM - Mass at 7 PM.

Friday, November 9
Saint John the Baptist. 26 Purcells Cove Rd in Halifax
Veneration 8 AM to 10:30 AM - Holy Mass at 9 AM

Friday, November 9
Saint Agnes Parish, 6903 Mumford Road in Halifax
Mass at 12:10 PM - Veneration from 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Friday, November 9
Saint Michael’s Parish, 14 St. Michael Ave. in Halifax
Veneration 5:30 PM followed by Mass at 7 PM

Saturday, November 10
Saint Ninian Cathedral Parish, 121 St. Ninian St. in Antigonish
Veneration from 1 PM to 6:30 PM - Holy Vigil Mass at 4 PM

Sunday, November 11
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 3844 Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax
Veneration from 10:30 AM to 1 PM - Holy Mass at 11 AM

For more information contact Tom Muscatello: 914.263.8841

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I Kept Praying

About a year and a half ago, I can't recall exactly, I lost my wedding ring one night while cooking. I was disconsolate and devastated. I looked all over and so did my husband. The following days I scrubbed every inch of the kitchen, and my husband went through the garbage and drains. I retraced all my steps around the neighborhood with my son. Sometimes my ring would get loose especially if it was cold out and I thought I might have dropped it. I mentioned how sad I was on Facebook and my cousins (from different sides of my family) said pray to St. Anthony. I did what they said but accepted the ring was gone and bought a cheap ring online. I kept praying though. About a month later I was cleaning out the cabinet under one of the counters and found my onions were going bad, so I was going to throw them out. I went through the bag and right there inside was my ring. Every day I look at my ring and know there are miracles. Never give up. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Thank you D.M. for your great story of Saint Anthony's help with answered prayers. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I Was Broken-hearted

I had a cross that I wore through my nursing years and I could not find it. I was broken-hearted over it. I turned to Saint Anthony and asked for his help. In the meantime, I made an emergency trip to Georgia and I felt naked all the way. Three days after I returned from my trip while saying the Rosary, I found it under a doily in front of Christ's picture.

Thank you M.A.C. for your story of St. Anthony's kind help in your life. Have a story of Saint Anthony's assistance of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~