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Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Anthony of Padua online.  Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

Our Mission


Our mission as Christians, with all Christians around the world, is to love as Jesus Christ asked us " shall love your neighbour as yourself."(Matthew 22:37-40)

With love comes understanding, with understanding comes forgiveness.  The door to salvation is always open and the way to salvation is through reconciliation with God.

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.....



Here at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Haliburton, we offer the sacraments on an as needed basis. You need to phone the church to make an appointment with the Priest who will then give you the necessary instruction of what is requiered to complete the sacrament.

Weekend Masses


Saturday afternoon

 Vigil Mass  4:30 PM





Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist;

Ember Wednesday

Ordinary Time: September 21st

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, says the Lord.

Mt 28:19-20

Today is the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. At the time that Jesus summoned him to follow Him, Matthew was a publican, that is, a tax-collector for the Romans. His profession was hateful to the Jews because it reminded them of their subjection; the publican, also, was regarded by the pharisees as the typical sinner. St. Matthew is known to us principally as an Evangelist. In the early Church, Matthew’s Gospel was thought the first to be written, which explains its position in the New Testament.


The beginning of the Autumn or September Embertide, begins today with Ember Wednesday. These Ember Days fall after the third Sunday of September near the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) and are days of thanksgiving for the completed harvest of fruits and grapes, being historically commemorated as a "wine-press feast." But these Ember Days are also days of penance and atonement since the traditional liturgy connected them with the Jewish celebration of the New Year and Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. The Stational churches were part of the Ember Days, with Ember Wednesdays always being with Mary, Station with Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major).


St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

No one was more shunned by the Jews than a publican, who was a Jew working for the Roman enemy by robbing his own people and making a large personal profit. Publicans were not allowed to trade, eat, or even pray with others Jews.

One day, while seated at his table of books and money, Jesus looked at Matthew and said two words: "Follow me." This was all that was needed to make Matthew rise, leaving his pieces of silver to follow Christ. His original name, "Levi," in Hebrew signifies "Adhesion" while his new name in Christ, Matthew, means "Gift of God." The only other outstanding mention of Matthew in the Gospels is the dinner party for Christ and His companions to which he invited his fellow tax-collectors. The Jews were surprised to see Jesus with a publican, but Jesus explained that he had come "not to call the just, but sinners."

St. Matthew is known to us principally as an Evangelist, with his Gospel being the first in position in the New Testament. His Gospel was written to convince the Jews that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus.

Not much else is known about Matthew. According to tradition, he preached in Egypt and Ethiopia and further places East. Some legends say he lived until his nineties, dying a peaceful death, others say he died a martyr's death.

In the traditional symbolization of the evangelists, based on Ezech. 1:5-10 and Rev. 4:6-7, the image of the winged man is accorded to Matthew because his Gospel begins with the human genealogy of Christ.

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Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest; Ember Friday

Ordinary Time: September 23rd

Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice; your holy ones shall ring out their joy.

Ps 132 (131):9

Today is the Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, more popularly known as Padre Pio was born in 1887 in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina. He joined the Capuchin Friars at the age of sixteen and was ordained a priest seven years later. For fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotundo he was a much sought after spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor whose life was devoted to the Eucharist and prayer. Yet despite such notoriety, he would often say, "I only want to be a poor friar who prays."

St. Pio or Pius of Pietrelcina

Born to a southern Italian farm family, the son of Grazio, a shepherd. At age 15 he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars in Morcone, and joined the order at age 19. He suffered several health problems, and at one point his family thought he had tuberculosis. He was ordained at age 22 on 10 August 1910.

While praying before a cross on September 20, 1918, Padre Pio received the stigmata. He is the first priest ever to be so blessed. As word spread, especially after American soldiers brought home stories of Padre Pio following WWII, the priest himself became a point of pilgrimage for both the pious and the curious. He would hear confessions by the hour, reportedly able to read the consciences of those who held back. He was reportedly able to bi-locate, levitate, and heal by touch.

In 1956 he founded the House for the Relief of Suffering, a hospital that serves 60,000 a year. Padre Pio died on September 23, 1968 at age 81.

Today there are over 400,000 members worldwide in prayer groups begun by Padre Pio in the 1920s.

His canonization miracle involved the cure of Matteo Pio Colella, age 7, the son of a doctor who works in the House for Relief of Suffering, the hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo. On the night of June 20, 2000, Matteo was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital with meningitis. By morning doctors had lost hope for him as nine of the boy's internal organs had ceased to give signs of life. That night, during a prayer vigil attended by Matteo's mother and some Capuchin friars of Padre Pio's monastery, the child's condition improved suddenly. When he awoke from the coma, Matteo said that he had seen an elderly man with a white beard and a long, brown habit, who said to him: "Don't worry, you will soon be cured." The miracle was approved by the Congregation and Pope John Paul II on 20 December 2001.

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Fr. Don Calloway, MIC: The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Our Lady

What is the most powerful weapon on earth? In this talk based on his recent book, "Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon," Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC argues that the rosary is a spiritual sword that has won decisive battles. And he has the stories to prove it. Fr. Don Calloway, MIC, is Vocation Director for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and author of several books about Mary. Fr. Calloway's talk was sponsored by the Chapel Ministries Dept. at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The Rosary is a spiritual weapon.  Continual prayer and adoration confounds Satan as he loses influence over those who do not cease focusing on Jesus.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Pope Francis' Intentions

For the Abolition of the Death Penalty

We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person,

May be legally abolished in every country.






 “Praise the Lord, O my soul!”

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO send in your Mass Intentions either by email or calling the parish office. 


*Please also remember to send in names of anyone needing our prayers and they will be added to the Prayer Corner of our bulletin! 


*Keep in mind that the Sanctuary Lamp is lit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be lit for your own private intentions; for the intentions of a loved one; in the memory of a friend or relative; for an anniversary.  The prayers and intentions are endless!




This Week's Message-
What's Happening!

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME:  A major theme in the Gospel of Luke is the importance of the care of the poor in the life of discipleship. In the parable found in today's Gospel, Jesus contrasts the life of a rich man and the poor man, Lazarus, who lives in the shadow of the rich man and his wealth. Both die. Lazarus finds himself in heaven; the rich man in the netherworld. The rich man asks for assistance from...

Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass @ 4:30 pm 

On Long Weekends 

extra Sunday Mass 

@ 8:00 am

Weekday Mass


Adoration - 8:30 am

Mass - 9:30 am

Family Faith Formation

We will be registering students who will be ready for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please contact the Church office for the registration forms. Classes will begin in September.

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