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Welcome

 

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 "..you 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.....

Sacraments

 

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

Please click on the link below for additional mass times and other sacraments

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Ordinary Time: May 26th

The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons in the very life of God.

Trinity Sunday


The dogma of faith which forms the object of the feast is this: There is one God and in this one God there are three Divine Persons; the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. Yet there are not three Gods, but one, eternal, incomprehensible God! The Father is not more God than the Son, neither is the Son more God than the Holy Spirit. The Father is the first Divine Person; the Son is the second Divine Person, begotten from the nature of the Father from eternity; the Holy Spirit is the third Divine Person, proceeding from the Father and the Son. No mortal can fully fathom this sublime truth. But I submit humbly and say: Lord, I believe, help my weak faith.

Why is this feast celebrated at this particular time? It may be interpreted as a finale to all the preceding feasts. All three Persons contributed to and shared in the work of redemption. The Father sent His Son to earth, for "God so loved the world as to give His only-begotten Son." The Father called us to the faith. The Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, became man and died for us. He redeemed us and made us children of God. He ever remains the liturgist par excellence to whom we are united in all sacred functions. After Christ's ascension the Holy Spirit, however, became our Teacher, our Leader, our Guide, our Consoler. On solemn occasions a thanksgiving Te Deum rises spontaneously from Christian hearts.

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity may well be regarded as the Church's Te Deum of gratitude over all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons; for this mystery is a synthesis of Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. This feast, which falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost, should make us mindful that actually every Sunday is devoted to the honor of the Most Holy Trinity, that every Sunday is sanctified and consecrated to the triune God. Sunday after Sunday we should recall in a spirit of gratitude the gifts which the Blessed Trinity is bestowing upon us. The Father created and predestined us; on the first day of the week He began the work of creation. The Son redeemed us; Sunday is the "Day of the Lord," the day of His resurrection. The Holy Spirit sanctified us, made us His temple; on Sunday the Holy Spirit descended upon the infant Church. Sunday, therefore, is the day of the Most Holy Trinity.

 

—Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch


Read More:

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2024-05-26

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwVdYXyxln0

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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Pope Francis' Intentions

May2024

For the formation of religious and seminarians

We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.

CHURCH COMMUNITY 

OUR PARISHES IN BANCROFT AND HALIBURTON

WELCOME YOU!

 

~ SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY ~

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!

 

WE ALL NEED PRAYERS!!!

 

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass @ 4:30 pm 

On Long Weekends 

extra Sunday Mass 

@ 8:00 am

Weekday Mass

Wednesdays

Adoration - 8:30 am

Mass - 9:30 am

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY: From where do we draw our images of God? Did you actually try drawing some as a child?  Our God image will have a lot to do with our image of ourselves, others and life itself.   When Moses talks to his people about their God, he presents a variety of images. He talks about God as speaking from the fire, wreaking terror on their enemies, taking his people as a personal possession and freeing them from oppression.  All of those words describe God's action, not God's self. Psalm 33 speaks of the Lord, avoiding the use of the name God revealed to Moses because mere human beings cannot be worthy to pronounce God's name. With that reverence, the psalm describes God as a powerful creator, just...

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