From the Pastor

LENT IS HERE

This Wednesday, March 1st, is Ash Wednesday, the start of the holy season of Lent. Lent comes from a word which means “spring.” How appropriate to think about. Just like Spring is a time for growth in nature, Lent is a time for spiritual growth. This is done through our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We have many things going on here at St. Anthony to help you grow spiritually this season. They are the following:

Daily Mass
Adoration on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 6:15 p.m.
First Friday Mass at 7:00 p.m.
Best Lent Ever by Dynamic Catholic
The Holy Rosary
24 Hours for the Lord
Confession before every Mass

I’d like to encourage you to participate in these events as much as possible. They are a great way to grow spiritually. For more information about them, read on in the bulletin. I’d also like to encourage you to do spiritual reading. We have a fantastic selection of books you may borrow, along with audio CDs in the back of Church. We have some great resources for you on our website as well (click here). All these things are available for your spiritual well-being.

Also, as a reminder for Lent, here are the rules for fasting and abstinence:

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Abstinence – It is required that we abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent. It is also a good practice to abstain on all Fridays during the year, as it is still required to do an act of penance in honor of our Lord’s Passion. Abstinence is required for those who are 14 on up.

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Fasting – Fasting is required on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of one full meal. You can have 2 smaller meals, but they cannot equal together the one full meal. There is no snacking between meals as well. Fasting is required for those who are 18 thru 59.

May each one of you have a blessed and holy Lent.

God bless you,

Fr. Matt

Gospel Photo of the Week

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Adoration Minute

 

“Ah! What can I desire on earth, what hope for in Heaven but Thee, my Jesus! Thou art the God of my heart, and the inheritance I desire for eternity. O infinite God, God thrice blessed, Thou before whom the very angels are not sufficiently pure, what is man in Thy presence? Should he even dare to enter Thy temple, or address his prayers to Thee? It is true, my God; and yet, though I am a thousand times unworthy to enter into Thy temple, it pleases Thee to enter into Thy temple, it pleases Thee to enter into my heart; it pleases Thee to unite Thy soul to my soul, to incorporate Thy Flesh with my flesh, to mingle Thy Blood with my blood, and to press, in the sweet embrace of a brother and a friend, Thy Heart, so holy, to my heart ...”
– St. Francis de Sales

St. Alphonsus' Corner

“[In Heaven] there are no persecutions; no envy. In that kingdom of love, all love one another tenderly; and each rejoices in the good of the other as if it were his own.”

1,001 Reasons Why It's Great To Be Catholic
by Robert M. Haddad

21...To receive and obey the Pope and bishops as successors to St. Peter and the Apostles is to receive and obey both Christ and the Father: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives anyone whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me” (John 13:20).

Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:15 PM (Spanish)

Daily Masses:
Monday: 8:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM
Friday: 8:15 AM,
7:00 PM (First Friday of Month)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days:
7:00 PM Vigil, 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM

Adoration/Stations of the Cross

Adoration - Friday:  8:45 AM to 6:45 PM (8:45 AM to 6:15 PM during Lent)

Stations of the Cross - Friday: 6:15 PM during Lent

Confession

Sunday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM, 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM, 11:45 AM to 12:10 PM (Spanish)
Monday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Tuesday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Wednesday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Thursday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Friday:  7:45 AM to 8:10 AM
Saturday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM, 4:00 PM to 4:55 PM
6:30 PM to 6:55 PM Vigil
Or by appointment.

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Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home

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Pro-Life Cross Display

Chili Cook-off/UK-KU Game

Prayer Blanket Ministry



Early this summer as our news across the country continued to be filled with our police men and woman being shot at, injured or killed. Teresa Winkler of our Prayer Blanket Ministry wanted to do something for our Taylor Mill Police Force. So after purchasing the material, Debbie Chiarelli, also of the Prayer Blanket Ministry, volunteered to embroider all the names and ranks of all the men and woman on the Taylor Mill Police force and 3 Kenton County Sheriffs  onto the prayer blanket. The Prayer Blanket Ministry then met last week to assemble the Prayer Blankets making them with prayers for the men and woman who serve our city. Father Cushing then blessed the blankets and they were delivered to the Taylor Mill Police Department. The blankets were beautiful when completed.

Please continue prayer, not only for the Taylor Mill Police force, but for the safety of all of  our men and woman who serve and protect us.

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