Parish News

Support elderly religious. A donor writes, “Your flyer touched my heart – seeing the retired religious, such memories surfaced.” Do you remember the sisters, brothers, or religious order priests who made a positive difference in your life? Today, many are elderly and need assistance. Their religious communities struggle to meet retirement needs while continuing to serve the People of God. Please give generously to next week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious.


Our List of Mass Intentions has once again become seriously low. Please consider having Masses said for your friends and family members both living and deceased. It is a thoughtful way to commemorate a special person, event or day. Contact Kim in the Parish Office at (859) 431-1773, on our web site, or email

Greeters are needed for 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. Please contact the Parish Office at (859) 431-1773 or email if you are interested in being a welcoming face of our Parish.

The Lost and Found box is located in the bookcase in the back of Church by the stairs to the Choir. Please check it out if you or one of your children are missing any items. Any unclaimed items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul on December 1st, 2018.

If you know of anyone else in the parish who is sick and/or homebound (or on here by mistake), please call the Parish Office and let us know, so we can all pray for them (or correct the bulletin). If you know of anyone on the list that has improved, please let us know so we can Thank the Lord!
(They may remain anonymous if they wish.)
Anna Mae Hammons
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Colin Klayer
Aimee Wesselman
Lois Spenlau
Blanche Tepe
Betty Chatt
Bobby Gamel
Mary Lou Lutz
Francis Kordenbrock
Jack and Rose Landers
Glen Lentz
Don Luken
Jenny Settlemoir
Pat Noll (fall)
Ginny Hall
Lorrain Kloenne (fall – 97 yrs. old)
Andrew Kranack (severe M.S.- terminal)
Janet Jordan (Cancer)
Connie Darple (Cancer – Brain)
Larry Krech (neck/spine surgery)
Michael Bailey (Bell’s Palsy)
Ronda Bailey
Mary Gail Taney (knee replacement surgery)
Colin Kunath (brain tumor surgery) brother of Seminarian Connor Kunath
(Special Needs Children)*
A’luna (great niece of Judy Dornbusch)*
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s granddaughter)*
Quinton and Penelope Cobble (newborn twin boys, heart surgery)

Please call today to see how you can help.
Kim Bailey – (859) 431-1773
High School kids - serving on the altar (or in any capacity at the parish) is a quick and easy way to gain SERVICE HOURS for Religion Class? You do not have to stop serving when you leave grade school. When you are Confirmed, your obligations to The Church just begin!

The Holy Rosary – Sundays at 7:30 a.m.

The yearly Best Advent Ever program from Dynamic Catholic is about to get under way. Please go to the link below to sign up for your daily inspirational videos and messages from noted speakers from the Dynamic Catholic organization. This is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming of our Lord.

If you have or know of an event that should be in our bulletin, email or call the office. Deadline is Monday before the Sunday you want the item published.

The St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree is be up in church. Please consider taking a tag off of the Giving tree and help provide Christmas to a family in our community. Each family that we deliver to receives your gifts plus a box of groceries which we collected on Thanksgiving. Please return your gifts with the tag attached no later than December 16th. St. Vincent will be delivering the gifts to all of the families on December 22nd. Thank you for all you do for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, without you this would not be possible.

2nd Wednesday of the Month
December 12, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. – Bob Evans in Fort Wright

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a Mass at 8:00 a.m., then anyone who would
like to stay and help put up the Manger is welcome.

There is a lot of reading material, CDs, etc. that has accumulated in the vestibule of church. Please feel free to take whatever you would like before January 1st. We will be donating the remainder of the items that have not been taken.

First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, January 5, 2018
Saturday, January 19, 2018
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Parish Center

Parish Council Meeting
Second Monday of the month
January 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Parish Center

The pro-life 50-cross memorial will again be set up in front of the church Saturday, January 19th, 9:00 a.m. (and taken down, Saturday, February 2nd, 9:00 a.m), to remember all affected by abortion in each state since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Volunteers to help (both dates) are appreciated – most assembly is inside in the Undercroft and task completed in about an hour. Breakfast refreshments provided. Thank you to the Men's Group who helps lead this effort.

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Monthly Collection First Weekend of the Month. Please be Generous

Our Wonderful St. Vincent de Paul Society has had a very busy spring and summer assisting those in need in our Community. The help they provided from May through August:
• 32 Families
• $1,880.00 in Food
• $1,029.00 in Utilities
• $ 300.00 in Rent
• $ 800.00 in Clothing Vouchers
• $1,075.00 in Furniture Vouchers

How exciting that our joyful 140th Anniversary Celebration was mentioned in the recent Messenger edition. A reminder that the wonderful video, shown that evening, and great pictures can still be viewed on the Parish website....!!!
It was so pleasant to feel the joy and camaraderie that the evening brought to our Parish.
Although Fund Raising was not the goal for our Celebration, due to the generosity of parishioners and donors, we were able to add about $2,700.00 to our church. Thank you to all who made this possible.

Thinking about becoming Catholic? Want to know more about your Catholic Faith? Contact Fr. Robbins at the Rectory or Parish Office about RCIA Class.

Confessions are only by appointment until further notice.

Commemorate any special person or occasion, it does not have to be a Memorial. Celebrate Your Family – their accomplishments! They can be in front of the church or on the side walkway. Forms are in the back of the Church, you can call, email or come by the Parish office. Orders for the next batch will be taken.

If your contact information changed, PLEASE NOTIFY THE PARISH OFFICE! If you do not get envelopes and/or The Messenger, then your info is not in the system or at least not correctly! It is also Important that we have your correct Phone/ cell numbers and email (if you have one)!

Paula Westwood, executive director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and coordinator of the St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee with her husband Greg, wrote a wonderful article in the January 19, 2018 issue of the Messenger entitled "Witness for life: Lamp of light in a shadowed world".  Click here to read it!

St. Anthony’s is building a team of parishioners to pray for parish and members’ needs and concerns. Prayer intentions are emailed to the team as received from Father Robbins or parishioners to take to Our Lord in prayer as soon as possible. To be part of the online prayer line or to submit a prayer need, email or call or text 859-391-0558 (Paula Westwood). You may also place written prayer needs in the offering plate at Mass and it will get to the team. (Father Robbins sees all prayer requests)

Bishop Roger Foys has asked the priests of the Diocese of Covington to continue the expansion of offerings of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in each parish. The schedule can be found on the parish website at
Reconciliation---Diocese-of-Covington. Or go to the web site and use the “LITURGY” drop down menu tab.

Dynamic Catholic Materials
International speaker and author Matthew Kelly and his Dynamic Catholic organization has offered to give our parishioners various free materials to help us grow closer to Christ. In the back of the church on the little table you will find the following items:
• The Jesus Question CD
• The Prayer Process card
• A card with websites for various free Catholic materials including Daily Reflections sent directly to your inbox (, great Catholic books and CDs (, and the Dynamic Catholic radio app for 24/7 inspiration which can be found at the App Store or Google Play.
Please take any items that interest you.

Interested in joining the Catholic Church? Do you know someone who is? Have you not been fully initiated into the Church by receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, RCIA is for you! RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Please call the rectory for information on signing up for RCIA classes. We would love to have the honor of walking with you on your Faith journey. Click here for further information.

If you would like to join St. Anthony Parish, you can register online - CLICK HERE; fill out a registration card (located on the bookshelf in the back of church near the choir steps) and drop it in the collection basket, or call the rectory at 859-431-1773. If you are leaving St. Anthony Parish, please contact the Parish Secretary at the same number or by email at

Offertory Gift Bearers are needed for each Mass
Gift Bearers have the privilege of bringing to the altar the bread and wine that will be miraculously transformed into the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Anyone can be an Offertory Gift  Bearer. Check with the greeters prior to the start of Mass if you wish to be a Gift Bearer for the Mass you are attending. We encourage you to prayerfully consider participating in this manner. What a privilege it is! If you have any questions or concerns, please see Fr. Matt or an usher.

Did You Know...
Saint Anthony Parish has a book lending library! Please check out the bookshelf at the back of church for an extensive listing of religious books, devotionals and listening tapes. We have a large selection of children and adult books that are free for the taking. Simply bring the borrowed item back when you are finished for another to enjoy.

If your address, phone number or email address has changed, please call the rectory (859 431-1773) or email ( to update your records and contact information.

Remke/bigg's Caring Neighbor Gift Card Program:  This is how it works:  See a Scrip person after mass and ask for a Remke/bigg's gift card.  Take the card to your favorite Remke/bigg's store to load under St. Anthony's name.  Every time you load the gift card, Remke/bigg's will track the amount and give 4% back to St. Anthony.  Please tell the cashier to load the card for you as a separate transaction.  If you would like to use the amount loaded on your current purchases, please tell the cashier before he or she starts your order.  The card loading transaction must be complete as a separate order.  Tell the cashier the amount you want to add.  Pay for the 'loaded funds' with cash, debit, or credit card.  Then pay for your groceries with your newly loaded gift card.  St. Anthony then gets 4% of what you reload.  This is a yummy way to help your parish and school!

Krogers Plus Cards: Each time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus Card, not only are you receiving savings, but also there is a way for the parish to earn rewards as well.  This is done by simply tying your Kroger Plus Card to St. Anthony Church online. Simply go to: and you will be able to create a free account.  Once you do, you will be able to scroll down to Community Rewards and search for St. Anthony Church. Then, whenever you shop at Kroger you will be helping the parish as well.  You will also be able to see your rewards and print out coupons for yourself as well.

You can now follow St. Anthony Parish on Facebook! 

Did you ever miss a bulletin because we ran out or when you went on vacation? No more worries! Bulletins are now available online for viewing and printing from the parish website. Look for the “Bulletins” link! You can even set up a free subscription to the Catholic Directory and get the latest parish bulletin delivered to your email inbox every Sunday morning! You can get other parish bulletins too if those parishes are in the Catholic Directory.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the new Living Faith in the entrance of the church. We also have a limited number of the Children’s version available.