Parish News

We collected $2,374.00!
Thank You for your Generosity!

Gary Beatrice
Francis Kordenbrock
Jack and Rose Landers
Glen Lentz
Steve Woods
Don and Norma Luken
Lois Spenlau
Amiee Wesselman
Tom Duncan

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fred Hensley. His funeral was last Monday at Floral Hills.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest in Peace. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

If you know of anyone else in the parish that is sick and/or homebound, please call the parish office and let us know so we can all pray for them. (They may remain anonymous if they wish)

Adoration on Fridays
, 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 
1st Friday Mass for the Sacred Heart, 7:00 p.m.
The Holy Rosary – Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and every first Tuesday (Scriptural Rosary for our country, government, leaders and soldiers) after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.
Scriptural Rosary – The next “Scriptural Rosary for World Peace” for our country, those who protect it and our citizens, those who govern it, and our friends & Family who are ill, will be on November 7, 2017 after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

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.

October is Respect Life Month
Don't forget to pick up your baby bottle for the Annual Baby Bottle Campaign. Your spare change will help Care Net Pregnancy services minister to women and men who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Please fill your bottle with change, cash and/or checks and return to church! Thank you.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Parish Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Parish Center (old convent)

Bible Timeline Study
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(first and third Wednesday of each month)

Men’s Group
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Parish Center

Every Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in School Entry Way by front office

St. Anthony Prays with 40 Days for Life
St. Anthony will participate in the 40 Days for Life fall campaign Wednesday, October 25th, 5-6 p.m., for peaceful prayer in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility, 2314 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati (near Christ Hospital). Many Greater Cincinnati churches and organizations are taking shifts to pray for all to know God’s beautiful gift of Life. All ages welcome, including families. If standing is difficult, bring a folding chair. Parking on nearby side streets. (, 859/391-0558)

Father Booth will be available 20 +/- minutes before the beginning of the Weekend Masses and by appointment.

We are currently in need of someone to adore our precious Lord on Fridays. If you are interested in spending some quiet quality time with Christ, please call the rectory. REMEMBER: He is never too busy for you.

Saint Anthony Parish has Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays after the 8:00 a.m. Mass until Benediction at 6:30. Adorers (those who are able to sit with Jesus Christ Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Blessed Sacrament), sign up for an hour and commit to that time each week. Come and visit with Jesus while He is “sitting on His front porch” in the Monstrance on the altar. He waits to visit with you. There are many articles of interest available in the side vestibule on the book shelf in church to start a wonderful conversation with Jesus. Please call Teresa Pikar to ask questions and/or to give a committed time. Of course, you may come anytime to visit with Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays, but if you would commit to a time, it would sure help us “not leave Jesus alone while He is waiting for you to visit.“ It is such an intimate time with Him. Please call Teresa Pikar at 859-415-0213.

Mass Intentions
We are still experiencing a shortage of Mass Intentions. Mass intentions are not just for those who have passed away. Any memorable event (Birthdays/Anniversaries, etc.) or special person (spouse/grandparents) can be honored with a Mass. Masses can also be offered for special intentions (healing, safe birth or trip, in thanksgiving or special request – even private ones).

We need:
• Lectors (weekday and weekend)
• Ushers & Greeters (Saturday, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.)
• Help with the Bulletin
• Cleaning the Church
The need is urgent!
We are a small parish, but we need just as much help as some of the larger parishes. We have only a hand full of people doing all the work. They are greatly appreciated! However, they have homes, families, and jobs too. They can’t do it all. PLEASE COME DO YOUR PART TOO! Call or come by the Parish office. Thank you to those who have volunteered so far. You have helped more than you know. Remember: What you do for another, you do for Christ!

We are once again selling Memorial Bricks for now they are still at the old price of $44.00. The price will be going up soon. Commemorate any special person or occasion! They can be in front of the church or on the side walkway. We must have 10 to get them made. We still need a few more to fill our order.

Enjoy the memories of the 2017 St. Anthony Festival and the "Farewell Fiesta for Fr. Matt" by watching two videos. Videos are available on the parish website homepage or from the links below.
2017 St. Anthony Festival Video –
Farewell Fiesta for Fr. Matt –

Be sure to check the LOST & FOUND periodically, you may find something you forgot that you lost (or the kids didn’t tell you). Call the office for valuable items. (Don’t forget the School has a Lost and Found too!)

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 Josiah 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 Josiah 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.

The Messenger – Each family registered in the parish should be receiving the free weekly mailing of The Messenger. If you have not been receiving it, please call the Rectory office at 431-1773 and leave a message on the secretary’s line.

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.

Bulletin Deadline: All items, articles, etc. for the bulletin MUST be submitted to the rectory by way of email, U.S. mail or hand delivery by 10:00 A.M. Tuesday mornings for publication the following weekend. Questions…call the rectory at 431-1773, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings 8:30 to 12:30.

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.