Parish News

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).
(They may remain anonymous if they wish.)
Betty Chatt
Mary Carol Heidrich
Mary Lou Lutz
Blanche Tepe
Anna Mae Hammond
Aimee Wesselman
Francis Kordenbrock
Jack and Rose Landers
Glen Lentz
Don Luken
Lois Spenlau
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Andrew Kranack
JoAnn Lovensheimer
Colin Klayer
Feely Family – unborn baby
A’luna (newborn grandniece of Judy Dornbusch)
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s newborn granddaughter)
Unborn Baby Isabella (Daughter of St. Anthony Alum)

Abstinence from meat is binding upon members of the Roman Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.*
All Fridays of Lent
March 2, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 16, 2018

Good Friday
March 30, 2018
Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.*
(*USCCB website)

Friday, March 2, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 16, 2018
6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
March 30, 2018 – Good Friday – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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 March 6, 2018 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.

Yearly Contribution Statements
Your yearly contribution statements are now available in the Parish Office. Contact Kim at (859) 431-1773 or

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Parish Center

The St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection
First Weekend of the Month
March 3 and 4, 2018.
– Please be Generous.

1st Tuesday of the Month
March 6, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (approx.)
Come and join us in honoring the Blessed Mother and praying for peace in the world and for the safe return of our service men and women.

Homeless Ministry Meeting
1st Tuesday of the Month
March 6, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Fleming Hall

St. Vincent de Paul Society helps the less fortunate in our area. If you would like to join St. Vincent de Paul Society here at St. Anthony, please contact Sheila Overley at 581-3313 or the Parish office.

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

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

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.

Don’t just give up chocolate for Lent. Do something life-changing. Sign up for Dynamic Catholic’s free best Lent ever program and receive daily inspirational videos, practical tips and encouraging stories to make this your best Lent ever. To sign up go to

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).

“Many Hands Make Light Work”
Our Parish is Still in desperate need of volunteers! Please call Kim Bailey at (859) 431-1773 today to see what you can help with.

Commemorate any special person or occasion, it does not have to be a Memorial. Celebrate Your Family and/or their accomplishments! They can be in front of the church or on the side walkway. The order will be going in March 1, 2018.

If you change any of your contact information 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!

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.

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.