Parish News

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

Nominations for Parish Council will be held at all Masses. October 20, 21, 2018. Please prayerfully consider nominating yourself or someone who may be interested in helping our parish grow and move forward toward our 150-year Anniversary!

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 on November 1st, 2018, will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.

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.)
Anna Mae Hammons
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Colin Klayer
Aimee Wesselman
Lois Spenlau
Blanche Tepe
Betty Chatt
Bill Schawe, Jr.
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)
Bobby Gamel (fall – no recent update)
Andrew Kranack (severe M.S.- terminal)
Janet Jordan (Cancer)
Connie Darple (Cancer – Brain)
Larry Krech (neck/spine surgery)
Sean McCormick, uncle of seminarian Connor Kunath, (cancer – terminal)
(Special Needs Children)*
A’luna (great niece of Judy Dornbusch)*
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s granddaughter)*
Quinton and Penelope Cobble (newborn twins – boy, 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!

Adoration on Fridays
, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Benediction: 2:30 p.m. (First Fridays will remain - 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) - all Fridays temporarily suspended until further notice.
1st Friday Mass for the Sacred Heart, 7:00 p.m. - temporarily suspended until further notice
The Holy Rosary – Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
                                First Tuesday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass - temporarily suspended until further notice - Scriptural Rosary for World Peace.

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.

1st Tuesday of the Month 
Temporarily suspended until further notice
Volunteers Needed
This time is for honoring the Blessed Mother and praying for peace in the world; also for the safe return of our service men and women.

Sunday, October 21st, 3:00-400 p.m.
, St. Anthony will again participate in the 40 Days for Life fall prayer campaign in front of Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati (near Christ Hospital). During these peaceful campaigns, many Greater Cincinnati churches, organizations, and individuals schedule time to pray for all to know God’s beautiful gift of Life. All ages welcome. If standing is difficult, bring a folding chair. Parking on nearby side streets. Questions, contact Paula Westwood at, 859-391-0558; or visit

There will be a St. Vincent DePaul meeting on Monday October 22nd at 7pm in the Parish Center. New members are always welcome. St Vincent DePaul helps the less fortunate in our area in many ways.  If you are considering joining a ministry at St. Anthony's or want information about St. Vincent DePaul  please call Sheila Overley at 581-3313.

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12:00-3:00 p.m., Fleming Hall
We are hoping everyone will be able to join in the fun. In order to make this Halloween Fest a success, we are in need of volunteers. We will need parents/older kids to work a shift as little as a half-hour or as long as you want. We are also in need of baked goods to be supplied that morning. These will be used as prizes for the “Cake Walk” that all the kids enjoy. If you are interested in helping in ANY way, please contact Shawna Lankheit at or 859-468-2004.

First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Parish Center

Homeless Ministry Meeting
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.,
Fleming Hall

Parish Council Meeting
Second Monday of the month
November 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Parish Center

2nd Wednesday of the Month
November 14, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

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

What a Beautiful Evening we had for our 140th Anniversary Celebration!! Starting with a Rosary in our Grotto, followed by a Joyful Mass celebration with many proclamations from the city, county and the State. We found out Joan France is our oldest parishioner...91 years, congratulations again. We would love to thank all our volunteers for their hard work in planning, preparing and executing such a fun event. A big thank-you for all the support from our parishioners who attended, we had a very nice crowd!
A reminder
***Michael Pikar’s wonderful video of our 140th Anniversary (that was playing in the Media Room/Library during the event) is now available on the website (in two different places)!
Main page – scroll down – it’s in the left column below the Twitter information.
On it’s own page that is available under “News” and then “Parish News” – 
***Also, The slideshow of pictures from the 140th Anniversary is complete and published to YouTube on the same link, so now two videos! Slideshow of pictures from last Saturday night – photos taken by Mary Jo Bailey, Paula Westwood and Pete Manczyk. Produced by Stephen Manczyk. Crank up the will be toe-tapping for sure to the background song!

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.