Parish News

PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
The Feely Family and their unborn child (Fr. Booth's friends)
Gary Beatrice
Francis Kordenbrock
Jack and Rose Landers
Glen Lentz
Steve Woods
Don and Norma Luken
Lois Spenlau
Amiee Wesselman
Frank Schrode
Earl & Anne Marie Goedde
Jim Ferguson
Marilou Connett

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)

DEVOTIONS
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 December 5, 2017 after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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.

HELP!
WE NEED CCD/PREP teachers for all grades! Are your children or grandchildren in CCD/PREP? Show them how important our FAITH is by teaching in our program. Show them how important they are by teaching in our program. If you can spare a few hours on Sundays to teach in our program, contact the Parish Office or Teresa Pikar 859-415-0213

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

SOCIAL ACTION
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Classroom

ST. ANTHONY MEN’S GROUP
Bacon! Eggs! Sausage gravy and biscuits, waffles, pancakes, omelets, hash browns, sausage links!! St. Anthony Men’s Group will have its annual breakfast at Bob Evans on Saturday, December 16th at 6:15 a.m. followed by Mass at 8:00 a.m. back at St. Anthony Church. All members, past and present, are welcome to join us and catch up on the latest happenings and tell stories about the men who didn’t come (fair warning!). Men who haven’t participated, but are curious (and hungry) are welcome too. St. Anthony’s Men’s Group are men from all walks of life who meet the first and third Saturday every month in the Parish Center from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. We pray for loved ones and friends in need, we share experiences in dealing with life’s challenges, and we support each other in our attempts to deepen our relationship with the Lord. Come satisfy your spiritual and physical hunger with a great group of guys!

Advent Lessons and Carols will be held on Sunday December 17th, 2017 here at St.Anthony beginning at 5:30 pm. The evening will begin with Eucharistic Adoration at 5:30, followed by Evening Vespers at 6pm and concluding with a short  Advent Music  Program.
Please mark your calendars and invite family and friends to joyfully  join us in preparing  for the birth of our Precious Lord, Jesus.
Anyone interested in participating in the Music Program please contact Dan Pikar @ 859-221-8645.

THE GIVING TREE
Please remember to return the wrapped gifts by December 16/17 (Next weekend). Please help our neighbors in need! Contact Lisa Bottom at lbottom@stanth.org with any questions.

Help Wanted:
Putting up St. Anthony’s Manger Scene
Monday, December 18, 2017
After 8:00 a.m. Mass
All are welcome.

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BEST ADVENT EVER
We prepare for everything we consider important in life. And that includes Christmas. We visit family and friends, bake cookies, decorate our trees, and shop for gifts until we’re ready to drop. This year, prepare for Christmas in a different way.  Join our parish for Best Advent Ever, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic, that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during Advent. Each day, you’ll receive an email with...
• Short inspirational videos from leading Catholic voices, Matthew Kelly and Dr. Allen Hunt
• Practical tips for your everyday life
• Real-life stories of hope
TO SIGN UP, VISIT BestAdventEver.com/BeautifulHope

FACE OF PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN
In 2018, instead of a signature ad as in past years, the Pro-Life Office will place a one-page newspaper advertisement commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. In addition, plans are to advertise in other media outlets, such as an electronic billboard. This advertisement and media campaign draws attention to the Supreme Court’s Decision that legalized abortion and the deliberate and massive attack on the most vulnerable members of society, the unborn, that requires courage and willingness of persons and institutions to speak out. This campaign witness’ that the Diocese of Covington community is a “Face of Pro-Life.”
Individual names will no longer be collected, but collections/donations from parishes are requested to contribute to the cost of the one page newspaper advertisement and media campaign.
We will have a second collection for the campaign the weekend of January 7. Donations can also be mailed to the Diocese of Covington Pro-Life, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Please feel free to call our the Pro-Life Office at (859) 392-1500 if you have any questions.

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

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

COME ONE, COME ALL!
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 YOUR HELP
JOIN IN TO HELP (Y)OUR PARISH
We need:
Lectors (weekday and weekend)
Ushers & Greeters 
Help with the Bulletin
Collection Counters
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!

MEMORIAL BRICKS
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, 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 soon.

LOST AND FOUND
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 PRAYER LINE
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 stanthonypraysalways@gmail.com 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)

SACREMENT OF RECONCIALIATION
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 http://www.saintanthonytaylormill.org/Sacrament-of-
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 (http://dynamiccatholic.com/daily-reflections/), great Catholic books and CDs (BeBold.cc/Resources), 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?
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.

REGISTRATION
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 saintanthonychurch@fuse.net.

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 (saintanthonychurch@fuse.net) to update your records and contact information.

Important! 
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: https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards 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.