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It Was A Wonderful Celebration – Let’s Keep It Going!

Every day I become more and more enthralled with the wonderful experience of St Anthony the Abbot Parish. People are stepping up, working to create that vibrant worshiping community that any Christian soul would be proud to call home. This past weekend is shining evidence to that. I certainly want to thank everyone involved, but there are so many that I would risk the horrible fate of missing a name or two. Still, two names must be mentioned. Paula Westwood, who I basically told her what I was hoping for and then got out of her way. Her organizing and planning turned it into a wonderful celebration. The other is Lora Funicelli, who worked tirelessly to see that we had a substantial invitation scheme, and she tried to make everyone feel welcome. My thanks to these two ladies and all those who helped make this a wonderful experience. Stay tuned, we will be finding other ways to celebrate our Love for the Lord and the Blessings of this wonderful Parish. We are one Body in Christ, and you can think of our parish as a body with its many members working together to affect positively the Christian message to the world. As such, our public worship, aka liturgy, is a direct reflection of what the Church, our parish community and us individually need to do to give proper worship to Almighty God. In this respect, we are forming a “Liturgy and Worship” Committee. Just as a parish council oversees aspects of the parish in general, a finance committee oversees things affecting parish finances, the third leg of the trinity of councils is the governing of the liturgical and worship aspects on a continuing basis. Paula Westwood has agreed to head the formation of this committee. The goal is to bring many different aspects of our parish into an organized and intentional and cohesive group that can plan on a mid- to long-term basis various tasks, assign responsibilities and execute a plan to help enhance our liturgical aspects throughout the calendar year. May Crowning, Corpus Christi, All Souls' Feast, bereavements, Mother’s day and on and on all have extra-liturgical aspects that, if properly addressed, can serve to enhance our Eucharistic Celebrations. We will be forming this committee up in the near future with it probably taking its more formal form of a meeting sometime after the coming Easter Season. I just want everyone to consider joining the committee or at least being available to offer help when called upon. Should you be interested, contact me, the parish office or Paula and we will be in touch.

God Bless Saint Anthony’s!

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Prayer Blanket Ministry



Early this summer as our news across the country continued to be filled with our police men and woman being shot at, injured or killed. Teresa Winkler of our Prayer Blanket Ministry wanted to do something for our Taylor Mill Police Force. So after purchasing the material, Debbie Chiarelli, also of the Prayer Blanket Ministry, volunteered to embroider all the names and ranks of all the men and woman on the Taylor Mill Police force and 3 Kenton County Sheriffs  onto the prayer blanket. The Prayer Blanket Ministry then met last week to assemble the Prayer Blankets making them with prayers for the men and woman who serve our city. Father Cushing then blessed the blankets and they were delivered to the Taylor Mill Police Department. The blankets were beautiful when completed.

Please continue prayer, not only for the Taylor Mill Police force, but for the safety of all of  our men and woman who serve and protect us.