Message from Fr. Ivan
In the just-recently-concluded Olympics in Japan, something extraordinary happened between two competitors in the high jump. They had equal scores after all the required jumps and they both qualified for the gold medal. They were then given the option of a single jump-off to determine who might take the gold or agree to split the money 50/50 and both get gold medals. It did not take them a minute to decide. They both reached out to each other and hugged all the way to the podium as the whole stadium cheered.
Curbing ambition is a difficult thing, but occasionally, there are some people who exhibit such levels of contentment, satisfaction and grace – to our amazement. Human beings are hardwired to compete, to get an edge or seek to be in a better and advantageous position than the next person. This happens to siblings,
friends, coworkers, etc... However, this Sunday, Jesus is teaching us to tame our ambition through humility. Not even the apostles could escape the trap of ambition, as they schemed and tried to claim positions of authority and power in the coming Kingdom of Christ, even though they had no clear understanding of what it all meant. Jesus set them straight, as He taught them a lesson in humility. The one who seeks greatness should be ready to be a servant and a slave to others. He should be as humble as a child.
Ambition in and of itself is not bad, but when it crosses the line into excess, then it can ruin the person. Some of the negative sides of excessive ambition and statements we should look out for include:
fixation: “I’ve got to see this through, no matter what;” greed: "I need more;" despair: "if I don’t get it, this is the end of me;" selfishness: "it can all be mine," Gollum in the Lord of the Rings said it best: "This is mine; my precious," even as he was wasting away because of the ring; and loneliness: "others distract me from my path to achieve my goal," among others things.
May we, like the two athletes, with Jesus’ advice, split earth's wealth through generosity and wear the gold through humility.
Fr. Ivan - Installation as Pastor
We are grateful to our Bishop, The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, for coming to St. Anthony to install Fr. Ivan Kalamuzi as our new pastor. We are so happy to welcome Fr. Ivan to our parish.
We are also so grateful to the many people who worked to make this celebration so meaningful and joyous. Thanks to EVERYONE who was involved!
Thanks to our Guatemalan Community for their service all around our campus to help spruce up our grounds and buildings.
Thank you Judy Dornbusch for being the photographer and creating the following video!
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Message from Bishop Foys
13 July 2021
It is with gratitude to Almighty God that I welcome Very Rev. John C. Iffert as my successor as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington. I am grateful also to our Holy Father Pope Francis for providing for the pastoral care of our Diocese by this appointment.
Bishop-elect Iffert brings a wealth of pastoral and administrative experience to his episcopal ministry having served in both parish and diocesan administration. He comes well-prepared to provide for the needs of our Diocese as a pastor with the heart of a shepherd.
In the very short time I have known Bishop-elect Iffert through our initial conversations I have come to appreciate his caring manner and his desire to do the will of God in his life. He also has a delightful sense of humor that will serve him well in his episcopal ministry.
Our new Bishop is sent in the name of Christ as a pastor to care for the portion of God’s people entrusted to him. I have no doubt that Bishop-elect Iffert will shepherd the Lord’s flock, educate the faithful as beloved in Christ, and govern the Church of God so as to help her grow — through the Gospel and the Eucharist — into one community in the Holy Spirit. (cf. Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, #158)
Bishop-elect Iffert comes to a Diocese of dedicated priests, deacons, consecrated religious and devoted lay faithful. I am confident that he will receive a warm welcome as he takes up his ministry among us. For my part, I pledge him my prayerful support and loyalty as a brother bishop and I look forward to his leadership among us.
Ad multos annos!
Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington
For further information regarding Bishop-elect Iffert and plans for his consecration and installation, please refer to the Diocese of Covington website.
June 1, 2021 - Lifting the Dispensation from the Obligation of Attending Sunday Mass
May 13, 2021 - Protocols for Fully Vaccinated People
The Chair – Diocese of Covington
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Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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8:00 AM, 6:00 PM
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Recitation of the Holy Rosary:
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM
Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 7:30 AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Benediction 4:30 PM
Divine Mercy Chaplet - Thursday: 3:00 PM
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Saturday: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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- Father Ivan Kalamuzi, Pastor
- Lora Funicelli, Administrative Secretary/Books/Finance
- Krista Braun, Parish Council
- Judy Dornbusch, Parish Council
- Sr. Paula Gohs, Parish Council
- Mary Carol Heidrich, Parish Council
- Laura Keener, Parish Council
- Adan Lopez, Parish Council
- Tobias Nathe, Parish Council
- Tom Ewing, Finance Committee
- Brian Fischer, Finance Committee
- Jim Gerhardt, Finance Committee
- Blair Thompson, Finance Committee
- Pete Manczyk, Deanery Pastoral Council Representative