A Message from Fr. Eric
Last weekend you may have noticed a new addition in the Church, a statue of St. Anthony the Abbot, our patron saint. Statues of saints are often difficult to identify at first glance, identification is commonly determined through the attributes of the saint. We can identify this statue as St. Anthony the Abbot in the same manner. St. Anthony the Abbot is commonly depicted wearing a habit and carrying a book, staff, bell, Tau cross, prayer beads and a pig at his feet. Our new statue contains many of these items. Recognizing these attributes leads us to the next question: what do they mean in relation to a saint.
Perhaps the first thing that jumps out as you look at the statue is the pig at his feet. After selling all of his possessions, one of the ways that St. Anthony supported himself was as a swineherd. Tradition also tells us that St. Anthony had healed the pig. St. Anthony is the patron saint of domesticated animals and is celebrated in some places with a blessing of animals. The bell is used by swineherds to call the pigs in at the end of the day.
The staff is perhaps one of the oldest attributes of St. Anthony. The staff is a symbol of Egyptian monasticism as well as signifying the monks’ physical journey into the desert. In many images of St. Anthony this staff is topped with a “T” shape, also known as a Tau shape which represents the cross of Christ. A book is an attribute that is depicted in images of many saints and signify that they have read or written religious works. In relation to St. Anthony the book he holds signifies several things about our great saint. This book reminds us that St. Anthony serves as a “book” from which we can learn Christian virtues as well as reminding us of the prayers he has continually recited. This book calls to mind the ancient philosophers and recognizes St. Anthony as their Christian counterpart.
I am excited to have this statue present in our Church and hope it allows us all to be better connected to our patron saint and our Lord. St. Anthony the Abbot...pray for us.
– Fr. Eric
A Message from Bishop Foys
Mass Reopening Highlights
- The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues until further notice.
- Those that are sick should refrain from attending for fourteen days from when symptoms began
- Those that are at higher risk should consider staying home at this time
- Masses will continue to be streamed online (8 AM daily, 10 AM Sunday)
- Social distancing and reduced capacity protocols will be in place, there will be markers on the pews indicating open seating
- Face coverings are encouraged for all and required for ushers and extraordinary minister
- Church will be cleaned and sanitized after every Mass – if there is someone who would be able to help organize volunteers to assist that would be greatly appreciated
- Distribution of Holy Communion
- All minister will sanitize hands before and after Communion and wear masks
- Distribution will be under one species, the Body of Christ
- Reception of Communion is to be in the hand and standing – as I am in the high-risk group, I ask in your charity to respect this decision
A church site of the Diocese of Covington
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 PM (Spanish - 2nd and 4th Saturdays only - postponed until further notice)
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 8:00 AM
Mondays during Advent:
First Friday Mass:
8:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Rosary/Adoration/Stations of the Cross
Recitation of the Holy Rosary:
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM
Adoration - First Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Benediction 5:30 PM
Stations of the Cross - Friday: 6:15 PM during Lent
(after Mass on First Friday)
Saturday: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Or by appointment.
Live Video Stream
St. Anthony Parish (Fr. Eric) will be providing a Live Video Stream of Mass.
Schedule of Live Video Stream below. However, video may be viewed throughout the day and evening at your convenience.
Click the appropriate link below. After the live video stream begins, you may click in the bottom right corner of the video to enable full screen.
Weekend Mass - Live Video Stream
Sunday: 10:00 AM
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5, 2020 - click here
Daily Mass - Live Video Stream
Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 8:00 AM
July 6, 2020 - click here
Daily Readings, Saint of the Day, Liturgy of the Hours, and Meditations. Click here
Monday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Would you like to submit a prayer request that will be prayed over by members of the St. Anthony Prayer Line? Click here
Need a bulletin from the last few weeks? Click here
- Father Eric Andriot, Pastor, Parish Council - Chair
- John Tarvin, Seminarian in Residence
- Beth Ernst, Administrative Secretary
- Lora Funicelli, Books/Finance
- Krista Braun, Parish Council - Recreation
- Judy Dornbusch, Parish Council - School
- Mary Carol Heidrich, Parish Council - Secretary, Mainteance
- Laura Keener, Parish Council - Social Action
- Tobias Nathe, Parish Council - Faith Formation
- Teresa Pikar, Parish Council - Evangelization
- Dave Schlachter, Parish Council - Finance
- Joe Stryker, Parish Council - Co-Chair
- Tom Ewing, Finance Committee
- Brian Fischer, Finance Committee
- Jim Gerhardt, Finance Committee
- Dan Pikar, Finance Committee
- Blair Thompson, Finance Committee
- Pete Manczyk, Deanery Pastoral Council Representative
St. Anthony School End of Year Video 2019-2020
Palm Burning Into Ashes
Dismantling of Pro-Life Crosses
2019 Fall Fest Video Slideshow
Reception for Fr. Eric Andriot
Farewell Reception for Fr. Benton
Celebration with Deacon Jim Fortner
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Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home
Pope Francis Encyclical Letter - Click here!