Parish News

TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
Please feel free to phone at 859-431- 1773, email Lora Funicelli at [email protected] or Fr. Eric at [email protected].

DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR PARISH RECORDS
If your contact information, especially phone number and email, has changed, please notify the parish office at 859-431-1773 or [email protected].

A SPECIAL INVITATION
Just imagine... no distractions, iPhones, traffic, TV shows, radio programs, computers. You have scurried around all week, running here and there. The end of the week draws near and you see your weekend is just as busy.
Need a break? Even for an hour? He is calling. Sit, read, listen to the One who gives you the chance to do so much all week. Join Him, bring your children, bring a friend. Take time to be refreshed. He knows your every need and desire. Come listen and pray.
You’re invited to join Him anytime on the First Friday of each month from 8:30-5:30. Call Teresa (859-415-0213) if you have questions or you are interested in a regularly scheduled time. Otherwise just stop by; He longs to share time with you.
From a fellow adorer: When someone asked him what you do for an hour, he simply replied, ‘I look at Him and He looks at me.

MASS INTENTIONS
Please consider having Masses said for your loved ones, both living and deceased. It is a thoughtful way to commemorate a special person, event or day. You may stop by the Parish Office, call the office at 431-1773, email at [email protected], or drop a note in the collection basket that contains all the information.

PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
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). If you know of anyone on the list that has improved, please let us know so we can Thank the Lord!
Kim Bailey
Jennie Bailey
Jerry Bailey 
Rhonda & Michael Bailey
Steve Beiting
Matt Cheek
Barb Clark
Will Clift
Connie Darpel
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Rosie Fischer
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Ginny Hall
Anna Mae Hammons
Chasity Harney
Tess Humpert
Janet Jordan
Lorain Kloenne
Joe Koo
Francis Kordenbrock
Andrew Kranack
Larry Krech
Colin Kunath
Jack Landers
Don Luken
Mary Lou Lutz
Tony Mastriani
Rob Parks
Rachel
Rachel Gayle Piron
Sr. Maria Grace Reis, C.P
Ashley Schaefer
Sr. Alice Marie Schmersal
Glenn Schmidt
Jenny Settlemoir
Jenny Sommers
Lois Spenlau
Aimee Wesselman
George Wesselman

VISITING THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
Due to privacy laws, we are no longer automatically notified unless someone tells us. Please be sure to let Fr. Eric or the Parish office know if you know of someone who needs this special care; email [email protected] or phone Fr. Eric directly at 859-240-8036, email [email protected] or phone the office at 431-1773.

2019 DPAA 
Prayerfully consider giving to the 2019 DPAA. Remember, any dollars that we fall short must be paid with parish funds. Any dollars above our goal will be returned directly to us. If you have already given, thank you for your generosity.

ST. ANTHONY SOUND SYSTEM
American Sound and Electronics, Inc. has now completed the installation of our new sound system. If you would like to make a special donation to this endeavor, please contact the parish office by email at [email protected] or call 859-431-1773 to work out the details. Thank you for your generosity!

OUR PARISH NEEDS YOU TO VOLUNTEER !
Please call today to see how you can help.
The VOLUNTEER FORM is on the WEBSITE. 
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!

DO YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO SHARE GOD’S TEACHING?
St. Anthony is in the process of forming RCIA and CCD/Prep programs for the coming year. If you can help any way, or if you know of anyone who is interested in attending these programs, please contact Chris Bailey at [email protected].

CHECK OUT THE ST. ANTHONY WEB PAGE!
https://www.saintanthonytaylormill.org/
Not only can you find the latest events in the church and school, ministry schedules and readings; you can register for the parish if you have not done so (see the join our parish link). There is also a link for spiritual growth that contains several items including the sacraments. Our Web page is a fabulous resource for everyone to stay in touch with what's going on in our community.

DO YOU NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT?
If you have an item that needs published in the bulletin, call or email the parish office: 859-431-1773, [email protected]. The deadline is the Monday before the Saturday/Sunday that it will be published.

*** DAILY MASS *** Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

*** RECONCILIATION *** Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WEEKLY RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY
7:30 a.m., Sunday in church
Please join us every Sunday morning before 8:00 a.m. Mass to say the Rosary

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Sunday, August 18, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass, there will be a training for current altar servers, along with anyone from the Fourth grade through high school and beyond who is interested in becoming an altar server. Take this wonderful opportunity to learn about and live your faith.

FALL FEST AT ST. ANTHONY
Our next planning meeting is Tuesday September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall. All are welcome!

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
First Friday, September 6, 2019 
EXPOSITION: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 
BENEDICTION: 6:00 p.m., followed by First Friday Mass

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, September  7, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
September 7 & 8, 2019
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
2nd Monday of the Month
Next Meeting will be September 9th

SOCIAL ACTION
2nd Wednesday of the Month
5:30-7:00 p.m., September 11, 2019
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

ST. ANTHONY PRAYER LINE UPDATE
St. Anthony’s email prayer line currently has over 100 people ready to pray for needs as received – some requests even coming from elsewhere in the country and world. If you would like to join the prayer line to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ, email [email protected]. If you have a specific prayer need, you may submit either directly to [email protected] or through the prayer line form on the church website. Prayer line emails are sent out only as requests are received.

SAVE THE DATE ~ St. Anthony Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, September 14th, beginning after 5:00 p.m. Mass ending at 10:00 p.m. We will have food provided by Mick Noll’s catering as well as Guatemalan Fajitas provided by our fellow parishioners. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available and the K of C Holey Donuts. Check out the Parish Website or Bulletin for more information in the upcoming weeks.

ST. ANTHONY FALL FEST
Fall Fest Volunteers Needed — It will take many hands to make the September 14 St. Anthony Fall Fest a fun and safe event for everyone — and August is the perfect time to prepare. If you have been VIRTUS trained, but are behind on monthly bulletins, no problem. August is an open month for VIRTUS. Simply sign in at virtus.org, catch up on your monthly bulletins, and then contact Lisa Bottom at [email protected]. Not VIRTUS trained? Contact Lisa and she can help you through the process so that you can help St. Anthony Parish.

FALL FEST JUMBO SPLIT-THE-POT TICKETS
Families can pick up Jumbo Split-thePot tickets after Mass. Tickets are $10.00 each. Volunteers will be distributing the tickets near the back of church. We are asking each family to purchase or sell at least 2 tickets. One winner will be drawn at the close of Fall Fest, Saturday, September 14th. Please join us in praying for a fun and fruitful festival. Good luck to all! Contact Mary Carol Heidrich at [email protected] or 581-9063 if you need information.

PARISH LIBRARY
We have many wonderful books and CDs in our parish library, located in the back of the church that you may pick up free of charge. Dynamic Catholic sends us a new book or CD every month. This month's book is entitled Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. This book teaches us why we sabotage our own happiness and what we can do about it.
Some other titles that are also available in the back of the church include St. Francis of Assisi – A Biography, The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis as well as a CD Faith, Family and Work.

MEMORIAL BRICKS
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 are being taken.

140TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
How exciting that our joyful 140th Anniversary Celebration was mentioned in the recent Messenger edition. A reminder that the wonderful video, shown that evening, and great pictures can still be viewed on the Parish website.... saintanthonytaylormill.org!!!
It was so pleasant to feel the joy and camaraderie that the evening brought to our Parish.
Although Fund Raising was not the goal for our Celebration, due to the generosity of parishioners and donors, we were able to add about $2,700.00 to our church. Thank you to all who made this possible.

RCIA 
Thinking about becoming Catholic? Want to know more about your Catholic Faith? Contact Fr. Eric at the Rectory or Parish Office about RCIA Class.

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!

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
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.

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 [email protected].

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 ([email protected]) to update your records and contact information.

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! 

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.