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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].
**PARISH OFFICE HOURS**
The parish office hours are now Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday: CLOSED.
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.
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!
Rhonda & Michael Bailey
Rev. Josiah N. Booth
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Mary Lou Lutz
Sr. Maria Grace Reis, C.P
Sr. Alice Marie Schmersal
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.
FREE POINTSETTIA PLANT FOR YOUR FAMILY
After the Masses this weekend, our Poinsettia plants from the altar will be available for your family to take with you. Feel free to take one and please allow one per family so we can share the beauty!
2019 END-OF-YEAR DONATION LETTERS
Donations for the Year ending December 2019 letters are ready. If you did not request a letter for 2018, you will not automatically receive one. If you requested a letter for 2018, you are scheduled to be sent a 2019 letter. Please contact the office at 859-431-1773 or [email protected] to request a letter, make changes to your address or cancel a letter if you do not need one.
Parish Council Thank You and Welcome
Before introducing our 2020 Parish Council, we would like to thank Lisa Bottom, Dianna Ferguson and Brad Knochelmann for their past three years of time, talent and service to the Parish.
Thank you to Tobias Nathe, Teresa Pikar and Dave Schlachter for accepting nomination and a three-year appointment to Council.
2020 PARISH COUNCIL
Fr. Eric – Chair
Joe Stryker – Co-Chair
Mary Carol Heidrich – Secretary and Maintenance
Teresa Pikar – Evangelization
Tobias Nathe – Faith Formation
Dave Schalchter – Finance
Krista Braun – Recreation
Judy Dornbusch – School
Laura Keener – Social Action
DON’T FORGET THE 2019 DPAA
Prayerfully consider giving to the 2019 DPAA. Currently, we stand at approximately 81% of our goal. 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.
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!
CHECK OUT THE ST. ANTHONY WEB PAGE!
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.
RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY
30 minutes prior to each Weekend Mass in church
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Giving Tree and the nonperishable items that were collected at Thanksgiving. We were able to provide Christmas to 11 families in our area. Each family received gifts for everyone in the family and received at least 2 boxes of canned goods. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
We would also like to thank the St. Anthony students who helped with the collection of canned goods, assisted with the separation and organization of the gifts and came to help with the delivery of the gifts and canned goods, your help was greatly appreciated.
GET HEALTHY PHYSICALLY & SPIRITUALLY
Light Weigh has helped thousands not to feel helpless or hopeless during the holidays!
Light Weigh is a Catholic Bible Study Video program that teaches you how to reduce portions, overcome temptation, and enjoy holiday food in moderation while you discover the joy in our Faith. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information, call Teresa at 859-307-2484. You can view the orientation video at www.lightweigh.com by clicking the orientation video on the lower right side of the webpage. We would love to have you join us! We meet each Saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Call Teresa if you have any questions or to order materials.
Prevention Magazine chose Light Weigh because it met their criteria for a safe and healthy faith-based diet program. The Light Weigh and Suzanne Fowler have been featured on The CBS Early Show, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, Life On The Rock, EWTN and over 50 diocesan and secular newspapers. Listen for Suzanne’s Moments of Light broadcast weekly on EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.
THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
February 1 & 2, 2020
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!
First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, February 4, 2020
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center
ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Friday, February 7, 2020 all day
EXPOSITION: after 8:00 a.m. Mass
BENEDICTION: 5:45 p.m., followed by First Friday Mass, 6:00 p.m.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
2nd Monday of the Month
February 10, 2020
2nd Wednesday of the Month
5:30-7:00 p.m., February 12, 2020
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]il.com or through the prayer line form on the church website. Prayer line emails are sent out only as requests are received.
FIFTH ANNUAL E6 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE
The tri-state’s largest Catholic Men’s Conference of 2020 is open for registration, featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Donald Calloway and Doug Barry! Please join us for the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be taking place on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center in St. Leon, IN (only 35-50 minutes northwest of Kentucky). Last year, over 1,200 men attended the conference and this year we want to fill every seat in the building. We cordially invite every man to attend this 5th annual event. Please join us for inspiring talks, Confession (available all day), celebration of the Holy Mass and fraternity with fellow men of Christ. We pride ourselves on presenting a quality, substance-driven, inspirational and faith-filled event that will change men’s lives and help equip them to be the men Christ calls them to be. Do not miss this! Tickets are on sale now at www.e6catholicmensconference.com. For additional information or to learn how to receive a discounted ticket, call the rectory or Pete Manczyk at 859-261-4314.
DYNAMIC CATHOLIC – BEST LENT EVER
Lent begins on February 26 and that of course coincides with Dynamic Catholic's yearly Best Lent Ever program. As in previous years, you are encouraged to sign up for the Best Lent program by going to https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever. You will then receive a brief video, usually about three minutes in length every morning in your in-basket.
This year, Dynamic Catholic has also given us Best Lent Ever journals which you can pick up in the back of church. This is an opportunity to watch the video and answer the three questions they ask every day in a way to deepen our faith in preparation for Easter.
We encourage you to sign up online for Best Lent Ever and pick up the journal in the back of church before they are all gone.
BAPTIZED BABY GIFT BAGS ARE BACK!
The Pro-life Baptized Baby Gift Bag Ministry is back in action. If you have a sewing machine and would be interested in helping to make blankets, please contact Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-891-9030 (call or text) or [email protected], for more details. Fabric and decal are provided. Thank you for considering to share your talent.
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.
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.
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.
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.