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TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
Please feel free to phone at 859-431- 1773 or email Fr. Ivan at [email protected], or email Lora Funicelli at [email protected].
The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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].
ST. ANTHONY AND FR. IVAN NEEDS YOU!
As our parish rejuvenates from last year’s challenges, we are updating many of our ministries while maintaining our intimate, faithful community. There are so many opportunities for you to share your time and talents to serve God and your parish. Those opportunities include: serving on Parish Council, the Finance Committee, Rosary devotion, Ushers, Greeters, along with other things you might be interested in. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, you can call the office at 859-431-1773 or send an email to [email protected]. If you would prefer, you can also go to our website and sign up using the drop-down list, “Volunteer List Sign-Sheet.”
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament will be held EVERY THURSDAY from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with half-hour slots available. Please plan to spend some precious time with Jesus. Contact Teresa Mancyk at 859-802-9209 if you want to sign up for a time, otherwise know our Lord welcomes you whenever you are available.
Mass Intentions are not just for those who have passed away. Any memorable event or special person can be honored with a Mass. Just call the office at 859-431-1773 or email at [email protected] and we will be happy to schedule a Mass for your intention.
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!
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Ann Marie Goedde
Sr. Maria Grace Reis, C.P
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. Ivan or the Parish office know if you know of someone who needs this special care; email Fr. Ivan at [email protected], email Lora at [email protected] or phone the office at 431-1773 or Fr. Ivan directly at 606-584-1475.
FR. IVAN’S WISH LIST UPDATE
The people of St. Anthony have yet again shown their generosity in leaps and bounds! To date, $1,310.00 has been donated to Fr. Ivan’s wish list. Father would like to extend his gratitude for your generosity.
TRAVELING RELIC OF ST. JOSEPH
The traveling Relic of St. Joseph that is moving throughout the Diocese of Covington will NOW arrive at St. Anthony parish on the weekend of February 5/6, 2022, instead of this weekend, January 22/23 as noted previously since Fr. was going to be out of town. If you and/or a small group or organization from our parish have a special devotion to St. Joseph and would like to set a specific time to view the Traveling Relic, please contact Fr. Ivan or the church office.
2023 SYNOD ON SYNODALITY:
Synodality is “journeying together” – a way of living out our faith that involves shared responsibility, listening and speaking to one another, and discernment with the Holy Spirit to address the issues facing our Church today.
Approaching the Synod consultation with the following attitudes will enable genuine listening and dialogue:
• Sharing requires time.
• Humility in listening must correspond to courage in speaking.
• Dialogue leads to new ideas.
• Openness to conversion is necessary.
• Synodal listening is directed toward discerning God’s will.
• Prejudices and stereotypes must be left behind.
• We are called to be beacons of hope.
Why should you participate in the current consultation called for by Pope Francis? Because you are a member of the People of God, the Body of Christ! The People of God share a common dignity and vocation through the Sacrament of Baptism. Every member has received the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit can speak to you and through you! You have something to say that the Church wants and needs to hear! St. Anthony Parish Synod meetings are coming up! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 12th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Thursday, February 17th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall.
Continue to look for more information in parish communications, on social media, or on the diocesan website covdio.org/synod on how to share your experience.
BIBLE IN A YEAR PODCAST
Have you ever wanted to read the whole Bible with an energetic and wise guide? Join your parish family as we experience the highly acclaimed “Bible in a Year” podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz from the comfort of our own homes. Go to Ascension Press “Bible in a Year” now to sign up for the free reading plan and daily 20-25 minute videos sent to your email. We began on January 1, 2022!
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.
If you have an item that needs published in the bulletin, call or email the parish office: 859-431-1773, [email protected]. If you have any items to be considered for the weekly bulletin, the deadline is Tuesday by 11:00 a.m.
*** RECONCILIATION *** Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY
30 minutes prior to each Mass in church
MEMORIAL MASS FOR CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
This Sunday, January 30, at the 10:00 a.m. Mass, the Intention is for all those who are honored with our Christmas flowers and decorations. Thank you so much to all those who donated this season. The church was beautiful for all to enjoy during that sacred time.
First and third Saturday of the month
February 5 & 19, 2022
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center
First Saturday of the month
February 5, 2022
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Fleming Hall
THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
February 5 & 6, 2022
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!
2nd Wednesday of the Month
February 9, 2022
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
February 14, 2022
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall
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.
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT - click here!
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL NEWS
OPEN HOUSE – St. Anthony School will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, January 30th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please help us spread the word throughout the community and encourage your friends and neighbors to come discover what makes St. Anthony so special! Below are a just a few testimonials to share:
• “The uniqueness of St. Anthony is the feeling of warmth that is felt immediately when you walk in the door; we’re like a family, we have small classes, we have highly qualified teachers who care and will work with students and parents after hours.”
• “90% of our students who register for Kindergarten at St. Anthony will graduate from St. Anthony. Once you’re here, you won’t want to leave.”
• “I believe St. Anthony is unique because of the strong commitment the faculty has to the students. We work hard to meet each student's needs and try to get even reluctant students to achieve.”
• “I (St. Anthony teacher) believe it is also unique that quite a few of us live and work in the same community and have sent our children to this school. St. Anthony students are always well prepared for high school.”
PTO ONLINE AUCTION – PTO is preparing for the second annual online auction. It is scheduled for February 4-7, 2022 and our goal is to raise $6,000.00. Proceeds will go towards our ongoing flooring project and a school repair/replacement fund for future projects. If you would like to donate any items for the auction or to the school repair/replacement fund, please contact the school office at 859-431-5987 or [email protected].
LAROSA'S BUDDY CARDS ARE BACK!
St. Anthony School PTO is selling LAROSA'S BUDDY CARDS. Each card is just $10.00 and is worth 14 Buddy Card deals; Buy any large pizza, get a second large cheese pizza FREE ($150.00 value). PTO receives 50% of each card sold! If interested in purchasing to support St. Anthony School, please contact the school office at 859-431-5987.
SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT NEEDS – Our Catholic schools have been impacted by the labor shortage. Schools in the Diocese of Covington are seeking to fill a number of immediate openings. These include: classroom teachers, counselors, instructional aides, and substitute teachers. Many positions need to be filled beginning in January through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Visit the“Employment” page on the Diocesan website, under “Teacher Openings” and “School-Related Openings” to view the postings and for information on how to apply at www.covdio.org/schools/employment.
MEMORIAL BRICKS: A PERFECT TIME FOR THE PERFECT GIFT
For your family, for your loved ones, friends or others
Currently, St. Anthony is working on adding recent pastors to the bricks by the side of our rectory and will be working on the bricks in front of the church. A memorial brick is a great way to preserve the legacy of those you love. The installation will occur in spring. However, you want to order now to reserve your spot! Bricks can be purchased for $50.00 each.
BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE UPDATE
You can help the Bereavement Committee give support to families who have lost a loved one. We are compiling a list of people who would be willing to provide a desert/baked good. If you would like to help, please call Rita Jackson at 356-7362 or Lora at the Church Office at 431-1773.
CABINET NEEDED FOR CATECHETICAL MATERIALS
Thank you to our parishioner who has come forward and offered to pay for a cabinet to store our materials. We are a parish that is truly blessed!
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.
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].
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.