Parish News

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday: April 18, 2019 
*Note: Seder Meal, 5:00-6:00 p.m. has been cancelled.
Mass, 7:00 p.m. 
Repose of the Blessed Sacrament in the upper room of the Parish Center until midnight. Adorers will be needed. 

Good Friday: April 19, 2019 
Services, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Easter Vigil: April 20, 2019 
Mass, 8:30 p.m. 

Easter Sunday: April 21, 2019 
Mass, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

HOLY THURSDAY

As you know, the Holy Thursday Service marks the institution of various aspects of ministerial service to the Church. One aspect commemorates through imitation the role of Servant-Leader that Jesus shows to us when He washes the feet of His disciples. As one ordained into the service of our Lord, I want to complete the fullness of the Holy Thursday Liturgy by imitating the Lord’s action. As such, various members of the parish must step forward to also participate. It would be great to have represented each of our parish ministries and apostolates. I invite members of all Parish Committees, all liturgical ministries, the parish school, and others to participate to further enhance our Holy Thursday experience. If you are willing to help out, please contact the office.

REJOICE IN THE BEAUTY OF EASTER!
One of the most beautiful components of our Holy Week Liturgy is the music. If you would like to contribute in any way to our musical program for Holy Week services, please contact the parish office at 859-431-1773 or contact Fr. Benton at [email protected].

AN INVITATION… RSVP
If Jesus invited you to spend an hour with him each month, would you? … He has! If you are interested in spending an hour with our Precious Lord, please sign up for your time by calling Teresa Pikar at (859) 307-2484.

NEW EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
A new class is coming up soon. If you are interested in becoming an EMHC, contact Fr. Clift at the Parish Office, (859) 431-1773 or by email, [email protected] by March 28th.

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
Jerry Bailey
Rhonda & Michael Bailey
Steve Beiting
Matt Cheek
Will Clift
Connie Darpel
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Bobby Gamel
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Ginny Hall
Anna Mae Hammons
Chasity Harney
Janet Jordan
Lorain Kloenne
Francis Kordenbrock
Andrew Kranack
Larry Krech
Colin Kunath
Jack & Rose Landers
Don Luken
Mary Lou Lutz
Eddie McDonough
Gayle Piron
Rachel
Sr. Marie Grace Reis, CP
Ashley Schaefer
Glenn Schmidt
Jenny Settlemoir
Jenny Sommers
Lois Spenlau
Aimee Wesselman
George Wesselman

THANK YOU AND WELCOME PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS
A big Thank-you to Council Members Mary Ellen McDaniel and Dan Pikar for their dedication and service as Parish Council Representatives since 2015. While their terms on Council have ended; gratefully, they will continue to share their time and talent with the Parish. If you recall, in October, we had Nominations to fill the expiring terms. Four parishioners were nominated and accepted. Fr. Robbins requested elections be postponed during the transition with a newly appointed Parochial Administrator or Pastor. Praise the Lord that transition has gone well! Since October, one of the Nominees withdrew; thus, there was no need for an election. We welcome our New Members as they begin their three year terms: Chris Bailey, Laura Keener and Joe Stryker

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!

PLEASE HELP US UPDATE OUR RECORDS
If your contact information changed, PLEASE NOTIFY THE PARISH OFFICE! If you do not get envelopes and/or The Messenger, then your info is not in the system or at least not correctly! It is also Important that we have your correct Phone/ cell numbers and email (if you have one)!

ST. ANTHONY EVENTS
If you have or know of an event that should be in our bulletin, email or call the office. Deadline is Monday before the Sunday you want the item 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

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACREMENT 
First Friday, May 3, 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
*Note: No meeting on Saturdays, April 20, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

GET READY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER PARISH CLEAN-UP DAY!
Saturday, May 4 is the annual Parish clean-up day. Help St. Anthony church to clean up, mulch and get our grounds ready for the upcoming seasons! More details as the day gets closer.

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
May 4 & 5, 2019
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Sunday, May 5, 2019 during the 10:00 a.m. Mass will be First Holy Communion at St. Anthony Church. Please pray for our communicants as they prepare to receive this sacrament.

SOCIAL ACTION
2nd Wednesday of the Month
5:30-7:00 p.m., May 8, 2019
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

Worship Committee Kick-Off
The St. Anthony Worship Committee is to help our parish meaningfully observe feasts, celebrations, and holy days of our beautiful faith according to the Church liturgical calendar. A kickoff meeting will be held Saturday, May 11, beginning with 8 a.m. Mass followed by informational agenda till 11:30 a.m. in the Undercroft, including working breakfast, prayer, and devotion. If you want to join this committee or learn more before deciding, please RSVP to the church office (859) 547-8641 or [email protected].

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
2nd Monday of the Month
6:30-8:00 p.m., May 13, 2019
*No meetings in June or July

PLANNING TIME FOR ST. ANTHONY
Please join us to continue to plan our next events! Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall.

GETTING READY TO DO SOME SPRING CLEANING??
The St. Vincent DePaul truck will be here at St. Anthony the weekend of May 31 and June 1st to collect furniture, clothing, toys, books, or any other usable items.

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.

LATEST BOOK FROM DYNAMIC CATHOLIC
This month's gift from Dynamic Catholic is a book entitled Saint Francis of Assisi, A Biography. Francis of Assisi has been one of the most beloved and popular saints, a man who has inspired Christians of all traditions. This biography is a compelling story that will speak deeply to anyone seeking to live their faith simply and authentically.

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.

BAGS TO BEDS MINISTRY
We will no longer be collecting bags in the back of church for the Bags 2 Beds Ministry. The ministry is in the process of being phased out. Thank you for your past support.

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. Clift 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!

SACREMENT OF RECONCIALIATION
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.