Parish News

SACRED HEART OF JESUS DEVOTION
The month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Below is a prayer for you to reflect upon.
Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude and pierced by my sins yet loving me still. Please accept the consecration I make to You today of all that I am, all that I have, and all that I will ever be. Please take every faculty of my body, my mind, and my soul and draw me day by day nearer and nearer to Thy sacred side. And there, as I can bear the lesson, please teach me Thy sacred ways. Amen.

TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
**Please note that the email [email protected] has not been working properly and has become cumbersome for the office to get information quickly and accurately. We are in the process of setting up new emails to streamline things to better serve our parishioners. In the meantime, please feel free to phone at 859-431- 1773, email Lora Funicelli at [email protected] or Fr. Eric 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.

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

2019 DPAA PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER YOUR GIFT
We have reached over 70% of our goal!! Your loving response through both prayers and a financial gift has a great impact when done out of gratitude to the Lord. As Christian stewards, we are called to share the blessings we receive. If you have already given, may God bless you for your generosity. Remember, any dollars above our goal are returned directly to St. Anthony for our use. Any dollars below our goal must be made up from our funds. If you haven’t made your gift, prayerfully consider giving to this worthy cause. See Fr. Eric if you have questions.

ST. ANTHONY SOUND SYSTEM
American Sound and Electronics, Inc. is now in the last phase of installing our new sound system. A few parishioners have expressed an interest in donating specifically to offset the cost of this parish improvement. 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.

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

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], [email protected] or phone the office at 431-1773.

FALL FEST AT ST. ANTHONY
Our next planning meeting is Tuesday June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the upper room of the Parish Center. All are welcome!

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACREMENT 
First Friday, July 5, 2019 
EXPOSITION: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 
BENEDICTION: 6:00 p.m., followed by First Friday Mass

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
July 6 & 7, 2019
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!

SOCIAL ACTION
2nd Wednesday of the Month
5:30-7:00 p.m., July 10, 2019
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 2nd Monday of the Month
**No meetings in June or July

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.

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!

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.