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TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
Please feel free to phone at 859-431-1773 or email Fr. Ivan at ikalamuzi@stanth.org, or email Tina Thompson at tthompson@stanth.org.

PARISH OFFICE – HOURS  
(These hours may be different, as necessary, at times.  Thank you.)
The Parish Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Business Manager Lois Grothaus will be in the office on Monday and Thursday. Parish Secretary Tina Thompson will be in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday. Office will be closed Friday. 

If you have an item that needs published in the bulletin, call or email the parish office: 859-431-1773, tthompson@stanth.org.  If you have any items to be considered for the weekly bulletin, the deadline is Monday by 11:00 a.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 tthompson@stanth.org.

ONLINE GIVING
Online giving is live!        

The process is simple:

1. Click the blue Donate Now button.
2. Choose Offertory or Saint Vincent de Paul fund.
3. Enter your payment information.
4. Submit! You will receive an email receipt.

ANOTHER GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT YOUR BELOVED ST. ANTHONY CHURCH
Contributions to St. Anthony can be tax-saving. People who are 70 ½ or older can make qualified  charitable contributions (QCD) up to $100,000.00 tax-free each year. This can be part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Any money sent directly to St. Anthony from your IRA does not count as taxable income for the year. For more information, please check by clicking here.

ONLINE GIVING AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PARISH WEBSITE
Parishioners and friends of St. Anthony can now donate through the website. No need to write checks, you can just sign up and have your weekly contribution withdrawn from your bank or credit card weekly or monthly, whichever you prefer. This also enables you to support your parish even when you are away. The online giving tab on St. Anthony’s website has recently been updated to include all Second Collections throughout the year. Clicking on “Second Collections” opens a new window. This window includes all Holy Days, Diocesan collections, and donations for flowers at Christmas and Easter. When you donate online through Second Collections, the donation amount will be processed on the date listed next to the collection. Please check out the online giving tab soon.

ST. ANTHONY FAITH FORMATION
If you have any questions or concerns about the Catholic Church or our Catholic faith, please do not hesitate to contact Tobias Nathe, S.T.D., at tjnathe@gmail.com or 513-375-7805. Tobias is happy to engage people in an email exchange, phone conversation, or set up classes for those interested.

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)
St. Anthony Church has purchased a Zoll AED+ defibrillator that is located in the vestibule next to the right side of the inner doors as you enter church. We are encouraging as many parishioners as possible to learn how to use our specific AED. It would be great to have someone present at every event with this knowledge. The website with the training videos can be found at https://www.zoll.com/contact/elearning/videos/aed-plus.

PARISH SPONSORED AED TRAINING
Training will be available in February depending on the level of interest. Please sign up for this certified training for the good of the Parish. To sign up, simply contact Tina at the Office at 859-431-1773.

HELP REPAIR OUR KNEELERS
Please volunteer to help in replacing the padding. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, but upholstery experience is a plus. Look for a few of the new kneeler pads already replaced. Contact Bernie O’Bryan at 859-322-8838. THANK YOU!

ST. ANTHONY'S FESTIVAL 
We did it!! We made it through another Festival!! We could not have done it without the help of every single parishioner! Thank you so much for your giving spirit, your time, your talents, and all your support. Most of all, thank you for all your prayers for a great Festival!

Fr. Ivan would like to thank the Festival Committee, volunteers, and all participants of this year’s summer Festival for its success! The net proceeds from the June Festival were $7,891.22! Thank you for your support!

Watch a special video slideshow of all the fun from the Festival (crank up the sound) - click here!
The Festival Committee

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 tthompson@stanth.org. 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
Every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Benediction at 9:00 p.m. Come spend time with Jesus. We also need to keep Jesus company during Adoration! If you want to sign up for a 30-minute slot, contact Teresa Manczyk at 859-802-9209 or email (or call) our parish secretary at tthompson@stanth.org, 859-431-1773.
NOTE: NO ADORATION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2024.

COFFEE HOUR - Third Sunday of the month.
Please join your St. Anthony Family on the third Sunday of each month in Fleming Hall after the Masses for food and fellowship. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
NOTE: IN APRIL WE WILL BE HOSTING A SPECIAL UGANDAN BREAKFAST AFTER THE 10:00 A.M. MASS, DURING COFFEE HOUR.

REQUEST MASSES
Show love and support for your friends and family – living or deceased, in celebration or tribulation – by requesting a Mass to be said in their honor. Just call the Parish Office, 859-431-1773, send an email to tthompson@stanth.org, or use a memorial envelope at the back of church. 

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!
Anastasia (Toddler) 
Peg Ackermann
Matt Cheek
Judy Dornbusch
Rob Feldman
Maria Gonzalez
Ken Huffman
Jeremy Hurm
Janet Jordan
Richard Keener
Billy Lutz
Rachel
Jenny Settlemoir
Sherrie
Tonja Thellman
Sean Timmerding
Larry Vogelpohl
George Wesselman
Teresa Winkler

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

COMMUNION CALLS
Fr. Ivan would like to encourage the loved ones of the sick and homebound to call Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-801-9030 to request communion in the home.

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.

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

RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY
30 minutes prior to each Mass in church

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
April 20, 2024
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
May 4 & 18, 2024
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
May 4 & 5, 2024 
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!

SOCIAL ACTION
2nd Wednesday of the Month
May 8, 2024
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church. 
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

LADIES' SPRING TEA
When: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: St. Anthony’s Fleming Hall
485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, KY 41015
Warm your soul with a cup of tea, fellowship, and inspirational speakers. Tickets are $10.00.
Tickets can be purchased after Masses and are also available in the Parish Office.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Parish Council meets the Second Monday of each month in Fleming Hall at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Next meeting is Monday, May 13, 2024.

WOMEN’S GROUP
First Saturday of the month
June 1, 2024
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Fleming Hall
NOTE: There will be no Women’s Group Meeting in May, please plan to join the ladies for the Ladies’ Spring Tea, Saturday, May 11, 2024 in Fleming Hall, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT - click here!

ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL NEWS
God Rules! This month we will focus on the Ninth Commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.”

This commandment says that we should not be greedy, selfish, or jealous. We should respect our family and honor our friendships by being good to our family members and the friends that we have. Through the Beatitudes, Jesus teaches us that to live this commandment, our joy must be determined by the way we live in connection with God: not by what we have or “who” we have.

Our challenge this week will be: To do something kind for your family members to show your love and appreciation.

Prayer for our school year: “Dear God, please grant us the strength to be Your faithful followers. Help us to live out these Ten Commandments, so that we may grow closer to You each day and be reunited with You in Heaven. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior… Amen.”

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.

MEMORIAL BRICKS ARE AVAILABLE
Honor your family loved ones or anyone special in your life with a St. Anthony Memorial Brick. The cost is  only $50.00. Forms are located on the bulletin board at the back of the church.

LOST AND FOUND
As a reminder, any “lost” items found by our church cleaners/parishioners will be placed in the box on the shelves in the back of church by the restroom. Please visit the Lost and Found Box if you are missing something!

TAYLOR MILL GIRL SCOUT TROOP #2716
Taylor Mill Girl Scout Troop #2716 holds meetings at St. Anthony in the Parish Center at 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday. Anyone interested in joining this troop, please call the Parish Office for additional information.

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 Tina at the Church Office at 431-1773. 

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 marycarolheidrich@gmail.com, for more details. Fabric and decal are provided. Thank you for considering to share your talent.

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.

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 tthompson@stanth.org.

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.