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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 Tina Thompson at [email protected].
The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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.
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].
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.
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
Every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Come spend time with Jesus. Our Lord welcomes you whenever you are available. We also always 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 the parish secretary at [email protected].
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, send an email to [email protected], 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!
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 Tina at [email protected] or phone the office at 431-1773 or Fr. Ivan directly at 606-584-1475.
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.
*** RECONCILIATION *** Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY
30 minutes prior to each Mass in church
UGANDAN MISSIONS PRESENTATION BREAKFAST
All parishioners are invited to Fr. Ivan and Teresa Glaser’s presentation on their trip to Uganda, Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in Fleming Hall. St. Anthony’s Women’s Group is hosting the event and breakfast will be provided! If able, join us first for 7:30 a.m. Rosary and/or 8:00 a.m. Mass. Come and learn about our Ugandan brothers and sisters in Christ, and Godly mission efforts in need of our prayers and support.
THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
April 1 & 2, 2023
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!
HELP SAVE LIVES!
Christians throughout the Greater Cincinnati area are invited to take part in the national 40 Days for Life effort through April 2, Palm Sunday. This a 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion. St. Anthony Parish has committed to praying at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219 on Sunday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please consider signing up in the back of the church and attending one of these hours or any other hours during the 40 Days for Life Campaign. For more information or a ride to and from, please contact Tobias Nathe at 513-375-7805 or [email protected]. All are welcome! See www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati to sign up for other times.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
For Holy Thursday, Adoration will take place after the repose of the Blessed Sacrament in the Upper Room of the Parish Center from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please come and keep Jesus company as He prays in the Garden of Gethsemane. Let us not be like the Apostles and sleep, leaving Him alone in His anguish.
GOOD FRIDAY SPECIAL COLLECTION
There will be a special collection for Holy Land Places. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generosity
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Parish Council meets the Second Monday of each month in Fleming Hall at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Next Parish Council Meeting: Monday, April 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Our Festival will be on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd! Mark those calendars and we look forward to seeing you all there!! Our next Festival meeting will be Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. We hope to see you there!!
2nd Wednesday of the Month
April 12, 2023
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.
First and third Saturday of the month
April 15, 2023
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center
ST. ANTHONY CATECHETICAL CLASSES
Sr. Paula will begin catechetical classes for children in grades 2 through 8 who need the Sacraments of Baptism and/or First Reconciliation and First Communion. The first class will be on Sunday, April 16th – the Sunday after Easter. Copies of the Registration form are at the church entrance. Thank you for
sharing this information with family and friends.
First Saturday of the month
May 6, 2023
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Fleming Hall
First and third Saturday of the month
May 6 & 20, 2023
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center
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
“Love God, Love People, Live Virtuously”
Our theme during the month of March challenges us to live with the virtue of UNIVERSAL MORTIFICATION. “Universal” means all encompassing, or applicable everywhere. “Mortification” means to die to your own wants or desires or to sacrifice.
Our Blessed Mother lived out the virtue of Universal Mortification by putting her own desires aside. In Luke 1:38 she says, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” This week, our challenge to live this virtue will be to complete homework without complaining and to get up right away and get ready for school We will also continue putting “JMJ” at the top of class work to show that we are offering everything we do up to the Holy Family.
Our prayer this month will be: “Dear God, it is easy to fall into temptation and sin. Please help me to gain self-discipline so that I can cooperate with your grace and do your will.”
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 BACK!
Honor your family, loved ones or anyone special in your life with a St. Anthony Memorial Brick. These bricks are a forever tribute to those we cherish. The cost is only $50.00 for this treasure. Forms will be in the back of church.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found items are placed on the bottom shelf of the bookshelves beside the restroom door. Please check here for something missed. Items will be donated every few months.
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 [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.