Calendars for 2023 are available in the boxes at the back of church. English and Spanish versions are available.
St. Anthony is looking to immediately hire a business manager for the parish. The person needs to have a strong background in bookkeeping and be comfortable with technology. Organization and the ability to prioritize tasks is also a must. If interested, please contact Fr. Ivan or the office.
FR. IVAN’S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift idea for the pastor in your life? Fr. Ivan’s wish this year is for a new Baptismal Font. Send your donation in an envelope marked “Fr. Ivan Wish List.” You may bring it to the office, place it in the Sunday Mass collection basket or send it by mail to St. Anthony Church, 485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.
ALL ARE WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WITH ONE HEART
December 6, 2022, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Howard Hall at the Curia, Covington. This is a good opportunity to learn more about this initiative so that we, as a parish, can better support our representatives. With One Heart pastoral planning process will begin by listening to needs and hopes of clergy, religious and lay faithful. Everyone with a heart for the Diocese and their parish are encouraged to participate in a Deanery Strategy Session. Sessions are open to everyone, not just parishioners of the host deanery. St. Anthony has four representatives for this important initiative: Jim Scheper, Janice Wilshire, Walter Ramirez, and Sarah Kunath.
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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!
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
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 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
SYMBOLON – PART 2!: THE CATHOLIC FAITH EXPLAINED
Please join us as we embark on the second part of this award-winning video series by Ascension Press. Each guided session will begin with a prayer at 7:00 p.m. in the School (Art Room; follow the light). Materials will be provided. The sessions do not build on each other, so you can attend only those you are interested in if you wish. However, you won’t be disappointed if you attend them all!
Wednesday, November 30 – A Love that Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love
Wednesday, December 7 – A Love that Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality
Wednesday, December 14 – Catholic Social Teaching: Build a Civilization of Love
Wednesday, December 21 – Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting Human Dignity
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE
The St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree is now set up in church. Please consider taking a tag or two off the tree to help provide Christmas to a family in our community. Each family that we deliver to receives your gift plus a box of groceries that we collect at Thanksgiving. PLEASE RETURN YOUR GIFT WITH THE TAG ATTACHED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10TH. WE WILL BE DELIVERING THE GIFTS TO THE FAMILIES ON DECEMBER 17TH.
First Saturday of the month
December 3, 2022
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Fleming Hall
First and third Saturday of the month
December 3 & 17, 2022
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
St. Anthony will have a Penance Service during Advent on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. There will be multiple priests available to hear Confessions.
2nd Wednesday of the Month
December 14, 2022
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.
THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
January 7 & 8, 2022
Outside of the church doors after all Masses. Please be Generous!
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.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Iffert will be with us to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the youth of our parish, grades 7-12, on January 18th, 2023. The classes of preparation for this sacrament continue following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Classes are every Sunday until January.
PRAY FOR THOSE BEING CONFIRMED
Please take the name of one of our youth preparing for Confirmation. Pray as a family for that youth as he/she gets ready for this very special sacrament on January 18th, 2023. Thank you!
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT - click here!
ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL NEWS
“Love God, Love People, Live Virtuously”
Our theme during the month of November challenges us to live with the virtue of Ardent Charity. “Ardent” means passionate (heart-felt). “Charity” means to love God above all things, expecting nothing in return.
Our Blessed Mother lived out the virtue of Ardent Charity because every action Mary performed was done out of love for her Lord, Jesus Christ. This week our challenge will be to go out of your way to offer extra help at home!
Our prayer for this month will be: “Dear God, it’s easy to be selfish. Please help me to be generous with my blessings and my love for others, expecting nothing in return.”
TEXAS ROADHOUSE GIFT CARDS
St. Anthony students are selling Texas Roadhouse gift cards until November 29 to support our Boosters’ program. Boosters will receive 10% of all sales. This money will be used to get new uniforms for our sports program. Gift cards come in increments of $5.00 and range from $5.00-$100.00. There will be a family/student available with a sign-up form after Masses the weekend of November 26-27, or you can contact the school office at any time. Thanks for your support!
EL JINETE NIGHT
Tuesday, November 29th is St. Anthony Night at El Jinete in Taylor Mill. A portion of sales that evening will be donated to St. Anthony PTO. Please join us and be sure to mention St. Anthony! Thanks for your support.
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.
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.