Parish News

CONTRIBUTION LETTERS ARE READY
If you would like a letter for your Taxes containing your yearly contribution to St. Anthony Church, call or email Lora Funicelli at (859) 431-1773 or [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.

ATTENTION:

Our List of Mass Intentions has once again become seriously low. Please consider having Masses said for your friends and family members both living and deceased. It is a thoughtful way to commemorate a special person, event or day. Contact the Parish Office at (859) 431-1773, on our web site, or email [email protected].

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO BE GREETERS AND COUNTERS
Greeters are needed for 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. Collection Counters are needed Sunday after the last Mass. Please contact the Parish Office at (859) 431-1773 if you are interested in helping our Parish.

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!
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
Colin Klayer
Lorain Kloenne
Francis Kordenbrock
Andrew Kranack
Larry Krech
Colin Kunath
Jack & Rose Landers
Don Luken
Mary Lou Lutz
Eddie McDonough
Kathy Piper Mitchell
Sr. Marie Grace Reis, CP
Ashley Schaefer
Glenn Schmidt
Jenny Settlemoir
Jenny Sommers
Lois Spenlau
Aimee Wesselman
George Wesselman

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)!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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 HAS RESUMED *** 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

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Fridays at 6:15 p.m. in church Fridays during Lent, we will pray the Stations of the Cross together as a community. Please join us.

ST. ANTHONY BIBLE STUDY
“No Greater Love”
Reminder:
 Don’t forget about St. Anthony’s Bible Study. “No Greater Love” started on Thursday, March 7th in the school. It’s a five-week course. No reservations needed. If you didn’t make the first class but would still like to participate, just call the office.

PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY
The Prayer Blanket Ministry will be meeting on Monday March 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall.
We will be making blankets in prayer for those in our parish and community that are in need of prayers. All are welcome to attend. All that is needed is a pair of scissors. If you have fleece material to bring, that is also welcome. Any questions call Sheila Overley 581-3313.

ST ANTHONY’S LADIES TEA
When: Saturday, March 30th, 2019: 2:00-4:30 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. Please note this event is not appropriate for children.
At the Door – $10.00. Presale Tickets-$8.00 will be sold after Mass.  Click here for more details.

St. Anthony Prays with 40 Days for Life
Sunday, March 31st, 3-4 p.m., St. Anthony will again participate in the 40 Days for Life spring prayer campaign in front of Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati (near Christ Hospital). We are joining in this peaceful campaign with other Greater Cincinnati churches, organizations, and individuals to pray for all to know God’s beautiful gift of Life. All ages welcome. If standing is difficult, bring a folding chair. Parking on nearby side streets.

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACREMENT
First Friday, April 5, 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
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

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

Parish Council Meeting
Second Monday of the month
April 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

PLANNING TIME FOR ST. ANTHONY
Please join us to continue to plan our next events! Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall.

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.

DYNAMIC CATHOLIC
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 CD is entitled Faith, Family and Work by John Abbate. This CD teaches us practical insight into the challenge we all face daily – incorporating the Gospel message into our daily lives in the midst of an increasingly secular society

BEST LENT EVER
It’s that time of year to sign up for the Best Lent Ever program. Simply go to DynamicCatholic.com/Lent19, and you will receive daily emails helping you to find areas for growth, to make better habits and spark lasting change in your life. Sign up today and join us on this journey.

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.