Parish News

TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
Please feel free to phone at 859-431- 1773, email Lora Funicelli at [email protected] or Fr. Eric at [email protected].

**NEW PARISH OFFICE HOURS**
The parish office hours are now Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday: CLOSED.

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].

A SPECIAL INVITATION
Just imagine... no distractions, iPhones, traffic, TV shows, radio programs, computers. You have scurried around all week, running here and there. The end of the week draws near and you see your weekend is just as busy.
Need a break? Even for an hour? He is calling. Sit, read, listen to the One who gives you the chance to do so much all week. Join Him, bring your children, bring a friend. Take time to be refreshed. He knows your every need and desire. Come listen and pray.
You’re invited to join Him anytime on the First Friday of each month from 8:30-5:30. Call Teresa (859-415-0213) if you have questions or you are interested in a regularly scheduled time. Otherwise just stop by; He longs to share time with you.
From a fellow adorer: When someone asked him what you do for an hour, he simply replied, ‘I look at Him and He looks at me.

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
Helen Bailey
Rhonda & Michael Bailey
Steve Beiting
Mary Jo Beyer
Don Black
Matt Cheek
Will Clift
Connie Darpel
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Ginny Hall
Anna Mae Hammons
Chasity Harney
Todd Houston
Ken Huffman
Janet Jordan
Lorain Kloenne
Francis Kordenbrock
Andrew Kranack
Larry Krech
Jack Landers
Don Luken
Mary Lou Lutz
Tony Mastriani
Martin Morgan
Matteo
Rachel
Gayle Piron
Sr. Maria Grace Reis, C.P
Glenn Schmidt
Sr. Alice Marie Schmersal
Jenny Settlemoir
Jenny Sommers
Lois Spenlau
Matt Tellman
Erin Tepe
Aimee Wesselman
George Wesselman

“BE TRANSFORMED … DISCERN WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD … (ROMANS 12:2)
The Seminarians for our Diocese are preparing, through prayer, education and service to others, to become the future priests of our Diocese. They have dedicated themselves to follow the Lord and have the heart of the Good Shepherd. As the Lord has called them, so too are we called to support them on their journey. Please be generous in your gift and in your prayer for them.

IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN!
October is Respect Life Month: St. Anthony will conduct its annual Baby Bottle Campaign. This is an easy way to support our local pregnancy help center...Care Net Pregnancy Services. Simply collect your loose change or dollars, saving it in the Baby bottle, and returning it to church at the end of the Month. Please consider helping Care Net save the lives of the unborn and change the lives of the men and women who come seeking support! "Making a difference... for every heartbeat." Visit www.choselifenky.org.

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] or phone Fr. Eric directly at 859-240-8036, email [email protected] or phone the office at 431-1773.

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A POST-FALL FEST PRAYER
(Adapted from “A Child’s Bedtime Prayer”)
Now we lay the Fall Fest to rest.
We thank the Lord for we have been blessed,
With community, fun, food and cold beers,
And so we thank our volunteers:
God bless our pastor, our spiritual father;
God bless the Fall Fest Committee whose hard work brought to reality a safe, fun and (hopefully) profitable event;
God bless our sponsors and donors, for investing in our community;
God bless the Booth Captains and the booth workers; to our visitors they are the face of our parish and school;
God bless those who designed, put up and took down the signs that gave direction;
God bless the basket donors whose creativity gave us something to Bid ‘n Buy;
God bless the children, they bring life to the Fall Fest and our community;
God bless the Split the Pot sales people, their work began long before the festival; God bless our Split the Pot winner, Esther McArter who took home $2,110.00;
God bless everyone who helped in big or small ways;
God bless everyone who prayed for us. Amen.
Thank you to all!
Keep an eye on the website and future bulletins for updates on the Fall Fest!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Thank you for your generosity to the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Also, thanks to all the volunteers who serve this ministry. With our monthly collections and our volunteers, we have been able to serve 27 families so far this year with their various needs. We have provided the following:
$1,560.00 – Kroger gift cards
$ 920.00 – Help with electric bills
$100.00 – Help with water bills
$525.00 – Help with rent
$650.00 – Clothing vouchers
$700.00 – Furniture vouchers
$100.00 – Miscellaneous

DON’T FORGET THE 2019 DPAA
Prayerfully consider giving to the 2019 DPAA. Currently, we stand at approximately 81% of our goal. Remember, any dollars that we fall short must be paid with parish funds. Any dollars above our goal will be returned directly to us. If you have already given, 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.

DO YOU NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT?
If you have an item that needs published in the bulletin, call or email the parish office: 859-431-1773, [email protected]. The deadline is the Monday before the Saturday/Sunday that it will be published.

*** DAILY MASS *** Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

BEFORE MASS ROSARY PRAYER
In conjunction with October dedicated to the Holy Rosary, volunteers are being recruited to lead the Rosary a halfhour before the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Masses, and both Sunday Masses, beginning this month and from now on. If you would like to be part of this ministry to prepare our hearts to receive our Lord, please inform Lora Funicelli ([email protected]) or Paula Westwood ([email protected]).

PARISH COUNCIL MEMBER NOMINATIONS
Nominations to fill 3 Parish Council Member positions will be held the weekend of October 19th and 20th. Three current members terms expire December 31, 2019. Election, if needed will be the weekend of November 16/17. If you are a fully initiated (have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation) Catholic, are a registered, active member of the parish, are 16 years of age or older, your Parish NEEDS YOU! You are encouraged to nominate yourself or someone you know who would be interested in serving the parish in this capacity. Parish Council serves in a consultative role to the Pastor. The council is to act as a steward of the mission of the parish and to advise the pastor on practical matters of parish life. Under the direction of the pastor, it develops goals and prioritizes them based on the needs of the parish, the Gospel, and the teachings of the Church. Council Member terms are for 3 years. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Fleming Hall. There are no meetings in June and July.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 
2nd Monday of the Month
Next Meeting will be October 14th

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

SAVE THE DATE!
Halloween Fest is fast approaching – Saturday, October 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Fleming Hall. Please plan to join us for games, food, and family fun! We are in need of baked goods for the Cake Walk. These baked goods can be anything from entire cakes, to a batch of cookies or brownies, pies or even Little Debbie snack cakes. Baked goods will need to be dropped off to Fleming Hall between 10:00 and 12:00 on October 26. If you can help, please contact the school office at 859-431-5987.

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
First Friday, November 1, 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

November 2 & 3, 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., November 13, 2019
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

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.

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!

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
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.