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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].

**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
Don Black
Matt Cheek
Will Clift
Connie Darpel
Elizabeth (Anita Rice’s Granddaughter)
Earl & Ann Marie Goedde
Ginny Hall
Chasity Harney
Bill Holian
Todd Houston
Ken Huffman
Janet Jordan
Lorain Kloenne
Francis Kordenbrock
Andrew Kranack
Jack Landers
Don Luken
Mary Lou Lutz
Rachel
Steve Oldiges
Gayle Piron
Sr. Maria Grace Reis, C.P
Glenn Schmidt
Sr. Alice Marie Schmersal
Jenny Settlemoir
Jenny Sommers
Harry Sparrow
Lois Spenlau
Dan Stewart
Matt Tellman
Erin Tepe
George Wesselman
Aimee Wesselman
Drew Winter

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.

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!

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

Support Elderly Religious
A donor writes, “Your flyer touched my heart – seeing the retired religious, such memories surfaced.” Do you remember the sisters, brothers, or religious order priests who made a positive difference in your life? Today many are elderly and need assistance. Their religious communities struggle to meet retirement needs while continuing to serve the People of God. Please give generously to next week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GIVING TREE
The St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree will be up in church starting the weekend of November 30th. Please consider taking a tag off of the Giving Tree and help provide Christmas to a family in our community. Each family that we deliver to receives your gifts plus a box of groceries which we provide.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR GIFTS WITH THE TAG ATTACHED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14TH. St. Vincent will be delivering the gifts to all of the families on December 21st.
Thank you for all you do for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, without you this would not be possible.

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

BEST ADVENT EVER
Every year, Dynamic Catholic offers us the opportunity to participate in their Best Advent Ever program. When you click on the link below, you are invited to sign up for their program in which you will receive motivational messages every day throughout Advent as we prepare together for the birth of Jesus. www.dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

GET HEALTHY PHYSICALLY & SPIRITUALLY
Would you like to eat your favorite foods while you learn how to lose weight? Light Weigh (and Light Weigh-One King) is a Catholic Bible Study-Video Series without weigh-ins that gets you healthy physically and spiritually. You can view the orientation video at www.lightweigh.com and click on orientation video on lower right side of webpage. We would love to have you join us! You can still be a part of this program, just join us at our first meeting on December 7 at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information, please call Teresa at 859-307-2484.

SPECIAL ADVENT EVENTS
This Monday, December 9, you can still join us for Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by a viewing of Bishop Barron’s film “The Mass” in Fleming Hall. There is always room for more! 

On Tuesday, December 10, Confessions will be heard from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Don’t miss out on these opportunities to draw closer to God and truly celebrate the season.

SOCIAL ACTION
2nd Wednesday of the Month
5:30-7:00 p.m., December 11, 2019
Serving food at the Madison Avenue Christian Church.
Please contact Cindy Fischer at (513) 253-6208.

ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL NEWS
Please pray for our second graders as they prepare to make their first Reconciliation on Wednesday, December 11.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 
2nd Monday of the Month
**Note: The December Parish Council meeting has been moved from Monday, December 9 to Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

LESSONS & CAROLS IN ADVENT
Please join us for a special evening of music, adoration and meditation of our Lord. Celebrate Advent, the season of Hope and Expectation here at St. Anthony’s on Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.

ANNUAL MEN’S GROUP CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
Saturday, December 21, 2019
After 8:00 a.m. Mass at Bob Evans

ADORATION of THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
First Friday, January 3, 2020 all day
EXPOSITION: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 
BENEDICTION: 5:45 p.m., followed by First Friday Mass, 6:00 p.m.

MEN’S GROUP
First and third Saturday of the month
Saturday, January 4, 2020
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Parish Center

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
1st weekend of the Month
January 4 & 5, 2020 
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.

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.

LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS
If anyone knows how to play an instrument, especially string instruments or wind instruments and is interested in playing for Special Events and Masses at St. Anthony, please contact Dan Pikar at 859-221-8645 for more details.

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.