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|August 29, 2010|
On Fridays after the 8AM Mass
7:00 PM Fatima Prayer Group on Monday
After the 6:45 AM and 8 AM Masses Monday thru Friday and after the 8 AM Mass on Saturday.
THANK YOU to Duwel Automotive Service for advertising in our bulletin.
Thursday, September 2, 4:30 PM – Fr. Mick
7:30 PM-Fr. Armstrong
Saturday, September 4, 3:00PM – Fr. Mick
BABYSITTING FOR THE 9:30AM MASS,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Adults: Cindy Reis, Linda DeSantis
Students: Suzanne S., Maria V., Abby W.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. If you have questions please call Mary Lynne Rapien at 922-0902.
MOM’S ROSARY CIRCLE GROUP is every Friday from 10AM to 11:30AM at Mary Ann Baverman’s home, 5327 Quailwood off Sylved Ln. All Moms and all kids are welcome. Rosary instruction is available. Call before you come the first time 922-3461.
Remember St. Antoninus in your will.
In the Gospel today, Jesus warns us not to give with hopes of repayment, but openhandedly to give to the poor and needy. That sort of giving mirrors the bountiful giving of God - a giving, Jesus assures us, that is blessed indeed!”
The Traveling Chalice wants to
come to your home!
If you would like the Traveling Chalice for one week, please call Debbie at 922-2414.
See the Catholic Telegraph’s new website www.thecatholictelegraph.com for additional international news stories and other local information.
Monday, September 6, is Labor Day. There will only be the 8AM Mass that morning.
FROM OUR PASTOR
This past week my classmate from the North American College, Rome, Msgr. Robert Coerver, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, visited me. We traveled together throughout Europe the month of August after our first year in theology on $10 a day. Our friendship survived the experience! Although we rarely communicate with each other by phone or e-mail and typically see each other about every two years, our friendship remains, at least for me, an example of true friendship as described in Sirach 6:16-17: "A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds. For he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself." In fact, another friend, Fr. Mark Burger in his book Hear God's Voice quoted a psychologist who said the best thing you can do for your mental health is to have a cup of coffee with a friend; such people rarely need psychologists! So I am indeed grateful for my friends, old and new, who have provided me with such a "life-saving remedy."
WELCOMING THE ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION
In the coming months, we will be reviewing the new translation of the Roman Missal, or Sacramentary, our liturgical prayer book which we as Catholics use principally at Mass. There are some significant changes in the texts used at Mass. The implementation date has now been set for the First Sunday in Advent, 2011. In the meantime, we will have a wonderful opportunity to renew our understanding of the Liturgy as we explore the riches of the new Roman Missal, Third Edition.
LEADERSHIP NIGHT is on Monday, August 30, 7:30-9:30 pm in the undercroft. The elected members of the Parish Council, Education Commission and Worship Commission, as well as the appointed members of the Finance Council, are expected to attend. Also, I expect all the volunteer organizations of the Parish (those listed on the front cover of the bulletin) to send their officers to this meeting. Leisa Anslinger will be our presenter for the next step on “Growing An Engaged Church”. I look forward to seeing all of you there.
A MODEL OF THE ROSARY MEMORIAL GARDEN is on display in the greeting room along with the brochures and order forms. Praying the Rosary in our forth-coming Rosary Memorial Garden will be a wonderful way to remember our beloved dead.
Please take the Traveling Chalice into your home for one week as a reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Call Debbie at 922-2414. Our thanks to Mary Claire Torbeck who took the Traveling Chalice into her home.
TRY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT) through your bank. You can set up specific dates and withdrawal amounts. Please call Steffany Reid, our Business Manager, at 922-5400, and she can help you get the EFT set up.
GUIDE BOOK & DIRECTORY ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY
This book will be the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of our parish. The book is being provided at no cost to our parish. Local businesses are now being solicited to advertise in the book. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call the rectory office at 922-5400.
ORIENTATION MEETING ON THE DECREE OF CHILD PROTEC TION is required for all clerics, employees and regular volunteers. The orientation meeting will be held at St. Antoninus in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30pm; Wednesday, October 6, at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 pm; Tuesday, January 4, at 1:00 pm; Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, March 9, at 1:00 pm; Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.
FINGERPRINTING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Here is some clarification of the Archdiocesan policies regarding fingerprinting/background checks and the need for them to be repeated: 1. Whenever there is a change of service, volunteers and employees need to be re-fingerprinted. Volunteers who have move from one parish and begin at another, need to be re-fingerprinted. 2. If a volunteer or employee has been inactive for more than one year, he or she needs to be re-fingerprinted.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Deacon Bob Schroeder at 922-4759.
JUSTFAITH PROGRAM TO BEGIN with a retreat on Friday, September 10th through Sunday, September 12. The group will meet for 30 weeks on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9PM starting on September 16th. JustFaith closes with a weekend retreat on May 13-15, 2011. Come and learn about the Catholic Church’s social teaching, the realities of poverty and what you can do to help. Call Deacon Bob Schroeder at 922-4759 to register by Monday, August 30th.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begins on Tuesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. Call Deacon Bob Schroeder at 922-4759.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. For info call Mary Lynne Rapien at 922-0902.
LITURGY OF THE WORD for children in grades 1 and 2 (until they have received their First Holy Communion), at the 9:30AM Mass every Sunday.
PREP classes for Catholic students in public schools are on Sundays. Call Deacon Bob Schroeder at 922-4759.
ST. ANTONINUS SUNDAY SCHOOL for 4 and 5 year-olds will be held in the school cafeteria during the 9:30 Mass. Call Deacon Bob at 922-4759.
SCRIPTURE PROGRAM to enable you to teach the Bible in small group settings - your family, CRHP group, or your home-based community. This includes overviews of the four Gospels and their themes, and will offer an understanding of the Bible in relation to your life. Beginning on Saturday, September 16, thru December 11, (omitting October16), at 9AM in the Holy Family Room. For info and to register call Judy Erwin at 451-2908 or Mary Handermann at 922-4738.
FROM OUR PRINCIPAL – JACK COREY
St. Antoninus Parish School opened for the 2010-2011 school year last Monday. What never ceases to amaze me is the number of people who come together to help our students get a wonderful start to the new school year.
Thank you to our PTO for welcoming new families into the parish school. You have seen the signs about our parish welcoming new students. Also a big thanks to many of our “veteran families” who are adopting new families and showing them where to drop off and pick up students, teaching them about such things as milk cards and white envelopes -- all this prior to the first day of school.
Thanks also go out to the faculty. Over the summer many went to professional development seminars and workshops to become even better prepared for teaching. Many others were in the school weeks before the first official report day.
A huge thank-you goes to Mrs. Bepler our secretary, for everything she does, both seen and unseen. Mrs. Bepler takes care of all the detail work that is required for a school to function smoothly.
Finally, thank you to all our parishioners for your prayers and support in helping us prepare the next generation of Catholics.
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
By now, we all realize that we are living in the culture of death as defined by Pope John Paul II. We see what has become of our society and we fear for our future. One of the questions we ask ourselves is “How did we get here?” On Tuesday, Joe Brinck will address this question by reviewing a list of prominent people from the last three hundred years who gradually made major contributions in its development and acceptance. Some were people who felt they were doing good work for society, some didn’t believe in God, and some hated God. The end result is what we have today.
This talk was first in a format of teachings on “Overcoming a Culture of Death” at the Bible Institute. It is very interesting and thought provoking and gives us a clue on how to overcome the very evident evil. Other teachings on this vital topic will follow in the future. Join us in Chapel at 7:30 PM.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The 5th Sunday contributions constitute a major part of our income. Please use an envelope from the end of your pew to make your donation. Envelopes can be deposited in the collection basket or taken/mailed to the rectory office. Thank you for your generous donation.
ADULT SOCIAL GROUP
September 3, Steering Committee meeting 1:00 p.m. Holy Family Room.
Sept. 13 – Communion service 12:30PM followed by lunch and the Dunham Signers. $9.00 p/p reservation to Bob Brown, 5559 Lucenna Dr., Cinti, OH 45238 by Sept. 8.
November 16-18th: an overnight trip to “A Dickens Christmas Village” in Cambridge, OH. $330 per person, Final payment by October 10th. Trip includes bus, hotel, four meals, admissions, baggage handling and all gratuities.
PAPER RETRIEVER RECYCLING
Don’t forget to help St. Antoninus Parish reach our paper recycling goal. For July we have saved 13.45 cubic yards of landfill space and received a check for $64.59. Our average so far this year is 5.4 tons per month. Our challenge goal is 7.0 tons per month.
ATTENTION: All 4th- 8th grade and any high school girls interested in playing volleyball who have NOT signed up yet, please call Tina Hawk (467-6355) by Monday August 30th.
2010-2011 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Chris Meyer and Ben Klaene Co-chairpersons. August 30- Leadership Night, undercroft School Conference Room - 7:30 to 9PM on September 20; October 25; November 22; January 24; February 28; March 28; April 25; May 23 and June 27.
THE SAINT ANTONINUS PARISH EDUCATION COMMISSION will meet on the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM in the school conference room starting on September 20th. For info or to be put on the agenda call Ellen Smith at 451-3998 or e-mail at email@example.com.
THE SAINT ANTONINUS PARISH PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION GENERAL MEETINGS will be in the undercroft on September 14, November 10, January 11, March 16, and May 10 starting at 7PM.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING is safe, healthy, morally right, and effective for both achieving and postponing pregnancy. The NFP course will be taught at St. Lawrence Church starting Wednesday, September 8. This three-meeting course continues on the second Wednesdays of October and November. For info and registration, call Sheila or John at 661-7396.
ELDERAMA “Celebration of 25 years of Elderama” St. Antoninus Gift Gathering Party will be held at the home of Lynn and Greg Langenbrunner on September 11, at 7:30 p.m. Your donation of entertainment tickets, jewelry, sports memorabilia, electronic, gift certificates, craft items, cash, etc. will help raise money for Elder’s Scholarship Fund. Many children from the parish benefit from the money raised. For info, call Lynn or Greg at 451-0725.
ST. FRANCIS SERAPH SCHOOL needs volunteers for the school cafeteria for 2 hours one day a month. For days and times to volunteer call Carolyn Rolfes at 347-0622.