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|March 20, 2011|
HOLY FATHER’S MISSION INTENTIONS
That the Holy Spirit may give light and strength to the Christian communities and the faithful who are persecuted or discriminated against because of the Gospel.
In the chapel on Fridays
after the 8AM Mass until 10PM.
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.
Thursday, March 24, 7:30PM – Fr. Armstrong
Saturday, March 26, 3:00PM – Fr. Mick
THANK YOU TO: Steve Ulmer at State Farm Insurance for advertising in our bulletin.
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.
The Moms Rosary Group meets on Fridays at 10AM at Mary Ann Baverman's home (5327 Quailwood Ct. off Sylved). Kids are most welcome. If this is your first visit, please call Mary Ann at 503-9537 before you come. The group uses readings from www.directionforourtimes.org. You may call 708-496-9300 to be put on their mailing list.
Remember St. Antoninus in your will.
“Bear your share of hardship for the Gospel,” St. Paul tells Timothy in today’s second reading. What sacrifice is asked of me for the sake of the Gospel? How willing am I to bear my share? See 2 Timothy 1:8b
*THE FINAL NET PROCEEDS of the Main-A-Vent are $42,013.00.
Please take the Traveling Chalice into your home for one week as a unique reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Call Debbie at 922-2414.
See the Catholic Telegraph’s new website www.thecatholictelegraph.com for additional international news stories and other local information.
FROM OUR PASTOR
First Sunday of Lent, we introduced the chanting of the Lord's Prayer in
Latin. We did so for at least two reasons. First, it is hoped that
that simple change will remind us to pray more frequently and more
intensely as we are called to do during the season of Lent. Second, Our
Holy Father and the Constitution on the Liturgy (SC para.# 36, 54,
116) have urged: "that care must be taken to ensure that the faithful
may be able to say or sing in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the
Mass which pertain to them." (SC, #54). The children in our parish
school have been chanting the Lord's Prayer for over a year now.
Moreover, the entrance procession is in silence and the penitential rite
is extended; the Gloria and Alleluia are not sung. All of those musical
changes remind us of the penitential character of Lent. That contrast
also prepares us for the joyous explosion of music at Easter, toward
which all of our Lenten practices are directed.
ST. ANTONINUS ROSARY MEMORIAL GARDEN
Wall memorials deadline is April 15th. A model of the Garden is in the Greeting Room along with informational flyers and order forms. For info, call Norb Guetle at 451-1227 or Steffany Reid, Business Manager for St. Antoninus, at 922-5400.
THE ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION
We will be reviewing the new translation of the Roman Missal, or Sacramentary, the liturgical prayer book which we Catholics use principally at Mass. The implementation date is for the First Sunday in Advent, 2011. In the meantime, we will have an opportunity for renewing our understanding of the Liturgy as we explore the riches of the new Roman Missal, Third Edition.
EDUCATION COMMISSION MEETING will be on Monday, March 21, at 7:30PM in the school conference room.
PAPER RETRIEVER RECYCLING goal is 7.0 tons per month. Acceptable items are newspaper, magazines, mail, school and office papers and catalogs. The bin is in the lower parking lot.
STOCK DONATIONS please contact the Business Manager, Steffany Reid, at 922-5400.
Spring break is just around the corner. We have $10 Subway, Wendy's, Arby's, Burger King, Chipotle cards in stock, along with $5 Skyline cards. Stock up now and keep your kids happy.
St. Joseph Novena Prayer
March 11 - March 19
O gentle, loving God, you chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and Our Blessed Lady, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise. We seek his care and his protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.
Saint Joseph, strengthen our faith, renew our hope and keep us steadfast in God’s love.
Surround us with His unseen light, and with a trusting heart we will walk in your footsteps, ready to accept God’s Will and carry it out with courage and trusting confidence.
-- Carmel Des Plaines
FROM OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL,
MR. JACK COREY
I started this column giving examples of how our parents, alumni, and parishioners invest their time to make our school and parish a better place for our students. I started to write about two examples, then another came to me and then another, and finally I realized my column would not fit in the bulletin.
I did want to give a few of the volunteers kudos for some of the recent opportunities our students have been given. Without Mrs. Neville and Mrs. Perrmann, we would have no drama club. Without Dr. Kohl’s and Mr. Pham there would have been no Destination Imagination team. Without former St. Antoninus grad Brandon A. we would have no Chess Club. Suzie Pfeiffer has been instrumental to our Math Counts team, our Chess Club and Science night. And these are only the ones who played lead roles. We have many who work behind the scenes. Our parish is a great place for children because we have many who do not wait for opportunities to come here, they create them.
Congratulations to Katherine R. and Mary B. These two former St. Antoninus students are on the Mercy Mock Trial team. The team competed in the state competition starting on Thursday, March 10th. Mary Burger won Best Attorney in one trial as Mercy advanced to the quarterfinals. Mercy eventually finished fifth in the state. They were also the only all-female team competing in the state competition.
ST. ANTONINUS BASEBALL OPENING DAY PARADE will be on Saturday, March 26, starting at 12 noon in the school parking lot. Food will be available at Schott Field after the parade.
BOY SCOUTS’ FISH FRY EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT from 5PM to7PM. DRIVE-THRU AVAILABLE, EAT-IN, CARRY-OUT
ADULT SOCIAL GROUP COMMUNION SERVICE AND LUNCHEON ON April 11, starting at 12:30PM in the chapel. Lunch is $9 per person and reservations must be in by Thursday, April 7, to the rectory in a white envelope marked St. Antoninus Adult Social Group—Attn: Bob Brown. Make out checks to St. Antoninus Adult Social Group. After lunch we will have a slide presentation of the walking tour of historic Cincinnati sites.
ADULT SOCIAL GROUP KEENELAND TRIP will be on Wednesday, April 27th. The cost is $64.00 per person. This includes transportation, ticket to track and buffet lunch. Call Bob Brown at 451-4842 with questions and RSVP.
Spirit Wear Sale: Friday, March 25th, from 2:00-2:45PM in the shop and Saturday, March 26th, at Schott Field. Contact Janene Cappel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 922-3713) with questions.
EARLY BIRD DRAWING will be on March 27.The early bird winner will be put back into the hopper for the chance at $10,000. The summer festival is scheduled for June 10, 11, and 12th this year. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
ST. A WIDOWS are welcome to attend the parish widows’ brunch/lunch at 11AM on Wednesday, April 6, (note: change of date) at Perkins on Westbourne. As always, food is by individual choice, individual payment. To make a reservation, call Pat Frame, coordinator for the day, at 922-8801 or Pat Hensler (2011 “get-together” coordinator) at 467-1024. Please call before Monday, April 4, so the number of guests may be forwarded to Perkins.
FROM DEACON BOB SCHROEDER:
FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
In the book, Happy Together, John Bosio outlines some key beliefs about marriage that come from the Catholic tradition. “These beliefs are the reasons husbands and wives stay together, work at their differences, find fulfillment in their relationship, and enjoy each other.” (p. 9) 5: Christ Is Our Help and Our Model – The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: “Christ dwells with them [the spouses], gives them the strength to take up their crosses and to follow him, to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another’s burdens, to ‘be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ,’ and to love one another with supernatural, tender and fruitful love.” (CCC #1642) “In Christ we receive not only God’s graces to help us overcome our ego-centric tendencies, but also the model of self-giving love that God intends for husbands and wives to show toward each other. Christ’s love for the church is the paradigm of marital love.” (p. 13)
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Here's a way to become more knowledgeable about the Society and to learn how you can support our mission. Join us for breakfast either on Friday, April 8, or on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:00am.; location: District Headquarters, 1125 Bank St. To make reservations and obtain directions call Julie Rack at 562-8841, x225 or e-mail her at jrack@SVDPcincinnati.org
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
As we look at the lives of those around us, we see illnesses, trials, and difficulties. Most of us have experienced similar situations. Members of the prayer group are initiating a special evening in which we will focus on prayer for people with these concerns. In the past, parishioners, friends, and families have come to us for prayer. For instance, at least three couples have come because of infertility problems, and each couple had a baby within a year! We’d like to say that our effective rate for babies is 100%! Some have come to us with back problems, others with cancer or eye problems, a teenager’s rebellion, and a drug addict. We have seen dramatic changes take place. Sometimes the person who has the problem comes. At other times, a relative or loved one comes to “sit in” for the person with the difficulty. In our prayer meeting this Tuesday we will remember all those suffering from such afflictions. You are invited to come with your concerns – small or large. It is not necessary to give names or to go into great detail. Come and see what God does when two or three are gathered in His name. The Lord will move in power when we open our hearts to Him. In the Chapel at 7:30 PM.
Congressman Steve Chabot will speak at the Parish Pro-life Coalition meeting on Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in the undercroft. All are welcome. Call Joan Loebker @ 922-0348, or Dave Willig @ 451-6192 for info.
The Elder tennis team is hosting a Grade School tennis night at the Western Racquet Club on Friday, March 25, from 7-10pm. Admission is free and includes snacks. Questions call Mary James, 379-9470.
2011 Results: Our Best Year Yet…Over $42,000 Raised…11% Increase from Last Year…God Bless Our Parish and its Supportive Parishioners!
The Main-A-Vent Committee would like to extend our appreciation to all who helped with this year’s event! In a year with continuing economic rough waters for many of our parish families, we again stepped-up to answer the call by supporting our parish school, in addition to the general maintenance and upkeep of our outstanding Parish facilities, namely “the boiler project”.
Special Thank You to the following:
All who donated their time, talent & treasure
Julie & Steve Raleigh – Our “hostess with the mostess”
Our generous Corporate Sponsors and all who donated to the Silent Auction
All who bid on Silent & Live Auction Packages that evening
Beth Venard, Mr. Smith (art teacher) & Jen Lambert for the Kids Art Projects
Diane Abel for design work on the evening program
Jack Corey for use of school copying machine
Jen Lambert with Designing of Invitation
RPI printing – Patti & Bob Raker for printing our Invitations
Multi Craft Inc. – Karl Riser for corporate sponsor signage design
Harlan Graphics – Kim Springer for signage
Holy Grail Grille & Bar – Kathy Rixner
Coca-Cola – Brian Bohan
Alex Hawk – “the one and only”
And, a special thank you to the Main-A-Vent Team (Jen & Dan Melillo, Patti Fink, Pat Fiorino, Mary Hirlinger, Jenee Ferguson, Mollie DiGiacomo, Kristi & Dave Bengel, Vince Olding, Debra Klumb, Amy Domenicone, Amy & Tony Oliver, Chris Cavanaugh and Steffany Reid) for their enthusiasm and efforts to pull-off another successful Main-A-Vent!
God Bless You All…
Mark Baker, Ways & Means Committee Chairperson