أهلاً وسهلاً بكل إنسان

All Are Welcome

St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church

رعية القديس انطونيوس البادواني المارونية
“A Maronite Catholic Community of Faith; Celebrating an Eastern Tradition and Serving the Garden in Which We Have Been Placed."

Founded in 1910; in the city of Cincinnati

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Fall in Love, that's about it!

Perhaps this is a historic day. For perhaps someone here today, finally will make the same kind of historic choice that St. Maron made. For just as in the life of St. Maron, there was a miraculous moment in the life of every righteous and just, when he or she first decided in the depths of his or her being to unconditionally surrender to the love of Christ. And this kind of choice always changes history.
              We were all created for one reason, to come to know God and thus to fall in love with Him for all eternity. Not by nature, and not in proportion with our natural desires, but simply by the gratuitous will of God, all of us in this church have a supernatural destiny.
Before God knit us in our mother’s womb, he knew us, and he loved us, and he destined us for Himself, and that makes this is a love story. Our hearts are beating for the sake of this. Our lungs are continually breathing in and breathing out, whether we consider it or not, for the sake of this. The earth rounds the sun again and again for the sake of this. The four seasons come and go for the sake of this. And 13 billion years ago, this universe sprang into being, and time began for the sake of this. The saints pondered these things with great wonder, and so should we. What more could we possibly ask for? What desire do we have that Christ cannot satisfy? What thirst do we have that He cannot quench? Why spend our money to buy money bags with holes in them? Why not spend all our money to buy the field in which this infinite treasure lies? We lose nothing in the purchase.
Truly, knowing what we know, the only sadness, when all is said and done, is not to be a saint. But because this is a love story, we have every reason to hope that we too can become a saint. It bears repeating, we have every reason to hope that we too can become a saint.
God came to us, to make us Holy! If that is far to grasp, Christ comes down from heaven still today here in this place, becoming our very food and drink in the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist. If this God is for us, who can be against us? What can prevent love like this from also making us saints, if only we are willing?

STATE OF THE PARISH

                PLEASE JOIN OUR NEWLY ELECTED PARISH COUNCIL, FINANCE COUNCIL, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, CONSTRUCTION TEAM, MARONITE CONVENTION… For our 5th annual STATE OF THE PARISH, on Sunday February 9th, 2020, after the Divine Liturgy.  (kibbee on Sunday too)

Parish Council

Congratulations to the members of our Parish council, who had their inaugural meeting on Tuesday January 7th in the presence of Ms. Linda Sawma, chairperson emeritus. They elected, Mr. Gaby Batshoun Chairman, Dr. Lina Anaissie Vice Chairperson, Dr. Serge Domet PhD. Secretary, Mrs. Joyce Meinerding Vice secretary. In addition to the elected board, the members of our Parish council for the next three years are Ms. Hana Chemaly, Mrs. Ibtisam Ghali, Mr. Samer Majrouh. Thank you for serving together!

LITURGY IN ARABIC - ألقداس الإلهي باللغة العربية

Every First Saturday of the Month, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Arabic Language.
Saturday February 2 - 6:00pm

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The MARONITE CONVENTION CORNER

Ad Book

                Place Family, personal or business Ad in the Historic Commemorative Ad Book of the Maronite Convention!
Forms available in Founder's Hall.
                E-mail Jpeg pictures to: 2020Adbook@gmail.com
Checks made out to "National Convention" - drop off to the Parish Office or put in Collection basket.
Mark "Ad Book" on your check and on outside of the envelope.
Portion of the proceeds from the Ad Book come directly back to our Parish! Questions: please contact Linda Conour: 513-702-8124

The Capital Campaign corner

Thank you to everyone who already pledged, Building our Home is the duty of us all!

Number of Pledges Received by the Parish and/or Eparchy:       63

Parish Donations

Parish's Goal              $750,000.                                 Amount Pledged to Parish              $331,315.00.

Pledged Amount Received by the Parish  (As of January 21) $184,700.00

DONATE HERE

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BISHOP ZAIDAN PRAYER Intention: ِJAN 2020

Protection of Innocent Human Life

Remember, O Lord, unborn children on their way to birth so that they may be welcomed into life.  Help us to recognize that every human life is sacred from conception to natural death and that the life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. Help us to actively work for a world of greater
respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace. We pray to you, O Lord.

The Maronite Convention! Cincinnati 2020; JULY 8 - 12

VISIONARY DISCIPLES - CINCINNATI 2020

www.NAM2020.com

VISIONARY: Denotes the 20/20 vision of the year 2020

DISCIPLES: Our identity, as walking with Jesus always.

St. Anthony's Library

Formative not informative

​The Library is open 20 minutes on Saturday & Sunday, after the Divine Liturgy.Take advantage of the beautiful book selection. Librarians always needed. Please contact Mrs. Janice Pettit.

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