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

Visitation of the Virgin to Elizabeth أحد زيارة العذراء لأليصابات

Consider the “work” we do during the Divine Liturgy. The word “liturgy” in Greek means work, or service. So we often call what we do on Sunday a “service.” But consider the quality of our service. Some give their whole heart and soul, and some just warm a pew. Who is more pleasing to God, one who comes with his whole heart, or one who comes only out of a sense of guilt or gloomy obligation? Jesus wants our whole hearts, and he’s willing to pay good money for them. Are you willing to work hard to please your Father in heaven, simply because he is your father? St. Paul urges us in the Epistle to “run so as to win.” Only one athlete wins the gold. Watching the Olympians putting their whole heart into the contest. If only we could do that to win heaven! If only we could strive in such excellence to please the Lord of our hearts! 
In the sacristy here, and in many sacristies priests see a plaque on the wall: Priest of God: “offer this Mass as if it were your first Mass, your last Mass, your only Mass.” That is a goal for every one of us, not just priests. And then take what we receive at this Liturgy, and invest it with diligent labor to transform the culture.

In all good things, Our Lady is our model of Christian excellence. In saying Fiat (May it be done) to the angel Gabriel, she gave her whole heart to God, her entire Immaculate heart to His good pleasure. In hastening to her cousin Elizabeth over rough roads for four days, her work pleased God. God honored her trust and her diligence; he paid good money for her labor. She reigns now as Queen of Heaven, and she urges her children to work and run so as to win.

LITURGY IN ARABIC - ألقداس الإلهي باللغة العربية

Every First Saturday of the Month, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Arabic Language.
Saturday December 7 - 6:00pm

Thank you! For another awesome Fall Festival, The Taste of Lebanon!

Last year’s numbers were brought to a new height, and this year, we surpassed last years’ success by 10% ! The final numbers will be published in the bulletin once they are ready. For now a big thank you to everyone who was involved, helped and made last week’s festival another success. May we always be United in Love!

To the winners of the Festival baskets:
1—ticket #0611456: Rebecca Thome;
2— ticket #0611340, John George;
3— ticket #0611269, Steve & Becky Sowma; 4—ticket #0611282, Mimi Baddour;
5—ticket #0611466, Wright;
6—ticket #0611482, Elodie Abou-Khalil;
7—ticket #0611433, Karen Davis.

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The Capital Campaign corner

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

In the upcoming bulletins, the Capital Campaign Committee will publish in gratitude the names of all the parishioners and friends who have already committed and filled the pledge cards for the capital campaign.

We need everyone’s pledge and support.

PLEASE turn in your Vision Mission Form with your Capital Campaign donation! CLICK HERE TO START

Christmas Recital

SATURDAY - DEC 21 - 5:30 pm

St. Anthony's Choir invites you for its Annual

Christmas Recital

Saturday December 21st, 5:30 pm

-Refreshments

Please join us!!

And Invite a friend

St. Anthony’s New Year’s eve Celebration

20-Twenty!

Midnight Prayer and Adoration!

Great dinner and Kenafah!
Dancing and always family oriented


$ 50 / person, BYOB

$25: Children between 7 and 12
Children under 6: Free

Reservations:        Mrs. Ibtisam Ghali 818-983-8639
                                Mr. Samer Majrouh: 859-609-1066

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BISHOP ZAIDAN PRAYER Intention: ِDEC 2019

Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Mid-East

Remember, Lord, O Prince of Peace, your faithful people living in the Middle East. Grant them the strength and perseverance to endure the uncertainties and difficulties of their daily lives.  Send your Holy Spirit upon all men and women of good will for a change of heart and an openness to dialogue and encounter, so that reconciliation may emerge and heal divisions within and among different religious communities in order that they may live in peaceful harmony.               We pray to you, O Lord.

The Maronite Convention! Cincinnati 2020; JULY 8 - 12

VISIONARY DISCIPLES - CINCINNATI 2020

www.NAM2020.com

The theme: VISIONARY DISCIPLES, was approved by Bishop Zaidan. It expresses our Christian identity, as well as,

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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