• Weekly Message, 

    September 20 - 26, 2020

    What's in it for me?!

    “I tell you, brethren,” St. Paul wrote to his contemporaries 2000 years ago, “time is running out.” Time is still running out, and we, like him, live in the End Times. Everything passes but the Word of God, Jesus Christ. “Heaven and earth will pass away,” Christ said, “but my words will not pass away.” It’s healthy to climb a hill over a large city, such as Mount Adams or the Incline district here in Cincinnati. Gaze over the panorama of shining glass and tall buildings and say to yourself: this will all go someday. No earthly city lasts forever. We should consider everything sub specie aeternitatis, (in light of eternity). “The world in its present form is passing away,” concludes St. Paul. If we want to be eternally happy, we have to keep our minds focused on the one thing necessary, which is not Google or Tesla or American politics or climate change. The one thing necessary is God’s Word. Are we in right relationship to Him, because time is running out.  
        God sent his beloved Son Jesus to earth in the forty-second year of the reign of Caesar Octavian Augustus. He came to a lakeside in the Galilee region of the Roman Empire and proclaimed: “This is the time of fulfilment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in me.” Some believed, but most didn’t. Of those who did believe were two brothers, James and John, sons of Zebedee, of the village of Capernaum. They had what appears to be a successful fishing business. “Come follow me,” Jesus called to them from the lake shore, “and I will make you fishers of men.” They left their father in the boat with the hired men and followed him. BUT, like Peter, they asked Jesus, what’s in for me!? 
        They did that because they realized that time was running out. All they knew—their fishing business, their nation, their very lives—were passing away. Only this man that stood in front of them would last. Only Jesus lasts. Do we sense that urgency in our lives? Probably not. We are pretty comfortable. As comfortable as James and John were in their successful fishing business. Jesus calls us like he called them. Will we refuse him? The most basic answer to that call is right here, at Sunday Liturgy.  
                                    Never miss a Sunday Mass if you can help it. 
  • A website dedicate to help lebanon

    We are in this together.
    Thank you to everyone who already donated for the victims in Lebanon, through our parish campaign or in any other manner. We have collected, $ 10,450.00  from 57 benefactors in forty days, from our parish family and from many friends and coworkers.
    Our Goal was to send an amount close to $ 10,000.00. 
     Thank you! For exceeding it and reaching this meaningful number. [The surface area of Lebanon is 10,452 Km2 (4,036 mi2)]
    The $10,452 donations were transferred on Thursday September 10, 2020 to the Archdiocese of Beirut. Any donation we receive, will be sent to Our Eparchy, in order to help Lebanon through the channels of the Eparchy.
    Thank you for your Love, Help, and Generosity!!"
    WWW.LEBANONHELP.ORG Is a A dedicated website by St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church, Cincinnati, to help the victims directly through the Archdiocese of Beirut. You can help by sending in checks to the order of St. Anthony of Padua, with the memo: Beirut.
  • Announcements


August 15, candlelight procession for Lebanon

The Catholic Telegraph  -  The Cincinnati Enquirer

St. Sharbel Relic Visit: July 18 - 20

Watch the Recital HERE

Capital Campaign achievements


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