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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«Teacher, where are you staying? Come and see» (cf. Jn 1:38.39)

it is along the paths of daily life that you can meet the Lord! Do you remember how the disciples, hurrying to the banks of the Jordan to listen to the last of the great prophets, John the Baptist, saw Jesus of Nazareth pointed out to them as the Messiah, the Lamb of God? Out of curiosity they decided to follow Him at a distance. They were shy almost and embarrassed, until, turning round, He asked them: «What do you seek?» So began the dialogue that would give rise to the adventure of John, Andrew, Simon «Peter» and the other apostles (cf. Jn 1:29-51).
In this concrete and surprising encounter, described in a few, essential words, we find the origin of every journey in faith. It is Jesus who takes the initiative. When we have to do with Him, the question is always turned upside down: from questioners, we become questioned; «searchers», we discover that we are «sought»; He, indeed, has always loved us first (cf. 1Jn 4:10). This is the fundamental dimension of the encounter: we are not dealing with something, but with Someone, with the «Living One». Christians are not the disciples of a system of philosophy: they are men and women who, in faith, have experienced the encounter with Christ (cf. 1Jn 1:1-4).
We are living in an era of great changes: the rapid decline of ideologies that seemed to promise a long resistance to the wear and tear of time; the tracing out on the planet of new confines and frontiers. Humanity often finds itself uncertain, bewildered and anxious (cf. Mt 9:36). But the word of God knows no decline; throughout history and among changing events, it remains firm and gives light (cf. Mt 24:35). The faith of the Church is founded on Jesus Christ, the one Savior of the world, yesterday and today and for ever (cf. Heb 13:8). It gives Christ as reference for an answer to the questions rising up from the human heart in face of the mystery of life and death. Only from Christ, indeed, can there be answers that do not deceive nor disappoint.

FROM THE MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II, TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD ON THE OCCASION OF THE XII WORLD YOUTH DAY, PARIS 1997

Priests retreat

Thanks for your Prayers During the priests retreat that took place this past week, where gathered together with our bishop, we had a beautiful spiritual and restful time. I prayed for you my dear family and I know that you lifted us all in your prayers and thoughts, thank you!

HOME BLESSING

HOME BLESSING: During the week of January 20 to 24, the weekday Liturgy will be celebrated privately, in order to bless the homes with the Holy Water of Epiphany during this week, in the evenings.

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:       59

Parish Donations

Parish's Goal             $750,000.                                 Amount Pledged to Parish             $328,015.00.
Parish Goal Versus Amount Pledged ($750,000. - $303,415.) -$421,985.00
Pledged Amount Received by the Parish  (As of January 14) $169, 900.00

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

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

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​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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