Blandina Gardens Dedications – July 18, 2021

Sister Blandina Segale

On Sunday, July 18, the people of Trinidad, Colorado will celebrate the dedication of the Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens, a community wellness park operated by Mount Carmel in tribute to S. Blandina Segale. Recently a 5-foot, 4-inch life-size statue of S. Blandina was installed in the gardens. Created by Pueblo-born sculptor Fred Darpino, the statue will be the focal point of the gardens. All the day’s activities will take place in downtown Trinidad and will include:

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Presiding Prelate: His Excellency, Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo for the Mass, Blessing, and our Lady of Mount Carmel dedication and tribute, with live musical and theatrical performances

1 p.m.-4 p.m.:  Music in the Gardens and trolley tours of Trinidad

6 p.m.-9 p.m.: S. Blandina storytelling performance by acclaimed film producer Michael Fitzgerald, followed by live music in the Gardens

There is limited space for those attending in person; Sisters and Associates are encouraged and welcome.

The Grand Opening will be livestreamed at

News from San Antonio Church – July 18, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin July 18, 2021

by Terrie Evans

On Sunday August 1, 2021, San Antonio Church will hold a Mass and Reception in our Hall to kick off the celebration for our church’s  100th Anniversary next year.   We will cover the years of 1922-1931 to gather stories of the neighborhood, our church and the families who were part of the fabric of that history.  To start our milestone event, we will introduce four early families who will  bring in their information, documents and pictures to share .  These families were present  when on the 6th of August, 1922  with the opening of the St. Anthony Welfare Center and  were there at the formal opening on October 8th,  1922. 

The 1st Family from that time is the Cupito Family who made their homestead 1897 Montrose Street in the Lower Lick Run area of South Fairmount  when Antonio Cupito became Vice President of the Festival Committee.  The Cupito family consisted of  Antonio ( 1891-1939),  Maria Grazia (Di Stasi) Cupito (1885-1947),  with children,  Joseph (1913-1984), Antonio Jr. (1914-1927), Russell (1916-1995), Victor J. (1919-2021), John (1920-1921), Noble (1920-1991) and Rose Marie (Cupito) Young. 

The 2nd Family is Pasquale and Maddalena (Dalessandro) Marckesano and their family who resided at 1960 Montrose Street in the Upper Lick Run section of South Fairmount.  Their family  members were sons Ralph and James and daughters, Anna, Jeanie, Philomena (Marckesano) Schare, Rose (Marckesano) Panaro,  Nellie (Marckesano) Stath, Louise (Marckesano) Studt, Jenny (Marckesano) Fleming and Mary (Marckesano) Schwartz. 

The 3rd San Antonio Family from those early years were Gennaro Palmire (1851-1929), wife Maria (Schiavo) Palmire (1857-1922), daughter Mary Josephine (Palmire) Panaro (1880-1973), and son  Anthony Joseph Palmire (1892-1960).  They resided at 2149 Queen City Avenue with Anthony  later residing at 2120 Queen City Avenue.  Gennaro, Maria and little Mary Josephine came to America around 1888.  Anthony Joseph was born after they settled here in 1892 and went on to become the Chairman of the 1st San Antonio Festival.  Anthony  married Esther Yost and had 3 daughters Rose Ann, Toni, and Mary Jo.    

The 4th family we are highlighting is the Panaro family, Vincenzo (1847-1910) and Maria (Matturo) Panaro (1844-1941), who came to the United States after son Lorenzo (1873-1940 ) and  daughter Virginia( Panaro) Greico (1870-1931) sent for them in 1900.  Daughter Virginia Panaro wed Anthony Greico  (1867-1949) in Italy  and their family consisted of Maria, Helen, Joseph and Nellie.  Son Lorenzo Panaro married Mary Josephine Palmire on June 16,1895  at Sacred Heart Church and their family consisted of Bernadina (Dena) (1897-1984), Eugene (1899-2003), John (1903-1986), Frank (1904-1974), Anthony (1905-1985), Mary (1908-2002), Larry (1910-1986), and William (1914-1995).  They lived at 2149 Queen City Avenue with the Palmire family for a few years and then  re- located to 1998 Queen City Avenue to accommodate their growing family.     

News from San Antonio Church – July 11, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin July 11, 2021

by Terrie Evans

San Antonio Parishioners sends their condolences to Anna (Belfiore) Davis, her family and friends on the passing of her beloved husband Dolphus “ Boyd’ Davis.    We have missed Boyd as he battled the debilitating  illness that took his life on Sunday, June 27,2021 at the age of 73.  Boyd served our country proudly during the Vietnam Era (1969-1971)  in the Navy as a 2nd Class Jet Mechanic in Washington State and California.  After his service, Boyd went on to have a very stellar career in the civilian world until his retirement.  Boyd was a good family man who spent those last productive years of his life serving and taking care of others.  He was there for his in laws the late Joseph and Teresa Belfiore and to assist his mom, Floy Davis after the loss of his dad, Dolphus.  In the last few years of his life, Boyd suffered not only health issues, but the loss of his youngest son Doug who passed away in 2016 at the age of 38.  Besides Anna, he leaves his mom Floy, son Jeff, Brother Barry, Sister Brenda their families and many nieces, nephews and cousins  who will share many good memories of Uncle Boyd.  On the Belfiore side,  he leaves Anna’s  Brother Reese (Lynda)  and sister Lena (Bob).  Please keep all of Boyd’s family members and friends in your prayers.

On this Sunday,  we welcome the members of the  La Femminile Fuscaldese to honor their Saint, San Francesco di Paola for a Mass and Breakfast provided by Pompillios and prepared by the Men of San Antonio Church.  Their Saint, Francesco Martolilla was born in the town of Paola in the province of Cosenza in the region of Calabria located in southern Italy.  Born on March 22, 1416 to  parents who desperately wanted children, they  prayed and invoked the help of Saint Francis of Assis for a family.   After Francesco’s birth, he  endured  much sickness as a child with  his parents  praying to St. Francis for help with cures.  As he was set to enter his teen years Francesco’s eyes were affected with his parents again praying  to St. Francis of Assisi and  his sight was restored.  When he was well enough,  Francesco entered  the  Franciscan Order at the age of 13 years to pattern his life after his namesake, St. Francis.  He became a contemplative Monk  with many   followers who saw him as a leader within the Order. 

After he entered the Franciscans, he soon  founded a new Order of Monks with the news of his work reaching the Archbishop.  The Archbishop of Cosenza  then gave permission to Francesco who was 38 years old, to erect  a large Monastery and Church in 1454.  In 1492  the Order became known as the “Minums” as he wanted those in his Order to be known as the least in the household of God.  While doing the good works within the Franciscan Order he served King Louis XI of France as his respected advisor while helping to restore peace between France and Great Britain.  Francesco died on April 2, 1507 at the age of 91 and was Canonized 12 years later in 1519.  In 1963, Pope John XXIII designated  him the patron Saint of Calabria and all  Italian Sailors.   There is a humble stone house located in Fescaldo, Italy where  San Francesco’s parents  resided before his birth.  The home  which  presently  in the Pepe Ramundo Family displays a plaque with information dedicated to the Saint.

Celebration of the First Decade: Cupito, Marckesano, Palmire, Panaro

San Antonio Church 100 years

Please join us as we begin the year long celebration of the 100 years of history of San Antonio Church on Sunday, August 1, 2021.

We invite you to celebrate Mass with us at 9:00 a.m.,

We will celebrate the first decade (1922-1931) of our church history, honoring these founding families and their descendants:

The Cupito Family
The Marckesano Family
The Palmire Family
The Panaro Family

Join us for fellowship and refreshments in the Church hall after Mass.

100th Anniversary Celebration Announcement

San Antonio Church 100 years

August of 2022 marks the 100 year anniversary of San Antonio Church!

In the 12 months leading up to the big celebration and to honor the history of San Antonio church , we will host after-Mass events on the first Sunday of each month through July 2022. Each month will highlight a different decade with historic facts and benchmarks that include founding families and clergy who led the way during that time period and helped build the church and its legacy.

These events are open to all! Whether you are related to these families or not, please join them in kicking off this year long celebration!

Mass is at 9AM on August 1, followed by a gathering in the church hall.
There will be refreshments, fellowship and family group photos taken.

News from San Antonio Church – July 4, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin July 4, 2021

by Terrie Evans

As we come together with our families and friends on this 4th of July weekend,  please keep the Studt and Mappin families in your prayers.  They along with all our parishioners at San Antonio Church continue to mourn the loss of Margaret (Studt) Mappin who passed away on June 19, 2021 at the age of 98.  Marge joined our church after the loss of her husband Robert, on the suggestion of her brother Bob and sister in law, the late Louise (Marckesano) Studt.  From that moment on Marge became a big part of the history at San Antonio where she attended  Sunday Mass  and  became a valued member of the Men’s and Ladies Sodality; who never missed a first Friday of the month meeting.  Marge  volunteered at every Spaghetti Dinner held in our Hall as the head of the spaghetti  assembly line insuring those dine-in or take out dinners were served in a timely manner.  Many generations of patrons will always remember Marge who manned that  station for close to 40 years.  She was a natural fit at San Antonio Church and all new her acquaintances became lifelong friends who considered her friendship a gift.  All of us were pleased to be in her company at our Easter Sunday Mass; the last time many of our parishioners were in her company.  

Marge was the daughter of the late Carl and Mary Studt and the beloved sister to brothers Charlie, Jack and their wives Melva and Ginny.  Even though she lost her husband Robert in 1978, Marge was devoted to his memory  and mourned him until her death.  She also had many good friends from the 2nd  generation of members of San Antonio Church who preceded her including the late Ann Augustine, Ann Bonaventure,  Ollie Brockmeyer, Minnie Cupito, Rose Cupito, Theresa Gleisinger, Marie Isadore, Henrietta Klundt, Sue Krimme, Pat Makin, Josie Moore, Fern Roberto, Loraine Roberto, Phil Schare, Sandy Schulter, Betty Seig, Mary Jane Shaw, Dorothy Smiley ,Angie Spencer, Jenny Walkenhorst, Willie Williams and Rose Young.  Marge loved spending time with them and was all in for having a good time.  They planned many events and on occasion  were driven out to Bob and Rosalie Runtz’s farm  in St. Leon, Indiana by Bob Studt, the late Nobile Cupito, Joe Isadore and Pug Shaw for their field trips where they swam, picnicked and played cards in the Runtz’s “Elvis Room”.  Marge’s greatest loss in her last few years were  sister-in-law the late Louise (Marckesano) Studt and  nephew and confidante, Nick Poland who passed in 2020.  Marge also leaves Debbie and Suzanne Poland who brought her to Mass at San Antonio and the many nieces and nephews who kept up with Aunt Margie on a weekly basis and will greatly mourn her passing.  We are all very sad to have lost Marge, but we all  thank God to have had her in our lives for all those years. 

Passing of Dolphus “Boyd” Davis June 27, 2021

Dolphus “Boyd” Davis
January 8, 1948 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 73)


Boyd Davis

Boyd passed away after a long illness on June 27, 2021, at the age of 73.  He was the beloved and cherished husband of Anna (nee Belfiore) Davis and survived by his son Jeff, his mother Floy Davis, sister Brenda Johnson, brother Barry (Vera), and sister-in-law Betty Davis.  He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Doug Davis, father Dolphus B. Davis and brother, Bernie Davis.

Boyd graduated from Aiken High School and the University of Cincinnati.  He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a jet mechanic.  He achieved the rank of E-5 in the first two years of his service.

Boyd was loved by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  Once you met Boyd you recognized and remembered him as a fun loving, personable man with a great sense of humor and a loving heart.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand even during times his illness caused him so much discomfort.  No one loved Christmas decorations and working in his yard more than Boyd.  His reward was sitting on the back deck drinking his coffee and watching tv.    

Boyd was a music lover and retained lyrics to every song he heard.  His love of music started with his lead roles in high school musicals.  He was an avid UC Bearcat football fan. Boyd loved playing soft ball and his homeruns are still talked about on the West Side of Cincy.  He coached both Jeff and Doug in numerous sports teams.  These now young men always remember him driving them in his Datsun station wagon.  Telling him every time they saw him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45238.  Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214.  Burial will follow at the New St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

San Antonio Church, Ladies & Men’s Society, Holy Family Parish, 814 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205 or

The City Gospel Mission, 1805 Dalton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214

News from San Antonio Church – June 27, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin June 27, 2021

by Terrie Evans

On this 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are called to use the time after our 9:00 AM Mass to “go out to all the world and tell the good news.”  Since the early days of our church, parishioners have always been church, community and family  oriented.  After all these years,  we are still a dedicated  group that continues to do the volunteer and outreach work of keeping and promoting our church.  We must always  remember  the many  generations of our families who have passed on and who had worked for the good of and for the future of San Antonio Church.  As we recall the history of San Antonio Italian Church, we look forward to our 100th Anniversary , a much anticipated event in 2022.   Planning for this milestone is underway and we need everyone’s input and stories from the founding of our church  in 1922.  Tina (Roberto) Kroeger is heading up the Steering Committee so, please consider joining this group of men and women of San Antonio relay  your ideas for this once in a lifetime event. 

On Friday, June 25th San Antonio Church welcomed  Fr. Bill Farris and Linda and Mike Dektas and their family members  as they renewed their vows on their  50th Wedding Anniversary. Their Mass and Blessing is the 1st Anniversary re-newel we have had in many years.  We  congratulate them and their family and friends  as they celebrate their Golden Anniversary!

On June 28th, we honor the feast day of St. Irenaeus,  a Greek Bishop  who worked to expand the Christian communities throughout  the south of France as a follower of John the Evangelist.  He is celebrated in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and in the Church of England.   He is known as a Bishop, Martyr, Bishop of Lyon and a Teacher of Faith.  St. Irenaeus was one of the first to insist that our four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the ones we may trust and no others.  St. Irenaeus became the most considerable theologian of his age.  He died in 202 AD in modern day Lyon, France. 

On June 29th we honor the  Saints  Peter and Paul who are considered the principal saints of Rome.  Peter, a fisherman became one of Jesus Apostles when Jesus promised to make him a “Fisher of Men”.  St. Peter wrote the first of the letters attributed to him in the New Testament and was martyred in Rome under Nero and is reportedly buried below the main Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Sharing the same feast day is St. Paul, a tent maker who fanatically  worked and preached against Christians.  It wasn’t until  he was thrown from a horse and saw a vision of Jesus that he changed his life.  St. Paul  went on to preach about his new faith while founding churches and preaching to Non- Jews.  He too was Martyred in Rome.  A Cathedral church is dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul in Winchester, England  where their coat of arms is displayed in the historic church.  The two Saints have also  been venerated with their names inserted in the Canon of the Mass. 

On Thursday, June 30th we honor The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church  to remember those Christians martyred in Rome during Nero’s persecution in the year 64 AD.  This feast is a general celebration of early Roman Martyrs and to remember the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.  

Passing of Margaret Mappin (nee Studt) June 19, 2021

Margaret M (Studt) Mappin
January 18, 1923 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 98)


Marge Mappin

Cincinnati – Margaret M. Mappin, 98 passed peacefully in the care of her loving family on June 19th 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Mappin. She is survived by her brother Bob Studt and many special nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a visitation Thursday June 24th from 9:30 AM until time of Mass at 11 AM, all at San Antonio Church 1950 Queen City Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45214. If desired, memorials may be made to San Antonio Mens and Ladies Sodality, or the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. Donations will be accepted at the church services. Dalbert Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home serving the family. For more information, please visit: