News from San Antonio Church – October 18, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin October 18, 2020

by Terrie Evans

On October 18th we celebrate World Mission Sunday 2020, a day set aside where the Catholic Church throughout the world renews its commitment to the missionary movement.  It was created in 1926 by Pope Pius XI as a day of prayer for missions.  Our present Holy Father, Pope Francis calls on us to be aware of others and not just ourselves  on this one day in the year when the entire Church comes together in support of missions and to live our lives as missionary disciples.  Pope Francis stated:  “The invitation to step out of ourselves for love of God and neighbor presents itself as an opportunity for sharing, service and intercessory prayer”.   

World Mission Sunday Collections give support to priests, religious and lay pastoral leaders who not only proclaim the Gospel; but also build the church and serve the most vulnerable among us.  World Mission Sunday Collections help support 194,855 Schools, 5,246 Hospitals, 17,530 Health Clinics, 577 Leprosy Centers, and also help fund 80,560 Social and Pastoral Projects.   Pope Francis calls on all Catholics to help  fund overseas missions financially through Missio, the Holy Father’s official charity  that helps Churches that are too young or too poor to support themselves.  What will be donated on World Mission Sunday will help missionaries help struggling communities throughout the world. 

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday 2020:  “The Church continues the mission of Jesus and send us everywhere so that, through our witness and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest his love and transform hearts, societies and cultures.”  By supporting Missio, we play a big part in continuing to create a vibrant Catholic Church in the future. 

There is a short film created by Missio agencies from around the world that features dedicated men and women who are presently making a huge difference in the world’s poorest communities.  The film. “We Are Still Here” shows Missio and the many partners throughout our universal Church are present before, during and after a crisis.  To view the film  go to :   www.missio.org.uk/wms

News from San Antonio Church – October 11, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin October 11, 2020

by Terrie Evans

On this Sunday we commemorate the 98th Anniversary of the founding of our church.  On the 8th of October in 1922, the formal dedication of San Antonio Church took place as  a much celebrated and historic day in South Fairmount.  All of the new parishioners were happy to attend  Mass as they said prayers for all the favors bestowed upon them.  It was on this day in 1922 that Archbishop McNicholas officially placed the newly established San Antonio Church in the care of the Franciscan Order.  As we come together for Mass on this Sunday, please say a prayer of thanks in memory of those Lick Run families who fought diligently  to start their own church with the labors of the Sisters of Charity, Blandina, Justina and Euphrasia who helped them achieve their dream.  We also remember all those Franciscan Fathers and Priests who were with us through our celebrations and sorrows in the early years.  Although the are no longer with us, we feel their presence   as we look forward to our 100th year in 2022.    

Today, we also welcome  guests to our 84th Annual Spaghetti Dinner.  It is a little different this year with limited seating  and drive thru orders as a way to serve those who make this a yearly tradition with their families and friends.  There will be 4 different times to dine in with drive thru starting at 11:30 AM until 7:00 PM.  For Curbside orders call Dave Sabatelli @ 513-405-6444 and for a Dine In Reservations, call Vic Minella @ 513-520-5594.  For Drive Thru, enter on the Queen City Avenue side and exit on the White Street Side.  Adults: $10; Kids under 12: $5; Split the Pot: $5 each or 5 for $20. 

Monday, October 12th we acknowledge  Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492 and recognize the contributions of Americans of Italian descent.  Christopher Columbus  was an Italian explorer and colonizer  who, on behalf of Spain set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East when he landed in the New World.  The voyage on the Spanish Ships  Santa Maria, Nina and La Pinta took 3 months  and introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations and technology from the New World and the Old World.   The celebration of Christopher Columbus’s voyage has been recorded from as early as 1792, with  Italian Americans observing  the first Columbus Day  on October 12, 1866 and  the first Columbus Day Parade in  San Francisco in 1869.  Since 1989, October has been marked as Italian American Heritage Month and over the past 31 years, many honor their Italian Roots and the struggles their family members endured that connects their past with the future.  

News from San Antonio Church – October 4, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin October 4, 2020

by Terrie Evans

During the month of October, the Catholic Church celebrates “Respect Life Month” and on this Sunday we observe “Respect Life Sunday”.  The theme for “Respect Life Month” for 2020-2021 is for all of us to “Live the Gospel of Life” as we are called to reflect on every human life.  The theme explores how Jesus becoming a man and redeeming us through his humanity reveals the dignity of all human life and how the Gospel of life is therefore essential to our identity as followers of Christ.  As Catholics we are called to protect and defend the most vulnerable in our society throughout a persons life from conception to their final day.  Pope Francis states:  “We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us”. 

Around the United  States and in Canada, many “Life Chains” will be formed to hold a peaceful and prayerful way to stand for one hour as they pray to end abortion.  Thousands will take part in this tradition as multiple churches come together to pray.  In Ohio, there will be one held in  in Dayton, Ohio and one of the largest “Life Chains” will take place on “Respect Life Sunday” in Lake Ridge, Virginia with the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton “Life Chain” from 2:30-3:30 PM on this Sunday.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Founded on June 19, 1821) has a Respect Life Fund that supports over 100 life giving organizations.  Since 1973, the Archdiocese Pastoral Council established an annual collection for the life sustaining organizations within the 19 counties  of the Archdiocese.  All of the generous donations of parishioners goes directly to assisting much needed organizations such as  the Healthy Beginnings/Pregnancy Center West.  All monies collected are forwarded to the Chancery Office and are designated  for the Respect-Life Collection.  As you make your donation, please consider the work and dedication of the Respect Life Ministries  who help individuals make informed Respect-Life decisions. 

San Antonio Church will celebrate our 98th Anniversary next week, October 11th and also the 84th Annual Spaghetti Dinner with Dine In and Carry Out.  For details on the weekend event please call Victor Minella at 513-520-5594 or Dave Sabatelli at 513-405-6444.

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News from San Antonio Church – September 27, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin September 27, 2020

by Terrie Evans

As we plan the final stages of our  84th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, remember the history of our church with Fr. Joseph Klein  directing the newly formed Choir to sponsor the 1st Spaghetti Dinner in 1936.  In previous years, our Festival was the big event and highlight of the West Side.  The dinner was held in our first church building at 1946 Queen City Ave. with many of the parishioners making the meatballs, sauce and pasta in their own kitchens and ferrying the food to the church for the big event.  By 1939, San Antonio Church was relocated to a temporary building at 1928 Queen City Avenue and the dinners were held there.  It was during that year plans were being made to establish a forever church with all that would be needed to host successful annual fundraising events to  help sustain the expenses of operating our church.  Our new building was completed and dedicated on December 1, 1940.  It had everything needed for the parish families to celebrate the Sacraments, hold  monthly meeting, and other events in our new church hall.  This year we celebrate our 80th year (1940-2020) of hosting the dinner in our current church hall; the place many of our grandparents and  devoted family members cooked and served all those delicious dinners.     

This year we have gotten the go ahead to have the dinner and serve all our many guests who look forward to this yearly event.  We will have Dine In and also Drive Thru on Sunday October 11th from 11:30 AM-7:00 PM.   This year when you purchase a ticket, reservations will be required for Dine In and when ordering multiple orders for Drive Thru (take out).  The tickets for the dinner are $10.00 for ADULTS and $5.00 for CHILDREN 12 and under.  Please contact Dave Sabatelli (513-405-6444) to schedule a time for Drive Thru orders anytime from 11:30 AM-6:00 PM.  Dine In will be by reservations only by calling Victor Minella at( 513-520-5594) for the 4 limited seating’s from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, and 5:30 PM-7:00 PM.   Desserts will be offered for Dine In and Carry Out, so please see CONNIE DALESSANDRO to volunteer on a sign-up sheet to bake one of your special desserts that will be served on that Sunday. 

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News from San Antonio Church – September 20, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin September 20, 2020

by Terrie Evans

Many generations of San Antonio Parishioners have always held a special place in their hearts for the Sisters of Charity.  We all know of the special gifts of Sisters of Charity:  Blandina, Justina and Euphrasia and their dedication to all those immigrant Italians who had the desire to start their own church.  Those three nuns became part of our families as they helped them found San Antonio Church in 1922.  We have also seen a daughter of the neighborhood from the Scalia Family:  Carol Ann Brockmeyer, enter the Sisters of Charity on February 2, 1955 where she became, Sister Anthony and for a time; we were under the guidance of Sister Joseph Marian Shappelle until her passing. 

A few years ago, the Sisters of Charity asked members from our church to give testimony to the good works of Sr. Blandina Segale, Servant of God.  They have kept us informed on the process for the cause for Canonization of Sr. Blandina Segale, Servant of God; with Sr. Victoria Marie Forde giving us updates on the latest news from the Archdiocese of Albuquerque and  Rome.      

The latest news from the Sisters of Charity is of Sr. Tracy Kemme, joining their order.  Sr. Tracy is a parishioner of St. John Neumann, a graduate of Roger Bacon and the University of Dayton with a degree in psychology and Spanish.  Sr. Tracy served two years in Ecuador with the Rostro de Cristo volunteer program and  entered the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati in 2012 and made her 1st vows in 2015.  She has worked on immigration reform and recently was the Bilingual pastoral Minister at our sister parish, Holy Family, and is presently pursuing a Master of divinity from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. 

San Antonio Church wish to express our congratulations to Sr.Tracy Kemme who professed her perpetual vows during a Communion Service on July 25, 2020.  Before taking her vows, Sr. Tracy wrote to the Congregation saying:  “Through the ups and downs, God’s call, and my desire to respond with my whole being have deepened and intensified.  I feel joyful and free about saying “Yes” to be a Sister of Charity for life.”  When she took her vows at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Sister Tracy spoke that she:  ”Freely and wholeheartedly commit myself for the life of God, God’s people, and all Creation as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.  To witness to the Reign of God and to make Christ’s love incarnate in the world;  I freely promise to live in the community and I vow to God:  Poverty, Consecrated celibacy and Obedience according to the constitution of the Sisters of Charity.”  Sr. Tracy will now be part of the sisters of Charity Vocation Team that ministers at local Archdiocese of Cincinnati Parishes.  Please ask God to keep her in His care as she works for the unity of His Church.

Sr. Tracy Kemme

News from San Antonio Church – September 13, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin September 13, 2020

by Terrie Evans

Our Prayer Service group is now back to regular meetings every Tuesday at 11:15 for the Rosary and Communion Service.  It is over by noon so, please consider joining  the group that consists of regulars:  Linda Kelsey, Monnie Milazzo, Mary Ann Capano , Rita Miller, Toni Minges, Mary Ann Landers, Betty Hartman, Dottie Pollard, Jeannine Bertram, Mary Weber and Ken Stoll. 

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020,  a ceremony was held at the corner of North Bend Road and I-74 to dedicate the newly installed flag pole in honor of our late parishioner the late  William (Bill) Milazzo who passed away on July 23, 2019.  Bill was a proud Navy Veteran and staunch supporter of all Military members and their families.  Bill helped establish the AMVETS Post 1988 where he once served as Commander and then went on to became a Charter member along with his wife Monnie who served as a  member of the Auxiliary.  Post 1988 conducted the ceremony along with Green Township Trustee, Tony Rosiello a Color Guard and  a bugler playing Taps.  A plaque will be installed  dedicated to Bill Milazzo  and all those Veterans from Green Township.   All of us remember Bill as a good man, husband, father and friend. 

On Tuesday, we celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the feast that was observed in Rome before the end of the 7th Century.  It commemorates the cross used in the Crucifixion of Jesus.  The feast on September 14th of every year recalls three events:  One, the finding of the true Cross by Saint Helena.  Two, the dedication of Churches built by Constantine on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary.  Three, the restoration of the True Cross to Jerusalem in AD 629 by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, after it had fallen into the hands of the Persian Emperor Chosroes II  the  AD 614 Sasanian conquest of Jerusalem.

The San Antonio Annual  84th  Spaghetti Dinner has been  planned for Sunday, October 11th.  We are still working out the final details on how the dine-in and carry out orders will be handled.  Dinner tickets are now on sale for $10.00 and we are now in the process of getting together the place mat for the dinner.  Price is $25.00 per ad spot and for more info; please see Harry Panaro in the Hall after Mass on Sunday.  

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A flagpole was dedicated in memory of Bill. Please click here for photos.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group Resumes

Our Prayer Service group is now back to regular meetings every Tuesday at 11:15 for the Rosary and Communion Service.  It is over by noon so, please consider joining  the group that consists of regulars:  Linda Kelsey, Monnie Milazzo, Mary Ann Capano , Rita Miller, Toni Minges, Mary Ann Landers, Betty Hartman, Dottie Pollard, Jeannine Bertram, Mary Weber and Ken Stoll. 

Flag Monument Dedication to Bill Milazzo

Flag Monument Dedication to Bill Milazzo
by Terrie Evans

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020,  a ceremony was held at the corner of North Bend Road and I-74 to dedicate the newly installed flag pole in honor of our late parishioner the late  William (Bill) Milazzo who passed away on July 23, 2019. 

Bill was a proud Navy Veteran and staunch supporter of all Military members and their families.  Bill helped establish the AMVETS Post 1988 where he once served as Commander and then went on to became a Charter member along with his wife Monnie who served as a  member of the Auxiliary. 

Post 1988 conducted the ceremony along with Green Township Trustee, Tony Rosiello a Color Guard and  a bugler playing Taps.  A plaque will be installed  dedicated to Bill Milazzo  and all those Veterans from Green Township.   All of us remember Bill as a good man, husband, father and friend. 

God bless America and all those who served.

(Photos courtesy of Jennifer Barlow)

News from San Antonio Church – September 6, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin September 6, 2020

by Terrie Evans

On this Sunday please keep the late Gayle Dunbar and her family members in your prayers, especially our parishioners Deanne Gardonio and Frank Perrotta. Her Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 5th at St. Clement Church and her interment took place at the Gate of Heaven’s Cemetery.

This Sunday we also celebrate Our Lady of Constantinople (September 8th), a much-revered Saint in Felitto, Italy, in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, and many Italian communities
throughout the United States. Our beautiful statue was the first one ordered when San Antonio Church was established in 1922 and was procured from Salerno, Italy. Our Lady of Constantinople has been venerated since 1790 with miracles attributed to her. In Felitto, it is a tradition to honor Our Lady of Constantinople with a procession where the statue will be carried to the celebratory Mass in the small chapel dedicated to her.

A Prayer to Our Lady of Constantinople: “O Mother ofGod, invincible triumphant victor over your only Sons enemies, Queen of the Angels, Consoler of the Afflicted, Advocate of the Sinners, it cannot be denied that you are pleased to show yourself always admirable and loving under the title of Constantinople, which I admire and venerate. I rejoice in graces that you have granted to those who, with faith, have invoked you under the
admirable title. I pray for the spiritual sanctity of all of us, your children: Listen and be gracious to those who turn to you, who trust in you, O Mother, and in you, O Queen,
they put their hope. Amen.”


This Monday is Labor Day, a holiday set aside to celebrate and recognize the works and contributions of all those laborers who built our great country. It became an official
federal holiday in 1894 with thirty states officially celebrating Labor Day. Promoted as a general holiday for the laboring classes, it was recommended that the event should begin with a street parade to show organized labor’s solidarity and strength. It was also seen as a
fundraiser for local unions with featured speeches by prominent labor leaders and those running for office as they kicked off their campaigns. Years ago, many school districts started the school year after Labor Day to promote an extra weekend of fun and travel. In
Minnesota, their state fair ends on Labor Day so students can start school after the holiday and still show their 4-H projects at the fair.

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