News from San Antonio Church – September 4, 2022

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Weekly Bulletin September 4, 2022

by Terrie Evans

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the prosperity of our country. This holiday was started from workers conditions during the 19th century at a time when trade unions and labor movements were growing.  As more complaints of low pay and no laws to protect the men and women who toiled in factories, a proposal was made for a day to be set aside to celebrate labor.  To call attention to this day, a parade was organized by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor in New York City. At that parade, 10, 000 striking workers banded together for better working conditions and the start of labor unions.  A parade was also held on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D. C. to bring attention to the plight of workers.    

Oregon became the first state in the U. S. to make it an official public holiday until President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a legal holiday in June 1894.  Because it was a Federal Law, it was only a Holiday for Federal workers.  Before it became an official holiday in 1894, thirty states were already on board with putting this day aside to honor all those laborers.  All U. S. states, the District of Columbia, and all territories of the United States went on to make Labor Day a holiday that is midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving on the calendar.  Canada also celebrates their “Labour” Day on the 1st Monday of September.   Even though many regulations were put into law for the workforce, it wasn’t until 1940 that the 8-hour workday became a Federal Law in the U. S.

Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer with the start of fall activities such as school and sports.  In some states such as Minnesota, Public School’s don’t begin until after Labor Day under state law to allow all the states school children to show their 4-H projects at the Minnesota State Fair that concludes on Labor Day.  The Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capital is held every year in Washington and in Cincinnati, everyone looks forward to the Western and Southern Fireworks Display that draws many delighted families.   

Monday, September 5th is a day set aside as the International day of Charity declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 to raise awareness of public support for charity.  The date was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta who worked tirelessly to overcome and poverty.  In 1979, Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace”.   In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the International Day of Charity on September 5th that was co-sponsored by 44 UN member states to encourage charity through education and public awareness-raising activities. 

Some of the 1st events were in 2013 when the Republic of Albania organized a Mass with a donation for the 1st International day of Charity and a Mother Teresa Statue unveiled in Budapest from a donation from the Ambassador of Republic of Albania.  By 2014, the IDC held events and fund raisers taking place around the world ranging from restaurants donating profits to Ice Bucket challenges.   Please find a Charity that promotes a cause you are interested in or think about volunteering at a school, hospital, or library.

News from San Antonio Church – August 28, 2022

We would like to thank everyone who has continued to contribute to the ongoing expenses of San Antonio Church by mailing in their weekly envelopes or by contributing electronically utilizing WeShare . The buttons at the bottom of this post allow you to make online donations directly to the listed account for San Antonio Church.

Weekly Bulletin August 28, 2022

by Terrie Evans

Our 86th Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled on Sunday, October 9, 2022, for the original homemade Italian Meal our church has become known for.  We have come a long way since the 1st  “Spaghetti Supper” in 1936 sponsored by the San Antonio Church Choir.  At that time, the neighborhood of Little Italy had a vast supply of excellent cooks who only cooked with fresh basil, oregano the best garlic, olive oil and tomatoes.  They were the flowered apron Grandma’s we all remember in kitchens filled with the best aromas we all have memories of.  These were the “Ladies of the Lot” who not only prepared the sheet pan pizzas sold at the San Antonio Festival but also prepared the sauce and meatballs for the first Spaghetti Dinner in their home kitchens to be transported to the Church for all to enjoy.  They were members of the St. Ann’s Married Ladies Society who were always ready to serve the Church whenever needed.  They were the matriarch’s who established many wonderful traditions that we have passed on especially their recipes that we still cook for our families.  All the ladies had their own secrets they would never share, a pinch of this, a little of that, nothing was written down only their palate would tell them it was perfect.  

Since we were all grew up around fantastic cooks, we all know good food and will only serve our guests who come for the annual Spaghetti Dinner what we would cook for our own families.  This year, our 100th milestone must be the best and most successful fundraiser in San Antonio history to help maintain our beautiful little church.  We always need volunteers to help in all areas for the big day so let the Sunday Hall Crew know of your interest and they will pass on your information.  Also, we will need desserts and 2-liter Coke products:  Diet Coke, Sprite, Regular Coke and Coke Zero for that day.  We will have signup sheets for volunteers, drinks and desserts in the Hall throughout the Month of September so, please consider doing whatever you can to make this dinner surpass the previous 85 as we closeout our 100th Anniversary 1922-2022.  The hours for the dinner on October 9th are for Drive Through from 11:30 AM-7:00 PM with ONLINE ORDERING at https://www.facewbook.com/SanAntonioItalianChapelCincinnati/ or contact Dave Sabatelli at 513-405-6444.  There will be RESERVATIONS ONLY for DINE IN at the Hall between 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00PM-7:00PM by contacting Vic Minella at 513-520-5594.

We are also working on the Spaghetti Dinner Placemat to be placed on the tables for the dinner.  The cost for the ad spots is $25.00 per square to promote your business, a milestone event or to honor a family member.  Harry Panaro does a great job selling and designing the layout for the dinner place mat that generates funds for our church.  All our guests enjoy the connections with the businesses, family names and anniversaries that make our church unique.  Please do not forget our parish community is very important to all of us and can use the help of the many talented church members who attend Mass every Sunday.   Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

Pumpkin Fest & Movie at the Lick Run Greenway – October 29, 2021


WHAT:Fall fun at the Lick Run GreenwayFree and open to the public. Bring home a free pumpkin and visit trick or treat stations for free treats. Watch a movie with your friends and family. This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. WHEN:Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m. Pumpkin Fest & Trick or Treating Stations7:30 p.m. Movie – Little Shop of Horrors (PG13)

WHERE:Event lawn at the Lick Run Greenway, located adjacent to the main parking lot at 1645 Queen City Avenue, South Fairmount (45214). Bring chairs or blankets for the movie. 
PARKING:Main parking lot or on-street parking along Queen City and Westwood avenues. There is also a smaller parking lot at 1911 Queen City Avenue. 
QUESTIONS? @SouthFairmountCouncil on Facebook

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)

No Lunch on the House on 12/26/17

Our last Lunch on the House for 2017 was held on Tuesday, December 12th.  We will not be having Lunch on the House on 12/26/17 so that our volunteers can take a break and spend time with their families. We wish to thank everyone who contributed over the past year, along with thanking those who attended the lunches and became a part of our San Antonio community

Our regular lunch schedule (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am) will resume on  Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and pastries. We hope to see you then.