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Mass for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Fr Fred's letter 9/19/21

My Sisters and Brothers of St. Anthony Parish,
Few people would be bold enough, or should I say, arrogant enough, to claim to be the
greatest. Some do it in jest, and some legitimately achieve levels of greatness in their lives that truly are remarkable and well deserved. Most, I would imagine, who claim to be great, are just narcissists who are deluding themselves and blowing a lot of hot air. I am sure we have all experienced that type of person here and there. However, there are much more subtle ways people boast of their greatness. It could be through an over-exaggeration of how important or intelligent or powerful they are (or want to be perceived). It may be a desire to always seek acknowledgement, credit, or just to be the center of everyone’s attention. Often it comes with some false sense of power or importance, and subtle ways of superiority and entitlement.

People like this are not all that uncommon, and most of us have to deal with them on some
level rather often. I suspect Jesus did also. Perhaps that was the reason He chose to deal
with His own people when they were arguing about who was the greatest among them. He
especially wanted to make it very clear to His own apostles that, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all”. The truly great person is the one who imitates Jesus, who said, “I have come not to be served, but to serve”. So, the question is not really whether you consider yourself to be great. It is how you measure real greatness. It is never by worldly standards of power, wealth, prestige or title. In Christ’s eyes, it is only by humble, selfless giving. The truth is, you were made for greatness. Just let the Lord’s example of living define true greatness for you. Without a doubt, Jesus is the greatest, and unless we know that, believe that, and strive for that, we are nobody.
This weekend we celebrate Catechetical Sunday throughout our country. We acknowledge
and offer our prayerful support and cooperation for all our administrators, catechists, youth ministers, and all those who are on the front lines, or behind the scenes, in our many exciting faith formation programs. Giving our youth a firm foundation in faith is a commitment of St. Anthony parish, and I pray of every parent who assumes the primary responsibility for their children’s faith life at their Baptism. Anyone who builds anything knows and understands that the first and most important part of building something solid and that will last is a firm foundation. Without that, everything else will ultimately crumble and fall. We do our best to build and enhance the faith life of each child, but if the foundation is not solid—by that I mean lived and experienced at home—what we do may have a rather minimal and temporary effect.
So, let’s work together for our youth. Their faith life is so important. Teach them and show
them how to be great. The truth is, many of you may be sharing the lessons of greatness more than you give yourself credit for.

This is the last full week of September. Autumn is here. Thank God for the beauty of the
changing seasons and all that they can teach us. Make the most of every day. Enjoy the
uniqueness of every season. God is so good and desires for us to live “great” lives. May God live in you and be brought to others through you. Peace and blessings,
In God’s love,
Fr. Fred

 

As members of God’s family, we have a commitment to use our God-given talents to promote God’s message of love, to worship, educate, evangelize, and respond to the spiritual and human needs of our parish, cluster, diocese, district, community, and all other people. 
 
Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, we are called to be a lighthouse of faith to shine forth from our parish as a beacon to guide our community to the Lord.  When life seems difficult and troublesome, our faith offers us security and strength.  When we come together to celebrate God’s gifts, the Holy Spirit fills us with joy.
 
We are a welcoming Catholic community in Lake County, Ohio. Our pastoral staff Fr. Fred Pausche, Deacon John Wenzel and Fr. Greg Schaut invite you to join us for worship, faith formation and fellowship.
For more information concerning the parish please email us at office@stafh.org or call 440-354-4525.
For information concerning youth ministry please contact our Parish Catechetical Leader and youth minister Steve Biro at steve@stafh.org
 

 

 

PSR Registration Form 2021-2022

PSR 2021-22 Calendar

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September Minister schedule

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Check out our Parish's catechetical (PSR) program by clicking on the icon below.  For more information contact Steve Biro at steve@stafh.org

 

 

 

For more informaton concerning the RCIA process, please contact the parish office 440-354-4525
 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr Fred Pausche

 St Anthony of Padua Parish Administrator


Current Mass schedule

  • Saturday (Vigil Mass) 4pm
  • Sunday-8am and 10am
  • Wednesday 8am

  Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 3pm-7pm 

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Upcoming Events

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 3-7pm unless otherwise noted

Monday evenings (Aug 2-Nov 1, 2021) GriefShare ministry begins 7pm in Room 103 for those in need of support after losing a loved one

Sunday, September 19th- Commissioning of Catechists at 10am Mass

PSR begins on Sunday Sept 19 on Catechetical Sunday at 11am with PSR parent meeting and open house

*ALPHA faith formation focus group coming this September

RCIA will be offered at St Anthony's beginning in October . If you, someone you know or you are Catholic yourself and would like to know more about the Catholic faith please contact Steve Biro 440-354-4525 or steve@stafh.org 

 

 

 

 

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