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Faith Formation Vision Statement

St. Anthony Parish, realizing that faith is a journey that leads us to seek understanding of God and a relationship with His Son, Jesus, we engage people of all ages and stages of life through experiences that allow us to know, love, and serve the Lord more deeply and completely.

By virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become
missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). Of course, all of us are called to mature in our
work as evangelizers. We want to have better training,
a deepening love and a clearer witness to the Gospel. (EG 121)


This means we must reflect ever more deeply on the Gospels, its meaning for our life and our relationship with Jesus. To that end we use process of infusion. We try to make every meeting an opportunity for reflection and faith sharing on the scriptures. We offer additional adult opportunities from time to time through our Social Justice ministry, seasonal faith sharing opportunities, focused discussions between the masses at the Saints Café, small groups and outreach.

Faith Formation

Faith formation is the process of growing into the Lord, of responding to God’s love. In reality, faith formation ought to encompass everything we do. Every moment of our lives is an encounter with the Lord.

The opportunities the parish provides for formation are meant to assist us in recognizing the work of the Spirit in our lives and in developing a deeper appreciation for our Catholic faith as an ongoing encounter with the divine and a guidebook through the challenges and joys of daily life.


Adult Opportunities

Men’s Bible Fellowship - Meets at 6:30 a.m. on Fridays in the Parish Center.

Wild Spirits - The Wild Spirits are a group of parishioners who provide engaging and inspirational opportunities for parishioners. Past activities have included conversations on the words of Pope Francis, a “parish read” of the book Hope Sings, So Beautiful, and Advent reflections between Sunday liturgies.

Special Opportunities - Throughout the year, occasional opportunities for faith formation take place. These might be a morning of reflection during Advent, events for elders in the parish to pray and reflect together, evening prayer, book discussions. We are always investigating new and varied ways to engage parishioners in their faith journeys. 


Sacraments for All Ages

Throughout our lives, we are offered opportunities to encounter Christ through the Sacraments of the Church. As a faith community, we welcome and support those who come to us seeking to receive a Sacrament. More information can be found on our Sacraments page or by contacting the parish office.


Religious Education for Youth

Our parish offers instruction for children from preschool through high school, supporting parents in their vocation of raising children in the faith. More information can be found on our Youth and Family Ministry page or by contacting the parish office.

St. Anthony Parish, Madisonville
6104 Desmond Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Parish Center/Office: (513) 271-0920
Fax: (513) 271-6630

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