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This survey will be vitally important to our Pastoral Planning Team as they formulate a 5 year pastoral plan for St Anthony of Padua Parish! This survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete by clicking on this link

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 This survey is active from February 28-March 21. Please take a few minutes to help shape our future! If you need a paper copy please contact Steve Biro.

Finally, the majority of parishes in our diocese are now participating in this initiative as it will assist both parish leadership and the diocese when making decisions in regards to our parish.

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Fr Fred's weekly message-February 28, 2021

My Sisters and Brothers of St. Anthony Parish,
From the desert to the top of the mountain, our Lenten journey continues. Each week
the Lord has a valuable lesson for us as we follow Him to Calvary, and ultimately to
New Life. This week Jesus gives His disciples a glimpse of His full glory as He is
transfigured in their sight. It is amazing how helpful that glimpse of glory, that
momentary overwhelming positive feeling of joy and hope, can be when the road gets
long and tough, and we may be tempted to give up. Savor those “mountain top
moments”. They do not come very often (at least in my experience), and we could
possibly miss them if we are too caught up in our own despair and unable to look up.
Peter wanted to pitch a few tents and stay there, but that just is not the plan of life. We
need to keep on going, be renewed in hope, and more determined than ever to reach
the finish line. The real finish line is the Resurrection of Christ and our sharing it
eternally. The key to persevering is hearing the voice of God saying to each of us, “This
is my beloved Son. Listen to Him”.

One of the best ways to listen to the Lord is through Eucharistic Adoration. As you
are hopefully aware, St. Anthony’s offers Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from
3 til 7 pm. Come whenever. Stay for as long or as short as you wish. Just put your life
before the Lord and pour your heart out. One of the best forms or praying is by
listening. God will speak to your heart. I am also going to invite the people of St
Gabriel parish to come and pray, and I invite you to come to St. Gabriel for Eucharistic
Adoration on Friday mornings after our 7 am Mass until 10:30 Mass, or during Lent,
from 7 until 8 pm on Sunday evenings, followed by Night Prayer. You are always
welcome. We are all the one family of God, and it is so good to spend this time in
adoration and genuine listening. We are only about a ten minute drive between
parishes, so feel free to come any time.

Thank you to all who have responded to the annual Catholic Charities Appeal. I know
Fr. Greg did a good job sharing information with those who were in church last
weekend. Many, I know, are contacted through the mail. There are several ways you
can make a pledge—online, by texting, QR code, or by just using the envelope
provided. The message is very straightforward and directly from the Lord—LOVE
YOUR NEIGHBOR. The truth is, this has been a tough year for all of us and many are
struggling. However there are many who Catholic Charities reaches out to in significant
ways, who are struggling more than ever and really need our help. I am so grateful that
St. Anthony’s met its goal last year and genuinely cares about our “neighbors”, who
Jesus defines as the least among us. God bless you for your generosity and care.
Have a great week. This is the last week of February. Make the most of Lent, and be
aware of those “mountain top moments” that can keep us going. God be with you.
In God’s love,
Fr. Fred

 

Mass for the 1st Sunday in Lent-please click here

February 21, 2021

Fr Fred's weekly letter

My Sisters and Brothers of St. Anthony Parish,
Lent 2021 has begun. I hope that it is fruitful for you, and that all of us can respond fully
to the challenge: Repent, and believe in the Gospel. Whether you received ashes or
not, changing our hearts is clearly the goal of Lent for all of us. Never lose sight of what
Lent is really all about—dying with Christ in our sin, in order that we may rise and live
the life of Christ more fully. Keep your focus on Easter and what it really is all about.
There are vital “tools” for Lent. In general, they are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Use
them well and regularly. There are many opportunities here at St. Anthony’s, such as
Mass (including on Wednesday mornings at 8), Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays
from 3 til 7pm, and Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7 pm. The annual Catholic
Charities appeal, which takes place this weekend, is a great means of almsgiving (as
well as other ways of supporting our parish and helping those in need). And, as far as
fasting goes, remember, it doesn’t always have to be about food.
Let us pray for each other in a special way throughout this Lenten journey, so that as a
community we may experience New Life with Christ. You are great people, and this is a
great parish community. May you walk with Christ these forty days, so that together we
may rise with Him on Easter. Peace be with you.
In God’s love,
Fr. Fred

 

 

 

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Liturgy for Sunday January 24, 2021

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

Please listen for an important message from our Pastoral Planning Team after

communion
 

 

 

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Sunday October 25th, 2020

1st Communion 2019-2020


 

 

May the Light of Faith shine forth from our parish as a beacon to guide our community to the Lord. When life seems difficult and troublesome, may our faith offer us security and strength. When we come together to celebrate God's gifts may the Holy Spirit fill us with joy.

 

 

 


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 2020-2021 Catechetical Theme

   

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me"

PSR Registration Form 2020-2021

PSR 2020-2021 Calendar

 

 

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

 

Click the Confirmation icon below to access forms:

   

 

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

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr Fred Pausche

 St Anthony of Padua Parish Administrator


Click here for Mass for 2nd Sunday of Lent-February 28, 2021

Current Mass schedule

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

  Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 3pm-7pm beginning February 3rd (unless noted)

Please click on the online giving logo to be transported to the online giving page!

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Click below to view the Pastoral Planning mtg on Power Point:

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, February 28-Confirmation session 11am
  • Sunday February 28-Pastoral Planning team (Ministry evaluation) 11am
  • Wednesday, March 3-Eucharistic Adoration  3-7pm
  • Wednesday, March 10-Eucharistic Adoration 3-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 10-Parish Council 7pm in church
  • Friday, March 12-Stations of the Cross 7pm
  • Friday, March 19-Stations of the Cross 7pm
  • Saturday, March 20-Sacrament of Confirmation 6pm with Bishop Gries
  • Wednesday, March 24-Eucharistic Adoration 3-7pm
  • Friday, March 26-Stations of the Cross 7pm

 

 

 

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