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A Model "Church of Character"

November 21, 2001


St. Antoninus Parish is a Roman Catholic church of approximately 3,000 parishioners spanning all ages. The congregation is predominately white, located in the predominately white, blue and white collar Western Hills area of Cincinnati. Ministerial staff includes Senior Pastor, Rev. Donald McCarthy (priest), an associate pastor (priest), and three deacons.

Congregational services include five weekend masses and two daily masses weekday mornings. On Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons an adult Bible study is offered; on Tuesday evenings, a charismatic prayer group meets. On Monday evenings during the school year religious classes are held for students attending public schools.

A parochial school is offered which serves approximately 560 students from kindergarten through 8th grade.

An example of outreach to the community is the church's Society of St. Vincent dePaul, a center that provides food, household and other items, financial assistance and encouragement to neighborhood friends in need. Another example is the church's support and encouragement of St. Francis Seraph, an Afro-American church in the Over-The-Rhine inner-city neighborhood of Cincinnati.

Deacon Robert Schroeder
Telephone:  513-922-4759

St. Antoninus Church
5425 Julmar Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45238	 


This material is published by the Faith Committee of the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Reproduction and Adaptation is encouraged.