Following the words of Jesus and the example of Saint Anthony the Great,
we, the Antonine Sisters, leave everything behind to follow God, our sole treasure.
The life that we received from God we give back to Him through service and devotion.
Like Mary, the first consecrated woman, we live joyfully to proclaim the greatness of the Lord
who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


A Time of Blessings

Thanksgiving season was full of blessings!
On Sunday November 14, we organized a Candle Lighting Prayer Service at the day care center in honor and in memory of individuals and families who are affected by Alzheimer's Disease. A small group of lay people joined us, the sisters, in praying for this special intention.
On Tuesday November 23, Reverend Chorbishop Michael Kail, pastor of Saint Maron Church in Youngstown, celebrated this year's Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy for the Adult Day Care Participants and Benefactors. All of their special intentions were entrusted to the care of our Lord and His Mother.
On Wednesday November 24, we hosted the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for participants, staff  and caregivers also at the day care center. The party started with signing and dancing at the music provided by  D.J. Mary Ann Shank. All ninety guests received free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of five beautiful holiday gifts. Dinner was served at 12:30 p.m. and all the attendees enjoyed the home-cooked meal prepared lovingly for the occasion. Special thanks to Sister Marie Madeleine, Sister Claudette and Renee Khoury, our cook, for the great variety of delicious food and desserts they made.  
 Finally, on thanksgiving day and throughout the weekend, we took the time to celebrate together by giving thanks to God through prayers, readings and reflections.


Giving Thanks

In this special season of Thanksgiving, we take the opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all our dear benefactors. Thank you for believing in what we do and for being part of our mission. Your love and support are invaluable for the success of our ministry and for that we are very grateful.
Each year, as we approach the Christmas Season, many of our benefactors ask us how they can help. Please take a look at our 2010-2011 wish list below. If you wish, you may choose to donate any of the listed items, or you can mail in your tax-deductible donation to be used as needed. A downloadable donation form can be found at our website, under the Support Us section.
A special Thanksgiving Liturgy will be celebrated for the intentions of our benefactors on the 23rd of this month. May our Lord and His Blessed Mother continue to bless you and your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving from us all,

The Antonine Sisters

The 2010-2011 Wish List

  • General Items:
-Electric Snow Blower                  -Light Weight Sweepers
-Hand towels                               -Garbage bags (all sizes)
-Lysol Spray Bottles                     -Dish Detergent
-Hand Soap                                 -Air Wick refills
-Dry-erase markers

  • Office Items:
-Office paper                             -Paper clips

  • Day Care Items:
-Paper towels                            -Toilet paper
-Paper napkins                          -Kleenex

  • Health Items:
-Gloves                                   -Hand Sanitizers
-Band-aid                               -Tylenol
-Cough drops                          -Neosporin
-Benadryl cream


Remember. Honor. Care

You are invited to join the Antonine Sisters for a Candle Lighting Ceremony at their Adult Day Care Center on 2675 Lipkey Rd. on Sunday November 14, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. This service is part of a National Event, an initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, commemorating and honoring individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's Disease. 
The sisters are happy to host this event locally for the first time. Come, pray and light a candle in memory or in honor of your loved ones and enjoy fellowship and  refreshments afterwards.