Anthony Cirillo

Hello! My name's Anthony. My wife Elizabeth and I serve as FOCUS missionaries at the University of Cincinnati!

Support Anthony

Where I serve

God has called me back to Cincinnati, to serve college students at UC. The Queen City is home for my family and we are thrilled to share life with and invest in the future of the Church in Cinci.  You can typically find me at the Lindner Starbucks, in the Rec Center, TUC, or hosting folks at my apartment for a bonfire, Bible study, and/or cigars.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I was raised a cradle Catholic and was blessed with a solid foundation of formation.  In August of 2011, the Lord impacted my life in a profound way on an airstrip in Madrid during the final night of World Youth Day.  I experienced the personal love of Jesus kneeling in the dirt in front of Him truly present in the Eucharist among two million brothers and sisters in Christ.  That was the moment I chose to go all-in with my faith and strive to put God in the center of my life.  My life has been transformed by Jesus and it is so much better than anything I could've imagined.  I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I believe serving as a missionary to college students is the best way to positively impact our culture and leverage my passion and talents.  I am amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus and each day is an adventure with Christ.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me and joining my team, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment my email is [email protected] I'd be honored to share this mission with you and have you on my team.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …