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St. Gertrude is a Roman Catholic Parish in the Dominican heritage of prayer, preaching and teaching. Under our Lady’s mantle, gathered as the Body of Christ, we celebrate Him in the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture and in Catholic education. Serving our brothers and sisters in the New Evangelization, we seek to grow in love as we journey with Jesus to God the Father.

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter - May 25, 2017


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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Lectionary: 294
Reading 1 ACTS 18:1-8

Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,

Rosary vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center

"When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us," and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try?" -- Henry Hyde

Festival News

NEWS FLASH!
Festival Update May 21, 2017

  • Blackjack and Texas dealers needed! Please contact Ryan Avery at 488-9220 or ryanjavery@gmail.com. Volunteers will be outside ALL Masses the next two weekends collecting your Major Award Tickets and recruiting volunteers. Please consider giving us a few hours of your time. You can also volunteer at signupgenius.com. All our open spots are listed!
  • The auction tent is filling up! Consider donating any new items you run across to the auction. No item is too small. We will send a tax write off immediately. Visit the website to see all the great items, www.stgertrude.org/festival.
  • Baskets needed for Auction Booth. Please drop off at the Parish Office.
  • Plan on joining us on Sunday, June 11 at 7:15pm in front of the stage. Fr. Gabriel will be playing musical chairs with everyone! Special prizes will be awarded.

5K Run to Remember - Festival 2017

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Course: A 3.1 mile loop beginning at St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods, and returning to St. Gertrude.

From the Pastor 05/21/17

Tribute to Mrs. Judy Bayer

On Tuesday, May 9, St. Gertrude School community celebrated Mrs. Judy Bayer’s retirement as School Secretary with a tribute to her 39 years of service, followed by the celebration of holy Mass, and a reception after the Mass.

The Mayor of Madeira, Melisa Adrien, declared May 9, 2017, Judy Bayer Day in the town of Madeira. Keith Holden, an alumni of the school, gave a wonderful tribute to not only the many years of service she has given to the school, but also her work with now Archbishop Chris Cardon in starting up the very first Youth Group in the Parish. This was followed by her daughter-in-law, Joanne Bayer, who taught several years at St. Gertrude and used the theme of our Lady as Gentle Mother to describe Judy’s love and commitment to St. Gertrude School.

Auction News!


Mini Goldendoodle Puppy

Auction Closeout

Dining Out Board Closes @ 5:30 On Sunday
All Other Items Close @ 6 O'clock

Auction Pick Up Times
Sunday 7:30-10 Under Auction Tent
Monday 10-7 In Parish Center

All Winning Bidders Will Receive A Text Sunday @ 6:30 Informing You That You Have Won Something. Check Your Cell Phone! Please Make Necessary Arrangements To Pick Up At One Of The Above Times.

Don't Miss "Happy Hour Sunday" Under The Auction Tent, Beer And Wine $2.00 From 4-6 pm

See You Under The Auction Tent
Festival Hours: Saturday 5-11:30 Sunday 3-10

Ordination Mass Homily of Archbishop Di Noia

On May 20, 2017, seven Dominican friars were ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.: Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P., Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., Fr. Joachim Kenney, O.P., Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P., Fr. Luke Hoyt, O.P., Fr. Alan Piper, O.P., Fr. Edmund McCullough, O.P. During the Mass, the Archbishop preached the following homily:

Gift of Life Layette

The spring “Pack-n-Play” will be in the church outside the candle room from May 1-31. All items collected will be donated to Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the Women’s Center in Sharonville. A list of needed items will appear in next week’s bulletin. Please consider making this a family or ministry project during Our Blessed Mother’s month. St. Gertrude parishioners have always been very generous with much-needed NEW baby items for Moms and their precious babies.

Suffering, Death and Resurrection


Talk by Archbishop Sheen from Ye Shall Know the Truth Series

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother


Lenten Series talk given by Anne Collins at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish March 17, 2017.

Midwest Amp Fest 2017

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)



Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. Athanasius (Holy Repentance)

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