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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.

Parish May Crowning

Join us on Sunday May 3rd at 3pm for the Parish May Crowning. It will include blessing of the new Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Statue, Marian Hymns, Rosary, Litany and Consecration.

All are welcome!

From the Pastor 04/26/15

Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

I am very happy to announce a new gift to our parish of the Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Statue. This gift is from a generous donator and from the Knights of Columbus. Here below you will see the progress as our statue was being carved from wood in Portugal. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was designed based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young children who saw Our Lady on the 13th of each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. It is 100% hand-carved from a solid block of Lindenwood by the best sculptors in Portugal. The trim is 24K gold paint. She has crystal eyes. There are three leaves from a Holmoak tree in Fatima embedded in the base of the statue with a glass cover. The crown is the Gold Pilgrim Crown with rhinestones and is gold-plated.

After the month of May, Our Lady will be placed just outside the candle chapel on a pedestal for all to venerate her.

Lector Auditions Announcement Sign-Up Form - Spring 2015

Lector Auditions Website Announcement:
St. Gertrude’s is in need of new Lectors for all Masses, and we are pleased to announce that Deacon David Shea, D.Min, Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Athenaeum of Ohio, will be joining us to help audition and train new lectors. Training will be conducted in the church on Friday May 15th from 6:00-9:00 PM. It will include presentations on: the theology of the proclamation of Sacred Scripture, the practicalities of serving as a lector here at St. Gertrude, and public speaking skills. Those seeking to become lectors will also practice proclaiming a reading with Deacon Shea and receive individualized feedback from him. If you would like to serve as a lector, please sign-up below. After you sign up, the materials for the evening will be emailed to you; please review them in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Carroll at frcarroll@stgertrude.org.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training

We are looking for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for all Masses.


Training will be conducted in the Church on:
Sunday May 31st from 1:45-3:45 pm

If you are interested, please attend this training session. Please contact Rob Lockwood at 513-319-0543 if you have any questions.

Vigil Praise

Vigil Praise, Youth-Inspired Event for All Ages, Debuts Here May 1

It grew out of extending Encounter youth events to people of all ages.

“Vigil Praise,” an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and worship combined with music and more, will debut May 1st in The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West’s Chapel of St. Gregory of the Great.

Several Catholic ministries came together to create the event, which, like many events growing in popularity in the Archdiocese and around the country, will center on Adoration.

“The idea is to offer something more for young Catholic adults, something counter-cultural on Friday nights,” says Dr. Tobias Nathe, assistant professor of moral theology at The Athenaeum and director of the St. James Project, one of the sponsoring ministries.
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KofC Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Knghts of Columbus Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Bring your family and your appetite to church on Sunday May 3rd!! The Archbishop Elder Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to sponsor a Pancake Breakfast after the 8:00 and 9:30 AM masses on Sunday, May 3rd!

All You Can Eat!
Menu includes: Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage Breakfast
Cost: $7 per person / $24 per family
Note: Children 5 & under free / Grades K-8 cost $3
Location: Parish Gym

All proceeds go to Elder Council Knights of Columbus charity fund to further our work in supporting the church and community. (Note: Credit cards are accepted!)

St. Gertrude Parish Festival 2015


Friday, June 12th: 6pm-11:30pm
Saturday, June 13th: 5pm-11:30pm
Sunday, June 14th: 3pm-10pm

Attractions

  • Over 60 fun Booths & Rides
  • All of your favorite Festival Foods
  • Live Entertainment nightly on the Main Stage
  • Super-sized Auction Booth
  • Air conditioned Gaming Hall
  • Win a $1000 at The Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
  • Reverse Raffle (Win a Full Year's Tuition 2015/2016 School year

Come join the fun!

6551 Miami Ave., Madeira, OH 45243 (corner of Miami Ave. & Shawnee Run Rd.)

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St. Gertrude Parish Debt Elimination Challenge


St. Gertrude Parish Debt Elimination Challenge

“In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible
for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!” ― Pope Francis

Luke E. Hart Series (What Catholics believe, How Catholics pray, How Catholics live)

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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic, or person looking for a better understanding of our faith: What does a Catholic believe?, How does the Catholic worship?, and How does the Catholic live?

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. John of Damascus (Holy Repentance)

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