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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.

Christmas Schedule - 2014

The morning of 12/24 there is no 7 am or 11:30 am Mass.

Preparations for Christmas

  • Masses will be relocated in the Parish Center, St. Dominic Lobby, December 16-19

Pre-Christmas Schedule of Confessions

  • Tuesday, December 16, 7:00pm Four Confessors
  • Wednesday, December 17, 7:00pm Four Confessors, No Holy Hour
  • Friday, December 19, 7:00pm Four Confessors
  • Monday, December 22, 7:00pm Four Confessors

From the Pastor 12/21/14

A very blessed 4th Week of Advent. Many times the 4th Week of Advent is very short because Christmas falls during that week. Well this week we make it all the way to Wednesday before the Christmas Vigil Masses begin. Things are very busy around here as we make last minute plans for our Christmas celebrations. May God bless and protect all of you during this Christmas Season, especially if you will be traveling.

Please remember St. Gertrude Church this Christmas and please be as generous as you can to the Christmas Collection. We depend on your generosity during this time of year to balance our budget.

Kroger’s Plus Card for Donations to St. Gertrude Church:

Years ago, many parishioners used to participate in this program, and quite frankly, many quit doing it since it was a big hassle loading a gift card every month and making sure there was enough money in the account to pay for the groceries and still get the “Reward” for the church. I want you to know that the way to do this has really been improved and is pretty simple and painless now. All you have to do is call l-800-KROGERS. The message gives you several options, and the Community Rewards is Option 3. A person answers and asks for the number on your Plus Card. They verify your name and ask what charity you are choosing. Please respond by saying “St. Gertrude Church.” DONE! One parishioner wrote and said, “I did this just a few days ago, and when I shopped today, it was already posted on my receipt from the store. I thanked the cashier for such a nice thing that Kroger is doing. The lady waiting behind me said, ‘I go to St. Gertrude also,’ and she was unaware of this program. She agreed with me and said she was going to give them a call also. This process took just a few minutes and to think that the church gets 5% of what you spend is just terrific.” This Reward Program does have to be renewed each year. Alternative way is to use the Kroger website. Sign in using this website Once signed into the website you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings.

St. Gertrude Men's 2014 Advent Retreat

Sixty five men participated in the annual St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Advent Retreat on December 5th & 6th at the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood.  Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., our Retreat Master, encouraged attendees to "GO TO JOSEPH" and emulate his Virtues in our roles as Husbands, Fathers and Parish members.  You may listen to Fr. Giles' talks on the St. Gertrude website (click on the News tab) or at Click Here to listen.

The Great Adventures Bible Study Program with Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Join us beginning Saturday, January 31, as we continue The Great Adventures Bible Study program with Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother featuring Dr. Edward Sri—with supplemental information and explanation provided by Fr. Allen Moran, OP. (Dr. Sri is a theologian, author and nationally-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. He currently serves as professor of theology and Vice President of Mission and Outreach at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.)

In this eight-session study, we will walk with Mary through the various stages of her life and then move ahead to study her relationship with Jesus in his adult life, reflecting on her role in the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry as well as Mary’s role at the climax of His mission when He offered his life on the cross. Finally, we will explore the mysterious passage about “a woman clothed with the sun” in Rev. 12 and what it may tell us about Mary’s role in the Christian life today.

St. Thomas Aquinas Forum - February 13-14, 2015

9th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum

Just months after the bishops meet with the Holy Father in Rome for the Synod on the Family, the 9th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum will be examining this same theme. Join us as we celebrate this great gift, examining the role of the family in the Church, in society, and in God’s plan from the beginning. As the synod preparatory document stated, “The family is an inexhaustible resource and font of life in the Church’s pastoral activity. Therefore, the primary task of the Church is to proclaim the beauty of the vocation to love which holds great potential for society and the Church.” - See more at:

St Gertrude Feast Day - 2014 Picture Album

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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. Athanasius (Holy Repentance)

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