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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.

40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion and Adoration - 2015

St. Gertrude Parish will observe
40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion and Adoration
Friday, March 6th, 9:00 am through Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 pm

Beginning with an All School Procession at 9:00 am on Friday and
Ending with Vespers and Benediction at 4:00 pm on Sunday

Attention: Current Perpetual Adoration Adorers - Please Adore in Church during 40 Hours. The Adoration Chapel will be closed for maintenance from 10am Fri. to 5pm Sun.

Eucharistic Adoration for the 40 Hours will begin on March 6th at 10am in the church and continue until 4pm on Sunday, March 8. The Mother of Mercy Perpetual Adoration will be closed during the 40 Hours. All adorers who have hours in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel during these 40 Hours will be transferred to the church. Please note the following times the Blessed Sacrament will NOT be exposed during 40 Hours due to Masses in the church that weekend.

Adorers do not have to come to adore:
Friday, March 6, from 11am-1pm
Saturday, March 7, from 8-9am, 11am-12pm, and 4-6pm
Sunday, March 8, from 8am-2pm

Living Lent

Lent is a time for sacrifice, discipline, reflection, and prayer, as we prepare for the joy of Easter. During Lent during this Year of Faith, use silence ... confession ... the saints ... faith witness .. and the Eucharist to deepen and strengthen your Catholic faith.

From the Pastor 03/01/15

I hope you have all entered into the season of Lent with an open heart and mind to what Jesus wants to do for you during this holy season. Pray to the Holy Spirit that indeed this will be a powerful Lent for each of you.

We are now on the last stretch to collect $350,000 to reach our goal of $3.2 million to be a debt free parish. I hope many who have not yet responded will see the importance of participating in the Challenge, and be part of the wonderful future we have for our beloved parish. I am also happy to report that the Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph has fully endorsed our efforts. Below please find a letter addressed to the entire parish from Fr. Kenneth Letoile, O.P., our Provincial and former pastor.

Thank you and God bless you. A blessed week to all of you,

Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P., Pastor

Greetings from our Provincial Offices located at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City.

It is so great to be, once again, affiliated with this wonderful parish! From my time as pastor of St. Gertrude from 1999-2008, to my new role as Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, I can humbly say that St. Gertrude Parish, and its people, hold a very special place in my heart.

Nominations to St. Gertrude Pastoral Council - Online Submission Form

This year there are three membership position opening on the Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council meets once a month, usually on the 4th Monday, from 7-9pm, August through May. We ask you to prayerfully read the following information about the Pastoral Council, and consider nominating yourself or someone you feel may be called to this important ministry. Please do not nominate someone without first speaking with them.

Preamble to the Pastoral Council Constitutions and By Laws:
The Parish Pastoral Council, acting as a consultative body, is the vehicle by which the pastor and his pastoral staff consider and test their own ideas and proposals with a group representing the entire parish community. It is the official listening post for the local parish community—the pastor listening to his people and the people listening to their pastor. (The Code of Canon Law 536)

Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry

Once again, Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 555 and the Knights of Columbus will co-sponsor the weekly St. Gertrude Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. So mark your calendars!

The fish fries will take place on Fridays, Feb. 20 - March 6 from 5:00-7:30pm.

St. Gertrude School Cafeteria
Everyone is welcome!
Dine in or Carryout
Delicious dinner includes:

Entree Options

  • Fish Fillet
  • Fish Sandwich
  • Boiled Shrimp
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2015 Men’s Retreat March 20-22, 2015

All men are welcome

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus, Elder Council

Fr. David J. Endres, Retreat Master

Fr. David J. Endres is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, ordained in 2009. He is assistant professor of church history and historical theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary/Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, he is weekend assistant at St. Thomas More Church, Withamsville. He holds a doctoral degree from the School of Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles in Catholic magazines and journals and is awaiting the publication of his second book.

Sons of So Great a Mother:
Praying and Living the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

  • The Baptism in the Jordan
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • The Proclamation of the Kingdom
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Institution of the Eucharist

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?

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