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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.

Daily Reflection - January 26, 2015

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Rev. Daniel Merz, Secretariat of Divine Worship

Gospel MK 3:22-30

The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus,
“He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and
“By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”

Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables,

From the Pastor 01/25/15

Last weekend before the beginning of Holy Mass we heard a message from Archbishop Dennis Schnurr concerning the Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal. This week you have received a letter from him asking for your prayerful financial support. On behalf of our Archbishop I thank you for your annual contribution to the Catholic Ministries Appeal. In the next few weeks I would ask you to kindly return your pledge or gift for the Catholic Ministries Appeal. In the next few weeks we will try to reach our goal of $97,811.00 for the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

On another note, many have asked me about our Debt Elimination Challenge. I am happy to report that we are just $358,000 from reaching our goal of $3.2 million.

Once again I thank you for your support to our Archbishop and also our Debt Elimination Challenge. I am sure that the good Lord will bless you for your continued support.

The Family: House of Formation - 2015

Each session includes: Free dinner and discussion groups with activities and materials to enjoy with family or friends

Babysitting is provided for children 3 and under

Dinner at 6pm in the school cafeteria, followed by age-level breakout sessions.

Thursday Sessions Time: (6pm - 8pm)

  • Feb 5 Called to Holiness
  • Feb 12 Married Life
  • Feb 19 The Celibate Life
  • Feb 26 Discernment

Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Kroger is discontinuing the Neighborhood Reward Program that required a gift card for 4% to go to St. Gertrude. Kroger has developed a new program named Kroger Community Rewards Program. This program works with your Kroger Plus Card rather than a gift card. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger store. If you already have a card, simply register it online and while in the "My Rewards" screen, choose the Community Rewards tab towards the bottom of the page and edit. When asked to find your organization you can put 80033 or "St. Gertrude" and enter. Select "St. Gertrude" and save. With this program, multiple people in your household can use the same Kroger Plus card and all purchases will help support St. Gertrude.

Thanks in advance for all your support. Happy shopping!

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 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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