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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.

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 23, 2014

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Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap. - Dominican House of Studies

Gospel MT 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him.

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

From the Pastor 11/23/14

A Blessed Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. How appropriate our liturgical year comes to an end with this celebration this weekend. Next week we begin the Season of Advent and a new liturgical year. Of all the great kings of the world we could easily say that Jesus Christ is the greatest of all kings. Truly he is the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. Thus it was very proper for Pope Pius XI, of the last century, on December 11, 1925, to declare this great feast day of Christ the King. Pope Pius XI made it very clear that Jesus Christ as creator and sustainer of the world has a right to rule over all the nations of the earth. Christ has the right to teach all the nations, to make laws and guide all people in things that pertain to our eternal salvation.

Absolutely no government, no matter how powerful it is, has the power to regulate God‟s authority over human life and human destiny. No government has the right to infringe on the Church‟s right to proclaim the reign of Christ. The pope rightly asserted that Christ is the King of the Universe, and that our Lord commands the respect and praise of all peoples.

St Gertrude Feast Day - 2014 Picture Album

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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:
Tuesday December 9th from 7:00-9:00 PM
Sunday December 14th from 3:00-5:00 PM.

If you are interested, please attend one of these training sessions. Please contact Rob Lockwood at 513-319-0543 if you have any questions.

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2014 Sign Up Form

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 2:00pm

Saint Gertrude Parish Center

Cost - $ 25.00 per family

Join us as we celebrate Advent with this fun parish activity! You’ll find fellowship, holiday fun, refreshments, and activities for the children. We provide all the materials for making a beautiful Advent Wreath of live greens. Don’t forget to bring your pruners! (You may also want to bring a platter, tray, or box lid for transporting your wreath. ☺) Father will be with us to bless the wreaths made by your family. Adults and older students are needed to help with crafts and refreshments.

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)

Parish Picnic 2014 Photo Album

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Bible Study - St Irenaeus Ministries

St Gertrude website has permission from the St. Irenaeus Ministries to post this link to their website and directions to fetch their podcasts through iTunes. These podcasts are free of charge so please donate to this faith formation ministry.

St. Irenaeus is a center of orthodox Catholic mission and renewal, serving a community of faith in the Rochester NY area and beyond. It is a place of fellowship and prayer; a place of inquiry and outreach.

Our goal is sound instruction and spiritual formation in Biblical study, evangelization and discipleship. Our goal is simply to proclaim Christ in the fullness of the historic faith.

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About St. Irenaeus Ministries
It is our conviction that Christ came, not only to teach a true faith, but to minister his life and salvation powerfully to all. To this end, he left us an enduring Church with eternal and unchanging provisions of grace to bless and actually transform the lives of mankind. Moved by the love of our Lord and a reverence for this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and “her faith, her peace and her enduring missionary spirit,” we have come together to raise up a more positive and powerful witness to his truth and grace.

St. Irenaeus is not an independent ecclesiastic structure, but a living, Christ-centered faith community, flowing strength and blessing back to the various parishes and individuals with whom we have to do.

Our mandate is simple: “to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.” For us this means proclaiming and teaching Christ in the fullness of the historic faith and offering what encouragement and sound guidance we can for the formation of mature disciples. In short, we are concerned with the salvation of souls and fostering their growth in holiness. So, we have a three-fold imperative to promote:

  • A better knowledge of the Truth;
  • A deeper Spiritual Life and
  • A more authentic and powerful witness to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Introduction to the Gospel according to John Podcast

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