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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.

Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time - October 23, 2017

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Lectionary: 473
Reading 1 ROM 4:20-25

Brothers and sisters:
Abraham did not doubt God's promise in unbelief;
rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God

Archbishop DiNoia Visit

From the Pastor 10/22/17

Please help us in any way to keep current on our financial needs. We experience a deficit in our weekly envelope giving almost every week. If you can help in any way, possibly by increasing your weekly giving by $5/$10 per week, that would be a great blessing to the parish. Please pray about this and ask yourselves, “Can I increase my weekly giving in any way?” Thank you so much.

I wanted to take a moment, as I do on occasion, to provide you news about developments within our wonderful parish ministries.

After many years of service participating in, then leading, our Baptism Ministry, Marla and Steve Spaeth have decided to step away from this ministry when the current schedule they manage ends in the winter. It has been a blessing to have them commit so much of their time to help other families and their babies celebrate this most precious Sacrament. Steve and Marla, on behalf of the entire parish, the staff, and all the couples who you’ve touched in this ministry, we say THANK YOU!

St Gertrude RCIA 2017-2018 Session Six: Creation and the Fall of Man

The claim that sets the Judeo-Christian thought world apart from every other mode of religious thought is this: that in the beginning, God created all that is out of nothing. From that comes our sense of who God is, who we are, how perfectly we were made, and what the consequences of sin are. This is the first act with which the drama of salvation begins.

Catholic Men's Fellowship - Advent Retreat 2017

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/1/17 evening) and Saturday (12/2) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue. Space is available on a “1st Come ― 1st Served” basis. Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P. will team up as our Retreat Masters. They will challenge attendees to experience “The REAL Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

The Reformation after 500 Years: A Catholic Take on the Divisive Doctrines



The Reformation after 500 Years: A Catholic Take on the Divisive Doctrines Tuesdays 7 - 8:30pm, St. Dominic Lobby



October 3: Reforming Mary —Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
October 10: Who Reads the Bible? —Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.
October 17: God’s Fallen Priests —Msgr. Frank Lane
October 24: No Salvation Outside the Church? —Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.

St. Gertrude's Feast Day Celebration

Save the date! November 11, 4:30pm

Gift of Life Layette

September 21 - October 31

The Gift of Life Pack-n-Play will be in our church outside the Holy Family Chapel during the month of October. Your generous donations of NEW baby items benefit mothers and their babies at Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the Women's Center in Sharonville. Most needed are diapers size newborn to 6 months, baby wipes and wash, bottles and formula, onesies, sleepers, socks, hats, outfits and blankets. No toys/books please. Call Mary or Terry at

True Devotion to Mary Study Group

Join us in studying what is considered by many to be "the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written," (TAN Publishers). True Devotion to Mary has influenced countless souls, including St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.


DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 29th, 2017 and runs through May 22nd, 2018. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2018 following the 11:30am Mass. A complete schedule is available in the Attachments Section below. Please consider reading Anne's "TDM Introduction" document before you begin the study. It can also be found in the Attachments Section below.

Meetings at St. Gertrude will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby.
Click here to register for class at St. Gertrude.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 30th
    Contact person:  Holly Farmer - 513-349-1767, holly.farmer@fuse.net
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Joann Armstrong - 513-474-1139, jmarmstrong2@outlook.com
  • St. Frances De Sales (Angie Cole's house), 1272 Weathervane Way, Lebanon,
    Monday Mornings 9:15-11:30 am, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Angie Cole, angiejcole@gmail.com
  • St. Frances De Sales (Scott and Jill Corbett's house), 732 Cedar Ridge Drive, Lebanon 45036
    Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th, Contact person: Jill Corbett - 513-678-4150, Scott.corbett@fioptics.com
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Eileen Devereux - 513-575-3417, epdevereux@hotmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort's house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
    Tuesdays 9:30 am, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (at a home in Maineville),
    Mondays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)



Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. Birgitta of Sweden (Holy Repentance)

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?

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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Click here to make a donation to the St. Irenaeus Center

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.
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