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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.

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 10/26/14

I am very pleased to announce that beginning November 5, the Wednesday evening Holy Hour from 7-8pm, will now be designated as a Holy Hour for Vocations. The rosary will be led by members of the Vocations Committee of our parish as we pray for vocations to holy marriage, consecrated virginity and the single life, priesthood and consecrated life. This has been something I have wanted to establish for quite some time, so I am grateful to the Vocations Committee for taking on this commitment. Please come and join us as we pray for holy vocations. Confessions will continue to be celebrated during the Holy Hour as well.

Most of you will be reading this on Sunday, October 26. As of this morning I have left for my last trip to Maine. I will be with my family until November 6. We will have an early Thanks- giving family dinner together and I will close down our family cottage for the winter. No trips planned back to Maine until mid-March of next year.

In the next two weekends I will share with you the message I gave concerning the update I gave the weekend of October 18-19, on the Debt Elimination Challenge of our parish. This is for your review and reflection, and especially for those who missed my important update.

St Gertrude Novena Prayer Card

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St Gertrude Feast Day - 2014

Saturday November 15th
4:30pm Mass
Following Mass Procession
German Food (bring a dessert to share)
Music and Dancing (Authentic German Polka Band)

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2014

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.

St Gertrude Sports Leader - Fall 2014 Videos

St Gertrude Letter to Mom Ceremony

The Cincinnati St Gertrude Bandit Football team, grades K-2, had their Letter to Mom Ceremony after a game one weekend.

They made it a family grill-out.

Funeral Homily for Fr Joseph Clement Burns, OP - Sept. 30, 2014

For sixty years, Fr Joseph Clement Burns served God’s people as a priest. For sixty years, God visited his people through him, and through him Jesus continued his ministry of healing. Over the years, he touched countless lives. For so many people, he was father, uncle, brother, friend. He served as a teacher, campus minister, prior, student master, pastor, novice master—and what was closest to his heart, a preacher of God’s grace.

When talking about his life, it’s hard to know where to begin. Everyone has their favorite Fr Clem stories. He did not take himself too seriously, and it was hard to take yourself too seriously when you were around him. He lacked what is often called a filter.

I remember many years ago talking with a parishioner here at St Gertrude’s. He’d been to confession with Fr Clem, and he was still kind of amazed and puzzled. He told me, “Going to confession with Fr Burns was unlike going to confession with any other priest. While I was confessing my sins, he was saying things like, ‘Yeah, I do that too.’”

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. Robert Bellarmine (Holy Repentance)

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