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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 09/14/14

Wow, I forgot to tell all of you that I will be away in Maine until September 22. This is the second part of my summer vacation. School has started up along with a ton of parish activities. Now I need to go and sleep for a while. My dad will be spending the time with me at our cottage. We will visit my mom and probably make our last visit to the cemetery before winter arrives. Dad likes to check out his real estate investment and visit with the family. I’m picking up sweets for him as well: Little Debbie cakes and lots of chocolate!

We are gearing up for another year for service with our boys and girls in the St. Joseph Society and the St. Anne and Child Mary Guild. Combined there are almost 160 kids in these two programs. Both programs have been very successful. Please see the bulletin flyer about them, and register on our parish website. We are inviting all children and young people from grades four to high school to join.

Next weekend we will have the annual collection for the Dominican Foreign Missions. Thank you for your continued financial support and prayers for our Missions in East Africa, and our special support of Bishop Chris Cardone in the Solomon Islands.

Server Program for Young People at St. Gertrude’s - Fall 2014

It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained.
—Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

St. Gertrude Church has two programs to help mentor and spiritually form our young people who wish to serve the Church, and possibly encourage our young people to discern more clearly a possible vocation to the priesthood and consecrated life.

Women's Conference

The Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday Oct. 25th at St. Gertrude's.

Uniting women across Greater Cincinnati by living our Catholic faith every day. Speakers include Teresa Tomeo, Fr. James Brooks, Danielle Bean, and Kelly Wahlquist. The concluding mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

Click the link to our website where you will find all the details including REGISTRATION!
Seating is limited, and we expect this event to sell out! So register today!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This catechesis program is for 3* - 6 year old children. It will be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5 pm in a school classroom near the cafeteria.

True Devotion to Mary Study Group Sign Up Form - 2014

Begins Aug 26th and runs through May 26th
Concluding with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 30th

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 Blessed Mother Teresa.

Meetings will be twice a month and offered at three different locations:
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, St. Gertrude Parish Center Lobby
Wednesdays, 9:45 - 11:45 am, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, St. Margaret of York

** Babysitting available on Tuesdays only provided at least 6 families request it **
*** Book may be purchased at the Catholic Shop in Madeira, translation by Fr. Faber ***

St John Paul II called this book a “decisive turning point” in his life after reading it at age 19.
His papal motto, “Totus Tuus,” was taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s writings on the Blessed Mother.
Pope Pius IX declared that St. Louis de Montfort’s devotion to Mary was the best and most acceptable form of devotion to Our Lady.

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. Bernard of Clairvaux (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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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.

Introduction to the Gospel according to John Podcast

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