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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.

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter - April 28, 2016

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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Reading 1 ACTS 15:7-21

After much debate had taken place,
Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,

The Right to Religious Freedom - April 16, 2016

The Little Sisters of the Poor face a dire threat to their religious freedom in the United States. Find out more about what the Catholic Church teaches on religious freedom, including the groundbreaking Declaration on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis Humanae) from the Second Vatican Council.

Children's Choir Concert

Music selections representing Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Ukraine
Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm in the St. Gertrude Gym inside Parish Center
Reception following with international desserts, decor, and items on display!
Come and hear beautiful children sing beautiful music!

"Dominicans in Ohio"

The exhibit, “Dominicans in Ohio” will be available for viewing this Friday, April 29th beginning at 7pm in the School Fish Lobby. Wine and cheese will be served, and the Dominican friars, novices and sisters will be present for the showing.

From the Pastor 04/24/16

Dear Parishioners, I am happy to be back with you. I had a great time in Maine, but it sure is nice to be home.

Festival planning time has arrived and we are looking forward to another great festival, June 10-12. Please consider volunteering for the festival by contacting Cathy Egan at:

We literally need 100’s of volunteers. Cathy will find you a job that you feel most comfortable doing, and having a great time as well.

I came across this really great article a while ago. I think it would be very helpful to parents who have young teenage boys to give them the following advice. God bless.

Parish May Crowning

Parish Wide May Crowning with devotions and song will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm in the church. People are asked to bring fresh flowers for Our Lady as we begin this special month of May dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.

Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Kroger Re-Enrollment Time
It is that time again, once a year we need to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program. During the month of April you can re-enroll and this will become effective May 1. There are two ways to re-enroll;
1) Log onto your Kroger account from and click on your name, all your profile information will appear, at the bottom is the Community Rewards. 2) Call 1-800-Krogers at the first menu press #3. St. Gertrude receives a percentage of your purchases. Last quarter we received $2,067.39, and that was only 205 households participating. Imagine the donations we could receive if all families enrolled. St. Gertrude’s number is 80033. Call Janet in the Parish Office with any questions.

Thanks in advance for all your support. Happy shopping!

Corporal Work of Mercy - Visit the Imprisoned

Over 30 men will be giving a retreat for 30 inmates at the maximum security prison in
Lucasville, OH, at the end of April. They are in need of many donations and prayers for a
successful retreat. If you would like to help, please drop off any of the following items at the
St. Gertrude Parish Office on Wednesday, April 20 between 8:00am and 5:00pm (not earlier
in the week please) OR at the IHM Welcome Center, 7770 Beechmont Avenue, on Thursday,

Spring Plant Sale

May 14th and 15th

Help support the various Landscaping Projects on the parish grounds implemented by the gardening volunteers. If you cannot donate any of the items below, come and do your shopping! We will have plenty of great items for sale.

Plant Sale:

While cleaning up your property for the new growing season, keep us in mind when thinning out crowded or no longer needed perennials, such as Iris, Hosta, special grasses, small shrubs, small trees, etc. Label the group or items with any particulars, such as name, color of bloom, height, and anything else that might help them sell. Pot them if you can (we will have empty pots for you to use in the extra lot) and drop off the plants the week of the sale. Please, only donate items that have a good survival rate! Decorative pots, lawn ornaments, and other gardening items can also be donated.

KofC Sponsored Pancake Breakfast

Knights of Columbus Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Bring your family and your appetite to church on Sunday, May 1st!! The Archbishop Elder Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 9:30am to 12:30pm on May 1st.

All You Can Eat!
Menu includes: Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage Breakfast
Gluten/Dairy Free Menu!
Cost: $7 per person / $24 per family
Note: Children 5 & under free / Grades K-8 cost $3
Location: Parish Gym

All proceeds go to Elder Council Knights of Columbus charity fund to further our work in supporting the church and community. (Note: Credit cards are accepted!)

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