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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.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 19, 2017

Rev. Peter Jae Choi, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 79
Reading 1 LV 19:1-2, 17-18

The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them:
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.

"You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.
Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen,
do not incur sin because of him.

From the Pastor 02/19/17

Congratulations to our Second Graders both in our school and Primary Evangelization Program who have just celebrated their First Reconciliation. I wish to thank their parents and their teachers who have worked so hard to prepare them for this beautiful sacrament. Please keep them in your prayers as they will now begin their preparations for their First Holy Communion.

The 3rd Annual Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference. SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER! The 2017 Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference (GCCWC) will take place on Saturday, March 4 at The Manor House in Mason, OH. There is a wonderful line of speakers for this first Saturday of Lent ― speaking under the theme of Lord, Teach Us to Pray. Archbishop Schnurr will be joining the conference to celebrate Mass. Last year the event was sold out so register early and bring a friend! Register online at:

Fra Angelico: Preaching Through Art

A meditation on a couple art work pieces of Fra Angelico.

Sacraments in the Cinema

These evenings will consist in viewing the films together at the parish center and engaging in a discussion, under the guidance of Father Keller, of the sacramental theology features.

The Gift of Eucharistic Adoration

St. Gertrude Parish is blessed to have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration available at the Mother of Mercy Adoration Chapel. The Chapel is located in St. Gertrude’s Parish Center. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion in which the members of a community unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament, continuously during the day and night, seven days a week. We invite all to join us in adoration of our Blessed Lord present in the Eucharist.

From The Pastor
February 12, 2017
by Fr. George W. Rutler
Pastor of St. Michael Church, New York City

Europe and its contiguous lands were in a chaotic condition in 1240: the Mongols were destroying Kiev, the Novgorod army virtually wiped out the Swedes along the Neva River, and the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II, was pillaging the Papal States using Islamic Saracens as his mercenaries. Pope Gregory IX’s attempt to rally a Crusade against the invaders failed, and his good friend Saint Clare was virtually bedridden as the Saracens besieged her convent at San Damiano. Her beloved Francis of Assisi had died fourteen years before. In this emergency, she left her invalid couch, went to the window and exposed the Blessed Sacrament in a silver and ivory ciborium, and the alien troops fled.

In northern Mexico until just a few years ago, drug- and gang-related violence had made Ciudad Juarez one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Following the example of Saint Clare, missionaries turned to the Eucharistic Lord for help. A perpetual adoration chapel was opened in 2013 when the murder rate was forty people a day, with soldiers and policemen joining the gangs. Increasing numbers of devotees urged the soldiers to join them in Holy Hours. Few now dismiss as only coincidence the fact that within five years the annual murder rate dropped from 3,766 to 256.

St. Gertrude Fish Fry - 2017

Knights of Columbus Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy Breakfast at St. Gertrude!
Pancakes, Eggs, and
Sausage Breakfast
Gluten/Dairy Free Menu!
"All You Can Eat!"

Date: Sunday, March 5 Location: in the gym Time: 8:45am to 12:30pm Cost: $7 per person/$24 per family (Children 5 & under: FREE/grades K-8: $3)

Note: credit cards accepted!

Sponsored and Prepared by Archbishop Elder Council Knights of Columbus

Gate of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleums Representative Visit

Are your Parents ready? Your Grandparents? Are You?

(We don't like to think about it, or talk about it. And yet, it is the most certain thing about life. It will end, and few of us have any warning as to when.)

Gate of Heaven, the Archdiocesan cemetery for Cincinnati, is offering a free educational seminar on the end of life decisions most of us will face. What are current teachings? What are the options and associated costs?

Topics to be covered include:

Offered to God - Understanding the Role of Sisters in the Church with Sr. Mary Michael, O.P.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:00 pm
St. Gertrude Gym
6543 Miami Ave.
Reception to follow

Presentation Ministries: Marian Talks

Anne Collins gave 2 talks on July 26, 2016, at Xavier University for Presentation Ministries' Bible Institute. The audio files are below. The 3 documents that Anne refers to in her first talk are attached below.

  • Mary in Scripture
  • Total Consecration to Mary
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