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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.

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 28, 2016

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Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
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Reading 1 SIR 3:17-18, 20, 28-29

My child, conduct your affairs with humility,

RCIA Videos 2016

We asked three people who went through RCIA at St. Gertrude's in 2015-2016 to explain why they became Catholic. The answers are as different as the people themselves, but are united by one thing: the desire for Christ.

From the Pastor 08/28/16

I am happy to announce that the Dominican community has reelected Fr. Allen Moran, O.P., as our prior for a second three-year term. Fr.Allen will continue to oversee the life of our Dominican Community in the priory. Some people are still a little confused about this. As pastor I am not the superior/prior of our community. Here at St. Gertrude, we have two separate positions. I am the pastor of the parish, and Fr. Allen is the superior/ prior of the Dominican community. Please pray for Fr.

Children’s Choir Starts September 6

Any parish child from third through eighth grade is welcome to join the children’s choir! We rehearse
from 3:30-4:45pm on Tuesday afternoons. Rehearsals are in the choir room in the Parish Center. The children sing at the 11:00am Sunday Mass four to five times a year and perform a spring concert in May. Permission forms are available in the Parish Office.

Contact Catherine Fishlock with any questions at

Familia Info Session

The peace of knowing your family is on the right track! Familia exists to support you in your efforts to build a strong family life. It is Familia’s mission to strengthen families by helping men and women live their mission to marriage and parenthood in all its fullness with the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith. The family is the bedrock of our society. This is where God has made known his presence in a most unique and unrepeatable way. Familia equips men and women with practical tools that will enable them to become spouses, fathers and mothers their family needs. More information please visit:

Are you looking for a way to share ideas with other moms on how to raise faith-filled children and strengthen your marriage? A new Familia group is being formed for Fall 2016! We meet twice per month in the morning from September through May to reflect on the Gospel, Catechism and Pope JPII’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers.

Please join us for an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 9:30- 10:30am in the Parish Center. Babysitting will be provided. Please contact Anita Pappalardo if you have any questions at 248-8237 or

Testimonial from a new member: “I’m currently doing the first year and it’s absolutely life changing!”

Communion of All Saints Paintings - Time Lapse Videos

Time-lapse videos documenting local artist John McCoy painting process of the "Communion of All Saints" artwork for All Saints Parish in Alpena, MI.

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community - Sign Up

You are invited to join our new Great Adventures Bible Study program, First Corinthians:The Church and the Christian Community featuring Tim Gray—with supplemental information and explanation provided by Fr. Allen Moran, O.P.

In this eleven-session study, we will discover how the conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times.

First Corinthians explores the key elements that the apostle Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the Body of Christ. In addition, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist, which, along with Christian virtue, leads to a life of joy.

Original Image of Divine Mercy

The film The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece is coming to the parish on Thursday, September 8, from 7:00-9:00pm in the gym.

This new documentary follows the adventurous history of the original painting commissioned by St. Faustina. The Original Image of Divine Mercy features appearances of key witnesses, as well as Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, George Weigel (biographer of Saint Pope John Paul II), Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Immaculée, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Grammy award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr., and many others. The film has been endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Go online to watch the trailer at:

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

St Meinrad Retreat Schedule 2016


Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or how art can inspire your spirituality. Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics.

Three-day retreats are offered on weekends (Friday evening through Sunday noon) or during the week (Tuesday evening through Thursday noon).

Click here to find out about all these retreats.

Welcome to Saint Meinrad! We'd love to have you visit us at our southern Indiana location.

You're invited to join us any day for prayer or Mass in the Archabbey Church. If you have time, take a tour of our beautiful grounds and historic buildings.

You might even want to sign up for one of the many retreats we host in our Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.

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