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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.

Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time - June 25, 2016

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Fr. Michael Wood, Diocese of Springfield, MA
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Reading 1 LAM 2:2, 10-14, 18-19

The Lord has consumed without pity
all the dwellings of Jacob;
He has torn down in his anger

Rosary vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center

"When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us," and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try?" -- Henry Hyde

From the Pastor 06/19/16

Last weekend we had a very successful festival. Allow me once again to profoundly thank the 100’s of volunteers who give of themselves each year for the festival. In a few weeks I will be able to report the financial income we received from the festival. Thanks and God bless.

I continue to inform our parishioners about transitions taking place in our ministries, which occurs each spring and into the summer. While change can be hard and challenging, it can also be grace-filled and nourishing. We celebrate those who have given so much and now take a well-deserved break and welcome new leaders, called forth by the Holy Spirit to carry on God’s mission for the ministry.

Allan Burwinkel completed his 4th year on the Stewardship Committee ― the last year serving as Chairman. Allan was personally responsible for developing and executing BOTH our Parish Information Directory and Parish Picture Directory. Together with his wife, Shannon, Allan saved the parish thousands of dollars in design and layout costs in producing these two valuable and keepsake publications. Allan served as the recorder for one year and then answered the call to be, as I mentioned, the committee Chair. In that capacity, Allan was the conduit for all committee proceedings, comprising the minutes and, later, working with Finance Council to coordinate the annual Fall Stewardship Appeal message I delivered. Thank you, Allan for your service to the parish! I am also grateful to Nancy Kammer who was nominated and appointed to be Allan’s successor as the committee chair.

The Spirituality of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The heart of Mary is the cradle of all Christian meditation on the mysteries of Christ. St. Lawrence Justinian in the Office of Readings for this feast day tells us: “Imitate her, O faithful soul. Enter into the deep recesses of your heart so that you may be purified spiritually and cleansed from your sins.”

2016 Festival Pictures

Pictures of the St Gertrude Festival 2016.
Photos by Cincinnati Digital Photography 513 484 3645

Video Tour of the St Gertrude Parish

Church and Priory Chapel

Fortnight of Freedom and One Church Of Mercy

May 18, 2016

Dear Father,

Once again, the Church in the United States will be recognizing the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. With the theme, “Witness to Freedom,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made available a wide variety of resources for the faithful to more fully appreciate the right to religious liberty. At the website,, you will find a new video and one-page summaries of past and present witnesses to freedom (including St. Edith Stein, Bl. Oscar Romero, the Coptic Christian martyrs, and the Little Sisters of the Poor). You can also access our own ongoing, local materials for preserving religious liberty at

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)

Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life talk_ysktt01.mp3
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience talk_ysktt02.mp3

Youth Choir Camp - 2016

St Gertrude Parish offers students in Grades 3 - 8
Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23, 2016
9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Camp will wrap up with the children singing at the 4:30pm Mass on
Saturday, July 23rd

Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock
$25 materials fee per child
Pay your materials fee to hold your spot.
Questions? Call Mrs. Fishlock at 513.561.5954

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