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St Gertrude Newsletter October 16, 2018

Annual Craft Fair at St. Gertrude's Parish - October 20, 2018

Ladies of Charity present Saturday, Oct. 20 the Annual Craft Fair at St. Gertrude's Parish

Update

Calling all parishioner bakers: If you love to bake, we are in need of baked goods to sell at the Craft and Gift Show. All proceeds go to help local charities.

The Ladies of Charity are looking for Nativity sets, angels,and stars to sell at the Craft and Gift Show for our Nativities for Bread program. If you have any of these items and you wish to donate them to the Ladies of Charity, please call Mary Lou Doran at 543-3696.

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The Aquinas Society of Cincinnati Presents Revolution 1968-2018

The Aquinas Society of Cincinnati is an initiative of the Dominican Friars of St. Gertrude’s in Cincinnati. Fulfilling our mission as teachers and preachers of the Truth. We seek to offer to Catholics of Cincinnati the intellectual and spiritual resources they need to stand fast in the faith and grow in holiness. Our events includes lectures, discussions, cultural outings, and performances.

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Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat - Fall 2018

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (11/30/18 Evening) and Saturday (12/1) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave., Cin., OH 45212. Space is available on a “1st Come -- 1st Served” basis.

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Prayer Shawl Fall 2018

Prayer Shawl will meet October 17 at 9:00 in the St. Joseph Room in the Parish Center. Our community project this year is working on baby items to donate. If need a prayer shawl or would like to join, or learn to knit or crochet, contact, Rebecca Diwan, email rebeccadiwan@gmail.com or call 575-6658. All prayer shawls are free.

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Help Needed to Take Down Crosses

We will be removing the Crosses of the Innocents on Friday, October 19, beginning at 8:00am. It is a pretty quick process. Thanks to any parishioner who can give an hour of their time next Friday morning; we appreciate your support. For more information, contact Tom Hahn at 831-2386.

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40 Days for Life - Fall 2018

From September 26 to November 4th our community will unite with many others from coast to coast – and internationally – for a major simultaneous pro-life mobilization – the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers are praying that these efforts will mark the beginning of the end of abortion.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

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Gift of Life Layette - October 2018

October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

The Pack-n-Play is again outside the Holy Family Chapel/Candle room for the entire month of October. Your donations of new baby items are a great way for families to participate in respect Life Month. Most needed items are: diapers (size N to 6), baby wipes/washes/lotions, onesies, sleepers, blankets, socks, hats, outfits, formula and bottles. Toddler coats are needed as winter approaches.

Please only new items; no books/toys.

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