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St. Gertrude School



Below you will find School Events and Activities (past, present and future), this is an excellent resource for posting upcoming events and also to show prospective students and their families the vibrancy of St Gertrude School.

School Information

Jr. High Youth Ministry Fall Fest

St. Joseph the Worker Society - Altar Boys

The altar boys at St. Gertrude are members of the St. Joseph Society, which is recruiting new members.

The St. Joseph the Worker Society recruits young men from the 4th grade through high school. They are trained to serve holy Mass and other important liturgical celebrations. The Society for the young men will be an opportunity for them to be mentored in Dominican spirituality, build community, and provide needed service to the church. It is a program of fraternity, discipline, accountability, and discernment; the spirituality of manhood, priesthood, and fatherhood is the focus of the training for our young men. This program is organized by the pastor and parochial vicars and will involve fathers from the parish as well.

The Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild Form (Young Ladies) - Fall 2017

Update: This Saturday's St Anne Guild meeting needs to be postponed until the October 14th date. All other pertinent information will remain the same.

It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained. —Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild is a spiritual guild for young ladies beginning in the 4th grade through high school. The Guild is directly involved in assisting with the beauty and care of our Church environment. The Guild helps young ladies discern how best to serve the church community, including preparing for the holy celebration of the Mass, seasonal devotional spaces, floral design for displays of statues, icons, flowers and plants. The Guild is also an opportunity for us to pray together and receive instruction about feminine and Dominican spirituality, consecrated life, and motherhood with the spiritual assistance and guidance of our own Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Once a month, September through May, we will come together to pray, serve, and learn. Meeting topics include the Mass and Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Mary and the Rosary, and the lives of the Saints. We also have planned some great activities, crafts, and snacks, and you won’t want to miss our end-of-the-year Tea Party! The Guild is sponsored by our head sacristan/liturgical coordinator, the Dominican sisters, and mentor mothers. Please go to our website to sign up

Academic Excellence

Youth Choir Camp - 2017



St Gertrude Parish offers Choir Camp for two age groups this year!

Young Children's Choir Camp for children ages 5,6 and 7.
Thursday through Saturday, July 6 - 8, 2017
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

and

Children's Choir Camp for children in grades 3 - 8.
Thursday through Saturday, July 6 - 8, 2017
10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock
$25 materials fee per child
Please make check payable to St. Gertrude Church (no cash please)

VIRTUS Certification

The next VIRTUS sessions will be:
- Monday, June 5 at 6:00pm
- Monday, August 21 at 1:00pm
- Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00pm
Preregistration is required and can be done online at www.virtusonline.org

In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last FIVE years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

First Communion Parent Meeting

Wednesday, February 22 at 8:30am OR 7:00pm in the St. Gertrude School Cafeteria. This meeting is for the parents of any child planning to receive First Communion at St. Gertrude this spring. For your convenience, this meeting will be offered twice; please attend the session that best fits your schedule.

It is an expectation that a parent attend for any child planning to receive the sacrament. At this meeting Fr. André-Joseph, Sr. Mary Seton, and Miss Siebert will share the history of this wonderful sacrament, information regarding our preparations in class, suggestions for ways to prepare at home, and important logistics regarding First Communion Day. Thank you for making
this meeting a priority as you plan your week.

St Gertrude School Open House - January 29, 2017

Virtus Child Safety Class

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

Child Protection: In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last five years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2103 and speak with Mary.

Annual Christmas Pageant - 2016


The Annual Christmas Pageant will be performed on
Tues. Dec. 20th at 7 pm
AND
Wed. Dec. 21st at 9:30 am
both are held in the Church.

All parishioners are invited to this annual event.

Virtus Child Safety Class

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

Child Protection: In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last five years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2103 and speak with Mary.

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2016 Sign Up Form


Sunday, November 27th , 2016 1:30pm

Saint Gertrude Parish Center

Cost - $ 25.00 per family

Join us as we celebrate Advent with this fun parish activity!
You’ll find fellowship, holiday fun, refreshments, and activities for the children. We provide all the materials for making a beautiful Advent Wreath of live greens. Don’t forget to bring your pruners! (You may also want to bring a platter, tray, or box lid for transporting your wreath) Father will be with us to bless the wreaths made by your family. Adults and older students are needed to help with crafts and refreshments.

St. Gertrude School Walkathon

The 14th Annual St. Gertrude School Walkathon will be held on Friday, October 28.

This event is the only fundraiser for the school PTO, and provides funding for supplemental school experiences such as COSI, Schoolhouse Symphony, visits from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and more! Offering extra school programs is one of the PTO’s key focus areas, and the funds raised by the Walkathon enable the PTO to carry out this mission.

First Penance Parent Meeting - AM

Our First Penance Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30am and 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Please attend the session that best fits your schedule.

It is an expectation that one parent be present for each child preparing to receive the gift of peace through the great Sacrament of Reconciliation this year. You will receive information about material to be covered in class, details regarding the First Penance ceremony, and a resource packet with suggestions for activities to be done at home in preparation for reception of this blessed sacrament.