Ministries A-F

Ministries A-F

Adoration

Adoration provides an opportunity for us to strengthen our relationship with Jesus by spending more time with him. Our parish offers adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church on Wednesday and Thursday. Our parish also has Perpetual Adoration in the Mother of Mercy Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Click here for more information on Perpetual Adoration at St Gertrude Parish

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Alumni Committee

ALUMNI COMMITTEE CHARTER
The St Gertrude School Alumni Committee exists to foster relationships with graduates through social media, newsletters, and gatherings with the purpose of sustaining connections for personal, spiritual, social, and professional purposes and to help foster a culture of philanthropy in support of their alma mater.

Contact Name(s): 
David Cabrera
Contact Phone Number(s): 
561-8020

Baptism Team

Baptism Ministry – is looking for married couples interested in assisting with the baptism ritual and/or teaching the Baptism Preparation Class. Couples select available dates on a rotating schedule and assist once every 8-12 weeks. Responsibilities include: greeting families, coordinating the ritual, and assisting the priest during the ceremony. The preparation class is at 1:45pm the 1st Sunday every month and the baptisms are also at 1:45pm on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. This is a wonderful opportunity for married couples to participate in parish ministry together.

Contact Name(s): 
Marla and Steve Spaeth
Contact Phone Number(s): 
683-8869

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement Ministry – invites parish men and women to become intimately involved with the beatitudes of burying the dead and comforting those who mourn. This ministry helps celebrate the end of life in a meaningful way by assisting the clergy and helping family and friends of the deceased who have Funeral or Memorial Masses celebrated at St. Gertrude. Duties include: expressing the sympathy of the parish, offering to meet with the family for up to 90 minutes to help with liturgy planning, assisting in practical needs, praying for the deceased and their loved ones, and attending the funeral if possible. This ministry is in dire need of volunteers, since the parish averages 45 funerals/memorials per year.

Contact Name(s): 
AnnaMaria Spurgin

Boosters(Athletic)

The St. Gertrude Parish Boosters is an organization that provides an opportunity for the children of the parish to participate in organized Catholic sports programs.

5th & 6th Grade Football SportsLeader Commitment Ceremony

All parents who have paid the Boosters registration fee are members of the Boosters. Please check the bulletin on a regular basis for information about how to become a member of Boosters and have your children participate in diocesan-wide sports programs.

Jayne O’Neill Tourney

Jayne O'Neill was a loving mother of three wonderful girls and loving wife of Tim O'Neill. She had a passion for life, for family, and for St. Gertrude. All three girls are proud graduates of St. Gertrude School. Jayne was taken from us early, but she is not forgotten and is remembered and honored with the Jayne O'Neil Memorial Basketball Tournament.

This tournament hosts up to 60 local girls basketball teams participating over a two week period for grades 3rd to 8th. This is our only fundraiser for boosters. Proceeds from the Jayne O'Neil tournament help fund all of the sports programs in the parish! In the last few years, boosters have purchased new uniforms for all sports with the exception of boy's basketball which will be replaced this year. Boosters also purchases new balls and equipment every year for our parish sports teams. Tournament runs the weekend of August 17th.

SportsLeader

The purpose of SportsLeader is to assist sports programs in development of the entire person of the participants, particularly in teaching values that have universal benefit to the players on the field, off the field, and throughout their life and to teach them tools to transform those values into virtues. Recognizing the unique role and influence coaches have with participants, Sports Leader provides a systematic method to assist coaches in developing their teams into the best possible individual persons and players they can be.

SportsLeader Explained Click here
Website for the St Gertrude Bulldogs

Boosters Meeting

Boosters Meeting in the School Library on Monday Jan. 19th at 7pm.

Boosters Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Boosters on Monday Dec. 15th at 7 pm in the school library.

St Gertrude Sports Leader - Fall 2014 Videos

St Gertrude Letter to Mom Ceremony


The Cincinnati St Gertrude Bandit Football team, grades K-2, had their Letter to Mom Ceremony after a game one weekend.

They made it a family grill-out.

Root Beer Junction to Donate Up to $10,000.00 to St Gertrude Boosters

“It’s always good to support local small Madeira businesses, so when you, your family, or friends frequent The Root Beer Junction half of your check will go directly back to St Gertrude Boosters” said Evan and Jennie Cunningham (owners/operators of The Root Beer Junction).

The Root Beer Junction provides delicious Nathan Hot Dogs with more than 100 mouth‐watering topping combinations, award winning chicken and egg salads from Madeira’s own Creations by Melody, delicious soups and chili, not to mention numerous United Dairy Farmer ice cream products and more. Most importantly don’t forget that Root Beer Float you have been craving to top off your meal. It’s a wonderful gathering place for the entire St Gertrude family and now through this reward program a fun and delicious way to support the St Gertrude Booster community.

If we all get behind this fundraiser and support our sponsor, St Gertrude Boosters will directly benefit by receiving a donation up to $10,000.00. Please say “I support St Gertrude’s” or a similar statement each time you frequent The Root Beer Junction. Remember, that is 50% of your total check will be donated directly back to the St Gertrude Boosters.

Boosters Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Boosters on Monday July 21 starting at 7 pm in the St. Dominic Lobby.

Boosters Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Boosters on Monday May 19th at 7 pm in the school cafeteria.

Boosters Meeting

There is a meeting of the Boosters on Monday April 28th at 7 pm in the School Cafeteria.

Boosters Meeting

The Boosters will meet on Monday March 17th at 7 pm in the school cafeteria.

Booster Open House

The Booster Board is hosting an Open House on Monday, March 10 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Holy Grill.

We are asking that at least one adult from every family try to attend this meeting. We will discuss our mission, importance of the handbook, goals for the near future, and programs that need assistance. The meeting is intended to be an open format with a quick presentation from the board to introduce ourselves and the few points listed above and then an open discussion type forum of getting feedback and question and answer. Some topics may need to be tabled for further investigation or a more thorough discussion but we will do our best to answer all questions. We will stay tight to the 8:30 end time.

St. Gertrude Bulldogs 2014 Baseball Registration

Hurry! Time is running out.
Registration closes 2/20/14

St. Gertrude Bulldogs Baseball

The St. Gertrude Baseball program is open to ALL students in grades 3-8. This includes students in St. Gertrude School, religious education, or home schooled children of St. Gertrude’s Parish

CYO games are typically on Sunday afternoon, or an occasional weeknight. Practices are usually once per week.

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: January 21, 2014

Registration Closes: February 20, 2014

To Register Click Here

Contact Name(s): 
Marc Gerwel

Caregivers Support Group

Are you caring for an elderly or disabled loved one? You're a caregiver whether you devote as much as 24 hours a day or as little as 5 minutes a week to someone you care for. Join us as we explore care giving together and discuss such topics as: Maintaining the balance of the caregiver, Solving care giving problems, Learning from the experience of others and discovering additional available resources. Sponsored by the Caregiver Assisted Network a program of Catholic Social Services and funded in part by the council on aging.

Care giving is defined as providing unpaid assistance and support to family members or acquaintances that have physical, psychological or developmental needs (Blackwell Reference). It may involve providing care ranging from 5 minutes a week to 24 hours a day or somewhere in between.

The caregiver may be a spouse, a parent or children in the "sandwich Generation" e.g.taking care of their own children and their parents, or a dear friend. As a caregiver you are asked to juggle several roles within a day.

A psychologist noted that people who are giving to others should be in a relationship with other giving people. Some caregivers give until they can give no more, believing that this is what God is asking of them. We pray and ask God to help us, but the answer to our prayers maybe that we should utilize the resources God has put into our lives. God wants to take care of ALL of us.

When we allow others to support us, we will find we can do much more in supporting and encouraging those receiving our care. An effective caregiver requires acknowledging the joys and pains of caring for someone.

Caregivers need care too. Consider attending one of our CAREGIVER Support Group sessions and let us help by listening to others in similar situations, sharing ideas, and learning about community resources available to Support you as a caregiver.

Please contact Nancy Silvers at 936-0940 for any further information regarding this ministry.

Join us as we explore care giving together and discuss such topics as:

Sponsored by the Caregiver Assisted Network a program of Catholic Social Services and funded in part by the council on aging. The Care Givers Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Library.

Care Giver Information

Caregiving Articles from the Caregiver Assistance Network

Attached are several articles with some good insights on caregiving from the Caregiver Assistance Network.

  1. Who Cares?

    Family members and volunteers provide some 90% of all home care in the U.S. to those who are ill, fragile or disabled. In Hamilton County alone, an estimated 100,000 persons are caring on a regular basis for a relative or friend – many of these 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    More of the article

  2. Be a better caregiver By Dr. Tedd Mitchell

Family Caregivers Resource Group

Are you responsible of the care of an elderly or disabled loved one? You are a caregiver whether you devote as much as 24 hours a day or as little as five minutes a week to someone you care for. Join us as we explore caregiving together and discuss such topics as maintaining balance as a caregiver; how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress; finding helpful resources to support the caregiver. We are meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 7-8pm in St. Joseph’s Room. If getting out to a support group is difficult …there is a online resource group for family caregivers CARING MATTERS E – CAREline via catholiccharitiesswo.org. It provides caregiver information; stress relief; e-mailing caregiver questions.

Caregivers Lecture

Caregiver Assistance Network presents:
“Baby Boomers As Caregivers: How Do We Manage This?”

This program looks at the pressures baby boomers face, including their own health challenges as they prepare for a role in family caregiving.

Tuesday, November 8
St. Gertrude Church St. Dominic Lobby
7:00-8:30pm

Presented by Jan L. Welsh, CMC, LPC, CRC
Bring a friend!

Caregivers Support

Caregivers - Sacred Heart Meeting Room in the Parish Center

THE FAMILY CAREGIVERS RESOURCE GROUP: Are you responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one? You are a caregiver whether you devote as much as 24 hours a day or as little as 5 minutes a week to someone you care for. Join us as we explore care giving together and discuss such topics as maintaining balance as a caregiver; how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress; finding helpful resources to support the caregiver.

Contact Name(s): 
Nancy Silvers
Contact Phone Number(s): 
936-0940

Catholic Men's Fellowship

About Us

The St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship aims to encourage men to gather within their parish communities to support each other via, prayer, sharing and fellowship. There are now over 200 such parish groups in the greater Cincinnati area (see the Cincinnati Catholic Men's Fellowship web site at http://www.thecall.org).

St. Gertrude's Men's Fellowship Group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the school cafeteria from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts are served and we promise to start and end promptly.

The St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship aims to encourage men to gather in support of one another, in a faith based environment, so as to form stronger and happier families to better cope with the stresses men face each day.

We gather each 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month in the St. Gertrude School Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 9:00 am Coffee and doughnuts are served and we end promptly at 9:00 am.

We discuss our lives in the light of our Catholic faith and share experiences that will benefit us as husbands, fathers and members of the community. We socialize, pray and discuss our faith as well as issues we are grappling with in our everyday lives. In this way, we support, affirm and offer insights to one another about the challenges men encounter in both their home and work lives.

Members of the St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship strive to reinforce Christian values. We reach out to share those values with others in the group and more broadly within our community. The benefits are clear as we:

Background

Our Vision sees small pockets of men, meeting in Parishes, linked as Brothers in Jesus Christ so as to prayerfully – and unconditionally – support one another. To raise awareness and create excitement, we organized massive gatherings of Catholic men under the “ANSWER THE CALL” banner. Those events began right here at St. Gertrude in 1995, when Fr. Clem Burns was Pastor, and he hosted the very first Catholic Men’s Conference. We had to turn men away at that initial gathering as the Parish Center was overflowing!

During our peak years, over 10,000 men gathered for a day, in many of the large venues around Cincinnati, to hear nationally recognized Speakers. We celebrated Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our local Archbishop, area Bishops and over 100 Priests and Deacons. It was awe inspiring to see thousands of men witnessing to their Catholic faith. Our Cincinnati community took notice, as did many cities around the U. S., and this movement took off.

What started in Cincinnati 25 years ago has spread throughout the United States and beyond to places like Guam for example. Events like our “ANSWER THE CALL” Men’s Conferences have been held in more than 60 cities over the years and there are countless Parish based Men’s Fellowship groups active around the country.

All of this has more to do with many men listening to this “call” on their lives, from the Holy Spirit, and responding to it.

St. Gertrude Men's 2014 Advent Retreat

Sixty five men participated in the annual St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Advent Retreat on December 5th & 6th at the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood.  Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., our Retreat Master, encouraged attendees to "GO TO JOSEPH" and emulate his Virtues in our roles as Husbands, Fathers and Parish members.  You may listen to Fr. Giles' talks on the St. Gertrude website (click on the News tab) or at Click Here to listen.

Profile in Stewardship - Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch, one of the Co-founders of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati in 1986, has been a member of St. Gertrude Parish for many years. He served as President of the Cincinnati Fellowship for many years and was Coordinator of the “ANSWER THE CALL” Men’s Conferences for nine years.

Kevin helped establish the National Fellowship of Catholic Men in 1999 and recently retired as the Chief Executive and Trustee of that organization following 10 years of service. He is now stepping down from his leadership of the Parish-based Catholic Men’s Fellowship group at St. Gertrude after several years at the helm. We decided to sit down with Kevin and learn what led to him to help establish the Catholic men’s movement, in Cincinnati and nationally, and why he devoted 25 years of his life to it.

Catholic Men's Fellowship Schedule of Meetings

Catholic Men’s Fellowship

The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of St. Gertrude will gather each 2nd & 4th Saturdays in the School Cafeteria from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Activities start with coffee and doughnuts and all men are invited to attend. This is a terrific opportunity to be with other men of similar interests as we seek to become better husbands, fathers and parish members. For more information, please call Paul Rieger at 513-885-5903.

Aug. 10, 2014 Catholic Men’s Fellowship Update:

Contact Name(s): 
Dave Ledwin

Childcare during Masses

The Pastor has decided to suspend the Child Care Ministry during the 9:30 and 11:00am Masses. Simply put, there are not enough families using the
service to keep it open. As you know, it works as a co-op program, so it can only sustain itself if those using it are willing to help staff it periodically. With limited users, there are fewer volunteers with which to call. The Pastor is sure the need will arise in the future for this type of ministry, but for now it has served its purpose.

Circle of Prayer

Our members support parishioners exclusively through prayer. Anyone may request a prayer and your request will be handed on to each member. Intentions are remembered for as long as requested and are kept confidential.

Contact Name(s): 
April Poch

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

At St. Gertrude scouting is a family oriented program that encourages children to learn and practice leadership skills. Scouting programs begin in grade one and are organized within the context of the Dan Beard Council. Scout's Website

Scouting

Boy Scouts Pot Luck

The Boy Scouts will get together for a Pot Luck meal on Sunday Feb. 1st at 1pm in the school cafeteria.

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting in the School Music Room on Monday Jan. 19th at 6:30pm

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting in the school cafeteria on Monday Dec 15th at 6:30pm.

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees — Boy Scout Troop 18

For the 49th consecutive year, Boy Scout Troop 18 will be selling fresh-cut Christmas Trees daily beginning Saturday November 29th until Christmas, or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. The Scouts will be selling all varieties: Scotch Pine, Frazier Fir, Balsam, White Pine, even a few Douglas Firs. And you’ll be able to get pine roping too.

The Christmas Tree lot is conveniently located at St. Savior Church on Plainfield Road north of Galbraith and across from Deer Park High School.

Buy a tree while they last: Saturdays and Sundays: 9am-9pm; and weekdays: 3pm-9 p.m.

And check out our website for more info -
http://boyscoutchristmastrees.com/

Your boys in Troop 18 wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Scouts High Adventure

The Scouts High Adventure program will be held in the St. Dominic Lobby on Sunday Dec. 14th at 6pm.

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting

Boy Scouts Committee Meeting in the school music room on Monday Nov. 24th at 6:30pm.

Sign up for Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America Pack/Troop 555 would like to invite any interested boy to sign up for Cub/Boy Scouts.

The meeting is Wed. August 27 in the Holy Grill from 6-7pm for sign ups.
Questions to Adam Kennedy, 513-325-0324 or apkennedy1@gmail.com.

Memorial Day Remembrance - Sunday, May 25th 10:45am

Please join us this Sunday, May 25th, at 1045am (between the 9:30am and 11:00 am Masses) outside the church in the gathering space as members of our parish Scout troop, along with their leaders, conduct the time-honored tradition of the flag folding ceremony to commemorate the parish's observance of Memorial Day, a day we pay respect to those in our parish who died in service to our nation through its many conflicts.

Thank you to those families in our parish who lost loved ones through the years in defending our freedoms.

Scout Committee Meeting

There will be a Scout Committee Meeting on Monday May 19th at 7 pm in the St. Dominic Lobby.

Scout Committee Meeting

Scout Committee Meeting on Thurs. May 1 at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria.

Contact Name(s): 
Jim Pappalardo (Cub Scouts) / Bill Theis (Boy Scouts)
Contact Phone Number(s): 
382-2084 / 791-7191

Dominican Laity

Dominican Laity, Our Lady of Peace Chapter meets every 2nd Monday in the library of the Parish Center. Dominican Laity Bishop Fenwick Chapter meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. All are welcome (men and woman, single or married) to attend either chapter and consider becoming a Lay Dominican.

Contact Name(s): 
Patty Connelly (Our Lady of Peace chapter) / David Brecount (Bishop Fenwick Chapter)
Contact Phone Number(s): 
793-2246 / 271-6524

Bishop Fenwick Chapter

Dominican Third Order

Bishop Fenwick Chapter

We are men and women, singles and couples living a Christian life with a Dominican spirituality in the secular world. We find our inspiration following the same spiritual path taken by many saints, blesseds, and other holy men and women throughout the almost 800 year history of the Dominican Order.

In the vibrant life of the Catholic Church, there are many ways toward holiness. Throughout the two millennia since Christ, the Holy Spirit has raised up a multiplicity of different spiritualities to aid laity, religious, and priests in sanctity. Some of the faithful in our own age are called to mature the manner in which they live their faith by joining any of the wonderful new lay movements that have been founded in the 20th and 21st centuries. But the laity who are called to a vocation in the Dominican Order inherit a centuries-old tradition that has remained remarkably intact since 1285, when the Third Order of St. Dominic was formalized.

The Bishop Fenwick Chapter of the Third order of Saint Dominic was formed in 2004. Our focus is on members who have families and family obligations (e.g., young children, school age children). We meet at the St. Gertrude Parish Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to anyone interested in attending and learning more about Dominican life.

For more information please contact:

David Brecount, Formation Director, Bishop Fenwick Pro-Chapter

Contact Name(s): 
David Brecount (Bishop Fenwick Chapter)

Our Lady of Peace Chapter

LAY FRATERNITIES OF ST DOMINIC – OUR LADY OF PEACE CHAPTER

Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic
Our Lady of Peace Chapter
Meets in the School Faculty Room

Greetings from Our Lady of Peace Chapter of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic (Lay Dominicans)

Lay Dominicans are members of the Order of Preachers who strive for the sanctification of ourselves and those around us. We do this through lives of prayer and study, sharing the fruits of our contemplation by participating in our chapters and apostolates. The Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic seek to evangelize the secular world, reaching people the friars, nuns, and sisters cannot.

People interested in joining the Lay Fraternities are welcome to contact us at sigurdpeterson@woh.rr.com and/or attend a meeting.

Where: St. Gertrude’s School Library
When: The second Monday of the month (please contact us ahead of time to make sure we have not moved it for special event).
Time: 7:00 to 8:45 PM

Monthly Meeting Agenda: Social Time, Evening Prayer, Business Items, Chapter Study, and Rosary.

Outside Activities: Individuals must complete a year-and-a-half period of formation, including monthly sessions with our novice instructor. All members are expected to pray the Liturgy of the Hours every morning and evening, as well as engage in individual study and an apostolate. Every year the Lay Dominicans in the Ohio and Kentucky Region host a retreat led by a Dominican friar. The chapter also has an apostolate where members volunteer at Venice on Vine, an outreach program in Cincinnati to help individuals complete their GED and learn basic job skills.

Other Websites of Interest:
A website on the Third Order of St. Dominic
Dominican
Spirituality - by Fr. Benedict Ashley, O.P.

Fr. Benedict
Ashley, O.P.'s Dominican Page

Dominican
Links & More

Dominican
Third Order - Immaculate Conception Chapter

Contact Name(s): 
Danny Otero(Our Lady of Peace chapter)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The members of this group distribute the Eucharist at Mass to fellow parishioners and may, on occasion, distribute to the sick and shut-ins. Training for new ministers is offered, on average, every quarter with one of the associate priests and the coordinator. Those interested in becoming a minister are asked to check the Sunday bulletin and listen to announcements after Mass for scheduled dates.

Contact Name(s): 
Rob Lockwood
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513-319-0543

Familia

Contact: Anita Pappalardo 248-8237 This mothers group meets every other week during the regular school year. They reflect upon the gospel and use the national study guides. Familia is a national apostolate of Catholic laity committed to the well being of the family. There is also a husband and fathers program, which we hope to start in the future. OVERVIEW Familia is a Catholic program committed to strengthening all families. It is Familia's mission to strengthen families by helping men and women live their vocation to marriage and parenthood in all its fullness. 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 About Familia

Familia for Mothers

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 2014! 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 Thursday, May 1, from 9:30–10:30 am in the Parish Center. Babysitting will be provided.

Please contact Anita Pappalardo at 248-8237 or pappa@cinci.rr.com if you have any questions.

Familia For Mothers

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 right now! 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 Thursday, September 5, from 9:30–11:00am in the Parish Center. Babysitting will be provided.

Please contact Anita Pappalardo at 248-8237 or pappa@cinci.rr.com if you have any questions.

Familia For Mothers


Familia For Mothers focuses on strengthening marriages and providing a forum on how to raise faith-filled children. Our meetings consist of a Gospel reflection, catechesis and discussing the Pope’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers. Please join us on Thursday mornings, twice a month, from September through May.

Babysitting is provided.

Familia - Living the Splendor of Love

Familia focuses on strengthening marriages and providing a forum on how to raise faith-filled children. Our meetings consist of a Gospel reflection, catechesis and discussing the Pope’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers. We meet once every other week in the morning from September through May. Please contact Anita Pappalardo at 248-8237 or pappa@cinci.rr.com if you are interested or have any questions.

Familia For Mothers

Familia focuses on strengthening marriages and providing a forum on how to raise faith-filled children. Our meetings consist of a Gospel reflection, catechesis and discussing the Pope’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers. Please join us on Thursday, May 3 at 9:30am in the Parish Center to learn more about Familia. Babysitting will be provided. Please contact Anita Pappalardo at 248-8237 or pappa@cinci.rr.com if you have any questions.

Familia 3rd Yr Group

Familia - Parish Center

Familia For Mothers focuses on strengthening marriages and providing a forum on how to raise faith-filled children. Our meetings consist of a Gospel reflection, catechesis and discussing the Pope’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers. Please join us on Thursday mornings, twice a month, from September through May. Babysitting is provided. Please contact Anita Pappalardo at 248-8237 or papa@cinci.rr.com if you would like to join or have any questions.

For more info see: www.familiausa.net

Contact Name(s): 
Anita Pappalardo
Contact Phone Number(s): 
248-8237

Festival Committee

Festival Committee
This is a great occasion for parishioners to get to know each other and build community spirit by pulling together for a common goal and at the same time support our biggest fund-raiser. Located on the parish grounds, it takes place in June. It includes games for all ages. To become a festival worker, sign up on a volunteer card offered at all the Masses a few weeks before the festival. A committee member will contact you.

Festival News


Auction News!


The Festival Puppy has arrived! Our Goldendoodle puppy, an F2 which means 2nd generation, will be six-weeks old at the time of the festival. The mother is a red poodle weighing 18 lbs. and the father is an apricot mini Goldendoodle and weighs 15 lbs. Everyone is going to fall in love with him. Be watching the website for pictures. Our Festival Puppy will be in the Auction Tent all weekend for you to visit him.

Cornhole Tournament - 2015

Please see attached for the registration form.

Major Award Drawing

1st prize

$5,000 cash

2nd-6th prize

$1,000 cash

You can also download a major award ticket order form and mail it in down below.

Drawing will held on Sunday, June 14th, at 9:00 PM.

Winner need not be present.

Good Luck!

Run to Remember - 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Madeira, OH at St. Gertrude

$20/adult; $15/child (18 & under); $60 per family for all entries by June 11, 2015, which includes t-shirt
$20 for race day registration, t-shirt not included.
An additional $5 for t-shirt (while supplies last).

Registration starts at 7:30 A.M. day of race in the Parish Center.

Registration:
Starts at 7:30 A.M. day of race in the Parish Center.

3.1 mile loop from St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods and returning to St. Gertrude.

Festival News

NEWS FLASH!

Dealer Training: Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00pm in the gym. Come learn the card games and become a dealer. Training lasts about an hour. No experience or reservation needed just come and learn!

Volunteers are needed the week of June 8-10 from 6-9:00pm helping Joe, our electrician. NO ELECTRIC EXPERIENCE NEEDED. If you can screw in a light bulb we need you! The more hands the better.

Volunteers will be available outside ALL MASSES the next two weekends collecting your Major Award Tickets and soliciting for volunteers. Please consider helping for a two-hour shift. Remember it takes 700 volunteers to run this show! Thank you!

Please visit our website www.stgertrude.org/festival to sign up to volunteer and to find out all the highlites of the festival and the many ways to be a festival sponsor.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Major Award Club. Please consider being a part of this very important part of the festival. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Visit our website for the form or call Cathy at 494-1391.

We are still seeking families to chair a booth for one night. Please get a few friends together and make this a night out. Please call Cathy at 494-1391. If you are going to be out of town we have plenty of pre-jobs that need to be done.

2015 Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

Please enter multiple shifts per entry. Multiple areas require multiple entries.

Run to Remember 5k 2014 Race Results

Female Male
Position Time Runner Position Time Runner
Top Female Runner Top Male Runner
1 21:37 Allison Klonne 1 17:58 Mitch Poch
Contact Name(s): 
Cathy Egan, Tim & Kristen Stoll, Sheila Singler, Becky Ramey, Amber Reed, and Dave Broxterman.
Contact Phone Number(s): 
494-1391

Finance Committee

Provides assistance in administering the finances and physical facilities of the parish. It serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor and business manager. Members are appointed.

Contact Name(s): 
Dave Abele
Contact Phone Number(s): 
561-5954