Ministries A-F

Ministries A-F

Adult Choir

The music ministry at St. Gertrude Parish primarily consists of the adult choir, cantor program, and a small group of instrumentalists. Many cantors begin as occasional soloists or choir members and are then added to the regular weekend and holy day rotation. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm in the Parish Center.

Open to any adult parishioner

Contact Name(s): 
Catherine Fishlock
Contact Phone Number(s): 
(513) 561-5954

Adult Faith Formation

Designed to help adult Catholics more deeply understand and appreciate their faith so that they might in turn share it with others. The ministry may take the form of lectures, video presentations, and discussions.

Membership: Open to any parishioner

Contact Name(s): 
Rev. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
Contact Phone Number(s): 
(513) 561-5954

Athletic Boosters




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Contact Name(s): 
Marc Gerwel
Contact Phone Number(s): 
(513) 680-4826

Baptism Team

Baptism Ministry – For married couples who would like to help parents baptize their child(ren) in the faith and assist the celebrant at the ceremony. Baptisms occur on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:45pm. Married couples assist at baptism ceremonies and teach the baptism preparation class, which is offered on the 1st Sunday of every month at 1:45pm in the school library. Couples are scheduled to help once every ten weeks.

Membership: Open to any married couple parishioners

Contact Name(s): 
Marla and Steve Spaeth
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513 683-8869

Benedictine Oblates

The Cincinnati Chapter of Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey are Christian men and women with a spiritual bond to the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. Their affiliation and partnership spread the outreach of Benedictine spirituality into the secular world and provide a strong foundation for individual spiritual growth. The Cincinnati Oblate Chapter meets in the Parish Center on the fourth Sunday of each month ─ September through April ─ except the month of December. Please see our website for additional information: www.cincinnatioblates.org.

Membership: Open to all Christians in the Greater Cincinnati area

Contact Name(s): 
Pat & Clyde Dorn, Rosemary Conrad
Contact Phone Number(s): 
(513) 791-0988, (513) 641-2449

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 Retreat Recordings

2016 Advent Retreat - Catholic Men's Fellowship; Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. and Fr. Colm Mannion, O.P.
https://app.box.com/s/wp7vhuo3j513xq8qzfzpwtg7xugzmmdw

Catholic Men's Fellowship - Advent Retreat

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/2/16 Evening) and Saturday (12/3) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave., Cincinnati., OH 45212. Space is available on a “1st Come — 1st Served” basis.

St. Gertrude’s Men’s 2015 Advent Retreat


Sixty-nine men registered for the annual St. Gertrude Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat on December 4 and 5 at the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood. Frs. Ben Croell, O.P. and James Brent, O.P. were our Retreat Masters. They challenged the men to experience the healing presence of God as HE fulfills HIS promise to dwell within us if we love Him and are true to His word!

Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat - 2015

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/4 Evening) and Saturday (12/5) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. Space is available on a “1st Come ─ 1st Served” basis. The topic for the retreat is The Healing Presence of God.

Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. James Brent, O.P. will team up as our Retreat Masters. They will challenge attendees to experience the healing presence of God as HE fulfills HIS promise to dwell within us if we love Him and are true to His word!

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.

Contact Name(s): 
Dave Ledwin, Paul Rieger
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513 831-5085, 513 885-5903

Cincinnati Frassati Fellowship (Young Adults)


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The Cincinnati Frassati Fellowship is a group of young adults striving to follow Christ after the model of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. Our activities are inspired by the four pillars of Frassati’s life: prayer, study, charitable service, and love of the outdoors. Through these shared experiences, we bring our whole lives to Christ and allow our Christian friendship to grow in him.

The Cincinnati Frassati Fellowship continues the work of the St. Gertrude’s 20s Group, begun in 2005 by Fr. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P. Our mission is to continue to foster growth in Christian holiness for young adults in the Cincinnati area, adapting the mission and nature of the 20s Group for the contemporary moment.

See our website, http://www.cincinnatifrassati.com, for more information and for the latest events.

Membership: Open to parishioners and non-parishioners

Contact Name(s): 
John Dumas, Rev. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

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.
We are a group of parishioners who pray for those in need. We do not meet, but pray individually. Our forms of prayer are many ― praying the rosary, attending Mass; saying/reciting the Our Father, Hail Mary, or any appropriate prayer from a prayer book; attending adoration; lighting a candle. Any age is welcome, but our group is typically ages 30 and older. Prayer requests will be emailed to you, then all you have to do is pray!

Membership: Open to any parishioner
Click here to join the Circle of Prayer
Prayer Requests:
Click here to submit a prayer request

Contact Name(s): 
Barbara Rose

Confraternity of the Holy Rosary


The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is a spiritual association of Catholics throughout the world who commit to pray at least the original fifteen mysteries of the rosary every week for the rest of their lives, and to include in their intentions with each rosary the intentions of every other member of the Confraternity worldwide. Members benefit in this life and the next from the prayers of every other member of the Confraternity, from a share of the prayers and good works of the Dominican Order, and, by special promise of the Blessed Virgin herself, from the intercession of the entire court of Heaven. Members also have special opportunities to receive plenary indulgences seven times a year. Being a spiritual association, members are not required to attend meetings, but a subset of the members at St. Gertrude do meet to pray and to work to promote the Rosary and Confraternity. The solemn enrollment ceremony for new members in the St Gertrude chapter is typically held in May and October. Those wishing to enroll are strongly encouraged to participate in the solemn enrollment ceremony, but new members can be enrolled at any time.

Membership: Open to any Catholic above the age of reason. It is preferred, but not required, that members have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Members commit to pray at least the original fifteen mysteries of the rosary each week for the rest of there lives and to include in their intentions with each rosary the intentions of every other member of the Confraternity worldwide. This commitment does not bind under pain of sin.

Click here to sign up using the sign up form

Contact Name(s): 
Brian Zappia
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513 791-7299

Contemporary Music Ensemble

The ensemble serves as the music ministry for the 6pm Sunday Mass. We practice Sunday at 4:30pm, prior to Mass. Membership is by audition. Those interested in joining who have musical experience, including the ability to read music, should contact the director for more information.

Membership: Audition/recommendation

Contact Name(s): 
Paul A. Kindt

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys from 1st through 5th grade, and their families. Its membership is the largest of the three BSA Scouting Divisions (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing). Cub Scouting is part of the worldwide Scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Pack 555 is comprised of Dens of similar-aged boys by grade and at least two adult leaders. We also camp in the fall with Troop 555 Boy Scouts of St. Gertrude and again in the summer at Cub World as part of the Fun with Son program.

Membership: Open to any parishioner Scout's Website

Scouting

St. Gertrude Fish Fry - 2017

Soles4Souls

Please join Troop 555 in collecting shoes for Soles4Souls. Donation boxes will be found in both the Parish Center lobby and the school lobby from January 30 - February 5.

All types and sizes of shoes are needed. Please donate shoes as pairs, either tied together or paired with rubber bands if the shoes do not have laces.

Cub Scout "Join Night"

Sign up for the Cub Scouts!

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

We are having our annual “Join Night” this Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00pm in the St. Dominic Lobby in the Parish Center. All interested boys from Kindergarten to 4th Grade are invited to come with their parents to learn about the Cub Scout Troop and sign up.

Questions to Adam Kennedy, 513-325-0324 or apkennedy1@gmail.com.

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees — Boy Scout Troop 18

For the 50th 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.

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

Check out our website for more info: http://BoyScoutChristmasTrees.com/

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

Cub Scouts Meeting


School Cafeteria
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Open To Grades 1st-5th

Come and Join the Cub Scouts!

Enjoy camping, fishing, Pinewood Derby,
BB guns, archery, and more fun & games!
Pack meets twice a month –
September through May.

For more information, contact:
Jim Pappalardo
St. Gertrude, Pack 555

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!

Contact Name(s): 
Adam Kennedy, Jim Pappalardo, Committee Chair
Contact Phone Number(s): 
325-0324 382-2084

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): 
Our Lady of Peace Chapter: Danny Otero, Fred Thomas Bishop Fenwick Chapter: David Brecount, Jonathan Ring
Contact Phone Number(s): 
Our Lady of Peace Chapter: 703-2255, 335-1700 Bishop Fenwick Chapter: 227-3284, 382-8573

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.

Membership: Open to any parishioner

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

Familia

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. Programs are also available for fathers and couples. As a four-year program, we currently have several groups that meet on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year. New groups may schedule a different day/time.
Membership: Open to any parishioner.
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 - Information Session


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 2017! 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 4, from 9:30-10:30am in the Parish Center.

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: www.familiausa.net.

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 pappacinci@gmail.com.

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

Familia - Year 1

A new Familia group is starting October 13th.

Are you looking for a way to share ideas with other moms on how to raise faith-filled children and strengthen your marriage? 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 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 9:15- 11:00am in the Parish Center. Babysitting will be provided. Please contact Lisa Farwick at lisafarwick@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Spanish Familia

Are you looking for a way to share ideas with other moms who speak Spanish on how to raise faith-filled children and strengthen your marriage? A new Spanish Familia group is starting up. We meet twice per month from September through May to reflect on the Gospel, Catechism and Pope JPII’s writings as they apply to our lives.

Please join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm in the Parish Center. See below for exact dates.

Questions? Contact Nora Klopp at kloppnora@gmail.com.

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.

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

The Festival raises funds for the parish. It requires six co-chairs and approximately 700 volunteers during the festival weekend, which occurs in early June each year.


Membership: Open to any parishioner
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!


Mini Goldendoodle Puppy

Auction Closeout

Dining Out Board Closes @ 5:30 On Sunday
All Other Items Close @ 6 O'clock

Auction Pick Up Times
Sunday 7:30-10 Under Auction Tent
Monday 10-7 In Parish Center

All Winning Bidders Will Receive A Text Sunday @ 6:30 Informing You That You Have Won Something. Check Your Cell Phone! Please Make Necessary Arrangements To Pick Up At One Of The Above Times.

Don't Miss "Happy Hour Sunday" Under The Auction Tent, Beer And Wine $2.00 From 4-6 pm

See You Under The Auction Tent
Festival Hours: Saturday 5-11:30 Sunday 3-10

Festival News

NEWS FLASH!
Festival Update June 4, 2017

  • This weekend, immediately following the 12:30pm Mass, we will be starting to set-up for the festival. The entrance to Miami Avenue will be closed after 12:30pm Mass, so please enter on Shawnee Run Road. The exit will be open until after the 6:00pm Mass. After that please enter / exit on Shawnee Run Road.
  • The festival committee and volunteers are outside all Masses today selling raffle tickets, golf balls, and tuition reverse raffle tickets. We are also in need of a few more volunteers please stop by and offer a little bit of your time. We will have a clip board with all the open spots and thank you for everyone’s support.
  • Blackjack and Texas dealers needed! Please contact Ryan Avey at 488-9220 or ryanjavey@gmail.com.
  • Plan on joining us on Sunday, June 11 at 7:15pm in front of the stage. Fr. Gabriel will be playing musical chairs with everyone! Special prizes will be awarded.
  • Please consider giving us a few hours of your time. To see available slots and to sign up, please visit online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054FADAA2CA1FA7-2017.

5K Run to Remember - Festival 2017

Click here to register

Course: A 3.1 mile loop beginning at St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods, and returning to St. Gertrude.

2016 Festival Pictures

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

Major Award Drawing


Select the PDF attachment for a better view.

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 11th, at 9:00 PM.

Winner need not be present.

Good Luck!

Contact Name(s): 
Cathy Egan
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513 290-3391 Cell, 513 494-1391