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Come and Be Comforted - Fall 2018


Mourning the loss of a loved one is never easy, but there is hope. Our St. Gertrude Parish community will again host Seasons of Hope, a unique, adult support group for the bereaved. This program, rooted in Catholic tradition, conveys God’s consolation through scripture, prayer, reflection, faith sharing, and fellowship. Whether your loss is recent or years ago, we invite you to prayerfully consider our invitation to attend. Our first monthly meeting for this “season” will begin on Monday, September 24 at 7:00pm in the St. Joseph Room. Meetings generally end by 8:30pm.

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.

Crosses of the Innocents - 2018


Save the Date!
Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • What: Install 4,000 Crosses of the Innocents on parish grounds
  • Why: Promote support for the Culture of Life ― prepare for Respect Life month (October) and
    40 Days For Life Fall campaign (September 27-November 4)
  • When: 9:00AM, Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Where: St. Gertrude
  • Who: all parishioners are invited to help the Knights of Columbus and Respect Life committee

Confraternity of the Holy Rosary Sign Up

Do you pray the Rosary every day? The St. Gertrude Chapter of the confraternity of the rosary will be enrolling new members at the 11:30 am Mass on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Members of the confraternity make a commitment (which does not bind under pain of sin) to pray at least the original fifteen mysteries of the rosary at least once every week for the rest of their life, and to include in the intentions of each rosary the intentions of every other member of the confraternity throughout the whole Church. In return, members of the confraternity benefit, both in this life and in purgatory, from the prayers of every member of the confraternity throughout the world, from a share of the prayers of the Dominican Order, and, in a particular way, from the prayers of all of the Saints in Heaven. When a member of the confraternity prays the rosary, even when he prays alone, he is no longer praying as one person, but is praying in communion with the whole church. You can be enrolled in the confraternity whether you are a parishioner of St. Gertrude or not. You can be enrolled even if you can not attend the ceremony, though the enrollment ceremony is highly encouraged. You can read more about the confraternity at http://rosaryconfraternity.org/. If you would like to be enrolled, please fill out the registration form on our website at http://www.stgertrude.org/ConfraternitySignUp. As a part of the enrollment ceremony, new enrollees receive a blessed medal, rosary and candle. Please also consider helping us to offset the cost of these items by making a free will offering of $20.

Knights of Columbus Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy Breakfast at St. Gertrude!
Pancakes, Eggs, and
Sausage Breakfast
Gluten/Dairy Free Menu!
"All You Can Eat!"

Date: Sunday, September 23
Location: in the gym
Time: 8:45am to 11:15am
Cost: $7 per person/$28 per family (Children 5 & under: FREE/grades K-8: $3)

Note: credit cards accepted!

Sponsored and Prepared by Archbishop Elder Council Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus - Habitat for Humanity Project 2018

Update:

Please join the Knights of Columbus at our Social on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00pm in the Knights Hall (Parish Center Basement) to hear about all the good work done by Habitat for Humanity. Our speaker will be Maria Santiago, Faith Relations Development Officer.

St. Gertrude Parishioners are invited to join Habitat for Humanity and the Knights of Columbus in building a Habitat house.

Sr. Mary Christi Greve, O.P. the New Principal


July 9, 2018

Dear St. Gertrude Parish and School,

I am very happy to announce that Mother Ann Grace Neenan, O.P., the newly-elected Mother General of the Dominican Congregation of St. Cecilia has named Sr. Mary Christi Greve, O.P. the new principal for our school. We also learned that Sisters Veronica Marie, Mary Caroline, and Immaculata Marie will be returning to SGS.

Summer Nights- Youth Ministry


Cornhole Tournament

“Your Relationship with Your Aging Self ― Be Who You Are Meant to Be” - Women's Group

Women’s Group, Come join us on Saturday, June 9!

“Your Relationship with Your Aging Self ― Be Who You Are Meant to Be”

For all adult women; growing in intimacy with God and growing in love through our individuality and our femininity.
What: Praise, Prayer, and Discussion or Speaker When: 9:30-11:00am, 2nd Saturday of each month
Where: In the School Chapel

Please contact Anne Marie Schmidt at: annemarie5581@gmail.com for information and future e-mail updates.

Thank You St. Gertrude Parishioners!


Terri Huwel - Director of Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center - thanks the generous parishioners of St. Gertrude for their contribution of $8,810 from the Baby Bottle Fundraiser held in April! A check was presented to Terri on May 23rd by the Knights of Columbus on behalf of the parish.

Everyday Heroes - Knights of Columbus

These Knights Inspire Us

In our new series "Everyday Heroes" we focus the spotlight on these remarkable Knights whose courage, faith and commitment to charity embody the mission of the Knights of Columbus. Each week through May a new video will be made available. Please join us in this journey of hope and inspiration, and discover how the betterment of our world ultimately begins with the individual human heart.

Episode 10: A Royal Knight