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St. Gertrude is a Roman Catholic Parish in the Dominican heritage of prayer, preaching and teaching. Under our Lady’s mantle, gathered as the Body of Christ, we celebrate Him in the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture and in Catholic education. Serving our brothers and sisters in the New Evangelization, we seek to grow in love as we journey with Jesus to God the Father.

Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time - Juy 20, 2018

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Rev. Pat O'Brien, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 393
Reading 1 IS 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8

When Hezekiah was mortally ill,
the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:
"Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,

Treasure Mart Setup - 2018

Treasure Mart Drop Off - PC Gym door

Times:
July 17-19 (Tues-Wed-Thurs) from 9am to 8pm
July 20 (Fri) from 9am to 12 noon

Wondering what to do with all those gently used "treasures?"
Donate them to the Ladies of Charity Treasure Mart!
ALL proceeds go directly to programs that help the poor.

Here's a list of items that we can NOT accept:
- BBQ grills, propane tanks
- Computers & computer equipment
- Exercise equipment (esp. Treadmills)
- Non-working appliances

Knights of Columbus - Habitat for Humanity Project 2018

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

We are part of the Madisonville Church Coalition of Habitat for Humanity and are in need of volunteer Habitat builders. Please mark your calendars for the following volunteer work days at 6003 Sierra St. in Madisonville:

  • August 4
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17

For those who are new:

Treasure Mart - 2018

From the Pastor 07/15/18

Two weeks ago we finished the Fiscal Year End. Our financial year runs from July 1-June 30. For the 2017-2018 our envelope contribution budget was $2,050,000. The actual envelope contribution for the year was $2,032,345.65. This means that our deficit for envelope contribution for the year was $17,654.35. Although we would always like to be ahead of our envelope budget, being off by only this amount is very good. Thank you for your consistent generosity to the parish.

Dominican Preaching, Part II

Announcing the New Director of Vocations for the Eastern Province Dominicans

Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

A native of Connecticut, Fr. Jacob Bertrand entered the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2010 after completing his undergraduate studies at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY), where he competed in division 1 Cross Country. He made his simple profession in 2011 and was assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 2017. Fr. Jacob Bertrand made solemn profession in 2014 and was ordained a priest in May 2017 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For the last year Fr. Jacob Bertrand has served as the assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, our Catholic campus ministry center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

UPDATE (Summer 2018): Since Dartmouth College has a full summer term taking place right now and Fr. Jacob Bertrand still has various pastoral responsibilities, Fr. Benedict Croell OP (the outgoing vocation director) will be assisting Fr. Jacob Bertrand until the end of the summer in order to assist in his transition. With over 70 men in formation, the Province of St. Joseph is blessed with one of the largest vocation programs in the country. Please pray for him and plan to be in touch with him soon!

Parish Picnic - 2018


Calling All Parishioners!
Save the Date: Saturday, August 18 (following 4:30pm Mass) and farewell to FR. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

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

St. Gertrude RCIA Session Thirty-Two 2017-2018: The Four Last Things

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
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The Church teaches that life after death consists of four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.

Sharing Van - See Schedule Below

Date Activity Needs Location
August 4-5, 2018 Hope Emergency - Back-To-School items in addition to regular needs Their greatest needs this month are for BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES in addition to food, diapers, formula, and baby food. Donations by cash or check are also appreciated. Items needed on a regular basis: nonperishable food, personal hygiene items, practical household items. Sharing Van
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