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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.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 22, 2018

Rev. Rev. Michael Corcione OFM, Archdiocese of Toronto

Lectionary: 107
Reading 1 JER 23:1-6

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD.
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away.
You have not cared for them,

Treasure Mart - 2018

From the Pastor 07/22/18

Summer is always a busy time for us. Lots of capital improvements have or are taking place. You will notice the Ordination Jubilee Marker has now been put on the new serpentine wall landscaping marking the Pastors of the parish who have celebrated their 25th and 50th Jubilee of their ordination. A lot of other landscaping has been accomplished and we are almost ready to advertise many trees that will be made available for memorials and dedications. We will have more information on tree dedications in a few weeks. A second learning atrium for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is almost complete, along with other construction and redistribution/ consolidation of school space. We have also been able to put new flooring in the main sacristy, and the rest of the stairwells and landings in the church. Several painting jobs are taking place all throughout the campus. The church floors have been refinished as we do each summer. We have removed the old front and side walkway at the convent and have put in new walkways for the sisters. Finally we are in the midst of installing our new heating system for the church. Most of this work is being accomplished due to your generosity to the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign, in which a portion is being returned to our parish.

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

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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
Easy Search of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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

Mother of Mercy Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Please prayerfully consider your availability to spend one hour each week in intimate conversation and quiet meditation with your Lord.

Take a look at the openings in the schedule. We would like to fill each hour with at least 3 adorers. In the chart on the right the red dots indicate time slots that only have one scheduled adorer, and the black dots have NO scheduled adorer. Any time slot you could commit to would be a blessing for our parish community and yourself!

If you would like to become one of our Perpetual Eucharistic adorers (also known as a Eucharistic Guardian), signup by using the form below.

Please contact the Adoration Committee if you have any questions or would like more information.

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