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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.

Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time - September 18, 2018

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Dennis Mahaney, Diocese of Buffalo
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Lectionary: 444
Reading 1 1 COR 12:12-14, 27-31A

Brothers and sisters:
As a body is one though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
so also Christ.

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

Luke E. Hart Series (What Catholics believe, How Catholics pray, How Catholics live)

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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic, or person looking for a better understanding of our faith: What does a Catholic believe?, How does the Catholic worship?, and How does the Catholic live?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated in the Catholic Faith community. The process provides for different levels of entry. Please visit our RCIA page for additional information.

St. Gertrude invites non-Catholics interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Contact us!

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which non-Catholic adults learn about the Catholic Church and gradually become full members. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. It is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Saviour.

"The R.C.I.A. is a contemporary approach to our ancient faith."

Participants in past R.C.I.A. classes have come from many different backgrounds, yet all have a common interest in learning about the Catholic Faith. Classes are held each year from September through April.

The RCIA is a journey of faith:

  • through the initial stages of asking and seeking,
  • through beginning involvement with Christian/Catholic people,
  • through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God,
  • through study and discussion about the Catholic experience,
  • through doubts and hesitations,
  • through discernment of God's call for them as individuals,
  • through the steps of commitment,
  • through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)

Get more details and register online for RCIA here!

Contact Name(s): 
Lawain McNeil
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513-561-5954 ext. 1123

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

Donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society

Thanks to those who have put money in the poor box, the money has gone directly to pay a neighbors rent and feed a family in need last month. We desperately need canned protein, peanut butter, pasta, canned fruit, and canned vegetable items in the barrel. We have given most of our supply to neighbors in need.

From the Pastor 09/16/18

On September 20 of this week we celebrate the Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn and Companions, Martyrs.

The first native Korean priest, Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn was the son of Christian converts. Following his baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled 1,300 miles to the seminary in Macao, China. After six years, he managed to return to his country through Manchuria. That same year he crossed the Yellow Sea to Shanghai and was ordained a priest. Back home again, he was assigned to arrange for more missionaries to enter by a water route that would elude the border patrol. He was arrested, tortured, and finally beheaded at the Han River near Seoul, the capital.

Andrew’s father Ignatius Kim, was martyred during the persecution of 1839, and was beatified in 1925. Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, a lay apostle and married man, also died in 1839 at age 45.

Sharing Van - See Schedule Below

Date Activity Needs Location
October 6-7, 2018 Mother of Christ Food Pantry - serves poor in St. Bernard-Winton Terrace Area (Fr. Shappelle) In addition to all nonperishable food items, the pantry has special needs for toilet paper, paper towels, cleansers like Pine-Sol, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, personal hygiene items, practical household items. Donations of cash or check are also welcome. Sharing Van
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