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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.

Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2018

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Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Lectionary: 943-947
Reading 1 SIR 50:22-24

And now, bless the God of all,
who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb,

Thanksgiving Day Mass 2018

There is one Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30am.

Please note the correction:

The Mother of Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel will be closing for Thanksgiving, beginning at 9am on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Adoration Chapel will reopen again on Friday, Nov. 23th at 9am.

God, source and giver of all things, we give you thanks on this Thanksgiving Day for the beauty of the whole of creation.
We give you thanks for the blessings of family and friends: both those gathered around the table today and those present only in our hearts.
We give you thanks for this food, prepared by loving hands, and for those graces you provide to nourish our bodies, minds and souls that we might better serve you.
Help us to be faithful stewards of all that has been give to us. May we reflect that which we have received to all we meet, especially the less fortunate in our midst.

Amen.

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?

From the Pastor 11/18/18

Mass Offerings... Continued
What it means to have a Mass “offered” for someone. The Church has always taught that the Mass brings about certain fruits. This includes effect upon the living members of the Church as well as the poor souls in purgatory. The special ministerial fruits of the Mass are applied to the particular intention of the Mass, often referred to as that “for whom the Mass is offered.” There are also special personal fruits from the Mass that benefit the celebrating priest who acts in the person of Christ, as well as the people who are in attendance and participate in the Mass.

A person may ask a priest to offer a Mass for a particular intention. Typically, a stipend is given to the priest for offering the Mass, which thereby in justice creates an obligation which must be satisfied. This particular intention is sometimes called a “stipended intention.” Whereas the intention normally goes to the priest, in the case of religious with vows of poverty, such as the Dominicans, the stipend goes to the community or the parish.

Enjoy Breakfast at St. Gertrude - December 2, 2018

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2018

Cost - $ 25.00 per family

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Join us as we celebrate Advent with this fun parish activity!

Religious Education Program Needs Your Help

St. Gertrude’s Religious Education program is looking for help! If you have a gift for teaching, love sharing the faith, and love volunteering with youth, contact Bryan at bwells@stgertrude.org. We are looking for volunteers to help with subbing as well as catechists for the second half of the year during our Religious Education program, Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30am.

Christmas Giving Tree - 2018

Christmas Giving Tree Program 2018

The Ladies of Charity Annual Christmas Giving Tree signups will be held November 17-18 and 24-25. Drop offs will be December 1-2. Many families throughout the Cincinnati and Kentucky areas have a very special Christmas because of St. Gertrude. Please stop by the Christmas Giving Tree and pick a tag off the tree and help us fulfill the wishes of some very special people.

Thank you for your continued generosity.

Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat - Fall 2018

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (11/30/18 Evening) and Saturday (12/1) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave., Cin., OH 45212. Space is available on a “1st Come -- 1st Served” basis.

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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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True Devotion to Mary Study Group

Join us in studying what is considered by many to be "the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written," (TAN Publishers). True Devotion to Mary has influenced countless souls, including St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.


DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 28th, 2018 and runs through May 28th, 2019. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2019 following the 11:30am Mass. A complete schedule is available in the Attachments Section below. Please consider reading Anne's "TDM Introduction" document before you begin the study. It can also be found in the Attachments Section below.

Meetings at St. Gertrude will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby.
To register send an email to: StGertrudeTDM@gmail.com with your name and contact info.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Sept. 11th
    Contact person: Joann Armstrong - 513-474-1139, jmarmstrong2@outlook.com
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person:  Holly Farmer - 513-349-1767, holly.farmer@fuse.net
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Eileen Devereux - 513-575-3417, epdevereux@hotmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (at a home in Maineville),
    Mondays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 27th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort's house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
    Tuesdays 9:15 am, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)



Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Holy Repentance)

Bible Study - St Irenaeus Ministries

St Gertrude website has permission from the St. Irenaeus Ministries to post this link to their website and directions to fetch their podcasts through iTunes. These podcasts are free of charge so please donate to this faith formation ministry.

St. Irenaeus is a center of orthodox Catholic mission and renewal, serving a community of faith in the Rochester NY area and beyond. It is a place of fellowship and prayer; a place of inquiry and outreach.

Our goal is sound instruction and spiritual formation in Biblical study, evangelization and discipleship. Our goal is simply to proclaim Christ in the fullness of the historic faith.

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About St. Irenaeus Ministries
It is our conviction that Christ came, not only to teach a true faith, but to minister his life and salvation powerfully to all. To this end, he left us an enduring Church with eternal and unchanging provisions of grace to bless and actually transform the lives of mankind. Moved by the love of our Lord and a reverence for this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and “her faith, her peace and her enduring missionary spirit,” we have come together to raise up a more positive and powerful witness to his truth and grace.

St. Irenaeus is not an independent ecclesiastic structure, but a living, Christ-centered faith community, flowing strength and blessing back to the various parishes and individuals with whom we have to do.

Our mandate is simple: “to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.” For us this means proclaiming and teaching Christ in the fullness of the historic faith and offering what encouragement and sound guidance we can for the formation of mature disciples. In short, we are concerned with the salvation of souls and fostering their growth in holiness. So, we have a three-fold imperative to promote:

  • A better knowledge of the Truth;
  • A deeper Spiritual Life and
  • A more authentic and powerful witness to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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