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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.

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The Sacraments of Healing

This is “must” reading for Lent as a tool for those who have been away from the confessional for some time as well as for those looking to understand the sacraments more profoundly. In his book, Fr. Keller begins with the basics and goes on to answer deeper questions concerning the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick. Non-Catholics, too, will find their questions about these sacraments answered.

Written especially for the layperson (yet also very helpful for seminarians and priests), 101 Questions and Answers on the Sacraments of Healing contains numerous insights to help both the beginner as well as the seasoned Catholic.

Other Father Paul Keller work:
Fr. Paul Keller, O.P., a priest of the Province of St. Joseph, recently appeared on a Question & Answer episode of Catholic Answers LIVE. Click above to see a list of Fr Keller radio programs.

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): 
Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513-561-5954
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