Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 Bulldogs Wrestling Team! See the flyer below for more information.
Read the rest of Archbishop Schnurr's letter to the faithful.
Thank you to everyone who has generously given to the 2021-2022 St. Gertrude School Annual Fund since the school first announced the fund in November 2021. We are happy to share that SGS has raised $52,426 (209.7 percent) of our $25,000 goal. That being said, only 18.65 percent of our school families have participated. Imagine what we could do together if 100 percent of our school community families participated.
Why Give: The Annual Fund fills the gap between what we receive through tuition and subsidy, making it possible for us to provide the best tools for teaching and learning. In other words, when you give to the Annual Fund, you are making an investment in—and strengthening—the Catholic education of your child and all students at St. Gertrude School. This year, the school will be using the funds for ongoing school-wide programming, professional development for teachers and faculty, and curriculum enhancements.
If you have not yet contributed to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund, please consider participating. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
The Annual Fund will end on Thursday, June 30, 2022. You can make your gift online or via check or credit card using the 2021–2022 Annual Fund form. Thank you for your support and generosity--you are critical to the success of our school!
Mary Magdalen House is in need of the following items, in addition to cash donations:
If you have any questions about Mary Magdalen House or Ladies of Charity, please call Jean Wilkinson at (513) 498-5085. Thank you for your help!
Online registration for St. Gertrude Parish's children and youth 2022 summer offerings and 2022-2023 faith formation program offerings is now live through June 10, 2022! Some of our offerings have limited space, so be sure to sign up soon.
For more information on our 2022–2023 faith formation program offerings and how to register online, visit stgertrude.org/childrenandyouth.
For more information on our 2022 summer offerings and how to register online, visit stgertrude.org/summer2022.
At all Masses this past weekend, Father George shared that he is resigning as pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, effective May 1, 2022. Here is a letter to all parishioners from Father George, reiterating that his "resignation is not an indication of vocation questions or some impropriety." The decision was "made freely in consultation with the provincial, my local superior, a spiritual director, and a counselor" who have "each supported me in prayer, listening, and the recommendation that I need to attend to my personal health."
As Father George also mentioned and as you will read in his letter, the provincial has named—and Archbishop Schnurr has appointed—Father John Paul Walker, O.P., the new pastor of St. Gertrude Parish. He will arrive the first week of May and preach at all Masses the weekend of May 7-8. Father John Paul created this short video to introduce himself and to help you get to know a little bit about him before he arrives.
Please keep Father George and Father John Paul in your prayers during this time of transition.
Pope Francis intends “to carry out a solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine in particular, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” this Friday March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. In a letter to all bishops, the Holy Father wrote, “this Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace.”
Pope Francis has asked the faithful around the world to join him in this Act.
After the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Gertrude Church on Friday, March 25, the congregation will recite the Prayer of Consecration together. We invite you to join us for this Mass and in raising “a heartfelt and choral plea to Mary our Mother.”
If you are unable to attend the 11:30 a.m. Mass or pray with us, please recite the Prayer of Consecration on your own sometime during the day.
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