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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.

From the Pastor 04/26/15

Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

I am very happy to announce a new gift to our parish of the Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Statue. This gift is from a generous donator and from the Knights of Columbus. Here below you will see the progress as our statue was being carved from wood in Portugal. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was designed based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young children who saw Our Lady on the 13th of each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. It is 100% hand-carved from a solid block of Lindenwood by the best sculptors in Portugal. The trim is 24K gold paint. She has crystal eyes. There are three leaves from a Holmoak tree in Fatima embedded in the base of the statue with a glass cover. The crown is the Gold Pilgrim Crown with rhinestones and is gold-plated.

After the month of May, Our Lady will be placed just outside the candle chapel on a pedestal for all to venerate her.

Vigil Praise

Vigil Praise, Youth-Inspired Event for All Ages, Debuts Here May 1

It grew out of extending Encounter youth events to people of all ages.

“Vigil Praise,” an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and worship combined with music and more, will debut May 1st in The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West’s Chapel of St. Gregory of the Great.

Several Catholic ministries came together to create the event, which, like many events growing in popularity in the Archdiocese and around the country, will center on Adoration.

“The idea is to offer something more for young Catholic adults, something counter-cultural on Friday nights,” says Dr. Tobias Nathe, assistant professor of moral theology at The Athenaeum and director of the St. James Project, one of the sponsoring ministries.
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Baby Bottle Fundraiser Collection

Knights of Columbus Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center

Bottles will be handed out the weekend of: April 11-12.
Bottles will be collected on the following 2 weekends: April 18-19 and April 25-26.

Again this year, the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Baby Bottle Fundraiser to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center at Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Over the last four years, St. Gertrude parishioners have generously donated over $20,000 to help Old St. Mary’s provide education and care for women during and after pregnancy. Teri Huwel, the Director of the center, shares how these funds are used to support their mission: “Our mission at Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center is to save the lives of unborn children and help their moms with material supplies. Also, our counseling and daily Bible study (well attended) helps with evangelization. Some of the items we provide: diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash, baby shampoo, Vaseline, Qtips, bottles, training cups, umbrella strollers, car seats, pack-n- plays, baby carriers, clothing (newborn to size 6T). We also have a Newborn Baby Packet Program, where moms receive a large bag of much needed items, after attending a class. The money we receive is a Godsend, as we are trusting in God completely, and will enable us to buy the most needed items.”

St. Gertrude Parish Festival 2015


Friday, June 12th: 6pm-11:30pm
Saturday, June 13th: 5pm-11:30pm
Sunday, June 14th: 3pm-10pm

Attractions

  • Over 60 fun Booths & Rides
  • All of your favorite Festival Foods
  • Live Entertainment nightly on the Main Stage
  • Super-sized Auction Booth
  • Air conditioned Gaming Hall
  • Win a $1000 at The Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
  • Reverse Raffle (Win a Full Year's Tuition 2015/2016 School year

Come join the fun!

6551 Miami Ave., Madeira, OH 45243 (corner of Miami Ave. & Shawnee Run Rd.)

Volunteer

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St. Gertrude Parish Debt Elimination Challenge


St. Gertrude Parish Debt Elimination Challenge

“In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible
for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!” ― Pope Francis

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?

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. John of Damascus (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.

Introduction to the Gospel according to John Podcast

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