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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.

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 19, 2014

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Fr. Daniel Merz, Secretariat of Divine Worship

Reading 1 IS 45:1, 4-6

Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus,
whose right hand I grasp,
subduing nations before him,
and making kings run in his service,
opening doors before him
and leaving the gates unbarred:
For the sake of Jacob, my servant,
of Israel, my chosen one,
I have called you by your name,
giving you a title, though you knew me not.
I am the LORD and there is no other,
there is no God besides me.
It is I who arm you, though you know me not,
so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun
people may know that there is none besides me.
I am the LORD, there is no other.

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

Rosary vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center

This Saturday Fr. Andre-Joseph from St. Gertrude's Parish will be leading rosary at 9:00 a.m. Join others in praying for the closing of the abortion mill and the end to abortion. Saturday rosary will continue weekly until the abortion mill is permanently gone from Sharonville!

"When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us," and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try?" -- Henry Hyde

Women's Conference

The Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday Oct. 25th at St. Gertrude's.

Uniting women across Greater Cincinnati by living our Catholic faith every day. Speakers include Teresa Tomeo, Fr. James Brooks, Danielle Bean, and Kelly Wahlquist. The concluding mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

Click the link to our website where you will find all the details including REGISTRATION!
Seating is limited, and we expect this event to sell out! So register today!

St Gertrude Novena Prayer Card

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From the Pastor 10/19/14

I’m pleased to announce that Dave Ledwin has accepted the nomination to become the next leader of the Men’s Fellowship Ministry at St. Gertrude’s! Dave has been a long time member of the Fellowship and has served in key leadership for the past three years. Dave is also a member of our RCIA Team at St. Gertrude’s and brings with him a deep faith and a passion for our Fellowship’s Mission of helping men become more “intentional disciples” of the Lord Jesus Christ. Congratulations and best wishes to Dave as he takes leadership of the Men’s Fellowship.

I did not have much to write about this week. I know you are all shocked! So I decided to reprint this very important information below:

A Little Catechism on Godparents/Christian Witnesses for the Sacrament of Baptism
Often we run into misunderstandings concerning who is permitted to act as a Godparent for the Sacrament of Baptism. So, I believe it is important to explain the Godparent’s role with proper catechesis.

St Gertrude Feast Day - 2014

Saturday November 15th
4:30pm Mass
Following Mass Procession
German Food (bring a dessert to share)
Music and Dancing (Authentic German Polka Band)

St Gertrude Sports Leader - Fall 2014 Videos

St Gertrude Letter to Mom Ceremony

The Cincinnati St Gertrude Bandit Football team, grades K-2, had their Letter to Mom Ceremony after a game one weekend.

They made it a family grill-out.

Funeral Homily for Fr Joseph Clement Burns, OP - Sept. 30, 2014

For sixty years, Fr Joseph Clement Burns served God’s people as a priest. For sixty years, God visited his people through him, and through him Jesus continued his ministry of healing. Over the years, he touched countless lives. For so many people, he was father, uncle, brother, friend. He served as a teacher, campus minister, prior, student master, pastor, novice master—and what was closest to his heart, a preacher of God’s grace.

When talking about his life, it’s hard to know where to begin. Everyone has their favorite Fr Clem stories. He did not take himself too seriously, and it was hard to take yourself too seriously when you were around him. He lacked what is often called a filter.

I remember many years ago talking with a parishioner here at St Gertrude’s. He’d been to confession with Fr Clem, and he was still kind of amazed and puzzled. He told me, “Going to confession with Fr Burns was unlike going to confession with any other priest. While I was confessing my sins, he was saying things like, ‘Yeah, I do that too.’”

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?

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