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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.

Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle - July 3, 2015


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Rev. Daniel Merz, Secretariat of Divine Worship

Reading 1 EPH 2:19-22

Brothers and sisters:
You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
and members of the household of God,
built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,

July 4th Observance

Saturday, July 4 there will be 8:00am Mass and 4:30pm Mass only!

NO 11:30am Mass, 10:30am or 3:30pm confessions, or 1st Saturday Anointing & Intercessory Prayer.

Fortnight for Freedom Begins


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Fortnight for Freedom

From the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati:

My Dear Friends in Christ,

Catholics everywhere have been appalled at the spectacle of Christians being persecuted for their faith in the Middle East, perhaps most notably the 21 Coptic men beheaded on the beaches of Libya earlier this year. However, the vast scale of Christian martyrdom in this century is not generally appreciated. The International Society for Human Rights estimates that some 150,000 Christians are killed for their faith every year.

As American Catholics, we can and should be grateful that our freedom of religion – and everyone
else’s freedom of religion – is protected from government incursion by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Today, however, that freedom is being rapidly eroded. That is why for the fourth consecutive year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is celebrating a Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4, 2015. These dates encompass the feast days of several great martyrs who were murdered by the state – St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

From the Pastor 06/28/15

New Storage Garage to be built: For several years now we have been considering the building of a storage garage on campus. We have very little storage on campus, and a garage is desperately needed. This structure will provide space for the Garden Club’s golf cart, garden tools, landscaping carts, wheelbarrows, snow blowers, other tools and signage. Presently most of our garden equipment and other various parish items have been stored in the garages of the Dominican priory. Although we are very grateful to the Dominican Community for allowing us to use this space, with so many vocations coming to us, we need to return this space to the Dominican Community.

About a year ago we started working with the city to obtain permission for the building of a storage garage and we finally received the building permit last week. If you know anything about Madeira, you know that there are hoops to jump through to do any sort of building. We are now ready to build this garage and construction will begin soon.

Supreme Court Decision On Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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God’s Generosity: Men Accepted For The 2015 Novitiate


The Dominican Province of St. Joseph is grateful to God for these men who have been accepted for the 2015 Novitiate class. They will begin their novitiate on the feast of St. Dominic on August 8, 2015 in St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati. Please pray for them!

2015 High School Boys Vocation Event

What: Each year the Dominican Province of St. Joseph organizes only one high school boys vocation event during the summer. Includes: Holy Mass, Midday Prayer, Recreation/Cookout in priory garden, a Talk on Dominican Life, Rosary/Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Who: All boys from OH, KY, and surrounding states (including incoming freshman and graduating seniors) are invited. A special invitation is going out to altar servers.

When: Monday July 13, 2015
11:30am-3:30pm (begins in St. Gertrude church with Mass)

Where: St. Gertrude Priory in Madeira, Ohio houses our Dominican Novices, so this vocation event for high school boys presents an extraordinary opportunity to meet and pray with our younger friars and those friars working in our Ohio parishes.

Details: Permission Slip Required via St. Gertrude High School Youth Ministry (Director of Youth Ministry: Mr. Brad Bursa)


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Parish Census 2015

In order to serve our parish and archdiocese better, please fill out the form below. It will take less than 5 minutes. This form will also be used for new parishioners.

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Why conduct a census?

  •  To reach out to our parishioners.
  •  To get to know parishioners better.
  •  To plan programs and events more efficiently.
  •  To improve stewardship/evangelization efforts.
  •  To control costs:

Make A Difference! Building Homes, Changing Lives (Elder Council - KofC)

All St. Gertrude parishioners are invited to join the Elder Council Knights of Columbus to build a home as a member of the Madisonville Church Coalition of Habitat for Humanity.

The partner family has three children, and are originally from Liberia, West Africa.

The Habitat goal this year is to build this house in 12 weeks, meaning that our time commitment will only be 3 or 4 Saturday's.

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