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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.

Rosary vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center

Update - August 20, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH):

News outlets are reporting that late term abortionist Martin Haskell will not appeal to the First District Court of Appeals in an attempt to contest Judge Jerry Metz's decision to uphold the Ohio Department of Health order that his Women's Med Center abortion facility be closed for operating outside Ohio health and safety laws.

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

Parish Picnic 2014 Photo Album

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Children's Choir

The Children’s Choir will be starting their weekly practices on Wednesday Sept. 10th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Parish Center Music Room.

Please contact Catherine Fishlock for more information.
Permission Form is attached.

True Devotion to Mary Study Group Sign Up Form - 2014

Begins Aug 26th and runs through May 26th
Concluding with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 30th

Join us in studying what is considered by many to be "the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written," (TAN Publishers). True Devotion to Mary has influenced countless souls, including St. John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa.

Meetings will be twice a month and offered at two different locations:
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, St. Gertrude Parish Center Lobby
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, St. Margaret of York

** Babysitting available on Tuesdays only provided at least 6 families request it **
*** Book may be purchased at the Catholic Shop in Madeira, translation by Fr. Faber ***

St John Paul II called this book a “decisive turning point” in his life after reading it at age 19.
His papal motto, “Totus Tuus,” was taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s writings on the Blessed Mother.
Pope Pius IX declared that St. Louis de Montfort’s devotion to Mary was the best and most acceptable form of devotion to Our Lady.

Simple Profession in Cincinnati Slideshow

On August 15, 2014, fourteen brothers made simple profession in the Order of Preachers at St. Gertrude Church in Cincinnati. These brothers have now been assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, where they will continue their formation as Dominican friars.
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The following brothers made profession:
Augustine Marogi, O.P.
Jordan Zajac, O.P.
Thomas Martin Miller, O.P.

From the Pastor 08/17/14

The Rites of Christian Initiation, RCIA, will begin on September 8, 7:00pm, in the Parish Center lobby. RCIA is for people who are not baptized and are seeking baptism in the Catholic Church. It is for baptized Protestants who would like to discern a possible conversion to Catholicism. It is also for baptized Catholics who have not finished their Sacraments of Initiation, namely Confirmation and Holy Communion. Finally, it is for fully initiated Catholics who would like a thorough review of their faith.

Every year we ask you to discern someone you may want to invite to the Catholic Faith. Perhaps your spouse who is not Catholic, but has been thinking about it for a while. Perhaps a friend you have been speaking to about your faith. Perhaps it is a co-worker who seems to be open when you share your faith. Who has God put into your life that could benefit from the great gift of the Catholic Faith and everlasting life with God? Ask the Lord to give you the Holy Spirit’s gift of courage to bring others to the Catholic Church.

Root Beer Junction to Donate Up to $10,000.00 to St Gertrude Boosters

“It’s always good to support local small Madeira businesses, so when you, your family, or friends frequent The Root Beer Junction half of your check will go directly back to St Gertrude Boosters” said Evan and Jennie Cunningham (owners/operators of The Root Beer Junction).

The Root Beer Junction provides delicious Nathan Hot Dogs with more than 100 mouth‐watering topping combinations, award winning chicken and egg salads from Madeira’s own Creations by Melody, delicious soups and chili, not to mention numerous United Dairy Farmer ice cream products and more. Most importantly don’t forget that Root Beer Float you have been craving to top off your meal. It’s a wonderful gathering place for the entire St Gertrude family and now through this reward program a fun and delicious way to support the St Gertrude Booster community.

If we all get behind this fundraiser and support our sponsor, St Gertrude Boosters will directly benefit by receiving a donation up to $10,000.00. Please say “I support St Gertrude’s” or a similar statement each time you frequent The Root Beer Junction. Remember, that is 50% of your total check will be donated directly back to the St Gertrude Boosters.

2014 Reception of the Dominican Habit

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The twelve men who comprise the 2014 novitiate class began their canonical novitiate on August 8, an event marked by with the reception of the Dominican habit and a religious name.

Time and Eternity - Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft speaks about time and eternity, using the work of CS Lewis and others.

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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