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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.

Saturday after Ash Wednesday - February 13, 2016


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Deacon George Nolan, Diocese of Springfield, MA
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Reading 1 IS 58:9B-14

Thus says the LORD:
If you remove from your midst oppression,
false accusation and malicious speech;

2016 Men’s Retreat - February 19-21, 2016 - Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Father Elias is a native of Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1985 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. While in college he entered the Carmelite Third Order and made his final profession in 1986. He later discerned a call to the priesthood and attended Holy Apostles Seminary where he met the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Father Elias was ordained to the priest-hood by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz in May of 2000 and has served in the friars' mission in Australia as well as in various houses in the US. Since 2007, Father resides at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is Father Guardian and director of the retreat program for the retreat center. Father Elias has given retreats and parish missions on Our Lady across the United States, Canada, and Australia.


Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus, Elder Council

Fr. Elias Mary Mills, Retreat Master

Parish Lenten Evening of Reflection - March 8, 2016

The parish welcomes writer and editor David Mills to campus on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00-9:00pm. His talk is entitled: “Mercy Starts in the Mind: A Practical Look at Judging Not and Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Social time and a book signing in the St. Dominic Lobby will follow his one-hour presentation. Childcare will be provided.

Roadtrip and Retreat with The Nashville Dominicans - March 19-20

Travel with the Sisters to their Motherhouse in Nashville for a weekend retreat. March 19-20 for High School Ladies. Only 20 available spots, Cost: $50

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Way Of The Cross

The following prayers were excerpted from the text written by then-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in 2005. Unable to attend the service due to his failing health, John Paul II watched via television from his private chapel and sent a message to participants: “I also offer my sufferings so that God’s plan may be completed and his Word spread among the peoples. I, in turn, am close to all who are tried by suffering at this time. I pray for each one of them.”

2016 Spring Retreat-Communio - Youth Ministry

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It is fascinating that we live in an age marked by social media, yet people feel more disconnected from others than perhaps ever before. It is almost incredible to think that launching a retreat called communio (communion, fellowship, literally "with-union") is literally countercultural. In an age marked by rampant consumerism, technological isolation, individualism, and loneliness, the countercultural option is authentic relationships, personal relationships, and ones that happen in lived reality - in the flesh.

Christ is the Answer - Theology of the Body

Christ Is the Answer provides instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life’s greatest questions. This is a four part program on the Theology of the Body.

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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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