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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 the Presentation of the Lord

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

From the Pastor 02/01/15

Fr. Ezra Sullivan, O.P. informed me last week that his (step) grandmother, Maria Norton, passed away last Friday. He was able to come back from Rome to the States to be with her and administer the Last Rites when she passed away, and was able to celebrate the funeral Mass for her as well. In your kindness I would
ask you to please pray for her and the consolation of Fr. Ezra’s family. Thank you.

On behalf of Archbishop Schnurr I thank you for your annual contribution to the Catholic Ministries Appeal. In the next few weeks we ask you to kindly return your pledge or gift as we try to reach our goal of $97,811.00. Please place this CMA envelope in the regular collection basket.

On another note, many have asked me about our own Debt Elimination Challenge. I am happy to report that of the $3.2 million we are trying to raise, we are just shy by $350,000 from reaching our goal. I will have more to report to you on this next month as we enter into the last phase of the Challenge. Once again I thank you for your support to our Archbishop and also our Debt Elimination Challenge. I am sure that the good Lord will bless you for your continued support.

Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry

Once again, Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 555 and the Knights of Columbus will co-sponsor the weekly St. Gertrude Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. So mark your calendars!

The fish fries will take place on Fridays, Feb. 20 - March 6 from 5:00-7:30pm.

St. Gertrude School Cafeteria
Everyone is welcome!
Dine in or Carryout
Delicious dinner includes:

Entree Options

  • Fish Fillet
  • Fish Sandwich
  • Boiled Shrimp
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Kroger is discontinuing the Neighborhood Reward Program that required a gift card for 4% to go to St. Gertrude. Kroger has developed a new program named Kroger Community Rewards Program. This program works with your Kroger Plus Card rather than a gift card. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger store. If you already have a card, simply register it online and while in the "My Rewards" screen, choose the Community Rewards tab towards the bottom of the page and edit. When asked to find your organization you can put 80033 or "St. Gertrude" and enter. Select "St. Gertrude" and save. With this program, multiple people in your household can use the same Kroger Plus card and all purchases will help support St. Gertrude.

Thanks in advance for all your support. Happy shopping!

St. Gertrude Men's 2014 Advent Retreat

Sixty five men participated in the annual St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Advent Retreat on December 5th & 6th at the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood.  Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., our Retreat Master, encouraged attendees to "GO TO JOSEPH" and emulate his Virtues in our roles as Husbands, Fathers and Parish members.  You may listen to Fr. Giles' talks on the St. Gertrude website (click on the News tab) or at Click Here to listen.

St. Thomas Aquinas Forum - February 13-14, 2015

9th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum

Just months after the bishops meet with the Holy Father in Rome for the Synod on the Family, the 9th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum will be examining this same theme. Join us as we celebrate this great gift, examining the role of the family in the Church, in society, and in God’s plan from the beginning. As the synod preparatory document stated, “The family is an inexhaustible resource and font of life in the Church’s pastoral activity. Therefore, the primary task of the Church is to proclaim the beauty of the vocation to love which holds great potential for society and the Church.” - See more at:

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 Eudes (Holy Repentance)

Parish Picnic 2014 Photo Album

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