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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 of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time - July 2, 2016

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Fr. James Nolte, Diocese of Springfield
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Reading 1 AM 9:11-15

Thus says the LORD:
On that day I will raise up
the fallen hut of David;
I will wall up its breaches,

Regina Veritatis Intercessory Prayer

On the first Saturday of the month the Regina Veritatis Healing Prayer Ministry will offer intercessory prayer for all those in need. It will follow the 11:30 Mass and the Anointing of the Sick and take place in the Church.

This is a ministry for all those who are in need of private prayer due to trauma, brokenness, personal struggles within themselves or in families, physical healing needs and a desire for holiness in their lives as Catholics. It is also for those who desire to open their hearts more fully to God the Father’s love. Regina Veritatis also uses the Unbound Method of prayer for healing and freedom. This prayer releases those prayed for, from both past and present inner stumbling blocks to personal holiness. Our ministry is for any member of our parish, as well as, friends or acquaintances outside of the parish who are in need of personal prayer ministry.

Regina Veritatis is under the guidance of Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P., Pastor and Rev. Giles Dimock, O.P., Chaplain.

If you are interested, please call Nealy Mechley, Prayer Coordinator, at 340-4586 to schedule a time for private prayer or attend the monthly prayer service on the first Saturday of the month.

Requiem Mass for Salvatore Rose - Homily

Recently I saw a mother in mourning; her loving hand caressed the body of her lifeless son; her tears fell on his cheeks as the color faded away from his skin. Others looked on in sorrow, praying with heart-broken sighs, wanting to be helpful but feeling completely useless. It was a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary cradling the broken body of Jesus after he was taken down from the Cross: a pieta with a universal message but also one specifically for you, Barbara, Michael, Marcella, Anna Maria, Lena, and Lorenzo: Our Lady knows your suffering and Our Lord Jesus Christ is always with you, even in death.

I think of all the tragedies we have experienced here at St Gertrude’s: fathers who lost battles with illness, mothers whose passing left grief in their wake, a beloved teacher, infants, high schoolers, and now Salvatore Rose. Ordinarily in funeral homilies I think it is best not to talk too much about the deceased; that is better suited for words of remembrance at other times. In this case, however, I believe the life and death of Sal has much to teach us about our Catholic faith.

From the Pastor 06/26/16

On June 2nd I received the following letter from his Excellency, the Archbishop of Cincinnati:

Dear Fr. LaCasse,

Your term as Pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, Madeira will conclude on August 8, 2016 in accord with Canon 522 of the Code of Canon Law. I hereby appoint you to another six-year term as Pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, Madeira, commencing on August 9, 2016.

Your Prior Provincial, Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P., has informed me of your willingness to accept this appointment and for this I am grateful.

I also wish to express my gratitude for the good work you are doing. I assure you of my prayerful support as you continue your ministry. If I can be helpful in any other way so that your ministry may be fruitful, please call on me.

With gratitude for your cooperation and wish cordial good wishes, I remain.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr Archbishop of Cincinnati

Youth Choir Camp - 2016

St Gertrude Parish offers students in Grades 3 - 8
Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23, 2016
9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Camp will wrap up with the children singing at the 4:30pm Mass on
Saturday, July 23rd

Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock
$25 materials fee per child
Pay your materials fee to hold your spot.
Questions? Call Mrs. Fishlock at 513.561.5954

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2016 Festival Pictures

Pictures of the St Gertrude Festival 2016.
Photos by Cincinnati Digital Photography 513 484 3645

Video Tour of the St Gertrude Parish

Church and Priory Chapel

Fortnight of Freedom and One Church Of Mercy

May 18, 2016

Dear Father,

Once again, the Church in the United States will be recognizing the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. With the theme, “Witness to Freedom,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made available a wide variety of resources for the faithful to more fully appreciate the right to religious liberty. At the website,, you will find a new video and one-page summaries of past and present witnesses to freedom (including St. Edith Stein, Bl. Oscar Romero, the Coptic Christian martyrs, and the Little Sisters of the Poor). You can also access our own ongoing, local materials for preserving religious liberty at

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)

Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life talk_ysktt01.mp3
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience talk_ysktt02.mp3
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