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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.

Friday of the Third Week of Easter - April 20, 2018

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Fr. Praveen Lakkisetti, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 277
Reading 1 ACTS 9:1-20

Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,
went to the high priest and asked him

Gift of Life Layette - May 2018

April 28 - May 27, 2018

The Gift of Life Pack-n-Play will be in our church outside the Holy Family Chapel/Candle Room during the month of May. Your generous donations of NEW baby items are greatly needed by mothers and their babies at Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the St. Elizabeth's New Life Women's Center in Sharonville.

From the Pastor 04/15/18

Our parish rejoices with the diaconal ordination of a son of the parish. Please join me in thanking God for the ordination of Ambrose Dobrozsi. Here is a little information on Ambrose.

“Hello! My name is Ambrose Dobrozsi, and I will be ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 28. St. Gertrude is my home parish, and I am very excited to share the grace and joy of the sacrament of Holy Orders with all of you after my ordination. I will be assisting Fr. André-Joseph as a deacon the following Sunday, April 29 at the 12:30pm Mass. This will be followed by a light reception in the gym sponsored by the Pastoral Council. I hope many of you will be able to be at this Mass.

Soup Kitchen Sign Ups for May 20, 2018

The Soup Kitchen Ministry will be serving lunch at the Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen five times in 2018: March 18, April 22, May 20, July 22, and September 9. We are currently signing up for the May 20th date. Please click on the links below to sign up.

The sign up forms will be opened Sunday night (4/15/18).

May 20, 2018 Date

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Confraternity of the Holy Rosary Sign Up

Do you pray the Rosary every day? The St. Gertrude Chapter of the confraternity of the rosary will be enrolling new members at the 11:30 am Mass on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Members of the confraternity make a commitment (which does not bind under pain of sin) to pray at least the original fifteen mysteries of the rosary at least once every week for the rest of their life, and to include in the intentions of each rosary the intentions of every other member of the confraternity throughout the whole Church. In return, members of the confraternity benefit, both in this life and in purgatory, from the prayers of every member of the confraternity throughout the world, from a share of the prayers of the Dominican Order, and, in a particular way, from the prayers of all of the Saints in Heaven. When a member of the confraternity prays the rosary, even when he prays alone, he is no longer praying as one person, but is praying in communion with the whole church. You can be enrolled in the confraternity whether you are a parishioner of St. Gertrude or not. You can be enrolled even if you can not attend the ceremony, though the enrollment ceremony is highly encouraged. You can read more about the confraternity at http://rosaryconfraternity.org/. If you would like to be enrolled, please fill out the registration form on our website at http://www.stgertrude.org/ConfraternitySignUp. As a part of the enrollment ceremony, new enrollees receive a blessed medal, rosary and candle. Please also consider helping us to offset the cost of these items by making a free will offering of $10.

Familia for Mothers

Sharing Van - See Schedule Below

Date Activity Needs Location
May 5-6, 2018 Mary Magdalen House-Over the Rhine. Serves homeless by providing showers and laundry The Mary Magdalen House has special needs for the following items in addition to cash donations:
- NEED BROWN PAPER GROCERY BAGS to hold client’s clothes.
- Clothing (can be used unless noted): Men’s underwear sizes 30-36 (new), thermal long johns, men’s and women’s white socks, washable pants sizes 26-38, belts for men and women, shirts (particularly flannel) sizes L, XL, shoes (particularly gym shoes).
- Cleaning supplies: Drano, Lysol (liquid), laundry detergent, bleach, windshield fluid, Top Job, plastic bags, brown grocery bags, dryer sheets, paper towels, toilet tissue, Mr. Clean.
- Personal Care Items: towels, face cloths, after shave/perfume, Vaseline, baby powder, toothbrushes/paste, combs, Kleenex, personal size shampoo and soap, lotion, Q-tips, spray deodorant.
Sharing Van

Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center


Again this year, the Knights of Columbus is organizing a Baby Bottle Fundraiser to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center at Old St. Mary's Catholic Church located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Over the last 7 years, the generous parishioners of St. Gertrude have donated over $45,000 to help Old St. Mary's provide education and care for women during and after pregnancy. Teri Huwel - the Director of the center - shares how these funds are used to support their mission:

"Our mission at Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center is to save the lives of unborn children and help their moms with material supplies. Also, our counseling and daily Bible Study (well attended) helps with Evangelization.

Mother of Mercy Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Please prayerfully consider your availability to spend one hour each week in intimate conversation and quiet meditation with your Lord.

Take a look at the openings in the schedule. We would like to fill each hour with at least 3 adorers. In the chart on the right the red dots indicate time slots that only have one scheduled adorer, and the black dots have NO scheduled adorer. Any time slot you could commit to would be a blessing for our parish community and yourself!

If you would like to become one of our Perpetual Eucharistic adorers (also known as a Eucharistic Guardian), signup by using the form below.

Please contact the Adoration Committee if you have any questions or would like more information.

Division Leaders info & hours:

ADORATION direct Phone & Email:

True Devotion to Mary Study Group

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 St. Teresa of Calcutta.


DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 29th, 2017 and runs through May 22nd, 2018. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2018 following the 11:30am Mass. A complete schedule is available in the Attachments Section below. Please consider reading Anne's "TDM Introduction" document before you begin the study. It can also be found in the Attachments Section below.

Meetings at St. Gertrude will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby.
Click here to register for class at St. Gertrude.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 30th
    Contact person:  Holly Farmer - 513-349-1767, holly.farmer@fuse.net
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Joann Armstrong - 513-474-1139, jmarmstrong2@outlook.com
  • St. Frances De Sales (Angie Cole's house), 1272 Weathervane Way, Lebanon,
    Monday Mornings 9:15-11:30 am, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Angie Cole, angiejcole@gmail.com
  • St. Frances De Sales (Scott and Jill Corbett's house), 732 Cedar Ridge Drive, Lebanon 45036
    Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th, Contact person: Jill Corbett - 513-678-4150, Scott.corbett@fioptics.com
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Eileen Devereux - 513-575-3417, epdevereux@hotmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort's house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
    Tuesdays 9:30 am, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com
  • St. Margaret of York (at a home in Maineville),
    Mondays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, leslie4mary@gmail.com

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
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. John of Damascus (Holy Repentance)

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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