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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.

Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time - August 31, 2016

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Jem Sullivan, PHD, Dominican House of Studies
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Reading 1 1 COR 3:1-9

Brothers and sisters,
I could not talk to you as spiritual people,

Talk on Discipleship - Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Talk on Discipleship: Wednesday September 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm, St Gertrude Church

RCIA Videos 2016

We asked three people who went through RCIA at St. Gertrude's in 2015-2016 to explain why they became Catholic. The answers are as different as the people themselves, but are united by one thing: the desire for Christ.

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community - Sign Up

You are invited to join our new Great Adventures Bible Study program, First Corinthians:The Church and the Christian Community featuring Tim Gray—with supplemental information and explanation provided by Fr. Allen Moran, O.P.

In this eleven-session study, we will discover how the conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times.

First Corinthians explores the key elements that the apostle Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the Body of Christ. In addition, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist, which, along with Christian virtue, leads to a life of joy.

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.

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 a special mass at 7pm on Friday, Oct 7, 2016, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. 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 Mass, though the enrollment ceremony is highly encouraged. You can read more about the confraternity at If you would like to be enrolled, please fill out the registration form on below.

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. For more information Email

As a part of the enrollment ceremony, new enrollees receive a blessed medal, rosary and candle. While not required, a free will offering of $10 would help us to offset the cost of these items. If you would like to make a donation online, go to Please type “Rosary Confraternity” in the comment box.

Server Program for Young People at St. Gertrude - Fall 2016

It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained.

From the Pastor 08/28/16

I am happy to announce that the Dominican community has reelected Fr. Allen Moran, O.P., as our prior for a second three-year term. Fr.Allen will continue to oversee the life of our Dominican Community in the priory. Some people are still a little confused about this. As pastor I am not the superior/prior of our community. Here at St. Gertrude, we have two separate positions. I am the pastor of the parish, and Fr. Allen is the superior/ prior of the Dominican community. Please pray for Fr.

Original Image of Divine Mercy

The film The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece is coming to the parish on Thursday, September 8, from 7:00-9:00pm in the gym.

This new documentary follows the adventurous history of the original painting commissioned by St. Faustina. The Original Image of Divine Mercy features appearances of key witnesses, as well as Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, George Weigel (biographer of Saint Pope John Paul II), Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Immaculée, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Grammy award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr., and many others. The film has been endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Go online to watch the trailer at:

Children’s Choir Starts September 6

Any parish child from third through eighth grade is welcome to join the children’s choir! We rehearse
from 3:30-4:45pm on Tuesday afternoons. Rehearsals are in the choir room in the Parish Center. The children sing at the 11:00am Sunday Mass four to five times a year and perform a spring concert in May. Permission forms are available in the Parish Office.

Contact Catherine Fishlock with any questions at

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