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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.

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr - October 17, 2017

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Fr. Paul D. Seil, Diocese of Buffalo
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Lectionary: 468
Reading 1 ROM 1:16-25

Brothers and sisters:
I am not ashamed of the Gospel.
It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:
for Jew first, and then Greek.

Crosses of the Innocents - 2017


Save the Date!
Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • What: Install 4,000 Crosses of the Innocents on parish grounds
  • Why: Promote support for the Culture of Life ― prepare for Respect Life month (October) and
    40 Days For Life Fall campaign (September 27-November 5)
  • When: 9:00AM, Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Where: St. Gertrude
  • Who: all parishioners are invited to help the Knights of Columbus and Respect Life committee

2017 St. Gertrude Craft Show

Saturday, Oct. 21 is the date for our 32nd Annual Craft Fair at St. Gertrude's Parish

32nd Annual Craft Fair at St. Gertrude's Parish - Saturday, Oct. 21

  • A showcase of over 100 talented crafters!
  • Beautiful, handmade items & unique gifts in all price ranges.
  • Food and delicious baked goods available for purchase.
  • Sponsored by the Ladies of Charity – for charity.

From the Pastor 10/15/17

A few weeks ago we experienced some vandalism on our property. The statues of Our Lady of Lourdes near the flag pole and Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Rosary Garden were vandalized. Someone took a hammer to the statues. Both will be replaced at a cost of $10,000, most of this covered by our insurance. Please say a prayer for the safety of our campus, and please remember to keep your eyes and ears open. If you see anything suspicious call the emergency number of the parish and leave a message for the priest on duty if for any reason the priest does not answer.

Once again I remind all parishioners to not give money to anyone asking on our campus. This just encourages them to come back and bring more people begging for assistance on our campus. Once again go to the office, find a priest, or call the emergency number so we can investigate the situation. No money should ever be given to those begging on our campus. Please inform them that St. Vincent de Paul Society will help them in any way we can, but that we cannot give them money.

Catholic Men's Fellowship - Advent Retreat 2017

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/1/17 evening) and Saturday (12/2) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue. Space is available on a “1st Come ― 1st Served” basis. Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P. will team up as our Retreat Masters. They will challenge attendees to experience “The REAL Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

The Reformation after 500 Years: A Catholic Take on the Divisive Doctrines



The Reformation after 500 Years: A Catholic Take on the Divisive Doctrines Tuesdays 7 - 8:30pm, St. Dominic Lobby



October 3: Reforming Mary —Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
October 10: Who Reads the Bible? —Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.
October 17: God’s Fallen Priests —Msgr. Frank Lane
October 24: No Salvation Outside the Church? —Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.

St. Gertrude's Feast Day Celebration

Save the date! November 11, 4:30pm

Gift of Life Layette

September 21 - October 31

The Gift of Life Pack-n-Play will be in our church outside the Holy Family Chapel during the month of October. Your generous donations of NEW baby items benefit mothers and their babies at Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the Women's Center in Sharonville. Most needed are diapers size newborn to 6 months, baby wipes and wash, bottles and formula, onesies, sleepers, socks, hats, outfits and blankets. No toys/books please. Call Mary or Terry at

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. Birgitta of Sweden (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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