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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.

From the Pastor 07/20/14

Victor Kovacs, Jr, our Music Director, has decided to finish his ministry in the parish. Although he is still very interested in music, Victor wishes to pursue other possibilities with his life. Victor will 
be with us until the end of August. I want to personally thank Victor for the two and a half years he has ministered to us through music. Our prayers are with him as he makes this transition in his life. We will begin the process of finding a new Director of Music right away.

Greetings from Tony Warren: New Lector Coordinator:
After many years of dedicated service, Bob Bross has decided to step down as Lector Coordinator. Bob devoted untold hours to the Lector ministry at St. Gertrude, and I would like to extend a sincere Thank You to Bob! I generally attend the 6:00pm Mass ― where Bob typically lectors, and I know firsthand how dedicated he is to the Church and to the Lector ministry. Fr. André- Joseph has asked me to succeed Bob as Lector Coordinator. It is a real honor for me to serve in that role. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tony Warren. I live in Madeira and have been a parishioner for 22 years. My three daughters attended St. Gertrude School. My oldest daughter, Amy and her husband Chris, are expecting a daughter in September; I am looking forward to being a “Grandpop!” I work in technology development supporting the financial industry. I look forward to serving the parish in this very important ministry. God bless.

Funeral Servers Needed: I would like to invite any older men who are retired and looking for a valuable ministry to come forward to help serve the Funeral Mass. The Corporal Work of Mercy of burying the dead is a valuable ministry. We are down to three men servers, and we have a good number of funerals here. Training only takes about an hour and a half with me, and then only a few funerals to become proficient. This is a very important ministry and we need your help. Please call the parish office and we will coordinate a time to get together for training.

Message on St Gertrude School from Ralph Martin

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I don't often conduct parish missions these days so that I can focus on clergy and deacon events. However, I've recently completed three missions, each one special in its own way. I conducted a three-night parish mission at St. Gertrude in Madeira, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati.

Fr. Ezra’s Farewell Mass and Reception Photo Album

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Mother of Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel Picture Album

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Please note that there are public hours and private hours for Eucharistic Adoration. The chapel will be open for public adoration from 6am to 9pm. The chapel will be closed for private adoration from 9pm to 6am. Only the Eucharistic Guardians who are assigned to private hours will be allowed in the chapel during these hours. Due to security reasons they will not open the door for people wishing to visit during the private hours. So please be aware that if you wish to adore the Blessed Sacrament from 9pm to 6am, you have to sign up for an hour of adoration.


Finally, we will still maintain the Wednesday and Thursday 7-8pm Holy Hours as we have always done. Confessions will still be heard during the Wednesday evening Holy Hour, and the 20’s Group will continue to sponsor the Thursday evening Holy Hour.

2014 Festival Pictures

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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 of Damascus (Holy Repentance)

Bible Study - St Irenaeus Ministries

St Gertrude website has permission from the St. Irenaeus Ministries to post this link to their website and directions to fetch their podcasts through iTunes. These podcasts are free of charge so please donate to this faith formation ministry.

St. Irenaeus is a center of orthodox Catholic mission and renewal, serving a community of faith in the Rochester NY area and beyond. It is a place of fellowship and prayer; a place of inquiry and outreach.

Our goal is sound instruction and spiritual formation in Biblical study, evangelization and discipleship. Our goal is simply to proclaim Christ in the fullness of the historic faith.

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About St. Irenaeus Ministries
It is our conviction that Christ came, not only to teach a true faith, but to minister his life and salvation powerfully to all. To this end, he left us an enduring Church with eternal and unchanging provisions of grace to bless and actually transform the lives of mankind. Moved by the love of our Lord and a reverence for this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and “her faith, her peace and her enduring missionary spirit,” we have come together to raise up a more positive and powerful witness to his truth and grace.

St. Irenaeus is not an independent ecclesiastic structure, but a living, Christ-centered faith community, flowing strength and blessing back to the various parishes and individuals with whom we have to do.

Our mandate is simple: “to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.” For us this means proclaiming and teaching Christ in the fullness of the historic faith and offering what encouragement and sound guidance we can for the formation of mature disciples. In short, we are concerned with the salvation of souls and fostering their growth in holiness. So, we have a three-fold imperative to promote:

  • A better knowledge of the Truth;
  • A deeper Spiritual Life and
  • A more authentic and powerful witness to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Introduction to the Gospel according to John Podcast

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