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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.

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter - May 29, 2017

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Msgr. James C. Vlaun,
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Lectionary: 297
Reading 1 ACTS 19:1-8

While Apollos was in Corinth,
Paul traveled through the interior of the country

Festival News

Festival Update May 21, 2017

  • Blackjack and Texas dealers needed! Please contact Ryan Avery at 488-9220 or Volunteers will be outside ALL Masses the next two weekends collecting your Major Award Tickets and recruiting volunteers. Please consider giving us a few hours of your time. You can also volunteer at All our open spots are listed!
  • The auction tent is filling up! Consider donating any new items you run across to the auction. No item is too small. We will send a tax write off immediately. Visit the website to see all the great items,
  • Baskets needed for Auction Booth. Please drop off at the Parish Office.
  • Plan on joining us on Sunday, June 11 at 7:15pm in front of the stage. Fr. Gabriel will be playing musical chairs with everyone! Special prizes will be awarded.

5K Run to Remember - Festival 2017

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Course: A 3.1 mile loop beginning at St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods, and returning to St. Gertrude.

From the Pastor 05/28/17

Update on our new organ. Yes, it has been a long road. It has taken us so much time to line up all the contractors for the installation of the new organ. All of these contracts needed to be approved by the archdiocese before work could begin. The first contract that was approved was the removal of the asbestos flooring, which took place several weeks ago. We are presently working on all the electrical work that needs to be accomplished. Following this, our general building contractor will begin the work of building the new flooring and the large case that will support the musical rank of pipes that will go against the choir loft wall. After that is accomplished the flooring company will come in to lay the new flooring in the choir loft and two stairwells going down into the church. When that is accomplished the organ company will finally come in and install the new organ and rank of musical pipes. Our goal is to have this all accomplished by August 15, the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption, and the Profession of our Novices. Please pray that all will be accomplished according to our time schedule.

Fatima’s Other Miracle After the Sun Danced

An eyewitness tells of a second miracle she and others witnessed at Fatima right after the Miracle of the Sun.

Parish Office Closed for Memorial Day

The Parish Office is Closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

Auction News!

Mini Goldendoodle Puppy

Auction Closeout

Dining Out Board Closes @ 5:30 On Sunday
All Other Items Close @ 6 O'clock

Auction Pick Up Times
Sunday 7:30-10 Under Auction Tent
Monday 10-7 In Parish Center

All Winning Bidders Will Receive A Text Sunday @ 6:30 Informing You That You Have Won Something. Check Your Cell Phone! Please Make Necessary Arrangements To Pick Up At One Of The Above Times.

Don't Miss "Happy Hour Sunday" Under The Auction Tent, Beer And Wine $2.00 From 4-6 pm

See You Under The Auction Tent
Festival Hours: Saturday 5-11:30 Sunday 3-10

Ordination Mass Homily of Archbishop Di Noia

On May 20, 2017, seven Dominican friars were ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.: Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P., Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., Fr. Joachim Kenney, O.P., Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P., Fr. Luke Hoyt, O.P., Fr. Alan Piper, O.P., Fr. Edmund McCullough, O.P. During the Mass, the Archbishop preached the following homily:

Gift of Life Layette

The spring “Pack-n-Play” will be in the church outside the candle room from May 1-31. All items collected will be donated to Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the Women’s Center in Sharonville. A list of needed items will appear in next week’s bulletin. Please consider making this a family or ministry project during Our Blessed Mother’s month. St. Gertrude parishioners have always been very generous with much-needed NEW baby items for Moms and their precious babies.

Suffering, Death and Resurrection

Talk by Archbishop Sheen from Ye Shall Know the Truth Series

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother

Lenten Series talk given by Anne Collins at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish March 17, 2017.

Midwest Amp Fest 2017

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. Athanasius (Holy Repentance)

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