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St. Gertrude School



Below you will find School Events and Activities (past, present and future), this is an excellent resource for posting upcoming events and also to show prospective students and their families the vibrancy of St Gertrude School.

School Information

VIRTUS Certification

The next VIRTUS sessions will be:
- Monday, June 5 at 6:00pm
- Monday, August 21 at 1:00pm
- Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00pm
Preregistration is required and can be done online at www.virtusonline.org

In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last FIVE years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

First Communion Parent Meeting

Wednesday, February 22 at 8:30am OR 7:00pm in the St. Gertrude School Cafeteria. This meeting is for the parents of any child planning to receive First Communion at St. Gertrude this spring. For your convenience, this meeting will be offered twice; please attend the session that best fits your schedule.

It is an expectation that a parent attend for any child planning to receive the sacrament. At this meeting Fr. André-Joseph, Sr. Mary Seton, and Miss Siebert will share the history of this wonderful sacrament, information regarding our preparations in class, suggestions for ways to prepare at home, and important logistics regarding First Communion Day. Thank you for making
this meeting a priority as you plan your week.

St Gertrude School Open House - January 29, 2017

Virtus Child Safety Class

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

Child Protection: In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last five years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2103 and speak with Mary.

Annual Christmas Pageant - 2016


The Annual Christmas Pageant will be performed on
Tues. Dec. 20th at 7 pm
AND
Wed. Dec. 21st at 9:30 am
both are held in the Church.

All parishioners are invited to this annual event.

Virtus Child Safety Class

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

Child Protection: In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last five years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2103 and speak with Mary.

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2016 Sign Up Form


Sunday, November 27th , 2016 1:30pm

Saint Gertrude Parish Center

Cost - $ 25.00 per family

Join us as we celebrate Advent with this fun parish activity!
You’ll find fellowship, holiday fun, refreshments, and activities for the children. We provide all the materials for making a beautiful Advent Wreath of live greens. Don’t forget to bring your pruners! (You may also want to bring a platter, tray, or box lid for transporting your wreath) Father will be with us to bless the wreaths made by your family. Adults and older students are needed to help with crafts and refreshments.

St. Gertrude School Walkathon

The 14th Annual St. Gertrude School Walkathon will be held on Friday, October 28.

This event is the only fundraiser for the school PTO, and provides funding for supplemental school experiences such as COSI, Schoolhouse Symphony, visits from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and more! Offering extra school programs is one of the PTO’s key focus areas, and the funds raised by the Walkathon enable the PTO to carry out this mission.

First Penance Parent Meeting - AM

Our First Penance Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30am and 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Please attend the session that best fits your schedule.

It is an expectation that one parent be present for each child preparing to receive the gift of peace through the great Sacrament of Reconciliation this year. You will receive information about material to be covered in class, details regarding the First Penance ceremony, and a resource packet with suggestions for activities to be done at home in preparation for reception of this blessed sacrament.

Annual Hayride - Junior High Youth Ministry

  • Who: All 7th and 8th graders
  • When: October 1st - 6:30-8:30pm What: Annual Hayride
  • Where: Benton Center (5313 Benton Rd, Batavia, OH 45103)

All in attendance must bring:

  • a permission form (found at Jr. High Events)
  • a snack or drink (cans) to share

School Outdoor Movie Night - September 23, 2016

School Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm.

When? Friday, September 23th at 7:30pm . We will begin the evening by saying a decade of the rosary in remembrance of Sal Rose. As promised, we are showing Tarzan...last year's close runner up!
Bring the whole family, lawn chairs or blankets! The 8th grade will be selling popcorn and snacks to fund their graduation expenses.

This is a great way to meet new and old friends! Hope to see you there!.

Confirmation Parent Meeting

There is a mandatory Confirmation meeting on Wednesday, September 21 for the parents of our Confirmation candidates. This meeting is for parents of our 8th graders from our School, Religious Ed, and Home Schooling families who have a child receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in April.

There are two options for the meeting: 8:30am or 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. At least one parent from the family needs to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dickert at mdickert@stgertrude.org.

Virtus Child Safety Class

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

Child Protection: In keeping with archdiocesan policy, parish volunteers must be VIRTUS-certified to be involved in ANY youth activity. What does this mean? All adults must have a background check (within the last five years) and be current on ALL training (via monthly bulletins). This is non-negotiable for volunteers to remain “current” and approved to work with children.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2103 and speak with Mary.

Foundations of Catholicism - Parent Sessions

Beauty and the Church: The Art of St. Gertrude's
September 18, 2016 7:00 pm

Fr. Gabriel will offer a brief intro on the nature of beauty in worship, and then will walk us through the art and architecture of St. Gertrude's church to give a practical sense for what it's like, and to help us understand a bit more about how to pray in this space.