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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

First Communion Parent Meeting - AM

Date: Monday, February 22
Time: 8:30am or 7:00pm
Location: SGS Cafeteria

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. Marie Noelle, 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.

VIRTUS Awareness Session

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 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. The next VIRTUS sessions will be Wednesday, March 9, May 4, and August 10 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2101 and ask for Mary.

Corporal Works of Mercy: Clothe the Naked - Year of Mercy 2016

The Saint Anne & Child Mary Guild: a spiritual guild for young ladies in our parish. Once a month we come together to pray, serve, and learn.

“Respect Life” was the focus for our Corporal Works of Mercy. Ann and Marie Cordier were our speakers for the month and taught the girls about the developmental stages of the life of the unborn baby. They said prayers for them and each girl received a little model of a twelve week old unborn baby to take home. Some of the girls even made beds at home for their little unborn babies and placed them on their altars as a reminder to continue to pray for them.

At our meeting we also made ten blankets that we donated to the Pregnancy Center East for the babies in need of them. The girls were very excited to be able to help in a small way to “Clothe the naked” by our donation.

This is a wonderful ministry and a compelling way to “Clothe the naked.”

If you would like to learn more about this ministries work, please contact: Rhonda Geil at (513) 583-1619 or rhondageil@gmail.com

Box Tops for Education

Please continue your support of our parish school by collecting BOX TOPs!

We appreciate everything you have collected so far and thank you for helping the PTO to close the $425 gap in our fundraising goals. Box Tops can be placed in the collection box at the church entrance closest to the Parish Center and in the school and church offices.

School Open House - Today January 31, 2016


Join us and invite your friends to the school's Open House on Sunday January 31st from 1 - 3 pm.

Check out our website: www.stgertrudesch.org for information on the following:

  • Academics / Curriculum information
  • Extracurriculars / After care
  • Our Mission, Tuition, Calendar and much more!

Please call 561-8020 for additional information.

Virtus Child Awareness Session

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2101 and ask for Mary.

2016 Spring Retreat-Communio - Youth Ministry

Click here for online registration

It is fascinating that we live in an age marked by social media, yet people feel more disconnected from others than perhaps ever before. It is almost incredible to think that launching a retreat called communio (communion, fellowship, literally "with-union") is literally countercultural. In an age marked by rampant consumerism, technological isolation, individualism, and loneliness, the countercultural option is authentic relationships, personal relationships, and ones that happen in lived reality - in the flesh.

Adore - St Gertrude Parish Youth Ministry

The Innocenti Adoration of the Magi, (1488-89) by Domenico Ghirlandaio

January 3, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm

All 7th-12th graders and their families are encouraged to attend - along with anyone else who would like to join in worship. For more information contact the St. Gertrude Youth Ministry.

Parents and families gather in the Church.
High Schoolers meet at 7pm in the school cafeteria.
Jr. High (7th/8th graders) meet at 7pm in the parish center.

Annual Christmas Pageant


The Annual Christmas Pageant will be performed on
Thurs. Dec. 17th at 7 pm
AND
Fri. Dec. 18th at 9:30 am
both are held in the Church.

All parishioners are invited to this annual event.

An Evening of Shopping

An Evening of Shopping

Thursday, December 10th from 4 -8 pm in the School Cafeteria
Proceeds will benefit the SGS Class of 2016.

Put on Christ - Fancy Fedora
On This Day Designs
Little Flower Loves - Cooking Intuition
Meg Florkowski Creative Artist
Thirty-One
Sheeps Bend Road - My Happy Hive
Hand Painted Saint Dolls
Cindy Hertzel's Apples

Wine and Refreshments served, and Christmas baked goods for sale.

Meet the Saints

On Monday, November 2, St. Gertrude’s second grade class will be hosting a “Meet the Saints” Gallery in the Rosary Corridor of the school.

The Gallery features a live wax museum with second graders acting the part of a saint. Visitors may come through the museum to see your favorite saints “come alive” and tell their stories! St. Francis of Assisi, St. George, St. Joan of Arc and many others will be there.

The Gallery will be open 9:00-11:15am. All are invited to attend this exciting event. Visitors should enter the school through the main entrance.

Virtus Child Awareness Session

Our next VIRTUS session is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 from 6:30-9:30pm in the school cafeteria. You MUST register in advance online by logging on to www.virtusonline.org.

For more information, please email virtus@stgertrude.org, or contact the Parish Office at 561-5954, ext. 2101 and ask for Mary.

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2015 Sign Up Form


Sunday, November 29th , 2015 2:00pm

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 Open House

Join us and invite your friends to the school's Open House on Wed., Nov. 4th from 11am-1pm and 7-8pm.

Please call 561-8020, ext. 1103 for additional information.

Adore - November 1st, 2015



Join us for a powerful night that will bring together the
beautiful community that has been growing through youth
ministry at the parish. The night will consist of a keynote
talk, Taizé prayer, worship and praise, and Eucharistic
adoration. You don’t want to miss this powerful event that
your entire family can plug into!

With Special Guest Speaker - Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.