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Ministries R-Z

Regina Veritatis Healing Prayer Ministry

This ministry is comprised of individuals called by the power of the Spirit, under the patronage of Our Lady, Queen of Truth, to intercede for others, that they may receive the Father’s healing love. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings twice a month to listen to God’s Word among us and pray for the many needs of our parish. This gathering together helps us to form community and to open ourselves to the continual call to love God with all of our hearts, and our neighbor as ourselves. We attend the First Saturday Mass and pray with all those who need healing and intercession for themselves and others. We are available to pray privately, at any time for those who call for prayer.
Membership: If you feel called to be an intercessor for this ministry, please contact the President of this ministry.

Contact: Patrick Mechley, President

O Regina Veritatis, Mother of our Lord, and Our Mother,

we come to you in thy all-powerful and never-failing intercession to implore you to obtain for us the graces and favor we ask you this moment. We thank you for hearing us and the concern on our hearts. Bestow upon us, dear Mother, a spirit of prayer and self-denial, that we may recover what we have lost by our sin. O Queen of Truth, pray we may deepen our commitment and desire for the rosary, confession, and the Holy Mass. Help us to fast, pray, and do our duties with great love for the Father and His will. We ask the Holy Spirit to fall afresh on us each day, that His love might increase in us, and that we reflect Jesus, our Lord and Savior, always in our lives.

Vision Statement of Regina Veritatis

Regina Veritatis healing Prayer Ministry is a ministry of individuals called by the power of the Spirit under the patronage of our Lady, Queen of Truth, to intercede for others, that they may receive the Father’s healing love.

Do You Need Hope?

Private Healing Prayer

Come Feel God’s Love

Intercessory Healing Prayer


Two Kinds of Intercessory Healing Prayer:


Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who before ascending into heaven promised to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom, that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal; the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth; the Spirit of Counsel, that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven; the Spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with You, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation; the Spirit of Knowledge, that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints; the Spirit of Piety, that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable; and the Spirit of Fear, that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen


Unbound Sessions

Contact Name(s): 
Patrick Mechley, President, Nealy Mechley, Prayer Coordinator
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513-340-4586

Religious Education (for the Youth of the parish)

This ministry offers religion classes for parish children from Age 3-Grade 8 who attend our local public and private schools or are home-schooled. It is conducted weekly from mid-September through early May. Students in grades 1-8 have a choice of Sunday morning or Tuesday afternoon classes. Volunteer catechists provide students with a thorough presentation of Catholic teaching, beliefs, and practices. Registration begins in April. Please contact the Director of Religious Education at 561-8369 or dre@stgertrude.org for more information.

Membership: Open to any parishioner

Contact Name(s): 
Director of Primary Evangelization: Cindy Wurzelbacher, Director of Jr. High Evangelization: Bryan Wells
Contact Phone Number(s): 
x2110

Respect Life

Our parish is committed to the belief in the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Respect Life seeks to support activities which espouse these beliefs. This group aids Pregnancy Crisis Centers and works with Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. Respect Life sponsors community activities such as 40 Days for Life, Crosses of the Innocents, Gift of Life Layette, Baby changing station at Festival, and donates time and support to Pro-Life charities.

Membership: Open to all parishioners

Contact Name(s): 
Debbie Graham, Mary Smithers
Contact Phone Number(s): 
984-4766, 513-321-0819

Resurrection Choir

We provide music for St. Gertrude families at the funeral Mass. The Resurrection Choir is a wonderful ministry here at St. Gertrude. Do you like to sing? The choir is always welcoming new members. Please consider joining us. There are no evening rehearsals and commitment is flexible. Rehearsals are 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings at 8:30am.

Membership: Open to any parishioner

Contact Name(s): 
Marty Cunningham
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513 891-4226

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated in the Catholic Faith community. The process provides for different levels of entry. Please visit our RCIA page for additional information.

St. Gertrude invites non-Catholics interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Contact us!

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which non-Catholic adults learn about the Catholic Church and gradually become full members. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. It is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Saviour.

"The R.C.I.A. is a contemporary approach to our ancient faith."

Participants in past R.C.I.A. classes have come from many different backgrounds, yet all have a common interest in learning about the Catholic Faith. Classes are held each year from September through April.

The RCIA is a journey of faith:

Get more details and register online for RCIA here!

The RCIA is for adults who:


Schedule

Our RCIA Program is held on Monday nights in the lobby of the Parish Center from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Getting Started

For more information on St. Gertrude Church and the R.C.I.A. program, or if you are interested in being a sponsor or helping in some way, please contact Lawain McNeil 513-561-5954 ext 1123.

Get more details and register online for RCIA here!

Catechism for Us All

Contact Name(s): 
Lawain McNeil
Contact Phone Number(s): 
513-561-5954 ext. 1123

Learning About Jesus Christ and the Catholic Faith

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Program and Registration Form

Are you searching for...

  • A deeper relationship with God?
  • An encounter with Jesus Christ?
  • A sense of belonging in a Christian community?
  • A greater fulfillment of your mission in life?

Have you been curious…

  • What makes the Catholic Church different from other Christian churches?
  • Why is there a difference between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles?
  • What is the meaning or purpose of the sacraments?
  • Do Catholics really believe that Jesus is present in Holy Communion?
  • Why and how do Catholics relate to Mary and the saints?
  • What Catholics believe is God's plan for life and sexuality?
  • Get answers to all of your questions about the Catholic faith and explore the invitation to know Jesus Christ and his Church.
  • You do not have to journey alone! Please call Lawain McNeil if you have questions or would like further information: 513-561-5954 ext 1123 or lmcneil@stgertrude.org.

    • All interested in considering Catholicism or being considered as a sponsor should attend this session.
    • Meet members of the RCIA team and our pastor.
    • All questions will be handled at this session and you may register as a participant or sponsor at this time.

    Who should attend:

    • Catholics who have not been confirmed
    • Christians of other denominations
    • Those belonging to non-Christian faith communities
    • Those who do not believe in a personal God or who are searching for the truth
    • Persons from any race, creed, or culture

    Learning About Catholicism (RCIA program) Registration Form

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    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

    Have you thought about becoming Catholic? Do you often wonder why Catholics do things the way they do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe you are being led to RCIA! RCIA is a process where adults are introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life. Were you baptized Catholic? If so, do you need the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist or Confirmation? RCIA normally takes 9 months, although it can vary according to personal situations. It includes:
    • The Inquiry Period introduces the interested person to basic information about the Catholic faith and fundamentally communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Inquirers are invited to initial conversion and, although there is no obligation at this time, classes are intended to help them decide whether they would like to continue to learn more about the faith.
    • The Period of the Catechumenate is an extended time in which Catechumens (those not baptized) and Candidates (those validly baptized) are given pastoral formation and guidance aimed at training them in the Christian life.
    • The Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which corresponds with Lent, is intended to increase introspection and coming closer to God. The aim of this period is to eliminate what is weak and sinful and affirm what is holy.
    • The Period of Mystagogy is a special time during Easter in which the neophyte (newly initiated person) deepens their understanding of the mysteries of faith and is more fully immersed in the life of the Church.
    Please contact Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. at 513-561-5954, or email him at frgabriel@stgertrude.org, for more information. RCIA Sign Up Webform Click here Latest on top

    Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter - May 10, 2018

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    Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM, Franciscan Media
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    Lectionary: 294
    Reading 1 ACTS 18:1-8

    Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
    There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,
    who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla

    St. Gertrude RCIA Session Thirty-Two 2017-2018: The Four Last Things

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    Catechism of the Catholic Church
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    The Church teaches that life after death consists of four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.

    St. Gertrude RCIA Session Twenty-Five 2017-2018: Vocations & Vocations: Marriage

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    The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator.

    St. Gertrude RCIA Session Twenty-Four 2017-2018: The Sacraments - Penance and Anointing

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    The Sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God's grace and joining us with him in intimate friendship.

    Saturday of the First Week of Lent - February 24, 2018

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    Deacon Bernard Nojadera, Child and Youth Protection
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    Lectionary: 229
    Reading 1 DT 26:16-19

    Moses spoke to the people, saying:
    "This day the LORD, your God,
    commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.
    Be careful, then,

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    Rosary Making

    We make rosaries to provide to those in the military, Eastern Europe, and the underserved in our community.

    Membership: Open to any parishioner

    Contact Name(s): 
    Larry Ball
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    513 646-8523

    Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild - Young Ladies

    It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained. —Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    The Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild is a spiritual guild for young ladies beginning in the 4th grade through high school. The guild is directly involved in assisting with the beauty and care of our Church environment. The guild helps young ladies discern how best to serve the church community, including preparing for the holy celebration of the Mass, preparing seasonal devotional spaces, floral design for displays of statues, icons, flowers and plants. The guild is also an opportunity for us to pray together and receive instruction about feminine and Dominican spirituality, consecrated life, and motherhood with the spiritual assistance and guidance of our own Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Once a month, September through May, we will come together to pray, serve, and learn. Meeting topics include the Mass and Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Mary and the Rosary, and the lives of the Saints. We also have planned some great activities, crafts, and snacks, and you won’t want to miss our end-of-the-year Tea Party! The guild is sponsored by our head sacristan/liturgical coordinator, the Dominican sisters, and mentor mothers.

    Membership: Open to all girls, 4th grade through high school.

    The Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild Form (Young Ladies) - Fall 2017

    Update: This Saturday's St Anne Guild meeting needs to be postponed until the October 14th date. All other pertinent information will remain the same.

    It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained. —Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    The Saint Anne and the Child Mary Guild is a spiritual guild for young ladies beginning in the 4th grade through high school. The Guild is directly involved in assisting with the beauty and care of our Church environment. The Guild helps young ladies discern how best to serve the church community, including preparing for the holy celebration of the Mass, seasonal devotional spaces, floral design for displays of statues, icons, flowers and plants. The Guild is also an opportunity for us to pray together and receive instruction about feminine and Dominican spirituality, consecrated life, and motherhood with the spiritual assistance and guidance of our own Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Once a month, September through May, we will come together to pray, serve, and learn. Meeting topics include the Mass and Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, Mary and the Rosary, and the lives of the Saints. We also have planned some great activities, crafts, and snacks, and you won’t want to miss our end-of-the-year Tea Party! The Guild is sponsored by our head sacristan/liturgical coordinator, the Dominican sisters, and mentor mothers. Please go to our website to sign up

    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 513-207-4728 or rhondageil@gmail.com

    Contact Name(s): 
    Rhonda Geil, Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P.
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    561-5954

    Saint Gertrude School

    St. Gertrude School offers academic excellence in the Dominican Tradition: preaching Truth, practicing virtue, and loving one another in Christ. We accept children in grades Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our school opened in 1935 under the care of the Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of St. Cecilia (Nashville, TN). Our sisters and gifted lay faculty provide a quality education for students in grades K-8. Specific information can be obtained by calling the school at 561-8020 or visiting www.stgertrudesch.org, or email office@stgertrudesch.org.

    Membership: This ministry is open to any parish family

    Contact Name(s): 
    Sr. Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P., Mrs. Elaine Nolte
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    561-8020

    Saint Joseph the Worker Society - Young Men

    It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained. —Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    Saint Joseph the Worker Society - Young Men

    The St. Joseph the Worker Society recruits young men from the 4th grade through high school. They are trained to serve holy Mass and other important liturgical celebrations. The Society for the young men will be an opportunity for them to be mentored in Dominican spirituality, build community, and provide needed service to the church. It is a program of fraternity, discipline, accountability, and discernment; the spirituality of manhood, priesthood, and fatherhood is the focus of the training for our young men. This program is organized by the pastor and pastoral associates, the Director of Youth Ministry. Go to our website to learn about how you can sign up to learn how to serve and become a member of this great group of young men serving our parish. Training sessions will begin very soon.

    New Altar Servers Blessing

    St. Gertrude Church inducted 29 boys in the St. Joseph the Worker Society for altar servers. They completed more than 10 hours training and are ready to be in the schedule to serve Mass.

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    St. Joseph the Worker Society - Altar Boys

    The altar boys at St. Gertrude are members of the St. Joseph Society, which is recruiting new members.

    The St. Joseph the Worker Society recruits young men from the 4th grade through high school. They are trained to serve holy Mass and other important liturgical celebrations. The Society for the young men will be an opportunity for them to be mentored in Dominican spirituality, build community, and provide needed service to the church. It is a program of fraternity, discipline, accountability, and discernment; the spirituality of manhood, priesthood, and fatherhood is the focus of the training for our young men. This program is organized by the pastor and parochial vicars and will involve fathers from the parish as well.

    Saint Joseph the Worker Society (Young Men) Sign Up Form - Fall 2016

    It is important for the Church to create the conditions that will permit many young people to say 'yes' in generous response to God‘s loving call... It is my hope that the local Churches will become places where vocations are carefully discerned and their authenticity tested; places where young men and women are offered wise and strong spiritual direction. In this way, the Christian community itself becomes a manifestation of the Love of God in which every calling is contained.

    —Pope Benedict XVI, 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    The St. Joseph the Worker Society recruits young men from the 4th grade through high school. They are trained to serve holy Mass and other important liturgical celebrations. The Society for the young men will be an opportunity for them to be mentored in Dominican spirituality, build community, and provide needed service to the church. It is a program of fraternity, discipline, accountability, and discernment; the spirituality of manhood, priesthood, and fatherhood is the focus of the training for our young men. This program is organized by the pastor and parochial vicars and will involve fathers from the parish as well.

    Dear Parents and Boys, Grades 4-12,

    Welcome to the altar server training program here at St. Gertrude’s!

    It is indeed a great privilege to be able to serve Holy Mass. One must be mature, disciplined, striving to be holy, and willing to take directions from Fr. André-Joseph, Fr. Gabriel, and older altar boys.

    Do you have the qualities needed to serve as an altar boy at St. Gertrude church? Remember the qualities listed above before you say yes. Attendance at the sessions does not guarantee that you will be allowed to serve Holy Mass. Fr. Andre-Joseph and Fr. Carroll will make their decisions based on your ability to be mature, disciplined, striving to be holy, and able to take directions during the training sessions.

    Please note the following dates for the training sessions. All sessions are held in the church. You must attend all three sessions in order to begin serving here at St. Gertrude’s. No exceptions will be made.

    1st Session: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6-8:30pm

    • Introduction into the Ministry of Altar Server
    • The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
    • Explanation of liturgical objects, vestments, etc.

    2nd Session: Thursday, Oct. 13, 6-8:30pm

    • How to serve Mass.

    3rd Session: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30pm

    • How to serve Mass.
    Contact Name(s): 
    Rev. Clement Dickie, O.P.
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    513 561-5954

    School Advisory Committee

    Advises the St. Gertrude School principal on operations, governance, marketing, development and public relations of the school. Serves as continuity when there is a change in staffing and as a research body concerning Catholic elementary education. Meets first Monday of every month, but these meetings are not open to the public. People who want to address matters pertaining to the school should contact the SAC in advance of the next monthly meeting. The SAC is an advisory body only. It does not have authority to take action except as decided by the principal after consultation with the SAC members.

    Membership: By invitation of the principal after a nomination and/or selection process.

    Contact Name(s): 
    Elaine Nolte or Leah Naumann, Sr. Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P., Travis Johnson
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    (513) 260-5441, (513) 561-8020

    St. Vincent de Paul Society

    Assist people within parish boundaries with any needs from rent to food to bills. Non denominational.
    Membership: This ministry is pastor-appointed after a nomination and/or selection process.

    Contact Name(s): 
    Larry Ball
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    513 646-8523

    Ushers

    Ushers do more than seat people and take up the collection. They greet the faithful as they gather for the Eucharist; they answer questions, give directions, aid anyone attending church that is ill, and distribute the bulletins. Anyone in the parish may be an usher.

    Contact Name(s): 
    Doug Postler
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    791-6298

    Visitation of the Sick

    To bring Holy Communion to the sick and anyone who is injured or physically impaired and can’t attend Mass.

    Click here to use form to place request

    Membership: Open to any parishioner

    Contact Name(s): 
    Judy Hartman
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    (513) 984-8003

    Youth Choir

    The Youth Choir meets weekly on Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:45pm (Sept-May) in the Parish Center Music Room. A time of learning sacred music, with vocal skill-building exercises, all for the glory of Jesus the Lord! Membership: All parish children in Grades 3 through 8 are invited. Please contact Catherine Fishlock for more information. Permission Form: Click here

    Youth Choir

    Below is a list of historical events and those that are yet to occur. (Latest on top)

    Youth Choir Camp - 2017



    St Gertrude Parish offers Choir Camp for two age groups this year!

    Young Children's Choir Camp for children ages 5,6 and 7.
    Thursday through Saturday, July 6 - 8, 2017
    9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

    and

    Children's Choir Camp for children in grades 3 - 8.
    Thursday through Saturday, July 6 - 8, 2017
    10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

    Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock
    $25 materials fee per child
    Please make check payable to St. Gertrude Church (no cash please)

    Youth Choir Camp - 2016

    St Gertrude Parish offers students in Grades 3 - 8
    Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23, 2016
    9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

    Camp will wrap up with the children singing at the 4:30pm Mass on
    Saturday, July 23rd

    Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock
    $25 materials fee per child
    Pay your materials fee to hold your spot.
    Questions? Call Mrs. Fishlock at 513.561.5954

    Click here for Permission slip

    Children's Choir Concert

    Music selections representing Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Ukraine
    Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm in the St. Gertrude Gym inside Parish Center
    Reception following with international desserts, decor, and items on display!
    Come and hear beautiful children sing beautiful music!

    Discover Our Parish's Children's Choir Event

    Update: Rescheduled Event

    All 3rd through 8th grade boys and girls are welcome! Come and learn to sing with us! - Catherine Fishlock, Director

    Our "Come & See” Singing Workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday OCTOBER 24th from 9 am to 3 pm. Students will bring their own lunch on Saturday; snacks will be provided. This is an opportunity for interested students to come and see what Children’s Choir is all about - there is no commitment to join the choir if you come to the workshop, but you are certainly encouraged to join if you enjoy it! There will be lots of singing, rhythm games, movement, and intro to note reading. There is no charge to belong to the choir or to participate in the Come & See workshop, but RSVPs and permission slips are due by Thursday, October 22nd. Contact Nancy Kenny at 513.282.6544 or email her at pmcoworker@gmail.com for more details.

    Weekly practices throughout the school year are on Tuesdays beginning Sept 8th
    from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    In the Parish Center Choir Room

    An Adventure in Music Choir Camp - July 8th-12th

    The Camp is full! All available slots are taken. Any additional submissions will be put on a wait list in case an opening develops.

    Directed by Mrs. Catherine Fishlock and Mr.Victor Kovacs 5-day tuition-free choir camp with a performance for parents on Saturday July 12 and singing at 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 13.

    A fun-filled week of lots of singing, games, talks, and learning made FUN!

    See below for permission slip attachment or obtain a hard copy from the parish office.

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    Contact Name(s): 
    Catherine Fishlock,
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    513 368-8191

    Youth Evangelization - High School

    About Us

    Our mission is to seek the face of Christ and invite teens to join on the Way.
    Our vision is to make disciples of all youth in the parish. Our core values are: Community ― Our communal life and activity seeks to model Acts 2:42: “They committed themselves to the teachings of the Apostles and fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayers.” Discipleship ― We are committed to personal accompaniment in the form of Christian discipleship.Preaching ― We proclaim Jesus Christ to youth through the power of the Holy Spirit operative in the Catholic Church ― inviting teens to encounter Christ through the Word, Sacraments, and community. Vocation ― Living out the common Christian vocation (call to holiness and charity), and the promotion of each person’s particular vocation as an essential member of Christ’s body. More information can be found atstgertrudeyouthministry.org and facebook.com/stgertrudeyouthministry.

    Youth Ministry Pages

    Youth Ministry
    Simply put, our mission is to meet Christ and remain in His love.

    In our program, teens find a place where they and don't have to be fake in order to belong. Our teens receive a challenge that urges them beyond the status quo to lead lives of truth and virtue that result in authentic happiness and real freedom.

    High School Youth Ministry (Grades 9-12):
    • Meets every Sunday night from 7-9pm in the Parish Center during the school year. We also have numerous trips, retreats, Bible studies, social events and service opportunities.

    *No membership fees or cards, just the free participation of a ton of teens!

    More information can be found at www.stgertrude.org/ym/ and www.facebook.com/stgertrudeyouthministry.

    Membership: Open to any Jr. High or High School student

    Jr. High Youth Ministry (Grades 7-8)
    Generally meets one Friday a month from 7:00-9:00pm in the Parish Center.
    We also attend Archdiocesan events, and host social events.
    Contact: Bryan Wells, (513) 561-5954

    High School Youth Ministry (Grades 9-12)
    Generally meets two Sundays a month as a large group in the school cafeteria from 7:00-9:00pm. Other weeks of the month are spent within small Discipleship Cells that foster deep friendships conducive to mentorship and an enthusiastic engagement with the faith. We also attend Archdiocesan events, national conferences, and run our own series of retreats for high school students.
    Contact: Megan Dickert, (513) 561-5954 ex. 2110

    Contact Name(s): 
    Megan Dickert, Bryan Wells
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    (513) 561-5954 ex. 2110

    Youth Evangelization - Junior High School

    Youth Ministry Program: Jr. High and High School
    Our mission is to seek the face of Christ and invite teens to join on the Way.
    Our vision is to make disciples of all youth in the parish. Our core values are: Community ― Our communal life and activity seeks to model Acts 2:42: “They committed themselves to the teachings of the Apostles and fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayers.” Discipleship ― We are committed to personal accompaniment in the form of Christian discipleship.Preaching ― We proclaim Jesus Christ to youth through the power of the Holy Spirit operative in the Catholic Church ― inviting teens to encounter Christ through the Word, Sacraments, and community. Vocation ― Living out the common Christian vocation (call to holiness and charity), and the promotion of each person’s particular vocation as an essential member of Christ’s body. More information can be found atstgertrudeyouthministry.org and facebook.com/stgertrudeyouthministry.

    Membership: Open to any Jr. High or High School student

    Jr. High Youth Ministry (Grades 7-8)
    Generally meets one Friday a month from 7:00-9:00pm in the Parish Center.
    We also attend Archdiocesan events, and host social events.
    Contact: Bryan Wells, (513) 561-5954

    Contact Name(s): 
    Megan Dickert, Bryan Wells
    Contact Phone Number(s): 
    561-5954