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Parish Mass Schedule

Weekdays

7:00 am Mass
8:00 am Mass
11:30 am Mass (Rosary 11:10)

Saturday

8:00 am
11:30 am (Rosary at 11:10)

Vigil 4:30 pm (cantor)

Sunday

8:00 am (no music)
9:30 am (choir)
11:00 am (cantor)
12:30 pm (cantor)
6:00 pm (contemporary ensemble)

Holy Days of Obligation

(in addition to daily Mass schedule...)
Vigil 7:30 pm
7:30 pm on the Holy Day

Holidays (only one Mass)
On Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day: 8:00 am
Thanksgiving Day: 9:30 am

Devotions (All weekdays unless noted)
11:10 am Rosary
12:00 pm Midday Prayer
7 - 8 pm Holy Hour for Vocations, Confessions, Benediction (Wednesdays)
2:15 pm Stations of the Cross (Fridays during Lent)
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Fridays during Lent)
9:15 pm Compline Prayer (in the Priory Chapel)

Reconciliation
Wednesday, during Holy Hour 7:00-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30-11:30 am, 3:30-4:30 pm
(or by appointment by calling the Priory)

Church Hours
The church is open:
Monday - Friday from 6:45 am-9:30 pm
Saturday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sunday from 7:30 am-7:00 pm

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Dominican Community

Our Parish's Dominican Heritage

St. Gertrude Catholic Church has been staffed by the Dominican Friars of the Eastern Province (St. Joseph) for more than seventy years. The Order of Preachers (O.P.) was founded by St. Dominic in 1216. The first Catholic church in Ohio was founded in Somerset in 1818 by Dominican Father Edward Dominic Fenwick, O.P., who was later appointed the first bishop of Cincinnati in 1821. The Dominican community at St. Gertrude priory includes Priests and Novice Brothers. The novitiate, or first year for those entering the Eastern Province of Dominicans, is situated at the priory.


St. Gertrude School is staffed by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia of Nashville, Tennessee. They were founded in 1860 from St. Mary's of the Springs in Columbus, Ohio. The Sisters arrived in 1929 when the school opened. St. Gertrude is a truly unique community in its richness of having both the Dominican Friars and Sisters.We are working on local content, but in the meantime visit the web page for the Dominican Friars of the Eastern Province.


Visit Fr. Benedict Ashley's page to learn more about Dominican Spirituality.

Vocations to the Dominican Life

Do you think you might be called to the Dominican religious life? For more information, visit the web site of the Order of Preachers- Vocations to the Province of St. Joseph.

Dominican Third Order (lay) Chapters

The Dominican Third Order is a fraternal organization of Catholic
laymen and women who have chosen to live a Dominican way of life. Anyone who would like to learn more about this opportunity can reach out to either of the two Dominican Third Order Chapters that are based at St. Gertrude. They are:

  1. Our Lady of Peace Chapter - a longstanding order at St. Gertrude that meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.
  2. Bishop Fenwick Chapter, a newer chapter formed in 2004 that meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Also learn more by visiting the Dominican Third Order site.

Dominican Vicariate of Eastern Africa

Learn about the Dominicans' work in East Africa.

Dominican Vicariate of Eastern Africa website:

http://www.eafricadominicans.org

Fr. Tom's Kids - Pairing Sponsors with Orphans and Needy Students:
http://www.frtomskids.org/

Contact Information

Contact friars previously assigned to St. Gertrude who are now serving in the Dominican Missions in East Africa:

Fr. Vincent Wiseman O.P. wisemanop@wananchi.com
STUDENT MASTER
Dominican Friars, Wahubiri
Nyumba ya Mtakatifu Dominiko
P.O. Box 24012
00502 Karen (Nairobi) KENYA
community land-line: (011)254-20-891-255


Fr. Kevin Kraft OP (Novice Master)tkkraft@op.org
NOVICE MASTER
Dominican Friars, Wahubiri
Nyumba ya Mtakatifu Martino de Porres
P.O. Box 2566
40100 Kisumu KENYA
direct mobile: (011)254-720-543-692
community land-lines: (011)254-57-62010 or 62038

Guidelines for Requesting Mass Intentions at St. Gertrude Church

Guidelines for Requesting Mass Intentions at St. Gertrude Church
The practice of offering Masses for others ― living or deceased ― is a long standing tradition in the Catholic Church. We find not only the origins of this practice dating to the early Church but we also clearly recognize its importance as it is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is said. When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a Mass offered for the repose of their soul and to offer our prayers are more beneficial and comforting than any other sympathy card or bouquet of flowers. To have a Mass offered on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary or special need is appropriate, beneficial and appreciated.

According to Canon Law, we are required to fulfill intentions within a year. This practice of requesting Masses is so popular at St. Gertrude Parish that Masses offered in the Church are scheduled out many months in advance. We have enacted the following guidelines to allow as many parishioners and friends as possible to offer intentions.

Please read the following guidelines carefully:

  1. We have two options as to where the Mass may be offered:
    • Church: The intention is assigned a specific time and date and will be printed in the bulletin the week prior.
    • Dominican Friars: These are not public Masses and will be said by one of the friars in the order they are received. They are generally said within the next few months. If the Friars receive an intention for a large number of Masses they may send some of the intentions to the Dominican Mission Office for distribution to other Dominican priests who will be able to celebrate these Masses within the year.
  2. Masses in the Church can be scheduled up to 51 weeks from the current date. This will allow for family members to request a first anniversary Mass for the recently deceased who have their funerals at St. Gertrude.
  3. We can only accept one intention per household per month to be offered in the Church. This limitation does not apply to Dominican Friar Masses.
  4. We cannot have more than one request for the same intention in the same week in the Church.
  5. Requests are honored on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  6. A $5 stipend, as determined by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is to accompany each Mass request. You may give more if you wish. However, no one will be denied an intention because of inability to pay.
  7. There may be only one name per intention. This is according to Canon Law. Exceptions may be for a husband and wife or an entire family.
  8. No Mass requests will be taken over the telephone at the Parish Office. We prefer intentions to be requested by stopping in the Parish Office during business hours. If that is not possible, requests and stipends may be mailed in and will be scheduled when received. Please be sure to include your contact information with your request.
  9. Mass intentions cannot be scheduled for the three days of the Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday. Mass intentions will not be accepted for the following dates: Christmas Eve, Christmas, Easter, All Souls Day (November 2), St. Gertrude’s Feast Day (November 16), Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. These Mass intentions will be for the general intentions of our priests and parishioners.
  10. Mass Intentions will not be rescheduled if a verbal announcement was not heard during Mass. The priest is under the strict obligation to remember the person for whom the Mass is being offered and it is presumed that the priest will offer the Mass as requested. The intention is a spiritual act and its verbal publication neither adds nor subtracts from its validity.
  11. One Mass every Sunday and holiday must be scheduled for the intentions of our parishioners known as “Pro Populo” (For the People) as required by Canon Law. A Dominican Requiem Mass intention is also celebrated each week.

Parish Weather Cancellation Policy

We wish to inform the entire parish that when school has been cancelled, all parish programming is also cancelled for that day. If school is closed, there is a very real possibility the parish offices will be closed as well. This policy is based on sound consistent communication. No matter if it is the beginning of a storm, the middle of a storm, or the end of a storm, when school is closed we cannot predict when roads will be safe for travel. This policy also diminishes the endless phone calls into the office wondering about the day’s programming. Also, if there is no school on a given day when a school Mass is scheduled, obviously the school Mass is cancelled. Finally all other Masses that are scheduled for that day will be celebrated since the intention has been published and the Dominican friars live here on campus and can say the Mass.

Video Tour of the St Gertrude Parish

Church and Priory Chapel

Parish Center and Gym

Dominican Friars

Dominican Friars:

Pastor:

Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P.

Prior:

Rev. Allen Moran, O.P.

Parochial Vicar:

Rev. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
Rev. Clement Dickie, O.P.
Rev. Henry Stephan, O.P.

In Residence:

Rev. Paul J. Keller, O.P.
Rev. Joseph Alobaidi, O.P.
Rev.Michael Dosch, O.P. (Novice Master)