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Catholic Men's Fellowship - Advent Retreat 2017

The annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, sponsored by the St. Gertrude Men’s Fellowship, will be Friday (12/1/17 evening) and Saturday (12/2) at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue. Space is available on a “1st Come ― 1st Served” basis. Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P. will team up as our Retreat Masters. They will challenge attendees to experience “The REAL Presence” of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Crosses of the Innocents - 2017


Save the Date!
Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • What: Install 4,000 Crosses of the Innocents on parish grounds
  • Why: Promote support for the Culture of Life ― prepare for Respect Life month (October) and
    40 Days For Life Fall campaign (September 27-November 5)
  • When: 9:00AM, Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Where: St. Gertrude
  • Who: all parishioners are invited to help the Knights of Columbus and Respect Life committee

Ladies of Charity Planning Meeting

Calling All Ladies of Charity

There will be an organizational meeting on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 am in the St. Joseph Meetng Room in the Parish Center. We will make our final plans for our Fall Craft Fair, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Giving Tree activities. Please plan to join us. Invite a friend. Many hands make our work lighter. Any woman who is 18 years or older and is a practicing Catholic is welcome to join.

Need more information, please contact Jean Wilkinson, 498-5085.

Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. — The Life of the Holy Spirit

In this talk to the Women's Group at St. Gertrude's, Fr. Giles outlines what it means to live in the Holy Spirit, what the gifts of the Holy Spirit are, and how they are a part of ordinary Christian experience.

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.

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

Pancake Breakfast - Elder Council Knights of Columbus

Enjoy Breakfast at St. Gertrude!
Pancakes, Eggs, and
Sausage Breakfast
Gluten/Dairy Free Menu!
"All You Can Eat!"

Date: Sunday, September 17th Location: in the gym Time: 8:45am to 12:30pm Cost: $7 per person/$28 per family (Children 5 & under: FREE/grades K-8: $3)

Note: credit cards accepted!

Sponsored and Prepared by Archbishop Elder Council Knights of Columbus

2017 Vestition

10 Men clothed in the habit of St. Dominic on 8 August 2017

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Honor Flight Presentation

Announcing 2017 Novitiate Class


In July 2017, the following men will begin formation with the Province of St. Joseph

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