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Stewardship (Giving)

Family Caregivers Resource Group

Are you responsible of the care of an elderly or disabled loved one? You are a caregiver whether you devote as much as 24 hours a day or as little as five minutes a week to someone you care for. Join us as we explore caregiving together and discuss such topics as maintaining balance as a caregiver; how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress; finding helpful resources to support the caregiver. We are meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 7-8pm in St. Joseph’s Room. If getting out to a support group is difficult …there is a online resource group for family caregivers CARING MATTERS E – CAREline via It provides caregiver information; stress relief; e-mailing caregiver questions.

Stewardship Council

This week marks my six-month anniversary as the Stewardship and Development Director at Saint Gertrude Parish! Through God’s providence, many prayers, and tremendous support from this community, I am feeling more entrenched in the many ―nooks and crannies‖ that make up stewardship in the parish. At their first committee meeting held earlier this month (see photo below), the new stewardship representatives learned what was planned for the rest of this year and began the

Profile in Stewardship - Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch, one of the Co-founders of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati in 1986, has been a member of St. Gertrude Parish for many years. He served as President of the Cincinnati Fellowship for many years and was Coordinator of the “ANSWER THE CALL” Men’s Conferences for nine years.

Kevin helped establish the National Fellowship of Catholic Men in 1999 and recently retired as the Chief Executive and Trustee of that organization following 10 years of service. He is now stepping down from his leadership of the Parish-based Catholic Men’s Fellowship group at St. Gertrude after several years at the helm. We decided to sit down with Kevin and learn what led to him to help establish the Catholic men’s movement, in Cincinnati and nationally, and why he devoted 25 years of his life to it.


Enjoy Boy Scout Troop 555's
Feb 24 - Mar 9 - Mar 23
5-7pm in the St. Gertrude School Cafeteria

Eat-In or Carry-Out

Special Night for the Knights

Jerry Trumpey District Deputy for the Knights of Columbus presented Grand Knight William Malarick with the Star Council Award for 2010-2011. On that same afternoon our Chaplain and Pastor Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P. at St. Gertrude Parish made his 4th Degree in our Hall in a special Exemplification for clergy. It was a truly beautiful and moving ceremony.

Craft Fair

The Annual Craft Fair at St. Gertrude's is an event that can't be missed. Come and bring a friend. Over 100 exhibitors at the show! Get an early start to your Christmas Shopping.

You’ll be glad to know that as you get an early start on your holiday shopping with a great selection of unique gifts, 100% of proceeds from organizing this event help those in need. Last year’s Craft Show was a huge success. This year’s show promises to be even better!

Save the date: Saturday Oct. 20th

Treasure Mart Drop Off and Set-Up

Treasure Mart Drop Off - PC Gym door

Wondering what to do with all those gently used "treasures?"
Donate them to the Ladies of Charity Treasure Mart!

Here's a list of items that we can NOT accept:
- BBQ grills, propane tanks
- Computers & computer equipment
- Exercise equipment (esp. Treadmills)
- Non-working appliances
- Combustibles of any kind
- Gasoline-filled items
- Blinds/mini blinds
- Console TVs or stereos
- Draperies
- Cribs, playpens, car seats, car booster seats
- Tires, paint

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees — Boy Scout Troop 18

For the 46th consecutive year, Boy Scout Troop 18 will be selling fresh-cut Christmas Trees daily beginning Saturday November 26 at 1:00pm until Christmas, or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. The Scouts will be selling all varieties: Scotch Pine, Frazier Fir, Balsam, White Pine, even a few Douglas Firs. And you’ll be able to get your pine roping too.

St. Gertrude PTO Bulldog Buck$

Last Chance to Order Gift Cards!

St. Gertrude PTO Bulldog Buck$

One final order of gift cards will be placed this week on Thursday, December 15th and distributed early the following week.

These are full value gift cards sold at face value, the profit comes directly from the vendor to the St. Gertrude PTO at no extra cost for the gift cards! Thank you for your support of this annual fundraiser!!!