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Stewardship (Giving)

Ladies of Charity Planning Meeting

Ladies of Charity Planning Meeting on Saturday May 14th in the St. Joseph Meeting Room at 10 am.

We will make final plans for the Festival, Summer Treasure Mart and Fall Craft Fair 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.

Make A Difference!!! Building Homes, Changing Lives

All St. Gertrude parishioners are invited to join the Elder Council Knights of Columbus to build a home as a member of the Madisonville Church Coalition of Habitat for Humanity.

No experience is necessary! Knowledgeable Habitat builders provide direction and instruction.

All tools are provided.

Volunteers age 16+ are welcome to build (age 16-17 requires parental supervision).

Volunteers Needed

Bring your skills, talents and interests to Mercy Health-Anderson Hospital. You will have your choice of roles, around your per- sonal schedule, to serve others and enrich your own life. You will receive orientation and training to help you get started and become comfortable in the hospital environment. The gift of your time can be used in over 50 different areas, including: Gift Shop, Patient Partnering, Emergency Department, Radiology Department, Reception Desks, and Dietary Services.

If you’re interested, contact Volunteer Services at Mercy Health-Anderson Hospital, 7500 State Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255, 624-4676.

Sharing Van - Mary Magdalen House

On May 7-8, the Ladies of Charity will be collecting for the Mary Magdalen House in Over the Rhine. The center provides bathrooms and shower facilities for the homeless to clean up, use the telephone and launder one set of clothing. They do not provide meals.

The Mary Magdalen House has special needs for the following items in addition to cash donations:

- NEED BROWN PAPER GROCERY BAGS to hold client’s clothes.

- Clothing (can be used unless noted): Men’s underwear sizes 30-36 (new), thermal long johns, men’s and women’s white socks, washable pants sizes 26-38, belts for men and women, shirts (particularly flannel) sizes L, XL, shoes (particularly gym shoes).

- Cleaning supplies: Drano, Lysol (liquid), laundry detergent, bleach, windshield fluid, Top Job, plastic bags, brown grocery bags, dryer sheets, paper towels, toilet tissue, Mr. Clean.

- Personal Care Items: towels, face cloths, after shave/perfume, Vaseline, baby powder, toothbrushes/paste, combs, Kleenex, personal size shampoo and soap, lotion, Q-tips, spray deodorant.

Please call Jean Wilkinson at (513) 498-5085 with any questions about the Mary Magdalen House or Ladies of Charity. Thank you so much for your help!

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!

Prayer Shawl

The first Prayer Shawl meeting will be on Thurs., April 28 at 9 am in the St. Joseph Room.

The St. Gertrude Parish Health Ministry is very proud and excited to announce the formation of a Prayer Shawl Ministry where knitters, crocheters, and quilters come together in prayer to make shawls for the parish and the St. Gertrude community.

Pack-n-Play Collection

The Respect Life Ministry is asking for your continued support for the Pregnancy Centers, with a collection of NEW baby items during the month of May.

A pack-n-play will be in the Holy Family Chapel (candle room) for collecting your donations that will be divided between Old St. Mary’s in Over the Rhine, and the Women’s Center in Sharonville. Most needed items are DIAPERS and baby wipes. They can also use sleepers, blankets, onesies, formula, bottles, lotions, shampoo, outfits, bibs, towels and wash cloths, or any other item necessary for a new baby that you care to donate. Please no toys or magazines.

If you have any questions, call Jane or Lou at 489-7400. Continue to pray for an end to abortion. Thank you for your kindness.

Spring Plant Sale

May 14th and 15th

Help support the various Landscaping Projects on the parish grounds implemented by the gardening volunteers. If you cannot donate any of the items below, come and do your shopping! We will have plenty of great items for sale.

Plant Sale:

While cleaning up your property for the new growing season, keep us in mind when thinning out crowded or no longer needed perennials, such as Iris, Hosta, special grasses, small shrubs, small trees, etc. Label the group or items with any particulars, such as name, color of bloom, height, and anything else that might help them sell. Pot them if you can (we will have empty pots for you to use in the extra lot) and drop off the plants the week of the sale. Please, only donate items that have a good survival rate! Decorative pots, lawn ornaments, and other gardening items can also be donated.

KofC Sponsored Pancake Breakfast

Knights of Columbus Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

Bring your family and your appetite to church on Sunday, May 1st!! The Archbishop Elder Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to sponsor a Pancake Breakfast from 9:30am to 12:30pm on May 1st.

All You Can Eat!
Menu includes: Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage Breakfast
Gluten/Dairy Free Menu!
Cost: $7 per person / $24 per family
Note: Children 5 & under free / Grades K-8 cost $3
Location: Parish Gym

All proceeds go to Elder Council Knights of Columbus charity fund to further our work in supporting the church and community. (Note: Credit cards are accepted!)

Regina Veritatis Healing Prayer Ministry

Receive the Healing Love of Divine Mercy with Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. and the Regina Veritatis Prayer Team.

Receive the Mercy and Love of the Heart of Jesus. Intercessory Prayer Teams will invoke the power of the Holy Spirit, that you may receive the fullness of our Father’s love!