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  • Adult Choir
    Catherine Fishlock
    (513) 561-5954
    The music ministry at St. Gertrude Parish primarily consists of the adult choir, cantor program, and a small group of instrumentalists. Many cantors begin as occasional soloists or choir members and are then added to the regular weekend and holy day rotation. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm in the Parish Center. Open to any adult parishioner
  • Rev. Clement Dickie, O.P.
    (513) 561-5954
    Designed to help adult Catholics more deeply understand and appreciate their faith so that they might in turn share it with others. The ministry may take the form of lectures, video presentations, and discussions. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Rev. Clement Dickie, O.P.
    (513) 561-5954
    A supernatural fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Confraternity is an official apostolate of the Dominican Order. There are no meetings, but members are obliged to daily prayers for intention of chastity. Typically, we have enrollments twice a year at St. Gertrude.
  • Athletic Boosters
    Marc Gerwel
    (513) 680-4826
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  • Baptism Team
    Marla and Steve Spaeth
    513 683-8869
    Baptism Ministry – For married couples who would like to help parents baptize their child(ren) in the faith and assist the celebrant at the ceremony. Baptisms occur on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:45pm. Married couples assist at baptism ceremonies and teach the baptism preparation class, which is offered on the 1st Sunday of every month at 1:45pm in the school library. Couples are scheduled to help once every ten weeks. Membership: Open to any married couple parishioners
  • Pat & Clyde Dorn, Rosemary Conrad
    (513) 791-0988, (513) 641-2449
    The Cincinnati Chapter of Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey are Christian men and women with a spiritual bond to the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. Their affiliation and partnership spread the outreach of Benedictine spirituality into the secular world and provide a strong foundation for individual spiritual growth. The chapter meets in the Parish Center on the fourth Sunday of each month, September through April, except the month of December. Please see cincinnatioblates.org for more information. Membership: Open to all Christians in the Greater Cincinnati area
  • Boy Scouts: Asst. Scoutmaster: Brian McWilliams, Committee Chair: Jim Pappalardo Cub Scouts: Cub Master: Mike Butler Pack Committee Chair: Chris DeBrunner
    Boy Scouts: (513) 405-1260 (513) 382-8237 Cub Scouts: (513) 607-4435 (513) 379-1010
    Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys from 1st through 5th grade, and their families. Its membership is the largest of the three BSA Scouting Divisions (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing). Cub Scouting is part of the worldwide Scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Pack 555 is comprised of Dens of similar-aged boys by grade and at least two adult leaders. We also camp in the fall with Troop 555 Boy Scouts of St. Gertrude and again in the summer at Cub World as part of the Fun with Son program. Membership: Open to any parishioner Scout's Website
  • Chris Nachtrab
    About Us The St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship aims to encourage men to gather within their parish communities to support each other via, prayer, sharing and fellowship. There are now over 200 such parish groups in the greater Cincinnati area (see the Cincinnati Catholic Men's Fellowship web site at http://www.thecall.org). St. Gertrude's Men's Fellowship Group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the school cafeteria from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts are served and we promise to start and end promptly. The St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship aims to encourage men to gather in support of one another, in a faith based environment, so as to form stronger and happier families to better cope with the stresses men face each day. We gather each 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month in the St. Gertrude School Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 9:00 am Coffee and doughnuts are served and we end promptly at 9:00 am. We discuss our lives in the light of our Catholic faith and share experiences that will benefit us as husbands, fathers and members of the community. We socialize, pray and discuss our faith as well as issues we are grappling with in our everyday lives. In this way, we support, affirm and offer insights to one another about the challenges men encounter in both their home and work lives. Members of the St. Gertrude Catholic Men's Fellowship strive to reinforce Christian values. We reach out to share those values with others in the group and more broadly within our community. The benefits are clear as we: Cultivate faith based friendships among fellow parishioners, and Have fun, and Learn from one another! Background Our Vision sees small pockets of men, meeting in Parishes, linked as Brothers in Jesus Christ so as to prayerfully – and unconditionally – support one another. To raise awareness and create excitement, we organized massive gatherings of Catholic men under the “ANSWER THE CALL” banner. Those events began right here at St. Gertrude in 1995, when Fr. Clem Burns was Pastor, and he hosted the very first Catholic Men’s Conference. We had to turn men away at that initial gathering as the Parish Center was overflowing! During our peak years, over 10,000 men gathered for a day, in many of the large venues around Cincinnati, to hear nationally recognized Speakers. We celebrated Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our local Archbishop, area Bishops and over 100 Priests and Deacons. It was awe inspiring to see thousands of men witnessing to their Catholic faith. Our Cincinnati community took notice, as did many cities around the U. S., and this movement took off. What started in Cincinnati 25 years ago has spread throughout the United States and beyond to places like Guam for example. Events like our “ANSWER THE CALL” Men’s Conferences have been held in more than 60 cities over the years and there are countless Parish based Men’s Fellowship groups active around the country. All of this has more to do with many men listening to this “call” on their lives, from the Holy Spirit, and responding to it.
  • John Dumas, Rev. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
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  • Circle of Prayer
    Barbara Rose
    We are a group of parishioners who pray for those in need. We do not meet, but pray individually. Our forms of prayer include: saying a Rosary, attending a Mass, saying an Our Father, Hail Mary, or any appropriate prayer, attending Adoration, lighting a candle, etc. Any age is welcome, but most members are mature adults. Prayer requests are received by email, compiled by a moderator, and sent out to the member list about five times per week. Membership: Open to any parishioner Click here to join the Circle of Prayer Prayer Requests: Click here to submit a prayer request
  • Brian Zappia
    513 791-7299
    The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is a spiritual association of Catholics throughout the world who commit to pray at least the original fifteen mysteries of the rosary every week for the rest of their lives, and to include in their intentions with each rosary the intentions of every other member of the Confraternity worldwide. Members benefit in this life and the next from the prayers of every other member of the Confraternity, from a share of the prayers and good works of the Dominican Order, and, by special promise of the Blessed Virgin herself, from the intercession of the entire court of Heaven. Members also have special opportunities to receive plenary indulgences seven times a year. Being a spiritual association, members are not required to attend meetings, but a subset of the members at St. Gertrude do meet to pray and to work to promote the Rosary and Confraternity. The solemn enrollment ceremony for new members in the St Gertrude chapter is typically held in May and October. Those wishing to enroll are strongly encouraged to participate in the solemn enrollment ceremony, but new members can be enrolled at any time.
  • Paul A. Kindt
    (513) 697-9208
    The ensemble serves as the music ministry for the 6pm Sunday Mass. We practice Sunday at 4:30pm, prior to Mass. Membership is by audition. Those interested in joining who have musical experience, including the ability to read music, should contact the director for more information. Membership: Audition/recommendation
  • Dominican Laity
    Our Lady of Peace Chapter: Danny Otero, Fred Thomas Bishop Fenwick Chapter: Jonathan Ring

    Our Lady of Peace:
    sigurdpeterson@woh.rr.com
    dotero@fuse.net

    Bishop Fenwick Chapter:
    ringjp@gmail.com

    Our Lady of Peace Chapter: 703-2255, 335-1700 Bishop Fenwick Chapter: 382-8573
    Dominican Laity, Our Lady of Peace Chapter meets every 2nd Monday in the library of the Parish Center. Dominican Laity Bishop Fenwick Chapter meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. All are welcome (men and woman, single or married) to attend either chapter and consider becoming a Lay Dominican.
  • Rob Lockwood
    513-319-0543
    The members of this group distribute the Eucharist at Mass to fellow parishioners and may, on occasion, distribute to the sick and shut-ins. Training for new ministers is offered, on average, every quarter with one of the associate priests and the coordinator. Those interested in becoming a minister are asked to check the Sunday bulletin and listen to announcements after Mass for scheduled dates. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Familia
    Anita Pappalardo
    248-8237
    Familia focuses on strengthening marriages and providing a forum on how to raise faith-filled children. Our meetings consist of a Gospel reflection, catechesis and discussing the Pope’s writings as they apply to us as wives and mothers. Programs are also available for fathers and couples. As a four-year program, we currently have several groups that meet on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year. New groups may schedule a different day/time. Membership: Open to any parishioner. Overview Familia is a Catholic program committed to strengthening all families. It is Familia's mission to strengthen families by helping men and women live their vocation to marriage and parenthood in all its fullness. The family is the bedrock of our society. This is where God has made known his presence in a most unique and unrepeatable way. Familia equips men and women with practical tools that will enable them to become spouses, fathers and mothers their family needs. More About Familia
  • Festival Committee
    Cathy Egan
    513 290-3391 Cell,
    The Festival raises funds for the parish. It requires six co-chairs and approximately 700 volunteers during the festival weekend, which occurs in early June each year. Membership: Open to any parishioner Festival Committee This is a great occasion for parishioners to get to know each other and build community spirit by pulling together for a common goal and at the same time support our biggest fund-raiser. Located on the parish grounds, it takes place in June. It includes games for all ages. To become a festival worker, sign up on a volunteer card offered at all the Masses a few weeks before the festival. A committee member will contact you.
  • Gertie Moms
    Leslie Stahlberger
    Moms of young children who seek to grow spiritually and have fun! Meetings are held on the first Thursday night of each month and we host a variety of speakers. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Helping Hands
    Nancy Lucas
    Description: Assist by hosting funeral receptions. Volunteers donate their time to setup and cleanup the reception and/or donating refreshments. An email list is used to coordinate the events and people donate as they are able. This ministry helps the grieving family as the community comes together to show the support and comfort of the parish. The ministry is run by the Ladies of Charity, but the volunteer list includes anyone willing to donate time or goods. Membership: Open to anyone.
  • Malissa Frohlich, Nick Frohlich
    513 519-5197
    A community that meets to pray for loved ones that have left the church and are struggling in any way. Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Rosary, chaplet and other devotional prayers are said from 7:00-8:00pm in the school chapel. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Grand Knight, Tom Hahn; Deputy Grand Knight, Bob Stucker; Chancellor, Brendan Sheridan; Recorder, Joe Spitzig; Treasurer, Phil Motz; Advocate, Mark Retta; Warden, Jim Jenkins; Inside Guard, Tim Stoll; Outside Guard, Stan Lloyd; Trustee 3rd Year, Al Stevenson; Trustee 2nd Year, Ryan Gerkin; Trustee 1st Year, Mark Kosobud
    513 702-9354
    This organization is open to Catholic men over 17 years of age and is a fraternal service organization of more than 10,000 councils. They are dedicated to the support of family, church, charity, and community. Locally, the Archbishop Elder Council #1195 has a special interest in raising charitable funds for the mentally handicapped and for youth programs. The council meets in the St. Gertrude Parish Center, where it leases space on the lower level. It is open to Catholic men over 17 years of age. Visit our Knights of Columbus Elder Council's official web site for more information. Peaceful Rosary at Local Abortion Mill More Pictures Membership: Open to Catholic men when they reach 18 years of age.
  • Ladies of Charity
    Jean Wilkinson
    204-7770
    Their primary function is to assist the poor. They channel financial support to local organizations to give direct aid to those in need. After all Masses on the first and second Sunday of the month, parishioners contribute clothing, food and other items to the Sharing Van in the parking lot. They also help in area soup kitchens and contribute to the needs of the individuals. The Ladies of Charity sponsor the Thanksgiving food drive and the Christmas Giving Tree. They assist the bereaved by providing and serving food after funerals. Their support comes from the Treasure Mart in July and the Craft Show in the fall, plus donations from private contributions and the parish. Cincinnati Archdiocesan Ladies of Charity About Us "Those who love the poor during life will have nothing to fear at the hour of death." - St. Vincent de Paul Founded in 1617 by St. Vincent de Paul, the Ladies of Charity is a worldwide association of practicing Catholic women who seek every opportunity to make Christ present in the lives of the sick, the poor, and the lonely. Ladies of Charity help to serve both the material and spiritual needs of others by volunteering their time to direct outreach programs (such as soup kitchens and visiting the sick) and to fund-raising activities (such as the Craft Show and Treasure Mart) whose proceeds go directly to serving the needs of the poor - stewardship of time, talent and treasure. Any practicing Catholic woman who is 18 or older from any parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is welcome to join! There are currently women in the organization who range from young professionals to retired senior citizens. Whatever your age, whatever you do, you will find life's greatest fulfillment comes through serving those who need you. There is no strict time commitment! It's as little or as much time as you have available and there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to help. Ladies of Charity activities include, but are not limited to: Date Activity Location January 7-8, 2017 St. Mark's Food Pantry - Evanston. Provides Food and personal care items to needy families. Sharing Van January 14, 2017 LOC Organizational Meeting - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. School Library February 4-5, 2017 Hope Emergency – serves poor in Adams, Brown, Highland and surrounding Counties with food and household goods Sharing Van March 4-5, 2017 Mother of Christ Food Pantry - serves poor in St. Bernard-Winton Terrace Area (Fr. Shappelle) Sharing Van March 11, 2017 LOC Investiture Mass - 11:30 a.m. and Luncheon in School Cafeteria 12:30 - 2 p.m. Parish Center-St Dominic Lobby. School Cafeteria April 1-2, 2017 Hope Emergency – serves poor in Adams, Brown, Highland and surrounding Counties with food and household goods Sharing Van May 6-7, 2017 Mary Magdalen House-Over the Rhine. Serves homeless by providing showers and laundry Sharing Van May 13, 2017 LOC Planning Meeting - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph Room Parish Center TBD conflicts w/festival Hope Emergency – serves poor in Adams, Brown, Highland and surrounding Counties with food and household goods Sharing Van June 10-12, 2017 St. Gertrude Parish Fesival -Cake Booth Parish Center July 10-14, 2017 Treasure Mart (Set up Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) - Parish Center Parish Center July 15, 2017 Treasure Mart (week long collection and organization for sale on Saturday)-largest fundraiser for LOC - PC/Cafeteria Parish Center/Cafeteria August 5-6, 2017 Hope Emergency - Back-To-School items in addition to regular needs Sharing Van September 9-10, 2017 St. Mark's Food Pantry - Evanston. Provides Food and personal care items to needy families. Sharing Van September 16, 2017 LOC Planning Meeting - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., St. Dominic Room Saint Dominic Meeting Room October 7-8, 2017 Mother of Christ Food Pantry - serves poor in St. Bernard-Winton Terrace Area (Fr. Shappelle) Sharing Van October 21, 2017 Craft Fair Parish Center/Cafeteria Oct 28-29, 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive Sign-Ups - Parish Center Parish Center November 4-5, 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive Sign-Ups - Parish Center Parish Center November 10-11, 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive Drop-Offs - Parish Center Parish Center November 17-18, 2017 Giving Tree Sign-Ups - Parish Center Parish Center November 24-25, 2017 Giving Tree Sign-Ups - Parish Center Parish Center December 2-3, 2017 Giving Tree Drop-Offs - Parish Center Parish Center The Ladies of Charity is a great opportunity to expand or enhance your volunteerism as well as to become more involved in and connected with the Parish, to feel part of the parish community. Please consider joining the Ladies of Charity to bring God's love to someone who needs it! To Serve Rather Than to Be Served - In Humility, Simplicity and Charity  
  • Lectors
    Casey Huber
    513-675-7375
    Men and women of the parish who proclaim the readings and make announcements at weekend Masses and other liturgical services.
  • Susan Santos,
    859 322-9073
    The committee staffs the library so parishioners can browse and check out books. Library hours are 9:00am-12:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. In addition to helping patrons, the volunteers will catalog, organize and maintain the media in the library. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Maria Resendiz
    (513) 260-8055
    All parishioners are invited to join us in prayer to support life and strengthen families through prayer in this ministry. We pray for housing for expectant women who have no place to stay and need support to stabilize themselves as they learn to be nurturing mothers. All are invited to join us at:30pmMonday and Wednesdayweek to spend one hour in prayer. Membership: Open to any parishioner Contact: Maria Resendiz, (513) 260-8055
  • Music Ministries
    Catherine Fishlock
    561-5954
    Our parish has 5 activities that support our sacraments with beautiful music: the Traditional Choir sings three Sundays a month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass and practices on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until about 9:15 p.m. It is open to everyone from high school age and older. The Teen Choir sings once or twice a month at the 11:00 a.m. Mass and sometimes for special occasions. The Children's Choir sings about once a month and also for special occasions. The Resurrection Choir sings at the funerals in the parish (contact; Marty Cunningham 891-4226). They practice on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. The Contemporary Music Ensemble sings at the Sunday 6pm Mass. They practice prior to the Mass at 5:00 p.m. (contact Paul Kindt 697-9208). Holy Week Music Title Vere Languores O Vos Omnes by Jachet of Mantua Regina Caeli by Aichinger Adoramus Te by Gasparini Christmas Title Come Let's Rejoice by Amner
  • David & Ann Stein
    561-5751
    The NFP ministry’s purpose is to teach engaged and married couples how to identify, record, and interpret bodily signs of fertility so that they are able, with high effectiveness, to space the births of their children. Basic concepts of Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body are also taught so that couples can grow in their understanding of the truth and meaning of human sexuality. Membership: Couples join in promotion and teaching efforts through personal conviction. Often encouragement from clergy is helpful to get couples started in teaching and promotion.
  • Parish Office
    513 561-5954
    Welcomes new families who have become registered parishioners. Online registration is available through the parish website: www.stgertrude.org or by calling or stopping by the Parish Office.
  • Parish Coffee
    Mark & Nancy Findley
    417-9227
    Provide twice monthly social gatherings for parishioners after the Sunday morning Masses. Parish Coffees provide parishioners the chance for fellowship and community building. We assist in setting up and serving at one of the three morning Masses (8:00, 9:30 and 11:00) on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Jeanne Palcic
    513 317-4123
    Our mission is to reflect the compassionate healing love of Jesus Christ by assisting the congregation and community to achieve optimal health and wellness of body, mind, and spirit through health education, prevention programs, screenings, referrals, advocacy and other whole person, health-related services. Membership: Open to any parishioner interested in health and wellness.
  • Pastoral Council
    Dwight Stephenson(Chairperson), Emma Friemoth (Vice Chairperson), Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P.
    (513) 351-1769
    The council, acting as a consultative body to the pastor, is the vehicle by which the pastor and his pastoral staff consider and test their own ideas and proposals with parishioners representing the church community. It is the official listening post for the parish ― the pastor listening to his people and the people listening to their pastor. The Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00pm from August through May. Membership: This ministry is pastor-appointed after a nomination and/or selection process.
  • Adoration Committee
    513 561-5954 x2136
    The purpose of the Perpetual Adoration ministry is to provide the opportunity for all parishioners to spend time in prayer and worship of Our Lord Jesus in His Eucharistic Presence. In the words of Pope John Paul II: “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Pat Collins
    265-1897
    Prayer Ministry for the Dying
  • Sarah Holt
    (513) 324-0226
    About Us The PTO is committed to being a partner in the spiritual and intellectual development of our children and helps to foster a spirit of cooperation and community. The PTO meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the School Library. Membership: Open to any SGS parent
  • Patrick Mechley, President, Nealy Mechley, Prayer Coordinator
    513-340-4586
    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.
  • Director of Primary Evangelization: Shari Siebert, Director of Jr. High Evangelization: Bryan Wells
    561-8369
    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.
  • Respect Life
    Debbie Graham, Mary Smithers
    984-4766, 513-321-0819
    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
  • Resurrection Choir
    Marty Cunningham
    513 891-4226
    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
  • Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
    513-561-5954
    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: through the initial stages of asking and seeking, through beginning involvement with Christian/Catholic people, through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God, through study and discussion about the Catholic experience, through doubts and hesitations, through discernment of God's call for them as individuals, through the steps of commitment, through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) Get more details and register online for RCIA here!
  • Rosary Making
    Larry Ball
    513 646-8523
    We make rosaries to provide to those in the military, Eastern Europe, and the underserved in our community. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Rhonda Geil, Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P.
    561-5954
    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.
  • Sr. Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P., Mrs. Elaine Nolte
    561-8020
    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.
  • Rev. Clement Dickie, O.P.
    513 561-5954
    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.
  • Elaine Nolte or Leah Naumann, Sr. Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P., Travis Johnson
    (513) 260-5441, (513) 561-8020
    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.
  • Soup Kitchen
    Andy Cordier, Bill Hoffman
    (513) 248-1005, (513) 791-8476
    St. Gertrude has been involved with Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen for well over 35 years. Our parishioners provide a Sunday meal approximately 4-6 times a year to serve 200-300 needy people. It takes around thirty people to cook the main meal and side items and serve them. This is an excellent first way for families to show their children what poverty looks like in Cincinnati and how they can get involved.can help, from pre-teens up. Sign-ups take place 2-3 times a year on Sunday mornings. Membership: Open to any parishioner
  • Larry Ball
    513 646-8523
    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.
  • Ushers
    Doug Postler
    791-6298
    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.
  • Shari Siebert, Director of Primary Youth Evangelization
    (513) 561-8369
    Our annual Vacation Bible School is offered in late June with half-day sessions for parish children ages four through ten. Adults and students entering grade 7-12are invited to help as volunteers. The week consists of a variety of small group activities, Bible stories, music, and crafts. Membership: Open to any parishioner ages 4-10 and youth in grades 7-12. Contact: Shari Siebert, Director of Primary Youth Evangelization, (513) 561-8369 or dre@stgertrude.org
  • Judy Hartman
    (513) 984-8003
    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
  • Women's Group
    Anne Marie Schmidt
    (859) 486-3183
    Its purpose is to foster a deeper relationship with God and become more grounded in His personal love while also providing support to each other in becoming more the women God has called us to be in the circumstances of our lives. The Women’s Group meets the second Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:00am starting in the School Chapel. Meetings consist of music, prayer, and discussion or speaker. Opportunities for continued fellowship follow the meetings.
  • Youth Choir
    Catherine Fishlock,
    513 368-8191
    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
  • Megan Dickert, Bryan Wells
    (513) 561-5954 ex. 2110
    About Us Our mission is to seek the face of Christ and invite teens to join on the Way.
  • Megan Dickert, Bryan Wells
    561-5954
    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.