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Get your Pizza for the Big Game! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Get your Pizza for the Big Game!

Take ‘n Bake Pizzas
Two varieties: Cheese and Pepperoni
"Bake ‘em up at Home!"
Date: Sunday, February 4 Location: St. Gertrude – outside the church Time: after 8:00am Mass until we run out! Cost: $9 per pizza / $16 for 2 pizzas

Note: credit cards accepted!
Sponsored and Prepared by Archbishop Elder Council Knights of Columbus

Lent is for Lovers

St. Gertrude's Church in Cincinnati has a Lenten gift for everybody: Lent is for Lovers. Check it out.

Men's Lenten Retreat - February 23-25, 2018

Men’s Retreat February 23 – 25, 2018! Save the date & register before February 20.


Lent as a Pilgrimage, Msgr. Frank Lane, professor emeritus and spiritual director, as he guides us on a virtual pilgrimage. Reflections include:

  • Life as a journey from conception to the grave
  • A Pilgrimage expresses awareness of the journey and its purpose (Exodus)
  • Jesus was a pilgrim - going up to Jerusalem for Passover
  • Early Christians took pilgrimages to the Holy Land
  • Contemporary Pilgrimage sights and their meaning for us: El Camino, Lough Derg, Our Lady of Consolation

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Session

The members of this group distribute the Eucharist at Mass to fellow parishioners and may, on occasion, distribute to the sick and shut-ins.

Masses Relocated

Masses will be relocated in the Parish Center, St. Dominic Lobby, December 14-15 and 18-20

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated at all masses today (7am, 8am, 11:30am).

December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, in Mexico, Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego, a poor humble Aztec Indian who had recently converted to the Catholic faith. She asked him to go to the Bishop and tell him to build a church where she said “I will show and offer all of my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to my people.” Juan Diego did as she asked, but the Bishop asked for a sign that this message was really from Our Lady. Mary granted his request.

On December 12, she showed Juan where the most beautiful Castilian roses were and told him to gather them. It was a miracle that the roses were there and in bloom because there was frost on the ground, and the ground was an infertile place where only cactus and thistles grew. After he gathered them, she helped arrange them in his tilma, or poncho, and told him to show them to the Bishop. When he brought them to the Bishop, the Bishop was amazed at the roses, but was even more amazed at what began to happen to Juan Diego’s tilma. Right before their very eyes, the image of Our Lady began to form on the cloth. The picture of Mary was beautiful and the Bishop fell to his knees. He had the church built at her request.

Annual Christmas Pageant- 2017

December 19-20, 2017

Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 20th at 9:00am

This traditional pageant, written by Sr. Mary David O.P. in 1961 is presented each Advent by members of the 8th grade class, supported by choirs of 2nd and 5th-7th grade students. This is a very special presentation that many look forward to each year.

The Goodness of the Flesh - Adult Faith Formation

The Resurrection of the Body
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 pm
Fr. Clement Dickie, O.P.

Illustrating Christ's Humanity
Tuesday, December 12 at 7 pm
Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

Christmas Schedule - 2017


Preparations for Christmas


Masses will be relocated in the Parish Center, St. Dominic Lobby, December 14-15 and 18-20


Pre-Christmas Schedule of Confessions

Gift of Life Layette - Thank You

On behalf of the Pregnancy Center at Old St. Mary's in Over-the-Rhine and the Sharonville Women's Center, a heartfelt thank you to St. Gertrude's Parish for your tremendous generosity! The Pack 'n' Play was filled many times over with much-needed baby items. Among them were 68 pkgs of diapers, 67 pkgs of wipes, 25 blankets, 24 hand-knitted hats/booties, over 100 sleepers/outfits, jackets, coats, bibs, formula, baby food, bottles, pacifiers, and more. Coupons valued at $47 and $32 in cash was donated.

New Altar Servers Blessing

St. Gertrude Church inducted 29 boys in the St. Joseph the Worker Society for altar servers. They completed more than 10 hours training and are ready to be in the schedule to serve Mass.

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Jeanne Stephens' Funeral Expenses

Jeanne had such a wide circle of friends...her beloved Fransiscan University, St. Gertrude Church, Madeira schools, dance/theater, LipSense. She fought cancer so hard and had such a great desire to live a long life as Chris' spouse and as a mom to their children. Unfortunately, those dreams were not to be fulfilled. Her unfailing trust in God throughout her many hardships is a beautiful lesson for all. Chris took such care of her and this took time away from his new employment for which we had all prayed. Death was not in her plan, and our help is now needed to assist in paying for her gravesite and funeral arrangements. Please give what you can.

Please keep in your prayers, Chris Stephens and family, after the loss of his wife, Jeanne Stephens. Jeanne was a devoted wife and mother to their children and an active member of our community.

To help with a funeral and other necessary household expenses, a GoFundMe has been set up in her name at the GoFundMe site below. This site may be broken at times.
If you would like to donate to the family via check or cash, please stop by the Parish office.

Donate here

Mother of Mercy Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Please prayerfully consider your availability to spend one hour each week in intimate conversation and quiet meditation with your Lord.

Take a look at the openings in the schedule. We would like to fill each hour with at least 3 adorers. In the chart on the right the red dots indicate time slots that only have one scheduled adorer, and the black dots have NO scheduled adorer. Any time slot you could commit to would be a blessing for our parish community and yourself!

If you would like to become one of our Perpetual Eucharistic adorers (also known as a Eucharistic Guardian), signup by using the form below.

Please contact the Adoration Committee if you have any questions or would like more information.

Division Leaders info & hours:

ADORATION direct Phone & Email:

Are You Ready to Change Lives... Yours and Others?

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a ministry that gives you the opportunity to Give Back in a way that fits into your busy life! Vincentians are parish-based volunteers who are people just like you. We are business professionals, teachers, retirees, soccer moms, factory workers - anyone who wants to help people. Join your parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference and start making a difference in your community.

We need volunteers who can help with any of these:

Trust Not in Princes - Fr. Boniface Endorf, O.P.


Hope and Despair in American Politics
A talk by Fr. Boniface Endorf, O.P.

Fr. Innocent Addresses the People

Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P. addresses the meaning of the phrase "No Salvation Outside the Church" at the conclusion of our four-week series on Catholic doctrine inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Talks given on The Reformation after 500 Years: A Catholic Take on the Divisive Doctrines.

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Support our Veterans!

The Knights of Columbus are taking donations of personal care items for Veterans who are patients at area VA facilities. Donations will be collected after each Mass on Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th. A collection station will be placed in the parking lot entrance to the Church. These items go directly to Veterans and are greatly appreciated!

Items needed are the following and should be individual size:

  • Disposable safety razors
  • Shampoo and Conditioner

Parish Advent Wreath Making Celebration - 2017 Sign Up Form


Sunday, November 26th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the Saint Gertrude Parish Center Gym

Date and Place have changed to December 3rd in the School Cafeteria

Cost - $ 25.00 per family

Join us as we celebrate Advent with this fun parish activity!
You’ll find fellowship, holiday fun, refreshments, and activities for the children. We provide all the materials for making a beautiful Advent Wreath of live greens. Don’t forget to bring your pruners! (You may also want to bring a platter, tray, or box lid for transporting your wreath) Father will be with us to bless the wreaths made by your family. Adults and older students are needed to help with crafts and refreshments.