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St. Gertrude is a Roman Catholic Parish in the Dominican heritage of prayer, preaching and teaching. Under our Lady’s mantle, gathered as the Body of Christ, we celebrate Him in the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture and in Catholic education. Serving our brothers and sisters in the New Evangelization, we seek to grow in love as we journey with Jesus to God the Father.

Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time - June 20, 2018

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Jem Sullivan, PHD, Author, "The Beauty of Faith"
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Lectionary: 367
Reading 1 2 KGS 2:1, 6-14

When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,
he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.
Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here;

From the Pastor 06/17/18

Another successful festival has come and gone. A big THANK YOU to Cathy Egan and her other Blue Shirt Festival Chairs who give so generously of their time to the festival. Thank you to so many who responded to our plea for volunteers. The festival is dependent on 100’s of volunteers, and I am grateful for your generosity. Thanks to so many who worked and gathered items for the Auction Tent. And of course thanks to so many who came to the festival as well. We are very dependent on the festival to balance our budget each year. Will there be a time when we no longer depend on the festival for our budget? That depends on how generous our parishioners give to the weekly collection. As I write this column we are already in a deficit of $30,287 from anticipated weekly collections. We need to keep on target with the collection in order to pay our bills. Until we can run our collection in the black and start to see numbers that reflect what comes in from the festival each year, we will still be very dependent on this source of income for our parish.

I would like to personally thank John Feighery for his over 30 years of service as Head Usher for the 9:30am Sunday Mass. John has just recently lost his dear wife Kay, and now has some difficulty walking. Although it was difficult for John to make this decision to step down from ushering, he will continue to be with us at the 9:30am Sunday Mass that is celebrated as the Coventual Mass with the Dominican Community. Thank you John for all that you have done for us over these many years. Let us pray for John’s continued health. I am also happy to announce that Fred Bowling, who also recently lost his wife, Debbie, has accepted the responsibility of being the Head Usher at this Mass. Let us also keep John and Fred, and their recently deceased wives, Kay and Debbie, in our prayers.

Summer Choir Camp for Kids - 2018

Taught by Catherine Fishlock, Director of Music

Wednesday, July 11 ─ Saturday, July 14

Morning session for 5-7 year olds ― 9:00-11:00am
Afternoon session for 8-14 year olds ― 12:00-4:00pm

Call the Parish Office at 561-5954 to register your child!

Summer Nights- Youth Ministry


Cornhole Tournament

Thank You St. Gertrude Parishioners!


Terri Huwel - Director of Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center - thanks the generous parishioners of St. Gertrude for their contribution of $8,810 from the Baby Bottle Fundraiser held in April! A check was presented to Terri on May 23rd by the Knights of Columbus on behalf of the parish.

Everyday Heroes - Knights of Columbus

These Knights Inspire Us

In our new series "Everyday Heroes" we focus the spotlight on these remarkable Knights whose courage, faith and commitment to charity embody the mission of the Knights of Columbus. Each week through May a new video will be made available. Please join us in this journey of hope and inspiration, and discover how the betterment of our world ultimately begins with the individual human heart.

Episode 10: A Royal Knight

St. Gertrude RCIA Session Thirty-Two 2017-2018: The Four Last Things

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
Easy Search of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Church teaches that life after death consists of four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.

The Hillbilly Thomists

What is a Hillbilly Thomist?

Sharing Van - See Schedule Below

Date Activity Needs Location
August 4-5, 2018 Hope Emergency - Back-To-School items in addition to regular needs Their greatest needs this month are for BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES in addition to food, diapers, formula, and baby food. Donations by cash or check are also appreciated. Items needed on a regular basis: nonperishable food, personal hygiene items, practical household items. Sharing Van

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:

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