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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.

Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time - July 24, 2017


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Lectionary: 395
Reading 1 EX 14:5-18

When it was reported to the king of Egypt
that the people had fled,
Pharaoh and his servants changed their minds about them.
They exclaimed, "What have we done!

New Organ and Veneration of the Relics Evening

The evening schedule is as follows.

5:30pm: Veneration of the Relics (touching cloth to relics) at Our Lady’s Altar accompanied by music
from our new organ.
6:00pm: Solemn Vespers with the Dominican Community in which we will bless our new organ.
6:30pm: Solemn Placing of all the relics in our reliquary and blessing of new reliquary, accompanied by music from our new organ.
7:00pm: Pot Luck Supper in the Parish Gym (Sign-up at http://bit.ly/SGpotluck)

From the Pastor 07/23/17

Festival Results: I am happy to report that we were able to raise $143,436.97 for our festival this year. This extra money will greatly help our finances during the year. Of course I am most grateful to Cathy Egan and the 100’s of volunteers who work so hard planning and working at the festival. It is such a beautiful thing to see so many people coming together for the financial stability of our parish and also just having a great weekend being together as a parish. I am most grateful to all our volunteers and to so many who came and supported the festival. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for us. Also, I wish to thank Fr. Michael Mary Dosch, O.P., the Novice Master, who was so generous in allowing us to have the novices the week before the festival, novices filling in wherever they were needed during the festival, and also showing up the Monday after the festival to help clean up. What a blessing to have our novices and a Novice Master who is so supportive of the parish.

New Postulants to Arrive: Please welcome the new postulants as they will be arriving here this Tuesday, July 25 to begin their novitiate year. They will be receiving the Dominican habit in a private ceremony on August 8 and then they become official novices for the Dominican Order.

Adoration Chapel - Closing Today July 17, 2017 at 9 am for One to Two Weeks

The Adoration Chapel will be closing today July 17 at 9am.

Starting today Monday, July 17th. at 9am the Adoration Chapel will be closed and locked for construction to help sound proof the room.

The Chapel will remain closed and locked for one to two weeks.

There will be an announcement on the website when it reopens. For those adorers that have signed up an email will be sent when the Chapel reopens.

An update from our Pastor.......

Announcing 2017 Novitiate Class


In July 2017, the following men will begin formation with the Province of St. Joseph

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Knights of Columbus - Habitat for Humanity Project

What: Build a Habitat for Humanity house with the Madisonville Church Coalition
Where: 6516 E. Ledge St., Madisonville
When: One Saturday a month. Saturday 6/10/17 at 9:00AM is the Kick-Off ceremony.
How: Contact Phil Motz at 513-677-2871 or philmotz@outlook.com

Please mark your calendars for the following St Gertrude Habitat for Humanity volunteer Saturday work days:

Corpus Christi 2017 Picture Album

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother


Lenten Series talk given by Anne Collins at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish March 17, 2017.

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ye Shall Know the Truth - a series of 50 talks by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Select Read more to see all 50 talks.)



Do you know your faith? Will your children know their faith? Will they ever really know the heritage that was purchased for them on Calvary?
Archbishop Sheen 1.  The Philosophy of Life
Archbishop Sheen 2.  Conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. Robert Bellarmine (Holy Repentance)

Luke E. Hart Series (What Catholics believe, How Catholics pray, How Catholics live)

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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic, or person looking for a better understanding of our faith: What does a Catholic believe?, How does the Catholic worship?, and How does the Catholic live?

Bible Study - St Irenaeus Ministries

St Gertrude website has permission from the St. Irenaeus Ministries to post this link to their website and directions to fetch their podcasts through iTunes. These podcasts are free of charge so please donate to this faith formation ministry.

St. Irenaeus is a center of orthodox Catholic mission and renewal, serving a community of faith in the Rochester NY area and beyond. It is a place of fellowship and prayer; a place of inquiry and outreach.

Our goal is sound instruction and spiritual formation in Biblical study, evangelization and discipleship. Our goal is simply to proclaim Christ in the fullness of the historic faith.

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Click here to make a donation to the St. Irenaeus Center

About St. Irenaeus Ministries
It is our conviction that Christ came, not only to teach a true faith, but to minister his life and salvation powerfully to all. To this end, he left us an enduring Church with eternal and unchanging provisions of grace to bless and actually transform the lives of mankind. Moved by the love of our Lord and a reverence for this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and “her faith, her peace and her enduring missionary spirit,” we have come together to raise up a more positive and powerful witness to his truth and grace.

St. Irenaeus is not an independent ecclesiastic structure, but a living, Christ-centered faith community, flowing strength and blessing back to the various parishes and individuals with whom we have to do.

Our mandate is simple: “to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.” For us this means proclaiming and teaching Christ in the fullness of the historic faith and offering what encouragement and sound guidance we can for the formation of mature disciples. In short, we are concerned with the salvation of souls and fostering their growth in holiness. So, we have a three-fold imperative to promote:

  • A better knowledge of the Truth;
  • A deeper Spiritual Life and
  • A more authentic and powerful witness to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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