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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.

Second Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018

Rev. Ernesto DeCiccio, Archdiocese of Toronto

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Lectionary: 26
Reading 1 GN 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18

God put Abraham to the test.
He called to him, "Abraham!"
"Here I am!" he replied.
Then God said:
"Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,
and go to the land of Moriah.

Saturday of the First Week of Lent - February 24, 2018

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Deacon Bernard Nojadera, Child and Youth Protection
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Lectionary: 229
Reading 1 DT 26:16-19

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
"This day the LORD, your God,
commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.
Be careful, then,

Fish Fry - 2018

From the Pastor 02/25/18

A blessed Second Week of Lent. I hope your Lenten journey to Easter is going well. Every week of Lent is a new beginning to take on the traditional Lenten observance of Prayer, Fasting, and Alms-Giving. Several projects have been completed on campus. First, we have installed two new sets of double doors in the Parish Center leading into the space behind the stage in the gym. This area is now secure and locked. This was done so that we could contain our children within the gym and not find them behind the stage unsupervised. Second, we are coming to completion on the Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Plaza just outside the Knights of Columbus entrance. The entire seating area will also feature a Pro-Life monument which will be dedicated in the month of May. Thank you for your patience as these projects come to an end. In the spring there will be opportunities for memorial dedications for new landscaping as well.

I am very happy to report that the abortion clinic in Sharonville is now closed. The Knights of Columbus have been praying the rosary monthly for the past seven years at the abortion clinic. We just received
this note.

“Just wanted to let you know that there has been no activity in Sharonville last week or the days checked this week. Someone posing as a potential abortion client called the abortion center to schedule an abortion in Sharonville and she was told there are no services. God is good! We believe that Our Beautiful Mother has been instrumental in the closing of this abortion mill. The rosary is our most powerful weapon.

With these current circumstances, we decided we would not have organized rosary in Sharonville on Saturdays. Abortions are being performed at Planned Parenthood on Auburn Avenue and Haskell’s Kettering facility where late abortions are performed. We were also told that chemical abortions are performed at the Planned Parenthood in Hamilton. This is a new service for that facility and we are trying to confirm. Our rosaries will be more beneficial in front of one of these facilities.

Sharonville Abortion Center is Closed - Sharonville Respect Life Ministry Newsletter

Dear Parishioners,

I want to let you know that there has been no activity at the abortion mill last week or the days checked this week. Someone called the abortion center to schedule an abortion and she was told there are no services in Sharonville. God is good! I believe that our prayers and witness have been instrumental in the closing of this abortion mill. The rosary has been prayed there weekly for the last seven years. Our Lord listened.

Lenten Reminders: Fast and Abstinence - 2018

Ash Wednesday, February 14 and Good Friday, March 30 are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (canons 97 and 1252). With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled.

Consecration to Divine Mercy - April 8th 2018 Divine Mercy Sunday

  • Begin reading the book on March 6th (short, daily readings for 33 days).
  • Fr. Gaitley’s DVDs will be shown in the Parish Center Lobby from 12:30 - 1:00 pm on the following dates - 3/6, 3/9, 3/15, 3/20, 3/28 and 4/4. The DVDs are very helpful in understanding the consecration.
  • Consecration will be on Divine Mercy Sunday following the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Parish Mission - Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

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:

True Devotion to Mary Study Group

Join us in studying what is considered by many to be "the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written," (TAN Publishers). True Devotion to Mary has influenced countless souls, including St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 29th, 2017 and runs through May 22nd, 2018. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2018 following the 11:30am Mass. A complete schedule is available in the Attachments Section below. Please consider reading Anne's "TDM Introduction" document before you begin the study. It can also be found in the Attachments Section below.

Meetings at St. Gertrude will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby.
Click here to register for class at St. Gertrude.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 30th
    Contact person:  Holly Farmer - 513-349-1767,
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Joann Armstrong - 513-474-1139,
  • St. Frances De Sales (Angie Cole's house), 1272 Weathervane Way, Lebanon,
    Monday Mornings 9:15-11:30 am, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Angie Cole,
  • St. Frances De Sales (Scott and Jill Corbett's house), 732 Cedar Ridge Drive, Lebanon 45036
    Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th, Contact person: Jill Corbett - 513-678-4150,
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Eileen Devereux - 513-575-3417,
  • St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort's house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
    Tuesdays 9:30 am, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999,
  • St. Margaret of York (at a home in Maineville),
    Mondays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999,
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