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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.

Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr - August 14, 2018

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Fr. James Vacco, OFM, Diocese of Buffalo
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Lectionary: 414
Reading 1 EZ 2:8—3:4

The Lord GOD said to me:
As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:
be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother (Holy Day of Obligation) August 15, 2018


Artist: Bartolome Esteban Murillo - 1670

Gallery: Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

This is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Vigil Mass on Tues. at 7:30 PM. There will also be an additional mass on Wed. at 7:30 PM.

Mass Schedule:
Tues 7:30 PM
Wed 7:00 AM
Wed 8:00 AM
Wed 11:30 AM (Novice Simple Profession Mass)
Wed 7:30 PM

For more information on the Assumption:
http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/A/assumptionoftheblessedvirginmary...

From the Pastor 08/12/18

This Wednesday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics. Please join us for the 11:30am Conventual Mass on August 15 when our nine novices will be making their simple profession of vows. Our newly professed will then leave us for a few days with their families and then begin their studies at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Yes, it is that time of year to say goodbye to our nine newly professed friars, and welcome a new class of 16 novices to St. Gertrude’s.

One Faith, One Hope, One Love Archdiocesan Campaign

St Philomena, Virgin and Martyr

On the great St Philomena, the 'wonder worker'. A 13yr old martyr for Christ who is the saint of the saints, the saint of the popes, the saint of all peoples. Her miracles are simply amazing. Very powerful saint that Our Blessed Lord loves dearly. Sancte Philomena, ora pro nobis.

Feast Days

January 10th - Birthday of the Saint Philomena
Sunday after January 10th - Patronage day of Saint Philomena

Soup Kitchen Sign Ups for September 9, 2018

The Soup Kitchen Ministry will be serving lunch at the Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen five times in 2018: March 18, April 22, May 20, July 22 and September 9. We are currently signing up for the September 9th date. Please click on the links below to sign up.

The sign up forms will be opened Sunday night (8/05/18).

September 9, 2018 Date

Click here to sign up to be a Server

Knights of Columbus - Habitat for Humanity Project 2018

St. Gertrude Parishioners are invited to join Habitat for Humanity and the Knights of Columbus in building a Habitat house.

We are part of the Madisonville Church Coalition of Habitat for Humanity and are in need of volunteer Habitat builders. Please mark your calendars for the following volunteer work days at 6003 Sierra St. in Madisonville:

  • August 4
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17

For those who are new:

Announcing the New Director of Vocations for the Eastern Province Dominicans

Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

A native of Connecticut, Fr. Jacob Bertrand entered the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2010 after completing his undergraduate studies at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY), where he competed in division 1 Cross Country. He made his simple profession in 2011 and was assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 2017. Fr. Jacob Bertrand made solemn profession in 2014 and was ordained a priest in May 2017 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For the last year Fr. Jacob Bertrand has served as the assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, our Catholic campus ministry center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

UPDATE (Summer 2018): Since Dartmouth College has a full summer term taking place right now and Fr. Jacob Bertrand still has various pastoral responsibilities, Fr. Benedict Croell OP (the outgoing vocation director) will be assisting Fr. Jacob Bertrand until the end of the summer in order to assist in his transition. With over 70 men in formation, the Province of St. Joseph is blessed with one of the largest vocation programs in the country. Please pray for him and plan to be in touch with him soon!

Parish Picnic - 2018


Calling All Parishioners!
Save the Date: Saturday, August 18 (following 4:30pm Mass) and farewell to FR. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

Sharing Van - See Schedule Below

Date Activity Needs Location
September 8-9, 2018 St. Mark's Food Pantry - Evanston. Provides Food and personal care items to needy families. - Food: canned meats, vegetables, fruit, pasta, noodles, rice, etc.
- Personal care items: barsoap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo
- Cleaning items - dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent
The people that the Center serves are struggling to make ends meet. Donations by cash or check are also appreciated.
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:

ADORATION direct Phone & Email:

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