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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.

First Sunday of Lent - February 18, 2018

Rev. Larry Marcille, Archdiocese of Toronto

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Lectionary: 23
Reading 1 GN 9:8-15

God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
"See, I am now establishing my covenant with you
and your descendants after you
and with every living creature that was with you:

Fish Fry - 2018

From the Pastor 02/18/18

This weekend we are beginning the public phase of the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign One Faith, One Hope, One Love. As I had explained to you several times before, Archbishop Schnurr allowed St. Gertrude Parish to delay the capital campaign to pay off the debt of the parish. Due to your generosity, we were very blessed to achieve this goal almost 13 months ago. Now St. Gertrude Parish is being asked by Archbishop Schnurr to do our part and support all the good that is being accomplished throughout our archdiocese.

St. Gertrude Parish is being asked to raise $2.6M for this campaign. The campaign is a five-year pledge commitment which will result in 20% returning to St. Gertrude — this represents a half million dollars back to our parish! But there is more ... St. Gertrude will receive an additional 60% of every dollar we raise over our goal. As you can see, this campaign is an excellent opportunity for our parish!

As we begin this public phase, I also have excellent news for all of you regarding the quiet phase of this campaign. Due to the generosity of a number of St. Gertrude families, we have raised almost $1.3M or 50% of the campaign goal already. This is amazing. I am grateful to the families and their willingness to support the Archbishop and St. Gertrude.

Not since Archbishop Karl Altar’s 1955 capital campaign have we been asked to respond so generously to the needs of our archdiocese. This comprehensive, far-reaching campaign is designed to foster strong parish communities, ensure the continued availability and strength of our Catholic schools, help our brothers and sisters in need, welcome and promote the rising number of priestly vocations, and provide for our retired and aging priests. The One Faith, One Hope, One Love Capital Campaign is crucial as we work together to build up a vibrant Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Parish Office Closure

The Parish Office is close for the Presidents' Day holiday this Monday February 19, 2018.

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.

St. Gertrude 2017-2018 Session Twenty: Theology of the Body

Faith is the theological virtue by which one believes in God. It is by faith that we believe everything God has said and revealed to us and that the Holy Church proposes for our belief.

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St. Gertrude 2017-2018 Session Nineteen: The Virtues of Hope and Charity

Faith is the theological virtue by which one believes in God. It is by faith that we believe everything God has said and revealed to us and that the Holy Church proposes for our belief.

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Soup Kitchen Sign Ups

The Soup Kitchen Ministry will be serving lunch at the Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen five times in 2018: March 18, April 22, July 22, September 9 and October 14. We are currently signing up for the March 18 and April 22 dates. Please click on the links below to sign up.

Online signups are now closed. Signups for the next soup kitchen will be in June. Please check the bulletin in June for the actual date.

March 18, 2018 Date

Life In The Spirit Seminar


All are invited to a Life In The Spirit Seminar St. Gertrude Church Parish Center.

Sponsored by Father Giles Dimock, O.P. and Regina Verita s Healing Prayer Ministry

Life in the Spirit Seminar
St. Gertrude Parish Center Lobby
Friday, February 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Speakers - Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P. and Patrick Mechley

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

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:

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