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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.

Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time - May 25, 2018

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Lucia Luzondo, JD, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 345
Reading 1 JAS 5:9-12

Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,
that you may not be judged.
Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.

Memorial Day Observance - 2018

Memorial Day Flag Folding Ceremony (after 9:30 Mass)
Please join St. Gertrude’s Troop 555 for a Memorial Day Flag Folding Ceremony outside church after the 9:30 Mass (in front of Parish Center near church side entrance in the grass).
The Scouts will be remembering those military members who gave their lives for their country. (expected start time 10:40). Please join after 9:30 Mass or come early if you are attending 11:00 Mass.

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.

Festival Veggie Cutting

Volunteers are Needed!

Thurs. June 7th (after 11:30 am Mass)

Help is needed to slice tomatoes and onions, and to wash and cut lettuce and green peppers for the Festival this weekend. If you've volunteered in the past you know that when many hands share in the work, the job gets done very quickly.

Volunteers please meet in the Parish Center on Thurs. after the 11:30 Mass. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided. Don't forget to bring a cutting board and a sharp knife!

From the Pastor 05/20/18

A Most Blessed Solemnity of Pentecost this weekend. We pray to the Holy Spirit that we may always discern what is best for our parish community. On Monday we return to Ordinary Time in the Church’s liturgical calendar.

Recently I received some very enlightening letters from parishioners that I thought were food for thought.

Dear Father André-Joseph,
As always, thank you so much for your weekly letters. We read with interest the Gallup poll and the several reasons for the decline of religious practice since 1955.

We would like to humbly propose another fundamental reason for the decline.

There is one significant difference in how we live today from how society lived in the 1950’s (and before). We now live in the continuing fallout of the sexual revolution essentially begun in 1960 with the introduction of the birth control pill. Today, contraception is as ubiquitous and respectable as toothpaste. Even here in Cincinnati with so many Catholics and so many Catholic doctors, is there even one OB/GYN physician who follows Catholic Church teaching on this? Sadly, there is not even one.

Think about it. With contraception the norm, so is fornication, infidelity, abortion, etc. Of course you know all of this. Let me tell you, it is so frustrating to visit my college kids at their dormitory and even in the dining hall at the public university here, I see huge contraception advertisements posted everywhere. It’s terrible.

Since an unchaste person can not sincerely live a life of faith, is it any surprise there has been a sharp decline of religious practice?

God bless,

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

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Gift of Life Layette - May 2018

April 28 - May 27, 2018

The Gift of Life Pack-n-Play will be in our church outside the Holy Family Chapel/Candle Room during the month of May. Your generous donations of NEW baby items are greatly needed by mothers and their babies at Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine and the St. Elizabeth's New Life Women's Center in Sharonville.

5K Run to Remember - Festival 2018

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Course: A 3.1 mile loop beginning at St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods, and returning to St. Gertrude.

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.

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