March 2017  
Shandon, Ohio


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Parish Mission Statement

We, the people of St. Aloysius Parish, are called together by God through our Roman Catholic faith to be an active, visible community where the faith flourishes and grows. As such, we acknowledge God's love, Jesus Christ's redemption, the power of the Holy Spirit, and our individual and collective membership in the body of Christ. It is the privilege, responsibility, and challenge of that membership to manifest God's unconditional love for all His creation. This effort to be Christ-like will be especially evident in our parish worship, evangelization, and service.


Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our parish and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and able to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about St. Aloysius!

If you are visiting or relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring, friendly parish that will welcome you
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age



On the weekends of April 22-23 and 29-30, there will be slips of paper available in the pews at all Masses to give everyone the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else to become members of either Parish Pastoral Council or Temporal Affairs. We ask that you please submit a name if you desire, and place it in the collection basket at Mass. The people nominated will be contacted to see if they are willing to serve and if they have questions. There is information about these two Councils in our Parish Guidebook and Directory. Fr. Jim and the Nominating Committee will have a random drawing of names to see who will be the new members on Parish Pastoral Council & Temporal Affairs.


"FORMED" Program

Queen of Peace Parish is a new subscriber to FORMED. Because St. Al's and QP are in the same Parish region, St. Al's can also use this access.  

FORMED is Catholic content all in one place. It is a platform of Catholic teachings through videos, audio talks, ebooks, movies, and more. Consider it personal faith formation at your fingertips. As a parishioner you have access to this subscription.

You can copy and paste the following website into your URL.  The parish code: V3JWJ6.  

OR...go to the LINKS tab and click on the FORMED.ORG and it will take you directly to the site to subscribe.  

Please Note:  When first signing on to FORMED.ORG, you must register your email address.  



Who can buy a brick? Anyone can buy a brick for a veteran, past or present; in remembrance of a family member or in a family’s name; your company’s name, an organization, a committee, or your social group. There are many bricks still available! Any donation is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to: St. Aloysius Veterans’ Memorial. Call Bill [706- 5475] if you have questions


St. Joseph Consolidated School 365 Lotto

 It’s not too late!! Lotto tickets are available….for $20 you have the chance to win EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!! Contact any St. Joe’s parent or the school office [863-8758] to purchase your ticket!  


If you are interested in becoming a member of

St. Aloysius, go to the Info Center tab and click on

the New Parishioners Registration Form! 


Summer Festival is Coming- August 6, 2017



Contact Information  
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
3350 Chapel Rd.
Mail: PO Box 95
Shandon, Ohio 45063
Phone 513-738-1014
Office Hours  
Office Hours
  • September thru May:
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 3:00pm

    June thru August:
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 2:00pm
St Al's Weekend Masses:

Saturday - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Minister Schedule - Apr to June 2017

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE GIRLS: The Notre Dame Alumnae Association is pleased to announce they will be awarding 8 one-time $500 Scholarships for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. This scholarship is open to any 8th grade girls residing in Butler County who will attend Badin High School next school year. Applications were mailed to all girls who are currently enrolled in a Butler County parish school. If you did not receive an application or have questions, please contact Lillian J. Pater at 513-860-9676 or at (please put Notre Dame Scholarship in the subject line). All applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017 to be eligible for the scholarship.  

First Communion Students - Sundays 10:30 AM

Classes for students who will be receiving their First Communion this year, will meet each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Hall.   Please be sure to attend!

Stations of the Cross Each Tuesday in Lent - 6:30 PM

Stations of the Cross will be at St. Al's on each Tuesday night during Lent at 6:30 pm before the 7:00 pm Mass.  

Forest Rangers Bingo Setup - Mar 30, 2017

Bingo set up begins on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 PM.  Many hands are needed.  

Forest Rangers Fish Fry Mar 31, 2017

FISH FRY/GROCERY BINGO: Friday, March 31, the Forest Ranger Fish Fry at 4:30 PM which is our biggest fund raiser of the year and the Grocery Bingo will be held at 7:00 PM.  The bingo is family-friendly, with split-the-pot, raffles, ice cream and other desserts, and benefits the children’s Forest Rangers. Please join us!  

St. Joseph's Consolidated School Fine Arts Fair - Mar 31, 2017

SJCS Fine Art's Fair - Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Drop in for a casual evening with the arts.  There will be musical performances on stage starting at 7:00 pm to 7:40 PM.  The St. Joseph's students from K-8 will have their artwork displayed for all to see.  Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts and Uncles....all are welcome!  Artistic crafts and face painting provided by PTO will be held in the Art room.  Snacks and punch provided.  Enjoy a family evening out and come and go as you would like.  


Baptismal Preparation Class - Apr 3, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [738- 1016] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth. We will not have a class in March.  

Curscillo Friendship Group - 1st and 3rd Monday's

CURSCILLO FRIENDSHIP GROUP: Meets the first and third Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m., at Bob Evans on Colerain. Next get-together is this Monday, April 3rd.  

'Heaven, Hell, & Purgatory" by Father Jim - Apr 4, 2017

Fr. Jim will give a talk for Lent after the 7 p.m. Mass on Tuesday evening, April 4. The subject is “Heaven, Hell and Purgatory”. All are invited to attend.

Men of the Archdiocese - Apr 4, 2017

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Attention, Men of the Archdiocese: Have you ever wondered if you might be called to be a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church? Wonder what a deacon does and what it takes to become a deacon? If so, please attend an informational meeting, along with your wife, at St. Ignatius Parish; 5222 North Bend Road, in Monfort Heights, TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 4, AT 7:00 P.M. For more information and to register, please contact Deacon Mark Machuga [513-421-3131, ext. 2641, or

K OF C Raffle - Winner Pulled Apr 8, 2017

K OF C RAFFLE: The Knights will be selling tickets after the Masses next weekend to raise funds so they can continue to help others. Tickets are $5.00 each with three chances to win! Prizes are $500, $300 & $200. Only 500 tickets will be sold! Winner will be pulled at the K of C Easter Egg Hunt on April 8!

K of C Easter Egg Hunt - Apr 8, 2017

EASTER EGG HUNT SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 8, starting at 1:00 p.m., for the annual K of C Easter Egg Hunt! Meet in the Pavilion. To make this event a continued success, please sign up your children, ages 10 and under now! Sheets are in the Gathering Space. This event is for the Families of St. Aloysius.  

Holy Thursday Mass - Apr 13th, 2017

Mass on April 13, 2017 will be held at Queen of Peace.  7 PM   Any singers from St Al's may join QP Choir with practice one week prior.  

Holy Thursday Evening - Adoration at Queen of Peace - Apr 13, 2017

Holy Thursday Evening there will be Adoration at Queen of Peace from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.  The Blessed Sacrament cannot be left alone during this time period.  All are welcome to attend.  Please sign up for hour increments if you would like to attend.  Sign up sheet will be in the Gathering Space soon!

Forest Rangers "GET AIR" - Apr 13, 2017

Get Air - Watch for details in emails and bulletin

SJCS Spring Break - Apr 2017

St Joseph Consolidated School Spring Break is 4/14/2017 through 4/21/2017

Good Friday - Apr 14, 2017

Good Friday - April 14, 2017 Stations of the Cross will take place at 12 Noon at St. Al's with Soup to be served in the Hall immediately after prepared by the Ladies Society.  

Good Friday Evening "The Passion" Apr 14, 2017

On Good Friday Evening, "The Passion" will be held at 3:15 PM at QP and 7:00 PM at St. Al's.  

Easter Masses Apr, 2017

St. Al's Easter Masses are:  Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15 9:00 PM, Easter Sunday, April 16  8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

QofP Easter Masses are:  Easter Sunday, April 16, 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

SJCS Jog N Jam Registrations - Apr 20, 2017


The 7th Annual Jog N Jam is scheduled for Saturday 5/13/2017. If we have 80% of our student body and staff registered we will get an extra day off on Monday, May 15th! Students MUST be registered by April 20th to get the day off! Registration packets are available now from the school office or you can visit http:// to print one out. You can also go to To guarantee a shirt you need to be registered by April 20, 2017.

Serve City - Apr 27, 2017

St. Al's members will be serving dinner to the residents at Serve City in Hamilton on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Next is scheduled for April 27, 2017.  Please contact Terrie Meyer (738-5552 or 484-5820) for April if you can help serve or contribute to this dinner.  Thanks.

St. Al's First Eucharist - Apr 29, 2017

St. Al's Prep and St. Joseph students will make their First Eucharist on Saturday, April 29, at 5:00 Mass.

St.Joseph Consolidated School - Important Dates

 5/4/17– May Crowning/8th Grade Graduation Pictures

 5/13/17-SJCS Jog N Jam

 5/17/17- CYO Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

 5/19/17-volunteer Breakfast

 5/26/17-All school Field Day at Riverside

 5/30/17-8th Grade Graduation 7:00 p.m.

 6/1/17– Last Day of School 


Mother's Day Flower Sale - May 6, 2017

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SALE IS COMING!! Foresters Annual Flower Sale!  SATURDAY, May 6, 2017, for one day only, beginning at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm or until Flowers are all sold.  Help is needed to set up and work….…please call Julie Burwinkel [738-4233]. Preorder flats and hanging baskets by flower and color! Limited number of hanging baskets for sale!  Watch for order forms in the bulletin! 

BLOOD Drive - May 15, 2017

BLOOD DRIVE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our next Blood Drive will take place Monday, May 15, 2017, from 2:30- 6:30 p.m.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Gathering Space as the date gets closer, or you may register online now at: Each pint of blood that is donated has the potential to save up to three lives and each donor is a hero to someone in our community! 

Parish Picnic - Jun 23, 2017

PARISH PICNIC! Mark your calendar for the 2017 St. Aloysius/Queen of Peace Combined Parish Picnic, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Stricker’s Grove. More info coming as we get closer to the date!