December 2016  

The Season of Advent!!!

Prayers for Lighting the Advent Wreath

Week 3, Joy

As we draw near to you, Lord God, keep us aware of your presence in all we do. Come with power to enlighten us by your grace, that we may live in praise and peace all our days. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen


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


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.

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
Minister Schedule Oct.-Dec.
SVDP - Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is now on display until Sunday, December 18, with tags of needs and wants for the less fortunate in our community.  You are encouraged to take a tag and purchase a gift for those in need.  Please be sure to attach the tag to your gift, insuring that it gets to the person intended!

Movie Night Dec 10

Family Movie Night sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in St. Aloysius church hall. We will show A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (original animated), and a third show to be voted on by the kids from what we have available. Popcorn, juice, soda, and water provided. All ages welcome!

Men's Communion Breakfast - Dec 11

Men's Communion Breatfast is Sunday, December 11 after the 8:00 AM Mass

Christmas Party Dec 16

Christmas party sponsored by the Forest Rangers in St. Aloysius church hall. All ages welcome to see magician Jason Jacobs perform. Please bring a snack to share. Please watch the bulletin or check the website for info about times

Sorting Gifts for SVDP - Dec 18

St. Vincent DePaul is sorting the Christmas gifts from the giving tree. Any older kids who would like to help (Acts 29 youth – here’s a chance to give back), please come to St. Al’s church hall on December 18th after the 9:30 Mass (about 10:30) to help out.

Acts 29 Movie/Game Night - Dec 21

Acts 29 Movie/Game night in St. Al’s church hall. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Pizza, drinks, hot chocolate, Polar Express, BYOG (Bring Your Own Games). 

Christmas Masses

For St.Al's are:

Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

New Year's Masses

Happy New Year!!!   Masses are the regular mass scheduled time:

Saturday December 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Sunday January 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM