July 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 


 A Warm Welcome to These Families

who have recently joined our Parish:

Brian and Jill Auciello, Brian and Ashley Broermann, Anthony Day, 

Chris and Cindy Johnston, Brian and Karen Russell, 

Brian Smith and Julie Joyce-Smith


  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 - August 6, 2017

Our annual Summer Festival, Car Show and Chicken Dinner is August 6, 2017! Only three more weeks!

• Grand Raffle: The grand prize is $4,000! Two early birds will be drawn; one $500 prize on Monday, July 24, and one for $500 on festival day at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are available in the Gathering Space.

• Help is needed in the dining room and kitchen. Please sign up in the Gathering Space. Time is growing short……only 3 more weeks until the big day! Much help is needed and we can’t do it without YOU….please volunteer your time today!

• Dinner Prices: Adults $13.00; Kids (5-12) $6.00; Kids 4 & under free.

• Attention Festival Booth Chairpersons: Please have your worker lists turned in to the parish office by THIS Tuesday, July 25, for the inclusion in our 7/30/17 bulletin.  


The games in “Kiddieland” at the festival on August 6th. There will be nine total booths. One family is covering the sucker pull game, so we need help at eight booths. Lots of help from kids is needed. Adult help is also needed.

The booths are:

  • Ring Toss (for food prizes – the helpers need to take tickets, hand rings to the players, and hand out prizes)
  • Dino Dig (the helpers need to take tickets, hide eggs in the sand, and give kids prizes based on what they dig up)
  • Angry Birds game (the helpers need to take tickets, restack cans, chase the ball if it gets away, and hand out prizes)
  • Ball in a basket game (helpers need to take tickets, give out prizes to kids who can get the balls to stay in the basket)
  • Tic-tac-toe (helpers need to take tickets, hand the balls to the players, and hand out prizes)
  • Duck pond (helpers need to take tickets and hand out prizes based on which number the kids pull out of the pond)
  • Football toss (helpers need to take tickets, give footballs to the players, chase down footballs that get loose, and hand out prizes)
  • Ticket booth – adult helpers only.

To make it easier to see which times and games still need help, I’ve created a sign-up genius page. Here is the ink: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084DA5AC29AAFF2-kids.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Shackleford.  I’ll keep an eye on email, but if it’s urgent, my cell number is 513-288-9379 for texts.



Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2017, will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass later this year. Please sign the sheet in the Gathering Space. Also, married couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year are invited to a Golden Anniversary Mass Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter in Chain’s Cathedral, Cincinnati. Bishop Joseph Binzer is the celebrant. 




The summer schedule for the school office will be limited, but messages will be checked if you have questions or concerns and need to contact the office. You can also email Mrs. Stenger at tstenger@sjcshamilton.org or Mr. Hicks bhicks@sjcshamilton.org. If you have a change in address or phone number over the summer, please let St. Joe’s know to help keep their records current. Be sure to check the school web site weekly for updates and information at www.sjcshamilton.org


Each Monday until August 14, the Lane Library Bookmobile will stop at St. Joseph School from 12:15-1:15. A complete list of bookmobile stops can be viewed at www.lanepl.org/bookmobile or on the Lane Library’s app.

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!  

CONGRATULATIONS to our St. Joe's Eighth Grade students who graduated on May 30th.  Good Luck in High School.

Several students received scholarships to various high schools. The St. Aloysius Scholarship was awarded to our parishoner, Jessica Rosteutsher.  


"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 https://formed.org 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



 Applications for this year’s crafts/antiques show are on the table in the Gathering Space. Please take one for yourself or any of your friends who are interested. Completed applications must be returned to C. Meiners by June 1 to be considered for the first selection. Applications received after June 1 may have to be placed on a waiting list.  

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 - July thru September 2017

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: Please note the change in parish office hours during the months of June, July and August. The office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m., until 2:00 p.m. In September we will return to the regular hours, 8:30-3:00.  

Handmade Knitted Baby Items AVAILABLE!!!!

ATTENTION PLEASE: Our St. Al’s Looming Group is offering handmade knitted baby items (hats/blankets) to those who might need a baby shower gift or an item for their own baby. If interested, please call Linda Gettler, Betty Brunsman, or Mary Ann Schulay.  


If you are a person who receives a LOW GLUTEN HOST, please go to Fr. Jim for Communion and place your hand over your heart as a signal to receive the low gluten host.  


SVDP PACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION: St. Vincent DePaul is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the less fortunate students in our area. Bins are in the Gathering Space during the month of July for your donations. There are also “suggestion lists” in the Gathering Space to help you select some items which are greatly needed! The backpacks and school supplies collected will be organized and prepared for distribution at a back to school picnic on Saturday, August 5, at a church in Ross. Thanks so much!! 


Corn Corn Corn - July 21, 22, 2017



Many hands are needed on Friday, July 21, 2:00 pm for shucking the corn until we finish the 300 dozen.

Many more hands are needed on Saturday July 22, starting at 7:00 AM for cooking, blanching, cutting off the cob and packing in freezer bags.  

Please sign up on the sheets in the Gathering Space.

Questions, please call Terrie Meyer 738-5552 or 484-5830

"Remember, students can use this time for service hours"!!!


ACTS 29 Youth Group Event - July 22, 2017

ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP: Please mark your calendar for Saturday, July 22, after the 5:00 Mass. There will be a Cookout and Croquet Tournament! All students in Grades 7 through 12 are invited and encouraged to attend!! We’ll start at 6:15 and wrap up this event at 8:30 p.m. 


ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - July 22-23, 2017

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The July drive is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23. This is one week earlier than usual due to the Summer Festival. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door! Proceeds benefit the Forest Rangers.  

ROMEO Lunch - July 27, 2017

Romeo Lunch is this Thursday, July 27, at Country Barrel.  Men meet at 11:30 and will order at noon!  Call Joe (738-1103) if you need a ride!

SERVE CITY - July 27, 2017

St. Aloysius will not be serving at Serve City in July.  Jan Sunderhaus and her team from Queen of Peace will cover for St. Aloysius this month.  A huge Thank You to Jan and her team!


St. Aloysius Festival is AUGUST 6, 2017 - SAVE the DATE!!!!

Curscillo Friendship Group - August 7, 2017

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 Monday, August 7.  

Baptismal Prep Class - August 7, 2017

Our next Baptismal Prep Class will take place on Monday evening, August 7, at 7 PM 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.  

LOOMING GROUP - August 16, 2017

LOOMING GROUP: Please note that the Loomers will not meet in July. The next get-together is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, at 10 a.m., in the hall. 

ST. JOE's CORNER - August 16, 2017

ST. JOE’S CORNER Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 16, 2017, for the annual “School Supply Drop Off Night”. The building will be open for families to bring in school supplies and meet up with friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 100th Anniversary - August 19, 2017

FATIMA 100TH ANNIVERSARY MASS, AUGUST 19, 2017   This special Mass will take place at St. Aloysius Saturday, Morning August 19, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Rosary is at 8:40 AM.  More Info to come.  All are welcome to attend!  


ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP: Please save the dates for these upcoming FUN activities:

• August TBD – Florence Freedom Game

• September 17 – Canoe Trip @ Brookville 1:30-6:30

• October 28 – Corn Maze Wendel Farm 6:30-9 p.m.

All students entering 7th grade in the fall through 12th grade are welcome to attend these events. Please contact Ann Shackleford ashackleford.staloysius@fuse.net if you have questions or would like your email address added to the notification list. Permission/Emergency Contact Forms are now available in the Faith Formation tab under "ACTS".