October 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 


  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! 



-- Themed Basket Booth is looking for donations of baskets with a certain theme. Please consider donating a basket…….be creative! You can drop off your donation at the parish office up to the week before the festival.

-- Country Store Booth: Please note that we need any small handmade items, baked goods and canned jams/jellies. -- Worker Lists: Due in the parish office by Tuesday, October 24 for publication in the October 29 bulletin.

-- Dining Room: Attention, 5th -8 th grade students: The Fall Festival is November 5 and the dining room needs workers. Contact Amy Brossart [513-737-7299] or email if you want to sign up. Thanks in advance!

-- Workers and Desserts Needed: Please sign up in the Gathering Space if you can help in either the kitchen or dining room on festival day, and/or make a dessert for the dinner.

-- Kids’ Booths: We need someone to run this the day of the festival. Please call the parish office if you can help! [738-1014]

-- Gift Card Tree: We have another idea for a booth this year and it involves getting Gift Cards from various stores/restaurants and making a “Gift Card Tree”. People would take chances on winning the “tree”. If you would like to help provide gift cards, please purchase a gift card from a store or restaurant and drop it off at the parish office or place it in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket. Raffle tickets will be sold at the festival for the grand prize of ALL the gift cards! Thanks for your help!



As part of the celebration for the St. Aloysius 150th Anniversary next year, a History Committee is being formed. If you are interested in joining this committee or have any information regarding the last 150 years of our parish, please contact Steve Rigling [738-3503].

Please save the date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Mass, with festivities to follow! 



PTO Save-the-date: PTO Skating Party at Skatetown, West Chester, Thursday, November 2, 6:30-8:30. $5 includes skate rental & admission. 

School Visitors: If you need to stop by school to drop off gym clothes, treats or any other items, please come to the office to check in first. Unexpected visits can be disrupting to a classroom. To eliminate this problem, and to ensure the safety of our students, you are required to stop by the office or call ahead so the teacher is made aware of your visit.  

St. Joseph Consolidated School 365 Lotto

If you are interested in purchasing a St. Joseph Consolidated School 365 Lotto Ticket, you can contact any St. Joe’s student or the school office [863-8758].

*****St. Joe’s is encouraging students in grades 5-8 to volunteer their time to wait tables in the dining room at our Fall Festival. This is an excellent way to get service hours while working with friends and serving others. If interested please call Amy Brossart [513-737-7299].*****


Badin High School News

Badin Open House is on Sunday, October 29, 1-4:00 PM. All interested grade school parents and students are invited to attend to learn more about the opportunities at Badin! High

School Placement Test at BADIN: 8th grade students can register to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Badin High School online at Test date is Saturday, November 18 at 8:30 AM. Cost is $30. Make-up date is November 27. Please contact the Badin school office after registering for the test to sign up for the make-up test date. For test accommodations, please contact Bill Valerius - Questions? Please contact the Badin Admissions Office at 513.863.3993 x120.


"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


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

Queen of Peace Website
Minister Schedule - October thru December 2017
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.  


COMMUNION CALLS: If you are homebound, or unable to get to Mass and would like to receive the Holy Eucharist, please call the parish office [738-1014] or Joyce Kist [738- 1368]. Holy Communion can be brought to you at home.  


HELPING HANDS: If you need temporary assistance in the form of meals or rides to doctors, therapy, etc., call Carol [738-1103] or Millie [738-1110]. We are here to help when help is needed. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA will continue each Sunday,  after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the Cry Room. No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Or you might want an update on your faith. Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] or the Parish Office [738-1014]. ‚Äč

LOOMERS GROUP - Oct 18, 2017

LOOMERS: The next get-together is this Wednesday, October 18, in the hall at 10 a.m. All are invited! 

"Trunk or Treat" - Oct. 20, 2017

Sponsered by The Foresters - "TRUNK-OR-TREAT": Friday, October 20, 2017, in St. Al’s parking lot; 6:45-7:15 park cars and set up; 7:15- 8:00 trunk- or- treat; 8:00-8:45: Coney dogs for everyone and costume contest. All invited to participate…grandparents and parishioners!  

Forester's Annual Pancake Breakfast - Oct 22, 2017

Matching Forester's Annual Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, October 22, 2017 in the hall, serving from 8:30-noon. Please see the flyer in this week’s bulletin for all the details!

Special Anniversary in 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

2017 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the 9:30 Mass, we will celebrate the special wedding anniversaries of those couples who have been married for 25, 30, 40, 50, or 60 years. Please call the parish office [738-1014] if you would like to participate in this special Mass, or sign the sheet in the Gathering Space if you haven’t yet done so and wish to participate.

SERVE CITY - Oct 26, 2017

St. Aloysius will serve dinner at Serve City on the 4th Thursday of every month.  The next date is Thursday, October 26, 2017.  Please contact Terrie Meyer at 738-5552 or 484-5830  if you are willing to make food or are willing to help serve.  Thanks.

ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP - Oct 28, 2017

ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP: Join us for a trip through the corn maze followed by a wagon ride and campfire, Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Wendel Farms in Scipio. Meet at Wendel Farms at 6:30. Google address: 8134 N. State Line Rd., Brookville, IN 47012. Any questions, please email or call/text Ann [288-9379].  

Blood Drive - Oct 30, 2017

BLOOD DRIVE COMING SOON: Our next drive is Monday, October 30, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Please sign up to donate in the Gathering Space.  

COOKIES for KAIROS NEEDED by Nov 2, 2017

COOKIES FOR KAIROS: This is a worldwide ecumenical ministry that brings the love of God into prisons on a 3-day weekend. Homemade cookies are the symbol of love that brings home the message. If you want to help, please bring your homemade cookies packaged in zip lock bags with 2 dozen cookies per zip lock bag. The cookies are needed by November 2 for the first weekend in November. You may drop off the cookies at the parish office. Please contact Bill or Betty Brunsman for more info [315-8014].  

Chili Dinner Benefit - Nov 19, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Hengehold Family Chili Dinner Benefit - Sunday, 11/19/17; 4:00-7:00 p.m.; Queen of Peace Cafeteria.