March 2018  
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! 



LENT BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY: Lent lasts for 40 weekdays, beginning Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. The Lenten liturgical color is purple, the color of royalty, which symbolizes the suffering of Jesus, and anticipates the glory of the resurrection.


1. Catholics 14 years old and over are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent.

2. Catholics 18 until they are 59 should fast. That is eating one full meal and two smaller meals with no food between meals on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Tuesday evening during Lent at 6:30 p.m., before the evening Mass at 7:00.  


150th Anniversary CELEBRATION

The next meeting for the 150th Anniversary is scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Cry Room.  All are welcome to attend!

Please save the date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Mass. A dinner will follow in the hall after Mass. 

Please see the flyer in the bulletin, and return your RSVP slip at the bottom of the flyer if you plan to attend the celebration on June 2.  




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].

Save the Date: Fine Arts Fair, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Book Fair will also be held that evening.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our 8th grade class will present the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m., in the school auditorium. All are welcome to join us in prayer as we remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us.

FOR YOUR PLANNING…..EASTER BREAK DATES: Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 8. Students return to school April 9. 


The Badin Connection

- It's never too soon to mark your calendars for Badin's 2018 spring musical.  "Back to the 80s" will come to the Little Theatre stage Thursday through Sunday, April 12-15.  We're pleased to welcome Mrs. Sarah Cline, new drama coordinator at Badin High School.  

- The annual Badin Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, in the Pfirman Family Activity Center. Reservations are available for $35 per person by callng Mrs. Sharon Pate Adams '84 at the high school, 513-863-3993, ext 113 or by email at  Children 12-and under are admitted for $20.  Thanks to HOF chair Dean Wright '65 and the committee for their annual efforts.  


"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.  



 If you are interested in purchasing a Veterans’ Memorial Brick, it’s not too late! Forms are available in the Gathering Space. This is a great way honor a special person….any military or non-military; a friend; a family member. 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 - Christmas, 2017 thru March 25, 2018

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.  


HELPING HANDS: Anyone at St. Aloysius needing temporary assistance in the form of meals or rides to doctors, therapy, treatments, etc., should call Carol [738-1103], Millie [738-1110], or the parish office [738-1014, ext. 301]. Requests for assistance other than those mentioned above will be considered on an individual basis. We are here to help when help is needed.


COMMUNION CALLS: If you or a member of your family is homebound or know someone in our parish who is, Holy Communion can be brought to the home. Please call the parish office [738-1014] to let us know. Communion calls are made on the First Friday of each month. 



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

First Communion Students - Each Sunday Jan thru April, 2018

Classes for students who will be receiving their First Communion this year are now meeting each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Hall. They will continue to meet until the weekend of First Communion which is scheduled for April 28th and 29th (except for Easter Sunday).

Festival Country Arts Booth!

COUNTRY ARTS BOOTH: Just a note to thank you again for your donations of homemade items for this booth at our Summer Festival! And during this long winter, it’s not too early to begin working on some new homemade crafts for this year’s summer festival! Your donations are welcomed and needed! 

Forest Ranger News

The Foresters are still collecting donations for the Cemetery statues. If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one, please contact Julie Burwinkel or make check payable to C.O.F. (Catholic Order of Foresters) and drop it in the collection basket.  


FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT: We need anyone willing to sing at the 5:00 Mass with Kevin Hoffman playing the piano to please contact Kevin at: If anyone would like to help out, it would be greatly appreciated! We need singers each Saturday until Easter. Kevin is willing to practice before the Mass or during the week, and can give you any information you need. Many thanks!  


CHURCH CLEANING: We have some faithful volunteers who clean our church on a regular basis. Usually this amounts to once a month for each team. We are a bit short-handed and would like to have at least one more volunteer to help with this endeavor. Please call the office [738-1014] for more information and/or if you wish to volunteer your services. Thanks!!  

Curscillo Friendship Group - Mar 19, 2018

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, March 19.  

150th Anniversary - Meeting - Mar 19, 2018

The next planning meeting for this special event will be held Monday evening, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Cry Room. All are invited to attend.

Evening Mass - Mar 20, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesday evening, March 20, Fr. Raffino Ezama, a missionary priest from the Comboni Missions, will celebrate 7:00 Mass with Fr. Jim, and then afterwards will speak to us about the Combonis. You are encouraged to attend.  

LOOMERS GROUP - Mar 21, 2018

LOOMING GROUP: Next get-together is this Wednesday, March 21, at 10! All are invited!!  

Eucharistic Minister Training - Mar 21, 2018

A Eucharistic Minister Training is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 for anyone interested or for any current EM who would like a refresher.  Requirement: you must be Confirmed!  Please consider this very important Ministry!  For information call Terrie Meyer at 738-5552 or 484-5830 or email at

ROMEO's Lunch - Mar 22, 2018

ROMEO LUNCH: This Thursday, March 22, at 11:30, at the Country Barrel. Order at noon! 

St. Joe's Corner - Mar 22, 2018

Save the Date: Fine Arts Fair, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Book Fair will also be held that evening.

Serve City, Hamilton - Mar 22, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For March, we will be serving dinner on March 22, 2018.  If you can help in any way, with the dinner, desserts or drinks, please contact Sian Stow 738-4180.  

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Mar 24-25, 2018

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The Aluminum Can Drive is taking place NEXT weekend, March 24-25. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door. The proceeds from this drive benefit our Forest Rangers.  



St. Al's K of C - Raffle Drawing - Mar 24, 2018

ST. ALOYSIUS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The K of C will be selling their annual split-the-pot raffle tickets in the Gathering Space after each Mass. The raffle will take place on March 24, and only 500 tickets will be sold with three winners! The proceeds help with the K of C’s volunteer ministry of charity in our community. Prizes are $500, $300 and $200! Thanks!! 


EASTER EGG HUNT by KofC - Mar 24, 2018

EASTER EGG HUNT SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 24, 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 and grandchildren, ages 10 and under now! Sheets are in the Gathering Space. This event is for the Families of St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace. 



St. Joe's - STATIONS of the CROSS - Mar 29, 2018

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our 8th grade class will present the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m., in the school auditorium. All are welcome to join us in prayer as we remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us

Easter Vigil Mass at QP - Mar 31, 2018

Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Church on March 31, at 8:30 PM

Easter Masses - April 1, 2018

Easter Masses on April 1, 2018 - regular mass times. (No Mass at St. Al's on Saturday)

St. Al's  8:00 am and 9:30 am

QP 8:00 am and 11:00 am

Baptismal Class - April 2, 2018

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, April 2, 2018, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth. We will not have a class in March.

St. Al's Summer Prep - June 11 - June 22, 2018

ST. AL’S SUMMER PREP: St. Aloysius Summer PREP is scheduled for June 11 through June 22, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration forms are available by going to the link on our parish website:, or you can call Ann Shackleford [738-0808]. NEW FAMILIES: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2018-2019 regular school year. Classes will be held in St. Al’s church hall.