November 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! 



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! 



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

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.  


Veterans Memorial

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

FOREST RANGERS’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST: We sincerely appreciate your support of the pancake breakfast on October 22, but we are short of our goal and need your help! We are still accepting donations for the statues in the cemetery. If you would like to support this fundraiser, you can place your donation in the collection basket marked “Forester Statue Collection”. Checks should be made payable to “C.O.F” or “Foresters”. Many thanks!!

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 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. 



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


ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE…..will be held this Wednesday evening, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Shandon Congregational Church. Hope you are available to join us at this special annual event. There will be a practice for a combined choir from all the local churches at Shandon Congregational that evening at 6 p.m., right before the service at 7:00

Thanksgiving Day Mass - Nov 23, 2017

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS: Mass will be celebrated Thanksgiving Day morning at 8 a.m. at Queen of Peace, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius.  

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Nov 25, 26, 2017

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The November drive is NEXT Saturday and Sunday, November 25-26. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door! Proceeds benefit the Forest Rangers.


Shandon's Annual Event CHRISTMAS-IN-THE-COUNTRY - where local craft vendors display and sell there goods sponsored by St Al's Ladies Society will be held at St Al's on Saturday, Nov 25 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, Nov 26 11 to 4.  Please join us!


ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP EVENT: Pizza/Movie/Game Night, Saturday, December 2, from 6:15-9 p.m. in St. Al’s Hall. Pizza is on the menu! Bring your favorite games, movies and imagination! If you are able, join us for Mass at 5 p.m. 



LADIES’ & MEN’S COMMUNION BREAKFASTS… Ladies, mark your calendar for Sunday, December 3, after the 9:30 Mass. SVDP auction too! The Men’s Communion Breakfast will take place the following Sunday, December 10, after 9:30 Mass. You may sign up in the Gathering Space.  

Baptismal Class - Dec 4, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, December 4, 2017, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [513-288-9379] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth.

Serve City, Hamilton - Nov 30, 2017

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Ave, Hamilton, Ohio.  

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the reseidents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For November, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be serving dinner on November 30, 2017.  If you can help with part of the meal, desserts, etc...please contact Sian Stow 738-4180

Immaculate Conception Vigil - Dec 7, 2017

Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass on December 7, 2017 will be at 7:00 PM.

Immaculate Conception - Dec 8, 2017

Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass at St. Al’s is 9:30 AM.

Christmas Masses - Dec 24, 25, 2017

Christmas Eve – December 24, 2017 – St. Al’s 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM & QP 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Christmas Day – December 25, 2017 – St. Al’s 10:00 AM  QP 8:00 AM

New Year's Masses - Dec 31,2017 & Jan 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2017 – St. Al’s 5:00 PM   QP 3:30 PM

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018 – St. Al’s 11:00 AM   QP 9:00 AM