July 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! 




Help St. Al's tradition continue!

Our annual Summer Festival, Car Show and Chicken Dinner will be here before we know it!  

-Grand Raffle: The grand prize is $4,000! Two early birds will be drawn; one $500 prize a couple weeks before the festival and the other $500 on festival day at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available soon in the Gathering Space.

-Country Arts Booth: This booth is in need of small homemade items and baked goods. Items can be brought to church on August 4 or early on festival day. 


Corn!! Corn!! Corn!!

Yes its that time to prepare the Corn!!!

Many hands are needed!!!

Sign up online using "Sign-up Genius" or on the sheet in the Gathering Space.  Link is below!!

Corn Corn Corn Sign Up Here

-Festival Help Needed: Please sign up to help in the dining room or kids’ area at the festival. You may sign up online using “Sign-Up Genius” or on the sheet in the Gathering Space. The links are below.  Thank you for helping! 

Sign Up Here for Kids Area


Sign Up Here for Dining Area

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 Tuesday, July 24, for inclusion in our 7/29/18 bulletin.  



SUMMER OFFICE SCHEDULE: 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 or Mr. Hicks 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 

Mission Statement: “The staff of St. Joseph Consolidated School is committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional growth of each student. We continuously strive for excellence in an environment permeated with Catholic values, and support parents in their role as the primary educators of their children. In the spirit of St. Joseph, we equip each student with faith, knowledge, and the tools to successfully meet the challenges of the future. We seek the courage and willingness to live out the Gospel message in service to the Church and other communities both locally and globally.” 

Attention St. Joe’s Parents and Grandparents: St. Joe’s School Board of Education is in need of 2 St. Aloysius representatives. Two current members are moving on with their 8th grade students and we must fill these two positons. This is a 3-year commitment of meeting once a month during the school year, plus assisting with the Open House, helping to make decisions for the annual budget, and various other decisions so that St. Joe’s can continue to provide an excellent education for our children. Please contact St. Joseph School if interested in serving on the School Board. 863-8758 or 

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].


The Badin Connection

Badin offers a variety of athletic and academic summer camps during the summer available to students K-12. View more details and register online at

Several Summer Service Week opportunities are available to Badin students Aug 9-11.  Options are listed in the Summer Parent Newsletter, or contact Mrs. Megan Halverson, Badin's Service Coordinator, at for more information.

The 2018-19 school year will begin with the Class of 2022 attending a freshman orientation day on Wednesday, Aug 15.  All students return on Thursday, Aug. 16.  Training dates for the iPad are Wednesday and Thursday evening, Aug 1 and 2.  Schedule pick-up will take place for seniors and junions on Wednesday, Aug 9 (seniors in the morning and juniors in the afternoon).  Sophomores and freshmen pick up their schedules on Thursday, Aug 9 (sophs in the morning and frosh in the afternoon).  Check the Summer Parent Newsletter or the Badin web side at for more details.  The Class of 2019 will graduate on Friday, May 31, 2019.  

BADIN FOOTBALL 2ND ANNUAL PIGSKIN KICKOFF STAG: July 20, 2018; 5-11 p.m. Will be held at the Badin Practice Field; $25/person, includes food/beverages! See flyer in the Gathering Space! 

The annual Badin Drawdown is Saturday, Aug 18.  Tickets are $50 and available through Badin athletes or the front office at Badin.


"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

Minister Schedule - July thru September 2018
Queen of Peace Website

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: The office hours during the months of June, July and August are from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.! Thanks!


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. 



ATTENTION PLEASE: 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 BACKPACKs - July, 2018

SVDP PACKPACK, SCHOOL SUPPLY, & FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION: St. Vincent DePaul is collecting MEDIUM-SIZE 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 4, at a church in Ross. Our food pantry is getting low and we are also collecting donations of non-perishable food items. Food lists are also available in the Gathering Space. Thanks so much! 


Corn Corn Corn - July 20, 21, 2018

It's time to prepare the Corn for the festival!!!

Friday, July 20 we will be SHUCKING 300 Dozen ears of corn in the shelter.  Start at 2:00 PM and continue until we are finished.  Many hands are needed to make it easier and quicker.  Please sign up for 1 hour or 2 or more if you can.  

Saturday, July 21 we will be cooking, blanching, cutting off the cob and packing in freezer bags.  We will start at 6:30 am and continue until we are finished.  Many hands are needed to make it easier and quicker.  Please sign up for at least 1 hour or 2 or more if you can.    

Sign up sheets are in the gathering space or in the "Sign up Genius" link below.  

Corn Corn Corn Sign UP



Badin Footfall 2nd Annual Pigskin Kickoff Stag - July 20, 2018

BADIN FOOTBALL 2ND ANNUAL PIGSKIN KICKOFF STAG: July 20, 2018; 5-11 p.m. Will be held at the Badin Practice Field; $25/person, includes food/beverages! See flyer in the Gathering Space! 

Serve City, Hamilton - July 26, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For July, we will be serving dinner on July 26, 2018.  If you can help in any way, with the dinner, desserts or drinks or can help serve, please contact Sian Stow at 738-4180. 

St. Al's SUMMER FESTIVAL: Aug 5, 2018

St. Aloysius Summer Festival - Save the date of AUGUST 5, 2018.  

Links to sign up for Work at the Festival:

Sign up for Kids Area


Sign Up for Dining Area

Baptismal Class - Aug 6, 2018

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS:   The next class will be held Monday evening, August 6, 2018, at 7:00 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.  

Blood Drive - August 13, 2018

NEXT BLOOD DRIVE IS AUGUST 13, 2018! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! You may register to donate at or sign up in the Gathering Space. Each of the donated pints of blood has the potential to save up to three lives and each donor is a hero to someone in our community. Please consider donating! 

SJCS Annual Golf Outing - Aug 26, 2018

The SJCS Annual Golf Outing will be held Sunday, August 26, at the Potters Golf Course in Hamilton. Registration form was in last weeks bulletin and will be available on the school website. $80 per golfer!  Hole Sponsors are also needed $50.

Special Wedding Anniversary Mass - Sept 22, 2018

2018 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CERTIFICATES: Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2018 will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sept 22. 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 4, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter in Chain’s Cathedral, Cincinnati. Bishop Joseph Binzer is the celebrant. 

Dynamic Catholic-"Find Your Greatness" - Sept 29 2018 at QP

SAVE THE DATE: Dynamic Catholic – “Find Your Greatness” with speaker Dominic Albano. Queen of Peace, Saturday, September 29, 2018; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us for a morning of listening, learning, scripture and prayer. Find Your Greatness is based on Mathew Kelly’s “The Four signs of a Dynamic Catholic”. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on lime at or call 859-980- 7900. See flyer on bulletin board in the Gathering Space.