August 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! 



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 2017-2018 School Year will begin Thursday, August 24, 2017, at St. Joe’s! Along with lots of building improvements, there are several new staff members: Mrs. Lisa Markley (Grade 7 & Middle School Math; Mrs. Connie Turner (Grade 4); and Mr. Jake Fields (Music). The Kindergarten parents have been invited to the annual “BooHoo” breakfast with coffee and donuts the first day after dropping off their children.


 There will be a VIRTUS session held at St. Joe’s THIS Monday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. All regular volunteers for school events must be VIRTUS trained to participate. Please go to to create an account and register for the session. All volunteers must also complete monthly bulletins to remain active in the VIRTUS system.

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!  


"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



 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.  


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. 


ROMEO LUNCH - Aug 24, 2017

ROMEO LUNCH: The men will meet this Thursday, August 24, for their monthly lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Country Barrel. Call Joe Meiners [738-1103] if you need a ride.

SERVE CITY - August 24, 2017

St. Aloysius will serve dinner at Serve City on the 4th Thursday of every month.  The next date is August 24, 2017.  Please contact Terrie Meyer at 738-5552 or 484-5830 if you are want to make food or are willing to help serve.  Thanks.

Juliet's Lunch - Sept 8, 2017

JULIETS’ LUNCH: Due to light attendance recently at the Juliets’ luncheons, the ladies won’t meet for lunch in August. We’ll try again in September, on Friday, September 8. More info about where to meet as the date gets closer.

Baptismal Class - Sept 11, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class is Monday evening, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. (One week later due to Labor Day.) Please call Ann Shackleford [738-1016] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA will begin in late September. 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]. 



Calling all Youth in Grades 7-12!    Upcoming activities….save the dates!!

• September 17 – Canoe Trip at Brookville

• October 28 – Corn Maze Wendel Farm

More details coming as the dates get closer!!