June 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! 




Rob & Joel Bertram - Matthew & Erica Bruening

Scott & Jennifer Clark - Kevin & Tracy Dahling

Eric & Monica Fischer  - Rick & Peg Krah

Kristin Miller  - Greg & Kathleen Romans 

Travis & Annie Ross - Anthony & Michelle Seiter

 Chris & Stephanie Ward 




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

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.



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

All are invited to the 2018 Badin Festival - June 22 (6:00-midnight) and June 23 (4:00-midnight) at the new Marcum Park in Hamilton, at the corner of 2nd and Dayton Streets. Enjoy rides, kids games, adult games of chance, a Beer Garden and Tiki Bar, delicious food and drinks and a grand raffle worth $10,000!

The Badin Festival 5K will be on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 AM.  Register online;

- 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


"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 - Apr to June 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. 


Juliet's Lunch - June will not meet

JULIETS’ LUNCH: The Juliets will NOT be meeting for lunch in June. Their next get-together is scheduled for July at a place yet to be determined! 

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

ST. AL’S SUMMER PREP: Summer PREP Classes will take place the next two weeks, from June 11- 22. During these two weeks, the CRY ROOM will be used as a classroom; therefore, it will not be available for use for other activities. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. Please keep these students in your thoughts and prayers  

Temporal Affairs Meeting - June 19, 2018

The next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday evening, June 19, at 7:30 p.m.  

LOOMERS GROUP - June 20, 2018

LOOMERS:  The regular monthly get-together will take place this Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m., at the Okeana Municipal Building since the hall is in use this week for the Summer PREP Session.  


St.Al's/QP PARISH PICNIC - June 22, 2018

ST. ALOYSIUS/QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH PICNIC: THIS Friday, June 22, 2018, is our St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace COMBINED CHURCH PICNIC at Stricker’s Grove from 5-10 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8:30 p.m. All rides, meats and paper goods will be provided free of charge. All other items and games are at your expense. You may bring a cooler with non-alcoholic beverages or buy pop or beer at the park. WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING ALCOHOL INTO STRICKER’S GROVE. Everyone is asked to bring a homemade dish to share, either a vegetable, salad or dessert! You decide!! Please remember to label all dishes, lids and serving utensils. A sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space for those who are willing to work an hour or more to make our picnic a success. Also you can call Bill or Betty Brunsman [877-7843 or 315-8014] if you would like to volunteer your time.  

Cincinnati Festival of Faiths - June 24, 2018

Cincinnati Festival of Faiths

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and other Catholic groups will be joining in Cincinnati’s first Festival of Faiths on Sunday, June 24 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Xavier Universitys Cintas Center. The Festival will showcase Cincinnati’s religious diversity, celebrate religions’ contributions to our community’s quality of life, and build interfaith cooperation. Admission is free. The gathering will include 12 world religions, fun activities for all ages, music and entertainment, workshops, and cultural foods and merchandise. To learn more and to help promote, visit Contact Catholic Social Action for more information at 513-421-3131ext2660.

Serve City, Hamilton - June 28, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For June, we will be serving dinner on June  28, 2018.  If you can help in any way, with the dinner, desserts or drinks or can help serve, please contact Terrie Meyer at 738-5552 or 484-5830.    


Baptismal Class - July 2, 2018

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, July 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.  

Family Celebration Honors Humanae Vitae - July 6-7, 2018

Family Celebration Honors Humanae Vitae

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is teaming up with Couple to Couple League to host a family conference this summer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Mark your calendars to join us July 6-7, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention for "Families, become what you are!" Great speakers, including Christopher West and Janet Smith; Spanish track; full programming for children; Family Fun Day on Friday afternoon; family concert on Friday evening; daily Mass & Adoration. Visit for full details and to register.

Mass with Healing Service - July 11, 2018

Mass with Healing Service

Experience Jesus’ love at the MASS with HEALING SERVICE on Wed, July 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm in St. Ignatius Church, 5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio. You can receive prayer for yourself or your loved ones. Sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center. For more info call 513-471-LITE (5483) or visit



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. More information coming soon! Registration forms will be available on the school website. 

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.