May 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                          ____________________________________________________________________________________________


A warm welcome to these new families who have recently joined St. Aloysius Parish:

Glen & Jill Lowe

Brian & Angela Balash

Nicholas & Kelley Hopewell

Kurt & Maggie James

 Joe & Barb Neyer, Welcome back!! 


  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! 



The St. Aloysius Hall WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE from Monday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 27. During this period of time, the hall will be set up for the Summer PREP Program: getting the hall ready, two weeks of classes, and then taking everything down. No meetings or activities should be planned in the hall during this time. The Cry Room is available for small meetings. Please call the office if you would like to use that room.  


"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


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!  


Summer Festival is Coming- August 6, 2017

COUNTRY ARTS BOOTH:  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!



 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 - Apr to June 2017
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 wish to receive a low gluten host during Mass at Communion, a reminder to please receive from Father Jim (or other priest), and as a signal, place your hand over your heart.  


CONFIRMATION MEETING: Confirmation meetings for parents of incoming 8th grade students who have not been confirmed will be THIS Sunday, May 21 at noon at Queen of Peace cafeteria (under the church), and this Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Aloysius Church, following the 7 p.m. Mass. Parents need to attend only one of the meetings. 

ROMEO Lunch - May 25, 2017

ROMEO LUNCH: This Thursday, MAY 25, the men will meet at Country Barrel at 11:30. All are invited! 

Serve City - May 25, 2017

St. Al's members will be serving dinner to the residents at Serve City in Hamilton on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Next is scheduled for May 25, 2017.  Please contact  Sian Stow  (738-4180) for May if you can help serve or contribute to this dinner.  Thanks.

St.Joseph Consolidated School - Important Dates

 5/26/17-All school Field Day at Riverside

 5/30/17-8th Grade Graduation 7:00 p.m.

 6/1/17– Last Day of School 


ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - May 27-28, 2017

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The next can drive will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door. The aluminum can drive benefits the Forest Rangers! Thanks so much!

LAWN Tractor Bids - Deadline May 30, 2017

ATTENTION PLEASE: St. Aloysius has upgraded our lawn tractor, so we are taking bids on the pervious one! • Cub Cadet GT 2542 • 20 HP Kohler; 42” cut Hydro Drive • 162 Hours • Includes Snow Blades Please contact Dave Nieman to view [513-616-7023]. You may contact the parish office [738-1014, ext. 301] to submit bids; bidding ends May 30 at noon! 

Curscillo Friendship Group - June 5, 2017

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 this Monday, June 5th.  

Baptismal Preparation Class - June 5, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, June 5, 2017, 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. 


ACTS 29 YOUTH GROUP: Please save the dates for these upcoming FUN activities:

• June 11 – Mini Golf 1:30-3:30 [place TBD]

• July 22 - Cookout & Croquet [after 5:00 Mass] 6”15 – 8:30 p.m.

• August TBD – Florence Freedom Game

• September 17 – Canoe Trip @ Brookville 1:30-6:30

• October 28 – Corn Maze Wendel Farm 6:30-9 p.m.

All students entering 7th grade in the fall through 12th grade are welcome to attend these events. Please contact Ann Shackleford if you have questions or would like your email address added to the notification list. Permission/Emergency Contact Forms will be available soon.  

St. Al's Summer Prep - June 12 to 23, 2017

ST. AL’S SUMMER PREP: St. Aloysius Summer PREP is scheduled for June 12 through June 23, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Classes will be held in St. Al’s church hall. Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space, or go to the link on our parish website: NEW FAMILIES: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2017-2018 regular school year

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 100th Anniversary - June 13, 2017

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 100TH ANNIVERSARY: Next Mass is Tuesday June 13, 2017 at St Al's - Rosary 6:30 pm and Mass 7:00 pm 

This will also be a Healing Mass and The Annointing of the Sick will be given to those in need!

Parish Picnic - Jun 23, 2017

PARISH PICNIC! Mark your calendar for the 2017 St. Aloysius/Queen of Peace Combined Parish Picnic, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Stricker’s Grove. More info coming as we get closer to the date!