June 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! 



Summer Festival

August 6, 2017

SUMMER FESTIVAL NEWS: Our annual Summer Festival, Car Show and Chicken Dinner will be here before we know it! Save the date of August 6, 2017!

Festival Kick Off Meeting – THIS Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. Please come with your ideas!!

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.

Car Show - Please note that our new Car Show Chairperson, Chris Flick, is in need of help….anyone available to assist with planning and set-up of the Car Show should please contact Chris at 235-9670.

Country Arts Booth: This booth is in need of small homemade items and baked goods. Items can be brought to church on August 5 or early on festival day




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 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 tstenger@sjcshamilton.org or Mr. Hicks bhicks@sjcshamilton.org. 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 www.sjcshamilton.org


Each Monday until August 14, the Lane Library Bookmobile will stop at St. Joseph School from 12:15-1:15. A complete list of bookmobile stops can be viewed at www.lanepl.org/bookmobile or on the Lane Library’s app.

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 https://formed.org 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 - Apr to June 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 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.  

Summer Festival Kickoff Meeting - June 27, 2017

Festival Kick Off Meeting – THIS Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. Please come with your ideas!! 

Curscillo Friendship Group - July 3, 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 Monday, July 3rd.  

Baptismal PREP Class - July 10, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, July 10, 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.


CAREGIVER RESOURCE GROUP: You are a caregiver whether you devote as little as 5 minutes a week or as much as 24 hours a day to providing or supervising the care for a loved one who is disabled, frail, or elderly. Meet others who share your experience to discuss topics like maintaining balance as a caregiver, solving caregiving problems, the guilt/stress of caregiving, and learning to care for yourself. There is a new group in our area that will meet at St. Aloysius beginning Thursday, July 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Cry Room, where the Caregiver Assistance Network will present “Taking Care While Giving Care”. This group is free and open to the public, and is here for you! Please call the Caregiver CAREline [513-869-4483] to RSVP, or visit www.ccswoh.org/caregivers for more information. 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 100th Anniversary - July13, 2017

FATIMA 100TH ANNIVERSARY MASS, JULY 13, 2017   This special Mass will take place at Queen of Peace on Thursday  Morning July 13, 2017 with the Rosary at 7:40 AM, followed by Mass at 8:00 AM.   More information in Gathering Space.  All are welcome to attend!  


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

• 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 ashackleford.staloysius@fuse.net if you have questions or would like your email address added to the notification list. Permission/Emergency Contact Forms are now available in the Faith Formation tab under "ACTS".