September 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! 



• Trung & Pamela Nguyen

• Scott & Terri Riehle

• Brian & Ashley Creelman

(correction - previously listed as Brian & Ashley Broermann)  



2017 FALL FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 5: Since the turkey shoot will no longer be a part of our fall festival, we are STILL looking for something special to replace it. We need your help!! If you can think of any possibilities for a fun new event as part of our fall festival, you are asked to call Dan & Kathy Lysaght, fall festival chairpersons [738-4516], or the parish office [738-1014]. If your idea is chosen, you will receive a turkey dinner for yourself and three guests!

YARD SIGNS: If you still have fall festival yard signs from last year, please return them to church so they can be used this year!

SPECIAL DOOR COLLECTION FOR THE BASKET BOOTH: After all Masses next weekend (9/23- 24), someone will be at the church doors to accept your monetary donations for the Themed Basket Booth at the Fall Festival. These donations will help purchase items for lots of baskets to be raffled at the festival. 

FALL FESTIVAL COUNTRY ARTS BOOTH: It’s not too early to start thinking about donating handmade items to this booth. We really need these small items! Also needed will be baked goods and canned jams/jellies. Thanks so much!  



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! 



School Visitors: If you need to stop by school to drop off gym clothes, treats or any other items, please come to the office to check in first. Unexpected visits can be disrupting to a classroom. To eliminate this problem, and to ensure the safety of our students, you are required to stop by the office or call ahead so the teacher is made aware of your visit.  

PICTURE DAY: School picture day is Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Students are permitted to be out of uniform but must wear appropriate clothing. Picture packets including payment on picture day must have exact payment.

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


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
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. 



INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA will begin next Sunday, September 24, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the Cry Room. 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]. ​

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Sept 23-24, 2017

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The Aluminum Can Drive is taking place THIS WEEKEND! Please place your secured bags by the garage door. Thanks for your donations and for supporting the Forest Rangers!  ​

ROMEO's Lunch - Sept. 28, 2017

ROMEO LUNCH…..The men will meet for the September ROMEO lunch at the Country Barrel THIS Thursday, September 28, at 11:30. Order at noon! 

SERVE CITY - Sept 28, 2017

St. Aloysius will serve dinner at Serve City on the 4th Thursday of every month.  The next date is September 28, 2017.  Please contact Sian Stow at 738-4180 if you are willing to make food or are willing to help serve.  Thanks.


 RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY October 1: Open your hearts to life! “The mystery of human life is that we – every one of us – are precious to God even as we are….God our Father never stops loving us.” – Pope Francis

There will be a second collection taken at all Masses next weekend for the Archdiocesan Respect Life Fund. The October SVDP collection will be delayed one week.

National Life Chain Sunday is next Sunday, October 1, from 2:00-3:30, at the intersection of High Street and Martin Luther King Blvd., in Hamilton, OH. A “Life Chain” is simply standing on the public sidewalks holding a sign with a prolife message. This is a non-denominational family friendly event, and only signs issued by National Life Chain may be used and will be available. One can sit in chairs as needed.  

Baptismal Class - Oct 2, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class is Monday evening, October 2, 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

STCS 15th Annual Draw-Down Pig Pull - Oct 14, 2017

St. Joseph Consolidated School 15th Annual Draw-Down Pig Pull is Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Badin Hiagh School PFAC.  $30 per Ticket includes entry into Drawdown for $2500 Grand Prize, Dinner by Rib City Grill, Desserts, Draft Beer & Beverages.  Come play vavious gaming tables, festival poker, Black Jack and hilarious "Crazy Games".  Must be 21 to attend!!!  Cash/Check Payments ONLY!  No Credit Cards!!!!   Ticket Questions?  Call school 863-8758.  All proceeds benefit St. Joseph Consolidated School.  

"Trunk or Treat" - Oct. 20, 2017

“Trunk or Treat” – Friday, October 20! Save the date!! More info coming soon!

Forester's Annual Pancake Breakfast - Oct 22, 2017

Matching Forester's Annual Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, October 22, 2017 after both the 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM masses.  Please save the date and come and support the Forester's.  Thanks!

Special Anniversary in 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

2017 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the 9:30 Mass, we will celebrate the special wedding anniversaries of those couples who have been married for 25, 30, 40, 50, or 60 years. Please call the parish office [738-1014] if you would like to participate in this special Mass, or sign the sheet in the Gathering Space if you haven’t yet done so and wish to participate.



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

• October 28 – Corn Maze Wendel Farm

More details coming as the dates get closer!!  


Blood Drive - Oct 30, 2017

BLOOD DRIVE – Next Drive is Monday, October 30!  More info to come.