April 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! 



• John & Elizabeth Burneka

• Gary & Gina Oelrich

• Brian & Sarah Hennessey

• Craig & Liz Davis

• Ron & Lauren Krass

• Joe & Krista Rousch


150th Anniversary CELEBRATION

Please save the date:

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. 

If you plan to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration on June 2, PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN MAY 1. The Planning Committee must have a count for the caterer four (4) weeks in advance. Dinner is compliments of the Parish!! Call the parish office [738- 1014] or return the slip at the bottom of the anniversary flyer (copies in the Gathering Space).   

Wanted!!!  History Items 

Bulletins, any pictures of events and any other items that will be interesting to show the history of our parish.  NO PICTURE DIRECTORIES are needed!!!!   Only leave history items in the parish office during business hours or on Saturdays or Sundays in a box in the Gathering Space.  We will lock the information in the Office or Sacristy.  Put your name somewhere on the items.  DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS UNATTENDED! 

Next Planning Meeting is scheduled for April 16th at 7:00 PM in the Cry Room!



 Important Dates to Remember:

• 5/3/18 – May Crowning; 8th grade graduation pics

• 5/12/18 – SJCS Jog ‘n Jam 

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.” 

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

- The annual Badin Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, in the Pfirman Family Activity Center. Reservations are available for $35 per person by callng Mrs. Sharon Pate Adams '84 at the high school, 513-863-3993, ext 113 or by email at  Children 12-and under are admitted for $20.  Thanks to HOF chair Dean Wright '65 and the committee for their annual efforts.  


"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

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.  


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. 


First Communion Students - Each Sunday Jan thru April, 2018

Classes for students who will be receiving their First Communion this year are now meeting each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Hall. They will continue to meet until the weekend of First Communion which is scheduled for April 28th and 29th (except for Easter Sunday).

Festival Country Arts Booth!

COUNTRY ARTS BOOTH: Just a note to thank you again for your donations of homemade items for this booth at our Summer Festival! And during this long winter, 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! 

Forest Ranger News

The Foresters are still collecting donations for the Cemetery statues. If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one, please contact Julie Burwinkel or make check payable to C.O.F. (Catholic Order of Foresters) and drop it in the collection basket.  


FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT: We need anyone willing to sing at the 5:00 Mass with Kevin Hoffman playing the piano to please contact Kevin at: If anyone would like to help out, it would be greatly appreciated! We need singers each Saturday until Easter. Kevin is willing to practice before the Mass or during the week, and can give you any information you need. Many thanks!  


CHURCH CLEANING: We have some faithful volunteers who clean our church on a regular basis. Usually this amounts to once a month for each team. We are a bit short-handed and would like to have at least one more volunteer to help with this endeavor. Please call the office [738-1014] for more information and/or if you wish to volunteer your services. Thanks!!  

ROMEO's Lunch - Apr 26, 2018

ROMEO LUNCH: This Thursday, April 26, the men will meet at Country Barrel at 11:30. All are invited!

Serve City, Hamilton - Apr 26, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For April, we will be serving dinner on April 26, 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.  


PRAY THE ROSARY - APR 28-29, 2018

PRAY THE ROSARY: Next weekend, April 28-29, the Knights of Columbus will lead the rosary in church before the 5:00 Saturday Mass and the 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning Mass. Please bring your rosary and come a little early to pray before Mass begins.

First Communion - Apr 28-29, 2018

FIRST COMMUNION: Next weekend, April 28-29, at St. Aloysius, 25 children will receive the Holy Eucharist for the very first time at either the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass, or Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please keep these children in your prayers.

St.Al's Men's Society Golf Outing - May 6, 2018


The Men’s Society is hosting a golf outing for the men of St. Al’s on Sunday, May 6. Please see the poster in the Gathering Space for all the details, and sign-up ASAP since space is limited! Sign up in the Gathering Space. 

Baptismal Class - May 7, 2018

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, May 7, 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.  

150th Anniversary - Meeting - May 7, 2018

The next planning meeting for this special event will be held Monday evening,  May 7, 2018  at 7 p.m., in the Hall.   All are invited to attend.

St Joe's Jog N Jam - May 12, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! May 12 is the annual 5K Jog N Jam to support St. Joe’s School. This event is for the whole family! Registration packets are available now in the school office.

BLOOD DRIVE - May 14, 2018

BLOOD DRIVE: Our next Blood Drive will take place Monday, May 14, 2018, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space, or you may register online at: Each of the donated pints of blood has the potential to save up to three lives, and each donor is a hero to someone in our community.  

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

ST. AL’S SUMMER PREP: St. Aloysius Summer PREP is scheduled for June 11 through June 22, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration forms are available by going to the link on our parish website: or you can call Ann Shackleford [738-0808]. NEW FAMILIES: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2018-2019 regular school year. Classes will be held in St. Al’s church hall.