April 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



On the weekends of April 22-23 and 29-30, there will be slips of paper available in the pews at all Masses to give everyone the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else to become members of either Parish Pastoral Council or Temporal Affairs. We ask that you please submit a name if you desire, and place it in the collection basket at Mass. The people nominated will be contacted to see if they are willing to serve and if they have questions. There is information about these two Councils in our Parish Guidebook and Directory. Fr. Jim and the Nominating Committee will have a random drawing of names to see who will be the new members on Parish Pastoral Council & Temporal Affairs.


"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


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!  


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 is Coming- August 6, 2017



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
First Communion Students - Sundays 10:30 AM

Classes for students who will be receiving their First Communion this year, will meet each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius Hall.   Please be sure to attend!

SJCS Jog N Jam Registrations - Apr 20, 2017


The 7th Annual Jog N Jam is scheduled for Saturday 5/13/2017. If we have 80% of our student body and staff registered we will get an extra day off on Monday, May 15th! Students MUST be registered by April 20th to get the day off! Registration packets are available now from the school office or you can visit http:// stjoesjognjam.weebly.com/ to print one out. You can also go to www.registrationspot.com. To guarantee a shirt you need to be registered by April 20, 2017.

Eucharistic Minister Training - Apr 26, 2017

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING SESSION: Attention anyone interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister or those needing a refresher! A training session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., in church. Please contact Terrie Meyer [738-5552 or 484-5830] if you have questions.  

Serve City - Apr 27, 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 April 27, 2017.  Please contact Terrie Meyer (738-5552 or 484-5820) for April if you can help serve or contribute to this dinner.  Thanks.

St. Al's First Eucharist - Apr 29, 2017

St. Al's Prep and St. Joseph students will make their First Eucharist on Saturday, April 29, at 5:00 Mass.

St.Joseph Consolidated School - Important Dates

 5/4/17– May Crowning/8th Grade Graduation Pictures

 5/13/17-SJCS Jog N Jam

 5/17/17- CYO Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

 5/19/17-volunteer Breakfast

 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 


Baptismal Preparation Class - May 1, 2017

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, MAY 1, 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. 

Mother's Day Flower Sale - May 6, 2017

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SALE IS COMING!! Foresters Annual Flower Sale!  SATURDAY, May 6, 2017, for one day only, beginning at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm or until Flowers are all sold.  Help is needed to set up and work….…please call Julie Burwinkel [738-4233]. Preorder flats and hanging baskets by flower and color! Limited number of hanging baskets for sale!  Watch for order forms in the bulletin! 

BLOOD Drive - May 15, 2017

BLOOD DRIVE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our next Blood Drive will take place Monday, May 15, 2017, from 2:30- 6:30 p.m.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Gathering Space as the date gets closer, or you may register online now at: www.donortime.com. Each pint of blood that is donated 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 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: www.stalshandon.org. NEW FAMILIES: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2017-2018 regular school year

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!