January 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! 



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! 



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].

St. Joseph Consolidated School is holding their Enrollment Open House NEXT Sunday, January 28, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. St. Joe’s serves children in grades K-8, and they offer a full-day kindergarten. Bus service is provided to St. Joseph by Hamilton, Fairfield, Talawanda, Lakota, Edgewood, Ross and New Miami transportation services. Please stop by the school to see what St. Joseph has to offer your child. For more information, call the school office [(513)863-8758], or visit the school’s website:  


"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.  



 If you are interested in purchasing a Veterans’ Memorial Brick, it’s not too late! Forms are available in the Gathering Space. This is a great way honor a special person….any military or non-military; a friend; a family member. 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

Queen of Peace Website
Minister Schedule - Christmas, 2017 thru March 25, 2018

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 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. 



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.


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA will continue each Sunday,  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]. ​

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).

RIGHT TO LIFE EVENT - Jan 22, 2018

RIGHT TO LIFE: You are invited to attend the Annual “Prayer March for Life”, this Monday, January 22, 2018, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., regardless of the weather. This peaceful prayer vigil marks the date of this nation’s 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which unfortunately, legalized abortion. Please join us January 22 at the old Butler County Courthouse (High & Court Streets in downtown Hamilton). Call Deacon Mike Mignery [867- 1832] for further information.  

ROMEO's Lunch - Jan 25, 2017

ROMEOS: The men will meet for lunch this Thursday, January 25, at 11:30 at the Country Barrel. Order at noon! 

Serve City, Hamilton - Jan 25, 2018

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Ave, Hamilton, Ohio.  

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For January, we will be serving dinner on January 25, 2018.  If you can help in any way, with the dinner, desserts or drinks, please contact Sian Stow at 738-4180.  Thanks.

Forest Ranger News - January, 2018


- Aluminum Can Drive – Next weekend, January 27- 28. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door.

- 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.  

Men's Society Fish Fray - Feb 16, 23 Mar 2, 9, 2018

ADVANCE PLANNING!!! Men’s Society Fish Fry dates for 2018 have been set!

Please note on your 2018 calendar the following dates: February 16 & 23, and March 2 & 9, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The Forest Ranger Fish Fry & Grocery Bingo is set for March 16, 2018. 

Catholic Men's Conf - Feb 24, 2018


E6 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE: Saturday, February 24, 2018; 8:00-3:00 p.m. at East Central High School, Sunman, IN; Adoration, Holy Mass, Confessions; Registration On-Line; please call Denny Baker [202-1162] for information. ​