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! 



SERVERS, LECTORS, EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS: Please consider! Training will be provided!

Please call the parish office [738-1014]. 



The Queen of Peace Men’s Group is planning to assist in the building of a church for a Glenmary Mission’s parish (St. Teresa of Kolkata) in Maynardsville, TN. This small mission parish has been holding Mass in a store front for a number of years. They are in need of assistance, both in skilled labor and contributions. The QP Men’s Group has asked the men of our parish to join them in this project. The work will be accomplished over the next few months. If you are able and interested in helping, please contact Ray Arlinghaus rdarlinghaus@aol.com. 




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. 

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 High School Placement Test is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at 8:30 AM. Cost is $30. The make-up date is November 26. 8th grade students can register to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Badin High School online at http://www.BadinHS.org/HSPT.html. If you cannot make the first test date please contact the Badin school office after registering for the test to sign up for the make-up test date.

Financial Aid for the 2019-20 school year and 9th grade applications are due 12/1/2018. To be eligible for academic scholarships, students must have applied to Badin (per Archdiocesan rules). Learn more - BadinHS.org under Admissions.

For test accommodations, please contact Bill Valerius - bvalerius@BadinHS.org. Questions? Please contact the Badin Admissions Office at 513.863.3993 x120.


"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 Al's Weekend Masses:

Saturday - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Minister Schedule - Oct thru Dec 2018


Queen of Peace Website


NEW PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY!!  You should have received a mailing with information regarding our new directory!  You may schedule a photo session online during the week or after Mass in the Gathering Space.  Please refer to the flyer you received with details for online registration.  Photos will be taken November 19-20 & December 10, 11, 12, 13.  If you have any questions, please call the parish office 738-1014.



MEMORIAL BOOK: Our Memorial Book is on display in the Gathering Space during the entire month of November, and we invite you to enter the names of loved ones who have died during this past year.  


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 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. 


ATTENTION PLEASE: 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. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM?  RCIA Sunday morning, after the 9:30 Mass in the Cry Room. Meetings will take place every other Sunday morning until the new year when meetings are every Sunday. No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315- 8014] or the Parish Office [738-1014]. 

Ecumenical Service - Nov 21, 2018

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE will be held this Wednesday evening, November 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Okeana Methodist Church. Hope you are available to join us at this special annual event. 



Thanksgiving Day Mass - Nov 22, 2018

Thanksigiving Day Mass will be celebrated this year - QP 8:00 AM and St. Al's 9:30 AM

Serve City, Hamilton - Nov 22, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For November, Dinner and Dessert has already been taken care of compliments from St. Al's Fall Festival Dinner.  The Stows will be delivering the meal on Thanksgiving Day!

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Nov 24, 25, 2018

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The November drive is NEXT Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door! Proceeds benefit the Forest Rangers.  

Christmas in the Country - Nov 24-25, 2018

Christmas in the Country Craft Fair

 November 24 - 25, 2018

 St. Aloysious Church, Shandon, Ohio

Christmas in the Country Crafts Fair at St. Aloysius in Shandon is on Nov. 24 from 10 AM until 5 PM and on Nov. 25 from 11 AM until 4 PM, featuring 26 booth of crafts and small antiques. Home-made soup, dessert, sandwich, snack, and drink choices will also be available. There is no admittance charge.

Ladies Breakfast - Dec 2, 2018

Ladies Breakfast 2018 - this year it will be on Sunday, Dec 2, after the 9:30 am Mass.

Confirmation Practice - Dec 4, 2018

Confirmation Practice will take place on Dec 4 after the 7:00 PM mass.  It is recommended that all Confirmands attend Mass before practice.  Thanks. 

CONFIRMATION - Dec 5, 2018

CONFIRMATION is scheduled at St. Al's for December 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  This will be for Parishioners from St. Al's and Queen of Peace.  PLEASE KEEP THESE CONFIRMANDS IN YOUR PRAYERS!!!  

Immaculate Conception - Dec 7-8, 2018

Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of obligation and will be celebrated on Friday, Dec 7, QP and St Al's at 7:00 PM and on Saturday morning on Dec 8, QP at 8:00 am and St Al's 9:30 AM.  

Men's Breakfast - Dec 9, 2018

Men's Breakfast 2018 - this year it will be on Sunday, Dec 9, after the 8:00 am Mass.


Men's Society Tunnel Tour - Dec 9, 2018

MEN’S SOCIETY TUNNEL TOUR: The St Al’s Men’s Society is sponsoring a tunnel tour of Cincinnati’s brewery district in OTR on Sunday December 9th at 2:30pm. We will leave the church parking lot after the men’s communion breakfast at 1:00 pm. The Ultimate Tunnel Tour is a one mile walking tour with stairs and is not wheel chair accessible. See the signup sheet for more details. We have purchased a limited number of tickets so if you are interested and want to join us sign up in the rear of church as soon as possible. The event is for the men of the parish only, sorry ladies. For questions call Charley Sunderhaus at 382-9835


LADIES’ SOCIETY NEWS: --- The Ladies’ Society is planning a field trip to Clifton Mitts Christmas Lights on Sunday, December 9. Meet at St. Al’s parking lot at 1:00 to carpool to White Oak Christian Church to meet the bus. The cost is $39/person. There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space along with more details on the trip. Payment for the trip is due by November 20 but reservations need to be made in advance. --- The Ladies’ Society needs quart jars for Christmas-in-the Country!!

Christmas Masses - Dec 24, 25, 2018

Christmas Masses for 2018 - will be celebrated at the following mass times:

Dec 24 - Monday, Christmas Eve - At St. Al's 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Dec 24 - Monday, Christmas Eve - At Queen of Peace 3:00 PM  and 5:00 PM

Dec 25 - Tuesday, Christmas Day - At St. Al's 10:00 AM

Dec 25 - Tuesday, Christmas Day At Queen of Peace  8:00 AM

New Year's Masses - Dec 31, 2018/Jan 1, 2019

New Year's Masses will be celebrated at the following Mass times:

Dec 31 - Monday , New Year's Eve - St. Al's 5:00 PM

Dec 31 - Monday, New Year's Eve - Queen of Peace 3:30 PM

Jan 1, 2019 - Tuesday, New Year's Day - St. Al's 11:00 AM

Jan 1, 2019 - Tuesday, New Year's Day - Queen of Peace 9:00 AM

   November 2018   
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