January 2020  
Shandon, Ohio


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Reminder about the SCAM ALERT!!

If anyone receives an email or a text message using Fr. Jim's name asking you to purchase gift cards, you should report this to the church office IMMEDIATELY!!!   PLEASE CALL 738-1014

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT CARDS! __________________________________________________________________

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! 



 Building in Cemetery for dirt storage

 Continuing to look into Building Expansion 


Travelling and would like to find a Catholic Church for Sunday Masses where ever you may be!



Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider; training will be provided. 

Call the parish office [738-1014]. 



Save the Date: St. Joseph Consolidated School Enrollment Open House is NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The school is located at 925 S. Second Street; Hamilton, OH, 45011. Visiting families are treated to a school tour by parent volunteers. Our school cafeteria welcomes visitors with special treats. Call the school @ 513-863-8758 or visit our website:

Lotto Tickets:  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].

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.


The Badin Connection

Are you interested in joining the Badin High School family of students?  Students have a great high school experience and are well-prepared for college and the adventure of life beyond high school.  To set up a Shadow Day, contact the Admissions Office at 869-4490, or by e-mail at 

Placement Test scores, acedemic scholarship offers and financial aid awards will be mailed to prospective students on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020.  Registration Night for the Class of 2024 is Thursday, Jan 30, 2020.  #RamPride!

Have a nomination for the Badin Hall of Honor, the Athletic Hall of Fame, or are you interested in hosting an International student?  Contact the Advancement Office for more details...or check the Badin Website.  And don't forget to follow Badin High School on Facebook and Twitter!

Badin High is excited about the new Student Development Center, the $2 million facility that will connect Badin's main building with the Pfirman Family Activity Center and provide extensive new opportunities for our students.  It is scheduled to open in March of 2020.  Funding opportunortunities are still available.  Contact Mr. Chuck McKinney at Badin, (513) 863-3993, or

For Planning purposes Save the Dates:

The Badin Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner is set for Saturday, May 2, 2020.

The Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, May 29, 2020.


View Badin's Newsletter:


"FORMED" Program

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 rack outside the parish office door. This is a great way to honor a special person….any military or non-military; a friend; a family member.

 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 - 1st Qtr Jan, Feb, Mar 2020
Queen of Peace Website

The Worship Commission Prayer of the Month project is continuing. Look for the January prayers in the Pews starting New Year's Eve.   Pray these prayers at your convenience!  Feel free to take the prayers home or just leave it at the end of the pew.  We will replenish when necessary and change each month.  


DO YOU HAVE A HEARING AID? St. Al’s has 4 Audio Loops, each surrounding a set of pews. Hearing aids equipped with T-Coils turned on hear audio broadcast directly to the hearing aid when inside a loop. This improves audio quality since it takes advantage of the settings in the hearing aid and greatly enhances word recognition. Remember to turn off your cell phone and turn on the T-coil on your hearing aid when you come to Mass!!  


HELPING HANDS: If you need temporary assistance in the form of meals or rides to doctors, therapy, etc., call Kitty Bosse [317-7215]. We are here to help when help is needed. 

Anyone who would like to help with this ministry should contact Kitty.  Requests for help are coming in and a few extra volunteers are needed and would be appreciated! Thanks!



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].  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. 

Catholic In Recovery - Every Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison.

CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY:  Catholic in Recovery is a non-profit organization that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments (over-eating, gambling, internet, alcoholism, drugs, overworking, etc.)  Under the same banner of Catholics in Recovery, we have a Family and Friends Support Group for people who are coping with family or friends who have addiction problems.  Meetings are held at St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, every Monday from 7-8:15 pm.  For more info, contact:  Irvin Bischoff 812-209-8340, or Jill Bischoff 812-571-3070. 

First Communion Classes in Hall - Jan 19 thru April 19, 2020

ATTENTION PLEASE: Each Sunday morning from now until April 19 (except Easter Sunday), there will be a class in the hall for those students making their First Communion on April 25-26. The walls in the hall are set up for the classroom. Please do not take the walls down during this period. If there is an event where the walls must be down, please call the parish office before attempting to do this. [738-1014]. 

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Jan 25-26, 2020

FOREST RANGER NEWS: Aluminum Can Drive – Next weekend, January 25-26. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door.

Surviving Divorce - Jan 30, 2019

Surviving Divorce: Helping You Find Peace, Power and Passion After Your Divorce

Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing.

To learn more about the program please visit the website:

For more information please contact the Parish Office, 513-777-4322 or Email:

Next session starts Thursday, January 30, 2020

K of C Chili Dinner Fund Raiser - Feb 1, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!! Saturday, February 1, 2020, is the date for our annual K of C Chili Dinner Fund Raiser! Time: 6:00. Following the 5:00 Mass. Includes drinks & desserts! 


Baptismal Class - Feb 3, 2020

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, February 3, 2020, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808] or email to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth.


Catholic Men's Conference - Feb 22, 2020

E6 Catholic Men's Conference

The tri-state’s largest Catholic Men’s Conference of 2020 is open for registration, featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Donald Calloway and Doug Barry! Please join us for the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be taking place on Saturday, February 22nd 2020, at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center in St. Leon, IN (only 35-50 minutes northwest of Kentucky). Last year, over 1200 men attended the conference and this year we expect to fill every seat in the building. We cordially invite every man to attend this 5th annual event. Please join us for inspiring talks, confession (available all day), celebration of the Holy Mass and fraternity with fellow men of Christ. We pride ourselves on presenting a quality, substance-driven, inspirational and faith-filled event that will change men’s lives and help equip them to be the men Christ calls them to be. Do not miss this! Tickets are on sale now at

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FAITH ON A JOURNEY - Apr 2-7, 2020


Take your FAITH ON A JOURNEY, to Our Lady of Guadalupe on this 6-day experience. April 2nd, 2020 – April 7th, 2020. Your included destinations while on this Journey: Shrine of Guadalupe · Mexico City ·San Juan Teotihuacan · Puebla

Plus, Mass and Spiritual activities will be offered throughout your journey. Land prices begin at $1733 per person, based on double occupancy. Deposits of only $400 per person will reserve your space. Space is VERY LIMITED. For further info or to register, contact Brian or Eileen at 860-399-1785