May 2020  
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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!

Updates regarding St.Al's (most recent update is first)!  

Also review information in the Announcements!


Several people have reported receiving texts recently from someone using Fr. Jim's name asking for gift cards.  Please DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT CARDS for whatever reason was given.  IT IS A SCAM!!  Contact the parish office immediately!!!  738-1014

May 20, 2020

Episode 9 - Let's Talk with Fr. Jim - today from Queen of Peace Church

Let's Talk with Fr. Jim

Comments/Suggestions for Father Jim

Spiritual Communion 

For those who are unable to receive Holy Communion, you can make this prayer of Spiritual Communion a source of grace in the midst of difficulty:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

May 15, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Good news! We will be resuming public Mass beginning Memorial Day, Monday May 25. We will be able to gather together sharing in the Eucharist. I know that we have all been eager for this to happen. Still, this does not mean that everything is back to normal. Most parish meetings and events are still cancelled and may be for some time. We will have to wait and see. The Mass itself will be celebrated with restrictions in terms of the number that can attend, in terms of seating arrangements and in terms of the pattern by which we are able to come forward to receive communion. The Good news remains! We will be able to celebrate public Mass. There are many details to work out, but we will be able to share the Eucharist. Please be aware that there will be changes, but this is the Mass schedule with which we will begin:

Monday 8:00 am, Queen of Peace

Tuesday 7:00pm St. Aloysius

Wednesday 9:30 am St. Aloysius

Thursday 7:00 pm Queen of Peace

Friday 8:00 am Queen of Peace

Friday 9:30 am St. Aloysius

Saturday 3:30 pm Queen of Peace

Saturday 5:00 pm St. Aloysius

Sunday 9:30 am St. Aloysius

Sunday 11:00 am Queen of Peace

Note that the Thursday Mass is being moved to the evening.

Note that there will not be an 8 am Sunday Mass at either parish.

We decided to move the Thursday Mass to the evening in hopes of better accommodating those who work during the day. The cancellation of the 8 am Sunday Masses will enable us to keep the churches sanitized for every Mass.

The Archdiocese is extending the dispensation concerning Sunday Mass obligation. This means that you are not required to attend Mass during this time. We do want you to be safe. Those who are more vulnerable or anxious should feel free to stay at home. The Mass does remain available on EWTN and streamed from the archdiocese. In addition, the Archdiocese has asked us to consider weekday Masses equivalent to Sunday. You can attend Mass and receive communion on any day of the week.

When you attend Mass, you will find that pews are color coded so that the same pew will not be reused before it can be cleaned. It is recommended, but not required, that you wear a face mask or other facial covering. We will not be able to distribute the cup. The host will be distributed in the hand only. Baskets for offerings will be at the church doors. Social distancing very much remains required.

I know this is a lot, and there will be more details to follow.

Still, I am so happy to know that we will be able to celebrate the Mass together. Thanks be to God.

Please continue to pray for an end to this epidemic; and end to this crisis. Please continue to pray for each other. I miss you so much. Have patience and trust in God.

Mary, Queen of Peace, Pray for us.

St. Aloysius, Pray for us.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jim

 Fr Jim's 5/4/2020 Letter    

St. Aloysius Summer PREP Program


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are cancelling the onsite session for June. Instead, we will distribute the books and Bibles so that families can work at home. All families should register their students in order for us to have materials ready for pickup. Families who have already registered for this summer do not need to register again. Information for working at home will be included in each book pack for grades 1-5, and will be in the packet for grades 6-8. Please contact Ann Shackleford with any questions. 

PREP 2020

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! 


HELP UGANDAN MOMS AND BABIES: The Outreach Ministry invites you to participate in their Lenten fundraiser for the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu. Funds donated will be used by the sisters to purchase “Mama Kits”. These kits are distributed in their health clinic and include basic healthcare items for a new mother and baby. Mothers are encouraged to return for antenatal visits with the promise of a second kit at their return visit. The sisters distribute about 200 of these each month and the cost for each kit averages $23 USD. 100% of all donations collected to purchase Mama Kits will go directly to the Comboni Missions and will be spent specifically for that purpose. If we match the $9,500 raised last year for water filters, 425 Mama Kits could be purchased this year! Envelopes can be found in the gathering space and at the side entrances of church. Please return envelopes in the collection basket. We will be collecting until the first Sunday after Easter.


 Building in Cemetery for dirt storage

 Continuing to look into Building Expansion 

The Building Expansion Committee has been working hard this past year on the church’s expansion based on input from the parish (results from last parish survey). They will have the preliminary drawings in the display case located in the gathering space. They are currently in the process of getting detailed drawings from an architect so an accurate estimate of cost can be determined.  

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]. 


A few reminders for SJCS Families:

The SJCS 2019-2020 Yearbook is now on sale. All orders will be online. Here is the online ordering website: with the yearbook ID code 5070720. The deadline to order is June 29, 2020.

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].

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 

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


"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

    Hours may be limited

    June thru August:
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 2:00pm


St Al's Weekend Masses

Saturday, 5:00p.m.

Sunday, 9:30a.m.


Minister Sch-2nd Qtr - Apr-May-June 2020

Queen of Peace Website

Attend Mass from Home OPTIONS

Live Streaming Mass from St. Peters in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati

Live Streaming Mass 

Live Stream Mass Monday thru Saturday in English at 8:00 AM and on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

Holy Rosary


Rosary with Dea. Mike

Holy Rosary with Deacon Mike


THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: If you are interested in having your child baptized, please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808]. 


THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Confessions will be heard each Wednesday morning following the 9:30 a.m. Mass or by appointment.  We no longer have confessions on Tuesday evenings.


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. 


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 - Will Resume after May 29

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. 

Next BLOOD DRIVE - June 15, 2020 at QP

The next Community Blood Bank, Blood Drive is scheduled for June 15 at Queen of Peace.  Please consider making an appointment for this drive at Sponsor Code 269.    Check back to this website for updates!

Ladies Society Bus Trip - RESCHEDULED for OCT 15-17,2020

This trip has now been rescheduled for October 15-17!!!!!

ATTENTION LADIES: The Ladies’ Society is planning a bus trip with St. Jude Tours to Shipshewana (in Northern Indiana near Ft. Wayne), Oct 15-17, 2020. Informational brochures are available in the Gathering Space. Husbands are also invited! Grab a roommate and come along!! Questions…call Joyce Kist [738-1368]. 

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