November 2019  
Shandon, Ohio


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  • Confirmation 2019
  • 2019 Easter Vigil, April 20 - Welcome to our Parish Family
  • St. Joseph Consolidated School First Communion April 28, 2019
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 4 5:00 PM Mass
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 5 9:30 AM Mass
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • 2019 Special Wedding Anniversary Couples - 25, 40, 50, 60 Years of Marriage
  • Fall Festival 2019


The recent SCAM which hit St. Al's has actually affected numerous parishes and churches throughout our country for the last several years.   

People who receive these email or text messages using Fr. Jim's name asking you to purchase gift cards, should report this to the church office IMMEDIATELY!!!   PLEASE CALL 738-1014

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THE 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! 



- Sidewalks and south stairs are being replaced.

- We are looking into expanding the gathering space.

- We are twinning with Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu.


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]. 



Come join us for Christmas in the Country, the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 30 and December 1, in St. Al's Church Hall!  More details to come!

Sponsered by St. Al's Ladies Society




Mark your calendar for the Annual Children’s Festival at St. Joe’s. Tuesday, November 26!! More info coming soon!!.  

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 

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for 8th graders is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23rd, at 8:30 am.  Ninth grade and financial aid applications for 2020-21 are due by Sunday, Dec. 1.  Information and forms are available on the Badin website, under Admissions.  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.


"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 4th Qtr - Oct, Nov, Dec 2019
Queen of Peace Website

The Worship Commission Prayer of the Month project is continuing. Look for the November prayer in the Pews the entire month of November.  Pray this prayer at your convenience; many times.  Feel free to take the prayer 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. 

RCIA Exploring Catholicism! Cry Room Sundays at 10:30 am

EXPLORING CATHOLICISM! There are weekly meetings on Sundays at 10:30 am for anyone interested in becoming Catholic, or for those who would like to learn more about your faith. Come to the Cry Room.  Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] if you have any questions. 


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. 

MEMORIAL BOOK - Nov 1 to Nov 30, 2019

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.  

ADULT Forester Meeting - Nov 22, 2019

ADULT FORESTER MEETING: The Adult Foresters will get together to eat and meet this Friday, November 22. Come at 7:00 to eat and then the meeting follows at 7:30!  

Aluminum Can Drive - Nov 23-24, 2019

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The November drive is NEXT Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24. Please leave your secured bags by the garage door! Proceeds benefit the Forest Rangers. 

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Next Activity: Nov 24, 2019

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Catalyst Youth Group:  Hope to see many Kids at these events!!!

Escape Room - Nov 24 - 1:00 PM - Family Escape, Sharonville

Christmas Party/Game Night - TBD - TBD - St. Al's Hall

Please find attached the permission form and the list of activities.  Fill out Permission form and initial each activity you are OK with your kids attending.   Send these forms to Ann.  Call Ann Shackleford with any questions.  


SVDP Annual Food Drive - Now Thru Nov 24, 2019

SVDP FOOD DRIVE: The annual food drive is taking place now THROUGH NOVEMBER 24. Bins will be available at the church doors to accept your nonperishable food items. Lists with suggested foods needed are on the table in the Gathering Space.  

Annual Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Prayer Service - Nov 27, 2019

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE will be held this Wednesday evening, November 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Ross United Methodist Church. Hope you are available to join us at this special annual event.

Thanksgiving Day Mass - Nov 28, 2018

We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day morning mass at 8:00 am at Queen of Peace and 9:30 am at St. Al's

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY - Nov 30, Dec 1, 2019

CHRISTMAS-IN-THE-COUNTRY: Help is needed to make soup Friday, November 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. Any time you can spare is appreciated. Please sign up in the Gathering Space. Help is also needed in the kitchen both Saturday Nov 30 (9-5) and Sunday Dec 1 (10-4).

We really need desserts for this event, taking place Thanksgiving weekend, 11/30 & Dec 1.. Please sign up in the Gathering Space. Your help is needed and appreciated! Proceeds allow the Ladies’ Society to do many good things for our parish. 

Ladies' & Men's Communion Breakfasts - Dec 8 & Dec 15, 2019

LADIES’ & MEN’S COMMUNION BREAKFASTS: Ladies, mark your calendar for Sunday, December 8, after the 9:30 Mass. SVDP auction too! The Men’s Communion Breakfast will take place the following Sunday, December 15, after 8:00 Mass. You may sign up in the Gathering Space. 

Feast of Immaculate Conception - Dec 9, 2019

Since the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8, going to Mass on Sunday, December 8 will fill the obligation for the Feast Day.  However, Father still would like to celebrate with no obligation on Monday Dec 9, 8:00 am at QP and 7:00 pm at St. Al's.

Forest Ranger St. Al's Children Christmas Party - Dec 13, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!! Attention Forest Rangers and St. Al’s children: Friday evening, December 13, 2019, is the date for the Christmas Party in our hall!! All the details are coming soon! 

SVDP GIVING TREE - Now until Dec 22, 2019

GIVING TREE: The Giving Tree is now on display until Sunday, December 22, with tags of needs and wants for the less fortunate in our community. You are encouraged to take a tag and purchase a gift for those in need. Please be sure to attach the tag to your gift, insuring that it gets to the person intended. 


Christmas Mass Schedule - Dec 24-25, 2019

Christmas Mass Schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Dec 24, Christmas Eve - 3:00 PM at Queen of Peace and St. Al's; 5:00 PM at Queen of Peace and 10:00 PM at St. Al's

Dec 25, Christmas Day - 8:00 AM at Queen of Peace and 10:00 AM at St. Al's


New Year's Mass Schedule - Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

New Year's Mass Schedule:

New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019 - 3:30 PM at Queen of Peace and 5:00 PM at St. Al's

New Year's Day - January 1, 2020 - 9:00 AM at Queen of Peace and 11:00 PM at St. Al's