July 2020  
This Week's Events


Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
Bible Study
7:30 PM


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shandon, Ohio


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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 as recently as  in the month of May 2020 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!!!  

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.

June 24, 2020

Let's Talk with Father Jim

Let's Talk w/Fr Jim

June 10, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

We have now been open for public liturgy for just over two weeks. Thanks be to God! It has been wonderful to be with you sharing the Eucharist. For those still remaining at home, we pray with you. I want to share some observations from the experience of these two weeks. First, attendance is increasing, both on weekends and weekdays. Wonderful! We have made many changes in our procedures. There have been glitches. We are still learning, but trying to do our best to keep everyone safe. I have noticed a decrease in the use of masks, especially on the weekends. I want to point out that, although masks are not required, they are still encouraged. Our Sunday attendance is near our social distancing capacity. You may want to consider Saturday or a weekday, especially a weekday if you would prefer being part of a smaller congregation. We are looking ahead to restoring the Sunday 8 am Masses. I am not sure how soon that will be, but we are working on the details. For now, the schedule remains:

Monday 8 am, Queen of Peace

Tuesday 7 pm St. Aloysius

Wednesday 930 am St. Aloysius

Thursday 7 pm Queen of Peace

Friday 8 am Queen of Peace

Friday 930 am St. Aloysius

Saturday 330 pm Queen of Peace

Saturday 5 pm St. Aloysius

Sunday 930 am St. Aloysius

Sunday 11 am Queen of Peace

I also want to bring to your attention parish leadership nominations. Most years we take time at Sunday Mass to nominate fellow parishioners for the parish councils and other leadership committees. This usually happens in April. Of course, this didn’t happen this year. I invite you to make nominations now and through the end of June. Simply place the nominee’s name in the collection basket as you enter church. The nominees will be called to confirm their interest and then a random drawing will be held to determine who will fill open positions.

Thank you all for your patience and commitment during this time.   You are all in my prayers.

Mary, Queen of Peace, Pray for us.

St. Aloysius, Pray for us.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jim

Fr Jim's Letter of May 15

St. Aloysius Summer PREP Program

REMINDER: If you haven’t yet picked up your PREP materials, you may do so any weekday, from 8:30-2:00 p.m. Come to the Parish Office. 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. 

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! 


Chad & Melissa Hunter

Kevin & Trisha Carle


OUTREACH COMMITTEE “MAMA KITS” UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of St. Aloysius Parish, $8,388.00 has been collected to date to purchase “MaMa Kits” for the Gulu Health Center in Uganda. This represents 366 kits!! Obviously, the Covid-19 virus pandemic disrupted the fund drive along with the rest of our lives. Should anyone have not had the opportunity to submit their donation, please do it now as we need to get the money to the missions. However, should anyone have made a donation who is experiencing personal hardship due to the pandemic and need their donation refunded, please contact the parish office. It is our intent to transmit the donation the week of June 21. 

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]. 


SUMMER OFFICE SCHEDULE: The summer schedule for the school office will be limited, but messages will be checked if you have questions or concerns and need to contact the office. You can also email Mrs. Stenger at or Mr. Hicks If you have a change in address or phone number over the summer, please let St. Joe’s know to help keep their records current. Be sure to check the school web site weekly for updates and information at 

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-3rd Qtr. - July-Aug-Sept 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 - call Church office

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. 

CAREGIVER GROUP - July 9, 2020

CAREGIVER GROUP: Caregiver support is more critical than ever during these difficult times. We all need help combating isolation, managing emotions, and dealing with loss. Our Caregiver Group at St. Aloysius will meet outdoors in the Pavilion this coming Thursday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m. Please wear a mask out of respect for the group members and volunteers who are caring for vulnerable loved ones. RSVP is requested so participants can be notified of any changes due to weather or other circumstances. Please call Angie Homoelle [513-672-3834] for more information or to RSVP.


ARE YOU CELEBRATING A SIGNIFICANT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN 2020?! Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2020, will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass later this year. Please call the parish office [738-1014]. PLEASE NOTE: The Golden Anniversary Mass, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, at St. Peter in Chain’s Cathedral, Cincinnati, has been cancelled this year. 

Serve City - July 23, 2020

Serve City:  Our next date to serve dinner is Thursday, July 23, 2020.  Please contact  Terrie Meyer (513-738-5552 or 513-484-5830) if you are able to provide food and/or help serve for this very worthy cause.  

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler Country's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Avenue, Hamilton Ohio.  Since 2002, Serve City Dinner has been provided each night by a separate church, organization or individual.  The shelter houses up to 40 men and 12 women.  In the Summer of 2016, St. Al's started helping Queen of Peace each month.  In January 2017, St. Al's was designated the Fourth Thursday of every month.    



SVDP PACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION: St. Vincent DePaul is collecting MEDIUM-SIZE backpacks, socks and underwear children’s size 7 for the less fortunate students in our area. Bins will be in the Gathering Space until Sunday, August 2, for your donations. 


NEXT BLOOD DRIVE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! You may register to donate at or sign up in the Gathering Space. Every donor makes a difference! PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME: 12:30 – 6:30 P.M. 


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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