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Attention Ministers - Christmas

Please use the link below to sign up for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.

Christmas Ministers

Attention Ministers - Jan-Mar 2024 Sign Up

The new minister schedule will be prepared soon. Please use the link below to indicate your availability for January - March 2024.

2024 Q1 Sign Up

Retirement Fund for the Religious 

You can help. “Religious are blessed to serve,” says Dominican Father Bertrand Ebben, age 90. Please donate to the Retirement Fund for Religious next week, December 9-10., 2023. Your gift will provide essential care for nearly 25,000 senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests who have dedicated their lives to serving others. Let us show our gratitude to these selfless individuals by giving generously. Retiredreligious.org

Pictorial Directory

Exciting News!!!  Our new St. Stephen Family of Parishes will be creating a combined pictorial directory.  St. Aloysius will be holding their photo sessions on January 11, 12, & 13. You can schedule online Monday through Friday or in the back of church Saturdays and Sundays beginning in December. Spots will fill up soon so don’t hesitate.

To schedule online:
• Go to www.ucdir.com & click on Photography Appointment Scheduling Login
• Enter church code: oh2726b & password: photos and then click Enter
• Click on the desired photography date (one of the January dates above)
• Click on the reserved time button beside the date and time
• Enter all information for required fields
• Click on the SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT button of the screen to reserve your session in your family’s name


“Mass Moments” Advent Wreath

An Advent wreath symbolizes our longing for the coming of Christ. The wreath is a circle of evergreen branches into  which are set four candles. Traditionally three candles are violet and one is rose, but four violet or four white candles may also be used.

The wreath symbolizes many things.  Evergreens signify God’s enduring promise of redemption, evident like green  branches in the midst of snow.  The circle signifies our hope for the return of Christ, whose Kingdom will have no end. The colors of the candles match the traditional colors of the vesture for the four Sundays of Advent. Violet garments signify our penitent hope for salvation. The rose color, which may be worn on Advent’s Third Sunday, signals that the season is nearly over—joy is at hand!

The wreath’s most luminous symbol is its growing light. One candle is lit on the First Sunday of Advent, two on the Second, three on the Third and all four on the Fourth. In the northern hemisphere, Advent comes at a time when the days decrease to their shortest length. As the hours of darkness increase, we light more candles on the wreath. The wreath, which symbolizes the coming of Christ, grows in intensity as the anniversary of Jesus’ birth draws near.

The Advent wreath may be used at home or at church. It should be blessed on the First Sunday of Advent after the homily at one Mass, at evening prayer Saturday night, or during a prayer service including biblical readings and Advent songs.
At home, a family member can bless the wreath. It may be lit during the evening meal, to remind everyone of the true meaning of this holy season. 

Advent Wreath Week 1 Prayer: O God, who ask us to be watchful and alert because we do not know when you will come, let this candle give us light and help us stay awake. At those times when you ask us to act, give us strength to respond at once. Through Christ our Lord.

Excerpted from:  Bulletin Inserts for the Liturgical Life of the Parish: The Mass © 2020 Archdiocese of Chicago:  Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Written by Paul Turner.

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SCAM Alert

ATTENTION PLEASE: Please disregard any emails from Fr. Walling that are not coming from rwalling@qphamilton.org. There are messages circulating about needing special prayers, money, etc. These are scams! Fr. Walling will NEVER email you asking you for money or gift cards.  The latest scam has somehow managed to pop into existing email conversation threads. The parish office does not need to be notified if you have received them. However, if you have fallen victim to these scams please file a report at Report a Scam | Ohio.gov | Official Website of the State of Ohio and with your local police department.  Unfortunately ministers, school principals, etc. are common targets for these scams because these are organizations that people like to make donations to.


Our Family of Parish Priests enjoy a home-cooked meal together each week at Queen of Peace. Meals are delivered to the parish office or outside the residence every Tuesday and Wednesday. Typically, meals should feed 4-5 adults. They enjoy all meats, starches, salads, breads and desserts. If you would be interested in being put on the rotation or have further questions, please call the Queen of Peace Parish Office 513-863-4344


The Mission Outreach Committee met in August 2023 and has targeted the following as priorities for this fiscal year. We will continue our twinning relationship with the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu in Uganda as well as our supportive relationship with H.O.P.E.-Full Pastures, a local therapeutic intervention opportunity for abused and neglected children. Also, we continue to sponsor support for a mother and child annually through the Healthy Moms and Babes program. We donated funds to purchase materials for Serve City to remodel their gathering space for Hamilton homeless, and upon their completion of that project by volunteer contractors, will assess where we may additionally assist. In appreciation for Franciscan support in celebrating St. Al masses on occasion, we offered support for their clinic and food outreach programs in Jamaica and will again interact with them to see where support is most needed. The Food for the Poor program with which  Fr. Ray had been so deeply engaged had unfortunately suffered some mismanagement issues that have now been rectified. That is another area that will be evaluated for support. The reality is that we begin our fiscal year budget with about $7000 less than last year so our Lenten initiative will impact how broadly we can support our outreach objectives as we progress through the year. The St. Aloysius parish has always excelled in their generosity which has enabled us to help make a difference in the lives of some of the most needy. 

Committee members are:  Jim Bischoff, Sr.(513-896-6397), Ann Adams (513-646-1052), or Imelda Castaneda-Emenaker (513-403-9621).

Community Outreach

Many families with aging adults are unaware of the several available memory care options and programs in their area that can help them support a high quality of life. So we created free resources that highlights the best memory care facilities in Ohio.

Check out the Memory Care Guides here:

New Parishioner Registration

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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.


Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider helping; training will be provided. 

Call the parish office [513-738-1014]. 

St. Joe's Corner

St. Joe’s is trying to gather addresses of their graduates. There is a form on the school webpage, www.sjcshamilton.org that you can fill out with your information. Thanks!

If you are interested in purchasing a St. Joe's 365 Lotto Ticket, you can contact any St. Joe's student or the school office (513-863-8758), or use this link to purchase online:  SJCS Catholic Schools 365 Lotto Tickets.   The funds generated through the 365 Lotto Fundraiser for into the St. Joe's general fund and help cover general operating expenses which otherwise would have to be covered by large increases in tuition.  

Badin Connection

Badin 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 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.  

St. Aloysius Veteran's Memorial

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.

There are two more areas added to honor our POW/MIA Veterans, as well as our 6 th military branch, Space Force. Bricks are available. Questions, please call Bill (513)706-5475.

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 and Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age!