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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!


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 

YEAR of St. Joseph

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde ("With a Father's Heart"), Pope Francis has proclaimed a special "Year of St. Joseph," which began on December 8th and extends until the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2021.  Parishes are encouraged to celebrate well the existing feasts of St. Joseph (March19) and St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), perhaps with special Masses outside the typical schedule, even including a blessing of Fathers.  An image of St. Joseph (icon or statue) could find a special place in the narthex or other part of the church, or an existing image could be adorned in a special way.  Finally, the Apostolic Penitentiary has issued a decree granting special indulgences available during this jubliee year. 

Receive Plenary Indulgence During the Year of St. Joseph

Archbishop Schnurr has designated the following parishes to serve as temporary shrines during the Year of St. Joseph:  St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Joseph, Dayton; and St. Joseph, Wapakoneta.  A pious visit to one of these churches during this holy year is an occasion for receiving a plenary indulgence for those who recite and Our Father and the Creed, along with fulfillment of the other requirements for obtaining and indulgence (prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, sacramental confession, and reception of Holy Communion).  Please visit the parishes' websites to see church visiting hours:  www.stjosephnorthbend.com; www.stjosephdayton.org; www.petersburgparishes.org (Wapkoneta).  


The Ultimate Guide to Lent

The 2021 edition is a free, beautiful, helpful and easy-to-access resource provided by The Catholic Telegraph to help you enter into the season of Lent in a whole new way. The guide will meet you wherever you are in your faith journey, with articles ranging from meat-free recipes to how to embrace the power of silence in your prayer life. Visit thecatholictelegraph.com/lent-guide to get your free copy.


40 Days to Grace and Glory

This Lent, we invite you to journey with Dr. Tim Gray by signing up for Daily Lenten Reflections. Each day you will receive in your inbox a short video which features Dr. Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your life. Available for free on FORMED: formed.org/lent


St. Al's MEN'S SOCIETY WEEKLY FISH FRY'S

Weekly fish fry’s will be every Friday in March (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th).

DINNERS are CARRYOUT Only.

Carry outs are available from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

There is a limited menu this year, with no substitutions and no drinks or desserts.

Face Mask and Social Distancing will be required when you pick up your order!

Fried Fish Dinner - $10.00 (fish sandwich, fries, green beans, mac ‘n cheese, & coleslaw)

Baked Fish Dinner - $10.00 (baked cod, baked potato, green beans, mac “n cheese, & coleslaw)

Fried Fish Sandwich - $5.00

Kids Meal - $5.00 (grilled cheese, mac ‘n cheese, & fries)

Again NO desserts or beverages will be available.

See our info on our website at http://bit.ly/StAlsFishFrys or call 513-260-0689 if you have questions.


Community Blood Drive

 Monday, March 1, 2021

 2:30-6:30pm

 Queen of Peace Cafeteria

Queen of Peace and St. Aloysius Community Blood Drive

Appointments Required - NO WALK INS

The next community blood drive is scheduled for March 1 at Queen of Peace from 2:30pm – 6:30pm.

Register to donate at www.donortime.com Sponsor Code: #269.

Contact Laura Herold, (513)417-7805 with questions or if you need help registering.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Formation Spring 2021

From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Office of Divine Worship and Sacraments, please encourage your parishioners who serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion or those who like to become EMHC's to join us for virtual formation this spring.  

These free sessions will be offered online, in English and in Spanish, including some focusing on ministry to the sick, homebound, and hospitalized.  

March 9, 7:30p-9p (English)     March 25, 1:30p-3p (English)

April 9, 7:30p-9p (Spanish)

April 15, 1:30p-3p (English, focus on sick/homebound/hospitalized)

April 16, 7:30p-9p (Spanish, focus on sick/homebound/hospitalized)

April 19, 7:30p-9p (English)   April 29, 1:30p-3p (English)

For more information and/or to register, please contact Terrie Meyer 513-484-5830.  


St. Aloysius COVID Connect

COVID Connect Update: The “COVID Connect” initiative hasn’t left the starting blocks yet because COVID connected with my family and still hasn’t let go of us completely. Thus, I’m asking for some help. The basic premise is to make sure that members of the parish family struggling with pandemicrelated issues don’t fall through the cracks and know the St. Al family cares. If you are engaged with one of the commissions, societies, etc., please interact with others affiliated with your group to assure all is well. All in the parish, regardless of personal level of parish engagement, have their own circle of contacts. Make a list of folks you haven’t spoken to in a while and call them. See how they are doing. If there are needs the parish could assist with, contact St. Vincent de Paul or the parish office to get a recommendation. The current hardships provide an opportunity for us to grow tighter as a parish family. Now is the time to really be attentive to identifying any special needs. Let’s make sure no one is suffering in isolation!

Thanks for your help! ---Jim Bischoff Sr. 

 


SCAM ALERT

A new round of emails were received recently, supposed to be from Fr Jim.  Of course it's the SCAM ARTIST at work again.  Please DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT CARDS for whatever reason 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.


PRAYER CHAIN GROUP

St. Aloysius Prayer Chain Group started in January, 1995. The Prayer Chain is a network of several telephone chains that pass prayer requests from person to person. Each member prays for those requests in his/her own way and time. Members on the Prayer Chain can expect to receive requests 4-5 times a week. Requests do not go out over the weekend unless there is an emergency. The Prayer Chain is comforting for people with illness, injuries from accidents, or other problems. Just a brief description along with a first name will do. If your request is personal, it can be called a “Special Intention”. If you or someone you know has a need, members of the St. Aloysius Prayer Chain would like to pray for you. Anyone willing to pray for the special needs of people in our parish is welcome to join this ministry. To submit your requests or to become a member, please call Joyce Kist [738-1368].


 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


Radiate Christ!

Next summer we will celebrate the two centuries of faith since our archdiocese was established on June 19, 1821. In anticipation of the bicentennial, Archbishop Schnurr has written a pastoral letter, entitled “Radiate Christ,” encouraging each of us to discipleship and to “rediscover the joy of knowing Christ deeply and following Him, thereby becoming a witness to the world.” I urge all of us to prayerfully read this letter and engage with its contents, reflecting upon our relationship with the Lord and considering how we can individually and collectively Radiate Christ to all whom we encounter. “Radiate Christ” can be found at www.thecatholictelegraph.com/radiate-christ. It is also in the June edition of The Catholic Telegraph magazine, of which it is the middle eight pages.


COUNCIL'S CORNER

Since COVID, we have learned that our database needs to be updated.  Please email Nancy at npadgett_staloysius@fuse.net or call her in the Parish Office {738-1014} to update the best way to contact you (email, phone).  This information is confidential and for office records only.  Thank you.

 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.  


CEMETERY SPRING CLEAN-UP

FIRST WEEK IN MARCH: All holiday flowers, decorations and memorabilia will be removed in our cemetery to prepare for spring. IF YOU HAVE ITEMS TO PICK UP, PLEASE VISIT THE CEMETERY TO PICK THEM UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND AS SOON AS THE SNOW MELTS!! 


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

https://catholicmasstime.org/church-near-me/


 

Additional MINISTERS ARE NEEDED!

Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider; training will be provided. 

Call the parish office [738-1014]. 


ST. JOE’S CORNER

2nd Grade Book Sale – The annual used book sale is this Friday, March 5. St. Joe’s is in need of donations. Please send any of the following gently used items to the school office: DVD’s, computer software, books and videos. Thanks!

Reminder – St. Joseph Consolidated School will have a virtual learning day on FRIDAY, MARCH 12. No in-person classes that day. 

St. Joseph Consolidated School is now scheduling inperson tours on Wednesdays in February from 2:30- 5:30 p.m. for a one-hour tour. Please email or call the school office [863-8758] to schedule an appointment with the staff. Come and see what St. Joseph can offer your family! 

A couple of reminders to parents with the winter season:  

- Outdoor Recess: Students will be outside for recess unless it is raining/snowing or if the temp or wind chill is below 32 degrees. Please be sure students have appropriate outerwear for recess.

- Some students have been arriving at school very close to the 7:30 a.m. start time; students should be at school at 7:25 a.m., as the day’s assignments begin at 7:30 a.m. 

REMINDERS FOR STUDENT ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL EACH DAY:

  • Parents must remain in vehicles when dropping off students at school in the morning. Students must follow these procedures to keep safe and healthy. 
  • Enter building single file and go directly to classroom.
  • Always keep to the right in the halls and on stairs.
  • No passing. Stay 6 feet apart.
  • Use hand sanitizer – located in each classroom.
  • Do not go to lockers and hooks. Teachers will coordinate! Students cannot linger in the hall! 

VISITOR PROTOCOL AT ST. JOSEPH COSOLIDATED SCHOOL:

  • Visitor protocols will be followed. For safety purposes, all visitors are discouraged at this time.
  • If you must enter the building, here is the protocol:  
  • Parents must make an appointment if they need to come into the office or meet with a teacher.  
  • If visitors enter, they MUST have a mask, have their temperature taken, and answer health assessment questions.  
  • If parents are dropping off lunches, tuition, books, homework, they should call ahead and an office staff member will meet at the door to keep entry limited.  
  • If you have business with the school office in the afternoon that requires entering the building, it must be taken care of after student dismissal (2:40 p.m.), by appointment.

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

2020-21 School Year Updates


"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.  


VETERANS’ 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.

 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

Announcements

St. Al's Weekday Masses

Tuesday Evening 7:00 pm 

Wednesday Morning 9:30 am 

Friday Morning 9:30 am

St Al's Weekend Masses

Saturday, 5:00p.m.

Sunday, 8:00a.m. & 9:30a.m.

REMINDER: WEAR A MASK TO COMMUNION!

A REMINDER: Please wear your mask when you are going up to receive Holy Communion. After receiving the Host, step away before lifting your mask to consume it. 

 

Bulletins

Minister Sch - 1st QTR 2021 - Jan Feb Mar

Archdiocese of Cincinnati website

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

3/30/2020

Rosary with Dea. Mike

Holy Rosary with Deacon Mike

BAPTISMS

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

CONFESSIONS

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Confessions will be heard each Wednesday morning following the 9:30 a.m. Mass or by appointment. 

LOW GLUTEN HOST

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?

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!

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. 

INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM

INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM?  No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Or you might want an update on your faith. Please call the Parish Office [738-1014].

 

PARENTS OF 2ND GRADE STUDENTS!!!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2ND GRADE STUDENTS: Classes will begin in January for 2nd grade students who will be making their First Communion this spring. Parents are asked to contact Ann Shackleford by email at: stalsprep@gmail.com or by phone [288-9379].

 

PREP NEWS: Registration is NOW OPEN!

PREP NEWS: Registration for Prep Classes for grades 1-8 is now open. The link to online registration is on the St. Al’s website under “Faith Formation”.

 

Community Blood Drive - Mar 1, 2021

The next Blood Drive will take place on March 1, 2021 at Queen of Peace in their Cafeteria.

Men's Society Lenten Fish Frys - Mar 5,12,19,26, 2021

Men's Society Lenten Fish Frys are scheduled for March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021.  They will be CARRY OUT ONLY!   See the Welcome page on this website for more information!!!

Ladies Society Meeting - Mar 9, 2021

Due to social distancing the March 9th Ladies Society meeting will be held in the church hall at 7:30.  Please bring a gift worth $10 for stealing bingo.

CAREGIVER GROUP - March 11, 2021

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Caregiver Group will resume regular meetings beginning Thursday, March 11, from 12:30-2:00 in the Cry Room.

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