April 2021  
This Week's Events


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!!

Church Building Addition Information and Survey

As discussed prior to the pandemic, an addition to the church building has been proposed to provide extra space in the entrance of the church for weddings, funerals, and other large gatherings. The drawings of the proposed addition are available in the church Gathering Space, as well as here on the St. Aloysius website . The estimated cost of the addition ($650,000) will not cause a financial burden to the parish, and savings are adequate. St. Aloysius would like to survey parishioners' opinions before proceeding further. All registered parish families should receive a postcard during the week of April 10-17. Families may either enter their opinion on the postcard and return it to St. Aloysius or may complete it online using the link found on the Building Survey page. The intent of this survey is to gather parishioners’ opinions and comments. If you do not receive a postcard, the text is found above and on the Building Survey page.

Please note that the final decision on whether to proceed with the addition will be made by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Survey responses are due no later than April 30, 2021.

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 

New & Current Parishioners

 Interested in becoming a member of St. Aloysius Parish? Call the parish office or fill out the New Parishioner Registration Form.

If you need to update your family's information, please call the parish office. Thank you for helping us keep our records up-to-date.

YEAR of St. Joseph

Please visit the table with the plaque of St. Joseph and prayer cards sitting next to the Holy Family in Church.  Feel free to take prayer cards.  

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:;; (Wapkoneta).  


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.  

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

In the earlier announcement you were asked to assist in contacting people you know whether they belong to St. Al’s or not who may need help and/or someone to talk to as this pandemic drags on. We want people to know the St. Aloysius family cares. We don’t want people suffering in isolation! While interacting with them, below is some information you may wish to share and possibly take advantage of yourself.

Primary Health Solutions operating in this region has started a database of people of all ages so they can contact them if they have unused vaccines available. People sometimes don't show for their vaccines for various reasons. If the vaccine is not used within a specified amount of time, the vaccine gets destroyed. This database is used to contact people still seeking to get the vaccine but who have not been able to get an appointment or their age is still not technically eligible. They are giving to the age groups eligible first which now starts at 50, but they have given the vaccine to people who are a lot younger. Http:// is the website, and you can register for the vaccine online. While some people do not have internet access, Primary Health Solutions can also be reached at 513-454-1111. They have five locations available in the area.

Please make it a goal each week to contact someone you know who probably doesn’t get much outside contact. They will appreciate hearing from you more than you’ll ever know. It will make you feel good too. ---Jim Bischoff Sr.


If you receive an email that claims to be from Fr. Jim, asking for money or gift cards, please do not respond. Fr. Jim will never request money or gift cards.

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].

Radiate Christ!

This 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



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]. 

UPDATED 4-16-21  St. Joe's Corner

This year’s Jog ‘N Jam has been cancelled.

Wednesday, April 21, is Cancer Awareness Day.

Please send students to school with a water bottle every day!

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 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 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.


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. 



Minister Sch-2nd Qtr-AMJ

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


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. 


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. 


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].


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”.


Serve City - Apr 22, 2021

Serve City - we will again serve dinner at Serve City on April 22, 2021.  If you can help prepare some part of the dinner, please contact Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650).

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  St. Al's decided to partake in this very important program in the summer of 2016.  In January 2017, St. Al's designated day was assigned as the 4th Thursday of every month.  Many are needed to donate and prepare the meals and desserts.  Please contact Terrie Meyer (513-484-5830) or Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650) if interested in donating and/or helping.  

Blood Drive - April 26, 2020

BLOOD DRIVE: Monday, April 26; 2:30-6:30 p.m. Please sign up in the Gathering Space, or call 1-937-461-3220 to make an appointment. You can also scan the QR code on the blood drive flyer(on the table in the Gathering Space) and that will take you directly to the schedule to donate!

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