Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church


PREP Registration

Summer PREP Classes Grades 1-8

June 17-28, 8:30 a.m. - noon

On-Line Registration  Paper Registration 

Permission Form

**PLEASE NOTE - ONE PERMISSION FORM COVERS ALL PREP, SACRAMENT, AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT ST. ALOYSIUS FOR 2024.


C.L.O.W and PREP Help is Needed

C.L.O.W and PREP Help - We are in need of a fourth grade teacher and possibly a seventh grade teacher for our summer PREP program. The program runs from June 17-28, 8:30 a.m.—noon. 

We are also looking for a few people to help with Children’s Liturgy of the Word on the second and fourth Sundays of the month during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Ideally, we could create teams, with each team taking only one Sunday per month. 

If you are interested in either, please contact Ann Shackleford 513-738-1014 or stalsprep@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration.


Pictorial Directory Make-Up Date

An additional photo make-up date for our parish family will be hosted on February 29: 2-8 p.m. at St. Julie’s -  Fenmont. Register at ucdir.com & click on Photography Appointment Scheduling Login. Church code: oh2726E password: photos. Please include your church in the name field when registering so your family
appears on the proper page.


St. Al’s Fish Fry's

St. Aloysius will host 5 fish fries beginning Friday, March 1, 8 and 15.

We are located at 3350 Chapel Rd, Shandon, OH

Our fish fry’s are in the church hall which is handicap accessible.

We offer dine-in and carry out and are open from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Dinners available include fried fish and baked fish dinners ($12), cheese pizza and grilled cheese dinners ($6) as well as sides including baked potatoes, green beans and mac & cheese. We also offer an a la carte menu ($1 - $6 items).  A beverage is included with the dinner and desserts are available at a small additional cost.

Call 513-260-0689 or go online at http://bit.ly/stalsfishfrys2024 for additional menu details, pricing and directions to our fish fry’s.

                                                            


 

Youth—Looking Ahead

Our next youth event will be the night-time Easter Egg hunt on March 22nd at 6:30 pm in the church hall.

We’ll supply the pizza, drinks, and snacks.


St. Al's Steering/Building Committee

Thanks to all who turned out for the meetings. We will provide updates on the status of our meetings and input from parishioners on the "Building" tab of our website, located near "Safe Environment."  The building committee will consider all comments and suggestions received.

Building Comments

Steering Committee Update Letter


February 25, 2024   “Mass Moments” -  Eucharistic Prayer I

The first Eucharistic Prayer is lengthy and ponderous. Its repetitive structure so differs from the other prayers that it can be hard to follow. Yet throughout our history as a Church, the Roman Rite has used no other Eucharistic Prayer more frequently. Inspired by St. Ambrose in the fourth century, it became the 
only Eucharistic Prayer permissible in the Roman liturgy until the Second Vatican Council. Having no Preface of its own, it accepted one chosen for the feast, season, or occasion. The rest of the prayer remained unchanged since about the seventh century and assumed the title “canon” because it was the  only one. Now because we have so many Eucharistic Prayers, it is less accurate to call any of them a “canon.” 

The prayer balances across the account of the Last Supper. We pray for the living in the first half, for the dead in the second. We ask intercession from some saints in the first half and from others in the second. The prayer never included an explicit appeal to the Holy Spirit, which caused some controversy among the Eastern Churches noted for their devotion to the third person of the Trinity. Consequently, every single Eucharistic Prayer approved since Vatican II includes an explicit “epiclesis”—a request for the Holy Spirit to change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.

Although fixed in form, Prayer I offers internal options. The Prefaces change. The lists of the saints may be
abbreviated. Many subsections conclude with an optional formula: “Through Christ our Lord. Amen.” The first Eucharistic Prayer also permits a special acknowledgment of some feasts such as Christmas, Holy
Thursday and Easter.

Before Vatican II, Pope John XXIII authorized one last change to the Roman Canon: he included St. Joseph
among the list of saints. A few years after the council, the Memorial Acclamation was added as well.
Eucharistic Prayer I is admittedly hard to follow, but its endurance gives testimony to the timelessness
of the Catholic faith.

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.


HOME COOKING FOR OUR PRIESTS

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


OUTREACH MINISTRY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Lenten Project
Mission Outreach is again asking parishioners this Lent to support the needs of The Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Gulu, Uganda. We have had a “twinning” relationship with them since 2019. St. Aloysius has helped make a difference by
supplying water purification resources, Mama Kits, mosquito nets, medicine, and equipment. They serve some of the world’s neediest and poorest in a war-torn region. Envelopes for your donations are in the Gathering Space.

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


Community Outreach
Memorycare.com

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:


Parish Council 

Jan Parish Council Min 2024


New Parishioner Registration

 Interested in becoming a member of St. Aloysius? Please enter your information and the office will contact you.

 Parish Registration Form


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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.


Additional MINISTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider helping; training will be provided. 

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


St. Joe's Corner

SJCS - PTO Dine to Donate at Rib City  March 18, 2024 - more info to come.

SJCS - Spring Break - Starts Good Friday March 29, returning to school on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

SJCS - May 2 - May Crowning 7:45-8:00 - All School Mass

SJCS Showstoppers Presentation - Nightmare Before Christmas Thurs May 9, 7pm to 9pm, Fri May 10, 8pm to 10pm and Sat May 11, 8pm to 10pm.  in the SJCS Auditorium

SJCS Jog N Jam Saturday, May 11 - 8 am to 11 am - more info to come.

- 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 6th 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!