July 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Prep 2019
  • Confirmation 2019
  • 2019 Easter Vigil, April 20 - Welcome to our Parish Family
  • St. Joseph Consolidated School First Communion April 28, 2019
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 4 5:00 PM Mass
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 5 9:30 AM Mass

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! 




Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2019, will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This certificate will be presented at  St. Al's annual Wedding Anniversary Mass.  All other couples who are  celebrating a an anniversary including 5, 10, 15, or 20 years can also be included in the St. Al's celebration  which is  now scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at 5:00 PM Mass.  Please sign the sheet in the Gathering Space or call the parish office if you want to be included in St. Al's Anniversary Mass.

Also, married couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year are invited to a Golden Anniversary Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter in Chain’s Cathedral, Cincinnati. Bishop Joseph Binzer is the celebrant. Visit the Office for Marriage & Family Life at Click Ministries & Offices; click Marriage & Family Life, or call (513) 421-3131, ext. 2601 before June 21 to register. 



Our annual Summer Festival, Car Show and Chicken Dinner will be held on August 4, 2019!

Grand Raffle: The grand prize is $4,000! Two early birds will be drawn; one $500 prize on July 29 and the other $500 on festival day at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are now available in the Gathering Space. The grand prize drawing will be at 7:30 p.m. at the festival; you do not have to be present to win; grand prize of $4,000 may be adjusted if less than 500 tickets are sold. You can return sold tickets to the parish office or put in an envelope and drop in the collection basket. Raffle tickets will also be sold after all Masses next weekend and on 7/27-28.

Country Arts Booth: This booth is in need of small homemade items and baked goods. Items can be brought to church on Saturday, August 3, or early on festival day.

Festival Help Needed: Please sign up to help in the kitchen, dining room or kids’ area at the festival. You may sign up online using “Sign-Up Genius” or on the sheets in the Gathering Space. The links to sign up online are available below.  Thank you for helping!

Dinner Prices: Adults $13.00; Kids (5-12) $6.00; Kids 4 & under free.

Attention Festival Booth Chairpersons: Please have your worker lists turned in to the parish office by Tuesday, July 23.

Help is needed in the dining room - servers, bussers, greeters, drinks

Dining Room Sign-Up

Help is needed for kids' games

Kids' Games Sign-Up


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  

SJCS IS STILL ACCCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PRESCHOOL FOR FALL, 2019: If you are looking for preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. St. Joseph Consolidated School is still accepting applications for this fall. If you wish to register, please email Students need to be age 3 before September 30 in order to enroll. 

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



"FORMED" Program

Queen of Peace Parish is a new subscriber to FORMED. Because St. Al's and QP are in the same Parish region, St. Al's can also use this access.  

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.  



 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 Weekend Masses:

Saturday - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Minister Schedule - July-August-September 2019
Queen of Peace Website

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. 


COMMUNION CALLS: 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] or Joyce Kist [738- 1368]. Holy Communion can be brought to you at home. 


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. 

LOOMING GROUP - July 17, 2019

LOOMING GROUP: Ladies, please note the date for the next get-together…..this coming Wednesday, July 17, in the hall at 10 a.m. All are welcome! 

Unpacking Racial Power & Privledge - July 20, 2019

Unpacking Racial Power & Privledge

Participants will view part of the documentary "White Like Me" and then have a facilitated small group discussion. July 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 4969 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45416. Register by July 16 at to attend. Light refreshments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - July 20-21, 2019

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The Aluminum Can Drive is taking place NEXT weekend, July 20-21. [THIS IS ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN USUSAL!] Please leave your secured bags by the garage door. The proceeds from this drive benefit our Forest Rangers  

Serve City - July 26, 2019

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Ave, Hamilton, Ohio.  St. Al's designated day was assigned as the Fourth Thursday of every month.  St. Al's now has 2 Teams that alternate months.  

For the month of July, we will be serving dinner on July 25th.   More details of what meal will be served will be coming soon.  If you are able to make any food needed for this meal, please contact Terrie Meyer at 513-738-5552 or 484-5830.  Thanks.

SVDP Backpack & School Supply Collection - July 2019


St. Vincent DePaul is collecting MEDIUM-SIZE backpacks and school supplies for the less fortunate students in our area. Bins are in the Gathering Space during the month of July for your donations. There are also “suggestion lists” in the Gathering Space to help you select some items which are greatly needed! The backpacks and school supplies collected will be organized and prepared for distribution at a back-to-school picnic at a church in Ross in early August.

Baptismal Class - Aug 5, 2019

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, August 5, 2019, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth.

Extraordinary Minister Meeting - Aug 24 & Aug 25, 2019

To All Extraordinary Ministers from St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace:  Father Jim would like to take an opportunity to speak to all of the Extraordinary Ministers.  You are being asked to Please attend one of these meetings:

At St. Al's on August 24, after the 5:00 PM Mass in the church or

at Queen of Peace on August 25, after the 11:00 AM Mass in the church.  

More details in the coming months.  

Hope for Struggling Marriages - Sept 6-8, 2019

Hope for Strugging Marriages

The Retrouvaille Program helps couples restore and rebuild a loving relationship. It is for couples with marriages that are struggling, not communicating well, and those who are considering marriage separation or divorce.

Retrouvaille of Cincinnati\Tri-State 2019 weekends:

  • September 6-8

For more information contact:, or call 1-513-456-5413.


St. Al's Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass - Sept 7, 5:00 PM Mass

Attention Couples Celebrating a Signifcant Wedding Anniversary in 2019:

2019 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CERTIFICATES: Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2019 will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on September 7 at the 5:00 Mass. Please sign the sheet in the Gathering Space, or call the parish office no later than Wednesday, June 19 

Juliets Lunch - No meeting during the Summer

The Juliets will NOT be meeting for lunch during the summer months.  Their next get-together is schedule for September 13, 2019, at a place yet to be determined.