September 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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  • 2019 Special Wedding Anniversary Couples - 25, 40, 50, 60 Years of Marriage
  • 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
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019


The recent SCAM which hit St. Al's has actually affected numerous parishes and churches throughout our country for the last several years.   

People who receive these email or text messages using Fr. Jim's name asking you to purchase gift cards, should report this to the church office IMMEDIATELY!!!   PLEASE CALL 738-1014



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! 




Adam & Kelli Schoster

Erik & Janel Aleson


Congratulations to the Special Wedding Anniversary Couples for 2019: 

25 years - Brian & Charlotte Peason, Adam & Kelli Schoster, James & Kimberly Smiley

40 Years - Bob & Terry Butler, Michael & Maureen Cunningham, Rick & Pam Giuliano, Terrence & Debbie Hauck, Terry & Catherine Strunk

50 Years - Michael & Katherine Ferneding, Robert & Mary Klei, Edward & Brenda Schulz

60 Years - Thomas & Lorraine Pieper, Robert & Delores Welsh


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]. 


St. Als Fall Festival - November 3rd

Our Annual Fall Festival and turkey dinner is just around the corner on the first Sunday in November. 

Country Arts Booth:  It's not too early to start thinking about donating handmade items to this booth.  We really need these small items!  Also needed are baked goods and canned jams/jellies.  Thanks!!!

More information coming soon!!!



Picture Day – Wednesday, September 18!  School picture day is this Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Students are permitted to be out of uniform but must wear appropriate clothing.  Picture packets including payment on picture day must have exact payment.  

PTO Meeting:  All SJCS parents are welcome to attend the first PTO meeting of the new school year Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m.  There are door prizes and tuition credit offered for parents!

SAVE THE DATE: October 19, 2019, is the St. Joseph Draw Down at the FOP Lodge at Joyce Park. More info as the event gets closer!

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].

School Visitors:  If you need to stop by school to drop off gym clothes, treats or any other items, please come to the office to check in first.  Unexpected visits can be disrupting to a classroom.  To eliminate this problem, and to ensure the safety of our students, you are required to stop by the office or call ahead so the teacher is made aware of your visit.


The Badin Connection

Check the Badin Blast e-mail newsletter or the Badin web site at for more details.

The Badin Homecoming Parade and game vs. Roger Bacon will be next coming Friday, September 20.  Parade begins at 6 p.m.; with kickoff at 7 p.m.  You are invited to join the festivities at Virgil Schwarm Stadium (Hamilton H.S.)  

For Planning purposes: The Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, May 29, 2020.


"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 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].  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. 


RETREAT OPPORTUNITY: Need to understand the “value in suffering”? Mary and the Saints can lead us into a deeper understanding of the “suffering servant” in Isaiah 53 and of our own suffering and what great value can come from it. On this retreat, your retreat masters will be the lives of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. Damien of Molokai moderated by Deacon Mike Mignery and Lay Evangelists Doug Sheldon and Ed Bowden. Participants will also be taken on a short pilgrimage touring several local old style European Catholic Churches and also a visit to the second largest reliquary of relics of the Saints in the U.S.

Retreat begins Sunday, 9/22, at the Maria Stein Retreat Center (3 p.m. arrival) through 9/23 (3:30 p.m. return trip). Approximate cost for a room is from $107 for two nights to as low as $60 depending on what type of room you require. Food is $55 for all meals at the retreat center. Cost for retreat is about $15, depending on cost of books. Number of retreatants is limited. For more information or for reservations by August 24, please call Doug Sheldon [513-939-7339] or Deacon Mike Mignery [513-319-1832]. 

Serve City - Sept 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 September, we will be serving dinner on September 26th.   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 513-484-5830.  Thanks.

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - Sept 28-29, 2019

Aluminum Can Drive will be the weekend of Sept 28-29, 2019.  Please put your bags of aluminum cans outside the garage doors!

RCIA Sept 29, 2019

EXPLORING CATHOLICISM! There will be a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, for anyone interested in becoming Catholic, or for those who would like to learn more about your faith. Come to the Cry Room after the 9:30 Mass on the 29th! Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] if you have any questions. 

Indiana Catholic Men's Conference - Oct 5, 2019

Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference

On October 5th there will be a Men’s Catholic Conference in Indiana at the Convention Center at 100 S. Capitol Avenue. Don’t miss your chance to see Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. He is the author known for his amazing Conversion from a life plagued with drugs and crime to a life of zeal for the priesthood and devotion to Our Lady. Other featured speakers include Roy Schoeman, Fr. Michael Lightner, Fr. Rick Nagle, & Fr. Michael Keucher. For more information see or contact Mike Fox (317)331-1328.

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Next Activity is: Oct 5, 2019

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Catalyst Youth Group:  Hope to see many Kids at these events!!!

Corn Maze/Campfire - Oct 5 - 6:30 PM - Wendels Farm, Scipio

Escape Room - Nov 3 - 1:00 PM - Family Escape, Sharonville

Christmas Party/Game Night - TBD - TBD - St. Al's Hall

Please find attached the permission form and the list of activities.  Fill out Permission form and initial each activity you are OK with your kids attending.   Send these forms to Ann.  Call Ann Shackleford with any questions.  


Women's Day of Reflection - Oct 5-6, 2019

Women’s Day of Reflection

On Saturday, October 5th the 6th Annual Sacred Heart & Saint Ann Parish Region will present a Women’s Day of Reflection. The theme is Destination Heaven. Speakers will be Father David Endres, Lynda Savelli, & Sister Cheryl Erb, RSM. All women & young teens are encouraged to attend. This day will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield. Check-in begins at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall with the program running from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Adoration, Confession, the Rosary, & a healing service will be offered during the day.

Mass at 8:00am is optional. Continental Breakfast & Turkey wrap box lunch provided. Suggested donation is $ 15. Check to be made out to Sacred Heart Church. Deadline for signing up is September 27th. Mail check to Sacred Heart Church, Attention: Marianne, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield, Ohio 45014


Project Rachel Retreat - Oct 25-27, 2019

Project Rachel is a ministry of the Archdiocese that serves anyone who has experienced the loss of a child due to abortion. Persons can engage in this ministry for healing through one-on-one conversation with a peer, consultation with a priest (including in Spanish), support groups and retreats for mothers who lost a child, or a day of reflection for anyone (father, grandparent, friend, etc.). Go to or call the Project Rachel Help Line at 513.784.0531 for information. All conversations and email are confidential.

Upcoming Retreat: October 25-27, 2019; 
Day of Reflection: October 12, 2019.