January 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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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! 


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]. 


ATTENTION PLEASE: Do you have religious articles that you want to share with others - Rosaries, prayer cards (not memorial cards), books, medals, etc. Sometimes we find these items when a relative or friend passes away, or we receive them in the mail with mission appeals. The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society accepts religious articles and sends them to missionary priests, in poor areas, who request them to give to their congregations. Please contact NDTS by email: or call Ann Boehm at 513-708-7163, and we will arrange to get them from you. View our website for more information about our ministry:  



Can You Help the Glenmary Missions?

As part of their continuing commitment to service, our Queen of Peace Men's Group is planning on assisting in the building of a church for a Glenmary Missions' parish, St. Teresa of Kolkata(Calcutta), in Maynardville, Tennessee. This small rural mission parish has been holding Mass in a store front for a number of years. The people there have worked hard to obtain sufficient funds to start construction of an actual church. However, they are in need of assistance, both in the form of skilled labor and contributions.


Our Men’s Group has asked the men of St. Al’s to join them, in sending teams with ceramic tile, finish carpentry, and painting experience, down to assist the people of St. Teresa. Our QP Men’s Group will be heading to St. Teresa Kolkata (Calcutta) in Maynardville, Tennessee throughout the month of December to assist with painting, carpentry, etc. Parishioners who wish to make a donation to the effort are welcome to drop an envelope (marked Glenmary Missions) in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office. Checks should be made out to Glenmary Missions. If you would like to see the progress of the building of their church, see their website:

If you are able and interested in helping in this worthy mission effort, or donating please contact Ray Arlinghaus (



 SAVE THE DATE: St. Joseph Consolidated School Open House is January 27, 2019!!

PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION: St. Joe’s is now accepting applications for Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Various days and hours will be offered; choices are listed on page 3 of the enrollment form. Registration forms are available on the school web page. Students need to be age 3 before September 30, 2019, in order to enroll.

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. 

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

If you are interested in Badin High School, Badin High School is interested in you!  For more information or to set up a Shadow Day, contact the Admissions Office at 863-3993, ext. 120, or by e-mail at  Registration Night for the Class of 2023 is set for Thursday, Jan 31, 2019.  High School Placement Test scores and other details will be sent by U.S. Mail on Wednesday, Jan. 16

Save the date for the annual Badin Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Pfirman Family Activity Center.  Congratulations to our newest inductees..Rick Kunkel '67, Joe Vogt '72, Fred Hesse '74, Janice Vogt Brown '78, Aimee Hurst Tokarczyk '98 and Nate Bunce '01.  In addition, the family of William and Mary Margaret Hogan will be honored as the Legacy Family.  Reservations are available after Jan.7 for $35 a person by calling Mrs. Sharon Pate Adams '84 at the high school, (513) 863-3993, ext. 113, or by e-mail at SAdams@Badin  Children under 12 are admitted for $20.  Thanks to HOF chair Dean Wright '65 and the committee for their annual efforts.  


"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 - Jan thru Mar 2019
Queen of Peace Website

HELPING HANDS: Anyone at St. Aloysius needing temporary assistance in the form of meals or rides to doctors, therapy, treatments, etc., should call Carol [738-1103], Millie [738-1110], or the parish office [738-1014, ext. 301]. Requests for assistance other than those mentioned above will be considered on an individual basis. 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. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM?  RCIA Sunday morning, after the 9:30 Mass in the Cry Room. With the New Year, meetings are now every Sunday. No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315- 8014] or the Parish Office [738-1014]. 


SUMMER PREP REGISTRATION: The St. Al’s Summer PREP registration forms are available in the Gathering Space and also in the bookrack at Queen of Peace for any interested families who will be new to the program. All families registered in Summer of 2018 should have received registration forms in the mail. Summer PREP will be held the weeks of June 17 and June 24, ending on Friday June 28, 2019. 

Catholic Youth Evangelization Camp - 2019

Catholic Youth Evangelization Camp

Have you heard about the Catholic Youth Evangelization Camp at Camp River Ridge in Oldenburg, IN? Using a Regnum Christi contemplative approach, this camp seeks to enrich and enliven the faith of our youth as well as offers camps for father/son, mother/daughter, parish groups, etc.

Take a moment to look through their presentation – perhaps you know someone who would enjoy and benefit from such a camp? For further information, visit for more information.

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ROMEO LUNCH - Jan 24, 2019

ROMEOS: The men will meet for lunch this Thursday, January 24, at 11:30 at the Country Barrel. Order at noon!

Serve City - Jan 24, 2019

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  Many churches and other organizations serve dinner to the residents at this center. 

St. Al's designated day is the 4th Thursday of every month.  For January, we are serving dinner on January 24, 2019.  If you can donate food or would like to help serve, please contact Sian Stow at 738-4180.  

Marriage Encounter Weekends - Jan/Feb 2019

Marriage Encounter Weekends

A Weekend of Discovery - A Lifetime of Love!! You're invited to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones—and focus only on each other. If you'd like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you'll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make!

The upcoming Marriage Encounter weekends are:

  • January 25-27, St. Michael the Archangel, Sharonville, OH
  • February 15-17, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, OH

*This weekend is an in-Parish weekend. Couples will leave each evening, and return each morning, no lodging is provided. The content and format of the weekend is the same.

For more information or to register, contact Andy and Jeanne Folfas at (937) 866-5196 or 800-343-5621 or or

K of C Chili Dinner Fund Raiser - Feb 2, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!! Saturday, February 2, 2019, is the date for our annual K of C Chili Dinner Fund Raiser! Time: 6:00. Following the 5:00 Mass. Includes drinks & desserts! 

Hope for Struggling Marriages - 2019 Weekends

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:

  • March 29-30
  • September 6-8

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


Ladies Society Event - Apr 12-14, 2019

ATTENTION LADIES: The Ladies Society is planning a retreat on April 12-14, 2019 at St. Meinrad. The retreat which is being conducted by Br. Nathaniel Szidik OSB is entitled Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health, and Physical Well-being-- with Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict as our guide, we will explore how a life of physical fitness and healthful eating leads us on a journey of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-gift, ultimately ending in love for God, neighbor, and self. Optional opportunities for a group nature walk or other physical activities will be available (bring fitness clothing). ($255 single, $425 double) If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet in the gathering space by February 15 or call Mary Ann Schulay (513) 717-4125. 

MEN's CONFERENCE - June 15, 2019

Men's Conference

Gentlemen! We will be announcing details about the upcoming 2019 Cincinnati Men's Conference, which is to be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, so mark your calendars.