August 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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  • 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! 




Joan Gory

Brian & Betsy Fox




All are invited to attend this meeting on Tuesday evening, August 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the hall.  


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]. 



The new school year 2019-2020 is off to a great start!  Please check upcoming bulletins for all the latest St. Joe's School news!!!

St. Joseph Consolidated School will welcome some new staff members for the 2019-2020 School Year. Mrs. Cheryl Wagner will teach Junior High Science; Mr. Joe Schutte will teach Junior High Religion; Mrs. Ana Radcliff will teach Spanish to students in grades 4-8; Mrs. Roberta Whitely is our new liturgical musician for our student Masses on Thursdays. 

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!

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

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

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] 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. 

Extraordinary Minister Meeting - Aug 24 & Aug 25, 2019

To ALL EM’s (This includes Lectors who are also trained as EM’s and individuals who distribute Holy Communion to the Sick & Homebound)

There will be a meeting at both parishes for All EM’s.  Father Jim is requesting you attend!

The Topic is “What does it Mean to be a Eucharistic Minister”!

You need only to attend one of these meetings:

1st meeting is at St. Al’s – Saturday, August 24th after 5:00 PM mass in church

2nd meeting is at Queen of Peace – Sunday, August 25th after 11:00 AM mass in church

Again, only attend one of these meetings. New ministers are also welcome! Thank You!



All are invited to attend this meeting on Tuesday evening, August 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the hall.  

Helping You Find Peace, Power and Passion After Your Divorce: Starting Sept 4, 2019

Helping You Find Peace, Power and Passion After Your Divorce

Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. The next session will be on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM beginning September 4 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Check out for more information. To learn more about the program For more information please contact

Basic Catholic Catechism Home Study Course - Sept 5, 2019

Basic Catholic Catechism Home Study Course

If you are interested in deepening your understanding of what the Catholic Church teaches and how these truths apply to daily life, a sixteen-lesson Basic Catholic Catechism Home Study course will be offered covering the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a clear, systematic and comprehensive way. Written by Servant of God Father John A. Hardon S.J., this challenging home study course is open to everyone. Study is done independently and then participants meet every two weeks to review the questions and answers and engage in a lively discussion of the lesson. An informational meeting will be held in the lower level of St. Ann’s Parish Center on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Course materials will be explained and will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, contact Mary Eichhold at: (513) 560-0769 or


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

All couples who signed up please note:  Saturday, September 7, at the 5:00 Mass we will be honoring our Wedding Anniversary couples who are celebrating 25, 40, 50, or 60 years of marriage during 2019.  

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Sept 8, 2019

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

Canoe Trip - September 8 - 1:00 PM - Brookville, Morgan's Canoe

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.  


Baptismal Class - Sept 9, 2019

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class is Monday evening, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. (One week later due to Labor Day.) Please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth.

Juliets Lunch - Sept 13, 2019

The next get-together for the Juliets is scheduled for September 13, 2019, at a place yet to be determined.  More info soon.


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]. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA will begin in late September. No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Or you might want an update on your faith. Classes begin Sunday, September 29.  Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] or the Parish Office [738-1014]. 

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.

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.