April 2020  
This Week's Events


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Shandon, Ohio


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Updates regarding St.Al's(most recent is first)!  Also review information in the Announcements (to the right)

Holy Week Schedule - Updated April 8, 2020 

Our schedule for Holy Week is as follows:

Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020

QP will be open for Private Prayer - 9am to 3PM

Mass of the Lords Supper from St. Al's - Video will be posted from 7-12 pm   

Both QP and St. Al's will be open for Private Prayer from 9 pm to 12 midnight

There will be NO Exposition! - only 10 people permitted in church at one time.  Signs will be posted!

Good Friday, April 10, 2020

QP will be open for Private Prayer - 9am to 3pm

Stations are online already & Novena 3pm

Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Vigil Mass from QP - Video will be posted from 9-12 pm 

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

QP will be open for Private Prayer from 10am to 2pm

St. Al's will be open for Private Prayer from 9am to 11am

Easter Sunday Mass - Live Stream from St. Peter and Chains Cathedral at 11:00 AM televised on Channel 19!

April 8, 2020

Episode 3 of Let's Talk with Father Jim was created today outside of Queen of Peace.  Please review!

Let's Talk with Fr Jim

Comments/Suggestions for Father Jim

Let's Talk is also now on Facebook!


April 8, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Easter! This Easter is different from every Easter we have ever experienced. Our family celebrations will be limited. The church will not be full. Easter! Happy Easter.

This Easter is the same as every Easter we’ve ever celebrated. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Jesus Christ brings the end to death. He brings to us the fullness of eternal life. We join with Christ in sharing the joy, the overwhelming joy of that new life.

Easter! Glorious Easter! This Easter is different from every Easter we’ve ever shared. It challenges us to new ways. Reach out to those we will not see. Touch those we cannot touch. Make sure that those we see and those we do not see know how much we love them. Find new ways to share the love of Christ, the life of Christ which is the fullness of this Easter. Let us keep each other in love and prayer and life.

Queen of Peace remains open for private prayer, Monday through Friday 9-3. St. Aloysius is open for private prayer Tuesday evening 5-7 and Sunday morning 9-11. Be welcome. Take time for private prayer, knowing that it really isn’t so private. Many others are praying with you. We pray together. I continue to celebrate the Mass, every day in private. You are with me. We put the Sunday Mass on our websites. We are together, certainly together in Christ. This will be an Easter to remember. Let us remember it, not just for the trials, but more so for the ways we came through the trial stronger and filled with new life in Christ.

Easter! Transcendent Easter! Let us be reborn in Christ. Jesus lift us up. Let us rise with you in the fullness of life.

Mary, Queen of Peace, Pray for us. St. Aloysius, Pray for us.

Yours in Christ,  Fr. Jim

Fr Jim's Letter 4/1/2020     Fr Jim's Letter 3/22/20     Fr Jim's Letter 3/17/20



Spiritual Communion 

While we 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.


At the direction of the Archbishop, all public church activities are suspended through May 3rd, effective immediately. Below is the statement from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati:

After consultation with the governor and health officials, the Bishops of Ohio are convinced of the need to take the following necessary action:

Temporary suspension of all public Masses through Easter in the state of Ohio. This is effective immediately.

Please join us in praying for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all healthcare workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope.


Reminder about the SCAM ALERT!!

We were made aware of another NEW SCAM ALERT involving other parishes in the Archdiocese.  This one wanting gift cards to benefit people with COVID-19. 

Again, If anyone receives an email or a text message using Fr. Jim's name asking you to purchase gift cards, you should report this to the church office IMMEDIATELY!!!   PLEASE CALL 738-1014

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT CARDS! __________________________________________________________________

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! 



A warm welcome to these new families who have recently joined St. Aloysius Parish:

Kyle & Traci Piercy 

Tony & Heather Hollstegge

Dan & Rachel Schnell

Allen & Kenda Kanta 



HELP UGANDAN MOMS AND BABIES: The Outreach Ministry invites you to participate in their Lenten fundraiser for the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu. Funds donated will be used by the sisters to purchase “Mama Kits”. These kits are distributed in their health clinic and include basic healthcare items for a new mother and baby. Mothers are encouraged to return for antenatal visits with the promise of a second kit at their return visit. The sisters distribute about 200 of these each month and the cost for each kit averages $23 USD. 100% of all donations collected to purchase Mama Kits will go directly to the Comboni Missions and will be spent specifically for that purpose. If we match the $9,500 raised last year for water filters, 425 Mama Kits could be purchased this year! Envelopes can be found in the gathering space and at the side entrances of church. Please return envelopes in the collection basket. We will be collecting until the first Sunday after Easter.



 Building in Cemetery for dirt storage

 Continuing to look into Building Expansion 

The Building Expansion Committee has been working hard this past year on the church’s expansion based on input from the parish (results from last parish survey). They will have the preliminary drawings in the display case located in the gathering space. They are currently in the process of getting detailed drawings from an architect so an accurate estimate of cost can be determined.  


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. Aloysius Summer PREP Program

SUMMER 2020 PREP: PREP Classes at St. Aloysius will be held June 15-26. The link for online registration is on the St. Al’s website. Paper registration forms are available in the Gathering Space. Please note the time change shown on the registration. New Families: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2020-2021 regular school year. Classes will be held in St. Al’s church hall.

PREP 2020



Dates to Remember:

5-9-20 - St Joe's Jog N Jam-CANCELLED

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

Are you interested in joining the Badin High School family of students?  Students have a great high school experience and are well-prepared for college and the adventure of life beyond high school.  To set up a Shadow Day, contact the Admissions Office at 869-4490, or by e-mail at 

Have a nomination for the Badin Hall of Honor, the Athletic Hall of Fame, or are you interested in hosting an International student?  Contact the Advancement Office for more details...or check the Badin Website.  And don't forget to follow Badin High School on Facebook and Twitter!

Badin High is excited about the new Student Development Center, the $2 million facility that will connect Badin's main building with the Pfirman Family Activity Center and provide extensive new opportunities for our students.  It is scheduled to open in March of 2020.  Funding opportunortunities are still available.  Contact Mr. Chuck McKinney at Badin, (513) 863-3993, or

Notre Dame Alumnae Association

The Notre Dame Alumnae Association is pleased to announce they will be awarding 12 one-time $500 Scholarships for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. This scholarship is open to any 8th grade girls who have registered to attend Badin High School next school year. Applications were mailed to all girls who are currently registered to attend Badin High School next year. If you did not receive an application or have questions, please contact Lillian Pater at 513-860-9676 or at (please put Notre Dame Scholarship in the subject line).   All applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2020 to be eligible for the scholarship.

Save the Dates:

The Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner is set for Saturday, May 2, 2020.

The Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, May 29, 2020.


View Badin's 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 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

    Hours may be limited

    June thru August:
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 2:00pm


St Al's Weekend Masses - Cancelled Through May 3rd


Minister Sch-2nd Qtr - Apr-May-June 2020

Queen of Peace Website

Daily 6 PM Prayers

Attend Mass from Home OPTIONS

Live Streaming Mass from St. Peters in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati

Live Streaming Mass 

Live Stream Mass Monday thru Saturday in English at 8:00 AM and on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

St. Al's Open Hours

St. Aloysius Church is open on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 PM and on Sunday mornings from 9-11 AM for private prayer!

Private Confessions by Appointment ONLY

Confessions will be heard by appointment only on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m., by calling the parish office at 738-1014. There will be one person at a time in church or if you prefer, you will be able to stay in your car and drive up to the front of church where Fr. Jim will meet you.  Confessions at QP are on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Ways of the Cross

Way's of the Cross

4/3/20 - Mary's Way of the Cross

3/27/20-Everyone's Way of the Cross

with Deacon Mike Mignery

Holy Rosary


Rosary with Dea. Mike

Holy Rosary with Deacon Mike

Lenten Obligations 2020

Lenten Obligations

(Lenten Rules for Fasting and Abstinence, Liguori Publications)
Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God? Give it two wings: fasting and almsgiving –Saint Augustine

The law of abstinence obliges those 14 year of age and older not to eat meat.

The law of fast obliges all those from ages 18 through 59 to refrain from eating between meals and two lighter meals for the day.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of both fast and abstinence. In the United States, all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence




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. 

Anyone who would like to help with this ministry should contact Kitty.  Requests for help are coming in and a few extra volunteers are needed and would be appreciated! Thanks!


COMMUNION CALLS - Resume after Easter

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. 

Prep 2020 - Registration is now open

Prep 2020 - Registration is now open. Go to Prep page for additional information.  

  Prep 2020     

Letter to Parents

BLOOD DRIVE - APR 20, 2020

BLOOD DRIVE COMING MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2:30- 6:30 p.m. Every donor makes a difference! Be someone’s hero!! Sign up by going to When you donate blood or blood components, you are sharing a precious gift that has the power to help save the life of a hospital patient. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only be given by generous, caring donors like you. The Community Blood Center is committed to making your donation a comfortable, convenient, and positive experience.

Serve City - Apr 23, 2020

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler Country's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Avenue, Hamilton Ohio.  Since 2002, Serve City Dinner has been provided each night by a separate church, organization or individual.  The shelter houses up to 40 men and 12 women.  In the Summer of 2016, St. Al's started helping Queen of Peace each month.  In January 2017, St. Al's was designated the Fourth Thursday of every month.    

Our next date to serve dinner is Thursday, April 23, 2020.  Please contact  Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650) if you are able to provide food and/or help serve for this very worthy cause.  

Ladies Society Bus Trip - May 13-15, 2020

ATTENTION LADIES: The Ladies’ Society is planning a bus trip with St. Jude Tours to Shipshewana (in Northern Indiana near Ft. Wayne), May 13-15, 2020. Informational brochures are available in the Gathering Space. Husbands are also invited! Grab a roommate and come along!! Questions…call Joyce Kist [738-1368]. 

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