March 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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“Just for today, I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime".

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! 



Terry & Nancy Todd

Kim Armstrong

Kempton & Colette VanNiman



As indicated above, we are exploring tangible ways to assist the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Uganda.  This terribly impoverished area has basically two seasons:  wet and dry, with the dry periods getting longer.  The water sources are not very sanitary in this remote area.  To dig a well can cost up to $15,000 where the average daily income is about $2.  However, an American company has invented a manual filter that will clean up to 100,000 gallons of water if cared for properly, and costs only $60 per unit.  A family is trained in its use and agrees to share the fresh water with another 4 or 5 families up receipt.  Obviously, this can have a dynamic health impact.  As a Lenten goal, we would like to raise funds to purchase 20 of these units for the Sisters.  Our Lady Loomers have already been knitting water filter protectors for the Comboni Missionaries.  This will be discussed in greater detail next time.   



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. 


St. Aloysius Lenten Fish Fry's

Lenten Fish Fry's at St. Aloysius Catholic Church

(March 22, 29)

3350 Chapel Rd, Shandon, OH. In church basement (handicap accessible). Dine in/carry out open 4:30-7:00 p.m. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, baked and French-fried potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese and all new salad bar. Desserts and beverages also available. $1 menu items and up. Call 513-260-0689 for more details.

For more information go online to


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. Joseph Consolidated School is now accepting applications for enrollment in Preschool through grade 8. They offer multiple options for preschool and full-day kindergarten. Bus service is provided to St. Joseph by Hamilton, Fairfield, Talawanda, Lakota, Edgewood, Ross and New Miami transportation services. Please call the school to schedule a tour to see what St. Joe has to offer your child. 863-8758 or school website: 


EASTER BREAK DATES: Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. Students return to school April 8.

St. Joseph Consolidated School Lenten Activities and other Events

March 20:  Fine Arts Evening

March 21:  World Down Syndrome Day at St. Joe's

March 26: Penance Service [Grades 2-8]

April 9: All-school retreat for students/staff

April 18: 8th Grade Live stations of the Cross

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

UPcoming calendar events:

10th Annual DECA Mattress Sale on Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Pfirman Center  Postponed - new date TBD

Alumni basketball in the PFAC, March 22-23

"The Curious Savage" student drama in the Little Theatre March 21-24, with evening shows Thursday through Saturday and a Sunday matinee.

Grandparents Day for grandparents of Seniors and Sophomores on Wednesday, March 27. 

Badin will be off for Spring Break March 30 to April 7, and celebrate Easter April 18-22.

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 Kitty [317-7215], 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]. 

Country Arts Booth: Start now for Summer Festival

COUNTRY ARTS BOOTH: Just a note to thank you again for your donations of homemade items for this booth at our Summer Festival! And during this long winter, it’s not too early to begin working on some new homemade crafts for this year’s summer festival! Your donations are welcomed and needed! 

Athenaeum of Ohio Lay Pastoral Ministry Program

Athenaeum of Ohio Lay Pastoral Ministry Program

Would you like to learn more about the Catholic faith in order that you may be able to be of more help to your parish, family or friends? Are you seeking a new career in Ministry? The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program offers classes and hands on training in theology and ministry. Students will enroll at the nondegreed certificate or graduate level. Call today and learn more! Contact: Dr. Susan McGurgan or Barbara Yoder at 513-231-1200 or email or for more information or to set up an appointment.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Tuesday evening during Lent at 6:30 p.m., before the evening Mass at 7:00. 

Looming Group - March 20, 2019

LOOMING GROUP: Ladies, please note the date for the next get-together… this coming Wednesday, March 20, in the hall at 10 a.m. All are welcome! 


Men's Society Fish Fry - Mar 22,29, 2019

St. Aloysius Lenten Fish Fry's  Lenten Fish Fry's at St. Aloysius Catholic Church

(March 22, 29)

3350 Chapel Rd, Shandon, OH. In church basement (handicap accessible). Dine in/carry out open 4:30-7:00 p.m. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, baked and French-fried potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese and all new salad bar. Desserts and beverages also available. $1 menu items and up. Call 513-260-0689 for more details.

For more information go online to



LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE: Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m., you are invited to attend our combined Lenten Penance Service at St. Aloysius. Queen of Peace will be joining us. This is also the night for First Reconciliation for our second grade students. 


Serve City - Mar 28, 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 March , we are serving dinner on March 28, 2019.  If you can donate food or would like to help serve, please contact Sian Stow  at 738-4180.   

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.


Forest Ranger Fish Fry & Grocery Bingo - Apr 5, 2019

GROCERY BINGO: Please save the date for the Forest Ranger Fish Fry and Bingo, Friday, April 5. Fish Fry at 4:30 and the Bingo will follow at 7:00. All proceeds from the Bingo will benefit the children of the Forest Rangers and the children of St. Aloysius by way of social events such as Trunk or Treat and the Christmas Party; the Forester youth’s participation in the Ronald McDonald House and “Feeding God’s Children”; and educational trips to museums and zoo.


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)

The retreat will begin at 5:00 p.m., with prayer and dinner following at 5:30 on Friday, April 12. St. Meinrad is approximately 3.5 hours from St. Al’s. If you are interested in attending, you will have to call (812) 357-6585 or 1-800- 581-6905 to register to make sure rooms are available. You will also need to provide a deposit at the time of registration. Hopefully this will be an enjoyable experience for all who attend! 

Southern California Missions Pilgrimage - June 4-8, 2019

Southern California Missions Pilgrimage

Making a pilgrimage has power to strengthen and energize your faith and bring sharply into focus the great riches of our Catholic heritage. Join Fr. Geoff Drew, along with hosts John and Cindy Carter, on pilgrimage to the Southern California Missions, including San Diego – which celebrates its 250th anniversary in July – San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano and San Gabriel June 4-8, 2019. Call John at 513-582-5551 or Cindy at 513-582-5528, email us at:, or go to for more information.

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.