February 2020  
Shandon, Ohio


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Reminder about the SCAM ALERT!!

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! 



Mary Weinle

Jayson & Jennifer Schunk

Ed & Debbie Stacey  



 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!


St. Aloysius Catholic Church Fish Fry's

(3350 Chapel Road, Shandon, Ohio)

Weekly fish fry’s starting Friday, February 28th including March 6, 13, 20 and 27th. Fish Fry on the 27th includes a grocery bingo. Fry’s held in church basement which is 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 salad bar. Desserts and beverages also available. $1 items and up. See our prices on our website at

Call 513-260-0689 for more details.



Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider; training will be provided. 

Call the parish office [738-1014]. 


St. Aloysius Summer PREP Program

SUMMER 2020 PREP REGISTRATION: PREP Classes at St. Aloysius will be held June 15-26. The link for online registration is on the St. Al’s website. Go to Faith Formation, Elementary Religious Education Program.  Paper registration forms are available in the Gathering Space. Please note the time change shown on the registration.  



Dates to Remember:

2/22/20 –Confirmation Retreat #1

2/28/20 – 2nd Grade Used Book Sale 

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

The 2nd Grade :  Thanks all who supported their raffle and bake sale. They made over $600 for their service project!

2nd Grade Book Sale Friday, February 28. Donations are needed….gently used DVS’s, computer software, books and videos. Please send to the school office.

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

Badin High School 10th Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!
Have you been thinking about buying a new mattress? Now's the time to check out this fundraiser! On
Sunday, March 8, Badin High School DECA program will be sponsoring their Tenth Annual mattress sale. Brand new, name brand mattress sets (including Simmons) Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. All sizes, price ranges, delivery and interest free financing will be available. Floor models will be on display at Badin High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Please help support this fundraiser by telling your family and friends! For additional information, feel free to contact
Proceeds from every sale benefit the Badin DECA Program!

Save the Dates:

The Badin Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020.

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

    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 - 1st Qtr Jan, Feb, Mar 2020
Queen of Peace Website

The Worship Commission Prayer of the Month project is continuing. Look for the February prayer in the Pews.  Pray this prayer at your convenience!  Feel free to take the prayer home or just leave it at the end of the pew.  We will replenish when necessary and change each month.  


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!



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. 

Catholic In Recovery - Every Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison.

CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY:  Catholic in Recovery is a non-profit organization that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments (over-eating, gambling, internet, alcoholism, drugs, overworking, etc.)  Under the same banner of Catholics in Recovery, we have a Family and Friends Support Group for people who are coping with family or friends who have addiction problems.  Meetings are held at St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, every Monday from 7-8:15 pm.  For more info, contact:  Irvin Bischoff 812-209-8340, or Jill Bischoff 812-571-3070. 

Prep 2020 - Registration is now open

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

  Prep 2020


Letter to Parents

First Communion Classes in Hall - Jan 19 thru April 19, 2020

ATTENTION PLEASE: Each Sunday morning from now until April 19 (except Easter Sunday), there will be a class in the hall for those students making their First Communion on April 25-26. The walls in the hall are set up for the classroom. Please do not take the walls down during this period. If there is an event where the walls must be down, please call the parish office before attempting to do this. [738-1014]. 

ASH WEDNESDAY Masses - FEB 26, 2020


St. Al's - 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM 

Queen of Pease - 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM 

ROMEO LUNCH - Feb 27, 2020

ROMEOS: The men will meet for lunch this Thursday, February 27, at 11:30 at the Country Barrel. Order at noon!  

Serve City - Feb 27, 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, February 27, 2020.  Please contact Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650) if you are able to provide food and/or help serve for this very worthy cause.  

Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion - Mar 1, 2020

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be held at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on March 1, 2020


BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, March 2, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth. 

Stations of the Cross - Every Tuesday during Lent - Mar 3 to Apr 7, 2020

During Lent The Stations of the Cross will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 PM before the 7:00 PM Mass.  All are welcome to attend.


Worship Commission Meeting - MAR 3, 2020

Worship Commission Meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd in the Cry Room after the 7:00 PM Mass.  

Lenten Fish Frys 2020


Men’s Society Fish Fry dates for 2020 have been set!

Please note on your 2020 calendar the following dates:

February 28,

March 6, 13, & 20 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

The Forest Ranger Fish Fry and Grocery Bingo is March 27.

Ladies Society Meeting - Mar 10, 2020

LADIES SOCIETY: Ladies, please note that we will NOT meet in February. The next meeting is March 10 at the home of Marianne Kautz. Details later! The Ladies” Society will hold a bake sale after all Masses the weekend of Feb. 15-16. If you make baked goods for the sale, please identify the item and if it contains nuts. Thanks!! 

The Light is On for You - Mar 24, 2020

The Light is on For You is the archdiocesan-wide celebration of the Sacrament of Reconsiliation.  It will take place on Tuesday, March 24th from 7-9 PM in each parish or pastoral region. 

St. Al's Lenten Penance Service - Mar 26, 2020

St. Al's Lenten Penance Service is scheduled for March 26, 2020 at St. Al's at 7:00 PM.  

Practice for all RCIA at QP - Apr 5, 2020

There will be a practice for all RCIA at Queen of Pease on April 5, 2020.  Time TBD?

Chrism Mass - Apr 7, 2020

Chrism Mass will be held on April 7, 2020 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati at 7:00 PM

FAITH ON A JOURNEY - Apr 2-7, 2020


Take your FAITH ON A JOURNEY, to Our Lady of Guadalupe on this 6-day experience. April 2nd, 2020 – April 7th, 2020. Your included destinations while on this Journey: Shrine of Guadalupe · Mexico City ·San Juan Teotihuacan · Puebla

Plus, Mass and Spiritual activities will be offered throughout your journey. Land prices begin at $1733 per person, based on double occupancy. Deposits of only $400 per person will reserve your space. Space is VERY LIMITED. For further info or to register, contact Brian or Eileen at 860-399-1785


Holy Thursday Mass - Apr 9, 2020

Holy Thursday - April 9, 2020 - Mass will be held ONLY at St. Al's at 7:00 PM.  Exposition adoration will be held immediately following  Mass until Midnight!

Sign up sheets for the Exposition Adoration will be placed at both St. Al's and Queen of Peace.  Please sign up!  

Good Friday - Stations of the Cross at Noon - Apr 10, 2020

Good Friday - April 10, 2020 - Stations of the Cross will be held at NOON at St. Al's - Our Youth will facilitate 

Ladies Society Soup for Lunch will immediately follow in the Church Hall.

Easter Vigil Mass at Queen of Peace - Apr 11, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Easter Vigil Mass will be held this year ONLY at Queen of Peace at 9:00 PM.  

EASTER Day MASSES - Apr 12, 2020

EASTER DAY Masses on April 12, 2020

St. Al's - 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Queen of Peace - 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM

BLOOD DRIVE - APR 20, 2020

BLOOD DRIVE COMING MONDAY, APRIL 20: Every donor makes a difference! Be someone’s hero!! 

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].