August 2021  
This Week's Events


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!

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 


Summer Festival and Chicken Dinner is this weekend!!!

August 1, 2021!!

Grand Raffle: The grand prize is $4,000 cash. Please return your tickets and money at the Grand Raffle Booth at the festival! 2nd Early Bird Drawing for $500.00 today at 4:00 p.m.!

Clean-Up: This Monday morning, August 6, starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served afterward. Festival Publicity Signs: If you took a yard sign to display, please return it to church after the festival. We will use them again next year and change the date.



 We are in need of more help!  For 5 plus years, St. Al's has served dinner to 25 to 30 people on the 4th Thursday every month at Serve City on East St. in Hamilton.  Recently the numbers have increased significantly!  We are now serving dinner to the maximum 40 residents at Serve City, and also to many residents in the surrounding homes who are also in need, bringing the totals to 50 to 60 or more people.  They do look forward to a Home Cooked Meal!  If you are interested in helping us each month or even every other month, please contact Terrie Meyer (513-484-5830 or 513-738-5552) so we can add you to our monthly email list and contact you when it comes time to prepare food.  Thanks.

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  St. Al's decided to partake in this very important program in the summer of 2016.  In January 2017, St. Al's designated day was assigned as the 4th Thursday of every month.  Many are needed to donate and prepare the meals and desserts.  Please contact Terrie Meyer (513-484-5830) or Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650) if interested in donating and/or helping.  

Beacons of Light

Beacons of Light The following is the a link that will allow parishioners, from both parishes, to ask questions during the process of Beacons of Light.

Archbishop Schnurr has announced the next phase of pastoral planning, called “Beacons of Light.” This is a multi-year process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is expected to be completed in 2-3 years. Rooted in prayer, groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community, one parish. The goal is for the new families of parishes to truly become faith communities that live and work together in mission and ministry — not simply associated parishes with a common pastor. As parishioners of St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace, we will have several opportunities to receive information and updates during the process. We will be holding two town hall meetings in church following 7:00pm Mass at both parishes: THIS Tuesday, June 8, at St. Aloysius and Wednesday, June 9, at QP. You can learn more, in detail, of what is known to date. Look for weekly updates at weekend Masses and in the bulletin. For more information, visit

The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society

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. If you have extra religious articles (rosaries, prayer cards –not memorial cards, books, medals, etc.) that you receive in the mail with mission appeals, etc.., please bring them to church and we will see that they are given to the Tabernacle Society. 

New & Current Parishioners

 Interested in becoming a member of St. Aloysius Parish? Call the parish office or fill out the New Parishioner Registration Form.

If you need to update your family's information, please call the parish office. Thank you for helping us keep our records up-to-date.


Tim Ryan & Maureen McDaniel

Ted & Kelly Louis

Thomas & Kelly Knueven 

Are you celebrating a significant Wedding Anniversary in 2021??

Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2021 will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr.  This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass later this year.  Please call the parish office (738-1014) or sign the sheet in the Gathering Space.  

YEAR of St. Joseph

Please visit the table with the plaque of St. Joseph and prayer cards sitting next to the Holy Family in Church.  Feel free to take prayer cards.  

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde ("With a Father's Heart"), Pope Francis has proclaimed a special "Year of St. Joseph," which began on December 8th and extends until the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2021.  Parishes are encouraged to celebrate well the existing feasts of St. Joseph (March19) and St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), perhaps with special Masses outside the typical schedule, even including a blessing of Fathers.  An image of St. Joseph (icon or statue) could find a special place in the narthex or other part of the church, or an existing image could be adorned in a special way.  Finally, the Apostolic Penitentiary has issued a decree granting special indulgences available during this jubliee year. 

Receive Plenary Indulgence During the Year of St. Joseph

Archbishop Schnurr has designated the following parishes to serve as temporary shrines during the Year of St. Joseph:  St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Joseph, Dayton; and St. Joseph, Wapakoneta.  A pious visit to one of these churches during this holy year is an occasion for receiving a plenary indulgence for those who recite and Our Father and the Creed, along with fulfillment of the other requirements for obtaining and indulgence (prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, sacramental confession, and reception of Holy Communion).  Please visit the parishes' websites to see church visiting hours:;; (Wapkoneta).  


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.).

Catholics in Recovery, Family and Friends Support Group - Monday at 6:00 PM  This is a support group for those who are impacted by the addictions of family members and friends (alcohol, drugs ect.).  We also deal with unhealthy attachments to food and unhealthy relationships.  

General Addiction 12-Step Group - Monday at 7:00 pm - This is a support group that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions to substances such as alcohol and drugs.  

St. John the Baptist Church, 10010 Carolina Trace Rd., Harrison, Ohio

Follow signs to meeting room!

For more information, please contact: Irvin Bischoff 812-209-8340  or  Jill Bischoff 812-571-3070


If you receive an email that claims to be from Fr. Jim, asking for money or gift cards, please do not respond. Fr. Jim will never request money or gift cards.

Spiritual Communion 

For those who 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.

Radiate Christ!

This summer we will celebrate the two centuries of faith since our archdiocese was established on June 19, 1821. In anticipation of the bicentennial, Archbishop Schnurr has written a pastoral letter, entitled “Radiate Christ,” encouraging each of us to discipleship and to “rediscover the joy of knowing Christ deeply and following Him, thereby becoming a witness to the world.” I urge all of us to prayerfully read this letter and engage with its contents, reflecting upon our relationship with the Lord and considering how we can individually and collectively Radiate Christ to all whom we encounter. “Radiate Christ” can be found at



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. Joe's Corner

St. Joseph Consolidated School Supply Drop Off Night is Wednesday, August 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. SJCS families are welcome to come and drop off supplies, greet teachers, catch up with classmates, and meet new faces! 

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].

The Badin Connection

2020-21 School Year Updates


"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 Weekday Masses

Tuesday Evening 7:00 pm 

Wednesday Morning 9:30 am 

Friday Morning 9:30 am

St Al's Weekend Masses

Saturday, 5:00p.m.

Sunday, 8:00a.m. & 9:30a.m.


Minister Sch - 3rd QTR - July, Aug, Sept

Archdiocese of Cincinnati website

Queen of Peace Website

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.

Holy Rosary


Rosary with Dea. Mike

Holy Rosary with Deacon Mike


THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Confessions will be heard each Wednesday morning following the 9:30 a.m. Mass or by appointment. 


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. 


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 - call Church office

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. 



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. Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] or the Parish Office [738-1014]. 

Children's Liturgy of the Word - 9:30 AM Mass

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: We are planning to restart this program during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass. We need two adults to lead, and welcome high school students to assist. Please call the parish office [738-1014] if you are willing to help us in this important ministry.

SVDP - Aug 6, 2021

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL NEWS: SVDP is in need of a few new members! If you have been considering joining our conference, please come meet us in the church hall this Friday, August 6, at 6:30, for pizza and drinks while we pack backpacks for area students in need. 


SVDP COLLECTION FOR BACKPACKS & CLOTHING ITEMS: St. Vincent DePaul is collecting medium to large backpacks, plus socks, underwear and gym shoes for the less fortunate students in our area. Sizes for all items should be from children to adult. Bins will be in the Gathering Space until August 7 for your donations. THANKS!


St. Al's Blood Drive - Aug 23, 2021

ST. ALOYSIUS BLOOD DRIVE: MONDAY, AUGUST 23! Please sign up in the Gathering Space, or call 1-937-461-3220 to make an appointment. You can also scan the QR code on the blood drive flyer(on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space) and that will take you directly to the schedule to donate!\ Each of the donated pints of blood has the potential to save up to three lives and each donor is a hero to someone in our community. Many thanks! 

Serve City - Aug 26, 2021

Serve City - we will again serve dinner at Serve City on July 22, 2021.  If you can help prepare some part of the dinner, please contact Marianne Kautz 513-738-2650.  

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  St. Al's decided to partake in this very important program in the summer of 2016.  In January 2017, St. Al's designated day was assigned as the 4th Thursday of every month.  Many are needed to donate and prepare the meals and desserts.  Please contact Terrie Meyer (513-484-5830) or Marianne Kautz (513-738-2650) if interested in donating and/or helping.  

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