October 2018   
Shandon, Ohio


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  • 150th Anniversary Priests, Deacons, Servers
  • PREP CLASS 2018 June 11-22

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! 



Dan & Sandy Kelley

Judy Smith

Nathanael Strotman 

Caitlyn Gindling



NOVEMBER 4, 2018

The Themed Basket Booth is looking for donations of baskets with a certain theme. Please consider donating a basket…….be creative, such as game night, chilifest, tailgating, just to name a few ideas! You can drop off your donation at the parish office up to the week before the festival.

Country Arts Booth: Please note that we need items for the Country Store Booth. Any small handmade items, baked goods and canned jams/jellies are needed and appreciated!

Yard Signs: If you still have fall festival yard signs from last year, please return them to church ASAP so they can be used this year!

Dining Room: Attention, 5th-8th grade students: The Fall Festival is November 4, and the dining room needs servers. Please consider signing up for one or both shifts: 11-3 and/or 3-7. Contact Amy Brossart [513-737-7299] or email if you want to sign up. Thanks in advance!

Workers and Desserts Needed: Please sign up in the Gathering Space if you can help in either the kitchen or dining room on festival day, and/or make a dessert for the dinner. 

Worker Lists: Due in the parish office by Tuesday, October 23 for publication in the October 28 bulletin.  



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

The Badin Open House will be held on Sunday 11/4/18 from 1 to 4 p.m. If you cannot attend 7th and 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend one of three upcoming Ramformation Nights to learn more about Badin academics,

STEM and tech program, athletics and more from administration, students and current parents. Dates are 10/9, 10/17 & 11/8, 7:00-8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Dirk Allen -

The High School Placement Test is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at 8:30 AM. Cost is $30. The make-up date is November 26. 8th grade students can register to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Badin High School online at If you cannot make the first test date please contact the Badin school office after registering for the test to sign up for the make-up test date.

Financial Aid for the 2019-20 school year and 9th grade applications are due 12/1/2018. To be eligible for academic scholarships, students must have applied to Badin (per Archdiocesan rules). Learn more - under Admissions.

For test accommodations, please contact Bill Valerius - Questions? Please contact the Badin Admissions Office at 513.863.3993 x120.


"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 - Oct thru Dec 2018
Queen of Peace Website
WANTED!! NEEDED!! - Computer Person for Ministry Schedule


A person with computer expertise to create the ministry schedule once a quarter.  Requires an estimated 20 hours a quarter to update information and create a schedule on a computer designated for this task.  The schedule is for Servers, Lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers.  Training will be provided.  Please contact church office if interested!  738-1014


HELPING HANDS: Anyone at St. Aloysius needing temporary assistance in the form of meals or rides to doctors, therapy, treatments, etc., should call Carol [738-1103], Millie [738-1110], 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. 

Evenings of Reflection - Fall 2018

Evenings of Reflection - For Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and those who take Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is facilitating Workshops for all Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers, and people who take Communion to the Sick and Homebound.  These are not mandatory workshops, however, we are highly suggesting that everyone attend an "Evening of Reflection" over the next several months.  More sessions will be scheduled in the Spring as well.  Please consider attending one of these sessions.  For Information, schedules and to register for a session, click on the following link:

For any questions, contact Terrie Meyer -


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM? The RCIA Sunday morning, after the 9:30 Mass in the Cry Room. Meetings will take place every other Sunday morning until the new year when meetings are 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]. 

Temporal Affairs Meeting - Oct 16, 2018

TEMPORAL AFFAIRS MEETING: The next meeting will be held this Tuesday evening, October 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Cry Room

LOOMERS GROUP - Oct 17, 2018

LOOMERS: The next get-together is this Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in the hall at 10 a.m. All are invited! 


Life in the Spirit Seminar - Oct 17, 2018

Life in the Spirit Seminar

Do you want to know Christ more personally? The Life In The Spirit Seminar is a life-transforming experience where you will discover Christ’s personal and unconditional love for YOU. Listen to dynamic teachings to help you experience Christ personally and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This seminar will take place on 5 consecutive Wed. evenings from Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 2018, 7–9 pm at St. Ignatius Parish in Hilvert Center, 5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45247. For more info or to register call Mary Ann at 513- 378-4431 or Lighthouse Renewal Center at 513-471-5483. Visit our website at or on Facebook at www.facebook/

Trunk or Treat - Oct 19, 2018

Forest Ranger News:  

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Friday, October 19, 2018, in St. Al’s parking lot; 6:45-7:15 park cars and set up; 7:15- 8:00 trunk- or- treat; 8:00-8:45: Coney dogs for everyone and costume contest. All invited to participate…grandparents and parishioners! 

Serve City, Hamilton - Oct 25, 2018

St. Aloysius serves dinner to the residents of this shelter on the 4th Thursday of each month.  For October, we will be serving dinner on October 25, 2018.  If you can help in any way, with the dinner, desserts or drinks or can help serve, please contact  Terrie Meyer at 738-5552.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Oct/Nov 2018

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Its mission is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Order in the Church and in the world. Upcoming dates are: October 12-14, 2018, @ Holy Spirit Center in Norwood and November 2-4, 2018, @ Maria Stein Spiritual Center in Maria Stein, OH. For information or reservations, please call Andy & Jeanne Folfas [937-886-5196]. 

Baptismal Class - Nov 5, 2018

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, November 5, 2018, at 7:00 in the Cry Room. Please call Ann Shackleford [513-738-0808] to register. Parents are encouraged to attend the class prior to the child’s birth.

Holy Land Pilgrimage - Nov 7-17, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Our Lady of Visitation is sponsoring a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on November 7 - 17, 2018. $3,994.00 per person including air from Cincinnati. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included. Holy Mass daily at the Shrines. For a Flyer or more detailed information please call: Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.