December 2018   
Shandon, Ohio


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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! 




• Jason Clear & Donna Bley

• Steven & Mary Cole

• Marybeth Burger




Please consider! Training will be provided!

Please call the parish office [738-1014]. 


Can You Help the Glenmary Missions?

As part of their continuing commitment to service, our Queen of Peace Men's Group is planning on assisting in the building of a church for a Glenmary Missions' parish, St. Teresa of Kolkata(Calcutta), in Maynardville, Tennessee. This small rural mission parish has been holding Mass in a store front for a number of years. The people there have worked hard to obtain sufficient funds to start construction of an actual church. However, they are in need of assistance, both in the form of skilled labor and contributions.


St. Teresa of Kolkata Church Construction

Our Men’s Group has asked the men of St. Al’s to join them, in sending teams with ceramic tile, finish carpentry, and painting experience, down to assist the people of St. Teresa. Our QP Men’s Group will be heading to St. Teresa Kolkata (Calcutta) in Maynardville, Tennessee throughout the month of December to assist with painting, carpentry, etc. Parishioners who wish to make a donation to the effort are welcome to drop an envelope (marked Glenmary Missions) in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office. Checks should be made out to Glenmary Missions. If you would like to see the progress of the building of their church, see their website:

If you are able and interested in helping in this worthy mission effort, or donating please contact Ray Arlinghaus (




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



"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
New Parish Photo Directory - Dec 10,11,12,13, 2018

NEW PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY: Please consider having your photo taken for our new directory! WE NEED YOU!! You may schedule a photo session online by going to: during the week or sign up after Mass on the weekend in the Gathering Space. Our church code is: oh2146b and our password is: smile2. Please refer to the flyer you received with details for online registration. The last Photo Sessions are THIS WEEK, December 10, 11, 12 & 13 (Monday – Thursday]. If you have questions, please call the parish office [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. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM?  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]. 

Advent Reconciliation Service - Dec 10, 2018 - at QP

A Joint Advent Penance Service will be held at Queen of Peace THIS Monday evening, December 10, beginning at 7:00. All are invited to attend. Confessions are also heard at St. Aloysius each Wednesday morning after the 9:30 Mass.



Extraordinary Minister Training - Dec 11, 2018

There will be an Extraordinary Minister Training on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2018, after the 7:00 PM Mass for the 3 people who volunteered in the last month or so.  There is always room for more to attend.  If you are interested, please attend.  Thanks.

LOOMERS GROUP - Dec 12, 2018

LOOMERS: The next get-together is Wednesday, December 12, in the hall at 10 a.m. This is one week earlier than usual! All are invited! 

Caregiver Resource Group - Dec 13, 2018

CAREGIVER RESOURCE GROUP: You are a caregiver whether you devote as little as 5 minutes a week or as much as 24 hours a day to providing or supervising the care for a loved one who is disabled, frail, or elderly. Meet others who share your experience. The next group meeting at St. Aloysius is this Thursday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Cry Room. This group is free and open to the public! Please call the Caregiver CAREline [513-869-4483], or visit for more information.

JULIETS LUNCH - Dec 14, 2018

JULIETS’ LUNCH: The Juliets will meet for lunch Friday, December 14, at Perkins in Fairfield, at 11:45 a.m. Please call Carol for reservations no later than Wednesday, December 12.  


Forester Christmas Party - Dec 14, 2018

Attention Forest Rangers and St. Al’s children: This Friday evening, December 14, 2018, is the date for the
Christmas Party in our hall!! The fun starts at 6:45 p.m., with crafts, food and drinks, and SANTA!! Please bring a snack to shar


Giving Tree - Dec 16, 2018

SVDP GIVING TREE: Thanks to all who have taken tags from the tree and purchased gifts for the less fortunate in our area. Please return your gifts by NEXT Sunday, December 16. Remember to attach your tag to the gift so it gets to the person intended. You are invited to
stay after the 9:30 Mass to help take all the gifts to the hall and then help sort and organize. The gifts will be delivered next Monday, December 17. If you can help with the delivery, please come to the hall Monday morning at 9:15. We start delivery at 9:30.

Queen of Peace Cookie/Candy Sale - Dec 15-16, 2018

QUEEN OF PEACE COOKIE/CANDY SALE: The Social Justice Annual Cookie & Candy Sale at Queen of Peace is Saturday, December 15, from 9 a.m. – noon, and after all weekend Masses on the 15th & 16th . 

Christmas Masses - Dec 24, 25, 2018

Christmas Masses for 2018 - will be celebrated at the following mass times:

Dec 24 - Monday, Christmas Eve - At St. Al's 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Dec 24 - Monday, Christmas Eve - At Queen of Peace 3:00 PM  and 5:00 PM

Dec 25 - Tuesday, Christmas Day - At St. Al's 10:00 AM

Dec 25 - Tuesday, Christmas Day At Queen of Peace  8:00 AM

Serve City - Dec 27, 2018

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 December, we are serving dinner on December 27, 2018.  If you can donate food or would like to help serve, please contact Terrie Meyer 738-5552.  

New Year's Masses - Dec 31, 2018/Jan 1, 2019

New Year's Masses will be celebrated at the following Mass times:

Dec 31 - Monday , New Year's Eve - St. Al's 5:00 PM

Dec 31 - Monday, New Year's Eve - Queen of Peace 3:30 PM

Jan 1, 2019 - Tuesday, New Year's Day - St. Al's 11:00 AM

Jan 1, 2019 - Tuesday, New Year's Day - Queen of Peace 9:00 AM

Baptismal Class - Jan 7, 2019



Marriage Encounter Weekends - Jan/Feb 2019

Marriage Encounter Weekends

A Weekend of Discovery - A Lifetime of Love!! You're invited to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones—and focus only on each other. If you'd like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you'll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make!

The upcoming Marriage Encounter weekends are:

  • January 25-27, St. Michael the Archangel, Sharonville, OH
  • February 15-17, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, OH

*This weekend is an in-Parish weekend. Couples will leave each evening, and return each morning, no lodging is provided. The content and format of the weekend is the same.

For more information or to register, contact Andy and Jeanne Folfas at (937) 866-5196 or 800-343-5621 or or