May 2019   
Shandon, Ohio


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  • Confirmation 2019
  • 2019 Easter Vigil, April 20 - Welcome to our Parish Family
  • St. Joseph Consolidated School First Communion April 28, 2019
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 4 5:00 PM Mass
  • 2019 Prep First Communion May 5 9:30 AM Mass


I will be agreeable. I will look as good as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything, and try not to improve or regulate anybody except myself.


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! 



Craig & Sally Inderhees

Andrew & Melissa Satterfield 



St. Aloysius Summer PREP is scheduled for June 17 through June 28, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration forms are available by going to the link on our parish website: or you can call Ann Shackleford [738-0808].

NEW FAMILIES: Please register students in the grade the child will attend in the coming 2019-2020 regular school year.

Classes will be held in St. Al’s church hall.




Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2019, will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. This certificate will be presented at  St. Al's annual Wedding Anniversary Mass.  All other couples who are  celebrating a an anniversary including 5, 10, 15, or 20 years can also be included in the St. Al's celebration  which is  now scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at 5:00 PM Mass.  Please sign the sheet in the Gathering Space or call the parish office if you want to be included in St. Al's Anniversary Mass.

Also, married couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year are invited to a Golden Anniversary Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter in Chain’s Cathedral, Cincinnati. Bishop Joseph Binzer is the celebrant. Visit the Office for Marriage & Family Life at Click Ministries & Offices; click Marriage & Family Life, or call (513) 421-3131, ext. 2601 before June 21 to register. 




AUGUST 4, 2019

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! 


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]. 



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 dates/events:

Friends of Badin Golf Outing (Potters Park), Sat, June 1

Badin Summer Camp - opportunities are available  beginning as early as Monday, June 3.  There are sports camps for boys and girls... a High School Placement Test prep class that starts July 31 (8th graders only), and a Science Camp for 4th-6th graders beginning July 15.  Register online at


"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 - Apr-May-June 2019
Queen of Peace Website
Job Posting for Badin High School - Cook/Server Needed!!!

JOB POSTING: Badin High School needs a Cook/Server; parttime position providing cooking services for school lunches; 10-15 hours/week; days negotiable; estimated schedule 10:00-1:30 p.m. Dishwasher – part-time position running industrial dishwasher; MF; 15-18 hours/week; 10-1:30 p.m. Positions work school schedule. Start mid-August; please apply now! Jamie Chorley, HR Mgr. or 513-863-3993; ext. 407. (Must be willing to be Virtus trained; BCI & FBI background check required. HS Diploma is preferred.)  


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: 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. 


Maria Stein Upcoming Events

May 29th – Blue Mass – 7:00pm - Open to the public, join us as we honor and pray for our first responders.

Now – June 2019 – Throne of Wisdom Art Exhibit—Normal Shrine Hours – Located on the 3rd Floor and in the Upper Room.

June 22 – 28th – Annual Art Show & Sale – Normal Shrine Hours – See amazing works of art from local artists!

June 28th – July 1st – Meditations on the Precious Blood – Various times. Hour long pilgrimage through Shrine building, reflecting on different aspects of our participation in the Paschal Mystery through reconciliation and gift of self.

See for more details.

ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE - May 25-26, 2019

FOREST RANGER NEWS: ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE: The aluminum can drive is THIS weekend! Please leave your secured bags by the garage door. The aluminum can drive benefits the Forest Rangers! Thanks so much! 



 May 31, 2019 - 6 - 12 PM   Final Order

 June 1, 2019 -  6 - 12 PM   Whiskey Daze

 June 2, 2019 -  12 - 6 PM  DJ

Mark your calendars NOW for May 31, June 1 and June 2! All hands are needed (young and old) to throw the biggest summer party in Hamilton. Email the fesitval planning committee ( or the parish office ( to see how you can help. We have booths that need booth captains. Consider getting together with another family and chairing/sharing the booth for the weekend. We have so much to be thankful for as a parish and what better way to celebrate than together!

Sunday Dinner is Back Featuring Pulled Pork!    On Sunday, June 2nd from 2:00pm to 6:00pm there will be a pulled pork dinner. The cost is $10 per adult or $6 per child under age 12. The menu includes pulled pork featuring our unique dry rub on a bun, our own locally famous Mama Ruecking Green Beans, a serving of Cheesy Potatoes and a dinner roll. Child’s portion will include the same items in smaller portions.

Raffle Tickets & Early-Bird Drawings   Raffle ticket sales have begun! Return your tickets early to be entered in our early-bird drawings where the seller wins $50!   Early Bird Dates: April 29th, May 6th, & May 22nd



CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY 2019: Applications for this year’s crafts/antiques show are on the table in the Gathering Space. Please take one for yourself or any of your friends who are interested. Completed applications must be returned to C. Meiners by June 1 to be considered for the first selection. Applications received after June 1 may have to be placed on a waiting list.  

Men's Society Golf Outing - June 2, 2019

ATTENTION GOLFERS: The 2nd Annual Men’s Society Golf Outing will be June 2, 2019. This event is for the men of St. Al’s Parish and will be held at the Indian Ridge Golf Course. Food & drinks will be served after the round at St. Al’s. Food will be prepared by Smoker Randy! Cost is $35/person; teams will be determined by drawing. Sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space. Give payment to Charley and call him if you have questions [738-3252 or 382-9835]. 

Baptismal Class - June 3, 2019

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS: The next class will be held Monday evening, June 3, 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.

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.



 Queen of Peace Cafeteria   Appointments Encouraged   Visit to register. Our Sponsor code is #269

Summer Incentive Program:

In the fight against cancer, you can help keep those who are fighting to be ready for the battle! Donate three times between April 29, 2019 and November 2, 2019 and you will not only have the chance to collect all three of our limited-edition cancer support character trait t-shirts, but you will also be automatically registered to win a Fall Fun Yeti Adventure Pack! Join us on this lifesaving adventure, show your courage, commitment and compassion for those battling cancer by giving blood and we will show you our thanks with these special shirts and a chance to win an exclusive fall fun gift package to keep your adventures going!

May/June – "Courage” blue t-shirt
July/Aug – "Commitment” red t-shirt
Sept/Oct – "Compassion” grey t-shirt


Ladies Society Spring Fling - June 11, 2019

LADIES’ SOCIETY SPRING FLING: This dinner outing will take place Tuesday, June 11, at Nick & Tom’s on Bridgetown Road. Please meet in the church parking lot at 6:00 p.m. to carpool! Sign the sheet in the Gathering Space by June 7 if you plan to attend. 


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.


St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Catalyst Youth Group:  Hope to see many Kids at these events!!!

Cookout/picnic (Tie-Dye Splat t-shirts) - June 15 - 6:00 PM - St. Al's shelter

Swimming/Pizza Dinner - July 14 - 2:00 PM/4:30 9dinner - Oxford Aquatic Center/Oxford Pizza Hut

TBD - August 11 - Save the Date

Canoe Trip - September 8 - 1:00 PM - Brookville

Corn Maze/Campfire - Oct 5 - 6:30 PM - Wendels Farm, Scipio

Escape Room - Nov 3 - 1:00 PM - Family Escape, Sharonville

Christmas Party/Game Night - TBD - TBD - St. Al's Hall

Please find attached the permission form and the list of activities.  Fill out Permission form and initial each activity you are OK with your kids attending.   Send these forms to Ann.  Call Ann Shackleford with any questions.  


Robert P. Isler "Bob" Memorial Mass - June 22, 2019

Friends and family of Robert P. Isler “Bob” are invited to a memorial mass on June 22nd at 11 am EST at St Aloysius Church 3350 Chapel Rd, Shandon, OH 45063.   

Following the mass, Friends and family are also welcome to fellowship and refreshment at MIA 77 S Main St, Oxford, OH 45056 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm.



Serve City - June 27, 2019

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler County's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Ave, Hamilton, Ohio.  St. Al's designated day was assigned as the Fourth Thursday of every month.  St. Al's now has 2 Teams that alternate months.  

For the month of June, we will be serving dinner on June 27th.   More details of what meal will be served will be coming soon.  If you are able to make any food needed for this meal, please contact Marianne Kautz at 513-738-2650 .  Thanks.

Combined Parish St. Al's/Queen of Peace - Parish Picnic - June 28, 2019

ST. ALOYSIUS/QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH PICNIC: Mark your calendar for Friday, June 28, 2019, the date for our St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace COMBINED CHURCH PICNIC at Stricker’s Grove from 5-10 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8:30 p.m. [or until we run out of food]. All rides, meats and paper goods will be provided free of charge. All other items and games are at your expense. You may bring a cooler with non-alcoholic beverages or buy pop or beer at the park. More info to follow soon!  

Extraordinary Minister Meeting - Aug 24 & Aug 25, 2019

To All Extraordinary Ministers from St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace:  Father Jim would like to take an opportunity to speak to all of the Extraordinary Ministers.  You are being asked to Please attend one of these meetings:

At St. Al's on August 24, after the 5:00 PM Mass in the church or

at Queen of Peace on August 25, after the 11:00 AM Mass in the church.  

More details in the coming months.  

Hope for Struggling Marriages - Sept 6-8, 2019

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:

  • September 6-8

For more information contact:, or call 1-513-456-5413.


St. Al's Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass - Sept 7, 5:00 PM Mass

Attention Couples Celebrating a Signifcant Wedding Anniversary in 2019:

St. Al's Annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration will be celebrated at the 5:00 PM Mass on September 7, 2019.  If you are celebrating 5,10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, or more and want to celebrate at our annual Mass, please sign the paper in the gathering space.  Please be sure to let us know how many years you are celebrating!  If you have any questions, contact the church office.