October 2019  
Shandon, Ohio


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  • 2019 Special Wedding Anniversary Couples - 25, 40, 50, 60 Years of Marriage
  • 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
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Prep June 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Corn Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Veggie Prep
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019 Car Show
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019
  • Summer Festival 2019


The recent SCAM which hit St. Al's has actually affected numerous parishes and churches throughout our country for the last several years.   

People who receive these email or text messages using Fr. Jim's name asking you to purchase gift cards, should report this to the church office IMMEDIATELY!!!   PLEASE CALL 738-1014

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THE 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! 



- Sidewalks and south stairs are being replaced.

- We are looking into expanding the gathering space.

- We are twinning with Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu.


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. Als Fall Festival - November 3rd

-- Grand Raffle: The grand prize is $2,000! The first Early Bird will be drawn Monday, 10/28, for $500, and another will be drawn for $500 on festival day at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are available in the Gathering Space.

-- 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. We will have a door collection for this booth after all Masses on October 26-27. Monies collected will help purchase items for lots of baskets to be raffled off at 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!

-- 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.  Pies are the preferred dessert; please bake or buy them.  

-- Worker Lists: Due in the parish office by Tuesday, October 22 for publication in the October 27 bulletin.

-- DINING ROOM CHAIRPERSON NEEDED! Please consider this important position!! Call Kathy Lysaght if you might be interested in filling this role! [205-6726] 



SAVE THE DATE: October 19, 2019, is the St. Joseph annual Drawdown Pig Roast held at the FOP Lodge at Joyce Park. Tickets are $35 each for this adult only event.  For an additional $25 you can reserve a table for your gorup.  Tickets are available at the St. Joe's School Office (863-8758).

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


Badin Ramformation Night - Interested 7th and 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend Badin Ramformation Nights to learn more about all that Badin has to offer.  Choose the best date for you:  Tuesday, Oct 8, Wednesday, Oct 23 and Wednesday, Nov 6, 7:00-8:30 PM at Badin High School.  RSVP to or 513-869-4490.

Badin Open House is Sunday, Nov 3, 1-4 p.m.

- 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 

- The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for 8th graders is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23rd, at 8:30 am.  Ninth grade and financial aid applications for 2020-21 are due by Sunday, Dec. 1.  Information and forms are available on the Badin website, under Admissions.  Placement Test scores, acedemic scholarship offers and financial aid awards will be mailed to prospective students on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020.  Registration Night for the Class of 2024 is Thursday, Jan 30, 2020.  #RamPride!

- 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!

For Planning purposes: The Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, May 29, 2020.


"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 4th Qtr - Oct, Nov, Dec 2019
Queen of Peace Website

The Worship Commission is starting a Prayer of the Month project. There will be a  different prayer each month.   Beginning with October, the prayer will be on small papers, placed at the ends of all pews.  Pray this prayer at your convenience; many times.  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!



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].  Holy Communion can be brought to you at home. 

RCIA Exploring Catholicism! Cry Room Sundays at 10:30 am

EXPLORING CATHOLICISM! There are weekly meetings on Sundays at 10:30 am for anyone interested in becoming Catholic, or for those who would like to learn more about your faith. Come to the Cry Room.  Please call Deacon Bill Brunsman [315-8014] if you have any questions. 


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. 

Marriage Encounter Weekend - Oct 18-20 & Nov 1-3, 2019

The weather is cooling. Is your marriage cooling off too? Fire things up with a Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience! It would make a wonderful fall getaway with your spouse. The next Marriage Encounter Weekend experiences are October 18-20 at the Holy Spirit Center in Cincinnati, OH and November 1-3 at Maria Stein Renewal Center in Maria Stein, OH. Register today at

Serve City - Oct 24, 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 October, we will be serving dinner on October October 24th.  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.

Forest Ranger Trunk or Treat - Oct 25, 2019

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Friday, October 25, 2019, in St. Al’s parking lot; 6:45-7:15 park cars and set up; 7:15-8:00 trunk- ortreat; 8:00-8:45: Coney dogs for everyone and costume contest. All invited to participate…grandparents and parishioners!  

Project Rachel Retreat - Oct 25-27, 2019

Project Rachel is a ministry of the Archdiocese that serves anyone who has experienced the loss of a child due to abortion. Persons can engage in this ministry for healing through one-on-one conversation with a peer, consultation with a priest (including in Spanish), support groups and retreats for mothers who lost a child, or a day of reflection for anyone (father, grandparent, friend, etc.). Go to or call the Project Rachel Help Line at 513.784.0531 for information. All conversations and email are confidential.

Upcoming Retreat: October 25-27, 2019; 
Day of Reflection: October 12, 2019.


All Saints Masses and Memorial/ All Souls - Friday, Nov 1, 2019

All Saints Day Masses, a holy day of obligation, will be held Friday 8:00 am at Queen of Peace and at 9:30 am at St. Al's.  

The Annual Memorial/All Souls Mass will be at 7:00 pm at both Parishes!

There is no Mass on Nov 2 except for the regular weekend Mass.  

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Next Activity: Nov 3, 2019

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

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.  


FALL FESTIVAL - Nov 3, 2019



Baptismal Prep Class - Nov 4, 2019

BAPTISMAL PREP CLASS - The next class will be held Monday evening, November 4, 2019, 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. 

Worship Commission Meeting - Nov 5, 2019

The next Worship Commission Meeting will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the Cry Room after the 7:00 PM mass.  This is a combined meeting with Queen of Peace Worship. 

Blood Drive - Nov 11, 2019


CONFIRMATION To be Held at QP - Nov 18, 2019

The Sacrament of Confirmation for St. Al's Prep 8th Graders and Queen of Peace School and Prep 8th graders will be held Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church.  Bishop Joe Binzer will preside.  

Thanksgiving Day Mass - Nov 28, 2018

We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day morning mass at 8:00 am at Queen of Peace and 9:30 am at St. Al's