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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!


Visit www.BeaconsAOC.org now until Oct 20 to view the draft plan for Families of Parishes and provide your feedback in the comment block on the site.  Your thoughtful input at this stage of the planning process would be most valuable.  Please visit the site and share your thoughts!  Thank you!

Our proposed family of parishes consists of St. Aloysius, Queen of Peace, St. Joseph, St. Julie Billiart, and St. Peter in Chains.

Families of Parishes/Comments

Our Family of Parishes Summary

Families of Parishes Printable Version

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 

New Parishioner Registration

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YEAR of St. Joseph

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.  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 an 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:  www.stjosephnorthbend.comwww.stjosephdayton.orgwww.petersburgparishes.org (Wapkoneta).  

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.


Just 2 more weeks!!!

Country Arts Booth: Your small homemade items and backed goods can be brought to church on Saturday, November 6, or early on festival day. 

Turkey Dinner (Cafeteria-Style, All-You-Can-EAT or Carryout.  Prices: Adults $14, Kids (5-12) $7, 4 & under - free.   

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

Grand Raffle: Grand prize is $1,000; tickets are $10 each and only 300 tickets will be sold! There will be two early bird drawings of $250 each (Nov 1 and festival day at 4 p.m.). Tickets will be available soon before and after all Masses EACH weekend, and all day at the festival!  Tickets will also be available during the week in the Gathering Space.  The grand prize may be adjusted if less than 300 tickets are sold. 

The Themed Basket Booth:  We are 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 of few ideas!  You can drop off your donation at the parish office up to the week before the festival.  We are also accepting items that could be put together to make a basket!  Thanks so much!

Festival Desserts:  Many desserts are needed for our dinner.  Please bring your items to the hall before 6 p.m. the day before the festival or by noon on festival day!


A huge thank you to all for your overwhelming and generous support during these last several months.

Anyone who is interested in joining our SVDP Group is invited to attend our monthly meeting, the third Wednesday of each month.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive coming October 31- November 21. 

SVDP FOOD DRIVE: The annual food drive starts next weekend, and runs through Sunday, November 21. Bins will be available at the church doors to accept your nonperishable food items. Lists with suggested foods we need will be on the table in the Gathering Space.


Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers

Please consider helping; training will be provided. 

Call the parish office [738-1014]. 

St. Joe's Corner

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 19th Annual SJCS Drawdown had to be postponed. Information on the new date coming soon!

Date for school picture retakes is Friday, November 5, at 8:30 a.m. Students may be out of uniform for retakes.

Mark your calendar for Parent-Teacher Conferences, Wednesday and Thursday, November 17-18, for grades K-8.

Parents, please note that students should NOT be dropped off to school before 7:10 a.m. There is no supervision provided for students before this time. If there are special circumstances where students need to be dropped off earlier, please contact the office to make special arrangements.

Badin Connection

Badin Newsletter

Badin's Open House is Sunday, Nov 7, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

"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 https://formed.org 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.  

Veteran's Memorial

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.

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 Mass Times

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 Schedule Oct-Nov-Dec 2021

St. Al's Bulletin

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Website

Queen of Peace Website

Live Streaming Mass from St. Peters in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati


Live Stream Mass Monday thru Saturday in English at 8:00 AM and on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

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

Low Gluten Host

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!


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.


OUTREACH MINISTRY: The Outreach Ministry Committee seeks out opportunities to help others in need and advises Fr. Jim and Parish Council regarding matters that pertain to outreach and social action issues. We have had great parish support. The efforts of this committee complement other parish initiatives such as St. Vincent de Paul, Helping Hands, Serve City, Foresters, etc. However, we really need to grow membership in the committee to include youth through mid-50’s adults. We need a broader view of where we can help so we can be the best resource possible. If you would be interested in joining our group, contact Jim Bischoff Sr. (375-7033), Ann Adams (646-1052) or Imelda Castenada Emenaker (403-9621) or the parish office. You could also drop a note in the mailbox at church. 


WHO TAKES CARE OF YOU? Every Thursday TO NOV 18, 2021

Who takes care of you?  Powerful tool for Caregivers... 6 week class:  St. Aloysius Cry Room; every Thursday until November 18, from 12:30-2:00 pm. Register by calling 513-672-3834 or email ahomoelle@ccswoh.org.  Join us to discuss how to:  1) Access valuable resources and connect with other caregivers 2) Reduce stress, guilt, anger and depression.    3) Communicate effectively with family members, doctors, or other help.4) Take care of yourself, relax, set goals and problem solve.

Serve City - Oct 28, 2021

St. Al's will again serve dinner to the people of Serve City this month on October 28, 2021.  Please contact Marianne Kautz (738-2650 or Cell 373-3089) if you would like to prepare part of the meal or serve.

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.  

Many churches and other organizations serve dinner at Serve City every day of the week.  In the summer 2016, St. Al's decided to partake is this very important program.  In January 2017, St. Al's designated day was assigned as the Fourth Thursday of every month.  


THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: If you are interested in having your child baptized, please call Ann Shackleford [288-9379].  The next Baptismal Prep Class will be held Monday, November 1, 2021


C.L.O.W. - First and Third Sundays during 9:30 am Mass

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD:  We now have Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 9:30 AM Mass on the First and Third Sundays of the month.  Next date is Sunday, November 7.  If you would like to help with C.L.O.W., please contact Ann Shackleford or call the parish office.  



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