December 2019  
Shandon, Ohio


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  • 1st week of Advent
  • 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
  • 2019 Special Wedding Anniversary Couples - 25, 40, 50, 60 Years of Marriage
  • Fall 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! 


A Warm Welcome to these New Families who have recently joined our Parish

Greg & Brenda Rahrig

Dentiny Fackey

Kevin & Alyisha Metz

Wayne & Joyce Barrett



- 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]. 



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

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!

Badin High is excited about the new Student Development Center, the $2 million facility that will connect Badin's main building with the Pfirman Family Activity Center and provide extensive new opportunities for our students.  It is scheduled to open in March of 2020.  Funding opportunortunities are still available.  Contact Mr. Chuck McKinney at Badin, (513) 863-3993, or

For Planning purposes Save the Dates:

The Badin Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner is set for Saturday, May 2, 2020.

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 Prayer of the Month project is continuing. Look for the December prayer in the Pews the entire month of December.  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 week/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. 


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. 

Ladies' Communion Breakfast & Charity Auction - Dec 8, 2019

Ladies' Communion Breakfast & Charity Auction:  All ladies of the parish are invited to a breakfast prepared and served by the men of the parish after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, December 8.  If you wish you may bring a gift or backed item for the auction which benefits SVDP work in the parish.  This is totally voluntary.  Please sign up in the Gathering Space so we may plan accordingly.  

Feast of Immaculate Conception - Dec 9, 2019

Since the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8, going to Mass on Sunday, December 8 will fill the obligation for the Feast Day.  However, Father still would like to celebrate with no obligation on Monday Dec 9, 8:00 am at QP and 7:00 pm at St. Al's.

Forest Ranger St. Al's Children Christmas Party - Dec 13, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!! Attention Forest Rangers and St. Al’s children: Friday evening, December 13, 2019, is the date for the Christmas Party in our hall!! All the details are coming soon! 

QP Cookie/Candy Sale - Dec 14, 2019

Queen of Peace Cookie/Candy Sale:  The Social Justice Annual Cookie & Candy Sale at Queen of Peace is Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.  A delicious variety of homemade cookies and candies will be available for $6 per pound.  Proceeds from this event are distributed to fund projects for local needy and homeless.

Men's Communion Breakfast - Dec 15, 2019

Men's Communion Breakfast:  All men of the parish are invited to this event following 8:00 Mass on Sunday morning, December 15.  This meal is prepared and served by the ladies.  Please sign the sheet in the Gathering Space if you plan to attend!

St. Al's/QP Youth Activities 2019 - Next Activity: Christmas Party/Game Night

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

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.  


SVDP GIVING TREE - Now until Dec 22, 2019

GIVING TREE: The Giving Tree is now on display until Sunday, December 22, with tags of needs and wants for the less fortunate in our community. You are encouraged to take a tag and purchase a gift for those in need. Please be sure to attach the tag to your gift, insuring that it gets to the person intended. 


Christmas Mass Schedule - Dec 24-25, 2019

Christmas Mass Schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Dec 24, Christmas Eve - 3:00 PM at Queen of Peace and St. Al's; 5:00 PM at Queen of Peace and 10:00 PM at St. Al's

Dec 25, Christmas Day - 8:00 AM at Queen of Peace and 10:00 AM at St. Al's


New Year's Mass Schedule - Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

New Year's Mass Schedule:

New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019 - 3:30 PM at Queen of Peace and 5:00 PM at St. Al's

New Year's Day - January 1, 2020 - 9:00 AM at Queen of Peace and 11:00 PM at St. Al's