July 2021  
This Week's Events


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shandon, Ohio


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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!

Beacons of Light

Beacons of Light The following is the a link that will allow parishioners, from both parishes, to ask questions during the process of Beacons of Light.

Archbishop Schnurr has announced the next phase of pastoral planning, called “Beacons of Light.” This is a multi-year process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is expected to be completed in 2-3 years. Rooted in prayer, groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community, one parish. The goal is for the new families of parishes to truly become faith communities that live and work together in mission and ministry — not simply associated parishes with a common pastor. As parishioners of St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace, we will have several opportunities to receive information and updates during the process. We will be holding two town hall meetings in church following 7:00pm Mass at both parishes: THIS Tuesday, June 8, at St. Aloysius and Wednesday, June 9, at QP. You can learn more, in detail, of what is known to date. Look for weekly updates at weekend Masses and in the bulletin. For more information, visit

ATTENTION PLEASE! The Bishops of Ohio announce the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. As we move beyond the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and access to the COVID-19 vaccine has become more widespread, the time has arrived for the good of all the faithful when the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is no longer necessary. This general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is to be reinstated and will take effect in each of the Dioceses of Ohio the weekend of June 5-6, 2021. 


Our annual Summer Festival and Chicken Dinner are back!!

August 1, 2021!! (11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Country Arts: This booth is in need of small homemade items and baked goods. Items can be brought to church on Saturday, July 31, or early on festival day.

Chicken Dinner (Buffet Style or Carryout: Prices: Adults - $14; Kids (5-12) - $7; 4 & under – free.

Classic Car Cruise-In!!

Booths!! Workers needed!

Please Note: Bobby and Amy Smith have been the Summer Festival Chairpersons since 2005, and wish to step down next year. They will be happy to show anyone who might consider taking over this position what it entails! Please think about taking this role! And it doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment!!! Many thanks to Bobby and Amy for all the years of dedication!!

Sign-Up Sheets: Please check the table in the Gathering Space. You can also go to the St. Al’s Website and volunteer by using the Sign-Up Genius!

Grand Raffle: Grand Raffle Tickets for the Summer Festival will be sold in the Gathering Space before and after all Masses THIS WEEKEND July 17-18 and next Weekend, July 24, 25 and all day during the festival. Tickets are $20 each and only 500 tickets will be sold. Three lucky winners will be drawn, including 2 early bird drawings and a grand prize of $4.000.00! First early bird drawing is July 26, so get your tickets early!! Early Bird winners are also eligible for the Grand Prize drawing as well. $4,000 grand prize may be adjusted if all 500 tickets are not sold.

Attention Festival Booth Chairpersons: Please have your worker lists turned in to the parish office by this Wednesday, July 21.

Green Bean & Potato Prep: Many hands are needed to help prepare these vegetables for the dinner. We’ll start working Saturday morning, July 31, at 8 a.m. Please join in!

General Help

Kitchen Workers

Kid's Games Workers

The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society

Do you have religious articles that you want to share with others - Rosaries, prayer cards (not memorial cards), books, medals, etc?  Sometimes we find these items when a relative or friend passes away, or we receive them in the mail with mission appeals.  The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society accepts religious articles and sends them to missionary priests, in poor areas, who request them to give to their congregations.  The Tabernacle Society is also in serious need of additional volunteer sewers. New sewers will be greatly welcomed to join the ministry.  You may view our website for more information about our ministry, and to learn how you might use your talents to help spread the Gospel, and allow unlimited graces to flow your way!  Please contact or call 513-708-7163 to plan a visit.


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 & Current Parishioners

 Interested in becoming a member of St. Aloysius Parish? Call the parish office or fill out the New Parishioner Registration Form.

If you need to update your family's information, please call the parish office. Thank you for helping us keep our records up-to-date.


Tim Ryan & Maureen McDaniel

Ted & Kelly Louis

Thomas & Kelly Knueven 

Are you celebrating a significant Wedding Anniversary in 2021??

Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2021 will be given a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr.  This will be presented at our annual Wedding Anniversary Mass later this year.  Please call the parish office (738-1014) or sign the sheet in the Gathering Space.  

YEAR of St. Joseph

Please visit the table with the plaque of St. Joseph and prayer cards sitting next to the Holy Family in Church.  Feel free to take prayer cards.  

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.  Parishes are encouraged to celebrate well the existing feasts of St. Joseph (March19) and St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), perhaps with special Masses outside the typical schedule, even including a blessing of Fathers.  An image of St. Joseph (icon or statue) could find a special place in the narthex or other part of the church, or an existing image could be adorned in a special way.  Finally, 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 and 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:;; (Wapkoneta).  


Catholic in Recovery is a non-profit organization that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments (over-eating, gambling, internet, alcoholism, drugs, overworking, etc.). Under the same banner of Catholics in Recovery, there is a Family and Friends Support Group for people coping with family or friends who have addiction problems, marital problems, hurts or unhealthy attachments. Meetings are every Monday evening, from 7:00-8:15 p.m., at the new St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison. Masks required and social distancing. For more information, you may contact Jill Bischoff [(812)571-3070].


If you receive an email that claims to be from Fr. Jim, asking for money or gift cards, please do not respond. Fr. Jim will never request money or gift cards.

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.

Radiate Christ!

This summer we will celebrate the two centuries of faith since our archdiocese was established on June 19, 1821. In anticipation of the bicentennial, Archbishop Schnurr has written a pastoral letter, entitled “Radiate Christ,” encouraging each of us to discipleship and to “rediscover the joy of knowing Christ deeply and following Him, thereby becoming a witness to the world.” I urge all of us to prayerfully read this letter and engage with its contents, reflecting upon our relationship with the Lord and considering how we can individually and collectively Radiate Christ to all whom we encounter. “Radiate Christ” can be found at



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. Joe's Corner

SUMMER OFFICE SCHEDULE: The summer schedule for the school office will be limited, but messages will be checked if you have questions or concerns and need to contact the office. You can also email Mrs. Stenger at or Mr. Hicks Be sure to check the school web site weekly for updates and information at 

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].

The Badin Connection

2020-21 School Year Updates


"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 Weekday Masses

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 Sch - 3rd QTR - July, Aug, Sept

Archdiocese of Cincinnati website

Queen of Peace Website

Attend Mass from Home OPTIONS

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

Live Streaming Mass 

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

Holy Rosary


Rosary with Dea. Mike

Holy Rosary with Deacon Mike


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


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!


COMMUNION CALLS - call Church office

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. 


INTERESTED IN CATHOLICISM?  No commitment is necessary; just let us share our faith with you. Or you might want an update on your faith. Please call the Parish Office [738-1014].


Children's Liturgy of the Word - 9:30 AM Mass

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: We are planning to restart this program during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass. We need two adults to lead, and welcome high school students to assist. Please call the parish office [738-1014] if you are willing to help us in this important ministry.

Eucharistic Adoration - Aug 2, 2021

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The next evening for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Aloysius will be August 2, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. There is no Eucharistic Adoration in July.


THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:  If you are interested in having your child baptized, please call Ann Shackleford [288-9379]. The next baptismal prep class is Monday, August 2, at 7 p.m., in the Cry Room. 


SVDP COLLECTION FOR BACKPACKS & CLOTHING ITEMS: St. Vincent DePaul is collecting medium to large backpacks, plus socks, underwear and gym shoes for the less fortunate students in our area. Sizes for all items should be from children to adult. Bins will be in the Gathering Space until August 7 for your donations. THANKS!


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