October 2020  
This Week's Events


Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
Bible Study
7:30 PM


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


9:30 AM to 10:00 AM


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shandon, Ohio


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Welcome to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Website!!

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 

St. Aloysius Fall Festival has been Cancelled!!!





Several people have reported receiving texts as recently as  in the month of May 2020 from someone using Fr. Jim's name asking for gift cards.  Please DO NOT PURCHASE GIFT CARDS for whatever reason was given.  IT IS A SCAM!!  Contact the parish office immediately!!!  

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.


St. Aloysius Prayer Chain Group started in January, 1995. The Prayer Chain is a network of several telephone chains that pass prayer requests from person to person. Each member prays for those requests in his/her own way and time. Members on the Prayer Chain can expect to receive requests 4-5 times a week. Requests do not go out over the weekend unless there is an emergency. The Prayer Chain is comforting for people with illness, injuries from accidents, or other problems. Just a brief description along with a first name will do. If your request is personal, it can be called a “Special Intention”. If you or someone you know has a need, members of the St. Aloysius Prayer Chain would like to pray for you. Anyone willing to pray for the special needs of people in our parish is welcome to join this ministry. To submit your requests or to become a member, please call Joyce Kist [738-1368].

 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

Radiate Christ!

Next 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 It is also in the June edition of The Catholic Telegraph magazine, of which it is the middle eight pages.


Since COVID, we have learned that our database needs to be updated.  Please email Nancy at or call her in the Parish Office {738-1014} to update the best way to contact you (email, phone).  This information is confidential and for office records only.  Thank you.

 Building in Cemetery for dirt storage

 Continuing to look into Building Expansion 

The Building Expansion Committee has been working hard this past year on the church’s expansion based on input from the parish (results from last parish survey). They will have the preliminary drawings in the display case located in the gathering space. They are currently in the process of getting detailed drawings from an architect so an accurate estimate of cost can be determined.  

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. Joseph Consolidated School 18th Annual (Virtual) Draw-down, Saturday, November 7, 2020. LIVE from the St. Joe's School Gym!!  All proceeds benefit SJCS!  New this year:  Tickets are available with website online payments, or from the St. Joe's School office (513-863-8758).  Tickets are $25 per ticket or 5 for $100.  Split-the-pot is $1 each or 6 for $5, with three separate raffles.  Each raffle will be sold for one week {10/19, 10/26 & 11/2}.  The gift basket raffle phots and tickets will be all online on the webpage.  

WREATH & POINSETTIA SALE: Sale is closed.  A pick-up of items purchased similar to the supply drop off events will be held when items are ready. 

LUNCH ROOM NEWS: St. Joseph Consolidated School has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National School Lunch Program to provide free lunches for all of our students until December 31, 2020, due to the current COVID 19 pandemic. This is effective immediately for all families! 


  • Parents must remain in vehicles when dropping off students at school in the morning. Students must follow these procedures to keep safe and healthy. 
  • Enter building single file and go directly to classroom.
  • Always keep to the right in the halls and on stairs.
  • No passing. Stay 6 feet apart.
  • Use hand sanitizer – located in each classroom.
  • Do not go to lockers and hooks. Teachers will coordinate! Students cannot linger in the hall! 


  • Visitor protocols will be followed. For safety purposes, all visitors are discouraged at this time.
  • If you must enter the building, here is the protocol:  
  • Parents must make an appointment if they need to come into the office or meet with a teacher.  
  • If visitors enter, they MUST have a mask, have their temperature taken, and answer health assessment questions.  
  • If parents are dropping off lunches, tuition, books, homework, they should call ahead and an office staff member will meet at the door to keep entry limited.  
  • If you have business with the school office in the afternoon that requires entering the building, it must be taken care of after student dismissal (2:40 p.m.), by appointment.

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

  • Oct 25: OPEN HOUSE
  • Oct 26: No School, Professional Development
  • Oct 28: Mass Day - SR & SO
  • Nov 2: Ramformation Night #3
  • Nov 4: Board Mtg, 7:00 PM
  • Nov 11: Ramformation Night - VIRTUAL!

"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

    Hours may be limited

    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.


A REMINDER: Please wear your mask when you are going up to receive Holy Communion. After receiving the host, step away before lifting your mask to consume it. 



Minister Sched 4th QTR- OCT-NOV-DEC

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


St. Al's is in need of an ART & ENVIRONMENT person!   There are many tasks in this position but it is critical to keep the church decorated appropriately during the many Liturgical seasons of the year.  We really would like to have someone take over these responsiblities as the previous person has moved from the parish.  To find out more regarding this position, please call the church office 738-1014!  Thanks!


THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: If you are interested in having your child baptized, please call Ann Shackleford [738-0808]. 


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].


St. Al's Fall Festival - Nov 1, 2020 - NOW CANCELLED!

St. Al's Fall Festival originally scheduled for Nov 1, 2020 has now been CANCELLED!!!

Annual Thanksgiving SVDP Food Drive Nov 1-22, 2020

SVDP FOOD DRIVE:  The annual food drive starts next weekend, and runs through Sunday, November 22.  Bins will be available at the church doors to accept your non-perishable food items.  Lists with suggested foods we need will be on the table in the Gathering Space.  

Memorial Mass - Nov 2, 2020

MEMORIAL MASS, NOVEMBER 2:  All are invited to this special Mass next Monday, November 2 at 7:00 pm.  If you have lost a loved one during this past year whose funeral was at St. Aloysius, you will be invited to pick up a candle for your loved one after the Mass.

Confirmation Mass at St. Al's and QP - Nov, 2020

Confirmation Masses for Confirmandi of St. Al's Prep, St. Al's students who attend St. Joe's, and students who attend Queen of Peace School and Prep Classes .   Please keep all of these students in your Prayers.  

Masses are as follows:

Queen of Peace - Saturday, Nov 7, at 11:00 am and Monday, Nov 16, 7:00 pm

St. Aloysius - Monday, Nov 9, at 7:00 PM and Saturday, Nov 14, 11:00 am

Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Nov 20-22, 2020

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER:  How healthy is your marriage during the pandemic?  The next Marriage Encounter Experience is not in a hotel or a retreat center;  it is a virtual experience via Zoom, where you experience Marriage Encounter from the comfort of your home.  The virtual experience is for those who wish to attend and experience, but do not feel save attending an in-person event or find it difficult finding childcare, pet care, or care for parents for an entire weekend.  The upcoming experience is November 20-22.  Apply today at:    If you apply by November 1, use discount code Covid19 to pay only $19.  For more details, contact Andy & Jeanne Folfas (937) 886-5196.

Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service - Nov 25, 2020 CANCELLED!!

The Annual Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service has been cancelled.

Thanksgiving Day Mass - Nov 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated on November 26 th at 8:00 am at Queen of Peace and 9:30 am at St. Aloysius.  

Serve City - November 26, 2020

Serve City:  Our next date to serve dinner is Thursday, November 26, 2020.  Please contact  Terrie Meyer  (513-738-5552 or 513-484-5830) if you are able to provide food for this very worthy cause.    Since the date is Thanksgiving Day, we will be dropping the food off at the Center and will not be serving!

Serve City is an outreach center dedicated to serving the needs of Butler Country's low-income and homeless individuals and families.  It is located at 622 East Avenue, Hamilton Ohio.  Since 2002, Serve City Dinner has been provided each night by a separate church, organization or individual.  The shelter houses up to 40 men and 12 women.  In the Summer of 2016, St. Al's started helping Queen of Peace each month.  In January 2017, St. Al's was designated the Fourth Thursday of every month.    



CHRISTMAS-IN-THE-COUNTRY: This event which had been scheduled for November 28-29, 2020, has been cancelled this year.

Advent Begins on Nov 29, 2020

The Liturgical Season of Advent will be celebrated on the following dates:

1st Sunday in Advent - November 29, 2020

2nd Sunday in Advent - December 6, 2020

3rd Sunday in Advent - December 13, 2020

4th Sunday in Advent - December 20, 2020


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Since we are having the Memorial Mass on November 2, the first Monday of the month, we will not have Eucharistic Adoration that evening, but will resume the Adoration Monday, December 7, 2020.  

Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Dec 8, 2020

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation this year and will be celebrated on December 8, 2020.  Masses for this event are 8:00 am and 7:00 pm at Queen of Peace and 9:30 am and 7:00 pm at St. Aloysius.  

LOOMERS GROUP - No Meeting until 2021

ATTENTION LOOMERS: Because of recent poor attendance, Loomers is being canceled until after the first of the year. Members can keep making blankets, hats and filter covers and if they need yarn or fleece, they can find it in the music room in church.

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