Rosary Vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center

08/23/2014 9:00 am
08/23/2014 10:00 am

Please join Fr. Andre-Joseph, the Knights of Columbus Elder Council and your fellow St. Gertrude parishioners on the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:00 am to pray the Rosary in front of the Sharonville abortion mill.

The Knights will provide transportation leaving at 8:45 from the parish. For information, contact Tom Hahn at 831-2386.

Good of the Order - Fire Fighters

Brothers, we are surrounded by evil spirits that act like arsonists intent on destroying God, the Church, our nation and world, the souls of family members, plus the innocent and vulnerable in our midst. They are relentlessly targeting our culture, institutions, traditions, and beliefs in pursuit of demonic dominance of humankind and our eternal damnation. The instruments of evil are both human and spiritual. They are everywhere. Unfortunately, many people are content to watch their fires burn instead of stopping them and/or putting them out.

Brothers, what evidence exists that we are worthy fire fighters for Christ and His Church? Are we believers in God’s Word, i.e., Jesus Christ and the Bible? Are we trained, disciplined, and obedient Catholics? Are we ready to further God’s kingdom here and now?

Make A Difference! Building Homes, Changing Lives

Update August 5, 2014: Our July Habitat work day had the Bramble Ave. house nicely taking shape. Volunteers from St. Gertrude, St. Paul Lutheran, and Notre Dame Alumni worked together installing vinyl siding on the front of the house, soffits on the front porch overhang, starting the insulation work inside, weed whacking the back yard jungle, and removing the scaffolding on the side of the house. A late morning thunderstorm rolled through, but the temporary halt to work didn't faze this hardy crew. Thanks to all who came out to make this a very successful and fun day.

Our next Habitat day is Saturday, August 23.

It's not too late to get involved!!!

Dr. Peter Kreeft Christian Anthropology vs. the Sexual Revolution Part 1 and 2

Dr. Peter Kreeft lectures on the authentic meaning of human sexuality.

Family of the Year 2014 - Presented by the Knights of Columbus

Dear Parishioners,

Each year the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Elder Council nominate a “Family of the Year.” The purpose of this is to give beautiful examples of Catholic family life in our parish. Of course each year most of these families feel unworthy of this honor, and most of the time I have to cajole the families to accept this honor. The Pappalardo’s were quite humbled by this, and of course do not want to bring attention onto themselves, but to Jesus Christ who has blessed them with their beautiful family. I am most honored to be able to honor them this weekend as the 9:30am Mass as the Knights of Columbus Family of the Year. May God continue to bless Jim and Anita, and their five sons, each in their own way have generously served our parish and community. May the Lord bless all our families as we all travel the road to our heavenly homeland. Here are a few words of thanks from the Pappalardo family.

How to Win the Culture War - Peter Kreeft

Adoration Chapel Sign Up

Brother Knights,
So far we are 2 weekends into perpetual adoration and so far so good, but we need more help!
We are covering Sunday mornings at 2am for 1 hour. (i.e. Saturday night into Sunday morning at 0200 hrs). So far we have the following men who have volunteered. I have listed you in pairs with your respective date assigned for the first 6 weekends. You may trade amongst yourselves or let me know if you can not make it so that I can find a sub. Anyone else who is able or willing to step up and help out as a substitute or even if only on a one time basis, please let me know as the more brothers we have the less frequently we have to do it individually.

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National Directive from the K of C Leadership: Failure to Lead

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." --Edmund Burke

The Knights of Columbus are, and always have been, strongly supportive of the right to life in their public statements. So it has long been a mystery to me why the K of C allows some politicians to continue their membership even while those politicians promote legalized abortion: in flagrant defiance of the teachings of their Church and the public statements of their fraternity.

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From Article:

The national directive from K of C leadership, warning local councils that they cannot suspend the membership of abortion supporters, is couched in neutral language, suggesting that any such move to oust a member must be approved at the very top levels of the fraternal order. But are the top leaders of the K of C ready to take action? To the best of my knowledge they have never yet ousted a member because of his support for abortion. If the local councils are forbidden to act, and the national leadership is unwilling to act, then the disgrace will continue: prominent men who support the killing of the unborn will be allowed to parade around in the guise of Catholic knighthood.

In his attempt to justify this policy of inaction, Supreme Advocate John Marrella writes: "If the public figure's bishop has not excommunicated him for his public positions on issues relating to matters of faith and morals, it would be highly inappropriate for the Knights of Columbus to do so." [The full text of the Marrella letter to the Massachusetts K of C leadership can be found below.]

Holy Innocents and St Michael


Please pray for the parishes of Holy Innocents and St. Michael in the arch diocese of New York.

Luke E. Hart Series (What Catholics believe, How Catholics pray, How Catholics live)

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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic, or person looking for a better understanding of our faith: What does a Catholic believe?, How does the Catholic worship?, and How does the Catholic live?

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