Welcome to St. Aloysius!

To Know Christ, To Love Christ, To Bring Others to Christ.

***Public Masses have resumed, however, the obligation to attend Mass will continue to be lifted until further notice***

 

Revised Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday:  10:00am


Online Resources
Digital Weekend Programs

June 27th & 28th (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time): 20200628 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 20th & 21st (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time): 20200621 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 13 & 14 (Corpus Christi): 20200614 Corpus Christi Program
June 6 & 7 (Most Holy Trinity): 20200607 Holy Trinity Program
May 30 & 31 (Pentecost): 20200531 Pentecost Program

Watch Mass Online

St. Jude the Apostle: Click here
Wed,Thur,Fri - 8:30a
Sat: 4:30p, Sun: 11:00a

St. Peter in Chains:  Click here

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NOTICE TO ALL EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (6/10/2020)

Due to the current regulations in church due to the coronavirus, Eucharistic Minister guidelines will change to the following until further notice:

There are only two Masses per weekend (Saturday 4:00pm & Sunday 10:00am).  Only three Eucharistic Ministers are needed for each Mass.  Because of this, distributors will not be scheduled.  If you are attending either Mass and are willing to distribute communion, please go to the sacristy and sign in for that Mass. 

You do not need to wear a cross.  Signing in will allow the sacristan to know that the ministry is covered for that Mass.  Please note that Eucharistic Ministers MUST use hand sanitizer and MUST wear a mask.


Update: Welcome back!

We are thrilled to have YOU back in church.  In order to keep things going smoothly and to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, please observe the following directives as suggested by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati:

  • Enter and exit church with social distancing in mind – make every effort to maintain 6 feet between other parishioners and avoid congregating in groups.
  • Holy water fonts continue to remain empty.
  • We suggest and recommend you wear a facemask.
  • Every other pew will be closed and marked accordingly for seating.
  • Hospitality with the celebrant and other parishioners will return when it is safe to do so.
  • Masses will be abbreviated with limited music. There will be no offertory procession or sign of peace.
  • Breaking Bread hymnals have been removed from the pews to reduce the spread of germs. Cell phones may be used ON SILENT to follow the day’s reading.  Download the “MyParish” app.
  • During Communion, follow the normal one-way traffic patterns. Remember to maintain social distancing.
  • You must receive the Holy Eucharist in your hand. Distribution of Precious Blood is temporarily suspended.
  • Facilities will be cleaned and disinfected after every Mass.

Please bear with us as we all adjust to these new changes.  Things may continue to change and we may have to adapt further as we go along.  Keep in mind, the Archbishop has dispensed everyone from their Sunday obligation.  Your desire to attend Mass can be fulfilled any day of the week.

Please note that the St. Al’s weekend Mass schedule has been adjusted.  There will be only one Mass on Sunday beginning at 10:00am.

Please remember to pray for each other during these difficult times.  Thank you for your continued support to the church, and we can’t wait to see you again!


We welcome Father Lambert!!

 

The eldest of his family of seven children (four boys and three girls among two are twins) is diocesan priest from Gikongoro Diocese in Rwanda/ Central Africa.  Blessed to grow up in a strong catholic family faith, he learned from his parents to learn everything about Mary, Our Lady of Kibeho.

He had his formation toward the priesthood in three interdiocesan seminaries in Rwanda (Rutongo, Kabgayi and Nyakibanda).  After his ordination at Cyanika Parish on July 12, 2003, he has served Gikongoro diocese in Mushubi Parish as a Parochial Vicar (2003-2004) and in Muganza Parish as Pastor (2004-2006).  Since September 2006, he was assigned Diocesan Finance Officer, Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral Parish of Gikongoro, Diocesan Director of OPM (Pontifical Missions Societies). From 2008 to 2011 he studied at National University of Rwanda (UNR) in Business Administration (2008-2011).  He was also a member of Pastoral Committee of the Shrine of Our Lady of Kibeho  (since 2004-2011).

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati Archdiocese assigned Fr. Lambert  in Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region. Beginning July 2014, he served as Parochial Vicar of St. James of the Valley Parish, Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Matthias the Apostle.

We are so thankful at St. Aloysius and St. Jude to be able to get another priest to continue the mission and ministries of our Pastoral Region.  We are especially thankful to Archbishop Schnurr for bringing us Father Lambert.


5/8/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

My brothers and sisters in Christ:

Good news at last! The bishops of Ohio have decided to allow public masses once again.  Weekday mass schedules will resume on May 25 and Sunday masses the following weekend, Pentecost Sunday. The obligation to attend Sunday mass will still be lifted.

Both parishes will maintain their regularly scheduled masses and Fr. Jim and I will sort out when and where we will be at each parish for the weekends.

Peace and all good things,

Fr. Michael Hay


4/22/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

My brothers and sisters in Christ:

This Easter season is so much different than any other any of us has experienced. With the economy shut down, even our churches and schools shut down, we are living in unprecedented times.

One thing that never changes is the message of the Gospel. Christ came among us and died for us. He is now risen from the dead and dwells with us still, in our prayers, in our good deeds, in the love of our families.

The Good News will always be there for those who seek it. Let us pray for a renewed spiritual life in the whole Church so that hope in the things that last will become once more something that gives ultimate comfort and joy to the people of the world.

And, let us always pray for each other.

Peace and all good things,

Fr. Michael Hay

 


4/15/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

My brothers and sisters in Christ:

“This is the day the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice in it! Alleluia!”

As we continue our celebration of the Easter season, I’d like to say “Thank you!” to all for your generous donations during this difficult time when the churches are closed. Many of you have been able to send in your envelopes to help us pay our bills and for that I am extremely grateful.

Easter was so different this year: no Vigil, no flowers not to mention the limited family gatherings we weren’t able to enjoy. But faith in the New Life of Christ will pull us through so that, mercifully, next Easter will see our churches full of joyful worshippers.

We are more than six years into our two parishes becoming a Pastoral Region. Many good things have been happening and, I pray, more will come. Together we all can become a beautiful sign of Christ’s love here on Bridgetown Road and draw others to Him by our joyful expressions of Gospel love.

Peace and all good things,

Fr. Michael Hay


4/8/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

My brothers and sisters in Christ:

“This is the day the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice in it!”

This line from Psalm 118 is especially important for us on the celebration of Easter Sunday. Easter Day is the day that the Lord has made—all of creation made ready from the beginning of time when the Father would erase the debt of sin through the death and resurrection of His Son.

Christ opened the gates of heaven for us. His death redeemed us from the powers of darkness and His resurrection has secured for us a permanent home in His Kingdom. All we need do is reach out and grasp it.

Today is that day. Realize what is being held out to you and grasp it. And rejoice in it.

Enjoy, as much as you can this year, the flowers, enjoy Spring, the love of family—all are gifts from God who loves us so much that He gave us His Son who died and rose again for us. Remember the Giver when you enjoy His gifts!

Happy Easter!

Peace and all good things,

Fr. Michael Hay


4/3/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

Faith, Hope, and Love……

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. From my perspective, Holy Week and Easter will be very bleak this year because I will not have you to join me in the services. You are the Mystical Body of Christ and I miss you all. I know that many of you are feeling the absence of being able to join at the table of the Lord as well. This is not a pleasant time for any of us.

I have a stronger sense of what the Apostles were feeling as they watched the Crucifixion and burial of Christ. To watch the man they had come to love and believe in bleeding to death on the cross then buried in a nearby tomb. Their days were certainly bleak and filled with much anxiety, as ours are today.

BUT HE RETURNED!!!

On that third day Jesus resurrected from the dead and showed himself to his beloved Apostles. I’m certain He visited His Mother as well!

Let us remember this time as a time of suffering for the Body and remember to keep alive the hope that He will return again!

God save us all.

Fr. Mike


3/25/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

Faith, Hope and Love….

Today, March 25, is the Feast of the Annunciation, a very important feast in the Church. It is the celebration of the event that began our salvation history.  The Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to the Virgin Mary to announce that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ.

From the moment of conception, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the world was changed.  The Son of God was present in the world.  Even though unseen, hidden in His Mother’s womb, His presence was there.  The infant John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb when Mary went to visit Elizabeth, so near was our salvation.

Jesus would 33 years visible to the world and, during His public ministry, would work numerous miracles and teach us about the Kingdom of Heaven.

He is once again hidden from us after His Ascension into Heaven, but His presence is still among us, guiding us still to fulfill our salvation.

In these difficult times it will do us good to remember that, no matter what, Christ is still with us and will see us through to all that is good for His sheep.

 

God bless us and save us all.

Fr. Mike



3/19/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:

 

Faith, Hope and Love

This morning (March 19th ) I said the Mass for Saint Joseph to a dark and empty
church. It was a very weird feeling. I had to remind myself that the Church
teaches that at every mass the Community of Saints is present. It was still dark
and lonely though.

These are extraordinary times for all of us. I prayed to Saint Joseph that just as he
was tasked with taking care of the needs of the Infant Jesus, he would pray for us
and keep us safe as well.

I know that many are upset that there are no public masses at present.
Remember what Jesus told the Samaritan woman. There will come a time, and is
here now, when people will no longer worship on this mountain or in Jerusalem,
but will worship God in Spirit and Truth.

God save us all.

Fr. Mike


3/19/20:  From the Pastor's Desk

 

Dear friends in the Lord,

Shalom!  These are challenging days, indeed, with many worries on our minds and fears that can get the best of us.   We really are living a Lenten desert experience, now, aren’t we? We are going into the unknown. However, who can we place our faith in? Offer our anxieties to? Be in solidarity with?   Yes, our Lord, Jesus. He is our companion and our friend in this desert experience of Lent – heightened by the Coronavirus scare.

Tired, thirsty, and hungry in the desert, Jesus faced his demons, tempered his fears, chased away the voices of doubt.   May we appeal to his courage and single mindedness in faith that nothing would separate Him from the love of God….. nor can anything separate US from that love - if we will it. For as St. Paul says, “No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   (Romans 8:37-39)

So, my friends, let’s put our trust in our Lord that He is with us and He will empower us to persevere and endure the sacrifices that each of us is making through the Coronavirus pandemic.   This, too, will pass – just like the desert experience ended for Jesus. “And the angels came and ministered to Him.”   (MT 4:11)   May the angels come and minister to each of you as well.   And may we appreciate the graces revealed - even in the desert.

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Here at St. Al’s we are directly challenged indeed with the church closures and suspended masses.  However, we have good news: St. Jude’s will BROADCAST/ LIVE STREAM masses on the St. Jude Church website for five days a week starting on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM.  The broadcast/ live stream will continue throughout Lent on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8:30AM and on Saturdays at 4:30 PM and on Sundays at 11:00 AM.   How to find the videos?  Just click on the link below, then click Watch Mass Online on the website.
www.stjudebridgetown.org.

My friends, we do believe that the marvelous people here at St Al’s will persevere and come out of this current situation stronger and more faith-filled than ever.   Let’s unite with Jesus, and pray to our Lord to be with us and guide us through the fears with the faith he so valiantly and graciously models for us. May God bless each of you and your families, and may we not lose this, our faith, that is such a precious and valuable, God given gift.

With no mass celebrations we expect our weekly offering to decrease significantly in the coming weeks. First thank you for all Parish Members who already give online!! This will significantly help in curtailing the loss of our Sunday offerings, I also would like you at this time of need to consider setting up online donations in lieu of your Sunday offering envelope. On our Parish Website please click on the online giving button or click here, and it will take you through the process. You may also send your offering in the mail.  We rely on your generosity and support to be able to carry on with our mission of preaching of Jesus Christ. Please help us to continue the work of serving our parishioners and supporting our buildings and staff during this crisis.

Fr. Mike


COVID-19 Update from Archdiocese of Cincinnati:  

After consultation with the governor and health officials, the Bishops of Ohio are convinced of the need to take the following necessary action:

Temporary suspension of all public Masses through Easter in the state of Ohio. This is effective immediately.

The archdiocesan website will be live-streaming a daily Mass and weekend Mass from the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.  Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m.

All live-streaming Masses will also be available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCincinnati/.

More information will be shared in the coming days on this website.

Please join us in praying for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all healthcare workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope.

Press Release, COVID-19 School Closures found here.

 


Click here for Archdiocese of Cincinnati COVID-19 Information


 

 

 

   


Mass Times

 

Public Masses will resume Monday, May 25th, some times have been revised.

Communion Service
Suspended until further notice
Weekday Masses
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am
Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00am
Rosary
Monday–Saturday 7:35 am
Eucharistic Adoration
Suspended until further notice.
Confession
Saturday 3:00-3:30 pm

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