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
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9:00am
Due to the closure of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, we will NOT be collecting food this year. Instead, please consider a monetary donation or gift cards (Kroger, Meijer, etc.).
Digital Weekend Programs
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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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From the Pastor's Desk (8/4/2020)
My brothers and sisters in Christ:
Saturday, August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, normally a Holy Day of Obligation. Because of the pandemic and the fact that it falls on Saturday this year, there is no obligation to attend Mass.
This is one of two dogmas that have been declared infallibly by a pope. Pius XII, in 1948, declared that Catholics must believe that Mary was taken bodily into heaven at the very moment of her death, that the decay of death never touched her. Many people are confused about what is and is not infallible in papal teaching. The only other dogma to be proclaimed infallibly is also related to Mary. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was proclaimed as dogma for Catholics by Pope Pius IX in 1870.
More importantly, this feast tells us something about our own future. Mary, as the Mother of Jesus, shared in His Passion by standing at His Cross as He died. Her grief was turned to joy at His Resurrection. She shared His Ascension at the moment of her own death and now is one of two glorified bodies in heaven (hers and her Son’s) as the universe awaits the general resurrection from the dead and the final establishment of the Kingdom of God.
In other words, Mary already enjoys the full benefits of heaven that await us, the faithful here on earth.
We here in our Pastoral Region should always be ready to commend ourselves to the care of the Mother of God. St. Aloysius, like so many saints, had a great devotion to Our Lady. And certainly St. Jude would have known her in person! We commend ourselves to her, trusting in her care for each of us as members of her Son’s Body.
Peace and all good things,
Fr. Michael Hay
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.
- Facial coverings (masks) are REQUIRED to enter the church.
- 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.
- 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.
Thanksgiving Day: 9:00am
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & 6:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
Suspended until further notice
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm
Monday–Saturday 7:35 am
Suspended until further notice.
Saturday 3:00-3:30 pm