- Baptisms are customarily celebrated at weekend liturgies. Parents are expected to be parishioners of the parish for at least three months.
- A Baptismal Preparation class is required for first-time expectant parents and godparents. The class is held on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 PM. For more information or to sign up, please contact Diane Robisch at the Rectory office: 513-574-4840 (ext. 205)
- The following information is very important for the reception of baptism
- At least one parent should be a practicing Catholic.
- Parents should be registered in the parish in which they reside. New parents are responsible for their registration and no longer can be registered in their parents’ names.
- The guidelines for godparents are: At least one godparent should be a practicing Catholic. If he/she is registered in a parish, other than where the baptism will take place, they must present a letter, and parish seal, from that parish in recognition of his/her membership. A person who is baptized, and belongs to another Christian community, may be a Christian witness, not a godparent. A non-baptized person may not be a witness.
- a godparent must be 16 years old and confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.
- The family is the first embodiment of reconciliation, where belonging and forgiveness are learned. The community church and the family (domestic church) combine to ritualize, celebrate, and make real the process of forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- The Second Graders of the Pastoral Region of Saint Aloysius and Saint Jude, after thorough preparation and a parent meeting in October of each year, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Season of Advent (on the Second Saturday – tentatively December 3, 2016 ). The reception of the sacrament begins with a prayer service. Several priests assist our children in the receiving of this sacrament. A packet of thorough information is distributed to parents at the preparation meeting. For questions please contact our Pastoral Associate, Diane Robisch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-574-4840 (ext. 205)
- Preparation for the Sacrament of Penance
- First Holy Communion is celebrated on the First Sunday of May at Saint Aloysius (May 7, 2017). A parent meeting is held in January in preparation for this sacrament, along with instruction from the school and PSR teachers. On the Saturday morning, a week prior to the reception of First Communion, the children participate in a Jesus Day Retreat. This day adds in a prayerful way, to the preparation of receiving First Communion. Parents are provided important information pertaining to this sacrament well in advance of the reception of First Communion.
- Preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist
- Confirmation is celebrated for students of Grades 7 and 8, every other year. The next celebration of Confirmation will be held in 2017 (February 12, 2017 @2:30pm). Early in the school year, parents are provided with information and forms that are needed for this sacrament. Students participate in a retreat in November so that both school and PSR students can attend.
- Preparation for Confirmation
- No longer referred to as Last Rites, the sacrament of the sick can be offered to anyone who is entering the hospital for surgery or suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, as well as for those who are nearing death.
- Anointing often takes place in the Priest’s Sacristy after Masses, so that family and friends can also be present. No preparation is needed. Arrangements can be made ahead of time through the Rectory office, or before Mass by contacting the Sacristan or the Priest.
- In emergency situations, please call the Rectory office for a priest, but if the person to be anointed is in a non-West-side hospital, please have the hospital call a local priest to ensure a timely visit.
- To begin the process of Marriage Preparation and to reserve a date, couples are asked to call the Pastor at least six months in advance to provide adequate time for Marriage Preparation.
- At least one individual or his/her family must be registered as a parishioner at Saint Aloysius to schedule a wedding.
- Couples are also asked to contact the Music Director to secure the date as well and schedule a planning meeting for music selection.
- An architectural note: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga is a church in the round, with all pews no more than 25 feet from the table of the Lord. As such, there is no center aisle as typical “nave” style churches have. Bridal party processions enter and exit church via the inside circle which actually provides a clearer and more visible sight-line for the assembly.
- The Athenaeum of Ohio, the center for ecclesial formation sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, forms men and women to faithfully follow Christ and serve His mission by fulfilling their vocations in the Church.
Monday and Saturday 8:00 am
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 11:15 am
Monday–Saturday 7:35 am
Thursdays 8:30-9:30 am
Saturday 3:00-3:30 pm