Members of the Bereavement Committee provide very important functions to families suffering the loss of a loved one. Members can perform simple tasks such as handing out programs, directing visitors, or simply attending the Mass. Members can also assist the families in planning the funeral Liturgy (scripture, music, etc.). We are in great need of more people to help continue this ministry! Please contact the Rectory if you wish to inquire more about this valuable ministry to our faith community.
Catholic Order of Foresters
Catholic Order of Foresters is a trusted, 100+ year-old Catholic fraternal life insurance society dedicated to providing members with financial security and opportunities for spiritual, social and charitable growth. COF members are people helping people, bonding together for mutual support, loving and serving God by giving our physical, financial and spiritual resources to make a difference. Each member holds a COF membership certificate and eligibility for COF’s unique added-value fraternal benefits, which enhance membership and set us apart from commercial companies. Through added-value fraternal benefits, including scholarships and educational awards, tuition assistance for Catholic school students and tuition assistance for public school students attending Catholic religious education programs, we bring Catholic values to life.
Through local courts, member volunteers support Catholic and community causes. Our successful Matching Funds Program© of charitable giving allows courts to raise money for school, parish, community and humanitarian needs.
Our members form a fraternal network of more than 400 local courts, offering social, educational, spiritual and benevolent activities. COF also welcomes and encourages members to participate in the Order’s leadership and government.
Click here to view the National Website for more information. Contact Lorry, Bill, or Matt Schaefer for Gonzaga Court 1572 details.
The Garden Club is a group of parishioners who use their green thumbs to plant and maintain flower beds and pots on the church and rectory grounds. Their work begins in early spring and continues until the first frost. Volunteers are assigned a schedule for watering plants and light weeding. The group is always seeking new volunteers with green thumbs and good backs. For more info or to volunteer call Vicki Otten 598-1228
Network of Care
The goal of Network of Care is to respond to many different needs of Saint Al’s parishioners and the community. Network of Care members provide the following services: visiting and telephoning those confined to their homes, nursing home visitation; parish nurse referral service; transportation to hospitals, doctors, church, grocery, etc.; assistance with minor repairs; and coordinating the annual giving tree and annual blood drive. New members are always needed Meetings are held four times a year and are announced in the bulletin. Contact Mary Jo Shearer for more information at 513-598-1649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saint Al’s Old Timers are a group of men, age 35 and older, who play softball in the Catholic Old Timers League (COT). Most of the Catholic churches on the west side of Cincinnati have a team in this league. This is a social league, so free substitution of players is allowed. This allows men who can’t run to participate by permitting pinch runners for the batter. The Old Timers play 18 games a year and after each game there are refreshments for the teams and their families. There are also a few get-togethers each year just for the Saint Al’s players and their families. Each spring there is a social for men interested in playing, and their spouses. Contact Dave Bauer at 513-383-9730 for more information.
Anyone in need of prayers for whatever reason can be put on the daily prayer line. If you would like to join us in our ministry, or to make a prayer request, please call Pat Schlimm at 513-662-7151.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Nothing in the way of charity is foreign to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. All requests for assistance are assigned numbers and reference to this involved is made by number. This eliminates the possibility of names being divulged outside the conference, and it helps recipients with confidentiality and self-respect.
Members also assist with monthly Bingo games (1st Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm) at Liberty Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Three Rivers (formerly Three Rivers Nursing Home). Meetings are held bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. All parishioners can become involved by donating money via the special envelope on the 5th Sunday of the month, or by donating any time through the Rectory office or the weekend collection. Saint Vincent de Paul has a yearly food donation drive, collected at Mass on Thanksgiving day, and can always use more volunteers to assist with Bingo and by serving as liaisons for distribution of good and services. Please contact our President, Mr. Dick Wyder, at 513-702-0651 for more information or to volunteer.
Located in the Over-The-Rhine district, Tender Mercies is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of homeless adults awith mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a safe place they call home. Parish families take turns organizing, preparing, and serving dinners to the residents once a month. Members of our community help by donating items for the monthly meal. To inquire how you can help donate, serve, or organize a meal please call Marilyn Schutte at 513-574-9859.
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Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am
Saturday 3:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am
First Saturday of month: 3:00pm
First Sunday of month: After 10:00am Mass
Thursdays 8:30-9:30 am
Thursday 8:30-9:00 am
Saturday 2:30-3:00 pm