Ministries & Organizations

Adopt-a-Garden:  Volunteers adopt garden area on church grounds.  They plant and maintain their garden throughout the year.  A garden can be any size and adopted by an individual, family or group.

Contact:  Nancy Perrino  513-631-3573

Arts and Environment:  Prepares and decorates our church environment for the liturgical seasons and holidays.  Volunteers are always welcome.

Contact:  Susan Lillard  513-460-1374

Baptismal Gown Preparers:  Embroider and sew baptismal gowns for those baptized in our parish.

Contact:  Betty Schluttenhofer  513-351-0627

Bereavement Committee:  Responds to families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.   Assists the family in making preparation for the Rite of Christian Burial for the death of a parish member.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts:  Promotes character development, citizenship training and personal fitness.  Boy Scouts 6th-12th grade, Cub Scouts 1st-5th grade.

Contact:  Boy Scouts Don Broughton  513-383-7867    Cub Scouts  James Canada  859-866-2059

Building and Grounds:  Supports the physical facilities by assisting in the maintenance and repairs of the buildings, assists Adopt-a-Gardeners with landscaping.  Volunteers are always welcomed.  Meets 1st Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Trinity Hall.

Contact:  Joe Geers  513-531-1666

Festival:  Great food, great games, great rides, great fun.  One of the festival's primary objectives is to bring the parish family together to have fun while working together towards a fundraising goal.  Volunteers welcomed.  Watch bulletin, church announcement boards and website for details.  It is usually held the first weekend in August.  Meet as scheduled by the festival chairs.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Finance Committee:  Advises the pastor regarding the financial matters of the parish, oversees the parish's yearly budget, informs the parishioners regularly of the financial state of the parish.

Contact:  Jane Grote  513-351-4369

Hospital and Sick Visits:  Please call the Parish Office with information regarding parishioners' needs.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Hospitality/Welcome:  Organizes an occasional "Donut Sunday" giving parishioners an opportunity for fellowship after Mass.  Welcomes new members of the parish family by making contact with them and offering helpful information about the parish. 

Contact:  Currently in need of coordinator.  If interested in helping, call Parish Office  513-366-4400

Knights of Columbus:  Norwood Council #1162 is a lay family service organization of Catholic men and part of the largest Catholic Fraternal organization in the world.  We provide a wide range of Church, community and charitable activities and programs.  Men 18 and older are eligible for membership.  Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Trinity Hall.

Contact:  Victor Schneider  513-631-3972

Liturgical Ministries:  Extraordinary Ministers of;

     Communion:  Assist in the distribution of the Sacred Body and Blood at Mass.  

Contact:  Betty Schluttenhofer 513-351-0627

(if you would like to take to Communion to nursing homes and the homebound contact the Parish Office at 513-366-4400)

     Lectors:  Proclaims the Word of God to the community gathered for worship.

Contact:  Betty Schluttenhofer  513-351-0627

     Servers:  Serve Masses and special services.  Students 4th grade and older and adults are always needed.

Contact Parish Office:  513-366-4400

     Ushers and Greeters:  Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass.  Ushers assist those in need and collect stewardship offerings.

Contact Parish Office:  513-366-4400

View the Ministry Schedules Here

 Marriage Ministry:  Please see the guidelines on planning a marriage under Parish Information on home page.

 Men's Club:  Meets to enjoy various social activities and support the functions of the parish.  Meets 1st Wednesday at 7:30 PM in Trinity Hall.

Contact Joe Sanker  513-396-7677

More Than a Meal:  Many times a parishioner is in need of a meal, prayer and fellowship during illness or crisis.  Can you prepare a casserole, meatloaf or something easily frozen?  Notices will be put in the bulletin for need and then they can be dropped off to the Parish Office.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Music Ministry:  Our music ministry is a vibrant group of parishioners that lead the congregation in worship through music and song.  The choirs include, Contemporary Ensemble, Traditional Choir, Children's Choir, Children's Bell Choir.  Please see the Music Ministry page for more details.

Contact:  Alice Barnes  513-631-0390

Parish Pastoral Council:  Consultative group to the pastor and pastoral staff regarding the welfare and vision of the parish.  This is accomplished through regular meetings, liaisons with other parish organizations and dialogue with parishioners.  Meets Bi-monthly.

Contact:  Fr. Ray Kellerman  513-366-4400

Parish Office Volunteers:  Volunteers assist the parish staff by staffing the phones, helping with special mailings, etc.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

RCIA:  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Catholic Church's process of welcoming new members.  It is a faith journey that prepares adults and children over the age of seven to receive the three sacrament of initiation; Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  We begin in September and continue through April.

Contact:  Fr. Ray Kellerman or Deacon William Staun  513-366-4400

Soup for Shut-ins:  Making homemade soup?  How about putting some in a small container for our parishioners who are homebound.  Drop off at the Parish Office.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Tender Mercies Meals:  Provide and serve the dinner meal for the residents of Tender Mercies the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Watch bulletin and website for announcement of January planning meeting.  All are welcome to join any time of the year.

Contact:  Betsy Jacquez  513-531-3738

Variety Show Players:  To entertain parishioners and others through a variety show.  Promotes friendship and fellowship and raises funds for the parish.  Usually held the last two weekends of April at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Smith Hall.  Rehearsals are held every Sunday and usually begin in January.

Contact:  Joe Geers  513-531-1666

Vocation Awareness:  Every household is invited to "host" Fr. Ed Haskamp's chalice for a week and pray for vocations to ministry within the church.  The sign up sheet can be found on the table near the parking lot side door.

Contact:  Deacon Henry Jacquez  513-531-3738

Wedding Ministry:  Assist engaged couples in planning their wedding ceremony and assist at the ceremony as needed.  Provide a Mass and reception in June for those couples celebrating a notable anniversary.

Contact:  Jane Grote  513-351-4369

Weekly Church Cleaners:  Maintains the church with light cleaning.  Meets every Tuesday at 8:30 AM in church.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Worship Commission:  Attends to the liturgical and spiritual needs of the parish.  Plans liturgies and other services for the liturgical year.

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400


























































 







































































































































































































































Adopt-a-Garden: Volunteers adopt garden area on the church grounds. They plant and maintain their garden through out the year. A garden can be any size and adopted by an individual, family or group.  Contact: Nancy Perrino ~ 513-631-3573

Arts and Environment: Prepares and decorates our church environment for the liturgical seasons and holidays. Volunteers are always welcome.

Contact: Susan Hammond~ 513-351-5086

Baptismal Gown Preparers: Embroider and sew baptismal gowns for those baptized in our parish.  
Contact: Betty Schluttenhofer ~ 513-351-0627
































Bereavement Committee: Responds to families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Assists the family in making preparations for the Rite of Christian Burial for the death of a parish member.
Contact: Parish Office 513-366-4400
































Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts: Promotes character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. Boy Scouts 6th – 12th grade, Cub Scouts 1st – 5th grade.
Contact: Boy Scouts –Don Broughton~ 513-383-7867; Cub Scouts – James Canada ~ 859-866-2059
































Buildings and Grounds:  Supports the physical facilities by assisting in the maintenance and repairs of the buildings, assists Adopt-a-Gardeners with landscaping. Volunteers are always welcomed. 
Meets: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Hall
Contact: Joe Geers ~ 513-531-1666
 
Festival: Great food, great games, great rides, great fun. One of the festival’s primary objectives is to bring the parish family together to have fun while working together towards a fund-raising goal. Volunteers welcomed. Watch bulletin, church announcement boards and website for details. It is usually held the first weekend in August. 
Meets: as scheduled by the chairs. 
Contact: Parish Office ~ 513-366-4400
 
Finance Committee:   Advises the pastor regarding the financial matters of the parish, oversees the Parish's yearly budget, informs the parishioners regularly of the financial state of the Parish.
ContactJane Grote ~ 513-351-4369
  
Hospital and Sick visits: Please call the parish office with information regarding parishioners’ needs.
Contact: Parish Office ~ 513-366-4400
 
Hospitality/Welcome: Organizes an occasional “donut Sunday” giving parishioners an opportunity for fellowship after Mass. Welcomes new members of the parish family by making contact with them and offering helpful information about the parish.
Contact: currently in need of coordinator  Parish Office  513-366-4400
































Knights of Columbus: Norwood Council #1162 is a lay family service organization of Catholic men and part of the largest Catholic Fraternal organization in the world. We provide a wide range of Church, community and charitable activities and programs.  Men 18 and older are eligible for membership.
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m.  Trinity Hall
Contact: Victor Schneider ~ 513-631-3972 































































Liturgical Ministries
     Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: Assist in the distribution of the Sacred Body and Blood at Mass, and by visiting nursing homes and the homebound
     Contact: Betty Schluttenhofer ~ 513-351-0627
     Lectors:  Proclaims the Word of God to the community gathered for worship.
     Contact: Betty Schluttenhofer ~ 513-351-0627
     Servers: Serves Masses and special services. Students 4th grade and older, and adults are always needed.
     Contact: Parish Office  513-366-4400
     Ushers and Greeters: Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass. Ushers assist those in need, and collecting stewardship offerings. 
     Contact: Parish Office ~ 513-631-0998
































Market Day: This monthly fundraiser for the Sr. Mildred Fund provides frozen and packaged food for busy families. Order forms are a bulletin insert prior to the sale date for the month. Orders may also be submitted online at www.marketday.comaccount number 9454. 
Contact:  Barb Freudenberg 513-376-5909 or Mary Pat Schneider  513-731-4524 
































Men’s Club: Meet to enjoy various social activities and support the functions of the parish.
Meets: 1st Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Contact: Joe Sanker ~ 513-396-7677
































Men's Fellowship: Prayerful support of one another as well as practical application of the Gospel message to everyday life.
Meets: 1st and 3rd Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Contact: Rick Sammons 513-657-1122































































More Than a Meal:  Many times a parishioner is in need of a meal, prayer and fellowship during illness or crisis. Can you prepare a casserole, meatloaf or something easily frozen? Just drop it off at the Parish Office.
Contact: Parish Office  513-366-4400
































Music MinistryOur music ministry is a vibrant group of parishioners that lead the congregation in worship through music and song.
     Contemporary Ensemble: Provides music at the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Open to children (3rd – 8th grade), teens and adults. Practice:  Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in   church, to rehearse for the Sunday 11:00 a.m. Mass.
Traditional: Provides music at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Open to teens and adults. Practice Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Children’s Choir: 3rd – 8th grade, teach the fundamentals of choir singing, providing music in selected Saturday 4:30 masses and other special occasions.  Practice in the church at 3:30 p.m. on the Saturdays for which we sing Mass
Children’s Bell Choir:3rd – 8th grade dedicated to learning ringing techniques and music reading. They play for special parish and school celebrations. Practice held on designated Tuesdays, from 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
     Contact: Alice Barnes ~ 513-631-0390
































Parish Pastoral Council: Consultative group to the pastor and pastoral staff regarding the welfare and vision of the parish. This is accomplished through regular meetings, liaisons with other parish organizations and dialogue with parishioners. 
Meets:  Bi-Monthly
Contact: Fr. Ray Kellerman ~ 513-366-4400
































Parish Support: Volunteers that support the operations of the parish.
     Parish Office Volunteers: Volunteers assist the parish staff by staffing the phones, special mailings and stuffing the bulletins. Contact: The parish office
     Weekly Church Cleaners: Maintains the church with light cleaning. Meets: Tuesday 8:30 a.m., 































     Contact: Mary Rassche ~ 513-351-6854
































RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Catholic Church’s process of welcoming new members. It is a faith journey that prepares adults and children over the age of seven to receive the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We begin in September and continue through April.
Contact: Father Ray Kellerman or Deacon William Staun ~ 513-366-4400
































Religious Education Programs: Collaboration with St. John the Evangelist that provides religious education to children attending public elementary and high schools. 
Meets: Wednesdays during school year, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Letterst Hall, St. John the Evangelist
Contact: Parish Office ~ 513-366-4400 
































School
     Contact: 513-686-2727
               Directors:
                    Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., St. Nicholas Academy Library
               Parent Teacher Organization (PTO):
                    Dedicated to providing support for St Nicholas Academy community and faculty in an effort to improve the educational experience for the students through fund-raising and extra curricular activities.
               Athletic BoostersCoordinates children’s athletic teams for St. Nicholas Academy and manages fundraisers. Membership is included with athletic fees or there is a $10      membership fee. 
               Meets: 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m., St. Nicholas Knights Room.
       Alumni
               Did you attend one of our Parish Schools?
                    Sts.Peter and Paul
                    St. Elizabeth
                    St. Matthews
                    Gressle
                    Holy Trinity
                    St. Nicholas Academy
               We want you contact information and would love to have you be active in helping us gather information of your fellow graduates.  Click here to send us you name,    address, email address, phone number and from what school you attended
































Senior Citizens: Gather to enjoy an afternoon together for desert and Bingo.
Meets: 1st Thursday, 12:30p.m., September through June, Trinity Hall
Contact: Betty Schluttenhofer ~ 513-351-0627
 
Soup for Shut-ins: Making homemade soup? How about putting some in a small container for our parishioners who are homebound. Drop off at the Parish Office.
Contact: Sr. Carol ~ 366-4400
































Tender Mercies Meals: Provide and serve the dinner meal for the residents of Tender Mercies the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Watch bulletin and website for announcement of January planning meeting. All are welcome to join any time of year.
Contact: Betsy Jacquez ~ 513-531-3738
































Variety Show Players: To entertain parishioners and others through a variety show. Promotes friendship and fellowship and raises funds for the parish. Usually held the last 2 weekends of April at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Smith Hall.
Contact: Joe Geers ~ 513-531-1666
































Vocation Awareness: Every household is invited to “host” Fr. Ed Haskamp’s chalice for a week and pray for vocations to ministry within the church. The sign up sheet can be found on the table in the main vestibule.
Contact: Henry Jacquez ~ 513-531-3738
 
Wedding Ministry: Assist engaged couples in planning their wedding ceremony and assist at the ceremony as needed. Provide a Mass and reception in June for those couples celebrating a notable anniversary. 
Contact: Jane Grote ~ 513-351-4369
































Worship Commission: Attends to the liturgical and spiritual needs of the parish. Plans liturgies and other services for the liturgical year.
Contact: Parish Office ~ 513-531-3707
 
































































Religious Education:  Collaboration with St. John the Evangelist in Deer Park to provide religious education to children from our parish attending public elementary and high school.  Meets Wednesdays during the school year at St. John the Evangelist in Letterst Hall from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. 

Contact:  Parish Office  513-366-4400

Parish School:  St. Nicholas Academy:  Located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 170 Siebenthaler Avenue, Reading.  SNA Board of Directors meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM in St. Nicholas Academy Library.  Principal is Mr. Jason Fightmaster.

Contact:  School  513-686-2727    Fax  513-686-2729   Website:  www.stnacademy.org

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO):  Dedicated to providing support for St. Nicholas Academy community and faculty in an effort to improve the educational experience for the students through fundraising and extra curricular activities.

Athletic Boosters:  Coordinates children's athletic teams for St. Nicholas Academy and manages fundraisers.  Membership is included with athletic fees or there is a $10.00 membership fee.  Meets 2nd Monday at 7:00 PM in the St. Nicholas Knights Room.

Alumni:  Did you attend one of our Parish Schools?  Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Elizabeth, St. Matthew, Gressle, Holy Trinity or St. Nicholas.  We would love to have your contact information and have your help in gathering information on your fellow graduates.  Send your information to the parish email HolyTrinity1@fuse.net.  Give us your name, address, email address, phone number and which school you attended.