Parish Newsletter August 2018
Family Mission Trip
Each year a group of families from Guardian Angels Parish take a week out of their summer to spread God’s love by serving those in need. The 2018 Family Mission Trip took place in June in Frenchburg, Kentucky. GA parishioners team up with Glenmary Sisters for a specific project.

This year, the GA team completed a home makeover. The trailer Nancy was living in wasn’t expected to last much longer so it was necessary to repair an old house on her property so she could move in there. So much work was put into this project! Guardian Angels families finished a deck, installed new siding, repaired the roof, and installed subflooring in the bathroom and a new door. They replaced a window, painted inside, and installed a new staircase.


Volunteers Needed at Mass
Are you interested in Proclaiming the Word of God?

We are in need of two lectors for the 5:00 Mass, every 4 th Saturday of the month, beginning September 22 nd. This is a good opportunity to share your faith with fellow parishioners. New to the parish? This is a great way for you to get involved and meet new people.

If you are interested in reading at the 5:00 Mass, please email Joan Schoenhoeft or call her at 624-2195.
CCD Registration Open
CCD religion classes for the 2018-2019 school year begin September 12 th .
Registration materials can be found on our website.
Questions should be directed to Joan Schoenhoeft in the Religious Education Office.
Youth Ministry Kicks Off September 7th
Youth Ministry for the school year begins on Friday, September 7 th. If you have a child in grades 6-12, consider having them join us for one of our meetings. We will be meeting weekly on Thursday evenings for high school students, monthly on third Saturday evenings for middle school (grades 6-8), and a communal gathering for all grades that will include food and worship on the evening of each First Friday. Please note that we are also in dire need of adults (parents and especially non-parents) to help run these and other offerings. If you would like to involve yourself or a child, contact youth@gaparish.org for more information, or visit the Youth Ministry page on the parish website.
Join A Bible Study at GA
You can join an organized group that will meet on designated Monday evenings or create your own group and schedule!
This is a great opportunity for parish groups to expand their faith together. New parishioners could join the Monday group to meet new people. CCD parents could meet during the time their children are in class, Booster parents could meet during designated practice times, Parish Service Organizations could work the bible study into their regular meetings. So many possibilities! All of the materials are provided for you.
You can find more information on the parish website .
News From Guardian Angels School
Grand Re-Opening of the School on August 19th After Noon Mass
We invite our entire Guardian Angels community to see our newly renovated school! Over the summer, a new entrance was constructed, restrooms were added to the preschool wing and updated in the undercroft, a junior high learning center was created, and classrooms were relocated.
Please enter through our brand new front entrance. The building will be open from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, August 19th.
PTA Welcomes Back Our GA Staff, Students, and Families
It was a big summer at GA as the PTA finished up some major projects. The Angels Glass Project was installed inside the front entrance and looks fantastic! We also renovated the staff lounge to include new cabinetry, countertops, furniture and fresh paint.

Thank you to our parishioners Dan Frey of Foxfire Properties and John Von Holle of Midwestern Plumbing for partnering to make the staff lounge project a success. Also thank you to the 2018 eighth grade class which donated the new table and chairs for the lounge.

We are very pleased and could not have completed these projects without the support from our GA community. We look forward to another great year!
Boosters Donation Goes Towards Junior High Learning Center
Thank you to the Athletic Boosters for their generous donation to accommodate the building swap that took place over the summer!

Our preschool has expanded to include three full-day classes for the 2018-2019 school year. This growth meant that kindergarten needed to move out of t hat wing. The result of this move allowed the school to move all classrooms to areas where they are most developmentally appropriate. The annex portion of the building now hosts our primary wing, serving kindergarten through 3rd grade. The first floor of the Beechmont building serves grades 4-6, and the second (top) floor of the Beechmont building is a dedicated space for junior high.

Along with this dedicated space, a Junior High Learning Center was created. The donation provided by the Boosters was used to purchase the furniture that fills this new center. It features flexible and dynamic seating options to create a new collaborative space for our junior high students.
Other News & Opportunities
Theology On Tap
Young adults of our parish and beyond are invited to come to the inaugural season of the new Theology on Tap “Cincy East.” Anyone in their 20's & 30's – single/married, with/without children – are all invited to food, faith, and some fellowship as young adults on the East Side of Cincinnati at Anderson Pub & Grill on T uesdays from September 11 - October 2 . All Theology on Tap events will begin at 6:30pm. For a detailed schedule, list of speakers, or more information, contact Bradley Barnes or view the event on Facebook .