Parish Newsletter April 2022
Remaining Lent & Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday Celebration – April 9th & 10th
Masses:  Saturday     5:00pm
 Sunday    8:00 & 10:00am & 12:00pm

Monday of Holy Week – April 11th
Mass     7:30 a.m.

Tuesday of Holy Week – April 12th
Mass     7:30am    

Wednesday of Holy Week – April 13th
Mass     7:30am

Holy Thursday – April 14th
Rosary     7:00am
Morning Prayer     7:30am
Way of the Cross (4th Grade Tableaus)     9:00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper     7:00pm*
(Adoration until 9:00pm)

Good Friday – April 15th
Rosary 7:00am
Morning Prayer 7:30am
Good Friday Liturgy     12:30pm*
Way of the Cross     2:00pm
Way of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross   7:00pm

Holy Saturday – April 16th
          Rosary 7:30am
          Morning Prayer 8:00am
 Solemn Vigil of Easter 8:30pm
(No Confessions at Guardian Angels on April 16th)

Solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection
Easter Sunday – April 17th
           Masses 8:00am*, 10:00am* & 12:00pm

*These Masses will be live-streamed our on YouTube Channel.
One Last Fish Fry

We will hold our final Drive-Thru Fish Fry of the season Friday from 5:00-7:00pm. There is no Fish Fry on Good Friday.
We will also have one final opportunity to dine in the undercroft. Only pizza and drinks will be sold and served in the undercroft. If you would like to purchase fried items, you will order in the Gathering Space and the food will be brought to the undercroft.
Children must be accompanied at all times. The playground and basketball hoops will be closed during these events due to the drive-thru line wrapping through the parking lot.
Visit our parish website,, for more information and the full menu.
2nd Grade Retreat

The 2nd grade students of Guardian Angels Parish will be treated to a retreat on Sunday, April 3. The retreat will begin with 10:00 Mass followed by discussion and activities. Please pray for our children as they make their final preparations for First Holy Communion. 
Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

Join together in brotherhood with other men to grow in virtue and faith. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of authentic Catholic masculinity with topics ranging from family and fatherhood to prayer and spiritual life. Join us every week or as your schedule permits. No religious expertise or background required.

When: Mondays from 8-9pm
Where: Room B (near the undercroft) or by Zoom
Age: 20’s to 40’s

Contact Brice Berger for additional information. 
Lenten Speaker Series: Soup, Salad, and the Saints!

Our Lenten Speaker Series wraps up this week. Enjoy a meal while deepening your faith through the wisdom and example of the saints who have gone before us in faith. We will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30pm in the undercroft, followed by a thirty-minute presentation on the life of a saint at 7:15pm.

April 6th: Mother Seraphina Marie, fdm: Superior of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary. The Daughters are missionary sisters committed to upholding the dignity of every human person from the moment of conception until natural death through charitable Works of Mercy at Rose Garden Home Mission. RSVP here.
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Guardian Angels hosts Eucharistic Exposition on Thursdays from 3:00pm. until 8:00pm and First Fridays from 8:00am-8:00pm. We are currently looking for additional volunteers to “captain” hours so as to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament always has an appropriate amount of people covering that time in prayer. Please consider giving an hour a week or month so that we can continue to offer this time with Jesus in the Eucharist. Contact Bradley Barnes at if you would like additional information.
Bid-N-Buy and Major Awards Raffle Coming In June

Our Bid-N-Buy auction and Major Awards raffle are returning this June! These two events will culminate the weekend of June 10-12.
This will be a stand-alone fundraiser with the auction conducted completely online; raffle tickets can be purchased through the rectory office or after select Masses in May. There is no in-person festival.

Here's how can you help our Bid-N-Buy:
  1. Check out the Amazon Wish List. Put your online shopping skills to good use! You can always donate an Amazon gift card in any amount, and we will use it towards our bigger items. Click here to view the list. Please make sure to include your name and address with any donation so we can send you a thank you and tax receipt form. You can also use the wish list to get ideas; just let Kay Froehlich know if you purchase elsewhere and she'll remove the item off the list.
  2. Gift cards are needed for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
  3. Donate lottery tickets in any amount.
  4. Do you have season tickets to local sports events? Can you spare a couple of tickets? We would love to offer tickets to the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, UC, XU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UD, etc.
  5. Do you have an experience you can offer? Maybe a tour of your small business or you have a contact with someone at a restaurant, brewery, or factory?
  6. Send in a cash/check donation to the rectory. Please make your check out to Guardian Angels and mark your check as "Bid-N-Buy Donation."
The deadline for returning donations is June 1, but sooner is better! Registration for online bidding will be open May 22.
This remains our parish’s largest fundraiser with proceeds providing operating support for our parish and its parish service organizations. Our hope is that every parish family will participate in this event through donating auction items, bidding on items, and/or purchasing raffle tickets.
Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you to the local businesses who are sponsoring our Bid-N-Buy and Major Awards this year!

If you own a business and are interested in sponsoring this fundraiser, you find details about what opportunities are available on our website.
Angel Sponsor
Bid-N-Buy Sponsor
Event Weekend Sponsor
Fathers Team

Fathers of our Guardian Angels family: you are invited to join us each Friday at 6:05am in Conference Room B (next to the undercroft) as part of our Fathers Team. Each week during the school year, we meet early on Friday for one hour to discuss a topic that is meaningful for dads.

Upcoming topics include:
April 8: Family Dynamics when some are Non-believers.
April 15; Open Microphone.
April 22: Fathers Team Lite
April 29: Fathers Team Lite

No preparation is required. Just show up and join in the conversation...or just observe. You'll walk away more informed on this "dad topic" and be better equipped from the discussion to execute your most important role, that of being a good father. Come solo, or better yet, bring a friend! Again, mark your calendars to join us this Friday in person or optionally join via Zoom. Contact us at for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.
April Youth Ministry

High School Youth Group meets on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:45pm. This month's meetings include:
  • April 7th – Living the Liturgy (Divine Office)
  • April 14th – Holy Thursday Mass & Community Meal
  • April 21st – The Message of Divine Mercy (Part 1)
  • April 28th – Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Part 2)

Middle School Youth Group has the following meetings:
  • First Fridays (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday After-School (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Contact Bradley Barnes at for more details.
Bible Camp is Back This Summer!

North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is.
Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. Kids will take on the role of brave Knights and begin their quest each session by opening the King’s Book.

GA’s Bible Camp runs from Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23 from 9:00am until 12pm.
Click here for more information. All registrations are due by May 25th; please fill out one for each child. Registrations received after May 25th will incur a $5 late fee
We are also in need of incoming 7th grade, 8th grade and high school volunteers. Click here for details about volunteering.
Waitlist Spots Remain For Camp GAudeo
This summer marks our eighth annual "Camp GAudeo" - a summer day camp filled with fun, faith, and friends. Campers enjoy a variety of incredible activities, games, skills-building, and large events (like Giant Slip-N-Slide) led by older student counselors. We will also enjoy several off-site excursions to Castle Skateland, Urban Air, and Coney Island.
Thanks to an unprecedented response, our spots for camp are currently filled, although we encourage interested families to register for our waitlist on our websiteWe are currently in great need of students in grades 8-12 to assist as our student counselors (see this peer leader application). Counselors can earn up to 55 service hour credits and have a great time doing so! We also need approximately 12 adults each day to assist us. Any interested adult can view our online sign up to volunteer for anywhere from a day to the entire week of camp.

If you have questions or would like more information, you can refer to our brochure or contact Bradley Barnes.
GA Mugs Available For Purchase

The Welcome Committee is selling Guardian Angels mugs for $7, while supplies last. If you would like to purchase a #GAIsFamily mug, just click here. Mugs must be picked up at the rectory during business hours. The parish office is open 8:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday.
Parish Reminders
Make Offertory Donations Online
Giving to Guardian Angels Parish has never been easier. Offertory donations can be made online. If you are interested in establishing a one-time or recurring gift through our online platform, just click the button below. Once you have an account setup, you can make any changes to your giving yourself through the website.
8am & 10am Masses Streamed Each Sunday
We have added the 8am Sunday Mass to our live streaming options each Sunday. The 8am and 10am Masses can be viewed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page live or they can be played back on either channel at a later time.
School News
Enrollment Open For 2022-2023 School Year

Enrollment is now open for all students entering preschool through eighth grade for the 2022-2023 school year. You'll find all the information you need on the school website.

If you missed our Open House events but would still like to learn more about our school, we invite you to take a personal tour. A tour allows you to meet with our administration to discuss the classes and programs available through GA and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. These are typically done during school hours so you can see what a typical day is like for students. Call the school office at (513)624-3141 to schedule a tour.  
School Playground Hours

As the weather begins to warm up, we want to remind everyone of the hours of operation for our new playground equipment. The portion of the new playground that was installed in the fall sits outside the area where our old equipment sat. Since it is outside the mulch area and is now closer to other property lines, the portion of the equipment with the slide CANNOT be used outside of the posted playground operating hours. Those hours are 8:00am-6:00pm. 
Other News
Shop On AmazonSmile To Support GA
If you shop on Amazon, please consider shopping through AmazonSmile. You can shop AmazonSmile online or through the app. If you shop on Amazon, you can sign-up to have a portion of your purchase come back to Guardian Angels. Now when you make purchases through the AmazonSmile app OR page, and have GA selected as your beneficiary, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products back to GA. 
Learn More On
Did you know that all parishioners have access to a bevy of incredible Catholic content through Parishioners can use this platform to discover the many ebooks, audio resources, movies and Bible studies that are available on your phone, tablet, smart tv or computer.

If you are new to the website:
  1. click on sign-up
  2. Choose I belong to a Parish or Organization
  3. Search Guardian Angels Parish (make sure you select the one on Beechmont in Cincinnati)
  4. Then create your own account

This treasure trove of material is provided as a gift to you as a valued member of our Faith Family.
Stay Connected with GA on Social Media
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. 
Guardian Angels is active on several social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Facebook serves as our primary social channel to keep parishioners informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish.  If you want to make sure you see information posted through the Guardian Angels page, please make sure you go to our Facebook page, click Following (just under the cover photo), and then choose See First. This way anything we share will still be seen in your newsfeed.

You can also follow us through our Twitter page and our Instagram account.

You will also be able to find links to our social media channels at the bottom of every parish newsletter.
Bulletin Advertising Available
Our bulletin publisher is looking for new advertisers and sponsors. Thanks to our sponsors, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to our parish. Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make the bulletin successful, and you attract customers! If interested, please email Sherry Montel or call/text her at 614 301-7444.

Advertisements and sponsorships can be purchased for a business, family, charity, in Honor or in Memory of a Loved One, or to support the church or a community service organization, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. We appreciate your support.

Have News to Share?
If you are part of a parish organization and have news you would like to share with our community, please email Tiffany Strah. To be included in next month's newsletter, your information must be received by the last Monday of this month.
Community News
Shred Event At McNick TODAY
McNicholas High School is hosting its spring Data Destruction and Paper Shred Event on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am-12:00pm. Details are attached.