Parish Newsletter August 2019
Upcoming Mass Notes
Thursday, August 15th is The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have three Masses on this day: 7:30am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm.

Also please save the date for Sunday, September 1st when Archbishop Schnurr will be at GA to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:00am.
This Mass will be one of 3 Masses of Thanksgiving offered throughout the Archdiocese for all who supported the Catholic Ministries Appeal this year.
Coffee and donuts will be served after the 10:00am Mass.
CCD Classes Begin Next Month
Those wishing to enroll their children in CCD grades K-8 can find registration information on the parish website . Please turn in your registrations as soon as possible to make sure your child is enrolled! Classes begin Sunday, September 8th.
Is God calling you to help build His Church? We need you! The parish is looking for help with those seeking to become Catholic through our RCIA program. We invite members of the parish to share in the faith formation of those entering the Church. No previous RCIA volunteer experience is required and weekly attendance is not mandatory! RCIA will begin in the fall on Thursday evenings.

Do you know anyone interested in becoming Catholic or completing the Sacraments of Initiation? Encourage them to find out more!

Any interested in joining our RCIA program as a participant or a volunteer should contact Kay Froehlich .
Servers Invited to Attend Event
All servers are welcome to attend our Server Bash on Wednesday, August 14th . The event will include a quick refresher on the finer points of serving and then there will be a potluck dinner. Hope to see all the servers there!
In Case You Missed It - Q Group Report
Parish Pastoral Council released the Q Group's final report last month. The Q Group was established in 2017, as Guardian Angels Parish celebrated its 125th anniversary. The group, made up of long-term and new parishioners, GA school and non-school families, and a few staff members, was tasked with looking at the strengths in our community as well as areas where we could improve and help develop a vision for the future. You can read the full report below.
Feast of the Guardian Angel
Please save the date for our celebration of the Feast of the Guardian Angel on Sunday, September 29th! Our celebration will begin with the noon Mass and continues with a parish picnic. All are welcome to attend! More information will be available as the date approaches.
Volunteers Needed for 2019 Monster Mash
The Monster Mash Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the event for October 26, 2019. Also we are looking for someone who would take over as chair of the event starting in 2020-2021 school year. This event is easy to organize and requires a small time commitment (perfect for any parent who wants to be involved). If interested please contact Amy Armstrong Smith .
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.