Parish Newsletter February 2019
Committee Members Needed
The parish is looking to fill a number of committee positions for our Stewardship Board. The Stewardship Board oversees all activities regarding Catholic stewardship and parishioner gifts of time, talent, and treasure. This group is responsible for running an annual Stewardship pledge campaign for the parish as well as helping communicate volunteer needs. This committee is in need of a Chair and new members. 
If you are interested in joining Stewardship, please email office@gaparish.org .  
Volunteer Training
If you are an adult wishing to volunteer with children, you must attend a VIRTUS child protection training class in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and have an online background check submitted through their system. The next VIRTUS training session at Guardian Angels will be offered in the Undercroft on Monday, March 4th from 6:00-9:00pm. Anyone wishing to attend should first email safeenvironment@gaparish.org for a background check token, and then visit virtus.org to pre-register for this session. Registrations are locked 24 hours prior to the start of class, and no additional registrations or walk-in attendees will be accepted. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend and once the session begins, no one will be permitted to enter, per Archdiocesan policy.
GA Boosters Offers Scholarship to 8th Graders for High School
Beginning this spring, the Guardian Angels Athletic Boosters will award two $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to help pay for tuition at a Catholic High School. The recipients will include one boy and one girl. For consideration applicants must be:
  • Enrolled at Guardian Angels School or in the CCD program at Guardian Angels Parish
  • Have participated in at least one athletic program sponsored by GA Boosters within the last two years
  • Registered at a Catholic high school for the 2019-2020 school year
You can find more information and an application form here .
GA Alum Inducted Into Larosa's Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Chrissy (Donovan) Waleskowski! She will be inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame in June. Chrissy was a star athlete at St. Ursula Academy; she earned 11 varsity letters and was named first team all-city in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She began her athletic career at Guardian Angels School! She is also currently serving as the P.E. teacher at Guardian Angels School.  You can read more about the Hall of Fame and Chrissy's outstanding athletic career here .

Fish Fry Fridays Begin March 8th
Guardian Angels hosts a fish fry dinner every Friday during Lent in the undercroft from 5:00-7:30. There is no Fish Fry on Good Friday. Everyone is welcome! There is plenty of food for families to eat-in or carry out. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, mac-n-cheese, french fries,cole slaw, and baked goods.  
Senior dining available for parishioners in Room B. There is also a craft corner for children. Children must be attended by an adult at all times.
40 Days for Life
Over the past years Guardian Angels parish has volunteered to cover two of the 40 Days for Life event where we have someone continually praying from 7:00am to 7:00pm at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility. Many of our working parishioners try to cover our early and late hours and those available during the day fill the hours in between.
 
Please consider joining us as many of our “regulars” can no longer participate mainly for health reasons. Sign up at  40daysforlife.com/cincinnati  or on the bulletin boards in the gathering space.  The GA dates are Wednesday, March 6th and Wednesday, April 10th . Questions? Problems signing up? Contact  Luann Rowekamp A flyer for the campaign is attached
Bid-N-Buy Needs You!
Consider giving some love to GA’s Bid-N-Buy! You can send your donations to the rectory, school office, or the Religious Education office. Tax donation forms will be available at any location. Some Basket Bonanza ideas we are working on include Rumble in the Jungle (Bengals related), Hit the Slopes (winter sports related), Stock the Bar (alcohol/accessories), and Will You Be My Valentine? We will also happily accept any ready-made baskets and gift cards. Thank you for your support! If you would like to join the planning committee or have any questions, email Kay Froehlich
Online Offertory Giving Now Available
Online Giving is now available for Guardian Angels parishioners as an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. On the parish website, you can now set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night.
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit the parish website .
If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email Jamie Wilmers or call her at 513-624-2200 .
Bulletin Advertisement Opportunities Available
Sherry Montell representing Diocesan Publications (our bulletin publisher) has been at the parish office working on the advertising sales for our weekly bulletin the past couple weeks. She is still seeking new ones. If interested, please email Sherry or call her at 330-716-4707. Thanks to our sponsors and Diocesan Publications, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to the parish. Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make the bulletin successful, and you attract customers for your business!

Advertisements/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 Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts of America. We appreciate your support.
Save the Dates
Guardian Angels Follies: Hooray for Folliewood
GA Follies presents Hooray for Folliewood April 26, 27, 28, May 3, and 4 . This will be the group's 56th production! More information about the upcoming show and tickets sales will be available soon.
Guardian Angels Follies is a Parish Service Organization that has been dedicated to raising funds for the Guardian Angels Church and School for 56 years. Funds raised have helped bring to life projects such as the Science Lab, Parish Center, student scholarship fund, steeple lighting and many more.
Halo Hustle
Mark your calendars for the GA 5k - The Halo Hustle! The 5k run will take place on May 17th at 6:30pm with entertainment following the run. The 5k committee is working hard on this event. Even if you don't wish to run, please come to support the runners and join us to socialize after the race. More details, including registration information, will be forthcoming.
AngelsFest
Our annual parish festival will be held June 7, 8, and 9 . AngelsFest is the parish's largest fundraising event of the year! You will find plenty of great food and drinks, rides, and games for adults and children of all ages. We will also have live entertainment all weekend long!
 
Festival Schedule:
Friday: 7:00pm-12:00am
   Live Entertainment: Vintage Gear
Saturday: 6:00pm-12:00am
   Live Entertainment: Marshall Street Project  
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
   Live Entertainment: The Sly Band
We will also have a golf ball drop from the football field on Sunday.

More information about volunteer opportunities and donation needs will be communicated in the coming months.
Camp GAudeo is June 24-28
Registration is now open for Camp GAudeo, a summer ministry for students currently in grades 5-8. Camp will be held June 24-28 at Guardian Angels, and includes a ton of fun activities for the youth of our parish. This year’s camp will include roller skating, field day activities, Coney Island, service projects, and a trip to Run Jump-N-Play. The Camp GAudeo page on the parish website hosts registration, additional event information, and applications for potential high school and adult volunteers. Contact Youth Ministry at youth@gaparish.org with additional questions.  
News From Guardian Angels School
Come Learn More About Our School

We hold three types of events each year to introduce families to Guardian Angels School. All three offer a different insight so feel free to attend all of them, or choose the one that fits your needs.


Informational Coffee
Our Informational Coffee events provide parents an opportunity to see classes in session but also talk with other current GA parents about their experience here at Guardian Angels School. We hold one of these events in the Fall and one in the Spring. Our next coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th at 9:00am. If you'd like to attend this event, please RSVP to Tiffany Strah by Sunday, February 24th.

Personal Tour
You are always welcome to call and schedule a personal tour of Guardian Angels School. You will 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. 
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.