Parish Newsletter February 2024

Message From Father Angi

“Hope springs eternal!” could be applied to Job in our First Reading this Sunday. Hope happens when warm winds sooth our weary bones and long sunny days lift our spirits and renew us physically and spiritually. True hope can only come from God, from trusting Him even in our most difficult moments. As we know, God has a plan for each one of us” a future full of hope.”


When we put our complete trust in God, He guides us along the right paths, without our needing to hope for specific things, just as he causes day to follow night and the seasons to follow one another. The benefits gained from true hope are too numerous to mention all of them. It empowers us, gives us greater quality of life, frees us from stress, improves our mental and physical health and encourages us to positive action. In this way, it gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning, not only to face another day, but to greet it as a welcome gift from God.


Hope is one of the theological virtues, which makes us desire heaven as our goal. Hope causes us to place our trust in God’s promises alone and to rely on the help of the Holy Spirit to fulfil God’s will. Never was hope needed as much as in our fractured world of today, when greed and desire for power leads to wars, famine, floods, suicides and our inhumanity to others. We long for peace, but our actions so often destroy any hope of it.


Pope Francis said that: “Hope is contagious” so by exercising true hope, we can change, not only our own mentality, but that of others and help them to increase their sense of self-worth and self-confidence, thus sending beneficial effects throughout the world. We are called to be people of hope with Job as our example who continued to hope regardless of what happened to him.


Fr. Steve

Honoring Our Past & Investing in Our Future

We officially launch our capital campaign to provide our Church with many necessary updates so that it can continue to be a place for our parish families to come together in faith, prayer, and love. In order to make the proposed improvements, we need to raise $1.5 million. For more information on the campaign and proposed renovations, click here.

We hope you will prayerfully consider donating to our Capital Campaign and Honoring Our Past and Investing in Our Future. 

St. Gregory the Great Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday

7:30 am, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm- Guardian Angels

6:30 am, 8:15 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 pm- IHM

12:00 pm and 6:15 p.m.- St. John Fisher

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday of Lent

7:00 pm- Guardian Angels

7:00 pm- IHM

6:30 pm- St. John Fisher

Fish Fry Events Begin February 16th

We will hold a Fish Fry each Friday throughout Lent from 5:00-7:00pm with both drive-thru and dine-in options available. There is no Fish Fry on Good Friday.


Keep an eye on the parish website and our bulletins for more details.

St. Gregory the Great Summer Activities and Camp Gaudeo Update

Please see the attached document for important updates about Camp Gaudeo and summer activities available for our incoming 5th-8th graders.

Vacation Bible School June 17th-20th

The St. Gregory the Great Vacation Bible School is June 17th-20th from 9 am to 12 pm. for students entering kindergarten through 4th grade. Plunge Beneath

the Waves to Forge a Mighty Faith! Children will go on a thrilling underwater journey, where they can dive into the unceasing, boundless love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will submerge themselves in the Scriptures and uncover the true essence of the living waters! For more information, click here.

Camp will be held at IHM due to renovations at Guardian Angels this summer. To register, please click here. To submit payment, please click here.

St. Gregory the Great Townhall Meetings

Second Town Hall Event

 “Where Are We Now?”

The Saint Gregory the Great Pastoral Council will hold a town hall meeting to share news about the creation of our unified family of parishes. Come and learn about the determination of our Mass schedule, the formation of our Family Leadership Team, the role of the Pastoral Council in parish guidance, and the distribution of resources among parish ministries. A question-and-answer period will follow. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15th from 7-8:30 PM, at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

What:      Second Townhall Meeting Sponsored by the SGtG Pastoral Council

When:      Thursday evening, February 15, 2024; 7:00-8:30 PM

Location:   Immaculate Heart of Mary (Location: TBD)

Third Town Hall Event

“Where Are We Going?”


What: Third Townhall Meeting Sponsored by the SGtG Pastoral Council

When: Monday, March 4th ; 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Guardian Angels

Save the date. More detailed information to come in the weeks ahead.

Fourth Town Hall Event

A recap of the three previous events

What: Fourth Townhall Meeting Sponsored by the SGtG Pastoral Council

When: Saturday morning, March 9, 2024; 9:00-11:00 AM

Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Save the date. More detailed information to come in the weeks ahead.

St. Gregory's 60+ Saturday Evening Sock Hop

Dance the night away with friends at the Saturday Evening Sock Hop hosted by the St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes 60+ Group. Professional DJ, Patrick McCurdy, will spin oldies tunes and challenge us with Music Bingo! Retro dress is optional.

The event includes an evening of great music, dancing, and fun! Light snacks, beer, wine, soft drinks, and water will be provided. Feel free to bring an appetizer or finger food to share. Due to our liquor license permit, no outside beverages are allowed.

Reservations for this fun-filled evening are $20 per person and must be made by March 13th. Get a group together (maximum of 8 per table) or sign up as an individual or couple. Mail a check payable to Carl Paternite, 563 Forestedge Drive. Cincinnati OH 45255. Please include your phone number, name(s) on your reservation, and name(s) of friends with whom you would like to be seated. Call Carl, 513-255-1367, with questions.


Guardian Angels Parish Undercroft

6531 Beechmont Avenue

April 13th, 7 – 10 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Entrance through Rear Church Doors

Attention Business Owners, Professionals, Self-Employed and Families! Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available!

Sherry Montell representing Diocesan (our Bulletin Publisher) is wrapping up the advertising sales for our weekly bulletin. She is seeking new advertisers and sponsors, as there are spaces that need to be filled. If interested, please contact Sherry directly at 614 301-7444 (feel free to text). You may also reach her via email at [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, 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!

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 need and appreciate your help. Thank you!

Greeters and Gift Bearers

How can your family contribute to the success of our liturgies? We need individuals, couples, and families to serve as greeters (stand at the Gathering Space doors and welcome Mass attendees to our parish) and gift bearers (bring up the bread, wine, and collection basket at the Offertory Procession during Mass). We need volunteers for each 3 of our weekend Masses. Signing up in advance allows the ushers to know who is volunteering and not have to scramble to find a family to bring up the gifts.

Sign up here, contact Kay Froehlich, or see an usher when you get to Mass. Thank you for volunteering to serve in these important ministries!

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back at Guardian Angels Parish 10 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of every month. This ministry relies on the support of volunteers to serve our parish. Two adults and 4 teenage volunteers are needed each month. To sign up, click here.

Eastside Catholic Youth Ministries


Eastside Catholic Youth Ministries (ECYM) is the group of ministries serving our Family of Parishes. There are a wide range of opportunities for students in grades 5-12, open to youth of all schools and faith backgrounds. Join us as we seek to have fun, enjoy fellowship, and grow as disciples.


If you would like information about upcoming opportunities, please contact [email protected].

Volunteer Healthcare Professionals Needed

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2/5, and 2/19 from 8:00-9:00pm 

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Room B in the undercroft or by zoom 

Age: 20s - 40s 

Join together in brotherhood with other men to grow in virtue and faith. This fall, we will be using the Mass Series by Bishop Robert Barron from the World on Fire Institute. Contact the group at [email protected] to join our email distribution list, receive more information, or to join via Zoom.

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2/7 and 3/27

 from 8:00-9:00 pm.

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Room B in the undercroft

Age: 20s - 40s

Join together with other women to expand your Catholic faith and build meaningful relationships as we dive into various faith studies from the Blessed is She, Rooted devotional. No prior knowledge or materials needed; come as you are! Contact the group at [email protected] for more information.  

Fathers Team

Each Friday, Fathers Team will be meeting for Fathers Team "Lite” which consists of a review and discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture readings. All GA fathers are invited to join either in person or via Zoom. Our meeting will start at 6:05 am Friday morning and last for one hour. Together we explore the readings and consider how the scripture's message can be applied to our daily lives. If you are holding back because you’re not an expert, join the crowd....neither are any of us! Join us in person in the Undercroft (Conference Room B), or by Zoom, this Friday at 6:05 am. Contact us at [email protected] for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.
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.
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8am & 10am Masses Streamed Each Sunday
The 8am and 10am Masses are livestreamed each Sunday and can be viewed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page live or they can be played back on either channel at a later time.
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School News

2024-2025 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is open. You'll find all the information you need on the school website.

If you missed our Information Sessions 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 Masses

Please join our school community in celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the school year. All-school Masses are offered most Tuesdays for Kindergarten through 8th grade and are live-streamed to the Guardian Angels YouTube channel. Visitors are welcome to attend any school Mass, although seating is limited for all-school Masses.

Please include our school community in your daily prayers!

Other News
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If you are new to the website:
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  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. The 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.

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If you are part of a parish organization and have news you would like to share with our community, please email the parish office. To be included in next month's newsletter, your information must be received by the last Monday of this month.
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