Parish Newsletter January 2022
Come Learn More About Our School

This year Guardian Angels School will offer two Open House opportunities for families interested in learning more about our school.

A Preschool Open House will be held Monday, January 10th from 5:00-7:00pm. This event is specifically for anyone considering enrolling their child(ren) in the preschool and/or pre-k program for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

An Open House for K-8 will be held Sunday, January 30th from 1:00-3:00pm. This Open House is specifically for anyone considering enrolling their child(ren) in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2022-2023 school year. This event is a great way to meet current families, talk with teachers in their classrooms, and get a feel for the community you will find here. Please RSVP through the link below.

A flyer is attached if you would like to share it with anyone who is interested in learning more about Guardian Angels School.

Pre-registration is not mandatory for either of these events. However, guests do register at the door so this will speed up the process once you arrive at our Open House. Current GA school families do not need to register in advance.
Catholic Schools Week is January 30 - February 4

The theme of Catholic Schools Week 2022 is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. As a thriving Catholic school, we strive to provide the best educational instruction and religious formation for your family. Catholic Schools Week is a wonderful time to thank God for the many blessings He gives us as well as show our gratitude to families who have chosen Guardian Angels! We also thank the parish for supporting our school through your donations and prayers.

Our Open House will take place Sunday, January 30. All are welcome to join the faculty and staff for noon Mass. After Mass, join us for an Art Show presented by our artisits in kindergarten through 5th grade and our GA Expo. Both will take place in the undercroft.

Please stop by the Religious Education table at the GA Open House. We will have information about Bible Camp, Camp GAudeo, our youth ministry program, and the Vocation Awareness Ministry. We will also offer a free raffle of religious books for all ages!  
Confirmation Retreat for 7th Graders

The 7th grade students of Guardian Angels Parish will be treated to a Confirmation retreat on Sunday, January 23. The retreat will begin with 10:00am Mass and is followed by a high energy experience by NET ministries, all on GA's campus. Please pray for our 7th graders as they continue their preparations for Confirmation next fall.
Giving Tuesday Update

We have received a handful of offline donations since our Giving Tuesday campaign wrapped up - bringing our total to $68,594 raised from 218 donors. 

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign to continue Funding Future Angels!
Volunteers & Safe Parish
Employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati must stay current with interactive video-based SafeParish™ quarterly bulletins to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Decree on Child Protection. Non-compliance will result in a SafeParish™ account non-approval and non-compliant employees and volunteers will no longer be permitted to work with youth or vulnerable adults until compliance is reestablished.

There is no charge for setting up a SafeParish™ volunteer account, and Guardian Angels can provide you a Token (code) to cover the cost of your background check through To obtain that information, email Bradley Barnes or call him at (513) 624-3148.
Support a Student at the March for Life (January 19-22)
The Guardian Angels Youth Group, in conjunction with other groups from our archdiocese, will be traveling to the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 19th - 22nd. The trip will be a time of pilgrimage and retreat, with prayers and Masses said throughout the trip. Please consider if you could support a student as they make a stand for a Culture of Life from conception to natural death through a full or partial scholarship. Use this link to access our donation page.
New Ministry to Couples Experiencing Infertility - The Companions of St Gerard

If you or someone you know is experiencing primary or secondary infertility, the Advent and Christmas seasons can be difficult. Guardian Angels Parish is now host to a ministry called The Companions of St. Gerard, offering support and community to those dealing with fertility issues. This ministry is for those who:
  • Are experiencing infertility issues of any kind
  • Are interested in or are discerning adoption or foster care
  • Have questions about the Church's teachings on fertility issues and treatments
  • Want to know how to support loved ones who are carrying the cross of infertility
  • Seek accompaniment in finding the spiritual fruit that God has in store for their marriage

Beginning on January 8th, the Companions of St. Gerard will host a monthly brunch following daily Mass in Room B, geared toward those couples seeking support and community.

The Companions of St. Gerard are led by Meghan and Bradley Barnes. They can be reached at any time by emailing for prayers, assistance, or questions. We invite you to read their testimony and to share this informational flyer with anyone you might now who would benefit from this ministry.
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:
January 7: Surrendering Control of Our Lives to God
January 14: Stages of Marriage
January 21: Asking the Holy Spirit to Direct Our Lives
January 28: Raising Our Children in the Church

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.
January Youth Ministry

High School Youth Group meets on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:45pm. This month's meetings include:
  • January 6th – Theology of the Body and St. John Paul II (Part 1) 
  • January 13th – Theology of the Body and the Origin of Man (Part 2) 
  • January 20th – Praise & Worship Night (Advancements in the Music of the Church) 
  • January 27th – White Elephant Bingo 

Middle School Youth Group has the following meetings:
  • First Fridays (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday Morning CCD (8:30 - 9:45 a.m.)
  • Wednesday After-School (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Contact Bradley Barnes at for more details.
Save the Date: Camp GAudeo is June 27 - July 1
It's a new year, so we’re hoping that you can mark your family’s calendar for our 8th annual middle school camp called “Camp GAudeo.” Camp is always an incredible time of gathering the youth of our parish, and we’re so excited to see what God has in store for June 27th - July 1st. Registrations will open in late January, but we are hoping that families can mark their calendars now and fit this week of ministry for current 5th-8th grade students into their future planning. Email Bradley Barnes for more information.
We are currently looking for high school students who are interested in volunteering for this event. We are typically able to offer 50+ hours of community service credit, and high school counselors participate in all activities for free! Register a current high school student through this Volunteer Application Form
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.
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.
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
Catholic Running Group
Interested in joining a local running club but not sure where to find the right one? The Catholic Running Project may be just the running club you are looking for! We are a group of Catholic runners (of varying skill and speed) who meet every two weeks on Thursday evenings for an enjoyable, easy run and often finish with a post-run cold beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) at a local establishment. Our goal is to bring together our two favorite (Catholic and Running) communities!  Come out and join us for a run! 
For more information check us out at or email us at