Parish Newsletter May 2019
A Message From Fr King As Our 2nd Graders Receive Their First Holy Communion This Weekend

You won't believe this, or maybe you will, but in my breviary, the Liturgy of the Hours Prayer Book, you will find among a number of priesthood ordination Holy cards one First Holy Communion Holy Card that reads, "A remembrance of your First Holy Communion. God loves you dear Thomas. Sr. Barbara Ann. May 2, 1954." I can remember Sister telling us second graders that not only will we receive God, the Body and Blood of Jesus, but it will be one of the very few times that we would ever be permitted to enter through the communion rail gates and into the sanctuary unless we became a server or a priest. How we were to kneel at the top step before Fr. Gramann with hands PERFECTLY folded (no communion in the hand in those days) and welcome Jesus into our hearts. It was wonderful. It is wonderful.

What an everlasting gift that you as parents give to your beloved daughter or son on their First Holy Communion Day. What a blessing you are to them and they to you and to our entire Guardian Angels Family.

So grateful and blessed am I to be honored by God to give His Body and Blood to these beautiful children, His children, your children, our children. Like the Holy Eucharist itself, these children are a precious child of God's love. Their smiles, their singing, their joy will fill the whole church with love. May God always keep them in His loving care.

Father King
Next Month!
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.

Volunteers Needed!
We are asking that volunteers choose an area for which they wish to volunteer from our  online sign-up . These volunteers will be placed in booths in the next few weeks. As we get closer to the festival, a more comprehensive sign-up link will be placed on this page with specific booths and time slots to work in those booths.
Looking to help with AngelsFest Bid-N-Buy Basket Bonanza? Here's how:
  • Donate an item from the Amazon Wish List.
  • Grab a tag with a suggested donation from the festival cart in the gathering space.
  • Create a basket of your own to donate or make a cash contribution.
  • Parties by Parishioners: If you or a group of friends would be interested in hosting a party, please contact Kay Froehlich.

Please return all donations to the rectory, school office, or Religious Education office by Thursday, May 16.

Questions? Contact  Kay Froehlich . Thank you for your support!
Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors!
We want to thank those companies who have signed on to sponsor AngelsFest this year!

Our Gold Sponsors for the event are:

Our Red Sponsors include:
Bachman's Inc
EME Fence Co. Inc.
Forest Hills Pediatrics
Geo H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home
Paul Hemmer Company
Pediatric Dentistry of Anderson
Penn Station
The Goddard School - Anderson Tw p

We have three sponsorship opportunities available for any other business owners who also want to support our event. Besides generating funds for our parish, a sponsorship is also a great opportunity to get your business name in front of our GA community! You can find more information and a sponsorship form on our website .

2019 Gold Sponsors
Family Rosary Each Thursday
Every Thursday, our parish hosts Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 3:00-9:00pm in the church. We are looking for individuals, families, classes or other groups who would be interested in leading our Family Rosary, which begins our time of prayer. Anyone who is interested may sign up using this link .
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 .
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 Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00-9:00pm. Anyone wishing to attend should first email for a background check token, and then visit 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.
One Last Bingo Event During the Final Fish Fry of Lent
Save the Dates
Register Now For the GA 5K

Mark your calendars for the GA 5k - The Halo Hustle! Our 12th annual 5k event will take place  May 17th at 6:30pm  and includes a run/walk, kids fun course, and a post-race party!
Participants are asked to register by this Friday, May 3rd, to guarantee a t-shirt. Registration within a homeroom team should be completed by May 10th to be eligible to win a homeroom pizza party. You can  sign-up here .

Join us for a scenic 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington with music and fans cheering you on along the way. Stay for the after-party and awards ceremony to enjoy live music by the  Marshall Street Project , food trucks, beverages, and kids entertainment which includes a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course! All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels School.
Roar Into Vacation Bible School
Life is wild for kids – full of ups and downs and twists and turns. At ROAR VBS, kids will deepen their friendship with a mighty, loving and good God who empowers them to boldly face life’s challenges.
Bible Camp runs from Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th , 9:00am until 12:00pm each day.
Children ages 5-8, (incoming kindergarten through incoming 3rd grade) are welcome to attend.
The cost for GA Bible Camp is $45 per camper. Included in this fee is a GA bible camp t-shirt, snacks and crafts! We will have music, story time and games all week long.
The Registration Form and Archdiocese Release Form may be found on the Religious Education page of the parish website . A separate registration form and release form must be completed for each child.
Camp GAudeo is June 24-28
There are only a few more weeks to register for Camp GAudeo (June 24-28). The cost of camp is $125 per camper, with opportunities for scholarships readily available. This fun summer camp is held at the parish and is open to students (of any school, church or faith) currently in grades 5-8. Activities include Field Day, Castle Skateland, Run Jump-N-Play, Coney Island, service projects, and more. Visit the Camp GAudeo website for details about attending or volunteering (both high school and adult help is still needed) and please pass along the invitation.  
School News
Principal Stoops Awarded St. John the Baptist Award
Congratulation to Mr. Stoops who was awarded the St John the Baptist Award from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this week! The St. John the Baptist Award is given each year to a principal who truly “sticks his neck out” to introduce new and innovative programs into his school. Regardless of whether the program succeeds or, like St. John the Baptist, the principal becomes a martyr, this award recognizes courageous leadership and a willingness to consider new ideas. The recipient of the award is determined by the Catholic School Office with includes the superintendent and regional directors. Mr. Stoops is currently serving his seventh year as the principal of Guardian Angels School!
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.