Parish Newsletter November 2019
Today Is All Souls' Day
What's the difference between All Saints' Day and All Souls Day?

All Saints’ Day, celebrated on November 1st, is a solemnity and holy day of obligation on which the universal Church honors the martyrs, the saints and the confessors, including all known and unknown, all who have gained the reward of heaven.

On All Souls’ Day, November 2nd, the universal Church prays for all those in purgatory. By pleading for them, we are inspired to lead purer lives. On that day, and during the entire month of November, we remember our departed brethren as we go to the cemetery where they are buried, attain indulgences for them, give alms, do some good work, ask for Masses to be said in remembrance, all on behalf of those close to us and to others we may have neglected during the year.
Stewardship Pledge Cards Due
Just a reminder:
All parishioners should have received pledge cards for the coming year. A stewardship commitment is important for the parish in helping determine an accurate budget. We are asking all parishioners to prayerfully consider increasing their offertory giving to the parish this year and return a pledge card to the rectory office. If you have questions, please contact our Stewardship Chair, Jim Froehlich. If you have misplaced your pledge card, an electronic version can be found below.
Online Offertory Giving Available
As Guardian Angels Parishioners make a pledge commitment for the coming year through the Stewardship campaign, we want to make sure you know online giving is available.

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 .
New Welcome Committee Forming
Are you interested in providing a warm welcome to new parishioners and sharing information about our parish and current events? The Welcome Committee is looking for new ideas and new volunteers. If you would like to get more involved with the parish, this is a great place to start! Please contact Jennifer Stoehr if you are interested in joining.
Attention High School Students!
GA is offering an accelerated 15-week Confirmation class for those high school parishioners who have been baptized and received Holy Communion, but have not been confirmed. Classes will meet Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:45am beginning November 3rd . Confirmation candidates will complete their initiation into the Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Bradley Barnes, GA’s youth minister, will be leading the classes. Please email Bradley if you have questions.
Fall Soup and Speaker Series
Please join us for the next installment of our Fall Soup and Speaker Series on November 12th . It's a great opportunity for soup, fellowship, and a fantastic speaker. All ages are welcome. Seminarian, Eddie Hoffmann, will take us on a journey through the Holy Land. He had the opportunity to travel there over the summer and will share highlights of the land in which Jesus lived.
Come for dinner at 6:00pm; the presentation begins at 7:00pm.
More information is attached .
Faith and Fellowship Fridays
Join our parish family on the Fridays of Advent as we prepare our hearts in anticipation of our Savior’s birth. Share a meal and discover how all families are united to the Holy Family and how we can develop a Domestic Church in our homes. We’ll begin with soup, chili and fellowship at 6:00pm, followed by a presentation at 7:00pm; the evening ends with Stations of the Infant Jesus at 7:45pm. The topics we will focus on are:
  • December 6: Mr. Bradley Barnes, GA’s Youth Minister presents Jesus and the Children of God
  • December 13: Mrs. Kay Froehlich, GA’s Director of Religious Education will discuss Mary and the Domestic Church
  • December 20: Very Rev. Anthony Brausch, Rector of Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary and President, Athenaeum of Ohio presents St. Joseph and Spiritual Fatherhood

RSVP and sign-up to bring a dish to share online .
Greeter Ministry Needs Volunteers
Guardian Angels Parish is looking to enhance what a welcoming community we are. Our parish is resuming the MINISTRY OF GREETERS.

We are asking for some friendly faces to be at the Gathering Space doors 20 minutes before the Saturday and Sunday Masses.  You would be committing to a once a month obligation. We would like to have a minimum of 3 people greeting at each Mass. Feel free to have the whole family at the doors welcoming fellow parishioners and new ones as we join in the celebration of Mass together. A single person or a family can all serve in this ministry. (GA students may count this activity as Service to the Parish for the Christian Service Program.)

Please sign-up here if you would like to participate. If you have specific questions, contact Kay Froehlich .
Family Rosary
GA is blessed to have Eucharistic Adoration almost every Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. We begin those hours with the Family Rosary at 3:00pm. We say 5 decades of the rosary and rotate which mysteries we pray based on the day of the week or the liturgical season. It takes about 20 minutes.

We will be praying each week for our Guardian Angels school and parish community. ALL ages welcome. 

Please sign-up here if you would like to participate.
School News
Come Learn More About Guardian Angels 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, November 5th at 9:00am. A flyer with more information is attached . If you'd like to attend this event,  please RSVP to Tiffany Strah .

Open House
Our Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 26th  from 1:00-3:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other GA families and teachers, talk with administrators and help us kick off Catholic Schools Week.

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. 
PTA News
365 Lotto
How would you like the chance to win money every single day of the year? It’s so easy when you buy a 365 Lotto ticket. Drawings begin on January 1, 2020 for the following prizes:
  • $1000 winners on Easter, July 4th and Christmas
  • $500 winners on all first Mondays
  • $100 winners on all Sundays
  • $40 winners on ALL remaining days of the year

The Guardian Angels PTA partners with St. Joseph Consolidated School for the 365 Lotto sale and it is one of the PTA’s largest fundraisers Winners are sent a check directly to their homes and winning names will be posted in the Sunday bulletin.

Every penny raised from the 365 Lotto will go directly to a PTA sponsored professional development fund for our teachers so they can continue to grow in their practice as educators. 

Ways tickets can be purchased:
  • Parish Office
  • School Office
  • after Masses on Nov 2nd & 3rd; Dec 7th & 8th  
The sale will conclude on December 13, 2019.

If you have any questions , please contact Melissa Clissold .
Thank you for your support of the Guardian Angels PTA and the 365 Lotto!
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Dead Low Brewing to support the PTA's Boots & Bling event on October 19th. Congratulations to the Tiefenbach family who won the Grand Raffle Prize - a trip to Nashville!
You can find more pictures from the event on our Facebook page .  
Other News
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 families 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 new this year: we've just launched an Instagram account !

You will also be able to find links to our social media channels at the bottom of every parish newsletter.
Amazon Shopping Supports GA
You can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at! GA is a participant in the AmazonSmile Program. You can  sign-up   to have a portion of your purchase sales come back to Guardian Angels. When you make purchases through the AmazonSmile 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.  You have to be shopping from page of the site for GA to receive the benefit.  
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.