Parish Newsletter November 2021
Join Us In Funding Future Angels This Giving Tuesday

Guardian Angels is Family. We, as parishioners of Guardian Angels Parish, grow together through the community that is unique only to GA. This community is deeply committed to growing our legacy through the next generation of Catholics devoted to living their faith. One way we do this is through our parish’s largest ministry – Guardian Angels School.  

Our school has allowed our Angels a magnificent place to grow for more than 100 years. Students leave our school with a strong Catholic core and ready to compete with the top learners in a competitive academic world. It is our responsibility to continue to provide this top-notch education for our parish families. 

We all know these are unprecedented times. Our school has done a phenomenal job keeping our students in school, allowing them to learn in-person throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is not just about staying on course; we strive to do better. Guardian Angels School has been a leader in technology for years and we are determined to continue Funding Future Angels. Our plans to help accomplish this in the coming year include creating a new STEM Makerspace for our students and upgrading the camera systems around our campus. Details for both are below: 

New STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Makerspace 
  • Add new worktables that are collapsible and movable and new complementing chairs 
  • Convert one wall to customizable shelving and storage for makerspace materials 
  • Installation of dedicated CAD computers 
  • Installation of new 3D printers 
  • Installation of new Laser cutting machine 
  • Camera Upgrades 
Make all existing cameras viewable via one simple web interface 
  • True redundant 30-day motion event video storage 
  • Allow for the support of IP cameras so higher resolution IP cameras can be powered/data connected with one network cable run 
  • System can be accessed via the web without opening ports to our network to the internet 
  • Swap current cameras with higher resolution cameras 
  • Add new IP cameras to cover more areas of our campus 
 
We are asking for your help to make these projects happen. This is our school’s single largest fundraising campaign of the year.   

Consider supporting Guardian Angels School on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is the week after Thanksgiving; it’s a movement to encourage people to give back to their own community. This year, we hope you give back to our Guardian Angels community as we participate in the Archdiocese’s "I Give Catholic" Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 30th.  

Be on the lookout for an email on November 30th with a specific link to donate to this one-day fundraising campaignDonations made on November 30th, through our online platform, will not be assessed by the Archdiocese – meaning your entire donation stays with Guardian Angels. Offline donations (cash or checks) or donations made on a different day are not included in this assessment waiver. 
First Reconciliation

God Bless the 2nd graders of our parish receiving their First Reconciliation this month. May they feel God’s mercy and compassion as they receive this sacrament for the first time. 
Vocations Week

Vocation Awareness Week is November 8-12. Guardian Angels participates in an Adopt-a-Seminarian program which invites men in formation to the priesthood from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary to join our students in prayer. Please pray for all of the seminarians, especially our intern, Brice Berger and the 18 young men who are involved in our program. 
Poinsettias On Sale

Purchase you beautiful Poinsettias for your home, office or as a gift. Proceeds from these sales benefit the 8th Grade Class of 2022. Orders must be placed by November 19th. Poinsettias will be available for pickpuo on December 4th. There are multiple colors and sizes available. See the attached flyer for more information.
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:
November 12: Overcoming Failure. What struggles in Life Have Made You Stronger?
November 19: Predestination – A Biblical View
November 26: Fathers Team Lite
December 3: Religious message Overload: What Are Reliable Catholic Resources?

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 GAfathersteam@gmail.com for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.
November Youth Ministry

High School Youth Group meets on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:45pm. This month's meetings include:
  • November 4th: "Duc in Altum - Saints That Cast out into the Deep" Pt.1
  • November 11th: "Duc in Altum - Saints That Cast out into the Deep" Pt. 2
  • November 18th: Friendsgiving Meal & Frozen Turkey Bowling
  • Sunday, November 21st: Evening Chapel Praise & Worship Event (held at IHM, see below)
 
Middle School Youth Group has the following meetings: 
  • First Fridays (5:00-7:00pm)
  • Sunday Morning CCD (8:30-9:45am)
  • Wednesday After-School (3:00-4:30pm)

Contact Bradley Barnes at bbarnes@gaparish.org for more details.
Student Evening Chapel - November 21st
 
Join youth ministries from around the east side of Cincinnati as they gather for food, fellowship and fun. Twice a year, friends in youth ministry gather together to lay everything before the Lord in worship, and to experience entertaining activities and fellowship with other Catholic teens! This Fall's Evening Chapel will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary from 5:30-8:30pm on Sunday, November 21st. Those who are interested may register using this link, or by emailing Bradley Barnes.
Student March for Life Trip - Last Call

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to join as Guardian Angels Youth Ministry attends the March for Life on January 21st. We will be traveling with a group from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and the trip will incorporate times of sightseeing and pilgrimage. The trip will leave Wednesday evening, January 19th and return Saturday morning, January 22nd. The Archdiocese has pushed back the deadline so you can still register to receive more information by clicking here.
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.
School News
Upcoming Open Houses

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.
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. 
Resources Available on FORMED.org

If you are looking for different ways to build your faith, there are a number of free resources available to our parishioners through Formed.org.

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
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 www.thecatholicrunningproject.com or email us at catholicrunningproject@gmail.com.