Parish Newsletter October 2020
Message From Father King:
Despite the craziness around us, God continues to bless our Guardian Angels Family. The final work on our church’s air conditioning repairs/replacements is happening this week, so by the end of the month that project will be completed.
Speaking of projects completed, our new GPS air purifying system has now been installed in all our campus buildings. So, we have a much healthier environment for all. A special thank you to all those generous angels who have made a contribution to these two projects. So far, we have covered about half of the cost of these projects.

The first month of the school year is in the books (what a great pun!). A shout out to our school administration, teachers, maintenance staff, parents and students for a job well done, despite all their many challenges.
And speaking of our school, two of our graduates, now high school seniors, are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship competition: William Eckert and John Piehowicz. Congratulations gentleman.
Finally, a big thank you to Eileen Jarrold and Anne Kron. Over the years they not only have overseen the decorations of our church at Christmas and Easter and attend to the plants in our church’s Gathering Space but have been responsible for the beautiful flowers around Mary’s grotto. Now with some new volunteers, they are turning their attention to other areas of our grounds.
Thank you to all our parishioners who bless our Guardian Angels family through their prayers and through the gifts of their time, talent and treasure.
May God bless you all.
Fr. King
Celebrate With Us - The Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels
Our parish will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels at all Masses this weekend. We hope you are able to join us for this annual celebration. Based on the current guidelines on large social gatherings, there will not be a community lunch held this year.  
2019-2020 Financial Report Available

Each year an Annual Report is prepared documenting the financial reports from our school and parish. The report can be found on the the parish website, and is also attached.
Public Square Rosary Rally

As we all know, the United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. We must ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother.

Please join us in praying for our nation on Saturday October 10th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. A local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Guardian Angels Church main entrance on Beechmont Ave. Feel free to bring your chairs, limited chairs will be provided. We will respect the COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and social distancing.

Please email Nick Carpinello with questions. More information is attached.
Drive-In Rally for Life

Abortion worker turned pro-life warrior, Abby Johnson, is coming to Cincinnati! Sign up for Cincinnati Right to Life’s Drive In Rally for Life at the Holiday Auto Theatre in Hamilton, Ohio on October 10th at 1:00pm. Enjoy patriotic music, food trucks, goody bags for the kids — and the amazing witness of Abby Johnson. Tickets are only $40 per carload and are expected to sell out quickly. You must pre-register at A flyer for the event is attached.
VIRTUS Reminder & October Training Session

All volunteers and volunteer coordinators should be aware of the following information for the month of October:

  • October’s monthly bulletin (a key component of being cleared to volunteer with children at Guardian Angels) is available on October 4th. All volunteers should be sure to complete this bulletin and ensure that they are current on all past bulletins as well.
  • Guardian Angels will be holding an online session for new volunteers on the evening of Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00pm. Please visit to find a full list of classes throughout the archdiocese (including our parish’s October class).

For more information on Guardian Angels Safe Environment, visit our website. If you have questions about your account, future volunteer training, or need assistance checking your compliance status, please email
Monster Mash On Wheels Is October 24th
Join us Saturday, October 24th! This year, we’re taking our Annual Monster Mash outdoors for a fun filled, 4-door (or two!) showcase of amusingly adorned automobiles. Following social distancing guidelines, families will decorate their vehicles in their designated parking spot for a chance to win one of three prizes. Families will be directed through a walking route to view all cars and, along the way, stop at candy stations to pick up pre packaged treat bags. All children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. No food or drinks will be provided at this event. We are asking families to RSVP online AND make a donation to the parish to participate in this event. The suggested donation for each family is a minimum of $20. A flyer with more information is attached.

Treats are being collected to be handed out during this event; to donate items, click here.

If you have questions, please email Amy Smith
Parties By Parishioners - Pizza Party With Fr Brausch

The Gillmings enjoyed a beautiful evening at Mt. St Mary’s Seminary with Father Anthony Brausch & Father King while learning to make pizza in his outdoor pizza oven. This pizza party was held on September 19th; the Gilmings were the winning bidders on this event through Bid-N-Buy in June. Thanks for supporting the Guardian Angels Bid-n-Buy and AngelsFest. 
News From The Religious Education Office

Congratulations to the 65 students being Confirmed by Fr. Steve Angi on October 15. Please keep the Confirmandi in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Holy Spirit and are welcomed into full initiation into the Church!

Are you a non-Catholic parent or spouse in our parish? 
Do you attend Mass with your family? Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic? Now is the time! We are setting up classes for those who are already part of our GA community, but have not been initiated into the Church. Find out how you can participate!

Do you know anyone interested in becoming Catholic or completing the Sacraments of Initiation? Encourage them to find out more! RCIA classes have begun, but it’s not too late to join! These classes are intended for those who are new to the Catholic faith.

Questions? Email Kay Froehlich, DRE, for more information or call her at 513-624-3146.
Scouts Are Selling Christmas Wreaths

Support Troop 445 & adorn your door with a beautiful fresh pine wreath! All proceeds go to Scout events, camp outs, and expenses. Delivery the week before Thanksgiving. The Scouts will be selling after Masses on October 24 and 25. An order form is also attached. Please return forms by October 26th to the rectory office or the school office.
News From the Youth Ministry Office

Youth Group Meetings - October
This month, we’ll be discussing the importance of virtue in our decision-making – perfect in light of the upcoming election. We will be taking a non-partisan, completely Catholic approach to not only choosing virtuous leaders, but also how to form our conscience and become virtuous leaders ourselves. High School Youth Group meets at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings and will unpacking this theme through activities, discussion, presentations, music, shared prayer, and recreational opportunities. Middle School Youth Group currently meets on First Fridays at 5:00pm and will conclude with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the parish.

Youth Ministry Important Links
Families and students interested in youth ministry should take the following steps to keep up with all the great things happening at Guardian Angels:
  1. Sign up for our email list – you’ll receive weekly updates based on grade level, as well as a monthly email newsletter by registering all your email addresses here.
  2. Make sure each student has both a Youth Ministry Release and a Contact & Medical Form on file for the year (both can be completed digitally by clicking the links).
  3. Fill out a Small Group Survey for each student so that we can find or create an opportunity that is best for your student (find out more information here).
  4. Make sure to receive text updates by following links to the threads for:
Contact if you have any additional questions.

Adults Greatly Needed for Youth Ministry
We are blessed to be growing our youth ministry community of students, but we need you! Adults of any age will be key in continuing to offer safe, friendly, and faith-filled activities and opportunities for students. We are asking any adult to fill out this Adult Interest Survey to determine if you could help with small groups, weekly meetings, monthly activities, or even one-time events through the year. Filling out the survey does not commit you to anything; Bradley Barnes will simply follow up with you to see if there is a place in our community that’s right for you. Please complete it today, and share it with many others!
Masses Continue to Be Streamed Each Sunday

We would like to remind you that watching Mass through our YouTube and Facebook live stream continues to be an option. We stream the Sunday 10am Mass, which can also be played back on either channel at a later time.
Make An Online Offertory Donation

We are very grateful for those families who have continued their offertory giving during these times that we cannot gather as we would like to because of Covid-19 to celebrate Mass. We've received many envelopes in the mail and have had a number of new online donation accounts set up. If you are interested in establishing a one-time or recurring gift through our online platform, just click the button below.
Basketball Registration Is Now Open
Guardian Angels Boys and Girls Basketball registration is now open to all families of Guardian Angels Church and School for students in grades 3rd-8th. To register, please go to the Boosters' Website. There is still a lot to be done because this year will be different for the kids, but as of now basketball will use the same safety protocols as girls' volleyball.  

There is an option to register your child now, but Boosters will allow you to pay later due to Covid. We will be asking for payment by Thanksgiving to have all registration fees paid in full before the first game.  
Evaluations will be held in the PC gym on the date and time listed for each grade.
Mon, Oct 5th – Boys: 8th grade 7:30-8:45  
Tues, Oct 6th – Boys: 7th grade 7:30-8:45  
Wed, Oct 7th – Boys: 6th grade 7:30-8:45  
Fri, Oct 9th - Boys (second evaluation) 8th grade 5-6; 6th grade 6:15-7:15 and 7th grade 7:30-8:30  
Mon, Oct 19 – Girls: 7th ​grade 5-6; 6th grade 6:15-7:15 and 8th grade 7:30-8:30  
Tues, Oct 20 – Girls: 3rd grade 5-6; 4th grade 6:15-7:15 and 5th grade 7:30-8:30  
Wed, Oct 21 – Boys; 3rd grade 5-6; 4th grade 6:15-7:15 and 5th grade 7:30-8:30  
Boys and Girls 3rd-5th grade and Girls grades 6th-8th will start league play the week of 12/3/20 through 12/20/20. Goal is to have 5 league games completed by Christmas. Resume play 1/7/2021 weekend with Tourney scheduled for early Feb  
Grades 6-8 boys schedule will start league play week of 1/7/2021 weekend with Tournament being in early March.  

Please email any questions you may have to or
School News
PTA Fundraiser: Vermont Advent Calendars
As the holiday season approaches consider supporting the PTA “Playground Project” by purchasing these special Advent calendars and other products to celebrate the season of Advent. Please click here to choose from a variety of Advent calendars, stickers, candles, and puzzles for your family and friends. They must be turned in to the school office by October 9th in an envelope marked, “PTA Advent Fundraiser.” They will be delivered to school before Thanksgiving. Please email Jenn Stoehr with any questions. Thanks for your support!
Shop Boon Supply to Support the PTA
Attention Guardian Angels School PTA Friends and Family!

We are hosting an online fundraiser with Boon Supply, which sells a curated collection of products across home, office, on-the-go and more. Forty percent of every purchase you make goes back to our PTA. Click here to go directly to the GA PTA Boon Supply page. If you are on the general Boon Supply website, you will need to enter our fundraiser code which is 968780. We would love your help!
All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the GA School Playground Project.
Other GA News
AmazonSmile is Now Available Through the Amazon App
Anyone using the AmazonSmile feature to benefit Guardian Angels Church can now do so through the Amazon 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

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

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
Random Act of Kindness Day With Brad's Blessings
Brad’s Blessings will again celebrate Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Day on October 22nd. We will be delivering “sunshine boxes” to individuals battling cancer or other significant illnesses for RAK Day. If you know someone with cancer or another significant illness that could use a little sunshine, please visit Brad’s Blessings to nominate them by Saturday, October 10th. 

We also ask you to join us on October 22nd to do your own RAK. Big or small, we hope you will consider being the sunshine in someone’s day.

Brad’s Blessings is a 501(c)(3) organization started in memory of Brad Giesting, a graduate of Guardian Angels School and McNicholas High School. Brad served his country in the 101st Airborne Division with a tour of duty in Iraq. After returning home, he was diagnosed with a rare liposarcoma. RAK Day commemorates the anniversary of his death on October 22, 2016. Visit Brad’s Blessings website for more information. Thank you for your support!