Parish Newsletter September 2022
Message From Father Angi

In this weekend’s gospel reading, Jesus is teaching an important truth in that it doesn’t really matter how the building looks on the outside, it’s the foundation—it’s what most don’t see—that is what truly matters. A building will either stand or fall, depending on the foundation it is built upon. We will either stand firm or fall, depending upon the foundation that we believe. When we build on a firm foundation of Christ, we can withstand whatever comes our way. When a foundation is based on the true meaning and spirit of the word of God, it produces steadfast faith and life.
Within the Beacons of Light process we are beginning to build a firm foundation. Our assigned liaison from Catholic Leadership Institute is Linda Banecker. She has a firm foundation vocationally, educationally, professionally, and parish-wise. Vocationally, she is married to her husband, Joe, and is the mother of two sons. Educationally, she has a BS in Business from St. John’s University, an MA in Mathematics from Villanova University, and an MA in Holistic Spirituality from Chestnut Hill College. Professionally, she is a leadership consultant for the Catholic Leadership Institute and the President of her own consulting company, LMB Leadership Solutions. She is a retired IT executive, having worked in both Aerospace Engineering at Lockhead Martin and Financial Services at Vanguard managing multi-million dollar projects. Parish-wise, she has served as the Adult Faith Formation Director at St. Philip Neri Parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and teaches Bible studies while leading retreats and speaking at parish events. She is a Eucharistic minister as well as a minister for outreach ministries exemplifying a love for the elderly and hungry of the community. This fall, she will be making an onsite visit to all parishes in our family to lead us through phase one of the Beacons of Light process. One of the first steps is to form a Pathways and Family Leadership Team. 
Very important in this process is that we build a firm foundation in our lives. We can do that by:
  • Trusting the Lord and knowing that the promises of God are sure.
  • Abiding in God’s word where we see the power of God, the promise of God, the provision of God, and the presence of God.
  • Apply God’s word to our lives: believe it, live it, trust it, apply it and pray according to God’s word.
  • And last, we need to have faith in Jesus and God’s word.

With a firm foundation, we can face each new challenge and opportunity that comes our way. 

Fr. Steve

Please Join Us For The Feast of the Guardian Angel

We are excited to celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angel on Sunday, October 2nd! Our celebration will begin with the noon Mass and continues with a parish picnic at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend! 

Guardian Angels will provide pulled pork and chicken from Sweets & Meats BBQ. We ask parishioners attending to bring a side, salad, or a dessert to share. Please bring your dish to share in a throw-away container. Please RSVP through this link by September 23rd. 
Special Marriage Blessing

On Sunday, September 18 at the 10 a.m. Mass there will be a special marriage blessing for couples who are celebrating a 5 year increment wedding anniversary any time during 2022. For example, 5, 10, 15, or 20 year anniversaries.

We would also like to display your wedding photo in the Gathering Space. If you would like to submit a copy, be sure to include your wedding date.

Please let the Parish Office know by Friday, September 9th if you would like to receive this special blessing and be recognized in the bulletin.

Parish Office (513) 231-7440
First Communion Prayer Partners

GA First Communion Prayer Partners is a program that partners the parishioners of GA with a 2nd-grade student while they prepare for their First Communion. The prayer partners meet 2-4 times a year. If you would like to learn more about this program, click here. Please contact Margaret Dunn if interested.
Ministry to Couples Experiencing Infertility: The Companions of St. Gerard

St. Gerard Morning of Reflection - October 15th
The Companions of St. Gerard - a ministry of Guardian Angels for those experiencing primary or secondary infertility - invite you to join us at the second annual archdiocesan St. Gerard Morning of Reflection on October 15th at St. Susanna Catholic Church (616 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040).

This event is a morning of prayer, reflection, and community for married couples experiencing a season of infertility. It will include Holy Mass with the opportunity to venerate a first-class relic of St. Gerard, the patron saint of mothers, followed by presentations, and fellowship.
This is a free event. Please RSVP no later than October 10th. You can register on your own or contact to attend alongside our parish's group.
Companions of St. Gerard - Meeting Time Change
Out of a desire to better serve couples experiencing a season of infertility, the Companions will move their First Saturday meetings from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting October 1st. The focus of these monthly gatherings will continue to be offering an open door to those at any stage of the infertility journey. The timing has been chosen so that participants can have the option to fulfill their Sunday obligation at Saturday Vigil after the meeting has concluded. Please contact or visit the parish website for a schedule of topics or more information.

News from the Youth Ministry Office

Eastside Catholic Youth Ministries
Eastside Catholic Youth Ministries (ECYM) is the new name of the group of ministries serving St. John Fisher, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Jerome, and Guardian Angels. There is a wide range of opportunities for students in grades 5-12, open to youth of all schools and faith backgrounds. Join us as we seek to enjoy fun fellowship and grow as disciples. If you would like information about upcoming opportunities, please contact Bradley Barnes at or 513-624-3148.

Youth Ministry Participation and Communication
With a new school year approaching, we want to ensure that all students and families are ready for another great year of ministry opportunities! To save time, please make sure that you have a completed set of release forms turned in for each student (grades 5-12) in your household. These forms include a Liability Release, and a Contact & Medical Info Release, and can be completed digitally by following this link
You are also encouraged to make sure that you are registered for weekly emails or signed up for our Middle School or High School parent text threads through Remind. If you have questions, please email Bradley Barnes.
Youth Ministry Meetings – “This is my Campus” Series
Youth Ministry currently holds a weekly series for teens called This Is My CampusThis is My Campus focuses on helping students be positive forces for change in their schools. It encourages students to consider that each locker represents a life, and each life is precious to God. Meetings are held every Thursday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Guardian Angels Undercroft and are open to students of any school or faith background in grades 7-12. This series will conclude on September 22nd. Contact for more information.
Volunteer Healthcare Professionals Needed
Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: 1st and 3rd Monday every month from 8:00-9:00pm 
Where: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Room B in the undercroft or by zoom 
Age: 20s - 40s 
Join together in brotherhood with other men to grow in virtue and faith. Each session combines the best research from science with the teaching of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive and capable of transforming himself, his family, and greater society. Join us every session or as your schedule permits. No religious expertise or background required. Contact the group at for more information or to join via zoom. 
Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month from 8:00-9:00 pm, beginning July 27th
Where: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Room B in the undercroft
Age: 20s - 40s
Join together with other women to expand your Catholic faith and build meaningful relationships as we dive into "Ways to Pray" from the Blessed is She devotional. No prior knowledge or materials are needed; come as you are! Join us every session or as your schedule permits. Contact the group at for more information. 
IHM Divorce Support Group for Children

IHM's Divorce Support Group for Children will occur two times throughout the year, in the fall and in the spring. The fall session will begin on September 7th and run for 10 consecutive Wednesday nights, ending on November 9th. The group will meet each week from 6:30-7:30 in the school cafeteria. Your children will learn ways to care for themselves through adjusting to divorce and the transition that brings into their lives. They will also participate in therapeutic activities, group discussions, and learn coping skills and mechanisms to help share their thoughts and feelings with their loved ones.

The IHM Divorce Support Group for Children will be facilitated by Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Jodi Turpening MA, LPCC-S. If this group still is of interest to you, please contact Jodi to sign up: 513-488-4096 or
Fathers Team

Each Friday, Fathers Team will be meeting for Fathers Team "Lite” which consists of a review and discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture readings. All GA fathers are invited to join either in person or via Zoom. Our meeting will start at 6:05 am Friday morning and last for one hour. Together we explore the readings and consider how the scripture's message can be applied to our daily lives. If you are holding back because you’re not an expert, join the crowd....neither are any of us! Join us in person in the Undercroft (Conference Room B), or by Zoom, this Friday at 6:05 am. Contact us at for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.
Mass When You Are on the Road

Traveling? Try out a different Catholic church by the beach, in the mountains, or even in another country! Go to and type in your location to find a Mass near you.
News from the Ministry Office

Guardian Angels will be offering Religious Education for the children in our parish who do not attend GA school. Our CCD program for the upcoming school year will be on campus only Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:45 a.m. from September 11 to May 7.
While continuing religious education is vital in every grade, it is crucial that 2nd and 8th graders be enrolled to receive their respective sacraments at GA. Those in 7th grade should be enrolled for Confirmation prep to be confirmed in their 8th-grade year.
Those wishing to enroll their children in CCD grades K-8 can find registration information on the parish website. Go to "Religious Education" then "CCD". You can also click here to register.

Get your registration in today to make sure your child is enrolled! Classes begin Sunday, September 11. Know a family who may be interested in CCD? Feel free to pass on the information!
All CCD families are invited to join in celebration of the new year at 10 a.m. Mass on September 11. Please keep our CCD families in your prayers!
Questions? Contact Kay Froehlich (513) 624-3146, DRE, for more information.
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 3rd-8th grade students. To register, please visit the Boosters website
Registrations for girls must be received by September 27th and registrations for boys must be received by October 15th. 
·   Girls: September 28th
·   3rd Grade: 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the OG
·   4th Grade: 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the OG
·   5th and 6th Grade: 5:30-7 p.m. in the PC
·   7th and 8th Grade: 7-8:30 p.m. in the PC
·   Boys: October 16th
·   3rd Grade: 5-6 p.m. in the OG
·   4th Grade: 6-7 p.m. in the OG
·   5th Grade: 7-8 p.m. in the OG
·   Boys: October 16th and October 19th (both dates required)
·   6th Grade: 5-6:15 p.m. in the PC
·   7th Grade: 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the PC
·   8th Grade: 7:30-8:45 p.m. in the PC
Important Dates:
·   Girls
·   October 17th: Practice May Begin
·   October 28th: League Schedule Published
·   November 4th: Season Begins
·   January 8th: Regular Season Ends
·   January 12th-15th: End of Season Tournament
·   Boys
·   November 1st: Practice May Begin
·   November 21st: League Schedule Published
·   December 2nd: Season Begins
·   February 5th: Regular Season Ends
·   February 8th-12th: End of Season Tournament
Please email any questions you may have to or
Monster Mash Volunteers Needed
Do you love Halloween? Creating community? Please consider joining the Monster Mash committee. We NEED someone to shadow Amy Armstrong Smith to lead this Parish event. If that does not happen, 2022 will be the last Monster Mash. If you have any interest in chairing this event, or just being on the committee, please email Amy Armstrong Smith.
GA Mugs Available For Purchase

The Welcome Committee is selling Guardian Angels mugs for $7, while supplies last. If you would like to purchase a #GAIsFamily mug, just click here. Mugs must be picked up at the rectory during business hours. The parish office is open 8:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday.
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
School Masses

Please join our school community in celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the school year. Grade level Masses are offered on most Tuesdays for Kindergarten through 5th grade and Wednesdays for 6th through 8th grade. All school Masses are held throughout the year and are live-streamed to the Guardian Angels YouTube channel. Visitors are welcome to attend any school Mass, although seating is limited for all-school Masses.
Please include our school community in your daily prayers!

Register Today - The GA 5K Halo Hustle Is September 17th!

Join us for a scenic 5K walk/run through the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington on Saturday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the race with music and fans cheering you on along the way! The race will be followed with a party, including an awards ceremony, live music from Marshall Street Project, food trucks, beverages, games, and a ninja warrior course for all ages!
Race registration includes a bib tag, t-shirt, and a "swag bag". All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels School. Again this year, we are offering a Family Bundle, where you can sign up a family of up to 4 for $100. Additional registrations are $20 each. Click here to register or for more information. 
School Playground Hours

As school begins, we want to remind everyone of the hours of operation for our new playground equipment. The portion of the new playground that was installed in the fall sits outside the area where our old equipment sat. Since it is outside the mulch area and is now closer to other property lines, the portion of the equipment with the slide CANNOT be used outside of the posted playground operating hours. Those hours are 8:00am-6:00pm. 
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.
Bulletin Advertising Available
Our bulletin publisher is looking for new advertisers and sponsors. Thanks to our sponsors, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to our parish. Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make the bulletin successful, and you attract customers! If interested, please email Sherry Montel or call/text her at 614 301-7444.

Advertisements and sponsorships can be purchased for a business, family, charity, in Honor or in Memory of a Loved One, or to support the church or a community service organization, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. We appreciate your support.
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 the parish office. To be included in next month's newsletter, your information must be received by the last Monday of this month.