Parish Newsletter May 2024

Message From Father Angi

Springtime always has a lot of changes. We see the budding on trees, the weather is warmer and people get outdoors more for picnics, playing golf and taking walks. In our St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes, changes are happening. Last year, Fr. Thomas Ebong approached the Archbishop and asked for a one year extension on his assignment to June 30, 2024. The Archbishop granted the one year extension. On June 30, 2024 Fr. Thomas will complete his assignment in our Family of Parishes. He has asked if he could maintain residence here until September before he moves into the next phase of his priesthood and I have granted that request. When Beacons of Light began, our Family of Parishes was only allotted three priests and in that fact, Fr. Thomas will not be replaced here. Beginning July 1, 2024, our Family of Parishes will be staffed by three priests. I am appreciative of the hard work that has taken place over the last two years that makes us ready for this transition. The Mass schedule changes, the St. Gregory the Great Pastoral Council and the joint leadership staff have us ready to embrace the change in number of priests given to us. I thank Fr. Thomas for his service to our Family of Parishes over the past two years and his year of service prior to that at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Blessings and thanks to Fr. Thomas.

This weekend, we celebrate three First Communions in our Family of Parishes: Guardian Angels on Saturday morning at 10:30 and Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 and Sunday at 11:30. Next weekend, we will celebrate one First Communion at Immaculate Heart at the 5:00 Mass and the following weekend on May 17 at 3:00 pm. Congratulations to all our First Communicants.


Fr. Steve

Capital Campaign Matching Challenge

In January, we kicked off a capital campaign to make much-needed updates and improvements to the church and campus. 


An anonymous donor will match every pledge received from now until the end of June, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. 


Every dollar counts and now, your dollar goes twice as far. We hope you will prayerfully consider donating to our Capital Campaign and Honoring Our Past and Investing in Our Future. 


Your commitment will help ensure that today’s Angels and future Angels will continue to be impacted by Guardian Angels’ excellent formation and education rooted in the Catholic tradition. 

Head Servers

Best wishes to our Head Servers for this school year—Henry Froehlich, Moira Kapp, Sophia Luttmer, and Hugh McElroy. They have each contributed so much to our school and parish liturgies, funerals, and other special events. May God bless them in their ministry as they continue to high school!

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the 2nd graders of our parish who are making their First Holy Communion today! May they feel God’s love as they come to the table of the Lord.

St. Gregory the Great Hiring Announcement

We have hired a Director of Health Ministries for the St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes. Her name is Kendall Keiser. She is a registered nurse grounded in faith with a passion for supporting people’s spiritual and physical health and wellness. She is coming to us from Hospice of Southwest Ohio where she provided care for individuals with terminal illness and provided emotional and spiritual support alongside the pastoral care team. Kendall will collaborate with the leadership staff to carry out the Pathways Team recommendations put forth in the Beacons of Light guidelines. She will provide Pastoral Care, serve as staff liaison to the St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes Health Commission, provide health education, assist in referrals, and oversee bereavement ministry. Kendall began her ministry with us on April 15th. We welcome Kendall to our family of parishes.

Cookie Ministry

Thank you for your donations to the Cookie Ministry this year. The Peanut Butter group really appreciates your support. Your donations are much needed over the summer, as they minister to the needy at St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen all year. They put together a lunch sack on Tuesday mornings, so please drop off your donations on Mondays. Your donation of cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats, etc., adds a sweet treat to the lunches our peanut butter group makes for the needy of the St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen. Treats can be homemade or store-bought but should be individually packaged (2 cookies per bag). They also need juice boxes or pouches and prepackaged snacks like chips, pretzels, cheez-its, etc.

If you would like to help pack the lunches or drive them down to St. Francis Seraph, contact Kathy Hosking at 513-232-0958. Thank you for your help! 

St. Gregory the Great is Hiring!

The Director of Adult

Evangelization reports to the Director of Evangelization and is a key member of the Evangelization Team. The Director of Adult Evangelization accompanies

adults and their families through a discipleship path so they encounter Jesus

and become missionary disciples. For more information and to apply, visit our website!

The Director of Youth

Evangelization reports to the Director of Evangelization and is a key member

of the Evangelization Team. The director is responsible for all efforts of

accompanying youth — grades 6–12 (and their families) — through the Process of Evangelization and Discipleship so that youth encounter Christ, are known, seen, and loved and become missionary disciples. For more

information and to apply, visit our website!

St. Gregory the Great Faith and Fellowship Days

Follow St. Gregory the Great Youth Group on Social Media

Stay up to date with the St. Gregory the Great Youth Group on social media and join the mailing list.

Summer Mass Plans

Due to renovations to Guardian Angels Church this summer, the Church will be closed for Mass. We will be celebrating Mass in the Undercroft beginning June 8th.

Updates to Guardian Angels Campus This Summer

The Guardian Angels Boosters are pleased to announce the approval of installing a synthetic turf field. To see the letter from the Boosters President, FAQ, and field mockup, please click here. Additionally, the roof on the Old Gym will be replaced starting in June.

Due to these campus improvements, parking will not be available in the lower lot starting in June.

CCD Registration

Guardian Angels offers 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. Any child who wishes to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation should be registered in CCD at least 1 year prior to receiving the sacrament. 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 or click here. Please click here to pay.

Get your registrations in today to make sure your child is enrolled! Classes begin Sunday, September 8. Know a family who may be interested in CCD? Feel free to pass on the information!

Vacation Bible School June 17th-20th

Please pray for our youngest angels participating in our summer Vacation Bible School June 17th-20th.  At Scuba VBS, kids will submerge themselves in the Scriptures and uncover the true essence of the living waters! For more information, click here.

Camp will be held at IHM due to renovations at Guardian Angels this summer. To register, please click here. To submit payment, please click here.

We are also in need of incoming 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school volunteers. Click here for the volunteer form.


Our Bid-N-Buy silent auction will go live June 6th-9th. Our parishioners were so generous last year, and we are hopeful for your support again.

Here's how you can help!

  1. Check out the Amazon Wish List. Put your online shopping skills to good use! You can always donate an Amazon gift card in any amount, and we will use it towards our bigger items. Click here to view the list. 
  2. Festival tags are set up in front of the kitchen in the gathering space if you visit the church. Take a tag and return it with your donation. Don't forget to include your name so we know who to thank! Gift cards are needed for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
  3. Donate lottery tickets in any amount.
  4. Do you have season tickets to local sports events? Can you spare a couple of tickets? We would love to offer tickets to the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, UC, XU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UD, etc.
  5. Do you have an experience you can offer? Maybe a tour of your small business or you have a contact with someone at a restaurant, brewery, or factory?
  6. Send in a cash/check donation to the rectory. Please make your check out to Guardian Angels and mark your check as "Bid-N-Buy Donation." 

Guardian Angels Church

6531 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45230

The deadline for returning donations is June 1st, but sooner is better! 

Registration for online bidding will open on May 16th. 

Thank you for your generosity and support! 

St. Gregory's 60+ Group Newsletter

The St. Gregory the Great 60+ Group has many exciting events and activities coming up. To see their most-recent newsletter, click here.

"The Chosen" Watch Party for St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes

Greeters and Gift Bearers

Greeters and gift bearers are needed for all three weekend Masses. Signing up in advance allows the ushers to know who is volunteering and not have to scramble to find a family to bring up the gifts.

Sign up here, contact Kay Froehlich, or see an usher when you get to Mass. Thank you for volunteering to serve in these important ministries!

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back at Guardian Angels Parish 10 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of every month. This ministry relies on the support of volunteers to serve our parish. Two adults and 4 teenage volunteers are needed each month. To sign up, click here.
Volunteer Healthcare Professionals Needed

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: Upcoming meetings are Monday 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5 from 8-9 p.m.

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. This winter, we will be using a program called Happiness and the Meaning of Life from the World on Fire Institute. Contact the group at to join our email distribution list, receive more information, or to join via Zoom.

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month from 8-9 pm. Upcoming dates are 5/8, and 5/22.

from 8:00-9:00 pm.

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 various faith studies from the Blessed is She, Rooted devotional. No prior knowledge or materials needed; come as you are! Contact the group at for more information.  

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.
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.
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8am & 10am Masses Streamed Each Sunday
The 8am and 10am Masses are livestreamed each Sunday and can be viewed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page live or they can be played back on either channel at a later time.
GA YouTube Channel
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School News

2024-2025 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is open. You'll find all the information you need on the school website.

If you missed our Information Sessions but would still like to learn more about our school, we invite you to take a personal tour. A tour allows you to 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.

School Masses

Please join our school community in celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the school year. All-school Masses are offered most Tuesdays for Kindergarten through 8th grade 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!

Other News
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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. The 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.

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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.
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