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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Sunday: 11:00am
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 2:00pm

On Line Giving

Ministry of Care: Prayer Request

Ministry of Care was started by Vi McCarty and has been part of our St. Ambrose family for decades. If you have a prayer request or would like to become a St. Ambrose prayer warrior, please email your information to ministryofprayersa@gmail.com. Prayer requests will be sent to members at the beginning of each month via email in the form of an attached letter. For prayers needed in between the monthly letter you can simply send your request to the same email, and all members who are on the email chain will receive it. If you do not have access to email, you can contact the rectory to request a copy to be mailed to you. For other questions please feel free to contact co-chairs Betsy Dunn 330-719-2657 or Judy Macek 330-398- 5000.

Mass Broadcasts

Guide for Television Viewing:

  • WJW-TV FOX8 airs Mass each week on Sunday at 6:00 a.m.
  • WUAB-TV 43.1 My Network airs Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
  • WGN America airs Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. (Spectrum Cable channels 13, 218, 1218), (AT&T U-Verse channels 180,1180); Cox Communications Cable (channel 45)

Guide for Radio & Audio Listening:

  • WINT-1330AM airs Mass each week on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
  • WCCR - 1260AM airs Mass each week on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Online Mass & Prayer Opportunities:

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Dispensation To Attend Mass Continues

The Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Youngstown and all other Catholics in the diocese and especially those who are sick, or at high risk of becoming sick continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice.

Office Hours

Parish Office hours for the summer are: Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You are still encouraged to conduct any business by phone or mail and are asked to use the mailbox ONLY AFTER HOURS to drop off your contribution.

Chicken Dinner Festival Cancelled

Sorry this has taken so long to get this decided but we were holding onto any hope possible that we could have some form of a chicken dinner in 2020. Fr. Ed feels the best option at this point is to outright cancel any plans on having an event. He is, however, open to us possibly having some sort of fundraiser in the fall. As we all start the comeback to attending Mass, I feel we may get together as a group to discuss options or at the very least start game planning for 2021.

Local Sunday Mass on the Web and TV

The weekend Vigil Mass from Immaculate Conception, Ravenna, can be viewed live online Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., or "on demand" Sunday and during the week, at https://www.nwntv.com, courtesy of Nightwine Productions, Rootstown. If the video says "Stream Unavailable" or remains blank, please try again later. Also: Sunday Mass from Cleveland Diocese is broadcast on Fox TV 8 each Sunday at 6:00 a.m. Cox Communications Cable subscribers can view Sunday Mass on channel 45 each week at 11:30 a.m.

Spiritual Communion via Televised or On-Line Mass

The Act of Spiritual Communion is made when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion at Mass. The way to make an Act of Spiritual Communion is listed below and can be adapted based upon personal and family needs:

1. Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the sign of the cross.
2. Watch Mass on television or on-line, or if unable, take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. Scripture readings can be found at www.usccb.org. A schedule of televised Mass is available at www.doy.org under Media tab.
3. Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud.
4. Pray the Lord’s Prayer.
5. Offer a prayer for healing, strength, or forgiveness or any prayer available during the coronavirus pandemic. If viewing Mass, offer a prayer during the normal time of Communion.
6. Close with the sign of the cross.

Prayer For Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire
to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive
you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Letter from Father Ed
Current Guidelines for the Parish

A Prayer During Times of a Pandemic

How You Can Help

James A. Garfield Schools, the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, SkyLanes and Garrettsville United Methodist Church are feeding Garfield students during the state-mandated closure. Check the food pantry’s Facebook page @NGCCfoodpantry for details.

Monetary donations may be sent to NGCC, P.O. Box 294, Garrettsville, OH 44231 or online through PayPal at info@ngccportage.org.

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR and Journey Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Journey (grades 9 to12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form. Please call the rectory to request a registration form and it will be mailed to you. Place the registration form in the collection basket, drop it off at the rectory, or mail it to the church. Please include a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate. (Preschoolers must be age 4 by Sept. 30.)

Help Wanted

Our Parish School of Religion (PSR Program) is looking for individuals to help during the 2020- 2021 school year. We are in need of teachers and aides to help educate our young people each Sunday. Please keep in mind that you do not need to be a theologian to help. We also need help with Journey (Youth Ministry Program). The only requirement is a passion for our Faith, and a desire to pass on that Faith to our children: If you are interested in assisting, please contact Sue Pickett at the rectory (330-527-4105) or on her cell (330-204- 5568) for further information.

K of C

Knights of Columbus

K of C Meeting Times

St. Ambrose Council 11801 - Meets the second (business) and fourth (social) Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the St. Ambrose hall.

Windham K of C - The Windham K of C meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the St. Michael hall.

Please check the weekly bulletin for schedule changes.

Charity Fundraiser

CalsThe St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Cal's restaurant in Garrettsville that benefits the K of C/Charles Abraham Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Download and print a copy of the Cal's flyer, dine at Cal's and present the flyer on the listed dates. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule. Download and print the Cals Flyer

Labels For Education

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are teaming up with J. A. Garfield Schools for a "Box Tops for Education"/"Labels for Education" drive. The school receives money for every UPC label and box top submitted. There is a collection box in the back of the Church for you to deposit your labels. Please help the kids and JAG Schools. Thank you!

St. Michael

9736 East Center St., Windham