As of May 28, 2022, St. Ambrose Church, St. Joseph Church in Mantua, St. Joan of Arc in Streetsboro, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Aurora officially
became a collaborative region known as northern Portage County.
Fr. Shawn Conoboy has been appointed pastor of St. Ambrose and St. Joseph. Fr. Conoboy maintains his responsibilities as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer, and part-time professor
at Walsh University. He will work with Fr. Chris Luoni, pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Streetsboro, to serve the needs of the faithful of all four parishes
in northern Portage County.
As of July 1, 2022, Fr. Joseph Ruggieri has been appointed parochial vicar at St. Ambrose Parish in Garrettsville, St. Joseph Parish in Mantua, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora, and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Streetsboro.
St. Ambrose Mass is currently at 11:00am Sunday. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 6:30pm on Monday. Reconciliation is available at 6:00pm Monday evening.
What Are You Doing On Tuesday Nights?
Come play bingo with us in the church hall at St. Ambrose and support our parish’s programs. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Regular bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Your first packet (good for all evening with nine cards per game) is only $13.00. Each additional packet is only $3.00 more! Jackpots begin at $400.00 and 48 numbers, and adds one number and $15.00 each week. Each regular bingo game pays $25.00. Next Bingo is this Tuesday, September 20th.
A & R Society Rummage Sale
The A & R Society will be holding their rummage sale on Friday, Sept. 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Donations for the sale can be dropped off at the rectory garage. We will not be accepting TVs, textbooks, magazines or large furniture. All items should be clean and in usable condition.
Mantua K of C Pig & Chicken Roast
Come join the fun on Saturday, September 10, as the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council 3766 host a Pig & Chicken Roast from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Held under and around the pavilion at St. Joseph Church (11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua), the event features good food, live music, corn hole tournament, 50/50, and fellowship. With food being served at 7:00 p.m., the menu includes roasted pork and chicken, mac & cheese, baked beans, corn on the cob, pop and bottled water (BYOB). Cost is $25 per person. Seating will be available in the pavilion but you may wish to bring lawn chairs. For tickets or any questions, please contact Greg (330-569-4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ed (440-413-4236 or email@example.com).
Alpha At Our Lady In Aurora
You're invited to explore life's big questions. Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others and engage in honest conversation. It's a series of sessions focused on the questions of life, faith and meaning. Each week will include a time to connect with others, hear a talk on some element of faith, and then a chance for people to share their own questions and perspectives with your small group. Alpha begins Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church’s parish hall. To register or questions, call 330-562-8519.
Fall Bible Study At St. Joseph
Come join us this Fall as we study the Gospel of Mark: Getting to Know Jesus. Facilitated by Michalene “Mickee” Murphy, sessions will be held on Tuesday Sept. 13, 20, and 27 and Oct. 4, 11 and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Parish Center. The fee is $8.00 for the book. To register, please contact Kathi at the Parish Office (St. Joseph) by Sept. 8 at 330-274-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Diocese is sponsoring a Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass on Sunday, October 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th , 50th , and over wedding anniversaries in 2022. The celebration includes Mass with Bishop Bonnar, renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the parish hall. Advance reservations are required and can be made by contacting the rectory before Sept. 16, 2022.
Praying Together: Prayer For Married Couples
Loyola Retreat House (700 Killinger Rd., Clinton, OH 44216) is hosting a retreat for married couples on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pope Francis explains that marital love is a powerful love that is “infused by the Holy Spirit”, and a “reflection of the unbroken covenant between Christ and humanity”. Come explore ways to pray together and grow in love. The retreat is $30 per couple and includes a light supper. To register, please call 330-896-2315 or register online at www.loyolaretreathouse.com.
The National Eucharistic Revival has launched in the Diocese of Youngstown, and the March of the Eucharist Continues! We continue our regional Mass and Eucharistic processions in each county of the diocese. Our next celebration will be at St Paul Parish (Salem) on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.doy.org/EucharisticRevival for the full schedule and more information
Eleventh Annual Faith & Family Festival
A day of fun and fulfillment for families, students and friends will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, on the West Quad of the campus of Walsh University at 2020 E. Maple Street, North Canton. The day will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Mass with Bishop Bonnar. Our featured presenter is Fr. Leo Patalinghug “the cooking priest” from Plating Grace. The day will also include musical acts, activities for kids and young people, vendors and exhibitors, and food. For more information, call 330-744-8451 ext. 272. or contact email@example.com.
Christmas Boutique Tables Available
The Sisterhood of St. Joseph’s will hold the annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters — $30.00 for an 8 ft. table (2nd table is $25.00). To reserve a table and/or for more information, please contact Nikki Fathauer (937-726- 6470 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Reservations accepted on a first come basis.
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 email@example.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.
Are You Registered?
To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active. To register, call the rectory at 330-527- 4105. One way to show you are active means to use your weekly contribution envelopes. That way, the computer will not deactivate you.
PSR & Youth Ministry
PSR Catechists to Meet
There will be a meeting for all PSR Catechists this Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:00 p.m. in church hall.
PSR Opening Day
PSR Opening Day is on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Parents, plan on staying for an orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Registration forms for this year's PSR program are available in the church vestibule. Please return the form in the collection basket or drop it off at the rectory. PSR is for all children, from preschool through the 8th grade. If you have any questions, contact the rectory at 300-527-4105 or Peg Haney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Families Growing in Faith and PSR at Home Hub pages will be back soon. Look for regular weekly updates on the Families Growing in Faith page beginning this week. Check out https://stjosephmantua.com/families-growing-infaith. The PSR at Home Hub will follow after PSR Opening Day at https://stjosephmantua.com/psr-at-home-hub.
PSR is looking for volunteers to serve as catechists in our PSR program. If you love our faith and feel called to share it with children, this could be your call. Interested parishioners should contact our DRE, Peg Haney, by calling the rectory or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Next Sunday, Sept. 18, during the 11:00 a.m. Mass we will formally commission the catechists from our parish who teach in our PSR and Youth Ministry programs. “This Is My Body Given for You” is the theme selected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Catechetical Sunday celebrated by all parishes across the country.
Diocesan Policy requires that all students be actively enrolled in religious education classes TWO YEARS PRIOR to celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation) and attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (Mass).
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.
The 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!