Eat, Pray, Give: Lenten Fridays
Week two of Eat, Pray and Give will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the hall this Friday, Feb. 23, with a meat-free pizza and salad meal. Following the meal we will be praying "Mary's Way of the Cross" (the Stations of the Cross from Mother Mary's perspective) and accepting monetary donations for Rachel's Vineyard which provides healing of abortion related spiritual and emotional trauma. Come experience this Lenten journey, and bring the children! It’s pizza!!
Best Lent Ever
Don't forget to sign up for Dynamic Catholics Best Lent Ever videos starting Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. This year the daily short videos will be based on the book gifted to you by St. Ambrose at Christmas: Perfectly Yourself. Just follow this link to sign up. You'll be glad you did! https://dynamiccatholic.com/ bestlentever.
The Light Is On For You
We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation/ Confessions at St. Ambrose on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church.
Position Open for Coordinator of Religious Education
St. Ambrose parish seeks to hire a part-time coordinator of religious education. Applicants will oversee faith formation for grades preschool through twelve, sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, become familiar with the Youngstown Diocese Directory for Catechesis, and be familiar with both educational and catechetical processes. This job requires a flexible schedule and hours, ability to work weekends and, occasionally, evenings. The ideal applicant will posses excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive communication among students, parents, other staff members, the pastor and pastoral council and the James. A. Garfield school system. Proven success in administration, efficiency and other managerial qualifications are important considerations. A detailed job description is available upon request.
St. Ambrose K of C Steak Fry
The best way to chase away the winter blues is with a summer cookout, right? So come on down to the St. Ambrose K of C "Summer Steak Fry in February" next Saturday, Feb. 24, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15/ person or $25/couple ($50/family max.) and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.
Annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference
Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its annual men’s conference at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (2121 Reno Drive, N.E. Louisville OH 44641) on Saturday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bishop George Murry, S.J., will celebrate the closing Mass. Confessions will be offered during the day. Spouses and families are invited to the closing Mass at 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.cmfdoy.org for more information.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner/Dance
On Sunday, April 22, we will once again have a dinner/dance for all adult men and women who volunteered in any capacity throughout the past year at St. Ambrose parish. The dinner will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua (State Rte. 44) at 5:00 p.m. Social Hour begins at 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendars!
The Annual Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 19-20, 2018 at Camp Asbury in Hiram.
Youngstown Vocations Support Society
If you are interested in joining the Youngstown Vocations Support Society (formerly Serra Club of Youngstown), please attend a dinner or business meeting for more information. If you have any questions, contact President Joe Nudo at 330-758- 4467 or email@example.com. Your prayers for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and membership in and support of the organization and its various events, will help to promote vocations in the Diocese of Youngstown.
PSR & Youth Ministry
The sixth grade PSR students will be participating at the 5:00 p.m. liturgy Saturday, Feb. 17.
Our PSR students are selling Malley candy bars and taking orders for candies and nuts attractively packaged for Easter gift-giving. Please call the rectory at 330-527-4105 to order or see a PSR student. Order forms are due by Feb 25.
Lenten Food Drive
Again, Grades K thru 8 will be collecting canned goods and paper products from Feb. 18 thru March 25 for the food cupboard. Students should bring items to PSR.
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. Fees can be paid anytime during regular PSR or Youth Ministry hours.
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!