In the month of Oct. the St. Ambrose Parish Women’s Spiritual Renewal is holding the 50/50 drawing to be held on the last day of the month. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5 and will be sold after all the Masses - the prize is half of all donations received.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring its second Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration for the year 2021 on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist Church, Canton. Diocesan couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over, wedding anniversaries in 2021 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.
“Blessed One” with Bishop Bonnar
On Sunday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. at St. Christine Church, Youngstown (3165 S. Schenley Ave.) Bishop Bonnar will be a speaker at the “Blessed One” event presented by Men and Women United for Life and co-sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life. Other speakers include Rev. Walter Moss, author of “Why I Am a Black Pro-Life Pastor” and Tia Ciferno, director of Bella Women’s Center, Warren. A reception will follow in the Parish Center, including information displays from various local pro-life organizations. All adults and teens are encouraged to attend, including youth groups and other parish or school organizations. For more information contact Judy Welsh at 330-718-7746 or Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Alive Friday
Come celebrate the month of the Rosary Friday, Oct. 15, in the church at 7:00 p.m. Join in on an Autumn soup and sides FREE meal at 6:00 p.m. and stay to lift our collective voices in praying the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about this powerful prayer expression! See you all there!
Hey Ladies! The Day Is All About You
On Sat., Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. a Ladies’ Day will be offered FREE OF CHARGE here at St. Ambrose. Grab a girlfriend and come for all or part of this grand celebration. The day includes all different kinds of prayer expressions (some traditional, some novel, and some outside the box). We will sing, stretch, move, meditate, create, worship, laugh, unite, and celebrate. Come, check it out. Come, “ FALL INTO GRACE”. For more information: email@example.com or text or call 330-883-2488. See you there!
Save the Date: Halloween Party
Not just for the kids - all are invited to come join us on Saturday, Oct. 30 in the church hall. Parish Social Life is sponsoring our Halloween party! A time of fun, food, candy, and great costumes! Please bring a bag of candy for each child you bring! Look for mores details to follow!
36th Annual Christmas Boutique
Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Christmas Boutique to be held on Sunday, Nov. 7. Don't miss one of the area's nicest craft shows, sponsored by the Sisterhood of St. Joseph (Mantua). Held in Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique continues the 36 year tradition of a nice show of hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members of St. Joseph's PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at this annual fundraiser.
Dinner and Doctrine
Our 2021/2022 Dinner and Doctrine Speaker Series sponsored by the Portage County Deanery, begins on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, in-person at the Overlook, 1519 Overlook Rd, Kent. Our first speaker will be Rick Squier, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, serving Portage and Stark Counties. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased from our Deanery Rep, Peg Haney, or the parish rectory. Save the date for the Nov. 9 Dinner and Doctrine. Bishop David Bonnar will be the speaker that evening. Space for Nov. 9 will be limited so be sure to contact Peg Haney or the parish rectory in advance for tickets.
Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat
Please Note: Date Change. The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat day for engaged couples will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 in the social hall at St. Columba Cathedral. The October date had to be moved to November. Reservations are required. Registration information may be found at www.doy.org; go to the “Ministries” drop-down menu and press on “Pro-Life, Marriage & Family Life.” Engaged Couple Retreat Dates for 2022 will soon be forthcoming. For more information on these, and other opportunities for marriage preparation formation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-744-8451, ext.272.
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 and Youth Ministry Registration
Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form found in the church vestibule. 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 four by September 30.
We Love Animals
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, our PSR program will be collecting items for the Portage Animal Protective League from Oct. 3 through Oct. 24. Please place your donations in the labeled boxes in the church vestibule. Items from the Portage Animal Protective League’s wish list can be found at https://portageapl.org/donate-supplies/ .
PSR Community Rosary
Sunday, Oct. 17, at 9:45 a.m., the PSR and Journey classes will join together in the JAG Elementary School gym to celebrate a communal rosary. All parishioners are welcome to attend.
Parent Meeting: First Reconciliation
There will be a mandatory meeting of all second grade parents about the sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday, October 24 at 9:40 a.m. in the JAG gym. We will be discussing the calendar, the sacrament itself and ways to help your child prepare for First Reconciliation. If you have any questions please contact Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 and leave a message or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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!