2021 Chicken Dinner
Planning for the 2021 Chicken Dinner is underway! We are planning on a limited festival this year on the weekend of June 26/27. Co-chairs for our festival this year are Pat Johnston (330- 281-9514) and Len Barcikoski (440-666-0722). As usual we will need “All Hands On Deck” the week of the festival to set up some tents. We are especially looking for help in the dining area to clean-up and reset tables. If things continue to improve like they are, we will be serving chicken dinners with limited seating inside. Stay tuned! Bakery …. please fire up those ovens and bring your desserts on June 26/27 for the Chicken Dinner. We need all the delicious bakery we can get our hands on. You can also drop them off Friday evening, June 25. Thank you!
There are sign-up sheets available in the vestibule. Someone from the Festival Committee will be contacting you to discuss what time might work best for you to work the festival. As you know, it takes many volunteers to make our Chicken Dinner Festival a success. Please volunteer to help out!
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2021.The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Bishop David J. Bonnar, renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Couples may opt to attend the Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass in person at St. Columba Cathedral or they may participate remotely via livestreaming on the diocesan website at www.doy.org. Limited spaces are available for couples at the cathedral. You must make reservations in advance for this event by contacting your parish office before May 13.
Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat Day
The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat days for engaged couples will be held Saturdays, June 5 in the parish center at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, OH. Reservations are required. Social distancing protocols will be followed. Registration information may be found at www.doy.org; go to the “Ministries” drop-down menu and press on “Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life.” For more information on these, and other opportunities for marriage preparation formation, contact email@example.com or 330-744-8451, ext.272.
St. Ambrose currently has a part time employment opportunity for a maintenance/cleaning person. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Fr. Ed at 330-575-9105.
Ox Roast Fair (St. Joseph, Mantua)
Last year was a tough year for all of us, but we made it. St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hitting the ground running with the Ox Roast Fair, which is being held on July 16, 17 & 18. They’ll have a few changes this year and maybe some last minute changes as the Diocese of Youngstown and the Governor of Ohio progress through this pandemic. At this time they are able to have their fair, as all other communities. All recommended guidelines will be followed. Health and safety are their biggest concern. The 57th Ox Roast Fair has plenty of fun to keep the whole family entertained including: a wide variety of Fair food favorites; live entertainment in three locations; Friday night fireworks; Saturday morning 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk; Sunday Blessing of the Bikes; an assortment of rides, games, contests & giveaways; over $20,000.00 in main raffle prizes & hourly progressive drawings each day plus several specialty raffles, souvenir T-shirts & mugs; tractor, truck & semi pulls; trade booths; casino games with instant bingo; security; handicap accessibility; clean grounds and much, much more! For more information, please check out St. Joseph’s website www.stjosephmantua.com/ox-roast-fair, find them on Facebook (St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair), or contact the parish office at 330-274-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Face Masks Required
The Governor and the Ohio Health Department have mandated that people in all public gathering areas comply with the Ohio State order to wear facial covering and to maintain safe social distancing of six feet to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, all those who attend Mass or any function at St. Ambrose Church must wear a facial covering. For your own safety and the safety of your fellow parishioners, please wear your facial covering properly; covering your nose and your mouth. If you cannot wear a facial covering, you are not feeling well, or you are high risk, we ask that you please stay at home and watch a service in the safety of your own home.
Dispensation From The Obligation To Attend Sunday Mass
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. However as more and more social aspects of life approach normalcy along with an increase in people being vaccinated, those who are able should consider returning to worship.
Safe Environment Protocols
As we continue our efforts to continue to provide a safe environment for worship you are kindly reminded of the following:
Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience! Together help us maintain a safe environment for all attending.
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.
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.
Position Open for Coordinator/Director of Religious Education
St. Ambrose Parish is seeking to hire a part-time coordinator/ director of our religious education. Applicants will oversee faith formation for grades preschool through twelve, sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First 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 & hours, ability to work weekends & occasional evenings and the availability to attend meetings at the diocese. The ideal applicant will possess excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive communication among students, parents, other staff members, the pastor, 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
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!