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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 4:00pm

On Line Giving
Instructions

Support the Food Bank

On the first Sunday of the month, St. Ambrose parishioners show their generosity by “brown bagging” donations for the local food pantry. Please consider bringing a bag of non-perishable food or cleaning products. Just leave your bag in the vestibule as you arrive for Mass. Thank you!

Ministry of Care: Prayer Request

If you have a special prayer request, please contact Trish Danku. You can call Trish at home in the evenings at 330-802-2463 or email her at gdanku@neo.rr.com. Please put St. Ambrose Prayer Team in the subject line when you email her. We would also like to invite you to become a member of the Ministry of Care. There are no meetings to attend – all that is required is 5 to 10 minutes daily in prayer to ask for God's blessings on those people who are in need of prayer. If you are interested in joining, please call the rectory.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The R.C.I.A. is a formation process for adults (18 years of age and older) who wish to become Catholic. Classes are held in the rectory or church hall for learning, faith sharing and fellowship. The culmination of the R.C.I.A. is at the Easter Vigil at which time we will celebrate the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming Catholic and being involved in the R.C.I.A. classes, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.

Presentation of the Gifts

The book for the entire 2019 year is available in the vestibule for parishioners to sign up to present the gifts of bread and wine at our weekend liturgies. If there is a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) that you would like to reserve to bring up the gifts, please be sure to sign up early. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to present our gifts at Mass. Please take a few moments and sign up.

Mass Intentions

We are in need of intentions for our weekday Masses. We are fortunate at our parish to have many dates open when you might want to remember a loved one who has died. Please contact us at the rectory to schedule your Mass. The usual stipend is $10.00.

Old Palms for Ash Wednesday Ashes

Please bring your old palms to church. On Sunday, March 3, our Youth Group will participate in a prayer service in which the palms will be burned. The ashes from the burned palms will be used on Ash Wednesday. Place palms in the basket in vestibule.

Adjust Your Sights and Find Your Pray

St. Joseph Men’s Renewal Team will be hosting a two-day gathering of men coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and with other Christian men. The weekend will be held on Feb. 16 –17 at St. Joseph Church, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Free for all men 18 years and older. Register online:http://bit.ly/SJMensRenewal or complete registration form on counter in the vestibule and return.

Dinner and Doctrine

The fourth and final gathering of Dinner and Doctrine will be this Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent, OH. This session is titled “Catholic Response” by Dr. Chis Seema from Walsh University. The tickets remain the same, $25.00 for the meal and presentation.

Knights of Columbus Steak Fry

The best way to chase away the winter blues is with a summer cook out, right? So come on down to the St. Ambrose K of C "Summer Steak Fry in February" on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the hall. Menu includes: ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks (beer and wine available for donation). Cost is $15/person, $25/ couple or $50/family maximum and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.

Ronald McDonald House – Pull Tabs

The Portage County Friends Chapter of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is collecting pull tabs from beverage/soup cans. The proceeds from these tabs go directly into the fund to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Please encourage your family and friends to save. There is a basket in the vestibule to place your pull tabs.

Married Couples

Worn out from the Holidays? Feeling stressed? Are you looking for a way to avoid the winter blahs? Bring some warmth and refreshed intimacy back into your marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Winter dates: Feb. 15-17 at the Hartville Comfort Suites. Info: www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org or call 330-305-9963.

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 on Saturday, March 23. Please visit www.cmfdoy.org for more information.

Women’s Renewal

The Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 4-5 at Camp Asbury.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Confirmation

Confirmation classes will be held at JAG Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room PD1. All candidates and their sponsors are required to attend. The remaining schedule is: Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. Confirmation will be held on April 6 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral.

PSR and Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. If you have not paid them please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Malley Fundraiser

Once again, beginning Feb. 3, our students will be selling Malley candy bars and taking orders for candies and nuts attractively packaged for Easter gift-giving. Please call the rectory to order or see a PSR student. Thank you!

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

Mass Times
Sunday: 9:00am
Tuesday: 9:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Sunday of the Month, 8:15am

Valentine’s Day Special Bingo

St. Michael will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Special Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 10. We will have a raffle table, 50/50, and a bakery raffle table. Games start at 1:30 p.m. Please come out and support St. Michael Church! If you cannot attend, please consider donating a new, unused item for our raffle table. Contact Karen (330-326-2972), Tricia (330-326- 1230), or Tess (330-978-1160) for inquiries and donations.

Dinner/Dance/Reverse Raffle

St. Michael will be hosting a St. Patrick Day Dinner/ Dance on Saturday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. We will also have a Reverse Raffle and a 50/50! It is BYOB. Cost is $30 for one entry / one dinner or $50 for one entry / two dinners. Only 74 entries for the raffle will be sold. ADVANCED SALES ONLY! RSVP to Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-9781160. Proceeds benefit the Bike Blessing on April 28, 2019.

Save The Dates

Blessing of Bikes - April 28

Hall Rental

If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact Barry Cree (330-326-2420) or Karen Olson (330-326-2972).

Mailing Reminder!

When sending any mail to St. Michael Church, please use the following mailing address: St. Michael Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231.