Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. the Stations of the Cross will be prayed at St. Ambrose Church led by our Youth Ministry.
Soup and Bread Supper
St. Ambrose is hosting a soup and bread supper this Friday, March 9, in the church hall immediately following the Stations of the Cross. A variety of delicious soups, as well as an assortment of breads, will be served. A freewill offering will be taken up to be donated toward the local food shelf.
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.
Communal Penance Services
The Lenten Communal Penance Services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at St. Patrick (Kent) at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 15, at Immaculate Conception (Ravenna) at 7:00 p.m. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their spiritual preparation for the Solemnity of Easter.
Coming Up! Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, April 8, (the Sunday after Easter), will be Divine Mercy Sunday. An afternoon full of prayer, song, confession, devotion, kids crafts/activities and lunch right here at St. Ambrose. It all begins after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Mark your calendars! Watch the bulletin for further details. It’s for the whole family!
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.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner/Dance
All adult volunteers in any capacity at St. Ambrose --- please mark the date: Sunday April 22 - 4:00 p.m. social hour and 5:00 p.m. dinner, at the K of C Hall on SR 44 in Mantua. We have added a DJ to the fun this year; he will provide music before and during dinner, with music and requests afterwards! This is a wonderful buffet dinner as usual, with appetizers and desserts. Ron Stoner's wine, homemade & excellent, will be on the tables. There will also be a cash bar, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle! Please join your fellow volunteers to celebrate! There is a $15.00 charge for any non-volunteer spouse or guest. Please return this reservation form if you are planning to attend (with the $15.00 if applicable). Deadline for reservations is Sunday, April 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Parent Session: First Eucharist
The second session will be held Sunday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. These sessions are required if your child is to receive the sacraments.
Stories and Scripture
Stories and Scripture for preschoolers continues Sunday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the elementary school. After this, there is only one remaining this school year on April 8!
The seventh grade PSR students will be participating at the 5:00 p.m. liturgy on Saturday, March 17.
PSR Stations of the Cross
Our 3rd, 4th and 6th grade PSR students will present the Stations of the Cross on Sunday, March 18, at 10:15 a.m. in the J. A. Garfield Elementary School. Everyone is welcome!
Lenten Food Drive
Grades K thru 8 are collecting canned goods and paper products until March 25 for the food cupboard. Students should bring items to PSR.
All candy order forms should be in by now. Candy orders will be at PSR on Sunday, March 18. Candy bar sales continue. All money for both orders and candy bars is due by March 25.
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!