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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

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.

Welcome to St. Ambrose and St. Michael

Rev. Bob Bonnot will be presiding at our Masses this weekend. Welcome to St. Ambrose and St. Michael!

Fostering A More Vibrant Church

As of July 24, 2019 Father John Jerek, Vicar of Clergy, sent official notice that Bishop Murry has appointed Father Ed Stafford pastor of St. Ambrose, Garrettsville and St. Michael, Windham, effective August 15, 2019. Father Stafford will also continue to serve as pastor of St. Joseph in Mantua. As outlined in the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese, St. Michael will become an oratory (church building not used for weekend Mass, but is available for feast day celebrations, weddings, funerals, and other prayer opportunities as determined by the local pastor). Per diocesan regulations, Masses will be adjusted so that the pastor is limited to three regularly scheduled weekend Masses. Please keep Father Stafford and these parishes in your prayers during this time of transition. A schedule of weekend/ weekday Masses will be in this weekend’s bulletin listing the times and where they will be held. The new schedule will take place on the weekend of August 31-September 1.

Meet and Greet

Our new Mass schedule will start at St. Ambrose on Sunday, Sept. 1. Fr. Ed Stafford will be celebrating Mass at 11:00 a.m. We will no longer have a Saturday night Mass. We will be having a reception with coffee and baked goods following the Mass in the hall. We are asking for a donation of baked goods for the reception which can be dropped off that Sunday morning before Mass in the hall. Please call 330-527-4105 or 330-204- 5568 if you have any questions. Plan on attending the reception and introduce yourself to Fr. Ed!

Annual Triduum Celebration in Randolph

You are cordially invited to celebrate with St. Joseph (Randolph) parishioners their annual Triduum in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 13, 14 and 15. Mass will be celebrated outdoors, weather permitting in the Lourdes Grotto Area at 6:30 p.m. For more information call St. Joseph church at 330-628-9941.

St. Ambrose K of C Steak Fry

The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cost is $15/person, $25/couple or $50/family max. We accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards. One of the Knights will be taking names after all Masses this weekend so we can purchase the correct number of steaks.

Chicken Dinner/Car Show

SS. Edward and Lucy Parish will be hosting a chicken dinner/ car show on Sunday, August 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center Street, Parkman, OH.

Faith & Family Festival

The annual Faith & Family Festival has enjoyed great cooperation from various parishes, schools, diocesan offices, Walsh University, Living Bread Radio, Knights of Columbus, and others and would welcome additional collaboration from all dedicated to strengthen families in our Church and society. The Faith & Family Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the variety of ministries and services offered to families. The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life, in collaboration with Walsh University, welcomes your participation to plan our Tenth Annual Faith & Family Festival to take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, on the West Quad of the Walsh University Campus, beginning with Mass. Our most recent Faith & Family Festival this past September was our largest ever, with over 700 people in attendance. To learn more about how you or your group can take part in the Faith & Family Festival contact Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext.272 or dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org

Bingo Needs Help

The bingo program at St. Ambrose is in DESPERATE need of workers. We need kitchen help, we need cashiers, and we need people to work the floor. None of these jobs are hard but we need someone who is committed to helping out once a month on a regular basis. If you can commit to one night a month (or more if you can), please contact the rectory at 330-527-4105.

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 2019 on Sunday, Oct. 22, 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 2019 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.

Husband & Wife Get Away!

Many husbands and wives seem to be "married" to their career, TV, phones, sports, or their children. Re-examine your married lifestyle and your priorities and rediscover the newly-weds you once were by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Our fall Weekend will be held in Solon at the Homewood Suites Hotel on October 11-13. For more information call 330- 305-9963 or apply www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org. Space is limited!

PSR & Youth Ministry

In Need of your Assistance!!

I am currently in desperate need of persons to fill the openings in our PSR Program. I need the following spaces to be filled: 5th GRADE-AIDE, 6th GRADE-CATECHIST, 6th GRADE-AIDE. Please prayerfully consider donating an hour of your time on Sunday mornings to the faith education of our youth. Currently there is NO INSTRUCTOR FOR THE 6TH GRADE!! We are the teachers of God’s word and we need to pass on our love of God and our Catholic faith to the future of St. Ambrose. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at the Rectory 330-527-4105 or my cell 330-204- 5568. Thank you for helping the development of our faith in our youth!

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 & Youth Ministry

… begins on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PSR will meet in the J. A. Garfield Elementary School and Youth Ministry will meet in the church hall at St. Ambrose.

PSR & Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.

Please Note:

Diocesan Policy requires that all students be actively enrolled in religious education classes TWO YEARS PRIOR to celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation) and attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (Mass).

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
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

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

Hall Rental

If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact the St Ambrose Rectory (330-527-4105).