We need YOU!! On Saturday, May 13 at 4:15 p.m., we will honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with our annual May Crowning. This year we invite ALL the children of St. Ambrose and St. Michael to participate in song and procession to present flowers and to crown Mary. We would love for all our First Communicants to lead this. Please bring a fresh, single stem flower, or sign up to reserve one. We need volunteer readers for several short things, a small child to "crown" our Lady, and a high school student to assist our crowner. The Rosary recitation will close the event, before the 5:00 p.m. mass. What a wonderful way to introduce our beautiful children to Our Blessed Mother and to her Holy Rosary as well. Sign-up in the vestibule.
St Ambrose Needs You...
…to volunteer at our annual Chicken Dinner Festival which will be held June 24-25. A sign-up sheet requesting help in all areas of the festival will be in the vestibule beginning Sunday, May 7. We need many volunteers. Can you help us out?
Pastoral Council Nomination
Our Pastoral Council is an important group of men and women who meet with the pastor regularly and advise him on matters pertaining to our parish. At this time we are soliciting nominations to fill three openings. Active parishioners, 19 years of age and older, are eligible to serve on the Pastoral Council for a three-year term. The Council meets nine times a year. Nomination forms can be found in the vestibule. Please prayerfully consider serving on the Pastoral Council.
"The Joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10) Women's Renewal will be held on May 20 & May 21 at Camp Asbury. We would like to extend an invite to all women 18 years of age and older looking for a deeper love and friendship with God. Invitations are in the pews. Please take one!
Married Couples Weekend
It's spring gardening time! On your wedding day, you lovingly planted the seeds of a lifelong love relationship. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will give you the "gardening tools" you need to help your marriage grow and blossom. The next Eastern Ohio Weekend is on May 5 through 7 at the Clarion Inn, Hudson. For information or to apply call 330-305-9963 or GreatMarriagesOhio.org.
Night to Honor Mary
A Night to Honor Mary will be held Friday, May 5, at 7:00 pm at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, and on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 pm at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Canton. The Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, will preside at both of these devotional services.
Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat Day
The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat day for engaged couples will be held on May 13 at St. Columba Cathedral Hall. This experience is ideal for engaged couples and all involved in parish marriage preparation. Reservations are required. To view the entire schedule for 2017, visit www.doy.org and scroll down to the bottom of the home page.
St. Ambrose Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Family Bowling Party on Sunday, May 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley. Everyone gets free pizza, pop, shoe rental and two games. Even if you don't bowl, it's a great way to socialize with other parishioners. Please call Dolores at 216-990-3588 or Kathryn at 330-569-3454 with your reservation.
The Office of Marriage and Family Ministry, Diocese of Youngstown, will be sponsoring two Wedding Anniversary Celebrations honoring couples who will observe their 25th, 40th, 50th and over, wedding anniversary in 2017. The celebration will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 11, at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. You must make reservations by contacting your parish office before May 11. Another celebration in Canton will be offered in October.
PSR & Youth Ministry
Malley Candy Sale
All monies were due April 9. If you still owe candy money, it can be turned in at PSR or dropped off at the rectory.
PSR and Youth Ministry End-of-Year Program
Sunday, April 30, brings to a close our CCD and Youth Ministry school year. To help celebrate the occasion, we will present a special program which will include a slide show and graduation. Please plan on joining us. The festivities begin at 10:00 am at the J. A. Garfield Elementary School.
First Eucharist Practice
First Eucharist Practice will be on Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose Church. All students and at least one parent are expected to participate at practice.
…. will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 pm at St. Ambrose Church. We have thirteen receiving the sacrament this year. Please remember these children and their parents and families as they join us around the Eucharistic table. May the Communion they receive throughout their lives nourish and strengthen them to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
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!