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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 10:30am
Monday, 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 call Don Neu ( evenings) at 330-367-9262, email him at djncep@yahoo.com, or put your prayer requests in the collection basket. 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 Don.

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.

St. Ambrose K of C Steak Fry

The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry Saturday, August 12, 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 Mass so we can purchase the correct number of steaks.

Holy Day of Obligation

This Tuesday, August 15, is the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. (SA) and Tuesday, August 15, at 9:00 a.m. (SM). All Catholics are obligated to attend Mass. Liturgical Ministers are not assigned for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Michael so volunteers will be appreciated.

Casino Bus Trip

The Women's Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus (Mantua) is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, August 18. The cost is $40.00 per person and each attendee will receive $20.00 in free play. Please call 330-274-4982 and leave a message to reserve your seat. The bus will leave the Mantua K of C Hall at 9:00 a.m. and will return at 6:00 p.m.

Music, Food and Cruise-In Festival

Immaculate Conception in Ravenna is hosting a festival on Friday, August 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to reserve your spot and enjoy music from the local bands. Play Bingo in the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 W. Spruce Avenue. For more information visit www.icparishfestival.com

Chicken Dinner/Car Show

SS. Edward and Lucy Parish will be hosting a chicken dinner/ car show on Sunday, August 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center Street, Parkman, OH.

For those who may be wondering...

...we return to our winter Mass schedule on Sept. 3. Masses on Sunday morning will be at 9:00 a.m. (SM) and 11:15 a.m. (SA). Saturday Vigil Mass remains at 5:00 p.m. (SA).

Joint Parish Picnic

Plan now to attend our annual parish picnic to be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael Church. Italian sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Parishioners are asked to please bring a side dish, salad or dessert for 6-8 people to share. There will be guessing games, a scavenger hunt, water balloons and corn hole. We will have Browns-Steelers game on the radio. Come and eat, play games and socialize at St. Michael’s pavilion on the church grounds. Bring your lawn chairs!

New Ordinary Time Decor

The upper alcove crosses were designed, constructed, and crafted by parishioner and stained glass artist Ron Stoner. They were Inspired by prayer and are given in memory of his parents, Dolores and Ken Stoner; who instilled a steadfast faith, demonstrated a love of God, and lived an example of devotion. May the crosses be a reflection of the many colors and textures of love that our amazing God shines on each one of us every day.

2018 Mass Book

The 2018 Mass book is now open. There are still Mass openings for weekday Masses for 2017.

Bulletin Ads

It is through the generosity of those who took out ads in our weekly bulletin that we receive our parish bulletin free of charge. Please be sure to patronize them. Anyone wishing to place an ad in the bulletin is asked to please contact J.S. Paluch, Inc. at 800-945-6629.

Lost and Found

On the counter in the vestibule are items that have been found in the church over the past several months. Please check the counter if you think you have left something behind. Thank you!

Music Ministry News

St. Ambrose is adding a few more opportunities to our music ministry. We are looking for some new members! Do you have some extra time that you would like to share your talents? Please consider it and sign up on the clipboards in the vestibule or call Tess Motz at 330-325-2448. Dates and times for the different rehearsals will be announced after we see the interest from the sign up sheets. Thank You!

Medical Clinic to Open in Windham

In October, the Renaissance Family Center of Windham in cooperation with Faithful Servants Care Center, Kent State University and UH Portage will be opening a Free Clinic to those residents who find themselves underinsured or uninsured. The clinic will be accepting donations of unopened, unexpired bottles of over the counter pain meds, such as Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, etc. You may bring your donations to Mass and drop them off in the container in the vestibule. As always you, the parishioners, have been extremely generous!

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 2017 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 2017 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR Wants You!!

Our religious education program is in need of a co-catechist and/or aide to help in the seventh grade. Volunteers must be able to attend a short child protection class and pass a background check. Please call Jackie at 330-719-7115 for more information.

PSR and Youth Ministry Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to 12) 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.)

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

Fall “Special” Bingo

St. Michael is having their Fall “Special” Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 15. Games start at 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Save this date!

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.