Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Sunday: 11:00am
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 2:00pm

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.

A & R Rummage/Bake Sale

It’s that time of year again for the A & R Society Rummage/Bake Sale. The big sale will be Oct. 19/20. You may drop off your CLEAN & USABLE clothing and working items to the garage at St. Ambrose after Sept. 30 due to picnic.

Bible Study at St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church, Mantua, will be offering a Bible Study on Tuesdays in the St. Joseph parish hall at 10:00 a.m. during October thru November. Cost is $15.00 for the textbook. We use Stephen Binz’s incredible guidance in the best program available for ordinary people to encounter scripture in light of contemporary biblical scholarship. We start at Chapter One and study the entire text of 1 Corinthians passage by passage to the end. Questions, please contact Sr. Joyce at 330-271-2253.

Autumn Bonfire

Come on out for a fun, family event on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Men of St. Joseph cordially invite parishioners to this evening of relaxation and to enjoy some Christian rock & secular music around a fire. Hot dogs & chips will be provided. Please bring your lawn chairs. The Remembrance Band will be entertaining from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. For more information, contact Abe Szoka at 440-223-3676.

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

BSA Troop 7575 is hosting a Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Hughes Hall. Hot prizes for the best chili! $5.00 to enter your best crockpot of chili, $1.00 per sample, $5.00 per bowl, $20.00 unlimited chili access pass. Contact Scoutmaster Jessica at 440-223-4404 with any questions.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered after Masses the weekend of Oct. 12/13: St. Joseph after 5:00 p.m. and St. Ambrose after 11:00 a.m. This sacrament (like all sacraments) is a community celebration. It is for those with sickness whether it be physically, mentally or spiritually. Anointing is not a sacrament for only those who are at the point of death, but is intended for those asking for the healing touch of Christ. Today we are all aware that tensions, fear and anxiety not only affect our mind but our body as well. Anyone wishing to receive the Sacrament of Anointing is welcome to remain after Mass for this special blessing.

Ministry Day 2019

The Diocese of Youngstown and surrounding areas will come together on Ministry Day to be renewed and energized through workshops and focus groups. This huge event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2121 Reno Drive, NE, Louisville, OH. These workshops cover all types of topics - there is something for everyone! If you are interested, there are brochures in the church vestibule or call the rectory.

Polka Mass & Dinner

On Sunday, Oct. 20, St. Edward Church, Parkman, is hosting a Polka Mass at noon and a pork chop dinner at 1:30 p.m. Price for the adult dinner/dance is $16.00. Kids are $10.00 and take out is $14.00. Dinner reservations are helpful. A polka band will be on hand for dancing. Questions and reservations, please call Marlene at 440-834-4506.

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.

Halloween Party for Adults & Children

Once again this year the Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Halloween party for the adults & children of our parishes. The frightening good time is on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the hall at St. Ambrose. Please bring a bag of candy for each child you bring so we can fill up those treat bags.

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

Help the Animals, Please!

We continue our annual collection for our four legged friends at the Animal Protective League. We will be collecting food, toys, paper products etc., during PSR, thru Oct. 20. We are asking you, the parish, to help us in this endeavor. Please bring your donations to the church vestibule during October.

Living Rosary

Sunday, Oct. 13, our PSR students will be praying the Rosary together at 9:30 a.m. at the J. A. Garfield Elementary School. Please join us!

Sunday Children’s Liturgy

Our kindergarten and first grade students will participate in a special way at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Mass and Corn Maze

The Journey students from St. Ambrose will attend the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph next Saturday, Oct. 19. After Mass they will travel to the Derthick’s Corn Maze in Mantua. Friends are welcome but they pay their own way. Parents and siblings are also encouraged to attend. Come and have fun with our youth!

Parent Meeting: First Reconciliation

Parents of children who are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year are reminded of their meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at JAG Elem. School. This meeting is mandatory.

Journey Pancake Breakfast

Journey is hosting a Halloween pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the church hall at St. Ambrose. Prices are: adults $6.00, seniors & children under twelve $4.00, and family $16.00. The group is trying to raise funds for their many social activities and service projects.

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