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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.

59th Annual Chicken Dinner Festival

Next weekend, June 23/24, we will host our 59th Annual Chicken Dinner Festival. Dinners will be served on Saturday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12.00 (adult) and $7.00 (child). If you did not get a chance to sign up to volunteer to work the festival, please do so before leaving Mass today.

Pre-sale Chicken Dinner Tickets

Tickets for our delicious chicken dinner are now on sale at a discounted price after mass. Prices are: adult $11.00 and child $6:00. Please be sure to purchase enough for all of your out-of-town guests. Let us do the cooking – purchase enough tickets for meals for your whole family for both days of the festival weekend.

Festival Set-up

A lot of help is needed in setting up for our festival. We will set up all the tents and booths this Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. we will haul the tables and chairs from Mantua. On Friday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. we will set up the tables and chairs and do all of those last minute details that need to be done. Can you help us out...even if it is for an hour or so? Please consider doing your part to make it a great success.

Get to the Point

Youth group is planning a chartered bus trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, June 19. We will meet at St. Ambrose at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. Please call 330-527-4105 for more information.

Chinese Auction

Items for the Chinese Auction are needed and may be dropped off at the rectory. We ask that all items be new. We are in need of crafts, homemade items, or donations of a special service (e.g., one free haircut, gift certificate, etc.)

Take It….Bake It

Did you know that we need at least 600 pies for our Chicken Dinner Festival? The pie tins are available for you to take home. What can I bring? Homemade pies from scratch, frozen pies bought at the store and baked at home, or pies simply bought at the store in the bakery section. Also, sugar free and gluten free desserts are needed.

2018 Garrettsville Christmas Walk

St. Ambrose is once again participating in the Garrettsville Christmas walk and is asking for your talents and help. As before, we will be decorating inside the Church and maybe some of the outside grounds for this event. We also will be serving lunches for both of the three day weekends; November 2, 3 & 4 and November 9, 10 & 11. Mr. Ron Stoner will be chairing this committee and would appreciate anyone interested in helping and bringing your talents. The first committee meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. This is another great event for us to show off our beautiful village parish.

The Friends of Melana Run/Walk

FoM The Friends of Melana Foundation is hosting the Eighth Annual 5k & 1mile fun run/walk on Sunday, June 24. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. in downtown G’ville. All proceeds from this event go towards research for children’s brain cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at the age of nine. Register online at www.goopherarun.com or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. under the tent at St. Ambrose Church. For more information call Norm Fashing at 330-903-6763. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, PO Box 204, Garrettsville, OH 44231.

High School Graduating Seniors

The annual Knights of Columbus Higher Education Scholarship will be chosen this summer. This scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating senior in this year’s class, based on registered status of your family within St. Ambrose parish and a regular attendee of the Youth Group. The scholarship will be used for any higher education that you pursue and will be distributed after a successful fall semester. Applications and guidelines are in the vestibule.

School Supply Drive

Catholic Charities of Portage County is asking for donations of school supplies for area children who are in need. If you would like to donate items, please bring them with you to Mass any weekend between now and Sunday, July 29. Items needed are: pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, notebook paper, binders, folders, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, glue sticks, lunch boxes, pencil boxes, book covers, book bags, etc. On behalf of the many children who will be helped by your generosity…thank you and God bless you.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Get to the Point

Youth group is planning a chartered bus trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, June 19. We will meet at St. Ambrose at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. The cost of the trip is $62.00 for students and adults which includes both the price of the ticket ($42.00) and the price of the bus ($20.00). Please call 330-527-4105 for more information or to sign up.

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.

Help Wanted

PSR is in need of two catechists/co-catechists or aides for the coming school year. We need two catechists for grade one. Volunteers must be fingerprinted and take a two hour child protection class. For more information please call Jackie at 330-527-4105.

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

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.