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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 4:00pm

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.

Sister Parish

In your Nov./Dec. contribution packets, there is a specially marked envelope for those who wish to make a monetary donation to our brothers and sisters at our "sister parish" in El Salvador, San Rafael. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated and will help further the mission of the Church in one of the poorest areas of our world.

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve -- 5:00 pm (St. Ambrose)
Christmas Day -- 8:30 am (St. Ambrose)
Christmas Day -- 9:00 am (St. Michael)
Christmas Day -- 11:15 am (St. Ambrose)

R.C.I.A. & R.C.I.C.

Classes meet Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the rectory. See the bulletin for schedule changes.

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert

The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this very popular concert. You won't want to miss it!

REHEARSAL: Saturday, December 17, 10:00 am at St, Ambrose.

Attention All Students Grades 2-12

Do you like to sing? Are you excited for the Christmas season? Come join us on Tuesdays: Dec. 6, 13, and 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the church choir loft. We will be singing for the Christmas Concert on Sunday Dec. 18 at 3:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Tess Motz at (330)325-2448.

The Giving Season

Grab a rectangular gift tag from our Christmas Giving Tree, record the card number on the sheet in the vestibule, and return your wrapped tagged gift(s) by Dec. 11. Gifts for round gift tags should be returned no later than Dec. 18. Thanks for your generosity!

Giving Tree

Throughout November we will be collecting fresh or canned goods for the holiday. If you know a parishioner or are a parishioner who needs assistance with Thanksgiving food or Christmas gifts this holiday season, please contact the rectory. Your request will be confidential.

Veteran's Gift Bag Donations

Please support the Knights of Columbus Pope Pius XII Annual Veteran's Christmas Dinner! We need help filling gift bags for the veterans! This year we are in need of tissue packets, chapstick, toothpaste, combs, and puzzle books! Please help show our veterans appreciation for their service. Please have all items in by Sunday, Dec. 11. Collection boxes are in the church vestibule. Thank you for your help again this year!

Peterson Nuts

The 2017 Women's Renewal Team will be selling Peterson Nuts after all the Masses weekends thru Nov. 19/20. Start your Christmas shopping early!!

Save the Date

CRHP Women's Renewal Team will be hosting their Third Annual Italian Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Ambrose Church hall. Please join us for lasagna, socializing and a silent auction.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Need the perfect gift for your spouse this Christmas? Better than power tools or jewelry…better than a romantic dinner… even better than a cruise…give your spouse the gift of your time and love by taking him/her on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held in Hudson at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center on Feb. 17-19. Applications/further info available online: www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org or call 330-305-9963. Call today and make your good marriage a great marriage!

Looking for a New Year's Eve Party?

The Women's Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus is planning a New Year's Eve/Reverse Raffle party on Saturday, December 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets, available through Jay D'Aurelio (330-569-8156), cost $65/couple, $50/ single, and includes appetizers, raffle, dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. All proceeds go towards a new roof for St. Joseph Church.

Live Nativity

The Women's Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus is presenting a drive-through Live Nativity on St. Joseph Church grounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16, 17 and 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Participants include Scouts, 4H members, PSR students, members of the Women's K of C Auxiliary, and members of St. Joseph Parish. Come join us in caroling, celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, and have a cup of hot chocolate to keep warm. Admission is a donation of $5.00 per car load and non-perishable food items are also appreciated. Proceeds from this event will help with church repairs. To volunteer or for more details, please contact Kathy Paroff 616-723- 3091.

PSR & Youth Ministry

CCD Christmas Program

Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birthday of Jesus at our annual Christmas program next Sunday, Dec. 18. Students in grades K, 1, and 7 offer this gift of the Christmas spirit to you. Coffee and cookies at 10:00 am, program at 10:15 am, at the J.A.G. Elem. School on State Route 88.

"Friends Of Melana"

The Social Action Committee and our PSR program are sponsoring a collection of new, small stuffed animals to be distributed to nearby children's hospitals this Christmas. Please leave original tag on animal. Animals can be brought to PSR from today, Nov. 6 through Dec. 11 or placed under the "Giving Tree" in the church vestibule. This project is in memory of Melana Matson.

Pennies From Heaven

PSR will be collecting "pennies" to purchase gift baskets for our St. Ambrose homebound parishioners from Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. We are requesting that each child donate one dollar. This will total over $100.00 and we can purchase some very nice gifts. Please be generous!

K of C

Knights of Columbus

Breakfast with Santa at St. Ambrose

The Knights of Columbus are once again hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 starting at 10:00 am at the St. Ambrose church hall. Please bring a non perishable item for the food shelf.

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

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.

Check the latest bulletin for changes to meeting times or location.

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

Annual Christmas Party

St. Michael Ladies Guild is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be a catered buffet dinner at 6:30 pm with a DJ & dancing at 7:30 pm. We will also have a Chinese Auction and other fun games & prizes! Proceeds benefit the St. Michael's Ladies Guild. All are welcome! Please feel free to bring your favorite adult beverage to enjoy!! Ticket pricing only: $30 per couple/$15 per person. Please RSVP by Nov. 21, Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-898-3254.

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).