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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.

R.C.I.A. / R.C.I.C.

Meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the rectory. Please check the bulletin to confirm meeing days.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1, we begin the Church's holy season of Lent. Ashes will be distributed at 9:00 am Mass at St. Michael, and 7:00 pm Mass at St. Ambrose.
Note: There will be no Word Service at Hiram College.

Penance Services

The Lenten Communal Penance Services will be held on Monday, March 20, at University Parish Newman Center (Kent) at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, March 22, at St. Joan of Arc (Streetsboro) at 7:00 pm. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their spiritual preparation for the Solemnity of Easter.

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation/ Confessions at St. Ambrose on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the church.

Eat, Pray and Give 2017

This Lent we will gather together each Friday during Lent for a meatless light meal, pray (either Stations of the Cross or Divine Mercy Chaplet) and collect various donations in preparation for Easter. Please include this "fasting, prayer and almsgiving" opportunity to your Lenten promises:

Date Eat Pray Give
3/3 Minestrone Soup Stations of Cross Coin
3/10 Tuna/Egg Salad Divine Mercy Chaplet Canned Goods
3/17 Broccoli Soup Stations of Cross Dollars
3/24 Bread & Soup YM Stations of Cross Paper Products
3/31 Mac & Cheese Divine Mercy Chaplet Shaving Products
4/7 Pizza, Salad Divine Mercy Chaplet First Aid Products

Lenten Parish Mission

St. Ambrose Church will be hosting a Lenten Parish Mission on Sunday-Tuesday, April 2-4, at 7:00 pm in the church. Fr. John Petrikovic, OFM, Capuchin will give the Mission. Mark your calendars!

Annual Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference

Catholic Men's Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its annual men's conference at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (2121 Reno Drive, N.E. Louisville OH 44641) on Saturday, March 4, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (ages 13-21). Bishop George Murry, S.J., will celebrate the closing Mass. Confessions will be offered during the day. Spouses and families are invited to the closing Mass at 4:00 pm. Please visit www.cmfdoy.org for more information.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - Save This Date

On Saturday, April 22, we will once again have a dinner for all adult men and women who volunteered in any capacity throughout the past year at St. Ambrose parish. The dinner will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua (State Rte. 44) at 7:00 pm. Social Hour begins at 6:00 pm.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Malley Fundraiser

Beginning Feb. 19, our students will be selling Malley candy bars and taking orders for candies and nuts attractively packaged for Easter gift-giving. Please call the rectory to order or see a PSR student. Thank you!

Lenten Food Drive

Grades K thru 8 will be collecting canned goods and paper products from March 5 thru April 9 for the food cupboard. Students should bring items to PSR. The class that collects the most items per child will enjoy breakfast at McDonald's.

Parent Session: First Eucharist

Second grade parents will have their first preparation session Sunday, March 5, at 10:00 am in the elementary school. The second session will be held on Sunday, March 12, at 10:00 am These sessions are required if your child is to receive the sacraments.

Confirmation Session

All eligible students and their sponsors will have their fourth formation session Sunday, March 5, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the church hall.

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

Knights of Columbus Steak Fry

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank everyone who attended our Feb. 25 Steak Fry. We hope you enjoyed a great meal, and we appreciate all of your support! God bless you all!

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

St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance

St. Michael will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 11, at 6:00 pm in the parish hall. We will also have a Reverse Raffle and a 50/50! It will be BYOB. Cost is $30 for one entry / one dinner, or $50 for one entry / two dinners. Only 74 entries for the raffle will be sold. ADVANCED SALES ONLY! RSVP by March 5 to Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-898-3254.

New Items Needed

We are asking for new (unused) gift items for our Chinese Auction at the St. Patrick's Day Dance. If you can help, please contact Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-898-3254.

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.

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).