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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The 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.