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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.

Altar Servers Needed

If you are in the 4th grade or above (adult) and have received First Communion and are interested in being a server please call the rectory.

St. Ambrose Gear

Order forms are available in the back of the church for St. Ambrose t-shirts, hoodies and other A-men Gear. Please leave your order and payment in the envelope near the samples, or drop it off at the rectory. Contact Marie Elium for questions at 330-322-8561, eliums4@gmai.com.

St. Joseph’s Summer Festival - Randolph

… will be held on July 13, 14, and 15. Festival hours are Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Pathway of Hope - Family Picnic - Windham

The Salvation Army is sponsoring a family picnic on Saturday, July 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH. For ticket information call 330-326-6133.

St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair - Mantua

… will be held on July 20, 21 and 22. Festival hours are Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 10:00 p.m.

Italian-American Heritage Festival - Warren

...will be held on August 9, 10, 11, 12 at the Downtown Courthouse Square, Warren, Ohio. Italian outdoor Mass will be held on August 12 at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.warrenitalianfestival.com.

Steak Fry!

Once again, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 18, in the church hall. Stay tuned for more information, but plan on a great evening of fun. Mark your calendars!

Chicken Dinner/Car Show

SS. Edward and Lucy Parish will be hosting a chicken dinner/ car show on Sunday, August 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center Street, Parkman, OH.

Joint Parish Picnic

Plan now to attend our annual parish picnic to be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Parishioners are asked to please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. There will be fun and games for children and adults. Mark your calendars!!

Walking In the Footsteps of Fr. McGivney

The Portage County Chapter of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a trip “Walking in the Footsteps of Father Michael J. McGivney,” the founder of the Knights of Columbus, from September 1-5. Bus departs from Ravenna traveling to Bar Harbor, Maine and New Haven, Connecticut. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, founded by Fr. McGivney. Following Mass a tour of the Knights of Columbus Museum, free time in Bar Harbor, Maine and a stop at the Turning Stone Casino in New York which we will be given a $30 casino bonus. Limited availability! For more information call David Bender at 330-388-9305.

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.

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

PSR and Youth Ministry Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to 12) 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.

Youth Ministry Hosts Blood Drive

As in the past our youth group will be hosting the blood drive on Thursday, July 19. We need youth group volunteers to help out and make this drive successful. Please call Mrs. Kable at 330-719- 7115 if you would like to volunteer.

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.