Presentation of the Gifts
The book for the entire 2019 year is available in the vestibule for parishioners to sign up to present the gifts of bread and wine at our weekend liturgies. If there is a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) that you would like to reserve to bring up the gifts, please be sure to sign up early. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to present our gifts at Mass. Please take a few moments and sign up.
We are in need of intentions for our weekday Masses. We are fortunate at our parish to have many dates open when you might want to remember a loved one who has died. Please contact us at the rectory to schedule your Mass. The usual stipend is $10.00.
Old Palms for Ash Wednesday Ashes
Please bring your old palms to church. On Sunday, March 3, our Youth Group will participate in a prayer service in which the palms will be burned. The ashes from the burned palms will be used on Ash Wednesday. Place palms in the basket in vestibule.
Adjust Your Sights and Find Your Pray
St. Joseph Men’s Renewal Team will be hosting a two-day gathering of men coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and with other Christian men. The weekend will be held on Feb. 16 –17 at St. Joseph Church, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Free for all men 18 years and older. Register online:http://bit.ly/SJMensRenewal or complete registration form on counter in the vestibule and return.
Dinner and Doctrine
The fourth and final gathering of Dinner and Doctrine will be this Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent, OH. This session is titled “Catholic Response” by Dr. Chis Seema from Walsh University. The tickets remain the same, $25.00 for the meal and presentation.
Knights of Columbus Steak Fry
The best way to chase away the winter blues is with a summer cook out, right? So come on down to the St. Ambrose K of C "Summer Steak Fry in February" on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the hall. Menu includes: ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks (beer and wine available for donation). Cost is $15/person, $25/ couple or $50/family maximum and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.
Ronald McDonald House – Pull Tabs
The Portage County Friends Chapter of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is collecting pull tabs from beverage/soup cans. The proceeds from these tabs go directly into the fund to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Please encourage your family and friends to save. There is a basket in the vestibule to place your pull tabs.
Worn out from the Holidays? Feeling stressed? Are you looking for a way to avoid the winter blahs? Bring some warmth and refreshed intimacy back into your marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Winter dates: Feb. 15-17 at the Hartville Comfort Suites. Info: www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org or call 330-305-9963.
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 on Saturday, March 23. Please visit www.cmfdoy.org for more information.
The Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 4-5 at Camp Asbury.
PSR & Youth Ministry
Confirmation classes will be held at JAG Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room PD1. All candidates and their sponsors are required to attend. The remaining schedule is: Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. Confirmation will be held on April 6 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral.
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. If you have not paid them please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!
Once again, beginning Feb. 3, 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!
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.
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
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!