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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Tuesday, 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 contact Trish Danku. You can call Trish at home in the evenings at 330-802-2463 or email her at gdanku@neo.rr.com. Please put St. Ambrose Prayer Team in the subject line when you email her. 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 the rectory.

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.

Praying the Rosary

The Rosary is prayed at 4:25 p.m. each week before the Saturday Vigil Mass. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Light Is On For You

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation/ Confessions at St. Ambrose this Wednesday, March 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church. The Lenten Communal Penance Service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at St. Patrick (Kent) at 7:00 p.m.

Fish Dinners/Haluski Dinners

St. William Parish, 5411 Mahoning Avenue, NW, Champion, is sponsoring a Lenten meal every Friday to April 12, in the church hall from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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.

Calling All Cooks

The A & R Society is putting together a new St. Ambrose cookbook to celebrate our 75th anniversary. We would love for you to send us your favorite recipes. There will be several ways to submit your recipe. You can email them to us at stambrosecookbook2019@gmail.com. There is a form that will be located in the back of the church along with a box to put them in when you are done. Or if you wish, you can type them directly into the website at www.typensave.com - user name: stambrose - password: potato768. Please include your name and phone with all submissions that you email or write out in case we have any questions - only names will be listed in the book. All submissions need to be in by April 7. For more information or questions, please contact Robin Popek at rapop428@gmail.com or 216-403-5474.

Easter Egg Hunt

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for the young children on Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. following the youth group pancake breakfast.

Married Couples Weekend

Husband and Wife Get Away! Many husbands and wives seem to be "married" to their career, TV, phones, sports, or their children. Re-examine your married lifestyle and your priorities and rediscover the newly-weds you once were by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next area weekend is April 26 to April 28, 2019 at the Homewood Suites, Solon. For more information call 330-305-9963 or apply www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org

Women’s Renewal

The Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 4-5 at Camp Asbury.

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.

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR Lenten Food Drive

Grades K thru 8 are collecting canned goods and paper products until April 10 for the food cupboards. Students should bring items to PSR. The class collecting the largest number of items per person will celebrate with breakfast at McDonald’s.

Malley’s Fundraiser

Our PSR students are selling Malley candy bars in five varieties plus taking orders for all types of candies and nuts, attractively packaged for holiday gift giving. If you would like to purchase any candy, please contact a PSR student or call the rectory at 330-527-4105. Order forms are due by Sunday, March 31.

Pass It Forward

Over 100 children and young people, preschool through grade 12, will sign up this fall to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. You can help them learn and grow by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation. With classes offered Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., you will find that this fits your schedule easily. As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! As one long-time catechist put it, “I learn so much from the children!” We provide you with textbooks and an instructor’s manual, as well as supplies and support. Classes begin on Sept. 8. If interested or for more information, please contact Sue Pickett at 330-527-4105 (rectory) or 330-204-5568 (cell).

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

Bike Blessing and Picnic

Our annual Bike Blessing at St. Michael is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. The success of the Bike Blessing is dependent upon your help!! As this event has grown (approximately 800 motorcycles last year), our need for help BEFORE, DURING and AFTER has increased! We also need picnic sides (salads - tossed, potato and macaroni & desserts - cookies, cupcakes and brownies), pop and water. We need volunteers to assist in many areas. Contact Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-978-1160.

Hall Rental

If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact Barry Cree (330-326-2420).

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.