59th Annual Chicken Dinner Festival
Next weekend, June 23/24, we will host our 59th Annual Chicken Dinner Festival. Dinners will be served on Saturday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12.00 (adult) and $7.00 (child). If you did not get a chance to sign up to volunteer to work the festival, please do so before leaving Mass today.
Pre-sale Chicken Dinner Tickets
Tickets for our delicious chicken dinner are now on sale at a discounted price after mass. Prices are: adult $11.00 and child $6:00. Please be sure to purchase enough for all of your out-of-town guests. Let us do the cooking – purchase enough tickets for meals for your whole family for both days of the festival weekend.
A lot of help is needed in setting up for our festival. We will set up all the tents and booths this Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. we will haul the tables and chairs from Mantua. On Friday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. we will set up the tables and chairs and do all of those last minute details that need to be done. Can you help us out...even if it is for an hour or so? Please consider doing your part to make it a great success.
Get to the Point
Youth group is planning a chartered bus trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, June 19. We will meet at St. Ambrose at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. Please call 330-527-4105 for more information.
Items for the Chinese Auction are needed and may be dropped off at the rectory. We ask that all items be new. We are in need of crafts, homemade items, or donations of a special service (e.g., one free haircut, gift certificate, etc.)
Take It….Bake It
Did you know that we need at least 600 pies for our Chicken Dinner Festival? The pie tins are available for you to take home. What can I bring? Homemade pies from scratch, frozen pies bought at the store and baked at home, or pies simply bought at the store in the bakery section. Also, sugar free and gluten free desserts are needed.
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.
The Friends of Melana Run/Walk
The Friends of Melana Foundation is hosting the Eighth Annual 5k & 1mile fun run/walk on Sunday, June 24. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. in downtown G’ville. All proceeds from this event go towards research for children’s brain cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at the age of nine. Register online at www.goopherarun.com or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. under the tent at St. Ambrose Church. For more information call Norm Fashing at 330-903-6763. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, PO Box 204, Garrettsville, OH 44231.
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
Get to the Point
Youth group is planning a chartered bus trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, June 19. We will meet at St. Ambrose at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. The cost of the trip is $62.00 for students and adults which includes both the price of the ticket ($42.00) and the price of the bus ($20.00). Please call 330-527-4105 for more information or to sign up.
PSR and Youth Ministry Registration
Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to12) 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.
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.
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!