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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!