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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
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.

Holy Day - Immaculate Conception

Friday, Dec. 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Masses for this holy day of obligation will be on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m. (SA) and Friday, Dec. 8, at 9:00 a.m. (SM).

The Giving Season

Grab a gift tag from our Christmas Giving Tree, record the card number on the sheet in the vestibule, and return your wrapped, tagged gift(s) by the date on the card.

Guess Who’s Coming to Town?

Breakfast with Santa is once again being hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the church hall (SA). All children and their parents are invited to this holiday gathering where there will be food, fun and a visit from Santa himself.

Live Nativity

Nativity The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus #3766 is presenting their second drive-through Live Nativity on St. Joseph Church grounds 9 on Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, join in the caroling, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. A freewill donation of cash or non-perishable food items for the 4C’s will be accepted. Proceeds from this event will help our church with interior repairs. To volunteer or for more details, please contact Kathy Paroff at 616-723-3091.

Eucharist Minister’s Workshop

Attention Ministers of the Eucharist and anyone interested in becoming a Eucharist Minister. There will be a workshop on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m. in the church. If at all possible please plan on attending. The workshop won’t last more than an hour.

Communal Penance Service & Confessions

The Portage County Deanery will be holding one Advent Communal Penance Service on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Confessions will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. here at St. Ambrose Church.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this very popular concert. You won’t want to miss this! It is certain to FILL you with the spirit and joy of the season.

Christmas Ca$h

Again this year we are having a Christmas Ca$h raffle! Tickets are sold at a cost of $10.00 each or six for $50.00. The funds generated through this raffle will help defray the cost of the many social functions we have at our parish here at St. Ambrose. Please be sure to pick up your envelope and purchase or sell as many tickets as possible.

Christmas Ca$h Winners

The daily drawing will begin Friday, Dec. 1 and runs through Christmas day, when the winning ticket will win $500.00. Because the bulletin is sent out early in the week to the company who prints it, we will publish the winners of each week in the following week’s bulletin.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Friends Of Melana

The Social Action Committee and our PSR program are again sponsoring a collection of new, small stuffed animals to be distributed to nearby children’s hospitals this Christmas. Please leave original tag on animal. Animals can be brought to PSR from Nov. 5 through Dec. 17 or placed under the “Giving Tree” in the church vestibule. This project is in memory of Melana Matson.

Stories and Scripture

Stories and Scripture for preschoolers continues Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the elementary school.

PSR Christmas Program

Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birthday of Jesus at our annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 17.

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.