Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Sunday: 11:00am
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 2:00pm

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.

Mark your Calendar!

Christmas Eve (12/24): 5:00 p.m. (SJ) and 10:00 p.m. (SA)
Christmas Day (12/25): 9:00 a.m. (SA) and 11:00 a.m. (SJ)
New Year’s Eve (12/31): 5:00 p.m. (SJ)
New Year’s Day (1/1): 10:00 a.m. (SA)

Guess Who’s Coming to Town?

Breakfast with Santa is once again being hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, Dec.14, at 10:00 a.m. in the church hall (SA). All children and their parents are invited to this holiday gathering! Please bring a non-perishable item to be donated to the Food Shelf. Join the Knights and friends for breakfast, fun activities, and of course, meeting Santa!

Christmas Concert

Come let us adore Him at the St. Ambrose Christmas Choral Concert at 3:00 p.m. December 15th in the church. This festive and celestial musical performance is the perfect way to start off your Christmas.

Altar & Rosary 75th Anniversary Cookbooks!

The wonderful cookbooks are here! They will be sold for $12.00 each at St. Ambrose in the vestibule before and after Mass starting Sunday, Dec. 15. They will also be sold at St. Joseph as well! Please contact Robin at 216-403-5474 or Dolores at 216-990-3588 if you cannot be at Mass to purchase them. Please support A & R and check out the great recipes shared by parishioners and loved ones!

Christmas Eve Children’s Chorus

A children’s chorus is now forming for 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. All children in grades 112 are welcome. We will meet on Wednesdays, starting Dec. 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in classroom #2 (1st floor). No choral experience needed. If your child can not read music, that is not a problem. Just show up with a love of singing! Please call Holly Gedeon at 330-842-0622 if you are interested in having your child be a part of this wonderful tradition or if you have any questions!

Parish Social Life Committee

Parish Social Life Committee plans, prepares and participates in social events, receptions and other activities for the parish (Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Parish Picnic, Halloween Party, Family Bowling, Catechetical Sunday, Easter Vigil reception, Christmas Cash and Casino trips). Dolores Minisall's second term is up, and a new committee chairman is needed for next year. If you or your family are interested in heading up this fun and fulfilling committee, please contact the rectory or Dolores directly at 216-990-3588 with any questions.

New Year’s Eve Reverse Raffle

The Sisterhood of St Joseph will be hosting a New Year's Eve Reverse Raffle at St. Joseph's Hughes Hall. Enjoy a buffet dinner, open bar, dancing, a champagne toast at midnight, and a chance to win $1,000. Sideboards and other raffles will be available. The dinner includes garlic and herb top round, balsamic grilled chicken, pasta primavera, and parmesan roasted asparagus. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Church and St. Ambrose Church ($10.00 of every ticket sold to a parishioner of St. Ambrose will be donated to that parish). Tickets are $75.00 per couple so bring a loved one or friend (singles will be paired up to share ticket expense). Please contact any member of The Sisterhood of St. Joseph or Jay D'Aurelio at 330-569-8156 for tickets or more information.

Christmas Gift for Married Couples

Give your spouse the gift of your time and love by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend held on Feb. 14-16, 2020 at Hampton Inn, Grove City, PA. It's the best gift you'll ever give to each other and your marriage! Here's a quote from a recent couple: "Our Marriage Encounter Weekend was without qualification the most fantastic and moving experience of our lives.” For more information please visit www.WWME.org. or call 330-305-9963.

Membership For The Diocesan Library

Did you know that St. Ambrose parish has a membership for the Diocesan Library? That means every parishioner, teacher, or catechist can get library resources mailed to their home FREE from the Diocesan Library. To sign up, call 330-744-8451 ext. 297 or email library@youngstowndiocese.org. You can search the library catalog online 24/7, or call for suggestions.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Holiday Break

There will be no PSR or Youth Ministry on Sunday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 29. Classes resume on Jan. 5.

March for Life

Journey is organizing a bus trip to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life on January 24, 2020. We will depart St. Ambrose Church on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and travel by charter bus during the night. Arriving Friday morning in D.C., we plan on attending Mass and then on to the Rally. We have seats available for those who would like to join us. The cost per person is $70.00 to cover the cost of the bus. All interested parties should contact Matt Ryser at 330- 646-7975 or Sue Pickett at 330-204-5568.

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