Welcome to the Catholic Community of
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 of Obligation

On Wednesday, November 1, is the feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of obligation. Masses will be at 9:00 a.m. (SM) and 7:00 p.m. (SA) All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on this day.

New Parish Directory!

Family pictures for our new parish directory will be taken on Nov. 1, 2, 3, & 4. Mark your calendars NOW for an opportunity to get a family picture at no cost!

The Nuts Are Back!!

The women of the 2018 renewal team are once again selling Peterson's Nuts after masses at St. Ambrose and St. Michael from 10/28/17 thru 11/18/17, just in time for your holiday table or gifting. Your contribution to our fund raiser helps pay for women attending our CRHP renewal weekend on May 19-20, 2018

Family Bingo

All adults and children are welcome to a fun evening of Family Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 11, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the hall at St. Ambrose. Each card is only a nickel. There will be prizes and a lot of fun as usual. This is a potluck so please bring a dish to share. Sponsored by Parish Social Life Committee.

Save the Date!

Santa is coming! The men of St. Ambrose K of Co will be sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Book of Remembrance

In the vestibule is the “Book of Remembrance” where parishioners are invited to write in the names of loved ones who have died. This book will remain in the vestibule throughout the month of October and will then be processed into the church at our “Mass of Remembrance” on Thursday, Nov.16. The “Book of Remembrance” will then remain in the sanctuary during the month of November.

Mass of Remembrance

Our annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ambrose Church. Please plan to attend this moving and beautiful liturgy as we gather and pray in memory of our loved ones who have died. During the liturgy the names of our deceased loved ones will be read while a candle is lit in their memory. A reception in the church hall will follow the liturgy. Cookies or finger foods for the reception would be appreciated. .

St. Joseph Garden Club Christmas Boutique

The 33rd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique will be held on Sunday, Nov 12. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church (Hughes Hall) in Mantua. For more information, please call Marlene at 330-274-8145.

Stories and Scripture

Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 12, St. Ambrose parish is launching a new program for preschoolers and their parents, grandparents, or other caregivers. These once-a-month sessions, using popular children’s stories, provide a way to connect the stories that children love with the world of our Catholic faith. Sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the JAG Elementary School. All preschoolers are invited accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.

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.

Bell Ringers Needed

No! You don’t have to stand outside in the cold and ring a bell for money! The St. Ambrose Bell Choir is short a couple of ringers. A bell choir requires faithful members. Just one bell note missing makes a difference in recognizing the song or not! We are practicing on Thursdays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church (where it’s warm). Please give Tess a call if interested in joining the bell choir at 330-325-2448.

Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Columba Cathedral. This is a special opportunity for parishioners age 18 or older who have not received the sacrament to join with other adults of the diocese. Information and registration/eligibility forms will be mailed in September to all parishes. Candidates are to be prepared in their parishes.

Marriage Encounter

Watching your figure over the holidays so that you don't get out of shape? Keep your marriage fit and trim by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend held at the Wingate Inn, Streetsboro. Some space is still available for the Nov. 10-12 weekend. For more information call 330-305-9963 or visit http://Greatmarriagesohio.org

Wedding Anniversary Celebration

The Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring its second Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration for the year 2017 on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist Church, Canton. Diocesan couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over, wedding anniversaries in 2017 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Help the Animals, Please!

To celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4), our PSR students are being asked to donate items to the APL in Ravenna. We will be collecting food, toys, paper products etc., during PSR, from Oct. 1 thru Oct. 29. We are asking you, the parish, to help us in this endeavor. Please bring your donations to the church vestibule during October. Thank you! "All creatures on earth love, suffer and die as we do, and therefore they are equally with us works of the almighty Creator--our brethren." St. Francis of Assisi

PSR and Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. Fees can be paid anytime during regular PSR or Youth Ministry hours.

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

Annual Christmas Party

Please join us for the St. Michael’s Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 2. Catered Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Live DJ & Dancing at 7:30 p.m. The price per person is $15.00. We will have a Chinese Auction and other fun games and prizes! Please RSVP by Nov. 20 to Tricia 330-326-1230, Karen 330-326-2972 or Tess 330-898- 3254.

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.