In the month of July the Youth Ministry (Journey) is holding the 50/50 drawing to be held on the last day of the month. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5 and will be sold after all the Masses - the prize is half of all donations received.
What are you doing on Tuesday nights?
Come play bingo with us in the church hall and support our parish’s PSR and Youth Ministry programs. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Regular bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Your first packet (good for all evening with nine cards per game) is only $13.00. Each additional packet is only $3.00 more! Jackpots begin at $400.00 and 48 numbers, and add one number and $15.00 each week. Each regular bingo game pays $25.00. Delicious food is available throughout the evening. Come and see how much fun you can have playing bingo with friends! Next Bingo will be held on Tuesday, August 3.
“Faith Alive” for Friday July 16 at St. Ambrose!
The Lord promises us His protection, guidance and assistance. Did you know that He often uses Heavenly Messengers to provide these for us? Come join the Worship Committee Friday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the church and be blessed by learning more about our Guardian Angel, and how these mighty armies of warriors are always at our side. “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11
Ox Roast Fair (St. Joseph, Mantua)
Last year was a tough year for all of us, but we made it. St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hitting the ground running with the Ox Roast Fair, which is being held on July 16, 17 & 18. They’ll have a few changes this year and maybe some last minute changes as the Diocese of Youngstown and the Governor of Ohio progress through this pandemic. At this time they are able to have their fair, as all other communities. All recommended guidelines will be followed. Health and safety are their biggest concern. The 57th Ox Roast Fair has plenty of fun to keep the whole family entertained including: a wide variety of Fair food favorites; live entertainment in three locations; Friday night fireworks; Saturday morning 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk; Sunday Blessing of the Bikes; an assortment of rides, games, contests & giveaways; over $20,000.00 in main raffle prizes & hourly progressive drawings each day plus several specialty raffles, souvenir T-shirts & mugs; tractor, truck & semi pulls; trade booths; casino games with instant bingo; security; handicap accessibility; clean grounds and much, much more! For more information, please check out St. Joseph’s website www.stjosephmantua.com/ox-roast-fair, find them on Facebook (St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair), or contact the parish office at 330-274-2253 or email@example.com.
Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat Day
The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat day for engaged couples will be held July 31 in the social hall at St. Columba Cathedral. Reservations are required. Social distancing protocols will be followed. Registration information may be found at www.doy.org; go to the “Ministries” drop-down menu and press on “Pro-Life, Marriage & Family Life.” For more information on these, and other opportunities for marriage preparation formation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-744-8451, ext.272.
Save the Dates (Rummage Sale) Sept. 17 & 18
Please save your gently used, clean and usable clothes, housewares, books and good stuff for a rummage sale under the tent (like we did last year)! Donations will be accepted in the garage AFTER JULY 1 (please, no earlier). Sponsored by Altar & Rosary Society and St. Ambrose parishioners. More information to follow
The Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass
In light of improving circumstances, a reduction in infections and
more people being vaccinated, Bishop David Bonnar and the
Catholic Bishops of Ohio have decided that the general
obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days is to be
reinstated this weekend June 5-6, 2021. The following revised
Directives and Guidance for Public Liturgies on Sunday and
Weekday Mass is issued for all parishes in the Diocese of
Youngstown following the latest revised directives from the CDC
and the State of Ohio.
General Considerations: Those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is compromised or ill, are exempt from attending Mass on Sunday and Holy Days as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of people. These should observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. An appropriate way to do this is through viewing a broadcast of Sunday Mass. Please note that Mass that is broadcast through various media, including live stream, is not intended as an alternative nor does it fulfill the obligation for persons who are able to gather for a Sunday celebration and other Holy Days.
Continuing Restrictions: In an effort to maintain a reasonable sense of comfort and to alleviate any undue stress or anxiety among those in attendance, the following remain in effect with the hope of their gradual reintroduction to the liturgy in the coming months as people become more comfortable.
Sign of Peace: The sign of peace is not suspended just the gesture of shaking hands. The spoken invitation to offer a sign of peace continues and those present are encouraged to bow to others and offer words of peace.
Reception of the Precious Blood: At the present time the current environment suggests that reintroducing the reception of the Precious Blood from the chalice by the assembly is not prudent. When circumstances improve, the reintroduction of the reception of the Precious Blood by the faithful will be made possible. Thank you!
Are You Registered?
To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active. To register, call the rectory at 330-527- 4105. One way to show you are active means to use your weekly contribution envelopes. That way, the computer will not deactivate you.
PSR & Youth Ministry
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.
Diocesan Policy requires that all students be actively enrolled in religious education classes TWO YEARS PRIOR to celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation) and attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (Mass).
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.
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!