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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

Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis To celebrate the Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016) proclaimed by Pope Francis, St. Ambrose will be collecting different items each month to be donated to those in need. Please check the bulletin for designated monthly donation items. God bless you!

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!

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 Service of Memorial  and Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 3. Please join us! A reception in the church hall will follow the service. Cookies or finger foods for the reception would be appreciated.

R.C.I.A. & R.C.I.C.

Classes meet Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the rectory. See the bulletin for schedule changes.

First Step for Change

First StepCatholic Charities' top priority is emergency assistance. The First Step program provides specific emergency assistance to women and families with children ages 0-3. Please support this important "baby bottle fundraiser" that helps Catholic Charities change lives...one family at a time. Pick up a bottle in the vestibule and fill it with spare change.

Halloween Party

The Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Halloween party for the children of our parishes. The frightening good time is on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Saint Ambrose hall immediately following the 5:00 Saturday vigil Mass. Please bring a bag of candy for each child you bring so we can fill up those treat bags.

Rummage Sale/Bake Sale

It's that time of year again for the Altar & Rosary Society Rummage Sale\Bake Sale. The big sale will be Oct. 21/22. You may drop off your CLEAN and USABLE clothing and items to the garage at St. Ambrose.

Coleman Pregnancy Center
… is having a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 pm at the Grace Baptist Church, 5915 Rhodes Road, Kent, OH. How Sweet It Is...silent & live auction. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the door.

Craft Fair The Prayer

Shawl Ministry is holding a "craft fair" the weekend of Nov. 5/6 after the Masses in the vestibule of St. Ambrose Church. We will have a variety of hand made items that could be used for stocking stuffers.

St. Joseph Garden Club Christmas Boutique

The Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church (Hughes Hall) in Mantua.

Prepare for a Christmas "ADVENTure"
This Year St. Ambrose welcomes Jim Merhaut of Coaching to Connect on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 pm. Help make the Advent season a special time of preparation during this 90-minute presentation in the church. Refreshments will follow in the hall.

Thanksgiving Help
Please contact the rectory at 330-527-4105 if you or someone you know in the parish needs help with food this Thanksgiving. Throughout November we will be collecting fresh and canned goods for the holiday.

When You Care Enough…

WWME…to love the very best in your marriage, treat yourselves to a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekend is Nov. 11-13 at the Clarion Conference Center in Hudson. Applications for a Marriage Encounter Weekend and further information are available online at GreatMarriagesOhio.org or call 330-305-9963.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Help the Animals Please!

We continue our annual collection for our four legged friends at the Animal Protective League. We will be collecting food, toys, paper products etc., during PSR thru Oct. 30. We are asking you, the parish, to help us in this endeavor. Please bring your donations to the church vestibule at St. Ambrose. Thank you!


Sunday, Oct. 23, our PSR students will be praying the Rosary together at 10:15 am at the J. A. Garfield Elementary School. Please join us!

Pancake Breakfast

Our Youth Group is hosting a Halloween pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm in the church hall at St. Ambrose. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and juice. Prices are adults $6.00, seniors & children under twelve $4.00, and family $16.00. The group is trying to raise funds for their many social activities and service projects.

K of C

Knights of Columbus

Fill the Truck with Food

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are teaming up with JAG Schools to "Fill the Truck with Food" in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Please bring non-perishable food items (especially items on the enclosed list for kids' programs) every weekend in October to help fill the truck parked by the chicken pits. Donations will be given to the Garrettsville Nelson Community Food Shelf. Thank you for your generosity!

Mass for Deceased Members of K of C

The Windham Knights of Columbus will be hosting their Annual Deceased Members Mass for Windham and Garrettsville at St. Michael on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m. Dinner to follow.

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

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.

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

St. Michael Ladies Guild is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be a catered buffet dinner at 6:30 pm with a DJ & dancing at 7:30 pm. We will also have a Chinese Auction and other fun games & prizes! Proceeds benefit the St. Michael's Ladies Guild. All are welcome! Please feel free to bring your favorite adult beverage to enjoy!! Ticket pricing only: $30 per couple/$15 per person. Please RSVP by Nov. 21, Tricia at 330-326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 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).