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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Tuesday, 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 contact the rectory at 330-527-4105, email at st_ambrose44231@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 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.

Ministry of Care

St. Ambrose Ministry of Care is in need of a coordinator. Duties include receiving prayer requests and then passing those requests on to members who will then include them in their prayers. If interested, call the rectory.


Once a month on the third Tuesday individuals are needed to say the Rosary at the Pines & Brooks House. For more information, please contact Barbara Hill at 330-569-7480.

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. 19/20. You may drop off your CLEAN and USABLE clothing and working items to the right side garage at St. Ambrose.

St. Ambrose Gear

Order forms are available in the back of the church for St. Ambrose t-shirts, hoodies and other A-men Gear. Please leave your order and payment in the envelope near the samples, or drop it off at the rectory. Contact Marie Elium for questions at 330-322-8561, eliums4@gmail.com.

Anointing of the Sick

We will celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, Oct. 6, following the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Ambrose Church. At this time we will anoint with the Church’s Holy Oil of the Infirm those of our parishes who are sick, chronically ill, infirmed by age or facing surgery.

Dinner and Doctrine

We are preparing for a new season of Dinner and Doctrine. Our first gathering will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Our first session is titled “Rabbi Jesus?” The theme for this year is “Who Do You Say I Am?” The tickets remain the same, $25.00 for the meal and presentation. Call the rectory if you would like to purchase a ticket.

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 2018 on Sunday, Oct. 21, 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 2018 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.

Halloween Party

Once again this year 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. 27, in the hall (SA) immediately following the 5:00 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass. Please bring a bag of candy for each child you bring so we can fill up those treat bags

Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Sunday, Nov. 18, 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. If you are interested, please call rectory for Information and registration/eligibility forms. Candidates are to be prepared in their parishes.

Married Couples

Back to school help! Has your relationship taken a backseat to soccer and football games? Kids are important, but your relationship is more important. Quote from recent couple: "We wanted so much more for us and our kids. There is not a shred of doubt in our minds that going on that one Weekend helped make our home warmer, more loving, and enabled us to be more nurturing to our children." Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: Nov. 9-11 at the Wingate Inn, Streetsboro. Info: 330- 305-9963 Apply: http://www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org

PSR & Youth Ministry

Help the Animals, Please!

To celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 7), 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. 7 thru Oct. 28. We are asking you, the parish, to help us in this endeavor. Please bring your donations to the church vestibule during October.
"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 will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.

Stories and Scriptures

The PSR program is currently in need of a volunteer for our “Stories and Scriptures” offered to our preschool age children. This would require just one hour per month during PSR class time (10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) Each session contains a story, a craft and a snack. Please call Sue Pickett if you are interested. 330-527-4105 (rectory) or 330-204-5568 (cell).

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.