In the month of September the St. Ambrose Parish Social Life Committee 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.
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, September 7.
Bloodmobile - American Red Cross
On Thursday, Sept. 16, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Ambrose in the hall from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please consider giving the gift-of-life...donate blood.
Altar & Rosary Tent Sale, Sept. 17 & 18
Please bring your gently used, clean and usable clothing, housewares, books, good stuff to the left side of the garage between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday OR call the rectory at 330-527-4105 to arrange for the garage to be open at another time. You may also save your donations and bring to the garage on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept 16, when we will be setting up. PLEASE: no old TVs. Further information on set-up will follow. Any questions, please call Mona 330-603-0017 or Dolores 216-990-3588.
“Blessed One” with Bishop Bonnar
On Sunday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. at St. Christine Church, Youngstown (3165 S. Schenley Ave.) Bishop Bonnar will be a speaker at the “Blessed One” event presented by Men and Women United for Life and co-sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life. Other speakers include Rev. Walter Moss, author of “Why I Am a Black Pro-Life Pastor” and Tia Ciferno, director of Bella Women’s Center, Warren. A reception will follow in the Parish Center, including information displays from various local pro-life organizations. All adults and teens are encouraged to attend, including youth groups and other parish or school organizations. For more information contact Judy Welsh at 330-718-7746 or Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or firstname.lastname@example.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 2021 on Sunday, Oct. 10, 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 2021 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.
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.
Meet and Greet
Journey (Youth Ministry) will host a “Meet & Greet” cookout and games (corn hole) for all incoming/returning students for the upcoming school year on Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 5:00 p.m. on the parish grounds. Come on out and get to know each other and the Youth Ministers. Hope to see you all there - a good time will be had by everyone.
PSR and Youth Ministry Classes
On Sunday, Sept.19, we welcome back our PSR students (K8), Youth Ministry students (grades 9-12) and catechists. PSR meets in the J.A. Garfield Elementary School and Youth Ministry meets in the church hall at 9:30 a.m. May this year truly be one in which our faith life is nourished and enriched.
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students continues to be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, during the 11:00 a.m. Mass we will formally commission the catechists from our parish who teach in our PSR and Youth Ministry programs. Those who the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
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!