St. Ambrose currently has a part time employment opportunity for a maintenance person. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Fr. Steve at the rectory at 330-527- 4105.
Summer Mass Schedule
Our summer Mass schedule will begin on Sunday, June 2. Masses on Sunday will be at 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael and will remain at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday at St. Ambrose. The Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Ambrose remains at 5:00 p.m.
Bloodmobile - American Red Cross
This Thursday, May 16, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Ambrose in the church hall from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Please consider giving the gift-of-life...donate blood.
St. Ambrose Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Family Bowling Party on Sunday, May 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley, G’ville. Everyone gets free pizza, pop, shoe rental and two games. Even if you don’t bowl, it’s a great way to socialize with other parishioners. Please call Dolores at 216-990-3588 or Kathryn at 330-569-3454 or sign-up in the vestibule with your reservation.
Anointing of the Sick
We will celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. 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.
Celebrate Our History
Saturday, June 8, 2019, St. Ambrose will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of our parish! The festivities will begin at a special celebratory Mass at 5:00 p.m. Please join us for this special Mass which will include beautiful music and hymns provided by our wonderful choir under the direction of Tess Motz! Come to see the exquisitely decorated sanctuary and join in with our brothers and sisters as we set into motion the rejoicings of a delightful evening. After the Mass we will travel to Roby Lee’s Restaurant in Newton Falls for a magnificent dinner and dancing. This dinner/dance is for those who are 21 and over. We will start at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers and drinks, followed by a dinner, desserts and a DJ for dancing the night away. St. Ambrose Parish is picking up the tab for your dinner and also for an “open bar” for the first hour (6:30 –7:30). Please plan on joining us for an evening of reminiscing, fellowship, fun and festivities, the more the merrier!
Mark Your Calendars
Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Chicken Dinner Festival, scheduled for June 29-30.
There are festival sign-up sheets available in the vestibule. Someone from the Festival Committee will be contacting you to discuss what time might work best for you to work the festival. As you know, it takes many volunteers to make our Chicken Dinner Festival a success. Please volunteer to help out!
Items for the Chinese Auction are needed and may be dropped off at the rectory. We ask that all items be new. We are in need of crafts, homemade items, or donations of a special service (e.g., one free haircut, gift certificate, etc.)
Wow! That’s a lot of dessert!
Did you know that we need at least 600 pies for our Chicken Dinner Festival? What can I bring? Homemade pies from scratch, frozen pies bought at the store and baked at home, or pies simply bought at the store in the bakery section. We
Night to Honor Mary
The Annual Night to Honor Mary Prayer Service will be held on Friday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. All are invited to this service to honor our Blessed Mother. The service will include scripture readings, a homily, hymns and recitation of the rosary.
The Office of Marriage and Family Ministry, Diocese of Youngstown, will be sponsoring two Wedding Anniversary Celebrations honoring couples who will observe their 25th, 40th, 50th and over, wedding anniversary in 2019. The celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. You must make reservations in advance for this event by contacting your parish office before May 1. Another celebration will be offered again in October.
The Friends of Melana Run/Walk
The Friends of Melana Foundation is hosting the Ninth Annual 5k & 1mile fun run/walk on Sunday, June 30. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. in downtown G’ville. All proceeds from this event go towards research for children’s brain cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at the age of nine. Register online at www.gopherarun.com or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. under the tent at St. Ambrose Church. For more information call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, PO Box 204, Garrettsville, OH 44231.
Ronald McDonald House – Pull Tabs
The Portage County Friends Chapter of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is collecting pull tabs from beverage/soup cans. The proceeds from these tabs go directly into the fund to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Please encourage your family and friends to save. There is a basket in the vestibule to place your pull tabs.
PSR & Youth Ministry
Malley’s Candy Sale
All monies were due on April 14. If you still owe candy money it can be turned in this weekend (collection basket or rectory).
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.
We are currently in need of two catechists for our 4th grade, one for 5th grade and two for our 6th grade students in PSR. If you would like to share your love of God and your Catholic faith with our young men and women, who will become the future of our parish, please prayerfully consider volunteering on Sunday mornings. We have a great support system, materials, supplies, and wonderful youth who are ready to soak in the teachings of our Lord. If you have any questions please call the rectory or Sue Pickett for more information.
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!