Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Sunday: 11:00am
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 2:00pm

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 Trish Danku. You can call Trish at home in the evenings at 330-802-2463 or email her at gdanku@neo.rr.com. Please put St. Ambrose Prayer Team in the subject line when you email her. 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.

Mark your Calendar!

Thanksgiving Day Liturgy (11/28): 9:00 a.m. Mass (SA) and 10:00 a.m. Communion Service (SJ)
Immaculate Conception: The obligation to attend Mass is dispensed this year.
Christmas Eve (12/24): 5:00 p.m. (SJ) and 10:00 p.m. (SA)
Christmas Day (12/25): 9:00 a.m. (SA) and 11:00 a.m. (SJ)
New Year’s Eve (12/31): 5:00 p.m. (SJ)
New Year’s Day (1/1): 10:00 a.m. (SA)

Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, during the 4:00 p.m. Mass 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 the rectory for Information and registration/eligibility forms. Candidates are to be prepared in their parishes.

Women’s Prayer and Praise

Monday night, Nov. 18, at 7:00 p.m., in the St. Ambrose Church Hall, the Prayer and Praise group will be held. All women are welcome to join in this evening of song, scripture and sharing. Hope to see you there.


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Ambrose Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:00-7:00 p.m. in the church hall. Seriously consider giving the gift of life...donate blood.

Save the Date!

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Men of St. Ambrose K of C will be having the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 14. Start making your list and checking it twice!!!

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert

The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec.15, at 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this very popular concert.

Altar & Rosary Cookbooks Are Coming

The much awaited cookbooks will be here before Christmas! Plan on purchasing several for yourself and for gifts!!!! Price will be $12.00 each and they will be sold before and after the Masses. Stay tuned for the arrival date!

Membership For The Diocesan Library

Did you know that St. Ambrose parish has a membership for the Diocesan Library? That means every parishioner, teacher, or catechist can get library resources mailed to their home FREE from the Diocesan Library. To sign up, call 330-744-8451 ext. 297 or email library@youngstowndiocese.org. You can search the library catalog online 24/7, or call for suggestions.

Giving Tree

Please grab a leaf (or two) from the Giving Tree in the vestibule. Items will help people in our parishes. Extras will go to local people in need. Please return donations by Nov. 24. Turkeys may be dropped off at the rectory. If you know a parishioner or are a parishioner who needs assistance with Thanksgiving food or Christmas gifts this holiday season, please contact the rectory at 330-527-4105. Your request will be confidential.

Christmas Gift for Married Couples

Give your spouse the gift of your time and love by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend held on Feb. 14-16, 2020 at Hampton Inn, Grove City, PA. It's the best gift you'll ever give to each other and your marriage! Here's a quote from a recent couple: "Our Marriage Encounter Weekend was without qualification the most fantastic and moving experience of our lives.” For more information please visit www.WWME.org. or call 330-305-9963.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Children’s Liturgy

Our third grade students will be participating in a special way at the 11:00 a.m. Mass Sunday, Nov. 17. All PSR students are encouraged to attend.

A Fuzzy Friend For You...

The Social Action Committee and our PSR program are again sponsoring a collection of new, average-sized stuffed animals to be distributed to nearby children’s hospitals. This project is in memory of Melana Matson as she was an avid animal collector. She went home to Jesus after suffering an incurable brain tumor. Animals can be brought to PSR from Nov.17 through Nov. 24.

PSR Nativity Play

Please save the date for the PSR Nativity Play performed by Grades K, 1, & 7. Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord on Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at JAG Elem. There will be a great performance, followed by a "Cookie Party" with coffee & milk for refreshments. If you'd like to donate a "cookie" it would be greatly appreciated!

March for Life

Journey is organizing a bus trip to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life on January 24, 2020. We will depart St. Ambrose Church on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and travel by charter bus during the night. Arriving Friday morning in D.C., we plan on attending Mass and then on to the Rally. We have seats available for those who would like to join us. The cost per person is $70.00 to cover the cost of the bus. All interested parties should contact Matt Ryser at 330- 646-7975 or Sue Pickett at 330-204-5568.

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