Lenten Fridays at St. Ambrose & St. Joseph
Each Friday of Lent we will have morning Mass at 8:00 a.m. (SA), 3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (SJ) and in the evening we will begin with a personal quiet prayer time at 6:30 p.m. until Stations or Divine Mercy Chaplet at 7:00 p.m. (SA).
- February 19, Stations of the Cross
- February 26, Divine Mercy Chaplet
- March 5, Stations of the Cross
- March 12, Divine Mercy Chaplet
- March 19, Stations of the Cross
- March 26, Divine Mercy Chaplet
Eat, Pray and Give: Lenten Fridays
Friday, March 5, we continue our 2021 “Eat, Pray & Give”; in a COVID cautious way. Join us for silent adoration at 6:30 p.m. and/or come for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted for a local charitable cause. Though we are unable to have a shared meal, one lucky worshiper will receive a $25 gift card for a local restaurant to “EAT” at your convenience. Wash your hands, wear your masks, and join us six feet apart for this beautiful and spiritual devotion.
In the month of March St. Ambrose Music Ministry 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. Drawing for February will be Sunday, Feb. 28 after Mass!
St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Avenue, NW, Champion, is sponsoring a Lenten meal every Friday, Feb. 12 thru March 26, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Drive-Thru/Carry-Out only! Fish Dinners are $12.00 which include choice of baked or fried fish (2 pieces), three sides (French fries, coleslaw and macaroni & cheese), tartar sauce and a surprise dessert. Place orders near the kitchen entrance and pick-up at the entrance of the Church.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SS. Cyril & Methodius Church), 175 Laird NE, Warren is sponsoring a pierogy sale on Friday, Feb. 26. Two varieties will be offered: potato and sweet cabbage. The cost is $6.00/doz. Haluski (cabbage and noodles) $3.75 a quart bag. Advanced orders can be placed by calling 330-393- 0781 on Monday and Tuesday. Please leave name and number with order or it will not be filled. Pick up Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Bowling
St. Ambrose Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Family Bowling Party on Sunday, April 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley, Gville. Everyone gets free pizza, pop, shoe rental and two games. Just let Joanne Biltz 330-718-0668 or Laura Blohm 330-367-9095 know by April 4 if you plan to attend. Masks and social distancing is the way we roll!
Marriage Preparation Retreat Day
The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat days for engaged couples will be held this Saturday, March 6 at St. Columba Cathedral Hall, Youngstown, and April 10 in the hall at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton. Reservations are required. Social distancing protocols will be followed. Registration information may be found at www.doy.org; go to the “Ministries” drop-down menu and press on “Pro-Life, Marriage & Family Life.” For more information on these, and other opportunities for marriage preparation formation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 330- 744-8451, ext.272.
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please contact Father Ed at 330-575-9105 to arrange an appointment.
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.
Face Masks Required
The Governor and the Ohio Health Department have mandated that people in all public gathering areas comply with the Ohio State order to wear facial covering and to maintain safe social distancing of six feet to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, all those who attend Mass or any function at St. Ambrose Church must wear a facial covering. For your own safety and the safety of your fellow parishioners, please wear your facial covering properly; covering your nose and your mouth. If you cannot wear a facial covering, you are not feeling well, or you are high risk, we ask that you please stay at home and watch a service in the safety of your own home.
Safe Environment Protocols
As we continue our efforts to continue to provide a safe environment for worship you are kindly reminded of the following:
Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience! Together help us maintain a safe environment for all attending.
Spiritual Communion via Televised or On-Line Mass
The Act of Spiritual Communion is made when circumstances
prevent one from receiving Holy Communion at Mass. The way
to make an Act of Spiritual Communion is listed below and can
be adapted based upon personal and family needs:
1. Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the sign of the cross.
2. Watch Mass on television or on-line, or if unable, take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. Scripture readings can be found at www.usccb.org. A schedule of televised Mass is available at www.doy.org under Media tab.
3. Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud.
4. Pray the Lord’s Prayer.
5. Offer a prayer for healing, strength, or forgiveness or any prayer available during the coronavirus pandemic. If viewing Mass, offer a prayer during the normal time of Communion.
6. Close with the sign of the cross.
Prayer For Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire
to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
PSR & Youth Ministry
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.
Parents, please come to the rectory to pick up the new Gospel Weeklies for your PSR child. Catechists, please remember to stop at the rectory for your new teachers guides. The office hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Call the rectory at 330-527-4105 to make an appointment if you can’t come between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thank You.
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!