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.

St Ambrose Valentine's Reverse Raffle

The St. Ambrose Church is holding their first Reverse Raffle on Feb. 15, 2020 at Sugar Bush Golf Club -proceeds to benefit the church improvement fund. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and a catered, Prime Rib and Chicken Dinner will be provided by Eisele Catering. There will be dancing available by DJ, Jason Atkins and a cash bar. The grand prize is $1,000.00 with random numbers also winning other prizes. The cost of admission is $100.00 (no credit cards accepted) and includes two meals, and one reverse raffle number. Tickets are available and may be purchased at The Village Emporium (The Villager) on Main Street or after the 11:00 a.m. Sunday mass at St. Ambrose church. Only 74 tickets are available for purchase and the last ticket will be raffled off the night of the event. There will also be side boards, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Please note: Tickets 1-40 are available at The Villager and 41- 75 are available after the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass (SA).

Dinner and Doctrine

Our fourth gathering will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Doctrine at 7:00 p.m. at the Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent, OH. Our next speaker is Mrs. Whitney Daley. The title of her talk is “Social Justice and the Family.” She will address a “Call to Family, Community and Participation: Moving from Busyness to Intentionality”. The tickets remain the same, $25.00 for the meal and presentation. Call the rectory if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Men's Renewal Weekend at St. Joseph, Mantua

St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hosting their annual Men’s Renewal on Feb. 15 and 16 in the school building and Hughes Hall. The Men’s Renewal is a free, two-day gathering of adult Christian men (Catholic and non-Catholic) coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and other Christian men. The weekend will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and conclude with Mass on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 16. During the weekend, participants can expect time for prayer, reflection, fellowship, and food. For more information about this event, please contact Chuck (216-544- 7332) or Steve (216-867-4944), or email MenOfStJosephMantua@gmail.com. Be sure to visit https://stjosephmantua.com/ men-of-st-joseph for more details including links to an online registration form (http://bit.ly/SJMR2020) and videos about the experience.

Knights of Columbus Steak Fry

Save this date - Saturday, March 7. It's never too early to start thinking about Summer, and it's never too early to imagine a fabulous steak grilled to perfection by your K of C.

Help Support St. Ambrose A & R Society

The Altar & Rosary Society are selling copies of their 75th Anniversary Cookbook before and after all Masses during the month of January and will also be available at the K of C Steak Fry on March 7! Cookbooks are being sold for $12.00 each.

Parish Social Life Committee

Parish Social Life Committee plans, prepares and participates in social events, receptions and other activities for the parish (Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Parish Picnic, Halloween Party, Family Bowling, Catechetical Sunday, Easter Vigil reception, Christmas Cash and Casino trips). Dolores Minisall's second term is up, and a new committee chairman is needed for next year. If you or your family are interested in heading up this fun and fulfilling committee, please contact the rectory or Dolores directly at 216-990-3588 with any questions.

Marriage Encounter Weekend

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.

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.

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR and Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Journey students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. If you have not paid them please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Malley’s Chocolates!

Candy bar sales will begin Feb. 16. PSR students can pick up their candy bars at the office. Easter candy orders will begin on Feb. 16.

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