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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.

Fostering A More Vibrant Church

As of July 24, 2019 Father John Jerek, Vicar of Clergy, sent official notice that Bishop Murry has appointed Father Ed Stafford pastor of St. Ambrose, Garrettsville and St. Michael, Windham, effective August 15, 2019. Father Stafford will also continue to serve as pastor of St. Joseph in Mantua. As outlined in the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese, St. Michael will become an oratory (church building not used for weekend Mass, but is available for feast day celebrations, weddings, funerals, and other prayer opportunities as determined by the local pastor). Per diocesan regulations, Masses will be adjusted so that the pastor is limited to three regularly scheduled weekend Masses. Please keep Father Stafford and these parishes in your prayers during this time of transition. Click here to view the new mass schedule.

75th Anniversary Picnic/Celebration

Please join our fellow parishioners, on Sunday, Sept. 29, immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Celebration for a Picnic and Celebration of our Parish Family! We will have lunch in the hall and outside (weather permitting) for everyone! In addition to lunch, there will be a dessert contest ---- please enter your best dessert and share with parishioners!! We are requesting dessert donations even if you are not entering the contest! We will also have a 50/50 raffle! There will be games for all ages and a lot of fun and socializing!! Plan to attend to celebrate our 75th anniversary AND our Awesome Parish Family!!!!

A & R Rummage Sale Items Needed!

We know you have been cleaning and decluttering and getting a lot of items ready for the rummage sale in October….but please wait until after the parish picnic to bring your donations to the garage for the rummage sale. This will allow us better access to move the tables and chairs out of the garage and then back in after the picnic. Thank you!

Coffee and Donuts

There will be a coffee and donut social after the 11:00 a.m. Mass Sunday, Sept. 15, to welcome back the Hiram College students and to meet and congratulate our PSR and Youth Ministry catechists. Plan on joining us!

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser

The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Cal’s Restaurant in Garrettsville on Sept. 14, 15, 18, & 19. Flyers are available in the vestibule.

Bloodmobile - American Red Cross

On Thursday, Sept. 19, 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.

Faith & Family Festival

The annual Faith & Family Festival has enjoyed great cooperation from various parishes, schools, diocesan offices, Walsh University, Living Bread Radio, Knights of Columbus, and others and would welcome additional collaboration from all dedicated to strengthen families in our Church and society. The Faith & Family Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the variety of ministries and services offered to families. The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life, in collaboration with Walsh University, welcomes your participation to plan our Tenth Annual Faith & Family Festival to take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, on the West Quad of the Walsh University Campus, beginning with Mass. Our most recent Faith & Family Festival this past September was our largest ever, with over 700 people in attendance. To learn more about how you or your group can take part in the Faith & Family Festival contact Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext.272 or dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org

Bingo Needs Help

The bingo program at St. Ambrose is in DESPERATE need of workers. We need kitchen help, we need cashiers, and we need people to work the floor. None of these jobs are hard but we need someone who is committed to helping out once a month on a regular basis. If you can commit to one night a month (or more if you can), please contact the rectory at 330-527-4105.

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 2019 on Sunday, Oct. 22, 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 2019 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.

Husband & Wife Get Away!

Many husbands and wives seem to be "married" to their career, TV, phones, sports, or their children. Re-examine your married lifestyle and your priorities and rediscover the newly-weds you once were by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Our fall Weekend will be held in Solon at the Homewood Suites Hotel on October 11-13. For more information call 330- 305-9963 or apply www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org. Space is limited!

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR & Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.

Catechetical Sunday

Next Sunday, Sept. 15, 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. The 2019 theme is “Stay With Us.” 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.

Youth Ministry Car Wash

Journey (St. Ambrose Youth Ministry) will be holding a fundraiser car wash with picnic lunch starting at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose next Sunday, Sept. 22, weather permitting. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Volunteers Needed

Youth Ministry program is asking for volunteers to help with various activities and projects. If you would be willing to assist our young people, please call Sue 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