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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

Ministry of Care: Prayer Request

Ministry of Care was started by Vi McCarty and has been part of our St. Ambrose family for decades. If you have a prayer request or would like to become a St. Ambrose prayer warrior, please email your information to ministryofprayersa@gmail.com. Prayer requests will be sent to members at the beginning of each month via email in the form of an attached letter. For prayers needed in between the monthly letter you can simply send your request to the same email, and all members who are on the email chain will receive it. If you do not have access to email, you can contact the rectory to request a copy to be mailed to you. For other questions please feel free to contact co-chairs Betsy Dunn 330-719-2657 or Judy Macek 330-398- 5000.

Mass Broadcasts

Guide for Television Viewing:

  • WJW-TV FOX8 airs Mass each week on Sunday at 6:00 a.m.
  • WUAB-TV 43.1 My Network airs Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
  • WGN America airs Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. (Spectrum Cable channels 13, 218, 1218), (AT&T U-Verse channels 180,1180); Cox Communications Cable (channel 45)

Guide for Radio & Audio Listening:

  • WINT-1330AM airs Mass each week on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
  • WCCR - 1260AM airs Mass each week on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Online Mass & Prayer Opportunities:

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The Silver Rose

Cals The Silver Rose was crafted of pure Sterling Silver in 1960 as a tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who appeared to St. Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Mexico on Dec. 9, 1531. It travels around North America annually (beginning in Canada in March) and always ends up in Mexico for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. Your Knights of Columbus Council has arranged for the Silver Rose to be on display at St. Ambrose on Friday, July 31 with a special 6:00 p.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Ed. Please join us!

Chicken Dinner Festival Cancelled

Sorry this has taken so long to get this decided but we were holding onto any hope possible that we could have some form of a chicken dinner in 2020. Fr. Ed feels the best option at this point is to outright cancel any plans on having an event. He is, however, open to us possibly having some sort of fundraiser in the fall. As we all start the comeback to attending Mass, I feel we may get together as a group to discuss options or at the very least start game planning for 2021.

Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat, One-Day Retreat for Engaged Couples

On the following Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for $65.00 per couple:

  • August 1, 2020 at St. Columba Cathedral Hall, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
  • September 19, 2020 at St. Columba Cathedral Hall, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
  • October 24, 2020 at St. Columba Cathedral Hall, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503

  • Brochures or on-line registration may be found on the diocesan website at www.doy.org (click the “Ministries” tab and click on “Pro-Life, Marriage & Family Life”), or call 330-744-8451 ext. 272 or contact dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org.

    Dispensation To Attend Mass Continues

    The Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Youngstown and all other Catholics in the diocese and especially those who are sick, or at high risk of becoming sick continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice.

    Summer Office Hours

    Parish Office hours for the summer are: Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You are still encouraged to conduct any business by phone or mail and are asked to use the mailbox ONLY AFTER HOURS to drop off your contribution.

    Face Masks

    Although the Diocesan Directives and Guidelines do not mandate the wearing of masks while attending Mass, it is strongly encouraged that everyone please try to do so (unless you have a condition that prevents you from wearing a mask).

    Safe Environment Protocols

    As we continue our efforts to continue to provide a safe environment for worship you are kindly reminded of the following:

  • When finding your seat for Mass, please move into the center of the row so that others can fill in the same row without having to pass by.
  • Remember to keep a safe-distance between you and the person in front of you when coming forward for Holy Communion.
  • Please remove your face covering before receiving Holy Communion to ensure proper reverence and avoid the possibility of dropping the host.

  • Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience! Together help us maintain a safe environment for all attending.

    Local Sunday Mass on the Web and TV

    The weekend Vigil Mass from Immaculate Conception, Ravenna, can be viewed live online Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., or "on demand" Sunday and during the week, at https://www.nwntv.com, courtesy of Nightwine Productions, Rootstown. If the video says "Stream Unavailable" or remains blank, please try again later. Also: Sunday Mass from Cleveland Diocese is broadcast on Fox TV 8 each Sunday at 6:00 a.m. Cox Communications Cable subscribers can view Sunday Mass on channel 45 each week at 11:30 a.m.

    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
    you sacramentally,
    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.

    Letter from Father Ed
    Current Guidelines for the Parish

    A Prayer During Times of a Pandemic

    PSR & Youth Ministry

    PSR and Journey Registration

    Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Journey (grades 9 to12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form. Please call the rectory to request a registration form and it will be mailed to you. 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 4 by Sept. 30.)

    Help Wanted

    Our Parish School of Religion (PSR Program) is looking for individuals to help during the 2020- 2021 school year. We are in need of teachers and aides to help educate our young people each Sunday. Please keep in mind that you do not need to be a theologian to help. We also need help with Journey (Youth Ministry Program). The only requirement is a passion for our Faith, and a desire to pass on that Faith to our children: If you are interested in assisting, please contact Sue Pickett at the rectory (330-527-4105) or on her cell (330-204- 5568) for further information.

    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