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St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 4:00pm

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.

Position Open

St. Ambrose currently has a part time employment opportunity for a maintenance person. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Fr. Steve at the rectory at 330-527- 4105.

Summer Mass Schedule

Our current Mass schedule continues throughout the summer. Masses on Sunday will be at 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael and will remain at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday at St. Ambrose. The Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Ambrose remains at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Our History

Saturday, June 8, 2019, St. Ambrose will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of our parish! The festivities will begin at a special celebratory Mass at 5:00 p.m. Please join us for this special Mass which will include beautiful music and hymns provided by our wonderful choir under the direction of Tess Motz! Come to see the exquisitely decorated sanctuary and join in with our brothers and sisters as we set into motion the rejoicings of a delightful evening. After the Mass we will travel to Roby Lee’s Restaurant in Newton Falls for a magnificent dinner and dancing. This dinner/dance is for those who are 21 and over. We will start at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers and drinks, followed by a dinner, desserts and a DJ for dancing the night away. St. Ambrose Parish is picking up the tab for your dinner and also for an “open bar” for the first hour (6:30 –7:30). Please plan on joining us for an evening of reminiscing, fellowship, fun and festivities, the more the merrier!

Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Chicken Dinner Festival, scheduled for June 29-30.

St Ambrose Wants You!

You mean you haven’t yet signed up for a weekend of food and fun? You haven’t signed up to work with old friends and meet new ones? You haven’t signed up to work our festival weekend? Don’t miss out on the fun! It takes many volunteers to make our annual Chicken Dinner Festival a success … and we need you! The volunteer sign-up sheets are in the vestibule. Please consider helping out by signing up to work, even if it is for a few hours, during our festival weekend, June 29-30.

Chinese Auction

Items for the Chinese Auction are needed and may be dropped off at the rectory. We ask that all items be new. We are in need of crafts, homemade items, or donations of a special service (e.g., one free haircut, gift certificate, etc.)

Wow! That’s a lot of dessert!

Did you know that we need at least 600 pies for our Chicken Dinner Festival? What can I bring? Homemade pies from scratch, frozen pies bought at the store and baked at home, or pies simply bought at the store in the bakery section. We

The Friends of Melana Run/Walk

The Friends of Melana Foundation is hosting the Ninth Annual 5k & 1mile fun run/walk on Sunday, June 30. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. in downtown G’ville. All proceeds from this event go towards research for children’s brain cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at the age of nine. Register online at www.gopherarun.com or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. under the tent at St. Ambrose Church. For more information call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, PO Box 204, Garrettsville, OH 44231.

Ronald McDonald House – Pull Tabs

The Portage County Friends Chapter of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is collecting pull tabs from beverage/soup cans. The proceeds from these tabs go directly into the fund to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Please encourage your family and friends to save. There is a basket in the vestibule to place your pull tabs.

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR and Youth Ministry Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form found in the church vestibule. 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 four by September 30.

Catechists Needed

We are currently in need of two catechists for our 4th grade, one for 5th grade and two for our 6th grade students in PSR. If you would like to share your love of God and your Catholic faith with our young men and women, who will become the future of our parish, please prayerfully consider volunteering on Sunday mornings. We have a great support system, materials, supplies, and wonderful youth who are ready to soak in the teachings of our Lord. If you have any questions please call the rectory or Sue Pickett for more 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

Mass Times
Sunday: 9:00am
Tuesday: 9:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Sunday of the Month, 8:15am

Hall Rental

If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact Barry Cree (330-326-2420).

Mailing Reminder!

When sending any mail to St. Michael Church, please use the following mailing address: St. Michael Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231.