Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 10:30am
Monday, 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 call Don Neu ( evenings) at 330-367-9262, email him at djncep@yahoo.com, or put your prayer requests in the collection basket. 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 Don.

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.

58th Annual Chicken Dinner Festival!

Welcome to our annual Chicken Dinner Festival weekend! Our delicious chicken dinners will be served on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost is only $10.00 (adult) and $6.00 (child). Besides the dinners we have all kinds of fun and activities for everyone. There is bingo, Chinese auction, games for children and adults, as well as raffles for cash, fantastic prizes and a quilt. No need to cook or look for fun elsewhere this weekend….we have it all right here at our festival! Don’t miss out!

Raffle Drawings

At the end of our festival on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., we will draw the winning tickets for the quilt, gift prizes and cash raffle. Also at this time we will draw the winning tickets for the Chinese auction items. Tickets for all items can be purchased up until the time of the drawing. Think you need just a few more chances to win? No problem! We have plenty of tickets. Just think…$1.00 can buy you a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt, a big selection of prizes or $1,500.00 in cash! Some people are going to end this weekend with some great rewards for spending just a buck. It might as well be you!

The Friends of Melana Run/Walk

Melana The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 7th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at http://www.gopherarun.com Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom Street in Garrettsville. Race starts at 9:00 a.m. Come out and help support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527- 8093 for more information.

High School Graduating Seniors

The annual Knights of Columbus Higher Education Scholarship will be chosen this summer. This scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating senior in this year’s class, based on registered status of your family within St. Ambrose parish and a regular attendee of the Youth Group. The scholarship will be used for any higher education that you pursue and will be distributed after a successful fall semester. Applications and guidelines are in the vestibule.

School Supply Drive

Catholic Charities of Portage County is asking for donations of school supplies for area children who are in need. If you would like to donate items, please bring them with you to Mass any weekend between now and Sunday, July 30. Items needed are: pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, notebook paper, binders, folders, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, glue sticks, lunch boxes, pencil boxes, book covers, book bags, etc. On behalf of the many children who will be helped by your generosity…thank you and God bless you.

Help Wanted for Funeral Luncheons

We are very fortunate at St. Ambrose to be able to provide luncheons for bereaving families immediately following the funeral of a loved one. We are in need of volunteers to serve or bake for our funeral luncheons. Please call Kathy Knerem at 330-527-4472 if you can help in any way. Thank you!

Attention Altar & Rosary Society Members

The Birthday Dinner will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Fresh Start Diner. Save this date!

PSR & Youth Ministry

PSR Wants You!!

Our religious education program is in need of a co-catechist and/or aide to help in the seventh grade. Volunteers must be able to attend a short child protection class and pass a background check. Please call Jackie at 330-719-7115 for more information.

PSR and Youth Ministry Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to 12) 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.)

Youth Ministry Hosts Blood Drive

Our youth group will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 20. We need youth group volunteers to help out and make this drive successful. Please call Mrs. Kable at 330-527-4822 or 330-527-4105 if you would like to volunteer.

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

Fall “Special” Bingo

St. Michael is having their Fall “Special” Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 15. Games start at 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Save this date!

Hall Rental

If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact Barry Cree (330-326-2420) or Karen Olson (330-326-2972).

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.