Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

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

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

On Line Giving
Instructions

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.

Eat, Pray, Give: Lenten Fridays

Week two of Eat, Pray and Give will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the hall this Friday, Feb. 23, with a meat-free pizza and salad meal. Following the meal we will be praying "Mary's Way of the Cross" (the Stations of the Cross from Mother Mary's perspective) and accepting monetary donations for Rachel's Vineyard which provides healing of abortion related spiritual and emotional trauma. Come experience this Lenten journey, and bring the children! It’s pizza!!

Best Lent Ever

Don't forget to sign up for Dynamic Catholics Best Lent Ever videos starting Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. This year the daily short videos will be based on the book gifted to you by St. Ambrose at Christmas: Perfectly Yourself. Just follow this link to sign up. You'll be glad you did! https://dynamiccatholic.com/ bestlentever.

The Light Is On For You

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation/ Confessions at St. Ambrose on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church.

Position Open for Coordinator of Religious Education

St. Ambrose parish seeks to hire a part-time coordinator of religious education. Applicants will oversee faith formation for grades preschool through twelve, sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, become familiar with the Youngstown Diocese Directory for Catechesis, and be familiar with both educational and catechetical processes. This job requires a flexible schedule and hours, ability to work weekends and, occasionally, evenings. The ideal applicant will posses excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive communication among students, parents, other staff members, the pastor and pastoral council and the James. A. Garfield school system. Proven success in administration, efficiency and other managerial qualifications are important considerations. A detailed job description is available upon request.

St. Ambrose K of C Steak Fry

The best way to chase away the winter blues is with a summer cookout, right? So come on down to the St. Ambrose K of C "Summer Steak Fry in February" next Saturday, Feb. 24, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15/ person or $25/couple ($50/family max.) and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.

Annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its annual men’s conference at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (2121 Reno Drive, N.E. Louisville OH 44641) on Saturday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bishop George Murry, S.J., will celebrate the closing Mass. Confessions will be offered during the day. Spouses and families are invited to the closing Mass at 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.cmfdoy.org for more information.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner/Dance

On Sunday, April 22, we will once again have a dinner/dance for all adult men and women who volunteered in any capacity throughout the past year at St. Ambrose parish. The dinner will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua (State Rte. 44) at 5:00 p.m. Social Hour begins at 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendars!

Women's Renewal

The Annual Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 19-20, 2018 at Camp Asbury in Hiram.

Youngstown Vocations Support Society

If you are interested in joining the Youngstown Vocations Support Society (formerly Serra Club of Youngstown), please attend a dinner or business meeting for more information. If you have any questions, contact President Joe Nudo at 330-758- 4467 or rjnudo@yahoo.com. Your prayers for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and membership in and support of the organization and its various events, will help to promote vocations in the Diocese of Youngstown.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Children's Liturgy

The sixth grade PSR students will be participating at the 5:00 p.m. liturgy Saturday, Feb. 17.

Malley Fundraiser

Our PSR students are selling Malley candy bars and taking orders for candies and nuts attractively packaged for Easter gift-giving. Please call the rectory at 330-527-4105 to order or see a PSR student. Order forms are due by Feb 25.

Lenten Food Drive

Again, Grades K thru 8 will be collecting canned goods and paper products from Feb. 18 thru March 25 for the food cupboard. Students should bring items to PSR.

PSR and Youth Ministry Fees

The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. Fees can be paid anytime during regular PSR or Youth Ministry hours.

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

Bike Blessing Planning Meeting

A planning meeting For the Bike Blessing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Michael Church Hall. Please note that the success of the Bike Blessing is dependent upon YOUR HELP!! As this event has grown (approximately 800 motorcycles last year) our need for help BEFORE, DURING and AFTER has increased! We also need picnic sides (salads - tossed, potato and macaroni & desserts - cookies, cupcakes and brownies), pop and water. We NEED volunteers to assist in many areas. Please join us as we begin planning our 12th Annual Bike Blessing coming up on April 29. Contact Tess Crofford with any questions at 330-978-1160.

St. Patrick’s Day Raffle/Dinner/Dance

St. Michael will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Raffle/Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. We will also have a Reverse Raffle and a 50/50! It will be BYOB. Cost is $30 for one entry / one dinner or $50 for one entry / two dinners. Only 74 entries for the raffle will be sold. ADVANCED SALES ONLY! RSVP by March 5 to Tricia at 330- 326-1230, Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tess at 330-978-1160.

2018 Offering Envelopes

The 2018 church envelopes for use by the parishioners are in the back of the church at St. Michael. If you need envelopes, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.

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.