Mark Your Calendar!
Immaculate Conception (12/8): 8:00 a.m. Mass (SA) and
7:00 p.m. Mass at (SJ). PLEASE NOTE CHANGE
OF TIME FOR THE CHURCHES!
Christmas Eve (12/24): 5:00 p.m. (SJ) and 10:00 p.m. (SA)
Christmas Day (12/25): 9:00 a.m. (SJ) and 11:00 a.m. (SA)
(NO SATURDAY Vigil Mass for Feast of Holy Family)
Feast of Holy Family (12/26): 9:00 a.m. (SJ) and 11:00 a.m. (SA)
New Year’s Eve/Day (01/01/22) Not a Holy Day of Obligation
Holy Day of Obligation
This Wednesday, Dec. 8, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. In the Catholic Church, holy days of obligation are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment. The Holy Days of Obligation are: January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the Solemnity of the Ascension, August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 25, the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Whenever January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is set aside. Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception are: 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Ambrose and 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph.
St. Ambrose Christmas Concert
The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec.12, at 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this very popular concert
What Are You Doing On Tuesday Nights? Come play bingo with us in the church hall at St. Ambrose and support our parish’s programs. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Regular bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Your first packet (good for all evening with nine cards per game) is only $13.00. Each additional packet is only $3.00 more! Jackpots begin at $400.00 and 48 numbers, and adds one number and $15.00 each week. Each regular bingo game pays $25.00. Next Bingo will be held on December 7.
Different groups of the Parish Family of St. Ambrose sponsor a monthly 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5 and will be sold after Mass (or contact the rectory). The drawing will be held on the last day of the month and the prize is 1/2 of all donations received. Raffle benefits the Social Action Committee for the month of December.
People Tree Coats for Kids & Adults
Lightly worn coats may be dropped off at Deluxe Cleaners, 8050 Elm Street, Garrettsville to be cleaned for free. Clean coats will then be passed out at the Faith Evangelist Free Church, 10585 Windham Parkman Road, Garrettsville on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15.
Help Wanted for Funeral Luncheons
We are very fortunate at our parish to be able to provide luncheons for bereaving families immediately following the funeral of a loved one. This caring service is part of our Bereavement Ministry. We are in great need for more people to help with the luncheons. If you can help out, even occasionally, with funeral luncheons, please give Sue Pickett a call at 330- 204-5568. Thank you for reaching out to others in their time of grief and sorrow
Are You Registered?
To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active. To register, call the rectory at 330-527- 4105. One way to show you are active means to use your weekly contribution envelopes. That way, the computer will not deactivate you.
PSR & Youth Ministry
The Story of Christmas
This year’s PSR pageant, Keep Christ in Christmas will be Sunday, Dec. 19 at 9:45 a.m. in the JAG Elementary School gym. The program features our 7th and 1st graders and will be followed by a short reception. Everyone is invited to attend.
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.
The 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!