The Parish School of Religion (formerly CCD) ministers to children in grades kindergarten through eight. Through formal catechesis, community building, service, and worship, the goal of the PSR program is promoting Catholic and parish identity among all its children of catechetical age. PSR meets on Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:45 am, from September through April in the James A. Garfield Elementary School.
Through liturgy, prayer, formal catechesis, service and community building, our youth in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to participate in the life of the church and live their lives as disciples of Jesus. St. Ambrose Youth Ministry meets on Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:45 am, from September through April in the church hall.
Rite of Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A. - R.C.I.C.)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a formation process for adults, 18 years of age and older, who wish to become Catholic. The R.C.I.C. is for children in the third grade and older who have not been baptized or celebrated their first Eucharist.
Sessions begin in the fall of each year, and are held in the rectory or church hall for learning, faith sharing and fellowship. The culmination of these programs is at the Easter Vigil, when we 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. or R.C.I.C., please contact the parish office.
Adult Education provides classes, workshops and information about diocesan opportunities according to the needs and interests of the adults of the parish. A variety of parish programs are planned to lead people to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, their relationship with God and to live the gospel message to its fullest.