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..to St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Parish, Garrettsville, Ohio and St. Michael Roman Catholic Parish, Windham, Ohio. Content is updated weekly, so come back often. To send comments or questions, or to locate the church, please visit the Contact & Directions page. Thank you for
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St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose

Please support the monthly Food Bank "Brown Bag"
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!

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Tuesday, March 3, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 7:00 pm at St. Ambrose.

Communal Penance Services for Portage County
• March 19
- Immaculate Conception Parish - 7:00 pm
March 23 - Saint Joseph, Mantua - 7:00 pm
March 26 - Saint Patrick, Kent - 7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross
March 6, at 7:00 pm the Stations of the Cross will be prayed at St. Michael.

Soup and Bread Supper
St. Ambrose is hosting a soup and bread supper on Friday, March 13, in the church hall immediately following the Shadow Stations of the Cross. A variety of delicious soups, as well as an assortment of breads, will be served. A freewill offering will be taken up to be donated toward the local food shelf.

Lenten Calendars
Calendars are available in the vestibule listing the various prayer opportunities for the season of Lent as well as the schedule for confessions and Holy Week liturgies at our parishes.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • CCD Candy Sale - Our CCD students are selling Malley candy bars in three varieties plus taking orders for all types of candies. If you would like to purchase any candy, please contact a CCD student or call the rectory at 330-527-4105. Your support is greatly appreciated.
  • Lenten Food Drive - Grades K thru 8 will be collecting canned goods and paper products from Feb. 22 thru March 29 for the Nelson/ Garrettsville Community Food Cupboard. Students should bring items to CCD. The class that collects the most items per child will enjoy breakfast at McDonald's.
  • Parent Session - First Eucharist Second grade parents are reminded of their second parent preparation session on Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 am in the elementary school. These sessions are required if your child is to receive the sacraments.
  • Youth Ministry will meet Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 am in the church hall, and Sunday, March 8 at 9:30 am to go to Hattie Larlham..

Bishop's Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church
"Changing Lives...One Family at a Time" -- A heartfelt THANK YOU to those who made a commitment to the 2015 Bishop's Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church. However, we need the support of all members if we are to be successful in reaching our parish goals of $14,000.00 for St. Ambrose and $4,400.00 for St. Michael. If you have not responded to the 2015 Bishop's Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church, please do so at this time using the commitment envelopes available in the vestibule.   

Miracles of Jesus and Stations of the Cross
St. Ambrose Parish is having a special presentation of the "Miracles of Jesus" which will be performed in shadows (acted out in person, on a stage behind a large white plastic screen, with a bright light showing only their shadows), on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in the church. The shadow, "Stations of the Cross", will be performed on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 pm in the church.

Annual Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference
Catholic Men's Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its fourth annual men's conference at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, on Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. The theme for the conference is "Rise Up O Men of God, Carry Christ to the World." Advance sale tickets are $35.00 for adults and $15.00 for students. After March 8, tickets are $45.00 and $20.00. Bishop George Murry, S.J., will celebrate the closing Mass. For more information please call Jim Hammar at 330-527–2855 or visit www.cmfdoy.org.

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser
K of CThe St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Ruby Tuesday in Streetsboro March 20-22 and April 17-19. Ruby Tuesday will return 20% of your total dining receipt to the St. Ambrose Knights . The program benefits the K of C Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Simply download and print a copy of the approriate flyer and present it to the restaurant.
Download & Print:        Ruby Tuesday Flyer  

Women's Renewal
The Christ Renews His Parish St. Ambrose/St. Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 16-17, 2015 at Camp Asbury. Watch this space for an on-line registration form.

Knights of Columbus
K of C• 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 Knights of Columbus meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the St. Michael hall.

+ +  Check the bulletin for other meeting times and K of C events + +
St. Michael
St. Michael

Food Cupboard

The Windham Knights of Columbus has started an ongoing food drive through St. Michael’s Church. Canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal and peanut butter are the most needed items. However, any non-perishable items are fine. Please check the expiration date before donating. We would like to thank you for your generosity in advance.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance
St. Michael will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 14, at 6:30 pm in the parish hall. We will also have a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 drawing! We will be serving corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, salad, bread/butter, coffee, punch, and dessert! For those who prefer the "Italian" meal there will be pasta! It will be BYOB! The cost is only $15.00 per person. RSVP by March 8 to Tricia at 330-326-1230, Tess at 330-898-3254 or Karen at 330-326-2972!

Palm Sunday Dinner
Palm Sunday Dinner St. Michael Church is hosting their annual Palm Sunday Dinner on March 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. All are welcome! There will be turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts, and more. Please come and support St. Michael's Church. Adults $11.00, children 12 & under $6.00, children 5 & under are free. We are asking for donations of side dishes and desserts. We are also asking for helpers. There will be a Friday shift, two on Saturday and of course Sunday! For donations or to help please contact Tricia 330-326-1230 or Karen 330-326-2972.

We are asking for new (unused) gift items for our raffle table for the Chinese Auction at the St. Patrick's Day Dance. If you can help please contact Tricia Kendrick at 330-326-1230.

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).

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Mass Schedule
St. Ambrose
Saturday: 5:00 pm
11:15 am
September through May
Sunday: 10:30 am
June through August
Mon, Thur, Fri: 8:00 am
St. Michael
9:00 am
Tue: 9:00 am
Holy Days
See bulletin
for location
8:00 am &
7:00 pm
(St. Ambrose)
4:00 pm
(St. Michael)
8:15 am

Mission Statement

Through our baptism, we, the family of Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, are chosen and called to be the body of Christ.

As a community of faith, we gather to give thanks and praise to God through prayer, worship, and the celebration of the sacraments.

Gifted by God and guided by the Holy Spirit, we continue the mission of Jesus by sharing our faith and reaching out to others in justice, mercy, and love.

Together, we strive to grow stronger in our love for God and one another.

Ministry of Care Prayer Requests

If you have a special prayer request, please let Vi McCarty know. You can call Vi in the evenings at 330-527-4139, e-mail her at vmccarty1@ neo.rr.com, or put your prayer requests in the collection basket. Please continue to enroll friends and family members to receive prayers through the Ministry of Care. If you are interested in joining, please call Vi.

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