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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. Michael Community

St. AmbroseSt. 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!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Those enrolled in the R.C.I.A. will meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 4:30 pm in the rectory.

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Please make every effort to start your Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) by attending Mass (SA) at 9:00 am. God is the Giver of all gifts. Please spend a few moments in prayer, giving thanks to God for all his blessings, especially the gift of his Son in the Holy Eucharist.

Advent Reconciliation Services
Our Advent Communal Penance Service at St. Ambrose will be on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the church. The Portage County Deanery will be holding two Advent Communal Reconciliation Services at the following locations:
• December 15th at Kent Newman Center in Kent.
• December 16th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora.
All Commnal Penance services begin at 7:00 pm.

CCD and Youth Ministry News
  • CCD and Youth Ministry - No classes Nov. 29. Classes resume Sunday, Dec. 6.
  • "Friends Of Melana" - The Social Action Committee and our CCD program are again sponsoring a collection of new, small stuffed animals to be distributed to nearby children's hospitals this Christmas. Animals can be brought to CCD from Nov. 1 through Dec. 13 or placed under the "Giving Tree" in the church vestibule. This project is in memory of Melana Matson.
  • Pennies From Heaven - This year, as in the past, we will be collecting "pennies" to purchase gift baskets for our St. Ambrose homebound parishioners. We will be collecting money from Nov. 1 through Dec. 13. We are requesting that each child donate one dollar. This will total over $100.00 and we can purchase some very nice gifts. Please be generous.

Is Advent On Your List For Christmas?
Join Matthew Kelly and six other influential Catholic voices of our time on a life-changing journey through Best Advent Ever - Rediscover Mercy. Each day you will receive an inspirational email with a short video, words of encouragement, or spiritual coaching that will help you rediscover God's great mercy. This program is simple and FREE! To sign up visit BestAdvent Ever.com. Questions contact Melani at 330-357-6377.

Giving Tree
The giving tree is in the vestibule of our church. When taking a tag from the tree, please write your name and the number of the tag chosen (on the form on the counter) to help us keep track of the gift tags. Please return the wrapped gift with the tag attached no later than Sunday, Dec.13.

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert
The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this very popular concert.

Youth Choir
Any child second grade and older is welcome to join the Youth Choir. There will be three rehearsals before the Dec. 6 Christmas Concert on Nov. 19, Nov. 23 and Dec. 3 at St. Ambrose from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please come and join us with your "singing" voices!

Sister Parish
In your Nov./Dec. contribution packets, there will be a specially marked envelope for those who wish to make a monetary donation to our brothers and sisters at our "sister parish" in El Salvador, San Rafael. You can be assured that whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated and will help further the mission of the Church in one of the poorest areas of our world.

Knights of Columbus News & Activities

K of C Council 11801 Fundraiser
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 specified date. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule.
Download & Print:  Cals Flyer

Breakfast with Santa at St. Ambrose
The men of the Knights of Columbus are once again hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10:00 am at the church hall. Please bring a non perishable item for the food shelf.

Veteran's Gift Bag Donations
Please support the Knights of Columbus Pope Piux XII Annual Veteran's Christmas Dinner! We need your help filling gift bags for the Veterans. This year we are in need of combs, brushes, pens and chapstick. Please help show our Veteran's our appreciation for their service. Please have all items in by Dec. 6. Collection boxes are in the church vestibule! Thanks in advance

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 Knights of Columbus meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Michael hall.

+ +  Check the bulletin for other K of C activities and events + +
St. MichaelSt. 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.

New Chair Lift
A huge thank you goes out to St. Michael Ladies Guild for purchasing and the installation of a chair lift for the church hall. The hall is now handicapped accessible. May God continue to bless our Ladies Guild.

Annual Christmas Party at St. Michael
Please join us for St. Michael's Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 5! Catered Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Live DJ & Dancing at 7:30 p.m. We will have a Chinese Auction and other fun games and prizes! Please RSVP by Nov. 21, 2015 to Tricia 330-326-1230 or Karen 330-326-2972. Also if you have any items you would like to donate for the Chinese Auction please get them to Karen or Tricia. Thanks in advance for your continued support of St. Michael Church!!

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).
Bulletin Sponsors Support Businesses Who Sponsor our Weekly Bulletin
Let them know you saw their ad in the Bulletin and you appreciate their support.
"Sounds of the Season"
The Hiram Community Chorus Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 in Hayden Hall at Hiram College. There are several St. Ambrose church members in the chorus!.

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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