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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 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.
Winter Mass Schedule Our winter Mass schedule will begin on Sunday, September 7. Masses on Sunday morning will be at 9:00 am at St. Michael, and 11:15 am at St. Ambrose. Saturday Vigil Mass remains at 5:00 pm at St. Ambrose.
We are always in need of weekday Mass intentions. If there is a loved one you would like remembered in a special way at our weekday Masses, please contact us at the rectory at 330-527- 4105. The stipend is $10.00.
CCD and Youth Ministry News
CCD & Youth Ministry - CCD begins on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the JAG Elementary School at 10:00 am, and Youth Ministry begins on Sunday, Sept. 21 in the church hall at 10:00 am. The fee for CCD and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. Please note the fee increase for students.
CCD and Youth Ministry Registration - Any student wishing to attend CCD in September (preschool-grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9- 12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form found in the church vestibule. Place the registration form in the collection basket, drop it off at the rectory, or mail it to the church. Please include a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate (preschoolers must be age 4 by September 30).
NOTE: Diocesan Policy requires that all students be actively enrolled in religious education classes TWO YEARS PRIOR to celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation) and attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (Mass).
Confirmation - All eighth and ninth grade (and above) students who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist and have completed eight years of religious instruction are eligible to receive this sacrament. Letters have been mailed. If you did not receive a letter and you believe your child is eligible, please call Mrs. Kable at 330-719-7115.
Joint Parish Picnic Plan now to attend our annual parish picnic to be held on Sunday, September 7, at 1:00 pm at St. Michael Church. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Parishioners are asked to please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. There will be fun and games for children and adults.
Hiram College Students We welcome the students of Hiram College who may be joining us at Mass. May the academic year before you be filled with much wisdom and grace. On Sunday, Sept. 21, we will have coffee and donuts after the 11:15 Sunday Mass to officially welcome the men and women of Hiram College.
We are reforming the hand-bell choir and need eleven members who can read music. Don’t wait for someone else to volunteer. Be the one who signs up! St. Ambrose Church is fortunate to have a 41/2 octave set of newly refurbished hand-bells and we hope to be back for Christmas this year. Call Jean Marvin at 440-548-3371 if interested.
O.K. Chorale Sign-up The O.K. (Only Kids) Chorale is looking for boys and girls ages seven to eighteen. Re-choir-ments are the ability to read, a sense of rhythm, and loving to sing. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. The sign-up sheet is in the vestibule. For questions call Jean Marvin at 440-548-3371. The first rehearsal is on Thursday, Sept. 11.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration The Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring its second Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration for the year 2014 on Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Canton. Diocesan couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over, wedding anniversaries in 2014 will be honored at this celebration. Couples are encouraged to register for this event by contacting the parish office.
Diocese of Youngstown 2014 Survey Questionnaire The Diocese of Youngstown has engaged in a General Assembly from August-November 2014. Our call to new evangelization and the continuing demands of reconfiguration are always before us. In an effort to hear from Catholics throughout the diocese, you are invited to complete the survey found by logging on to www.doy.org and click on "The New Evangelization," or pick up a copy in the vestibule after mass this weekend. Please take the time to review and complete the survey. If you are not submitting the questionnaire on line, you can send them directly to the Office of Evangelization, Diocese of Youngstown, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503 or if you would like us to mail them for you, please give them to Fr. Steve.
Knights of Columbus • 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 + +
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.
Save these Dates -
Sunday, September 21 - Coffee and donuts in the church hall after the 9:00 am Mass to answer any questions you may have about the diocesan survey.
Saturday, October 18 - Halloween Dinner/Dance Party
Bishop Murry’s Visit On Sunday, September 14, Bishop Murry will be coming to the 9:00 am Mass to install Fr. Stephen Zeigler as pastor of St. Michael. A reception will follow in the church hall.
2015 Mass Book The 2015 Mass book is open. There are still Mass openings at St. Michael for Masses for 2014.
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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Boy Scouts of America Troop 62 (4062) of the Boy Scouts of America meets in the St. Ambrose church hall on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. The troop is located in Garrettsville Ohio and covers Garrettsville, Windham and Hiram.
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Through our baptism, we, the family of Saint
Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, are chosen and called to be the body of
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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