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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. 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!

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 when we will celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. If you or someone you know may be interested in being involved, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.

2016 Mass Book
The 2016 Mass book is now open. There are still Mass openings for weekday Masses for 2015.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • CCD & Youth Ministry resume on Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 am.
  • CCD and Youth Ministry Registration - Any student wishing to attend CCD (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to12) 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 four by September 30.)

Joint Parish Picnic
Plan now to attend our annual parish picnic to be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 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.

Senior Citizens Day Out
The Social Life Committee invites all senior citizens to come to St. Ambrose church hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm for a social afternoon. Play cards, dominos, games or just visit and relax. Questions please call 330-326- 2812 or 713-598-2721.

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser
K of C
On selected weekends, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Streetsboro and Cal's restaurant in Garrettsville. The program benefits the K of C/Charles Abraham Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Check the bulletin for dates, and then download and print a copy of the approriate flyer and present it to the restaurant.
Download & Print:        Ruby Tuesday Flier        Cals Flier

Steak Fry!
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 22, right after 5:00 pm Mass in the church hall. Menu includes: ribeye steak, baked potato, vegetable, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks (beer and wine available for donation). Cost is $15/person or $25/couple and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards. Reservations will be taken after all Masses August 1-2, or contact Bob May (kofc11801@outlook.com).

High School Graduating Seniors of 2015
The annual Knights of Columbus Higher Education Scholarship will be chosen this summer. This scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating senior in this year's class, based on registered status of your family within St. Ambrose parish and a regular attendee of the Youth Group. The scholarship will be used for any higher education that you pursue and will be distributed after a successful fall semester. Applications and guidelines are in the vestibule. Applications need to be returned by Sunday, August 16.

K of C Memorial Mass - St. Joseph Mantua

The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus have been invited by our Brothers at St. Joseph Mantua to a Memorial Mass for deceased Knights August 14 at 7:30 pm.   Please RSVP to Bob May (kofc11801@outlook.com) as soon as possible.

School Supply Drive
Catholic Charities of Portage County is asking for donations of school supplies for area children who are in need. If you would like to donate items, please bring them with you to Mass by August 2. We will make sure that they are delivered to the agency for distribution. Items needed are: pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, notebook paper, binders, folders, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, glue sticks, lunch boxes, pencil boxes, book covers, book bags, etc. Thank you!

Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic
The St. Ambrose Evangelization team will be hosting a discussion group based on the Matthew Kelly book Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings, August 5 and August 12 at 6:30 pm in the memorial courtyard (weather permitting). In the event of bad weather, we will meet in the church hall. This book was distributed to parishioners at our Christmas masses. If you did not receive a book and would like to be part of the discussion group or to place your reservation, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.

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.

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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