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Welcome .
..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 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.

Eucharistic Exposition
Please note that we will not have any Eucharistic Exposition this week.

Mass Intentions
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, September 7, and Youth Ministry begins on Sunday, September 21.

  • 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).

  • 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.

Steak Fry!
Once again, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 23, in the church hall. Stay tuned for more information, but plan on a great evening of steak, door prizes, cash bar, music and maybe some 50/50!

High School Graduating Seniors of 2014
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 and will need to be returned by Sunday, August 17.

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 Sunday, August 10.

Casino Bus Trip
The Parish Social Life committee is planning a bus trip on Wednesday, August 13, to The Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, Ohio. We will depart at 8:30 am and return at approximately 5:30 pm. The cost is $20.00 per person with a $15.00 voucher for free slot play!! Beverages, snacks on the bus and driver tip are all included. Contact Matt or Amy Ryser at 330-527-2575 or email to rysers@yahoo.com with questions or to reserve a seat. Remember that a photo ID is required in order to redeem your free voucher.

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.

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.

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.

Liturgical Ministers
….are needed over the summer at St. Michael at the 9:00 am. Mass Please contact Deb Horner at either 330-931-9657 or debwileyhorner@yahoo.com if you would be willing to commit to serving three or four times over the summer.

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.

Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop 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.

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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