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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
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. 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.

Holy Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016)
To celebrate the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, St. Ambrose will be collecting different items each month to be donated to those in need. During the month of June, we will collect desserts; cake, brownie, jello, and pudding mixes. As always you, the parishioners, have been extremely generous. Thank you so much!

Corpus Christi Sunday
We will be celebrating Corpus Christi Sunday Sunday, May 29, with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 12:15 pm, Divine Mercy Chaplet at 1:30 pm, and ending with Benediction at 2:30 pm.

Summer Mass Schedule
Our summer Mass schedule begins Sunday, June 5. Sunday Masses will be at 9:00 am at St. Michael and 10:30 am at St. Ambrose. The Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Ambrose remains at 5:00 p.m.

Anointing of the Sick
We will celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 pm at St. Ambrose Church. At this time we will anoint with the Church’s Holy Oil of the Infirm those of our parishes who are sick, chronically ill, infirmed by age or facing surgery.

CCD and Youth Ministry News
  • CCD Wants You!! - Our religious education program is in need of co-catechists and/or aides to help in the following grades; kindergarten and grades 1, 3 and 5. Volunteers must be able to attend a short child protection class and pass a background check. Please call Jackie at 330-719-7115 for more information.
  • Youth Ministry Hosts Blood Drive - Our youth group will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 21. We need youth group volunteers to help out and make this drive successful. Please call Mrs. Kable at 330-527-4822 or 330-527-4105 if you would like to volunteer.
  • 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.)

Get to the Point
Youth group is planning a chartered bus trip to Cedar Point on Thursday, June 15. We will meet at St. Ambrose at 8:30 am and return at 11:30 pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us. Please call 330-527-4105 for more information or to sign up.

Rosary Rally
Please join in prayer for our country! In this Holy Year of Mercy enter through the indulgenced Holy Door! The Rosary will be said on Sunday, June 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (North East corner of East 9th and Superior, Cleveland, OH 44114). For info contact Sue Hofstetter 330-998-2017 or 440-243-1060.

The Friends of Melana Run/Walk
The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 6th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Register for the event nline at www.2016friendsofmelana5k.eventbrite.com, or the day of the event at St. Ambrose, Garrettsville. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527- 8093 for more information.

Sister Parish
In your May/June 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. May God bless you for your generosity.

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 listed dates. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule.
Download & Print:  Cals Flyer

K of C Scholarship Applications being accepted
Applications are being accepted for the yearly Knights of Columbus scholarship. 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 and will be distributed after a successful fall semester. To download guidelines and entry form (PDF), click here. Entry deadline is July 31, 2016.

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 K of C meets 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.

Spring Cleaning Raffle
St. Michael Church, Windham is conducting a Spring Cleaning Raffle. Approximate value is $400. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20. Contact Karen at 330-326-2972 or Tricia 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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