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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. 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.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • Youth Ministry will meet at the J. A. Garfield Elementary School Sunday, Nov. 23, at 10:00 am.
  • "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. 2 through Dec. 7 or placed under the Giving Tree in the church vestibule from Nov. 16 through Dec. 7.
  • Pennies from Heaven - This year, as in the past, we will be collecting pennies from Nov. 2 through Dec. 7 to purchase gift baskets for our St. Ambrose homebound parishioners. 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.

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Ambrose will be at 9:00 am.

Christmas Ca$h
Christmas Ca$h raffle tTickets are sold at a cost of $10.00 each or six for $50.00. Beginning on Dec. 1st one ticket will be drawn each day. Tickets drawn Monday through Saturday win $50.00 daily; tickets drawn on Sundays win $100.00; and the winning ticket drawn on Christmas day wins $500.00! Winning tickets will be placed back into the drum for chances to win every day of December through the 25th. The funds generated through this raffle help defray the cost of the many social functions we have at our parish. Please be sure to pick up your envelope and purchase or sell as many tickets as possible. They may be returned anytime before Dec 1st.

Thanksgiving Giving Tree
On Nov. 7, the Thanksgiving Tree will be put up in the vestibule of St. Ambrose and adorned with leaf tags stating food items that will help provide a Thanksgiving meal to individuals or families experiencing financial difficulty this holiday season. If you are able to donate, please choose a leaf and return the item (with leaf attached) to the tree by Sunday, Nov. 23. If you are experiencing financial difficulty and can benefit from this outreach, please do not hesitate to call Fr. Steve.

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert
The annual St. Ambrose Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6:00 pm. Mark your calendars!

Save These Dates!
The First Annual Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 16-17, 2015 at Camp Asbury in Hiram. The renewal team will be hosting an Italian dinner at St. Ambrose hall on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 to raise funds for this event. Presale tickets will be available. More details coming soon.

Breakfast with Santa at St. Ambrose
The Knights of Columbus are once again hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10:00 am at the St. Ambrose church hall. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food shelf.

Help with Funeral Luncheons
When we have funerals at St. Ambrose, a luncheon for the families is provided. We are looking for occasional help to serve the lunch, set up and or clean up afterward. If this doesn't fit your schedule, providing desserts for the family would also be appreciated. We would like to have a list of people for when this time comes up. This is NOT a big time commitment, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aggie Moore at 330- 801-3640 (voice or text).

Sister Parish, San Rafael
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7:00 pm in the church hall our parish welcomes Fr. Edward Brienz, director of missions and the propagation of faith for our diocese. We will discuss ideas to personalize and strengthen our relationship with our sister parish San Rafael, of Chaletenango El Salvador and begin planning a mission trip. Please plan to attend if you have questions, ideas, or are interested in helping in any way regarding this important missionary outreach.

Veteran's Gift Bag Donations
The Pope Pius XII Assembly needs your help. They are looking for donations for their Annual Veteran's Christmas Party. We need your help in filling the gift bags! Items needed: puzzle books, decks of playing cards, combs and gripper footie (colors that could be worn by men and women). We need all donations to be placed in the marked boxes in the vestibule by Sunday, Dec. 7. Thanks in advance!

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.

A Bingo "Free Space" at St. Michael
Because Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday there will be no Bingo November 27. Bingo will resume on Thursday, December. 4.

Pastoral Council
Members of the Pastoral Council will meet Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:00 pm in the church hall.

Christmas and New Years Parties
St. Michael's Church is hosting a dinner/dance on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the church hall. Buffet dinner will be at 6.30 pm and dancing at 7:30 pm. The price per person is $15.00. Please call Karen at 330-326-2972, Tricia at 330-326-1230 or Tess at 330-898-3254 for reservations by Nov. 23. There will also be a Chinese Auction with the proceeds to benefit the St. Michael Ladies Guild.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 - Ring in the New Year with St. Michael Dinner/Dance.

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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